Ancestors of Tim Farr and Descendants of Stephen Farr Sr. of Concord, Massachusetts and Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England


Kenelm WINSLOW [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born about 1530 in Kempsey, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1607 in St Andrew, Kempsey, Worcester, England, United Kingdom. Kenelm married Katherine 3, 4, 5 about 1560 in Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom.

Kenelm had a will 6, 7 on 14 Apr 1607 in Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. His will was probated 8, 9 on 9 Nov 1607 in Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom.

Yeoman

There is no true proof that Edward was the son of Kenelm but it appears to be so.

Winslow Families of Worcestershire, 1400-1700 by Brandon Fradd pub. Newbury Street 2009  -   Fact and Fiction

Fiction 2: - KENELM WINSLOW owned Newport's Place and Clerkenleap. Again, the chart in the Register in 1867 makes this statement. A much earlier publication by Thomas Habington in his history of Worcestershire states that he had "heard" that KENELM WINSLOW bought and sold Newport's Place, but he was not at all sure that it was true. [145]

Fact: - We see from the court rolls of Kempsey that KENELM WINSLOW was the tenant farmer, not the owner, of Newport's Place. Dr. Treadway Nash, whose family bought Clerkenleap, states in his history of Worcestershire that "the Winslows" owned Clerkenleap and sold it around 1650 to John Nash. It might be expected that a historian whose family owned the property would know something more about its origins, but Dr. Nash was not more specific. We note below that JOHN WINSLOW of Kempsey paid taxes on "Bramallo" in 1571 and that Broomhall was a messuage in Clerkenleap. This JOHN WINSLOW was of Draycott.
The chart in the Register further states that KENELM WINSLOW's grandson, RICHARD, sold Clerkenleap in 1650. So far we have not encountered any evidence for such a RICHARD WINSLOW. All the grandchildren we believe to have been descended from KENELM WINSLOW - namely, Gov. EDWARD and his brothers and sisters - had left Worcestershire long before 1650. However, there was definitely a RICHARD WINSLOW of Draycott who died in 1659. The value of his father's inventory in 1615 was more than £110, whereas KENELM WINSLOW's was about £70. The difference could have been easily explained by a large messuage at Clerkenleap owned by the Winslows of Draycott. Until further information is found, we believe that it was the Winslows of Draycott who owned Clerkenleap and sold it to the Nash family.

Fiction 5: - The Winslows of Kempsey descend from the Winslows of Earls Croome.
In an article in the Register in 1967, John Hunt pointed out that in the three and one-half centuries since the first two Winslows came to America in the Mayflower,  "not a few conflicting statements concerning their origin and status, including several wrong pedigrees, have gotten into print" He then proceeded to provide yet another wrong pedigree, namely: GALFRID WINSLOW of Earls Croome, County of Worcester, 1425; RICHARD of the same, 1430; WILLIAM of the same, 1471; RICHARD of the same, will dated 1546; THOMAS of Kempsey; KENELM of Kempsey and Worcester. Hunt cited a manuscript in the possession of D. KENELM WINSLOW as basis for these claims. (151)

Fact: - We have shown that the Winslows of Kempsey can be traced in Kempsey to 1432 and that the court rolls of Earls Croome do not exist prior to 1500, even though there is a document indicating the existence of GEOFFREY [GALFRID] WINSLOW of Earls Croome in 1425. It is possible that D. KENELM WINSLOW had access to court rolls for Earls Croome now missing, but if so, he did not publish their details in his book, Mayflower Heritage. (152)

Furthermore, as the record shows, there were three RICHARD WINSLOWS before 1546: two in Kempsey (who were probably closely related), and one in Earls Croome. The RICHARD WINSLOW of Earls Croome (from which all the pedigrees derive the later Winslows of Droitwich) must be discarded as a possible fit for the Richard posited by Hunt.

Fiction 6: - The Winslows of Kempsey descend from THOMAS WINSLOW who married Eleanor Peacock in 1539. Once again, this was a statement by D. KENELM WINSLOW.

Fact: The court rolls of Kempsey do suggest a THOMAS WINSLOW as the ancestor of the Winslows of Kerswell, but this is a suggestion at best, not a direct statement. There is no THOMAS WINSLOW in the ancestry of the Winslows of Draycott. The probable ancestor of KENELM WINSLOW of Kerswell was RICHARD WINSLOW, who was already of age in the 1540s and so could not be the product of a marriage registered in Severn Stoke in 1539.

[145] Survey of Worcestershire, 2:148. Speaking of Kerswell, he says "the heyres of John Clopton heald in the same manor and thease 3 last I thincke weare severall tenauntes of the same landes, the inheritance as I have heard of Sir Richard Newport, and sold by him to Kenelm Winslowe and by Winsloe to Sir John Bucke; and which in the white book of the bishopricke is as I guesse called Newport's place. Nowe for Newport's place I am certain; at the rest, I rove." As shown below, Thomas Newport held the manor of "Careswell" in Worcestershire and granted it to his son Richard in the marriage contract with Richard's wife, but that Kenelm Winslow was the tenant farmer, not owner. It was sold not to Buck, but to Humphrey Baker before 1622.

The Five Winslow Brothers of Early Massachusetts
PROBABLE DESCENT OF THE WINSLOW BROTHERS FROM HENRY WINSLOW OF KEMPSEY
The male-line ancestry of the five Winslow brothers appears to be as follows, based on the records presented in this book:

Henry Winslow, of Kempsey (by 1411-1451). John Winslow, of Kempsey (by 1436-after 1480).

Thomas Winslow, of Kerswell in Kempsey (by 1469-aft. 1536). He appears to have been the father or grandfather of:

Richard Winslow the Younger, of Kerswell (aft. 1510-fl. 1544-56). Kenelm Winslow, of Kerswell and Clifton (ca. 1550-1607).

Edward Winslow, b. ca. 1570, m. 1594 Magdalen Oliver; they were the parents of the five Winslow brothers of Massachusetts.


