Walker, Thomas

Walker, Thomas

(1715–94) physician, explorer, legislator; born in King and Queen County, Va. After practicing as a doctor he became interested in seeking out new land for speculation. As chief agent for the Loyal Land Company, he led explorers into present-day Kentucky (1750–51). He served numerous terms in the Virginia House of Burgesses and represented Virginia at the Fort Stanwix Indian treaty (1768). He was a guardian for Thomas Jefferson and, as a member of the Virginia Committee of Safety (1776), took an active role in advancing the American Revolution.
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Milnsbridge BC: Richard Walker, Thomas Marsland, Roger Crowther, R Brook, Mark Atkinson, Trevor Boothroyd, Donald Crowther, Andy Oldfield, Graham Sigsworth, Mick Armitage, George Fellows, Barry Tinker, Dave Fox, Andrew Beardsall, Ian Newby, Mark Bramall, James Martin, Gary Siswick, Rob Mudd.
Subs not used: Rachubka, Dobbie, Finney, Walker, Thomas REFEREE: Lee Collins
LOUISIANA--Glenn Hanks, Mark LaBouchardiere, Lester Mitchell, Kimetha Pleasant, Kimberly Potter, Ritchie Reid, Sharonda Smith, Graham Walker, Thomas Werlich
Other students in the group were John Ajabade, Jane Walker, Thomas Walker, David Hollinshead, Kerry Blacklock, Mark Jennings, Stephanie Dixon, Patricia Mazzela and Sarah Yeaman.
Desiree Saxon, Andrew Skordahl, Lucas Skordahl, Bradley Smith, Zachariah Smith, Stephanie Stevenson, Jerred Taylor, Michael Vibbert, Jessica Walker, Thomas Wortham, Sandy Yell and Stephanie Young.
Front: Darren Walker, Thomas Heppenstall, Joseph Clough, Liam Folan, Shaun Campbell, Jack Brook Pictures by Eric Kershaw (zyhudd160810holmker) HOME TEAM: Leymoor Under 13s are pictured before their latest match (back, from left) Lea Knight (coach), Charles Harrison, Zak Nash, Daniel Elliker, Thomas Holmes, Rowan Bell, Colin Johnson (manager).
Scouts involved in the effort included Collin Smith, Nick King, Craig Robbins, Brandon Walker, Thomas Bullock, Reed Miller, Andy Legg and Jack Coyne.
JIMMY WALKER, Thomas Ferguson Court, North Shields.