Edward WINSLOW

Male 1595 - 1655  (59 years)


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  • Name Edward WINSLOW  [1, 2
    Born 18 Oct 1595  Droitwich, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 20 Oct 1595  Parish reg. of St. Peters, Drotwich, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Baptism 28 Oct 1595  Droitwich, co. Worcester, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 08 May 1655  [2
    Notes 
    • Excerpts from "Mayflower Families through 5 generations vol. 13 - William White":
      About 1638, the Winslow with young Peregrine and Resolved White, moved to Green Harbor, now called Marshfield. Edward Winslow rose to prominence as Governor of Plymouth Colony, became Colony representative to England, and at last was persuaded to use his diplomataic skills for Oliver Cromwell, heading up a joint commission with the Dutch to award reparations for damage caused to Danish ships.
      No evidence had been found to indicate that Susanna accompanied her husband on any of his trips to England.
      Edward Winslow spent the last six years of his life in England.

      Excerpt from Mayflower Increasing:" Edward "fell sick at sea betwixt Domingo & Jamaica" .

      Excerpts from "The Mayflower Quarterly, Sept. 2003":

      Edward could be a grandson of Kenelm Winslow.

      His first wife died shortly after the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth and his marriage to Susanna White, widow of William white of the Mayflower was the first marriage in Plymouth. Mrriages in Plymouth were a civil affair and in 1635 Edward Winslow was jailed for seventeen weeks in Fleet Prison in London when Archbishop Laud had him persecuted for solemizing marriages as a magistrate.
      Edward Winslow was one of the company which first explored the shores of Cape Cod, was among those who first landed at Plymouth, and who selected Plymouth as the place of settlement. He was one of the principal leaders of Plymouth Colony, serving as Assistant many times and in 1633 he was elected Governor of the colony, its third governor after Carver and bradford. (Christopher Martin acted as Governor on the "Mayflower", but died shortly after the landing in Plymouth and is not considered to be one of the governors of the colony.) Edward was also elected Governor in 1636 and 1644.
      In September 1623 Edward Winslow returned to England on the "Anne" to transact business for the colony and returned in March 1624 on the "Charity" with supplies and three heifers and a bull, the first cattle in Plymouth. In 1630 and 1635 he also made trips to England. In 1644 he was the commissioner for Plymouth to the newly formed Confederation of New England colonies.
      In 1646 he went to England for the last time and accepted employment in Oliver Cromwell's government serving in several capacities. On 27 December 1654 Edward Winslow was appointed commissioner, along with Admiral William Penn and General Robert Venables, of the ill-fated expedition to the West Indies to capture the island of Hispaniola from the Spanish. Cromwell apparently expected the island to be settled by New Englanders. After the defeat at Santo Domingo, Edward Winslow died of a fever on the voyage from Hispaniola to Jamaica and was buried at sea.
      Edward Winslow wrote his will 18 December 1654:
      I Edward Winslowe of London, Esguior, being now bound on 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 allotmts & divicions to Josias my onely sonne & his heires, hee allowing to to my wife a full 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 with me to sea to my daughter Elizabet & The rest of my goods wch I carry with 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 and mr Richard ffoyde, over seers for the rest of my personall estate in England.
      Witness my hand & Seale the Eighteenth of december In the yeare of our Lord God one Thousand Six hundred fifty & ffower.

      Sealed & Subscribed
      in the presence of : pr me Edw: Window (seal)
      Jon Hooper
      Gerald Usher servant to Hen: Colbron
    Person ID I62274  Main Tree
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2019 

    Father Edward WINSLOW,   b. 17 Oct 1560, Droitwich, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1631, Droitwich, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Magdalene OLIVER,   b. 04 Aug 1566 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 04 Nov 1594  St. Brides Church, Fleetstreet, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F11964  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth BARKER,   b. Abt 1593,   d. 24 Mar 1620/1, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Married Bef 12 May 1618  Leyden, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F07616  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Susanna FULLER,   c. 22 Apr 1577, Redenhall, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 18 Dec 1654 and 02 Jul 1675, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 12 May 1621  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. John WINSLOW,   b. Bef 22 May 1627,   d. Between 12 Mar 1673 and 21 May 1674  (Age > 45 years)  [Birth]
     2. Edward WINSLOW,   b. Bef 22 May 1627  [Natural]
     3. Elizabeth WINSLOW,   d. Bef 23 Apr 1698  [Birth]
     4. Josiah WINSLOW,   b. Abt 1628,   d. 18 Dec 1680, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
    Family ID F05279  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Oct 1595 - Droitwich, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 28 Oct 1595 - Droitwich, co. Worcester, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 12 May 1618 - Leyden, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02656] Mayflower Families Through 5 Generations Vol. 13 - William White.

    2. [S02658] Mayflower Increasings 2nd Edition by Susan E. Roser.

    3. [S03465] The Mayflower Quarterly - June 2009, Vol. 75, No. 2, General Society of Mayflower Descendants.

    4. [S03466] The Mayflower Quarterly - September 2003, Vol. 69 No. 3.

    5. [S01813] Ancestry.com: One World Tree.