Will of Kenelm Winslow:

"In the name & feare of God Amen-the xiiith daye of Aprill in the year of our Lord 1607, I Kenelme Wynslowe of the cittye of Worcester, Yeom¹, being of verye pfect memorye although sicke in bodye doe make & declare my last Will & Testamt in maner & forme following viz!  First I comend my Soule to the Eternall God & my bodye to the Earth to be buryed in comelye sort of burial after my decease.

Item.  I devise and appoint vs in money to the pore of the prshe of St. Andrew wherein I dwell to be distributed by my wife or by her appointmt.  And as touching my goods and chattels I will & appoint the custodye thereof (my funerall's discharged & my debts paide) to Katherine my very loving Wife whom I ordaine constitute & appoint to be my Sole Executrix of this my prnt Will & appointing & wishing her nott to alter the pptie thereof (things overworne excepted) wthout the consent of my eldest Sonne whom I require to be a guide & comforter to her.  And such of my household stuffe as she shall thinke well of I license her to dispose of to such of my children & grandchildren as shall best please her and the same nott to be delivered until after her decease and then the same to be delivered to them as the guift & legasie as well of me to them as of my saide wife.  These being Witness prnte att the publishing hereof by me-Kenelme Wynslo-John Evayns-Edward Tovy+-Richard Calwall his marke "H."

Proved at Worcester on the 9th day of November 1607 by Katherine (the Relict of the deceased the sole Executrix."    from W.S. Appleton's papers.

¹A common man; the first or most respected class; a freeholder; a man freeborn; a yeoman in England is considered as next in order to the Gentry. Gentry - in Great Britain are classes of people between the nobility and the common people.

Katherine 1, 2, 3 was born about 1530 in of Droitwich, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. She died on 4 Apr 1607 in St. Andrew, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. Katherine married Kenelm WINSLOW 4, 5 about 1560 in Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i Edward WINSLOW Sr. was born about 1570. He died before 1631.

Gilbert OLIVER 1, 2 was born in 1536 in of St. Mary-le Strand, Middlesex, England. He died on 26 Oct 1583 in St. Mary-le Strand, Middlesex, England. He was buried on 26 Oct 1583 in St. Mary-le Strand, Middlesex, England. Gilbert married 3 Margery YOUNG 4, 5 on 29 Nov 1561 in St Mary le Strand, London, England, United Kingdom.

Gilbert was also known as Gilbert Ollyver.

Margery YOUNG 1, 2 was born in 1540 in of St. Mary-le Strand, Middlesex, England. Margery married 3 Gilbert OLIVER 4, 5 on 29 Nov 1561 in St Mary le Strand, London, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i
Mary OLLYVER was christened on 13 Feb 1563 in St. Clement Danes, Westminster, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii Magdaline OLIVER was born on 4 Aug 1566. She died about 1606.
  M iii
Edward OLIVER was christened on 7 Aug 1567 in St. Clement Danes, Westminster, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. He was buried on 5 Jan 1579.
  M iv
Thomas OLIVER was christened on 13 Aug 1570 in St. Clement Danes, Westminster, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.
  M v
George OLIVER was christened on 8 Jun 1572 in St. Clement Danes, Westminster, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.
  M vi
Francis OLIVER was christened on 24 May 1573 in St. Clement Danes, Westminster, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. He was buried on 30 Jul 1575 in St. Clement Danes, Westminster, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.
  F vii
Dorothy OLIVER was christened on 24 Jun 1574 in St. Clement Danes, Westminster, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.
  M viii
Gilbert OLIVER was born in 1576 in of St. Clement Danes, Westminster, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. He was christened about 1576 in St. Clement Danes, Westminster, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. He was buried on 25 Nov 1579 in St. Clement Danes, Westminster, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.

Robert ALDOUS [Parents] was born on 6 Apr 1750 in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He was christened on 6 Apr 1750 in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He was buried on 14 Apr 1819. Robert married Elizabeth ASTIN on 4 Oct 1776.

Elizabeth ASTIN. Elizabeth married Robert ALDOUS on 4 Oct 1776.


Le Roy HARRIS [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 26 Jul 1888 in Bensen Ward, Cache, Utah, United States. He died 2 on 1 Jun 1950 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Le married 3 Cornelia SANDERS "Nealey" on 6 Jul 1920 in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

Cornelia "Nealey" SANDERS was born on 15 Feb 1893 in St George, Washington, Utah, United States. She died on 14 Feb 1975 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Nealey married 1 Le Roy HARRIS on 6 Jul 1920 in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.


Sir Oliver ST. JOHN was born 1 about 1575 in Keysoe, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 23 Mar 1625/1626 in Keysoe, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Oliver married Sarah BULKELEY in 1597.

Sarah BULKELEY [Parents] 1 was born 2 about 1580. She died 3 in BY 1611. Sarah married Sir Oliver ST. JOHN in 1597.


Governor Edward WINSLOW [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 18 Oct 1595 in Droitwich, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. He was christened 3, 4 on 20 Oct 1595 in St Peters, Droitwich, Worcester, England, United Kingdom. He died 5 on 8 May 1655 in at Sea, Near Jamaica. Edward married 6 Elizabeth BARKER on 16 May 1618 in Leyden, Holland.

Other marriages:
FULLER, Susanna

BORN: 18 October 1595, Droitwich, Worcester, England, son of Edward Winslow and Magdalene Oliver

BAPTIZED: 20 October 1595, St. Peters, Droitwich, Worcester, England DIED: 8 May 1655, at sea between Hispaniola and Jamaica, in the West Indies  MARRIED: Elizabeth Barker, 16 May 1618, Leyden, Holland; she died 24 March 1620/1 at Plymouth.
Susanna (---) White, the widow of William White, 12 May 1621, Plymouth.

