Introduction
Walker ~ First Generation

    Walter WALKER GOWARD
Presumably born c1700. His residence at marriage was Wigston Magna, Leicestershire. No earlier records found yet for him.

Marriage 8 Oct 1735 at Peatling Parva, Leicestershire of Walter GOWARD to Mary RASKE.
"Walter Goward of ye parish of Great Wigston to Mary Raske of ye parish were marrd. Oct.ber 8th 1735" (ref findmypast image, Peatling Parva Parish register).

Between 1744 and 1764 Walter ceased using GOWARD as his surname.
Walter died between 1764 and 1766.

HIS WILL IN THE NAME OF WALTER WALKER
"In The Name of God Amen
I Walter Walker of Great Wigston in the County of Leicester Frame work knitter Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manour and form following Viz ffirst My mind and Will is that my dear Wiffe Should have all my personal Estate Whatsoever I am possessed of for her natural Life and my mind and will is that after the death of my Wife my three Children shall have what is left Share and Share alike or such as survive Viz Walter and William and Mary and Lastly I Constitute and apoint my dear wife Mary Walker Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament in witness hereof I the said Walter Walker the Testator have hereunto put my hand and seal this forth day of December and in the year of Lord God 1764
Signed sealed and Declared by the said Walter Walker the testator
Attested by us at his request and in his presence
Viz James Bingley
George Pochin

On Saturday the 20th day of September 1766 Mary Walker the within mentioned said Executrix was sworn & at the same time made oath that all Walter Walkers personal Estate when He died was not worthy twenty pounds, before Me ....Thos: Haines Surrog." (findmypast image)

His wife Mary Walker was buried 20 Oct 1780 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire (ref fmp image).

FROM WHOM ELIZABETH SHADE NEE GRIERSON IS DESCENDED.
 
    Children:  
  1. William WALKER GOWARD (1) bap 1736 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  2. Thomas WALKER GOWARD bap 1737 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  3. Walter WALKER GOWARD bap 1739 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  4. William WALKER GOWARD (2) bap 1741 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  5. Mary WALKER GOWARD bap 1744 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  

Created 21 Jan 2020