Family:John Walker and Jane McKnight (1)

b. ABT 1650 Scotland
m. bef 1677 Scotland
Facts and Events
Marriage[1] bef 1677 Scotland
Alt Marriage? Wigtown, Wigtownshire, Scotland
John Walker I of Wigton Scotland, and wife Jane McKnight, are identified in Descendants of John Walker of Wigton Scotland, by Emma Siggins White, 1902 as the ancestors of the Wigton Walker line in America. See Index for other Wigton Walkers.
The identification of John McKnight and Jane as the parents of Jane McKnight who married John Walker I, is plausible, but not documented. There was a couple by this name in the Wigtonshire area, about 1680, and could plausibly be Jane's parents. The "Rutherford Bible" cited by White 1902, and apparently passed down through the family of Katherine Rutherford=John Walker II, bears the signature of John McKnight on its title page. John Could plausibly the John McKnight married to Jane, but we do not have any indication that he was the father of Jane McKnight. While its plausible to list John McKnight=Jane as the parents of Jane McKnight=John Walker I, this is conjectural, rather than a proven relationship. Q 16:45, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
  1. DOM is entirely conjectural, based on the marriage of their son John II in 1702, implying that he was born about 1680, implying that they were married before 1680. John II may have been the younger son, which would justify a slightly earlier DOM for his parents. 1677 is as a good as several other dates, but is not surrported by original source documentation.