NOTE: Numerous sources have incorrectly given Edward Winslow's birth and baptism date (including Mayflower Families for Five Generations [Volume 5], Eugene Stratton's Plymouth Colony: Its History and Its People, and James Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England).  I have checked the original parish register for the year 1595, and the entry reads exactly as follows:

October .20. Edward Wynsloe sonne of Edward Wynsloe was Baptized & Born the xviii th of October being Saterday

Govenor of Massachusetts and a Mayflower passenger. Edward Winslow was the son of Edward Winslow, a wealthy owner of a salt boilery, and Magdalene Oliver. Edward Winslow was baptized at Droitwich, Worcester, England on 28 October 1595.

Winslow soon joined with the Separatists, and moved to Leyden where he became a printer along with William Brewster, publishing illegal religious pamphlets.  His first wife, Elizabeth Barker, was from Chattisham, Suffolk, England.

His second wife was the widow of William White of the Mayflower.
For a description of what is known about her (she is not a Fuller) see William White.

Winslow also made trips to England in the early years of the Colony to conduct business agreements and make legal arrangements, including trips in 1623-4, 1630, and 1635.  In 1646 he returned to live in England and served in the English army under Oliver Cromwell . In 1655 he died of a fever on a military expedition to capture the island of Hispaniola. Upon his death, one of the ship's chroniclers wrote this poem:

The Eighth of May, west from 'Spaniola shore,
God took from us our Grand Commissioner,
Winslow by Name, a man in Chiefest Trust,
Whose Life was sweet, and Conversation just;
Whose Parts and wisdome most men did excell:
An honour to his Place, as all can tell.

Edward Winslow authored several books.  He wrote Good News From New England first published in 1624.  He authored a good portion of Mourt's Relation: A Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth first published in 1622.  Winslow also wrote Hypocricie Unmasked (1646), and New England's Salamander (1647), which are both for the most part religious discourses.  He also edited several pamphlets.

ANCESTRAL SUMMARY:

Edward Winslow was the son of Edward Winslow, a wealthy owner of a salt boilery, and Magdalene Oliver. Edward Winslow was baptized at Droitwich, Worcester, England on 20 October 1595.  Winslow soon joined with the Separatists, and moved to Leyden where he became a printer along with William Brewster, publishing illegal religious pamphlets. His first wife, Elizabeth Barker, was from Chattisham, Suffolk, England.

His second wife was the widow of William White of the Mayflower. For a description
of what is known about her (she is not a Fuller) see William White.

The ancestry of Edward Winslow is as follows:

(1) Kenelm Winslow of Kempsey (it has been suggested, but not proved, that he married Elizabet Foliot, daughter of John Foliot--see NEHGR 122:175-178)

(2) Edward Winslow, m. Magdalene Oliver

(3) Edward Winslow of the Mayflower

Edward Winslow had four other siblings which came to America, namely Gilbert Winslow (Mayflower, 1620), John Winslow (Fortune, 1621), Josias Winslow (White Angel, 1631), and Kenelm Winslow, who married Eleanor (Newton) Adams, who came in the Anne, 1623.  Edward Winslow also had several sisters, including Magdalen who married Rev. William Wake on 25 April 1627, in Wareham, Dorset, England.

GOVERNOR EDWARD WINSLOW'S WILL.

THE will of Governor Edward Winslow, which is preserved at Somerset House, London, is one of the three existing original wills of Mayflower passengers. The others are Mary (Chilton) Winslow's and Peregrine White's, both of which we have already reproduced. The illustration of Governor winslow's will facing this page is from a photograph made at the expense of the Foreign Research Fund and secured by the Hon. Winslow Warren, of our Committee on Publication, with the courteous assistance of the Rev. Stopford W. Brooke, of London.

No mention of Governor Winslow's death is found on the Plymouth Colony records, and we learn the date from Nathaniel Morton's New England's Memorial, under the year 1655. We reprint his account in lid], from the Rev. Thomas Prince's copy of the first edition (1669), now in the Boston Public Library.

This year that Worthy and Honourable Gentleman Mr. Edward Winslow deceased; of whom I have had occasion to make honourable mention formerly in this Discourse. He was the Son of Edward Winslow Esq; of the Town of Draughtwich* in the County of Worcester: He travelling into the Low-Countreys, in his Journeys fell into acquaintance with the Church of Leyden in Holland, unto whom he joyned, and with whom he continued until they parted to come into New-England, he coming with that part that came first over, and became a very worthy and useful Instrument amongst them, both in the place of Government and otherwise, until his last Voyage for England, being sent on special Imployment for the Government of the Massachusets, as is forementioned in this Book; and afterwards was imployed as one of the grand Commissioners in that unhappy Design against 1)omingo in Hispaniola, who taking grief for the ill success of that Enterprize; on which, together with some other Infirmities that were upon him, he fell sick at Sea betwixt Domingo and Jamaica, and died the eighth day of May, which was about the Sixty first year of his life, and his Body was honourably committed to the Sea, with the usual Solemnity of the Discharge of Fourty two Piece of Ordnance.

* Droitwich.

One of the Company who was imployed in taking notice of the Particulars of that Tragedy, gave such Testimony of the said Mr. Winslow, as followeth in this Poem:

The Eighth qf May, west from ‘Spaniola shore,
God took from us our Grand Commissioner,
Winslow by Name, a man in Chiefest Trust,
Whose Life was sweet, and Conversation just
Whose Parts and wisdome most men did excell:
An honour to his Place, as all can tell.

While examining the Marshfield town records some time since, the Editor discovered a vote
regarding the disposition of the ten pounds bequeathed by Governor Winslow to the poor of that town. A literal transcript of this record follows the copy of the will.

