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Kenelem Winslow

Male 1599 - 1672  (73 years)


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  • Name Kenelem Winslow 
    Born 29 Apr 1599  Droitwich, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 3 May 1599  Droitwich, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 6CEF2BE15F7843C396634E799963899E2770 
    Buried Sep 1672  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 13 Sep 1672  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
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    • From "The Great Migration Begins":

      KENELM WINSLOW

      ORIGIN: Droitwich, Worcestershire MIGRATION: 1631

      FIRST RESIDENCE: Plymouth

      REMOVES: Marshfield by 1643

      OCCUPATION: Joiner. On 6 January 1633/4 "Sam[uel] Jenny, the son of John Jenny, hath bound himself apprentice to Kanelm Winslow, of Plymouth, joiner" [PCR 1:24].

      FREEMAN: Admitted 1 January 1632/3 [PCR 1:4, 5]. In list of Plymouth Colony freemen of 7 March 1636/7 [PCR 1:52]. In Plymouth section of 1639 Plymouth Colony list of freemen [PCR 8:173], then erased and entered in Marshfield section of same list [PCR 8:177, 195]. In Marshfield section of 1658 and 29 May 1670 lists of Plymouth Colony freemen [PCR 5:277, 8:201].

      EDUCATION: He signed his will. His inventory included "1 Bible and 7 other books" valued at 12s.

      OFFICES: Plymouth Colony assessor, 27 March 1634 [PCR 1:26]. Deputy for Marshfield to Plymouth General Court, 7 June 1642, 27 September 1642, 29 August 1643, 10 October 1643, 5 June 1644, 20 August 1644, 6 June 1649, 4 June 1650, 5 June 1651, 7 June 1652, 7 June 1653 [PCR 2:40, 46, 60, 63, 72, 75, 144, 154, 168, PCR 3:9, 32]. Committee on laborers' wages, 5 January 1635/6 [PCR 2:36]. Coroner's jury, 3 May 1653, 14 February 1654/5 [PCR 3:28, 70]. Grand jury, 7 March 1636/7, 5 June 1638, 6 June 1654 [PCR 1:54, 87, 3:49]. Committee on provisions for the governor, 3 June 1657 [PCR 3:120]. Petit jury, 7 June 1636, 4 October 1636 [PCR 1:42, 44]. Plymouth member of colony committee on highways, 5 March 1638/9 [PCR 1:117]. On 1 December 1640 "Kenelme Winslow, being elected surveyor of the highways for the town of Plymouth, and neglecting the same, is fined 10s." [PCR 2:4]. Marshfield constable, 1 June 1647 [PCR 2:115]. In Marshfield section of 1643 Plymouth Colony list of men able to bear arms [PCR 8:196].

      ESTATE: Assessed 12s. in Plymouth tax list of 25 March 1633, and 18s. in list of 27 March 1634 [PCR 1:11, 28]. On 8 January 1632/3 "Francis Eaton acknowledgeth that he hath sold to Kanelm & Josias Wynslow the now dwelling house of the said Francis" [PCR 1:8]. Granted mowing ground, 14 March 1635/6, 20 March 1636/7 [PCR 1:40, 55]. Granted "threescore acres of land lying upon the south side of the Eele River, above the great swamp.... This grant was made void upon a grant made to him at Green's Harbor," 6 January 1636/7 [PCR 1:47]. On 5 February 1637/8 "Kenelme Winslow requesteth a grant of lands at Green's Harbor" [PCR 1:76], and on 5 March 1637/8 he received, in partnership with Love Brewster, "all that parcel of land remaining of that neck of land lying on the east side of the lands lately granted to Josias Winslow, at Greene's Harbor" [PCR 1:78, 111]. On 26 October 1647 "Mr. Hatherley here in Court acknowledgeth that Helene, the wife of Kanelme Winslow, acknowledgeth her free assent and consent to the sale of all such lands as her husband had sold unto Samuell Sturdevant. Captain Miles Standish" deposed the same regarding her consent to sales to Henry Sampson [PCR 2:118-19]. Granted one hundred acres at Teticutt, 4 March 1673/4 (pursuant to an order of June 1662) [PCR 5:141]. In his will, dated 8 August 1672 and proved 5 June 1673, "Kanelme Winslow Senior" ordered that "what estate I have formerly settled on my eldest son Kanelme ... shall remain unaltered" and bequeathed to "my son Nathaniel ... the half of my farm that I last lived upon ... as I gave him by a former deed of gift"; "and the other half of the farm to my wife, for the term of her natural life" and "after the decease of my wife Ellinor Winslow the said half of the farm shall return unto my son Nathaniel"; to "my son Job ... half of my land at Namassakett which is about fifty acres ... and the other fifty acres or thereabouts unto Kanelme Baker my grandchild"; to "my daughter Ellinor" 5; "my wife shall at her decease give unto Mary Addams an equal portion of the goods and moveables as to the rest of my grandchildren"; wife to be sole executrix and "Major Josias Winslow and my son Kanelme Winslow" to be overseers [MD 24:41-42, citing PCPR 3:1:56]. The inventory of the estate of Kenelm Winslow, taken 25 September 1672, totalled 87 15s. 4d.; the real estate, unvalued, followed: "one half of the dwelling house and housings and meadow lands and uplands belonging to the said farm he had lived on and now died possessed of in the town of Marshfield"; "one half of all the lands granted him by the Court with the ancient freemen which lieth on the west side of Taunton River either divided or to be divided hereafter"; and "one half of the portion of land granted by the court to him and his brother Josias Winslow upon the account of their brother Gilbert Winslow as he was a first comer" [MD 24:42, citing PCPR 3:1:57].

