John WINSLOW

John WINSLOW

Male 1597 - Bef 1674  (~ 77 years)

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  • Name John WINSLOW 
    Christened 18 Apr 1597  Droitwich, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1621  Droitwich, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Aboard the Fortune 
    Immigration 1621  Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living 1655  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Bef 21 May 1674  [1
    • Death was between 12 March 1673/4 (date of will) and 21 May 1674 (probate of will).
    Person ID I29432  FamilyWorld
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2011 

    Father Edward WINSLOW 
    Mother Magdalen OLIVER 
    Family ID F9840  Group Sheet

    Family Mary CHILTON,   c. 30 May 1607, Sandwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1 May 1679  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 22 May 1627  Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. John WINSLOW,   b. Abt 1628, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Susanna WINSLOW,   b. Abt 1630, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary WINSLOW,   b. Abt 1632, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Edward WINSLOW,   b. Abt 1636, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1682, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)
    +5. Sarah WINSLOW,   b. Abt 1639, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Isaac WINSLOW,   b. Abt 1641, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Joseph WINSLOW,   b. Abt 1643, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Samuel WINSLOW,   b. Abt 1650, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. WINSLOW,   b. Abt 1651, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Benjamin WINSLOW,   b. 12 Aug 1653, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 12 Mar 1673/4  (Age 20 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2011 
    Family ID F9839  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 18 Apr 1597 - Droitwich, Worcestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - Aboard the Fortune - 1621 - Droitwich, Worcestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1621 - Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 May 1627 - Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - 1655 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    'The Puritan' 1899 Augustus Saint-Gaudens
    "The Puritan" 1899 Augustus Saint-Gaudens

  • Notes 
    • John Winslow left Droitwich, Worcestershire, England aboard the Fortune in 1621 for Plymouth, Massachusetts. He later removed to Boston in 1655.

      His occupation was Merchant, and he appears in the 1633 list of Plymouth freemen as "John Wynslow", again in the Plymouth colony list of 1636/7, and again in the 1639 Plymouth Colony list of freemen.

      He was Deputy for Plymouth to the Plymouth General Court; on the Council of War, and in the Plymouth section of the 1643 Plymouth Colony list of men able to bear arms.

      "In the 1623 Plymouth land division John Winslow received one acre as a passenger on the Fortune [PCR 12:5]. In the 1627 Plymouth division of cattle John Winslow and Mary Winslow were the fifth and sixth persons on the sixth company [PCR 12:11].

      "In the Plymouth tax list of 25 March 1633 'John Wynslow' was asssessed 18s., and in the list of 27 March 1634 the same amount [PCR 1:9, 27].

      "In his will, dated 12 March 1673/4 and proved 21 May 1674, 'John Winslow Senior of Boston ... merchant' bequeathed to 'my dear and well beloved wife Mary Winslow the use of my now dwelling house with the gardens and yards thereunto belonging for and during the term of her natural life,' along with 'all my household goods' and L400; to 'my son John Winslow' the house and land after wife's decease, he paying L50 apiece to 'William Payne the son of my daughter Sarah Meddlecott and also to Parnell Winslow daughter to my son Isack Winslow'; 'my ketch Speedwell ... and the net produce thereof [to] be equally divided amongst my children my son John only excepted'; to 'my son Benjamin L100 at age twenty-one; 'if my son Edward Winslow shall see cause to relinquish his said part and interest in the said ketch Speedwell and her proceeds, then my will is that he shall have one-quarter part of my ketch John's Adventure unto his own proper use, and then the said ketch and cargo to be equally divided among my other children my son John excepted as aforesaid together with my son Edward'; to 'my grandchild Susanna Latham the sum of thirty pounds in money to be paid her at the day of her marriage and to the rest of my daughter Lathan's children ... five pounds' apiece when they come of age to marry; to 'my son Edward Winslow's children' L5 apiece when they come of age or marry; to 'my son Edward Grey his children that he had by my daughter Mary Grey' L20 apiece when they come of age or marry; to 'my son Joseph Winslow's two children' L5 apiece as aforesaid; to 'my grandchild Mercy Harris her two children' L5 apiece as aforesaid; to 'my kinsman Josiah Winslow now governor of New Plimouth' L20; to 'my brother Josiah Winslow' L20; to 'my kinswoman Eleanor Baker the daughter of my brother Kenelm Winslow' L5; residue to be divided after wife's decease 'among my seven children in equal proportions'; to 'Mr. Paddye's widow five pounds as a token of my lofe'; 'my negro girl Jane (after she hath served twenty years from the date hereof) shall be free'; 'my son John Winslow to be sold executor; 'my loving friends Mr. Thomas Brattle, Mr. William Tailer and Mr. John Winsley' to be overseers, they to have L5 apiece [MD 3:129-33, citing SPR Case #688].

