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Excerpt from Biographia Presbyteriana, Vol. 1Of Patrick Walker, the enthusiastic compiler of these Memoirs, little is known, the chief source from which any information can be obtained respecting him being the Memoirs themselves.From these scantyMoreExcerpt from Biographia Presbyteriana, Vol. 1Of Patrick Walker, the enthusiastic compiler of these Memoirs, little is known, the chief source from which any information can be obtained respecting him being the Memoirs themselves.From these scanty materials neither the date nor place of his birth can be ascertained, or even conjectured with any tolerable degree of certainty.By comparing the dates of the various transactions in which he was personally engaged, he appears to have been born about the middle of the seventeenth century, or between the years 1650 and 1660- and from the first transaction in which he records himself to have been concerned, namely, the shooting of Francis Gordon, a volunteer in Airlys Troop of Dragoons, occurring at Moss Plat, near Kilcaigow, a village in the neighbourhood of Lanark, which happened on March 2, 1682, he being then but young, it may be reasonably conjectured that he was born thereabouts- and this seems to receive farther confirmation from his having married his first wife Margaret Kinloch at West Calder, a town not far distant. But what his early employment was, or in what manner he obtained a livelihood at that period, is nowhere mentioned.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.