Walker, Edward, Sir (1612N/A
Sir Edward Walker, Garter King of Arms, was the second son of Edward Walker of Roobers, Nether Stowey in Somersetshire, and Barbara Salkeld. He joined the College of Arms as an official and in 1635 was made Blanch Lion Pursuivant, and filled successively the positions of Rouge Croix Pursuivant and Chester Herald. Walker served as Secretary at War to Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel, the Royalist general during the first Scottish War, and was employed as a herald by Charles I, and from 1642 as his Secretary at War. In 1644 he was appointed Norroy King of Arms, and on the death of Saint George, Garter, he was appointed arter King of Arms. He shared the vicissitudes of Charles II during the Commonwealth and was made one of the Clerks of the Council at the Restoration. Many of his manuscripts are in the British Library. He bequeathed some heraldic manuscripts to the Office of Arms and the remainder of his library to his eldest grandson Edward Clopton, but it seems to have been dispersed soon afterwards.