Philip Walker was born in Weymouth, Dorset, England in 1625. He was about fifteen when he came to Plymouth Colony with his mom around 1640. His mom is known as Widow Walker. She owned land in 1644. Bliss, Leonard, jr.The History of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Boston: Otis, Broaders, and company, 1836.
Philip was an early deacon of the Congregational Church and a weaver and/or farmer. He was also a soldier in King Philip’s War, and helped to finance the war. Philip wrote one of the first American epic poems: Captan Perse & his coragios Company. The poem was probably written in 1676, and Walker is writing about his personal experience. This 37 page PDF includes the poem, an introduction and context notes.
Captain Pierce’s battle details at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine_Men%27s_Misery.
The Plymouth Colony Archive Project has a bio on Philip. http://www.histarch.illinois.edu/plymouth/Walker.html
7th great grandfather of Elizabeth Matilda Speedy who married Stanley Roose Sr.
- Philip Walker (1628 – 1679)
- Samuel Walker (1655 – 1712)
- Timothy Walker (1687 – 1745)
- Eunice Walker (1728 – 1772)
- Cynthia Hill (1763 – 1830)
- Dexter Angell (1794 – 1854)
- Delia Viola Angell (1839 – 1916)
- Matilda Flood (1858 – 1940)
- Philippa Flood Mockford (1891 – 1979)
- Elizabeth Speedy (1917 – 2005) m. Stanley Roose (1915 – 2004)