Name: Kathrine ** Hutchinson??
Sex: F 1
Death: 1654 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI
Change Date: 26 AUG 2017
aka Katharene, Kathrin
First Lady Frances Folsom (Mrs. Grover Cleveland), Happy Rockefeller, Mrs. George Gordon Meade, and suspected murderer Lizzie Borden are descendants. Norma Jean Baker (aka Marilyn Monroe) is believed to be a descendant.
WARNING: Her birth date and birthplace are unknown. Some show Katherine's maiden name as Hutchinson, the daughter of William and Anne (Marbury) Hutchinson or his brother Edward Hutchinson but no documentation has been found to prove the claim. Katherine's maiden name is unknown at this time. Some show she married John Walker in 1638 in Roxbury, but that isn't consistent with the births of the two daughters, Sarah and Mary.
Katherine was named as the executor of John Walker's will in 1648. Her maiden name was not mentioned.
Descendant Susan Frost obtained a copy of Katherine Walker's will from the Rhode Island Historical Society in Newport, RI. Her name is spelled "Kathrin" in the will. Ms. Frost reports, "She left everything to her daughters Sarah and Mary. She died in 1654 at Portsmouth, RI. The wills were not approved and recorded until December 16, 1671 by William Baulston. No one seems to know why the wills were so late in being approved. However, Sarah and Mary were still very much alive at this point in time so possibly it was their choice to wait."
Three exclamation points (!!!) indicates a problem entry. Her parentage is unknown and in dispute. Many show her surname as Hutchinson without any real evidence.
NOTES AND SOURCES:
"The Great Migration Begins by Anderson states that she & John Walker were married about 1628." ~ Patricia Ann Scoggin
"since Katherine and John Walker are my 10th great grandparents, and their daughter Sarah Walker Sands is my 9th great grandmother, I'm not sure why you say that Katherine is not the wife of John Walker? She most definitely was the wife of John Walker. What is not clear and can't be proven is Katherine's maiden name and who her parents were. I'm not alone in spending several years seeking answers and I"m batting zero. I think that Katherine' s parents were possibly named Hutchinson. But I can't find the proof needed---marriage record for John and Katherine. I expect their marriage took place in the Alford or London area around 1623 or 1624. I can't locate the birth record for Sarah but just suppose that she might have been born in 1625. Sarah would then have been 8 years old when Katherine, John and Sarah sailed on the Griffin in 1633. Source: The Great Migration Begins by Robert Charles Anderson.
Back to Katherine, according to the copy of her will, Katherine (Kathrin) died at Portsmouth, RI in 1654. Thus, she could not have been the same Katherine Hutchinson that was the daughter of Anne Marbury Hutchinson and William Hutchinson since my 10th great grandmother did not die in the Pelham Bay Massacre but died of old age in 1654 at Portsmouth. It would be excellent if anyone has any new information about Katherine?
the wills for Katherine and John Walker are in the Portsmouth Land Evidence books. I went to the town clerk at Portsmouth, RI to obtain a copy. They didn't have them. Ultimately, I obtained a copy from the Rhode Island Historical Society in Newport, RI. In her will, Katherine refers to herself as Kathrin. She left everything to her daughters Sarah and Mary. She died in 1654 at Portsmouth, RI. The wills were not approved and recorded until December 16, 1671 by William Baulston. No one seems to know why the wills were so late in being approved. However, Sarah and Mary were still very much alive at this point in time so possibly it was their choice to wait. I have also been to New Shoreham, Block Island which is a treasure trove of information for my various great (etc.) grandparents. I have been to the Block Island cemetery and photographed the graves of my numerous grandparents, founders of Block Island?
