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Life of Evan Charles Sutherland-Walker  of Skibo
Life of Evan Charles Sutherland-Walker of Skibo

Bbooklet consisting of 21 A4 pages bound in clear plastic cover detailing the ancestry and life of Evan Charles Sutherland-Walker who purchased Skibo castle in 1872; contains family tree, photograph, and details of other properties. Photocopy of original.
Picture added on 20 July 2008
I am trying to put together a brief account of Evan's life, he lived for many years near here (Halifax, Yorkshire) and founded a local school.

Many thanks for your comment and the additional information sent via email which will be catalogued and added to the image library at a later date - Administrator
Living in Lightcliffe and having made a study of Crow Nest, the home of Evan Charles Sutherland Walker and his wife Alice Sophia Tudor Sutherland Walker over many years, I have acquired items that may interest your collection. I know the above David Glover so I am not sure what material he has sent you other than perhaps the 1972 Antiquarian transaction about the family history. Do you have photographs of Evan Sutherland Walker's parents, George McKay Sutherland and his wife Elizabeth, and his children, particularly William who in 1884 legally dropped the name Walker from the family name? Please left me know if copies of such material would be of interest. I give a one hour presentation about the family's Lightcliffe connections before they went to Skibo.

Many thanks for your comment, we would be very interested in any further material about Evan Charles Sutherland Walker's family that you would be happy to donate. I am not sure that we do have the 1972 Antiquarian transaction that you mention - Administrator
Added by Chris Helme on 21 October 2013
I am looking for Kitty Sutherland-Walker, who married Walter Howard-Tripp, the parents of June, who married John Alan Burns, 4th Baron Inverclyde of Castle Wemyss on 21 March 1929.
Is there any connection?
Kitty, described as a pretty heiress, is also recorded by the name of Ellen Kate Walker and was apparently born in 1872.
Added by William Douglas on 17 January 2015
Hi William
The family details I have, include no Kate or Ellen Kate, of any age. And by the 1880s the Sutherland-Walkers had reverted to simply "Sutherland". However, there were two sons of the family, Alic (1863-1947), and Kenneth (1869-1930), whom I have marked as "probably died unmarried". It is possible one died and left a widow, or was divorced, and Kitty was the divorcee...
Regards, David
Added by David C Glover on 21 January 2015
I am related to George Mackay Sutherland and I have been collating my family history. My Great Grand Mother Mary Haig Guyon lived in skibo Castle which was then sold.
Added by Penelope Hillam on 02 May 2017
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