I Edward Winslowe of London. Esquior. being now bound in a voyage to sea in the service of the comon welth do make publish & declare this to be my last will & testamt touching the disposing of my estate. ffirst I doe give will devise & bequeath all my lands & stock. in New England & all my possibilities & porcons in future allotm'S & divicons to Josia my. onely sonne & his heires, hee allowing to my wife, a fill third parte thereof for her life Also. I give to the poore of the Church of Plymouth in new England Tenn pounds. & to the poore of marshfielde where the chiefest of my estate lyes Tenn pounds., Also I give my lynnen wch I carry wth me to sea. to my daughter Elizabeth & the rest of my goods wch I carry wth mee I give to my sonn Josias. hee giving to. each of my brothers a suite of apparell. & I make my said son. Josias my executor of this my will, and Colonell venables my overseer of my goods in the voyage. & my fower frends Dr Edmond wilson; mr John Arthur. mr James Shirley & mr Richard ffloyde overseers for the rest of my prsonall estate in England

witness my hand & Seale the Eighteenth day of December In the yeare of our Lord God one
Thousand Six hundred fifty & ffower.
Sealed & subscribed                             pr me Edw: Winslow (seal)
in the presence of
Jon' Hooper
Gerard Usher servant to Hen: Colbron

Att ye same Townes meeting it was ordered That nr Thomas Bourne and Joseph Beedell should Receave The Ten pounds which mr Edward Winslow gave To The poore of This Towne by will and f sayd prttyes so betrusted To Rec: & dispose of The stocke in The Townes behalfe have disposed one Cow To Edward Bumpus & John Branch one Cow & John Thomas The Remainder & These prtyes That is Edward & both The Johns To keepe These Cowes & To Returne at ye end of The Tearme (as The Towne hath formerly lett out ye poore stocke) The principal being living To ye Towne & The Third of The Increase The having Two Thirds off Increase Themselves.

Souce: [Marshfield Records, I: 60, under date 3 Nov., 1656.]

Governor Josiah2 Winslow, son of Governor Edward1 Winslow, the Mayflower Passenger, by his second wife, Susanna (Fuller) White, widow of William1 White. Josiah2 Winslow was the first native born Governor of Plymouth Colony, and the only child of a Mayflower Passenger to hold that office. He was a half-brother of Resolved White who witnessed this document.

Source: The Mayflower Genealogies

THE MAYFLOWER MARRIAGE RECORDS AT LEYDEN AND AMSTERDAM

(Continued from page 50)

EDWARD WINSLOW'S FIRST MARRIAGE

THE illustration facing this page shows the record at Leyden of the three publications of the banns of Edward Winslow and Elizabeth Barker, on 28 April, 5 May and 12 May, 1618, but the date of the marriage was not added to this record and has not been found. The ceremony doubtless took place not long after the third publication of the banns. This record of the banns is found in Echt Book B, folio 75.

[THE DUTCH RECORD]

.t je De 28-4--1628   Eduwsert Winsloo Drucher Jongman  t ije de 5 .5-1628 van Londe In Engelant vergeselschapt  tiije--de 12-5.1618 met Jonathan Willemson & Isaack Alarton zyn bekende met Elysabeth Berkar Jonge Dochter van Chatsum In Engelant vergeselechapt
met Janneke phesel * Haer nichte & Mana allerton Haer bekende

[THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION]

Edward Winslow, printer, unmarried man, from London in England, accompanied by Jonathan William's son  and Isaac Allerton, his acquaintances, with Elizabeth Barker, single woman, from Chatsum, in England, accompanied by Jane Phesel * and Mary Allerton her acquaintances.

* Apparently an attempt was made to cross out one or two letters of this name, therefore the reading is not certain.

Jonathan, son of William Brewster.

Source: The Mayflower Descendant, Vol.8                        Plate 5 THE MARRIAGE RECORD OF EDWARD WINSLOW

Printed from Mayflower Descendant Legacy CD-ROM - All rights reserved. Copyright © 1996 - 1998 by Search & ReSearch Publishing Corp., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Elizabeth BARKER died on 8 May 1655 in at Sea. Elizabeth married 1 Governor Edward WINSLOW 2 on 16 May 1618 in Leyden, Holland.

d. 8 May 1655, at sea, between Domingo and Jamaica, West Indies.
Mayflower passenger.


Governor Edward WINSLOW [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 18 Oct 1595 in Droitwich, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. He was christened 3, 4 on 20 Oct 1595 in St Peters, Droitwich, Worcester, England, United Kingdom. He died 5 on 8 May 1655 in at Sea, Near Jamaica. Edward married Susanna FULLER on 16 May 1621 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
BARKER, Elizabeth

BORN: 18 October 1595, Droitwich, Worcester, England, son of Edward Winslow and Magdalene Oliver

BAPTIZED: 20 October 1595, St. Peters, Droitwich, Worcester, England DIED: 8 May 1655, at sea between Hispaniola and Jamaica, in the West Indies  MARRIED: Elizabeth Barker, 16 May 1618, Leyden, Holland; she died 24 March 1620/1 at Plymouth.
Susanna (---) White, the widow of William White, 12 May 1621, Plymouth.

NOTE: Numerous sources have incorrectly given Edward Winslow's birth and baptism date (including Mayflower Families for Five Generations [Volume 5], Eugene Stratton's Plymouth Colony: Its History and Its People, and James Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England).  I have checked the original parish register for the year 1595, and the entry reads exactly as follows:

October .20. Edward Wynsloe sonne of Edward Wynsloe was Baptized & Born the xviii th of October being Saterday

Govenor of Massachusetts and a Mayflower passenger. Edward Winslow was the son of Edward Winslow, a wealthy owner of a salt boilery, and Magdalene Oliver. Edward Winslow was baptized at Droitwich, Worcester, England on 28 October 1595.

Winslow soon joined with the Separatists, and moved to Leyden where he became a printer along with William Brewster, publishing illegal religious pamphlets.  His first wife, Elizabeth Barker, was from Chattisham, Suffolk, England.

His second wife was the widow of William White of the Mayflower.
For a description of what is known about her (she is not a Fuller) see William White.

