The page background is the tartan for County
Londonderry, Ireland. The pattern was developed for Irish expatriates by the House of
Edgar. I have picked it because I am decended* from one George
Walker D.D. (1645-1690), Rictor of Donaghmore, County Londonderry, governor of
Derry during the siege of 1689, and killed in the Battle
of Boyne while acting as the Colonel of the Derry
and Inniskillen Regiments. This branch of Walkers lived in Co.
Londonderry, Ireland from about 1570, having come from Ruddington, Nottingham,
England. His descendants emigrated in 1720 to Appoquinemink
* From what genealogical data I've been able
to uncover; it gets less certain before the ancestor who fought in
the American Revolution.
Made on a Mac.
Last Updated 17 May 2005, 5:07 PM