Biographies of Famous Walker's

Name: Hovenden (Sir) Walker

Dates: d.1728

Field of Fame: Military

Nationality: British / Irish

Further Details: Rear-Admiral in the British Royal navy Sir Hovenden Walker was born in Ireland around 1656. In 1711 he commaned a military expadition against quebec, however due to bad weather he lost several of his ships and had to return to England. In 1715 he was dissmised from the navy, partly because of his failure and partly because of his jacobite sympathies. After time spent in South Carolina as a planter, he return to England and died in Dublin, Ireland in 1728. He was the author of 'A journal or full account of the late expedition to Canada' (1720)