Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameJohn LOKER 548,561
Birth Dateabt 1608
Birth PlaceBures St. Mary, Suffolk/Essex, England?
Will Date17 Jun 1653562
Will PlaceSudbury, Massachusetts
Death Date18 Jun 1653
Death PlaceSudbury, Massachusetts
Inventory Date5 Jul 1653563
Will Prov. Date17 Aug 1653562
Immigr Date?
FatherHenry LOKER-RIDDLESDALE (bp. 1577-)
MotherElizabeth FRENCH (bp. 1587-1648)
Misc. Notes
The full text of Threlfall’s entry556 on John Loker is as follows: “JOHN, m about 1650, Mary Draper; ch.: John, Mary (posthumous) b 28 Sept. 1653 at Sudbury - m 14 Nov. 1672 at Lancaster, Jonas Prescott. He d 18 June 1653 at Sudbury, testate (Middlesex Probate 14283). (See Newton Genealogy p. 17-18 for a full transcript of the will.)” If John Loker did indeed die before his daughter Mary was born, then the elaborate story told about Mary’s courtship cannot be correct as it is reported in Butler’s History.564 (See Mary’s entry for the full account.) Perhaps John’s wife Mary Draper remarried and the story pertains to a step father, or perhaps it is entirely a fiction.

See Rodgers565 for a transcript his will and an inventory of his estate which totalled £95 (further suggesting that the story of daughter Mary’s courtship, which describes her parents as wealthy, was a fiction). He states in the will that he has only one child, a son John, and that his wife is carrying another child (Mary, who will be born posthumously).
Marr Dateabt 1650
 Mary (1653-1735)
Last Modified 16 Dec 1999Created 1 Dec 2017 using Reunion for Macintosh
New England genealogy files of Robert J. O’Hara, automatically output by Reunion for Macintosh. For additional genealogical data in other formats, including specialized lists of immigrant ancestors and notable kin, please visit my main genealogy page: For information about many of the localities mentioned here please visit