According to James Bradford Richmond Walker, an early Genealogist of the Walker Family and ordained minister, the first Walker's to come to America were James and Sarah (Sarra) Walker, the son and daughter-in-law of the "Widow Walker".
According to The Original Lists of Persons of Quality published by John Camden Hotten, 1874; they left London in 1635. They were indentured as servants to John Brown.
However, evidence that became available later indicates Robert Walker and Sarah Leager preceded this couple by five years, traveling with The Winthrop & Company, fleet of 1630. They are listed on the ships manifest.
Recent DNA evidence suggests that Robert Walker, of Boston and James Walker, of Taunton were closely related. They were only 13 years apart in age. Robert was born in 1607, James in 1620.
In an article titled The Freeman of Massachusetts Bay published by the Wintrhop Society, there are three individuals listed with the surname of Walker. In addition to Rober Walker, we find Richard Walker, and John Walker all taking the Freemans Oath in the year 1634. This is consistsent with our family records about Robert Walker. What is unlcear is whether on not Robert is related to either Richard or John.
We hope that further research, both genetic and traditional will help us discover who the "Widow Walker" was and if she was related to Robert Walker, or the two other Walker males present in Boston prior to 1635.