- * Walter, a linen weaver and one of the first proprietors of Sudbury, MA; had considerable property in Wiltshire and Dorsetshire, England as well as in the Bay Colony. He had been four times Representative to the General Court in Boston and also a town selectman.
* Taken from "Hard Hands and Brawny Consciences, A New England Family", by Dorothy H. Kelso Pub. 1986.
** Walter came in the Confidence in 1638 from Southampton at the age of 55 yrs. with wife, Elizabeth; sons; Thomas, John and Josiah (Josias), and daughters; Suffrance and Mary. He also had three servants; John Blandford, age 27; John Riddel, age 26; and Richard Bildcombe, age 16. He was a freeman on 13 May 1641. Representative to the General Court in 1641,44,48 and 51. Selectman for 10 yrs.
In his will of 25 May, 1659, he mentions his wife, Elizabeth, son, Thomas, away from home and who never married it is said; John, who is made executor and Josias; daughters, Suffrance, wife of Josiah Treadway; Mary, wife of Thomas Noyes; Gourd and son-in-law Robert G. to whom he devises a tenement at Shaston in County Dorsetshire, England.
**Taken from "Genealogical Dictionary of New England" Vol. 2 D-J p.391.
By James Savage, published by Little, Brown and Co. in Boston, 1860.