Person:John Walker (191)

John Walker, I
m. bef 1677
  1. John Walker, IIabt 1677 - 1734
  2. Alexander Walker1682 -
Facts and Events
Name John Walker, I
Gender Male
Birth[1] ABT 1650 Wigtown, Wigtownshire, Scotland
Marriage bef 1677 Scotlandto Jane McKnight
Alt Marriage Wigtown, Wigtownshire, Scotland to Jane McKnight
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.


Location Map for Wigton, Wigtonshire, Scotland
Location Map for Wigton, Wigtonshire, Scotland
Source:White, 1902:2 provides our only data we have concerning John Walker I of Wigton Scotland. According to White,

1. John Walker, of Wigton, the first of the name that is known to us, lived and d. as we suppose in Wigton. He m. Jane McKnight ; of their children the names of only two are known to us:

2. John Walker, who married Katherine Eutherford and emigrated, first to Scotland and from there to America. 11 children +.

3. Alexander Walker, brother of the emigrant John, never that we know of left Scotland. He m., but name of wife is not known. The names of only three of his children are known. These three came to America with their uncle, John, and all married and left children +.

  1. DOB is conjectural. He is believed (source:White, 1902) that he had a son who married in 1702. This implies that the son was born no later than 1680, which implies that John was born at least 20 years earlier. Given a bit of slop in the age at marriage, a c1650 DOB is plausible.