Winslow also made trips to England in the early years of the Colony to conduct business agreements and make legal arrangements, including trips in 1623-4, 1630, and 1635.  In 1646 he returned to live in England and served in the English army under Oliver Cromwell . In 1655 he died of a fever on a military expedition to capture the island of Hispaniola. Upon his death, one of the ship's chroniclers wrote this poem:

The Eighth of May, west from 'Spaniola shore,
God took from us our Grand Commissioner,
Winslow by Name, a man in Chiefest Trust,
Whose Life was sweet, and Conversation just;
Whose Parts and wisdome most men did excell:
An honour to his Place, as all can tell.

Edward Winslow authored several books.  He wrote Good News From New England first published in 1624.  He authored a good portion of Mourt's Relation: A Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth first published in 1622.  Winslow also wrote Hypocricie Unmasked (1646), and New England's Salamander (1647), which are both for the most part religious discourses.  He also edited several pamphlets.

ANCESTRAL SUMMARY:

Edward Winslow was the son of Edward Winslow, a wealthy owner of a salt boilery, and Magdalene Oliver. Edward Winslow was baptized at Droitwich, Worcester, England on 20 October 1595.  Winslow soon joined with the Separatists, and moved to Leyden where he became a printer along with William Brewster, publishing illegal religious pamphlets. His first wife, Elizabeth Barker, was from Chattisham, Suffolk, England.

His second wife was the widow of William White of the Mayflower. For a description
of what is known about her (she is not a Fuller) see William White.

The ancestry of Edward Winslow is as follows:

(1) Kenelm Winslow of Kempsey (it has been suggested, but not proved, that he married Elizabet Foliot, daughter of John Foliot--see NEHGR 122:175-178)

(2) Edward Winslow, m. Magdalene Oliver

(3) Edward Winslow of the Mayflower

Edward Winslow had four other siblings which came to America, namely Gilbert Winslow (Mayflower, 1620), John Winslow (Fortune, 1621), Josias Winslow (White Angel, 1631), and Kenelm Winslow, who married Eleanor (Newton) Adams, who came in the Anne, 1623.  Edward Winslow also had several sisters, including Magdalen who married Rev. William Wake on 25 April 1627, in Wareham, Dorset, England.

GOVERNOR EDWARD WINSLOW'S WILL.

THE will of Governor Edward Winslow, which is preserved at Somerset House, London, is one of the three existing original wills of Mayflower passengers. The others are Mary (Chilton) Winslow's and Peregrine White's, both of which we have already reproduced. The illustration of Governor winslow's will facing this page is from a photograph made at the expense of the Foreign Research Fund and secured by the Hon. Winslow Warren, of our Committee on Publication, with the courteous assistance of the Rev. Stopford W. Brooke, of London.

No mention of Governor Winslow's death is found on the Plymouth Colony records, and we learn the date from Nathaniel Morton's New England's Memorial, under the year 1655. We reprint his account in lid], from the Rev. Thomas Prince's copy of the first edition (1669), now in the Boston Public Library.

This year that Worthy and Honourable Gentleman Mr. Edward Winslow deceased; of whom I have had occasion to make honourable mention formerly in this Discourse. He was the Son of Edward Winslow Esq; of the Town of Draughtwich* in the County of Worcester: He travelling into the Low-Countreys, in his Journeys fell into acquaintance with the Church of Leyden in Holland, unto whom he joyned, and with whom he continued until they parted to come into New-England, he coming with that part that came first over, and became a very worthy and useful Instrument amongst them, both in the place of Government and otherwise, until his last Voyage for England, being sent on special Imployment for the Government of the Massachusets, as is forementioned in this Book; and afterwards was imployed as one of the grand Commissioners in that unhappy Design against 1)omingo in Hispaniola, who taking grief for the ill success of that Enterprize; on which, together with some other Infirmities that were upon him, he fell sick at Sea betwixt Domingo and Jamaica, and died the eighth day of May, which was about the Sixty first year of his life, and his Body was honourably committed to the Sea, with the usual Solemnity of the Discharge of Fourty two Piece of Ordnance.

* Droitwich.

One of the Company who was imployed in taking notice of the Particulars of that Tragedy, gave such Testimony of the said Mr. Winslow, as followeth in this Poem:

The Eighth qf May, west from ‘Spaniola shore,
God took from us our Grand Commissioner,
Winslow by Name, a man in Chiefest Trust,
Whose Life was sweet, and Conversation just
Whose Parts and wisdome most men did excell:
An honour to his Place, as all can tell.

While examining the Marshfield town records some time since, the Editor discovered a vote
regarding the disposition of the ten pounds bequeathed by Governor Winslow to the poor of that town. A literal transcript of this record follows the copy of the will.

I Edward Winslowe of London. Esquior. being now bound in a voyage to sea in the service of the comon welth do make publish & declare this to be my last will & testamt touching the disposing of my estate. ffirst I doe give will devise & bequeath all my lands & stock. in New England & all my possibilities & porcons in future allotm'S & divicons to Josia my. onely sonne & his heires, hee allowing to my wife, a fill third parte thereof for her life Also. I give to the poore of the Church of Plymouth in new England Tenn pounds. & to the poore of marshfielde where the chiefest of my estate lyes Tenn pounds., Also I give my lynnen wch I carry wth me to sea. to my daughter Elizabeth & the rest of my goods wch I carry wth mee I give to my sonn Josias. hee giving to. each of my brothers a suite of apparell. & I make my said son. Josias my executor of this my will, and Colonell venables my overseer of my goods in the voyage. & my fower frends Dr Edmond wilson; mr John Arthur. mr James Shirley & mr Richard ffloyde overseers for the rest of my prsonall estate in England

witness my hand & Seale the Eighteenth day of December In the yeare of our Lord God one
Thousand Six hundred fifty & ffower.
Sealed & subscribed                             pr me Edw: Winslow (seal)
in the presence of
Jon' Hooper
Gerard Usher servant to Hen: Colbron

Att ye same Townes meeting it was ordered That nr Thomas Bourne and Joseph Beedell should Receave The Ten pounds which mr Edward Winslow gave To The poore of This Towne by will and f sayd prttyes so betrusted To Rec: & dispose of The stocke in The Townes behalfe have disposed one Cow To Edward Bumpus & John Branch one Cow & John Thomas The Remainder & These prtyes That is Edward & both The Johns To keepe These Cowes & To Returne at ye end of The Tearme (as The Towne hath formerly lett out ye poore stocke) The principal being living To ye Towne & The Third of The Increase The having Two Thirds off Increase Themselves.

