Source:Houston, et al. 1916:402-403
- Document:Marriage of John Walker and Mary Paynter, Kent, PA, 1685
- Document:Will of John Walker, Kent, PA, 1707
- Walkers of Kent County, DE
1. Kent County, Delaware, Deeds. Liber M., Page 181.
Daniel Brown and Elizabeth, his wife, and Mary Manlove, spinster, daughters and heirs of Luke Manlove, deceased, to Charles Dickinson, land willed by John Walker to his daughter, Mary Walker, who married the said Luke Manlove. Dated May 12, 1743. Note—Luke Manlove, son of Luke, son of Mark, made his will May 27, 1740, but He does not mention his daughter Elizabeth or his wife Mary, who probably died before 1740.—J. B. T.
2. WALKER LINEAGE.
- John Walker, d. 1707, m. October 8, 1685, Mary Paynter.
- Luke Manlove, d. 1740, m. Mary Walker.
- Daniel Brown, d. 1748, m. Elizabeth Manlove.
- Edward Cary, b. October 13, 1737, d. 1782, m. Susanna Brown.
3. Wills, Administrations and Marriages, Kent and Sussex Counties, Delaware, 1683-95, Page 50.
These are to certify to all persons whatsoever that John Walker of the county of Kent, in the territories of the Province of Pennsylvania, single man, and Mary Paynter of the county of Sussex, in the territory aforesaid, single woman, after due publication according to the laws of this government did on the 18th day of the eighth month, called October, in the year of our Lord, according to the English account, 1685, in the house of John Kipshaven of Lewes, in the county of Sussex, take each other as husband and wife by the said John expressing that he takes the said Mary to be his wife, and the said Mary expressing that she takes the said John to be her husband. In testimony whereof we, the said John and Mary, have hereunto set our hands in the presence of the witnesses hereunto subscribed. John Walker. Mary Walker. Witnesses present: Richard Paynter, Sarah Paynter, William Clark, Esq.; John Roades, William Rodeney and ten others.
4. Kent County, Delaware, Wills. Liber B., Page 59.
John Walker of Kent County, Province of Pennsylvania, 9th month, 2nd, 1707. To my daughter, Mary Walker, 100 acres of land; to my son, John Walker, 400 acres of land, with part of the plantation on which I live; to my son, Daniel Walker, 400 acres; to Elizabeth Coale, two cows; all the residue of my estate I leave to my three children, John, Daniel and Mary Walker, who are to be executors; the children being minors, Mark Manlove, Nathaniel Hunn and Edward Needham are to be supervisors during their minority. Proved November 13, 1707.
5. Kent County, Delaware, Deeds. Liber AM -Folio 181.
May 12, 1743, Daniel Brown and Elizabeth, his wife, and Mary Manlove, spinster, daughters and heirs of Luke Manlove, deceased, to Charles Dickinson, land bequeathed by John Walker to his daughter, Mary Walker, who married the said Luke Manlove. Note—Mary Paynter, who married John Walker, was no doubt the daughter of Richard and Sarah Paynter. It was the custom with friends for the parents of the bride and groom to sign the certificate first, as the principal witnesses. Then other relatives followed in the order of their kinship, then the guests who were not related. This, I believe is still the Quaker practke— J. B. T.