Histories of the Martin, Wilson, Bloom, & Ahola Families

Walker, James 1st[1, 2]

Male Abt 1620 - 1691  (~ 71 years)


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  • Name Walker, James 
    Suffix 1st 
    Born Abt 1620  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • James and his sister Sarah came to New England in 1635 as passengers on the Elizabeth, master Wm. Savage. The entry gave their ages as 15 and 17, respectively, and said they were servants of Jo. Browne baker and Wm. Brasey linen draper. [3, 4]
    Gender Male 
    Residence By 1636/7  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    James and several other men including his uncle John Brown were defendants in a lawsuit concerning the abuse of a cow.  
    Residence 1643 - 1691  Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    First appeared in Taunton on a list of men in Taunton able to bear arms.

    Became a freeman of Plymouth Colony in 1650.

    James was a very active person in Taunton and the Plymouth Colony. "The Memorial of the Walkers" and "The Great Migration to New England" contain extensive descriptions of his contributions and difficulties.  
    • James Walker also appeared in Rehoboth records in 1643 but it is unlikely that he ever lived there. [1, 5]
    Died 15 Feb 1691  Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Walker-Blake Graveyard, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I2738  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2021 

    Father Walker, _____ 
    Family ID F916  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Phillips, Elizabeth,   d. 14 Aug 1678, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married By Abt 1646  Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Walker, James 2nd
     2. Walker, Hester
     3. Walker, Peter
     4. Walker, Eleazer
    +5. Walker, Deborah,   b. abt. 1658-1659,   d. 19 Oct 1719  (Age ~ 60 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F910  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Richmond Rew Walker Stoughton, Sarah,   b. Abt 1638 
    Married 4 Nov 1678  Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F918  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - James and several other men including his uncle John Brown were defendants in a lawsuit concerning the abuse of a cow. - By 1636/7 - Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - By Abt 1646 - Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Nov 1678 - Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - First appeared in Taunton on a list of men in Taunton able to bear arms. Became a freeman of Plymouth Colony in 1650. James was a very active person in Taunton and the Plymouth Colony. "The Memorial of the Walkers" and "The Great Migration to New England" contain extensive descriptions of his contributions and difficulties. - 1643 - 1691 - Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Feb 1691 - Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Walker-Blake Graveyard, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • "Memorial of the Walkers" said that James was the son of Widow Walker of Rehoboth (I2744), mainly because James Walker and Samuel Walker presented the inventory of Philip Walker's estate at probate. Philip was the son of Widow Walker. However, recent scholarship suggests that James was not the Widow Walker's son for two reasons: (1) James' uncle John Brown mentioned James and his sister Sarah in his will but did not mention Philip, as would be expected if Philip was a brother of James and Sarah. (2) Philip's widow was Jane Walker, and it is likely that a clerical error replaced Jane with James. Thus, I have not included Widow Walker as James mother. [1, 8]

  • Sources 
    1. [S275] The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635, Robert Charles Anderson, ed , (Great Migration Study Project, New England Historic Genealogical Society, (1999- )), 974 N532., Vol VII, T-Y, pp. 197-205, https://www.americanancestors.org/DB496/rd/13260/197/235840972.

    2. [S350] Memorial of the Walkers, J. B. R. Walker, (Metcalfe and Company Printers, Northampton, 1861), pp. 1 - 18, 117-121.

    3. [S351] Gleanings for New England History, James Savage, p. 18, https://archive.org/details/cu31924030933802/page/n25/mode/2up?q=Walker.

    4. [S350] Memorial of the Walkers, J. B. R. Walker, (Metcalfe and Company Printers, Northampton, 1861), p. 4.

    5. [S350] Memorial of the Walkers, J. B. R. Walker, (Metcalfe and Company Printers, Northampton, 1861), pp. 4-17.

    6. [S202] findagrave.com, Memorial #17375589.

    7. [S315] Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850, Taunton, Vol. 2, p. 493, https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/rd/7809/493/141544019.

    8. [S350] Memorial of the Walkers, J. B. R. Walker, (Metcalfe and Company Printers, Northampton, 1861), pp. 2-3.