Walter Palmer

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Walter Palmer, son of Walter Palmer and Elizabeth Carter, was born at England, before 1589.1 He died at Stonington, Connecticut, 10 November 1661.1

Walter had an unknown first wife;1,2 he married (2) Rebecca Short, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), at Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, before 1633.1,2

Family 1

NN (---) b. say 1594, d. bef. 1633
  • Grace Palmer1 b. abt. 1614
  • John Palmer1 b. abt. 1615, d. 24 Aug 1677
  • William Palmer1 b. say 1619, d. aft. 1672
  • Jonah Palmer1,3 b. 1627
  • Elizabeth Palmer1 b. 1628

Family 2

Rebecca Short b. bt 1610 - 1615, d. 15 Jul 1671
  • Hannah Palmer+1 b. 15 Jun 1634, d. aft. 1682
  • Elihu Palmer1 b. 24 Jan 1635/36, d. 5 Sep 1665
  • Nehemiah Palmer1 b. 23 Nov 1637
  • Moses Palmer1 b. 6 Apr 1640
  • Benjamin Palmer1 b. 30 May 1642
  • Gershom Palmer1 b. say 1644
  • Rebecca Palmer1 b. say 1646


  1. [S74] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, CD-ROM (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2000), Walter Palmer sketch, further cited as GMB.
  2. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 1133, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  3. [S2250] Perry Streeter, "Walter Palmer of the Great Migration: Probable Origins in Frampton, Dorset," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 174 (Winter 2020): 21-25, at 21, further cited as Streeter, "Walter Palmer of Frampton, Dorset."
This person was last edited on:3 Apr 2020