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William Walker

Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: St Olave Southwark, London, England
Death: 1703 (82)
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
Place of Burial: MA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Walker and Jane Collier Walker
Husband of Sarah Walker
Father of John Walker; William Walker; Elizabeth Walker; Sarah Lombard; Jabez Walker and 1 other
Brother of Beatrix Jocelyn Houghton; Richard Walker and John Walker

Occupation: Seaman, ninth great grandfather.
Managed by: Private User
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About William Walker

  1. ID: I6235
  2. Name: William Walker
  3. Given Name: William
  4. Surname: Walker
  5. Sex: M 1
  6. _UID: BFD987620A404B1AB96D53F374F925F11F7D
  7. Change Date: 7 Nov 2007

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown

   * Married:
   * Change Date: 26 Nov 2007


  1. Has Children Sarah Walker


  1. Abbrev: Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, 18:1
     Title: Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume 18, Part One: Richard Warren
     Author: Wakefield, Robert S., compiler
     Publication: [Plymouth MA:] The General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1999
     Page: p. 8

Added by Elwin Nickerson II, My Great Grandfather Arrived on the "Elizabeth" in 1635.

Settled in Hingham, Massachusetts later Moved and Died in Eastham, Massachusetts


'William Millen Walker (1620 - 1703)

William Millen Walker

Born 16 Jan 1620 in Radcliffe, Lancashire, England

Son of William Walker and UNKNOWN Clark

[sibling(s) unknown]

Husband of Sarah (Snow) Walker —

married 24 Feb 1655 in Eastham, Barnstable, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts

Father of

John Walker, William Walker I, Sarah (Walker) Lombard, Elizabeth Walker and Jabez Walker

Died 25 Oct 1703 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts

Profile managers: Chet Snow [send private message] and Kathryn Greenwald [send private message]

Walker-631 created 27 Sep 2010 | Last modified 28 Jan 2016


From Memorial of the Walkers of the Old Plymouth Colony, by J.B.R. Walker, 1861:

"The earliest notice of any William Walker in this country, is found in the Proprietors' Records of the town of Hingham. He received a grant of land in 1636, among the first settlers of Hingham. And it is highly probable, that he is the William mentioned in Savage's Gleanings, with Richard, James, and Sarah embarking for New England, in the "Elizabeth," in April, 1635; 1st, because several of those who received grants in Hingham at this time, afterward went to Taunton, where James and Sarah were, and several to Rehoboth, where James Walker's mother and brother Philip settled. In addition to this, the date of his grant, harmonizes with that of his leaving England. Furthermore, there is no trace of a William Walker in any other town of the Old Colony, at so early a period. And this mention of a grant of land to him in Hingham, is the only one in the records of Hingham concerning him. He then disappears." "These circumstances favor the conjecture, that the William in Hingham in 1636, and the William afterward in Eastham, were the same person. Only 16 years of age when in Hingham, if we suppose him to h ave been the William of the Elizabeth, from London, the dates respecting William Walker of Eastham, do not make the theory at all improbable; they rather confirm it, inasmuch as these were the only William Walkers in the Old Colony, of whom there is any record..." "There can be little doubt that the William emigrating in the Elizabeth, April, 1635, and 15 years of age, was the William of Hingham in 1636, and though there is no positive proof that he went to Eastham, yet, as there is no trace of him in Hingham in 1636, it may be presumed, that he was the one who settled in Eastham, and was the father of the Eastham Walkers. He was not related to the other Walkers of the Old Colony, or if so, only remotely, being of the same age as James of Taunton, who came in the same ship with him. As his name is associated in the certificate of conformity, with 'Richard ae 23 yrs.,' who went to Lynn, it is more probable they were more or less nearly related." William Walker of Eastham, b. 1620, m. February 25, (Plym. Col. Rec.) 1655, Sarah Snow, dau. of Nicholas, of Eastham, had 6 children, and died at an advanced age. His will was proved [in] 1703. His name is in the list of those able to bear arms in 1643, but the time of his settlement in Eastham is unknown. He was propounded June 8, 1655, and admitted to freedom, June 3, 1656.... He was surveyor of highways, 1668, '69, '78 and '79, and constable in 1682. 'May 3, 1653, there were agitations about and concerning a warr with the Duch, in these partes of America,.... and messengers sent by commissioners to the Munhatoes [Manhattan] .... and preperacon was made, viz., warrants issued for the pressing of 60 men; Eastham to furnish 3. Morover two barkqes were alsoe pressed to attend the expedition, master thereof was pressed for the same purpose with John Younge and William Walker, and all things nessearie for their vse belonging to the said barkqe. ' Plym. Col. - Rec., 3d vol, 30,31 pp.' Plym. Col. Rec., 6th vol., 170th p., June 2, 1685: 'William Walker, having 2 naturall sons in the training band, and 1 killed in the warrs, and some weakness and infirmitye of body, the Court orders that hee, the said William Walker, from hence forward shall be excused from training.' 'A parcel of meddow granted to Wm. Walker. Lying at Silver Spring meddow, and containing 3 acres and 3/4, more or less, bounded by Jonathan Sparrow's bounds, at the beach by a marked tree, and by Nicholas Snow by a marked tree, and a stake in the marsh. April 27, 1659.' 'Granted to Wm. Walker, Senior, a small bitt of land, at the westerly end of his land next the meeting house..."[1] Sources