Souce: [Marshfield Records, I: 60, under date 3 Nov., 1656.]

Governor Josiah2 Winslow, son of Governor Edward1 Winslow, the Mayflower Passenger, by his second wife, Susanna (Fuller) White, widow of William1 White. Josiah2 Winslow was the first native born Governor of Plymouth Colony, and the only child of a Mayflower Passenger to hold that office. He was a half-brother of Resolved White who witnessed this document.

Source: The Mayflower Genealogies

THE MAYFLOWER MARRIAGE RECORDS AT LEYDEN AND AMSTERDAM

(Continued from page 50)

EDWARD WINSLOW'S FIRST MARRIAGE

THE illustration facing this page shows the record at Leyden of the three publications of the banns of Edward Winslow and Elizabeth Barker, on 28 April, 5 May and 12 May, 1618, but the date of the marriage was not added to this record and has not been found. The ceremony doubtless took place not long after the third publication of the banns. This record of the banns is found in Echt Book B, folio 75.

[THE DUTCH RECORD]

.t je De 28-4--1628   Eduwsert Winsloo Drucher Jongman  t ije de 5 .5-1628 van Londe In Engelant vergeselschapt  tiije--de 12-5.1618 met Jonathan Willemson & Isaack Alarton zyn bekende met Elysabeth Berkar Jonge Dochter van Chatsum In Engelant vergeselechapt
met Janneke phesel * Haer nichte & Mana allerton Haer bekende

[THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION]

Edward Winslow, printer, unmarried man, from London in England, accompanied by Jonathan William's son  and Isaac Allerton, his acquaintances, with Elizabeth Barker, single woman, from Chatsum, in England, accompanied by Jane Phesel * and Mary Allerton her acquaintances.

* Apparently an attempt was made to cross out one or two letters of this name, therefore the reading is not certain.

Jonathan, son of William Brewster.

Source: The Mayflower Descendant, Vol.8                        Plate 5 THE MARRIAGE RECORD OF EDWARD WINSLOW

Printed from Mayflower Descendant Legacy CD-ROM - All rights reserved. Copyright © 1996 - 1998 by Search & ReSearch Publishing Corp., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Susanna FULLER died in 1680. Susanna married Governor Edward WINSLOW 1 on 16 May 1621 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

First husband was William White who died 3 mar 1621 at Plymouth. Susanna mar. William at Leyden, Holland 1 feb 1612.

The record of the admission to the Marshfield church of Peregrine2 White, son of William1 and Susanna (Fuller) White, is of interest not only because he was born on the Mayflower, at Cape Cod Harbor (now Provincetown, Mass.), and was the last Mayflower Passenger to become a church member, but also because he was the last Mayflower Passenger to die.

THE SO-CALLED WILLIAM WHITE BIBLE

BY THE EDITOR (George Ernest Bowman)

An entry in the bible says that William White married Susannah Tilley the ‘3d day of March 1620'; but the records at Leyden, Holland, show that in 1612 William White married Susanna Fuller, sister of Dr. Samuel Fuller and that they had two children who died in Leyden. Another child, Resolved, was born in leyden, came with his parents in the Mayflower, married as has numerous descendants now living, who will resent the statement that William white did not marry until 1620, and that they are not descended form the mother of the first white child born in New England, form the first bride and from the mother of the first native-born governor.

Source: "The Mayfloer Descendant Legacy" CD-ROM


Stephen ALDOUS [Parents] was born in 1607 in Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He was christened on 25 Jun 1607 in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He was buried on 24 Apr 1637 in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Stephen married Anne MILLES on 5 May 1636 in Metfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

From records in the posession of Tim Farr.

  Stephen Aldous of Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, was almost twenty-nine years old in 1636 when he married Anne Milles.  Their first child, a son they named Stephen, turned out to also be their only child, when two months after he was born the new father passed away.  His death must have saddened many in Fressingfield, because his burial entry has the notation "married a year" after it, where most entries of that period just have the name and date.  He evident- ly expected to be called from this earthly life, probably as the re- sult of a serious illness or accident.  Whatever the reason was, he wrote a will on the tenth of April 1637, less than two weeks before his death. He got someone else to write it down, but he signed it, and the signature looks as though made by an unsteady hand.    As was customary in wills, he first bequeathed his "soule into the hands of Allmighty god my creator & Savior & my body to the earth from whenc it cam," and then touched upon "my temporall goods, cat- tell, chattells, Tenemts, lands houshold stuffe & utensills of hous- hold whatsoevr." He gave to his wife Anne "my Tenemt wherin I now dwell," all his land, also all his "goods cattell & chattells." Anne was to have them as long as she lived, "upon Condicon that she the said Anne my wife shall maynteyne & kepe and godly educate Steven Aldous my sonne in good & sufficiet mannr, untill he shall come unto his age of Foure and Twenty yeares." After that she was to "pay . . . unto him the said Steven . . . the yearly . . . sume of Five poundes . . . all the residue of years . . . of ye naturall life of hir the said Anne my wife." After her decease the lands and goods were to become Stephen's.  We learn from the Manor Court Rolls of the Manor of Chevenhall alias Chepenhall that the name of at least part of Stephen's proper- ty, and maybe all of it, was Babilons alias Bourneys alias Peasley, property which had belonged to hi- ancestors for generations.  Stephen was buried at Fressingfield on the twenty-fourth of April in 1637.  Widow Anne eventually married again, and later became a widow the second time. As the widow Daines she is recorded in the Manor Court Rolls as dying just previous to 17 March 1697, at which time her son Stephen was admitted tenant of the property left to her by her husband Stephen Aldous many years before.  The same Court Rolls state that he had received the premises in October of 1628 after the death of his father, also Stephen.