There are numerous statements made in books about the Walkers and Hutchinson's. One by Comfort Sands states that Katherine was the daughter of Captain Edward and Sarah Hutchinson. This can't be true since the Katherine they had did not marry John Walker and did not have daughters Sarah and Mary. So, I'm still back to my statement, the parents of Katherine Walker are unknown. Until someone can produce a marriage record for Katherine and John Walker with her birth name, this is the most up-to-date information that I have. And, I would challenge you or anyone else to find a genealogist that would dispute this. Feel free to check with the New England Historical Genealogical Society. And, as a proven descendant of Sarah Walker Sands and Capt. James Sands, the foregone conclusion is that Katherine Walker is my 10th great grandmother. One day, it would be lovely, if anyone could find out who the parents were for Katherine Walker." - Susan Frost, Geni forum, 23 Mar 2014
THE WILL OF KATHERINE WALKER
In the Name of God Amen I Kathrin Walker of porsmouth on Rhod-Island being in health and memory have made this my last Will and Testament in forme and manner followinge
first I bequeath my Soule to God and my Body to be buried in some Convenient place at the Discression of my Executor,
Item I Will to my daughter Sarah Sands My fether bed a coverlid and vnder blankitt and a pill and sheets the warning pan a Brass morter one Brass litle Ketle
alsoe I will the table to Sarah,
Item I give to Sarah the Red Cow and a browne heifer,
I give to Sarahs owne proper use this Sumers Calfe.
I give Sarah two Pillowbeares a fine & a Course
Item I will halfe the Corne this yeare growinge to Sarah and the other to my daughter mary & a load of hay to Sarah,
I give to Sarah the helfe part of the new out house, Mary to give her thirty shills for her part of take Soe much as she sees good.
I give three Wedges to James Sands and a paire of tongues
I give to mary the rest of the Bedinge and three Sheets two pillowbeares a fine & a Course one a chest all the pewter , in the house that is mine, a great Brass Ketle a Scellitt a Iron Ketle & a Scoomer a chafing dish Tramills a Spade a frying pann one hogshead one Butter firkin to mary three milke vessells
I give a Sow and barrow to mary and a Sow and barrow to Sarah,
I give the Saw to Mary and the Smoth Iron James the hobing Iron, Mary the pincers James the Spitt a green Jackitt to Goodm. ffreeborne to Mary my Wareing clothes Two allce one Jackitt to Sarah my new Red wastcoate
Item I give mary the Knedinge trough alsoe the blacke Cow Starr, a Red heiffer
alsoe I will that within three daies or a weeke these thing that I have willed be devided
alsoe I Will that William ffreeborne and Adam Mott Senr See as feoffees in trust that that this my Will fulfillid
I Will my two daughters Sarah and Mary be my Executors:
Witnesses William ffreeborne Adam Mott, Richard pearce Ralph Earll, John Archar
The two Wills of John Walker and Kathrin his wife Written & Specified in this Sheete of paper; have been presented to my Veiw and I doe Conceive them to be their Wills and doe aprove the Recording of them Wittnes my hand the 16th of Decemr 1671 William Baulston Asistant
1) Austin, John Osborne, Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, by John Osborne Austin, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1969 p. 214
2) The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-33, by Robert Charles Anderson, NEHGS, 1995, 3 vols. pp. 1906-7
3) Chris Kraft Database, 5 Feb 2013
4) "Roxbury Land and Church Records," 6th Report of the Boston Record Commissioners (Boston 1884) p.80.
5) "The Early Records of the Town of Portsmouth" (Providence 1901) p.422-423. (c) Portsmouth, RI Land Evidences 1:23.
6) Descendants of John Walker, of Boston & Rhode Is., Immigrant, 2003 (no surname for Katherine)
7) NEHG Register, 20:363
8) "Katherine Walker - The Hutchinson Debate," researcher's discussion forum Geni, accessed Aug 2017
9) John Walker, Geni, managed by private user, accessed Aug 2017 (shows Katherine b. Feb. 7, 1609 in Alford, Lincolnshire, England and d. 1654 in Portsmouth, Aquidneck Island, Colony of Rhode Island)
John (Immigrant, 1633) ** Walker b: BEF 1603 in England
- Change Date:
10 JUL 2008
- Note: 17:25
- Sarah (Immigrant) Walker b: ABT 1626 in England
- Mary (Marilyn Monroe, Folsom Ancestor) ** Walker b: ABT 1634 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA
- Dorcus Walker
- Media: Website
Title: The Ancestry of Overmire, Tifft, Richardson, Bradford, Reed
Author: Larry Overmire
Publication: RootsWeb World Connect Project, © 2000-2010
Date: 26 Jan 2010
Date: 26 JAN 2010