      BIRTH: Baptized Droitwich, Worcestershire, 3 May 1599, son of Edward and Magdalen (Oliver) Winslow [NEHGR 4:297, 21:210]. DEATH: Buried at Salem 13 September 1672 [MarVR 427].

      MARRIAGE: Plymouth in June 1634 "Elen Adames" [PCR 1:30]; she was ELLEN NEWTON, widow of JOHN ADAMS [TAG 55:212-13]; she was buried at Marshfield 5 December 1681, aged 83 [MD 2:250; MarVR 13].

      CHILDREN: i KENELM, b. say 1635; m. (1) by 1668 Mercy Worden (eldest child b. Scituate 9 August 1668, father stated to be of Yarmouth; in her will of 6 March 1686[/7] Mary Worden, widow, of Yarmouth bequeathed to daughter Mercy Winslow [MD 3:201-02, citing BarnPR 1:12]); m. (2) by 1693 Damaris Eames, daughter of Mark Eames (in his will of 12 July 1693 Mark Eames of Marshfield bequeathed to "daughter Damaris Winslow" [Gen Adv 3:93-94, citing PPR 1:172]). ii ELLEN, b. say 1636; m. Marshfield 20 [December 1656 Samuel Baker] (the marriage record as published is missing all but the name of the bride and the day of the event; the month and the year are suggested by the preceding marriage record, which was for November 1656, and the date of birth of the first child, on 23 March 1657/8 [MarVR 2, 4]). On 7 March 1653/4 "Kanelme Winslow complained against John Soule for speaking falsely of and scandalizing his daughter in carrying diverse false reports betwixt Josias Standish and her; the which complaint, at the request of G[e]orge Soule, father of the said John Soule, was referred until another Court, to be tried by a jury of twelve of his equals" [PCR 3:46-47]. iii NATHANIEL, b. say 1639; m. Marshfield 3 August 1664 Faith Miller [MarVR 5]. ivJOB, b. say 1641; m. by 1674 Ruth _____ (eldest known child b. Swansea 16 November 1674 [SwVR 21]). (In 1914 Richard Henry Greene rejected the claim that Ruth was daughter of Daniel Cole; he examined several other possibilities, including a placement in the family of STEPHEN HOPKINS, but came to no firm conclusion [NYGBR 45:2-8; see also MF 6:7, 11].)

      ASSOCIATIONS: Brother of EDWARD WINSLOW, GILBERT WINSLOW, JOHN WINSLOW and JOSIAH WINSLOW.

      COMMENTS: Although Kenelm Winslow first appears of record in Plymouth in the tax list of 25 March 1633, and was therefore certainly in New England by 1632, he is paired in the early years with his brother Josiah Winslow, who is known to have arrived in 1631, and so we assume that Kenelm came at the same time. On 4 June 1645 "Kenelme Winslow complained that he had injustice, in that he could not be heard in the suit betwixt John Mynard and himself"; after investigation by the court, he "was committed to prison and fined 10," whereupon he reversed himself and was released from prison and the fine was eventually remitted [PCR 2:85]. On 5 May 1645/6 "upon hearing of the cause betwixt Roger Chaundler and Kenelme Winslow, for his daughter's clothes, which the said Kenelme detaineth, upon pretense of some further service which he required of her, whereunto the said Roger utterly refused to consent, it is ordered by the Court, that the said Kenelme Winslow shall deliver the maid her clothes without any further delay" [PCR 2:98]. On the same day "Kenelme Winslow, for opprobrious words against the church of Marshfeild, saying they were all liars, &c., was ordered by the Court to find sureties for his good behavior, which he refusing to do, was committed to prison, where he remained until the General Court following" [PCR 2:98]. Despite this bad year, Kenelm Winslow continued to hold important town and colony offices for another decade. His last year as deputy was 1653, and he virtually disappears from public view at that time, although he lived for another two decades. This was about the time that his two elder and more prominent brothers, Edward and John, left Plymouth Colony; perhaps Kenelm owed his limited success to the presence of these brothers, and once they were gone his own abilities were not sufficient to maintain himself at this level. [1]
    Person ID I621442  7_families
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2006 

    Father Edward Winslow,   b. 17 Oct 1560, St. Andrew Parish, Droitwich, Worcester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1631, , Droitwich, Worcester, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Magdalene Ollyver,   c. 4 Aug 1566, St. Clement Dane, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1605  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married 4 Nov 1591  St. Brides Church, London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5981381  Group Sheet

    Family Eleanor Worden,   b. 1598, , Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1681, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married Jun 1634  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Kenelem Winslow,   b. 1635, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1715  (Age 80 years)
    +2. Eleanor Winslow,   b. 1637, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1676  (Age 39 years)
     3. Nathaniel Winslow,   b. 1639, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Dec 1719  (Age 80 years)
     4. Job Winslow,   b. 1641, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1720  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2008 
    Family ID F219667  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Apr 1599 - Droitwich, Worcestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 3 May 1599 - Droitwich, Worcestershire, England Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsBuried - Sep 1672 - Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S7702] The Great Migration Begins 1620 - 1633, Robert Charles Anderson, (Boston : New England Historic Genealogical Society, c1995).

    2. [S407] Massachusetts, Plymouth, Plymouth - Vital Records to 1850, Lee Douglas van Antwerp (Main Author), Ruth Wilder Sherman (Added Author), (Camden, Me. : Picton Press, c1993), 652 (Reliability: 3).