Anne MILLES was born about 1611 in of Metfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Anne married Stephen ALDOUS on 5 May 1636 in Metfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
DAINES,

They had the following children.

  M i Stephen ALDOUS was christened on 26 Feb 1636/1637. He was buried on 25 Jan 1721/1722.

John WINSLOW [Parents] 1 was born on 16 Apr 1597 in Droitwich, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. He was christened 2, 3 on 18 Apr 1597 in Droitwich, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 21 May 1674 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. John married 4, 5 Mary CHILTON on 12 Oct 1624 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

JOHN WINSLOW'S WILL AND INVENTORY.
LITERALLY TRANSCRIBED By GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN.

John Winslow, son of Edward and Magdalen, and brother of Governor Edward Winslow, was born at Droitwich, England, on Saturday, 16/26 April, 1597, and baptized the following Monday. He died at Boston in New England, in the ten weeks between 12/22 March, 1673/4 and 21/31 May, 1674, the dates of making and probating his wilt, which is preserved in the files of the Suffolk County Registry of Probate, at Boston.

The transcript of the will was made from the original document, which is twenty-two and seven eighths inches high and seventeen and one eighth inches wide. It is in better condition, as the reproduction shows, than that of Mary (Chilton) Winslow, which we reproduced in our first volume. It is interesting to note that both wills were written, and witnessed, by John Hayward.

The original inventory is not in the files, and the copy was made from Volume V, pages 211 and 212, of the Probate Records.

In the name of God Amen the twelveth day of March in the yeare of our Lord according to the Computacon of the Church of England one thousand six hundred seaventy and three Annoq Regni Regis Car: Secundi Anglia &c xxvj I John Winslow Senr of Boston in the Countie of Suffolke in New England Merchant being weake of Body but of Sound and perfect memory praysed be Almighty God for the same Knowing the uncertainety of this prsent life and being desirous to settle that outward Estate that the lord hath lent me I doe make this my last Will and testament in manner and forme following (that is to say) ffirst and principally I comend my soule to almighty God my Creator hopeing to receive full pardon and remission of all my sins and salvation through the merritts of Jesus Christ my Redeemer: And my body to the Earth to be decently buryed with such charges as to the Overseers of this my last Wilt and Testament hereafter named shall be thought meet and convenient And as touching such worldly Estate as the lord hath Lent me my Will and meaneing is the same shall be imployed and bestowed as hereafter in and by this my Will is Exprest

Inprimis I Doe revoake renounce and make voide all Wills by me formerly made and declaire & appoint this my last Will and Testament:

Item I Will that all the Debts that I justly owe at the time of my decease to any person or persons whatsoever shall be well and tmely contented and paid in convenient time after my decease by my Executor or overseers hereafter named. Item I give and bequeath unto my Deare and well beloved wife Maw Winslow the use of my now dwelling house with the gardens and yards thereunto belonging for and during the teanne of her naturall life item I give and bequeath unto my said wife the use of all my househould goods for her to dispose of as she shall thinke meet Item I give unto my said wife the sume of ffoure hundred pounds in lawfiull mony of New England to be paid unto her by my Executor or Overseers hereafter named in convenient time after my decease: Item after the death of my said wife I give and bequeath my said. dwelling house with all the Land belonging to the same unto my sone John Winslow and to his heires for ever he or they paying when they come to possesse & enjoy the same the sume of ffifty pounds of Lawftill mony of New England unto William Payne the sone of my Daughter Sarah Meddlecott And also to Parnell Winslow Daughter to my Son Isaack Winslow the fill sume of ffifty pounds of like Lawfitll mony: And my Will is that both the said sums be paid into the hands of my Overseers to be improved for them untill they come to age or the day of Marriage with the fill profitt that they make of the same And in case either of the said Children dye before they come of age or to marriage as afforesaid: My will is that the survivor of them shall then enjoy both the said sums: But in case both of them should dye before they come to age: My Will is that then the said sums shall be Equally divided amongst the Daughters of my Daughter Latham to be paid unto them as they come to age or marriage as afforesaid Item my Will is that my Katch Speedwell (whereof I am the sole owner) and the produce of the Cargo that I sent out in her: be (at her returne to Boston) disposed of by my Overseers hereafter named and the neate produce thereof be Equally divided amongst my Children my sone John Winslow onely Excepted and to have no part thereof: Item I give and bequeath unto my sone Benjamin the frill sume of one hundred pounds to be paid him by my Executor or overseers hereafter named when he shall attaine the Age of twenty one yeares Item my Will is that if my sone Edward Winslow shall see cause to relinquish his sd prt and intrest in the sd Katch, Speedwell and her proceeds: then my Will is that he shall have one quarter part of my Katch John's Adventure unto his owne proper use: And then the said Katch and Cargo to be Equally divided among my other Children: my son John Excepted as afforesaid together with my sone Edward from haveing any part in the afforesaid Katch or Cargo Item I give and bequeath unto my grandchild Susanna Latham the sume of thirty pounds in mony to be paid her at the day of her marriage And to the rest of my Daughter Latham's Children I give and bequeath unto Each of them five pound pr peece to be paid unto them as they shall come to age or the day of marriage Item I give and bequeath unto my sone Edward Winslows Children the sume of five pounds pr peece to be paid unto them as they shall come to age or the day of Marriage Item I give and bequeath unto my sone Edward Grey his children that he had by my Daughter Mary Grey the sume of twenty pounds pr peece to be paid unto them when they come to age or the day of their respective marriages Item I give unto my sone Joseph Winslow's two Children five pounds pr peece to be paid unto them as afforesaid Item I give unto my Grandchild Mercy Harris her two Children five pounds apeece to be paid unto them as afforesaid Item I give and bequeath unto my Kinsman Josiah Winslow now Governor of New Plimoth the sume of twenty pounds to be paid unto him by my overseers in Goods: Item I give unto my Brother Josiah Winslow the sume of twenty pounds to be paid unto him by my overseers in Goods: both in convenient time after my decease Item I give unto my kinswoman Eleanor Baker the Daughter of my Brother Kenelem Winslow five pounds to be paid her in goods by my overseers in convenient time after my decease Item my will is that what my Estate shall amount unto more then will pay fiinerall Charges My Debts and Legacyes in this my will given and bequeathed it shall be divided (after the Decease of my said wife) among my seaven Children in Equall proportions Except any one of my said Children shall have any Extraordinary providence befall them by way of any Eminent Losse then that part of my Estate that shall remaine as afforesaid shall be divided & distributed according to the prudence and discression of my overseers hereafter named or any two of them: Item my will is that in case any of my now children shall dye before my said wife that then his or their proportion of the said remaineing Estate shall be disposed to his or their Children if they have any: if not, then that part or parts shall be equally divided amongst the survivors of my said Children: Item I give to Mr Paddyes Widdow five pounds as a token of my love Item my will is that my Negro Girle Jane (after she hath served twenty yeares from the date hereof) shall be free: and that she shall serve my wife during her live and after my wifes decease she shall be disposed of according to the discression of my overseers hereafter named or any two of them: Item I doe nominate and appoint my sone John Winslow the sole Executor of this my last Will and testament. Item I doe hereby nominate & appoint my loveing ffriends Mr Thomas Brattle Mr William Tailer and Mr John Winsley my Overseers to see this my will performed so faa as they can: And I doe hereby give unto my said Overseers five pounds apeece in mony as a token of my love Item my will is that my said Overseers or any two of them shall & hereby have frill power to make saile of any part of any of my vessell or vessells that I have not hereby disposed of And also any other goods wares and merchandize for the best advantage of my afforesaid Children: And better paymt of other Legacyes by me hereby given & bequeathed: Item my will is that during the absence of my said Executor my Overseers above named or any two of them have fUll power to act in all matters and things respecting this my will as if he was personally prsent: And farther my Will is that my said Executor shall not act in any matter or thing respecting this my Will with out the advice and consent of my said overseers or two of them And that my Executor shall not under any pretence whatsoever claime any more of my Estate then I have hereby bequeathed him In Witnesse whereof I the said John Winslow Senr have hereunto set my hand & seale the day and yeare first above written
Signed sealed & published by                         John winslow (seal)


