Person:Richard Walker (24)

Richard Walker
b.est 1605
Facts and Events
Name[1] Richard Walker
Gender Male
Birth[1] est 1605 Rough estimate.
Emigration[1] 1635 On the James of London.
Residence[1] 1635 Unknown.

According the Mr. Anderson's sketch of this Richard Walker[1], this man is not (1) the Richard Walker who had appeared at Lynn as early as 1633; or (2) the "Mr. Ric[har]d Walker" who received a grant of land at Salem in 1636. He apparently may have been the Richard Walker who had been granted a houselot at Boston in 1635 and/or the Richard Walker who had married, by 1638, Anne, widow of Robert Houlton. At any rate there are no records in New England for any of these Richard Walkers after April 1638 (for the husband of Anne) or early 1639 (for the Salem man) except for Richard Walker of Lynn.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Richard Walker, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), 7:205-06.

    ORIGIN: Marlborough, Wiltshire.
    MIGRATION: 1635 on the James (on or about 5 April 1635, "Richard Walker, shoemaker, … late of Marlborough," appeared on the passenger list of the James of London, preparing to sail for New England from Southampton [Drake's Founders 56]).

The James of London (1635)
At least two ships called the James sailed in 1635 from England to New England. The passenger list for this one refers to the "James of London." It lists only the men and boys, but indicates that wives and children accompanied them.
Sailed: 26 Apr 1635 from London, England under Master William Cooper
Arrived: 3 Jun 1635 at Boston, Massachusetts.

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(men without descendants listed on the category page).
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