Immigrated to the US from Ireland


Arrival in Boston, Massachusetts abt. 1719


Will of William Walker, Probate Date: 18 Nov 1761


Sgt. William Walker

b. 1690-1700 (Ireland) - d. aft. 1760 (Worcester Co., MA)

Worsester Common Burial Ground (Worcester Co., MA)


History of Worcester and it's people by Charles Nutt (page 251): Walker. — William1 Walker "of Louisburg on the Island of Cape Breton (Nova Scotia, Canada), a sergeant in Gov. Shirley's regiment there," bought land in Worcester of Cornelius Waldo, May 5, 1747. He settled in Worcester upon his return, and may have been here earlier.


He gave land to his son John Walker, Nov. 9, 1752. None of his children are recorded here, however. His will was dated May 26, and proved June 16, 1760, beq. to wife Mary and children — John, Joseph, Adam. Isabel Quigley, Nancy, Mary. He owned land at Tatnuck.  Mentions in will also "brother Lancelot Oliver."


In American from Holland (found on James Quigley....first landed at Boston, where he married Isaabella Walker, whose father (William Walker) was in the Colonial revenue service.



Found on Find-a-grave

References: "Immigrants to New England", by E.S.Bolton, "History of Worcester", by Nutt, "Annuls of the Town of Warren, ME," by Eaton. 


William Walker appears to have come from N. Ireland, to Boston, about 1719, in a fleet of Scotch-Irish immigrants.

In 1736, he contracted for land in Warren, ME, on the St George River. He joined the expedition for the Seige of Louisbourg, N.S., and the family lived there for a few years, before settling in Worcester, 1747. The house he built on Salisbury St. stood there until about 1897.

He married Mary (surname unknown), and their children were John, Joseph, Adam, Isabel, Nancy, and Mary.


Sons, John and Adam were active Loyalists during the Revolution, and left the country. William Walker's will was written 25 May,1760.


In his will, 14 year old Mary Walker (his daughter) was made power of estate.

It is uncertain as to where he was buried, however his daughter-in-law was buried in the Old Burial Ground, on Worcester Common, so there was probably a Walker family plot there.




Malden, Massachusetts:  12/03/1729; Obadiah Jenkins, Constable, warned Mary Oliver, wife of Lancit Oliver and Mary Walker, wife of William Walker to take their children and depart.


NOTE: From History of Worcester Page 38 Warnings - It was the custom in colonial and provincial days to "warn out" strangers. The town constable was ordered by the selectmen from time to time to give notice to persons not authorized to reside in the town to depart. To this notice little attention was paid, as a rule the first settlers of many families in Worcester got this uncivil notice, the object of which was partly to discourage those of other than Congregatinal faith from locating there, but principally because the town protected itself in this way from persons acquiring citizenship and possibley becoming public charges afterward.






“History of Worchester and its People” pg 252 by Charles  Nutt

Although not a child of William Walker, I am listing this information here for any researchers that have been looking for information on Cato Walker (b. ?).

Walker, Cato
(a black man), took his name from the Walker family who owned him. / Married Dido Chandler Nov. 24, 1771 / Married Prudence Williams Feb. 26, 1778 / Married Dinah Knee-land, alias Nealon Jan. 22, 1783, of Sudburv. / Child, Cato Walker bapt. Nov. 14, 1779.



  • John Walker
    b. ?
    married Christina ? (b. ?)
    John was a Loyalist and at the time of the Lexington Alarm left town and was declared an absentee. The probate records give an account of the commissioners who took charge of his estate, which was large. His wife Christina remained here and died here in 1791. Her will dated July 30, proved Oct. 4, 1791, beq. to granddaughter Rosina Walker, niece Anna Brooks, commonly called Anna Walker.
  • Joseph Walker
    b. ?
    Joseph was a soldier in the Revolution, and was a pensioner.
  • Adam Walker
    b. ?  
    Adam was of "the gentlemen who were driven from their habitations in the country to the town of Boston." He signed the loyal address to Gen. Gates on his departure for England in the fall of 1775.
  • Isabel Walker Quigley
    b. abt. 1736 - d. 1793
    Married James Quigley
    In American from Holland (found on
    James Quigley....first landed at Boston, where he married Isaabella Walker, whose father was in the Colonial revenue service.  
  • Mary Walker Oliver
    b. abt. 1747
    Married Col. Robert Oliver

  • Nancy Walker
    b. ?





Mary Unknown

Married Dec. 11, 1710




CAUTION: Has not been verified

James Walker

b. 1670 (Ulster, Ireland) - d. 1757 (McCormick's Fort, Lancanster, PA)


NOTE: This James was said to have been killed by an indian attack at McCormick's Fort in what was then Cumberland County, PA. It is also said his son William was killed in this attack that happened May 13, 1757. Since this William died in 1761, the indian attack did not happen, or this William is not his son.


James was the son of Robert Walker b. 1674 (Donoughmore, Tyrone, Ireland) - d. 1705



CAUTION: Has not been verified

Elizabeth Walker

b. 1700 - d. 1753