John Winslow Senr as his last will
& Testamt in the prsence of us
John Joyliffe
John Hayward sort

John Hayward appeared in Court this 21th of may 1674 & made oath that hee was present & subscribed his name as a witness to this Instrumt wch John Winslow signed Sealed & published to bee his last will & Testamt & that when hee soe did hee was of a sound disposing mind to ye best of his Knowledge this done as Attests ffreeGrace Bendall Recordr

An Inventory of the Estate of mr John Winslow senr Deceased taken by us whose names are under written this 27th of 8ber 1674 the perticulars are as ffolloweth

Imprs The Household stuff in ye house in sundry things

Apprised w~ his wareing apparell Aft                   200 00 00
in new England money                                   500 00 00
In peeces of Eight 500% peeces                         133 09 04
6 french Crownes at                                    001 10 00
Eleven Crosse Dollers at 5s 6d pr peece                023 00 09
In English money                                       023 03 00
2 Barrills of porke                                    004 19 00
Money Received of Captaine Curwin                      005 04 00
Money Received ofmr John Richards                       0121000
Money Received for canvas                              010 or 00
two Butts & halfe of sugar sold                        032 18 06
Money Received of James Andrews                        001 17 04
Money Received of Steephen Hescott                     217 18 00
Produce of the Ketch Speedwell with her Cargo Charges
Deducted                                               330 00 00
the produce of the Barke Mary & part of her Cargo
Beinge sold the Charges beinge Deducted                209 00 00
To a parcell of Goods Received pr Elias Parkman from
England sold & with the Advance Amounts to             245 00 00
To a quarter part of the pinke Jane & Sarah sold for    10 00 00
To Another quarter of Ditto Ketch given to nit Edward
winslow vallued at                                     110 00 00
To a hogshead of sugar Came from Nevis vallued Att     026 00 00
To 6 hogsheads of tobacco sold for                     032 1709
To a parcell of leafe & Role tobacco unsold vallued at 22 40 00 00
To old England goods unsold vallued Att                024 00 00
To the Dwellinge house Garden & land Ajoyninge to it 24 50 00 00
To cash due from the tresares as pr mr John Richards
Receit                                                 012 10 00
To money Due from Nathaniel fryer pr Bill              032 10 00
Due from Nathaniell Winslow pr booke                   024 05 00
[p. 212] Due from Goodwife farnam                              0
03 08 00
Due from Goodwife Pearce pr booke                      001 18 02
Due from Job Winslow pr booke                          024 17 06
Due from Nathaniell Walker pr booke                    005 18 00
Due from mr Joseph Rocke                               200 00 00
Due from mr Richard Patishall Above                    009 00 00
The whole sumne is two thousand nine hundred forty    2946 14 10
six pounds fourteen shillings tenn pence,

Mr William Taylor & mr Jno Winsley made Oath in Court 29th of 8 br 1674: That this sheat of Paper conteynes a Just & tru Inventory of the Estate of mr Jno Winslow to the best of their Knowledge & that when they know more they will Discover the same this thus done as Attests ffreeGrace Bendall Recordr

Source: "Mayflower Descendant Legacy" CD-ROM

Mary CHILTON was christened 1 on 30 May 1607 in St Peter's, Sandwich, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Mary married 2, 3 John WINSLOW 4 on 12 Oct 1624 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.


George Wright GREENWOOD. George married 1 Charlotte POULTER on 23 Dec 1847 in Westminster, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.

Charlotte POULTER [Parents] was born in 1831 in Hampton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. She was christened on 23 Feb 1834. Charlotte married 1 George Wright GREENWOOD on 23 Dec 1847 in Westminster, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.

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