Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

William Walker

Male 1622 - 1657  (35 years)


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  • Name William Walker 
    Born 1622  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 May 1657  Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I023792  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father Virginia Walker 
    Family ID F00231  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Female MNU Austin,   b. Abt 1626,   d. Bef 1654, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years) 
    Married Bef 1644  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Walker,   b. Abt 1644, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 21 Jul 1660, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 16 years)
     2. William Walker,   b. 1646, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1727, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F13838  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Jeffers,   b. 1630, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1697, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 68 years) 
    Married Bef 20 Jan 1655/56  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Walker,   b. 1657, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1685, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F14547  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Northumberland County Record Book 1652 -1658: ©Peter's Row - 2002
      William Walker his will.
      In the name of God Amen, I William Walker being sick [--] but of perfect memory do make this my last will [---] testament as followeth
      Item - I bequeath my soul to [-----] Almighty and my body to the earth to be buried in Christian burial.
      Item - I do give unto my eldest son John Walker two hundred acres of land being part of my divident upon the Yeocomoco and at the head of the divident next to the miles end.
      Item - I do give unto my son William Walker to hundred acres of land joining upon my son John Walker in the same divident.
      Item - I give and bequeath unto my youngest son William Walker two hundred thirty nine acres ofland laying by the West side of my divident the which 239 acres of land I do give unto my well beloved wife during her natural life and if it please God that my youngest son and my wife do die that then the said 239 acres of land to come to my middle son Wm. Walker.
      Item - I do give unto my eldest son John Walker unto my friend Wm. Colman for the term of seven years and then at term of seven years my son to be at his own dispose to choose where he will be provided that the said William Colman shall find and provide for him sufficient meat drink washing and lodging and to teach him for to read perfect English in the term aforesaid and if the said Wm. Colman do die during the said term then my son to be at his own dispose.
      Item - I do give unto my beloved wife Mary Walker my son Wm. Walker untill he doth come to the age of eighteen years and I do give moreover unto my wife all my worldly substance moveable and unmoveable excepting only what I have disposed as above said and in case that my middle son Wm. Walker be ill used in his minority then he to have redress for it according to the judgement of this court, and I do make my beloved wife Mary Walker my executrix of this my last will and testament as doth witness my hand this tenth of March 1656.
      William Walker
      Witness - John Walker, the mark of Henry Hayler
      20th May 1657, this will was proved in open court by the
      oaths of John Walker and Henry Hayler.

      Edward White Notes: [As used herein: Middle son named William, child of Austin is Wm. II, Youngest son named William, child of Mary Jeffers is Wm. III. Walker's wife Mary soon married Stephen Bailey. The grant of an unconditional life estate to the wife was unsual for the day. By law the wife could renounce a will and take her statutory 1/3 share of the real estate for her life. This gave her much more. In addition, most such devises expired upon the wife's re-marriage. This did not. Therefore she and her new spouse Stephen Bailey could reside there as long as she lived.
      What is peculiar about this will is that it contained no residue clause of the real estate unless one stretches the term " all my worldly substance moveable and unmoveable" to include real property. Specifically unmentioned is the patent of 200 acres, which may have been disposed of by his death.]
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      Northumberland County Record Book 1652 -1658: ©Peter's Row - 2002
      Mary Walker her deposition.
      Mary Walker the late wife of Robert Sharpe deceased
      aged 25 years or there abouts sworn and examined saith that
      the inventory that Mr. Hugh Lee presented to the court of
      the estate of Robert Sharpe deceased being appraised to the
      value and sum of four thousand sixty and five pounds of
      tobacco and cask is a true and ajust inventory.
      Signum Mary Walker
      20th January 1655, Jurat in court
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      Northumberland County Record Book 1652 -1658: ©Peter's Row - 2002
      Mary Laud her deposition.
      Mary Laud aged 34 years or there abouts sworn and
      examined saith that in November last or there abouts at John
      Meekes his funeral Wm. Jeffars and his sister who is now
      the wife of Wm. Walker (fell out) and she bid him go to his
      whore the Fidlers wife, Wm. Jeffars made and swore and
      said, do not say so sister for she is an honest woman, the
      said Jeffars his sister replied again and said she is a whore
      and I will prove it, and further this depondent saith not.
      Signum - Mary Laud
      21st July 1656, Jurat in court

      Henry Haylor his deposition,
      Henry Haylor aged 37 years or there abouts sworn and
      examined saith, that about a month since this depondent
      being at the house of John Walker, Wm. Walker and his
      wife came into the said house the said Wm. Walkers wife
      and Wm. Thomas his wife fell to words and Wm. Walkers
      wife told the said Wm. Thomas his wife that she would beat
      her the said Thomas his wife replied that she would give her
      as good as she brought if fire brands would do it upon
      which Walkers wife struck the said Thomas his wife and
      threw her down upon a chest and did there beat her but the
      said Thomas his wife did not strike the said Walkers wife in
      this depondents sight and further this dependent saith not.
      Signum - Henry Haylor
      21st July 1656, Jurat in court.

