Birth: 1797 - Circa

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Probably Scotland

Baptism: Not Known

Place of Baptism: Not Known

Death: 1879 - March Quarter - Aged 82

Place or Registered Place of Death: Marylebone, London, Middlesex

Father: Alexander Caldcleugh (1754-1809)

Mother: Elizabeth Unknown (1768-1835)

Spouse(s): George Townshend Walker

Date of Marriage: 15 August 1820

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: New Church, St. Marylebone, London, Middlesex


George Ferdinand Radzivill (Forestier) Walker (1825-1896)
George Frederick Arthur Walker (1827-1845)
Maj.-Gen. George Edmund Lushington Walker (1828-1893)
Anne Matilda Catherine Walker (1831-1901) Twin
Helen Louise Adelaide Walker (1831-1903) Twin
George Albert Augustus Walker (1834-1881)


The London Magazine, Volume 12 - 1825
26. In Harley-street, the lady of Lieut.-General Sir George Townshend Walker, G.C.B., a son.

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - 1829
April - circa
At Madras, the lady of Lieut.-General Sit George Townshend Walker, G.C.D., Commander-in-Chief, a son

The Royal Lady's Magazine - 1832
Quarterly List of Births, Marriages and Deaths
On the 6th November last, at the Cape of Good Hope, the lady of Lieutenant-General Sir George Townshend Walker, G. C. B., of twin daughters.

The Asiatic Journal, Volume 13 - 1834
28 - In Mansfield Street, the lady of Lieut.-Gen, Sir George Townshend Walker, G.C.B., of a son.

Helen Caldcleugh
1820 - 1829 Handwritten Manuscript Journal of Travel, Poetry and Fables by the Daughter of Charles Darwin's Correspondent and Friend
8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall Manuscript On offer is a beautiful full leather journal accented with gold filigree and featuring over 100 handwritten pages of sonnets, fables, poems, travel journal involving a number of European trips and other notes dated 1820 - 1829. Of particular interest is a passage titled "Prologue on the Opening of the English Theatre at Rome 1824, January 9th". Another is titled "From a Sailor to Lady Walker." An inscription on the flap and further research concludes this book was the personal journal of Helen Caldcleugh, the daughter of Alexander Caldcleugh. Alexander traveled and wrote extensively, and corresponded with Charles Darwin. Alexander was also a member of the Royal Society of London. Helen married Sir George Townshend Walker, 1st Bt. in 1820, the same year Helen's mother gave her the album, again as evidenced by the inscription dated May 11th, 1820 - a mere 4 months after the death of the monarch George III and shortly after the coronation of his son George IV. There is a wonderful pencil sketch of Sir George on the inside cover of this album, signed and dated 1822. Sir George was a General in the British Army, 52nd Regiment of Foot. The Walker marriage brought forth offspring: Sir George Ferdinand Radzivill Forestier-Walker, 2nd Bt.+ b. 24 May 1825, d. 1 Aug 1896; George Ferdinand Arthur Forestier-Walker b. 12 Jan 1827, d. 25 May 1845; Maj.-Gen. George Edmund Lushington Forestier-Walker+ b. 16 Oct 1828, d. 6 May 1893; Anne Matilda Catherine Walker b. c1831, d. 23 Jun 1901; Captain George Albert Augustus Forestier-Walker b. 28 Jan 1834, d. 1881 and lastly an unknown Walker b. 1842. The book is in very good condition save for some splitting to the foredge of the spine. Measuring 8.5" by 6.25", the pages have the watermark Ruse & Turners 1817. Super treasure of Georgian England.

The above stems from the misconception that Helen was the daughter of the South American explorer Alexander Caldcleugh. That Alexander was her brother and both were the children of Alexander Caldcleugh senior who was born about 1754. I am of the opinion that both Alexander Caldcleugh senior, junior and Helen were all born in Scotland, and moved to London in the early years of the nineteenth century.


1861 Census:

7, Private House, Sussex Square, Paddington
Anna M.C. Paget - Sister - Widow - 29 - 1832 - Fundholder - Capetown, Africa
H.L. Adelaide Walker - Sister - Unmarried - 29 - Fundholder - Africa
H.E. Walker - Sister - Unmarried - 63 - Fundholder - London
Edward Paget - Son - 9 - Scholar - Cork, Ireland


Alexander Caldcleugh (sen.) was born about 1754 and died on 18 January 1809 at Croydon in Surrey. Elizbeth was born about 1768 and died 8 February 1835, aslo at Croydon.

Helen's brother, Alexander Caldcleugh (jun.), was born on 17 June 1795 at Croydon in Surrey and was baptised at Saint Olave, Hart Street, London in Middlesex on 24 June 1795. Alexander died at Valparaiso, Chile in South America in 1858.

Alexander Caldcleugh (1795–1858), whose account of his travels is an important source for the early years of independence, took the part of British bondholders in Chile, where he was visited by Darwin during the Beagle voyage.

His parents were Alexander Caldcleugh who died on the 18 January 1809, aged 55 and Elizabeth who died on the 8 February 1835, aged 67.

Broad Green
Situated about half a mile north of the town, on the London road, is a considerable Hamlet containing about 85 houses, among which are the villas of Thomas Bainbridge, Keen Staples, J. Lamotte, William Minier, John Brooks, and Robert Lloyd, Esquires; as also the manorial house of Mr. Caldcleugh, to whom belongs the Rectory Manor of Croydon, and the middle chancel in the Church.

We are informed that a Mr. Brander, had the Court Rolls of John Godewick, the Rector, in 1380, and 1388. In 1550, the manor with the rectorial tithes, was granted to Thomas Walsingham, of C'hislehurst; it descended to three sisters, one of whom was married to Anthony, Viscount Montague, who in the year 1742, obtained an Act of Parliament, for the sale of the undivided estates of the family. In 1788 some parts of the great tithes were disposed of to different landholders, and those remaining were conveyed to George, Viscount Montague, who in 1793 transferred them and the manor, with the middle chancel, to Robert Harris Esq. who died in 1807. This property was then sold to Alexander Caldcleugh, Esq. of Broad Green, who died 18 January 1809, aged 55, and is now in the possession of his son Alexander Caldcleugh, Esq.

Helen Eliza Caldcleugh