      "The inventory of the estate of John Winslow, taken 27 October 1674, totalled L2946 14s. 10d., including 'the dwelling house, garden & land adjoining to it,' valued at L450; most of the value was in shares in vessels, hard currency, debts due and trade goods [MD 3:133-34, citing SPR 5:211-12].

      "In her will, dated 31 July 1676 and proved 11 July 1679, 'Mary Winslow of Boston in New England' bequeathed to 'my son John Winslow my great square table'; toi 'my daughter Sarah Middlecott' moveables 'and to each of her childeren a silver cup with a handle'; to 'my grandchild William Paine my great silver tankard'; to 'my daughter Susanna Latham' moveables; to 'my grandchild Ann Gray' moveables and L10; 'my executor shall pay four pounds in money per annum for three years unto Mrs. Tappin ... towards the maintenance of said Ann Gray'; to 'Mary Winslow daughter of my son Edward Winslow my largest silver cup with two handles and unto Sarah daughter of the said Edward my lesser silver cup with two handles, also I give unto my said son Edward's children six silver spoons to be divided between thenm'; to 'my grandchild Parnell Winslow" L5; to 'my grandchild Chilton Latham' L5; 'the rest of my spoons to be divided amongst my grandchildren according to the discretion of my daughter Middlecott'; to 'my grandchild Mercy Harris my white rug'; to 'my grandchild Mary Pollard forty shillings'; to 'my grandchild Susanna Latham my petticoat with silk lace'; to 'Mary Winslow daughter of my son Joseph Winslow' L20; residue to be equally divided among 'my children John Winslow, Edward Winslow, Joseph Winslow, Samuel Winslow, Susanna Latham and Sarah Middlecott'; 'my trusty friend Mr. William Tailer of Boston aforesaid merchant' to be sole executor; to 'Mr. Thomas Thatcher pastor of the third church in Boston' L5 [MD 1_65-69, citing SPR 6:300-01].

      "The inventory of the estate of 'Mrs. Mary Winslow,' taken 29 July 1679, totalled L212 11s. 9d., including 'one-half of the house which was formerly Mr. Joseph Winslow's' valued at L67 [MD 1:69-71, citing SPR 12:31-15]."

      John Winslow was a brother of Edward Winslow, Kehelm Winslow, Gilbert Winslow, and Josiah Winslow.

      "The varied abilities of this group of five siblings are interesting to observe. Gilbert left too slight a mark on the records to judge. Edward, the eldest, was also the ablest. The second brother, John, was also quite talented, but was not inclined to public service; he died as one of the wealthiest merchants in Boston in the mid 1650s. The two younger siblings, Kenelm and Josiah, remained in Plymouth Colony, were publicly visible so long as their two elder brothers were still present, and then faded slowly from sight."

      "John Winslow and his family are treated in the second volume of the Five Generations series of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, in the second on James Chilton [MF 2:6-117]."

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  • Sources 
    1. [S30] Great Migration Begins, The , Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116, 1995), ISBN 0-88082-044-6., 2029.

    2. [S30] Great Migration Begins, The , Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116, 1995), ISBN 0-88082-044-6., 354, 2029.

    3. [S30] Great Migration Begins, The , Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116, 1995), ISBN 0-88082-044-6., 2027-2030.