      Wm. Little his deposition.
      Wm. Little aged 43 years or there abouts sworn and
      examined saith that about the beginning of this instant July
      this depondent Wm. Walker and his wife being at John
      Walker his house where Wm. Thomas and his wife now
      dwelleth the two woman, Walkers wife and Thomas his
      wife began to leer and to be in very high terms so far that
      the said Walkers wife ran towards the said Thomas his wife
      but what blows were given this depondent can not say by
      reason of a partition which debarred this depondent from
      the sight of them but this depondent heard the said Thomas
      his wife cry out and further this depondent saith not.
      William Little
      21st July 1656, Jurat in court
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      Northumberland County Record Book 1652 -1658: ©Peter's Row - 2002
      Elizabeth Walker her deposition.
      Elizabeth Walker aged 48 years or there abouts sworn
      and examined saith, The very same verbatim that Robert
      and Ann Bradshawe hath deposed and further this
      depondent saith that the said Thomas Hayle said that if his
      daughter came to look for anything that Thomas Sheapheard
      should give her twelve pence for her portion and further this
      depondent saith not. .
      20th March 1655, Jurat in cour
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      Northumberland County Record Book 1652 -1658: ©Peter's Row - 2002
      William Walker his deposition.
      William Walker aged 33 years or there abouts sworn
      and examined saith, That about two months since John
      Ayres being at this depondents house sold all his right and
      title to a boar unto Robert Laud which frequented with the
      said Lauds hogs about two or three days after the said Laud
      had so bought it he killed the boar, this depondents child
      going to the said Lauds house, at his return home told the
      marks of the boar which the said Laud had killed according
      to his knowledge unto Wm. Jeffes, John Powell being
      present immediately went to the said Lauds house and
      desired this depondent and William Jeffes to go with him
      supposeing to be of his mark bearing, come to the house
      John Powell took up the ears of the boar and said that them
      ears were of his mark and the next day after the the said
      Powell caused the boar to be fetched away from the said
      Lauds house, Richard Ball carried the body of the said boar
      and the said Powell carried the head the mark of the said
      boar to this depondents best knowledge was cropt and a
      hole in one ear and the other ear slit from the top to the
      bottom and a piece taken out from behind the ear further
      this depondent saith 'that John Ayres who [---] Robert
      Laud and he agreed about the said boar sold, told the said
      Laud that if there were a hole in either of the ears it was
      none of his hogs and the said Laud delivered a canoe unto
      the said Ayres in consideration of the boar and further this
      depondent saith not
      William Walker
      20th March 1655, Jurat in court.
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      Northumberland County Record Book 1652 -1658: ©Peter's Row - 2002
      [page 102 L]
      Wm. Walker and Mary Walker their assignment pattent and
      land to Wm. Bacon.
      Pattent is recorded [----] huius libra in George Knotts [----]
      and assigned to John Meekes.
      Be it known unto all men that I William Walker and Mary
      Walker for good and valuableconsideration partin .hand
      received and specially passed for the remainder with which
      satisfaction we are both well satisfied do hereby assign and
      set over all our right title and interest of this pattent of land
      with all ediffices and trees orchards and priviledges there
      unto belonging unto William Bacon his heirs, extrs, admtrs
      or assignees forever from us our heirs, extrs, admtrs or
      assignees forever and do bind our selves and our heirs to
      acknowledge it in court when the said Wm.Bacon or his
      assignees shall demand it, witness our hands January 27th
      1656.
      William Walker
      signum Mary Walker
      Teste - William Thomas, John Walker
      6th February 1656, this assignment was acknowledged in
      court by Wm. Walker and Mary Walker and is recorded.
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      Contributed by Edward White

      Northumberland County Record Book 1652-1658. Transcribed by Frank V. Walczyk, Peters Row, Corant, NY, 2002
      Page 99(l) Oct. 24, 1655 Edward Diggs to Richard Holden. 600 acres bound SE on Yeocomico, SW on land of Robert Smith, NE on land of William Walker running thence 640 poles [2 miles] into the woods. 300 of which part was Holden's patent of 10/13/1653, the residue of the patent of 639 acres to Wm. Walker of 10/19/1653. Grant only not fee. [That is more than confusing, but it does show that the Holden patent was southeast of Walker's patent.]

      P. 102(l) 1/27/1656, rec. 2/6/1656 William and Mary Walker assign and set over all rights of this patent to William Bacon. Bill of sale to heirs and assigns, etc. Bacon then sells to Wm. Thomas. Apparently this was a part of John Walker's land.]
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      1657-1661 Order Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 243
      Northumberland County Court 21st of May 1660
      - Upon the Peticon of WILLIAM JEFFER that STEPHEN BAILY, whoe married with the Relict of WM WALKER, deced., hath in his tuicon his Wifes Brother which Orphan the sd, BAILY doth much abuse, It is therefore ordered that the sd, Orphan (WM. WALKER) shall forthwith be removed from the said BAILEY's, remaine with the sd. JEFFER till further order & that the said BAILY make his appeareance at the next Orphans Court
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY DEEDS & WILLS. 1726-1729; Pg 90-91
      THIS INDENTURE made this twelfth day of December in ye year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & twenty seven Between MOSES HOPWOOD of ye Parish of Farnham & County of RICHMOND of one part & THO: ASBURY of ye Parish of Cople & County of Westmoreland of ye other part; Witnesseth that MOSES HOPWOOD in consideration of ye sume of Two thousand pounds of tobacco to him in hand paid by THO: ASBURY. ye receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge, hath and by these presents Both bargain and sell uno., ye sd THO. ASBURY his heirs all that One hundred acres of land being part of a Patent granted to one WM: WALKER & by ye sd. WALKERs Last Will & Testament given & devised to WM; WALKER, his Son, & by ye sd. WALKER the Younger sold & conveyed unto SAMLL. EARL & by ye sd. EARL sold to one THOS: DURHAM & by ye sd. DURHAM his last Will & Testament given and devised unto GERRARD BALL & by ye sd BALL sold & conveyed to ROBERT SPARROW, & by ye sd. SPARROW, sold & conveyed to RICHARD HOPWOOD & by the Last Will & Testament of ve sd. HOPWOOD. given & devised unto ye aforesd MOSES HOPWOOD. his Son, ye sd Land being bounded by the Lands of WM. BAYLEY, ye land of ROBERT BENNETT, the land of WM. GARLAND & ye head of a Creek with all its rights members & appurtenances together with all houses orchards & other hereditaments belonging. To have and to hold ye sd. One hundred acres and all other the premises and appurtenances unto THO. ASBURY his heirs; And MOSES HOPWOOD for himself and his heirs against the claime of any person shall warrnt and for ever defend by these presents: In Wittness whereof the parties abovenamed have interchangeably sea their hands & seals ye day & year first above written
      Sealed and delivered in ye presence of
      RICHARD HAMMACK. MOSES HOPWOOD
      MORRIS his mark MURFEY
      Westmoreld, ss. At a Court held for the sd. County the 31st day of January 1727 MOSES HAYWOOD personally acknowledged this Deed of Land by him passed to THOMAS ASBURY to be his proper act and deed. And ELIZABETH. Wife of the said MOSES HOPWOOD. personally relinquished her right of Dower and Thirds in and to the Lands by the said Deed conveyed, and at the mocon of him, the sd. ASBURY, the same is ordered to be recorded Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the 10th day of February 1727
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 3; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 228
      WILLIAM WALKER, 639 acs. Northumberland Co., 19 Oct. 1653, P. 1. Abutting S. E. upon Yeocomico Riv. & S. W. upon land of Robert Smith, etc. Trans. of 13 pers: Edmd. Peters, Jon. Stubberd, Jon. Haman, Tho. Burbadge, Tho. Placenett, Peircey Hamon, Modlin Burford, Wm. Wood, Wm. Finch, Susan Collins, Eliz. Smith, Geo. Court. Note: "36 acres the overplus is in Jarnew's Pat."
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 3; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 319
      WILLIAM WALKER, 839 acs., 2 Oct. 1655, p. 392. 630 an. in Nortl umberland Co., S. E. upon Yeocomoc Riv. & S. W. upon land of Richat Holdin. 200 acs. S. E. upon sd. Riv & N. E. towards John Earles Plantatim which tract is comonly called Bloys' land. 600 granted him 10 Oct. 165 & 200 acs. for trans. of 4 pers: Wi Liam Tagle, Thomas Price, Elizabe Sullivant, John —.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 400
      WILLIAM WALKER, 839 acs. Northumberland Co., 30 Oct. 1662, p.
      1, (427). 639 acs. S.Ely. upon Yeocomoco Riv., S.Wly. upon land of Richard Holder ;& 200 upon a creek towards John Earles plantation, which 200 acs. is comonly called Bloyces land. Renewal of patent dated 24 Oct. 1655.
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=4&last=&g_p=P3&coll ection=LO Patent
      Title Walker, William.
      Publication 19 October 1653.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 639 acres S. Et. on Yeacomico River adjoining land of Robert Smith.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 3, 1652-1655, p. 4 (Reel 2).
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=392&last=&g_p=P3&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Walker, William.
      Publication 24 October 1655.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 839 acres -630 acres S. Etly. on Yeocomoco River; S. Wtly. on the land of Richard Holdin and 200 acres more, S. Etly on Yeocomoco River S. Wtly. on the said land, N. Etly. on a creek towards John Earles plantation.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 3, 1652-1655, p. 392 (Reel 2).
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=378&last=&g_p=P3&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Walker, William.
      Publication 24 October 1655.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 839 acres 639 acres part hereof S. Etly. upon Yeocomoco River. S. Wtly. on the land of Richard Holder-200 acres the residue S. Etly. on Yeocomoco River, &c. which last 200 acres is commonly called Bloyce’ land.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 3, 1652-1655, p. 378 (Reel 2).
      === for William Jr.
      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=427&last=&g_p=P4&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Walker, William.
      Publication 30 October 1662.
      Gen. note "Formerly gtd. sd. Walker, Oct, 24, 1655; and now renewed."
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 839 acres 639 acres part thereof southeasterly on Yeocomoco River, So. easterly on the land of Richard Holden-200 acres the residue, commonly called Bloyces land. .
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, p. 427 (Reel 4).

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