"WIDOW WALKER" Of Rehoboth, Mass.
She was one of the first purchasers and proprietors of the town of Rehoboth or Seacunk, now Seekonk, and one of the company who first settled there. Her name is in the list of those who in 1643 gave in the value of their estates, for a pro rata division of the lands. Hers was £50. In the division made June 31, 1644, she had a share, and lots were assigned her in several divisions afterward, as in drawing for the Great Plain, and on the 18th of 12 mo. (Feb.) 1646, for the new Meadow.
Her name then disappears.
Widow Walker had two children who preceeded her to the new world. James (age 15) and Sarah (age 17) were listed as Servants to John Browne. They travelled on the Ship Elizabeth which left London in April 1635 for Massachusetts. Also on the ship were two other Walker's: Richard (age 24) and William (age 15)
Were these the first Walker immigrants to the new world?
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