↑ Cited in Entire Family Tree 8-5-05 - Sarah Snow See also:

Entire Family Tree 8-5-05 - Sarah Snow. With all sources cited in this genealogy. James Savages's Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Vol. IV, page 397. Acknowledgements

WikiTree profile Walker-631 was created through the import of greenwald-millerGEDCOM.ged on 27 September 2010. WikiTree profile Walker-3861 created through the import of Clayton Burton_2009-10-26.ged on Jul 4, 2011 by Clayton Burton. WikiTree profile Walker-3994 created through the import of Sherman Family Tree(1).ged on Jul 11, 2011 by Jerry Sherman. WikiTree profile Walker-3996 created through the import of Sherman Family Tree(1).ged on Jul 11, 2011 by Jerry Sherman. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Jerry and others. WikiTree profile Walker-14540 was created by James Evans through the import of Evans Family Tree (2).ged on Oct 28, 2014. WikiTree profile Walker-15254 was created by David Sylvester through the import of Herrick-Beckett-Black.ged on Jan 2, 2015. From "The Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England," by James Savage, Vol. IV, pg. 397

William Walker, the first of the name who settled on the Cape, came from England in 1635, in the Elizabeth, Captain Starr. He found his way to Eastham after the settlement had commenced, courted and married Sarah Snow, daughter of Nicholas, and settled near his wife's father, in Gov. Prence's neighborhood, on the west side of Town cove. Their oldest son John, born 24 Nov. 1655, was killed by Indians in 1676. Although William and Sarah had a total of six children, only two carried on the family name, reaching maturity.

Walker seems to have been a man of character and of education, but not inclined to give great attention to seeking official honors. He was undoubtedly a mariner in early life. In 1653 he was impressed to do duty as a seaman on board of the barque commanded by Richard Knowles, in anticipation of trouble with the Dutch, to carry the military stores. In 1664, with Mr. Joan Doane, he was appointed to report the amount of liquor brought within the precincts of Eastham. In 1667, he was appointed to receive excise. He was a surveyor of highways in Eastham in 1668, '69, '78, '79 and '93. In 1685, the Colony court, in consideration of his 'having two natural sons in the training band, and one killed in the wars,' and having 'some weakness and infirmity of bodrelieved him from 'training.' In 1686, he was appointed to assist in collecting the ministerial tax due Mr. Treat, and in October following, atttended the court in Barnstable as a petit juror. He was a grand juror in 1690 and 1694; a petit juror in 1693; and a tithing man in 1695. He was not so large a land owner in Eastham as some of his contemporaries in the settlement. At different periods he received grants of land from the town to meet his wants. He was living in 1699" ... Josiah Paine, "Early Settlers of Eastham," Library of Cape Cod History and Genealogy, 33 and 34 (1916), 63 pages - Eastham Genealogy

Came with the Winthrop Fleet on the ship "Elizabeth" 1635 William Walker: age 15 - 14 Apr 1635; oath taken before Sir Wm.Whitimor & Sir Nic. Ranton. Found on List of First Settlers at Hingham in 1636 - NEHGR


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On 28 Jan 2016 at 23:22 GMT Nancy (Small) Downing Mrs wrote:

Where does the middle name, Millen, come from?

On 29 Nov 2014 at 01:36 GMT James Evans wrote:

Walker-14540 and Walker-631 appear to represent the same person because:

These appear to be duplicates. Please consider merging.



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William Walker's Timeline

January 16, 1620
Radcliffe, Lancashire, ENG
January 20, 1620
St Olave Southwark, London, England
Age 14
April 24, 1655
Age 35
Eastham, MA
October 12, 1657
Age 37
Eastham, Plymouth Colony
July 30, 1662
Age 42
Eastham, MA
September 28, 1664
Age 44
Eastham, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
July 8, 1668
Age 48
Eastham, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
Age 82
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA