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John Washbourne

Male 1597 - 1670  (72 years)


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  • Name John Washbourne  [1
    Born 2 Jul 1597  Bengeworth, Worcester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1670  Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • From 'The Great Migration Begins':

      JOHN WASHBURN
      ORIGIN: Bengeworth, Worcestershire MIGRATION: 1632 FIRST RESIDENCE: Plymouth REMOVES: Duxbury RETURN TRIPS: Possibly to England and back in 1634
      OCCUPATION: Tailor [PCR 1:85]. FREEMAN: "John Washburne, Senior," was in the 1639 list of those who had taken the oath of fidelity at Duxbury [PCR 8:182]. Admitted to freemanship on 2 June 1646 [PCR 2:101] (and as a result added to the Duxbury section of the 1639 list of freemen [PCR 8:175]). In the Duxbury sections of the 1658 and 29 May 1670 (as "John Washburne, Seni[o]r") lists of freemen [PCR 5:275, 8:198]. EDUCATION: He signed his name to a coroner's inquest. OFFICES: Grand jury, 4 June 1645 [PCR 2:84]. Jury, 7 September 1642, 5 November 1644, 7 June 1648, 5 June 1666, 25 October 1668 [PCR 2:126, 4:125, 7:32, 38, 150]. Appointed to view bounds, 1 June 1647, 10 June 1650 [PCR 2:117, 122, 160]. Coroner's jury on the body of John Paybody [PCR 5:29]. Duxbury surveyor of highways, 5 March 1638/9, 6 June 1649 [PCR 1:117, 2:139]. Fined 4 March 1650/1 for failing to mend the highways [PCR 2:165]. In the Duxbury section of the 1643 Plymouth Colony list of men able to bear arms [PCR 8:190]. (The son of the immigrant was probably the John Washburn who was one of six men from Duxbury sent forth as soldiers in the "late expedition against the Narrohiggansets and their confederates," 28 October 1645 [PCR 2:90].) ESTATE: Assessed 9s. in Plymouth tax list of 25 March 1633 [PCR 1:10]. On 5 January 1635/6 John Washborne purchased from Edward Bompass a house and palisado, and the court confirmed the purchase [PCR 1:33]. On 14 March 1635/6 John Washburne had rights for one cow on Mr. Capt. Standish's hay ground [PCR 1:40]. Standish and Washburne had the same arrangement on 20 March 1636/7 [PCR 1:56]. On 6 April 1640 William Sherman and "John Washborne" were "to have such accommodations of land as may be spared in the place where they desire" [PCR 1:145]. On 5 April 1641 it was ordered that John Washbourne might have forty acres in Duxborrow "if it be there to be had" [PCR 2:12]. On 4 March 1647[/8] Morris Truant of Duxbury and his wife Jane sold to "John Washburne" of Duxbury twenty acres of planting land, eight acres of planting land and two parcels of meadow [PCR 12:153-54]. On 3 June 1662 "John W[ashburn] Senior as an ancient freeman and as a servant" was granted land [PCR 4:18]. On 26 May 1666 "John Washburne Senior of Duxburrow," planter, deeded to "Phillip Washborne his true and natural son all that his dwelling house, outhouses and buildings situate in Duxburrow aforesaid, and all and singular the upland and meadow now thereunto belonging" [MD 16:249-50, citing PCLR 3:61].
      BIRTH: Baptized at Bengeworth, Worcestershire, 2 July 1597, son of John and Martha (Timbrell) (Stephens) Washburn [Washbourne Gen 47]. DEATH: Early in 1671 (apparently living on 17 March 1670/1 and 22 May 1671 when his son was called Jr., but died soon after, as the document was altered to call the son Sr. [MD 16:248, 250, citing PCLR 3:209]. MARRIAGE: Bengeworth, Worcestershire, [23 November?] 1618 Margery Moore [Washbourne Gen 48]; sailed for New England in 1635 with her two sons [Hotten 57]; no further record. CHILDREN: iJOHN, bp. Bengeworth 26 November 1620 [Washbourne Gen 48]; m. Plymouth 6 December 1645 Elizabeth Mitchell [PCR 2:94], daughter of EXPERIENCE MITCHELL. iiPHILIP, bp. Bengeworth 2 June 1622 [Washbourne Gen 48, 49]; bur. there 7 June 1622 [Washbourne Gen 48]. iiiPHILIP, b. about 1624 (aged eleven in 1635 [Hotten 57]); m. by about 1664 Elizabeth Irish, daughter of JOHN IRISH.
      COMMENTS: "Margerie Washborn," aged 49, and her two sons, "Jo[hn] Washborne," aged 14, and "Phillipp Washborne," aged 11, were passengers on the Elizabeth & Ann to New England in 1635 [Hotten 57]. Washburn was taxed in 1633 but not in 1634, and then in March of 1635 he purchased some land, and soon after his wife and children arrived in New England. This sequence of events suggests that John Washburn returned to England late in 1633 to arrange for the passage of his family, and that he returned late in 1634, some months before the rest of his family sailed in the spring of 1635. On 2 January 1632/3 John Washburne failed to win his suit against Edward Dowty over a stolen pig [PCR 1:6]. On 4 June 1638 John Washburne acknowledged that he owed the King 40 [PCR 1:85]. On 3 May 1642 three indifferent men were selected to set the ancient bounds right between Mr. Thomas Beesbeach and John Washbourne [PCR 2:39, 52].
      BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: In 1907 James Davenport published a study of a Washbourne family in England, and included a section on the immigrant to New England [The Washbourne Family of Little Washbourne and Wichenford in the County of Worcester (London 1907), cited above as Washbourne Gen, pp. 35-58]. In 1913 and 1914 George E. Bowman published a series of "Washburn Notes," the third installment having direct relevance to the immigrant [MD 15:247-53, 16:47-53, 248-53]. Stratton's treatment of John Washburn and his two sons is especially useful [Stratton 368-70].
    Person ID I9860784  7_families
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2007 

    Father John Washbourne,   b. 31 Jan 1551, Bengeworth, Worcester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1624, Bengeworth, Worcester, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Martha Stevens Timbrell,   b. Abt 1560, , Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1626, Bengeworth, Worcester, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married 6 Jul 1596  Bengeworth, Worcester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3142590  Group Sheet

    Family Margery Moore,   c. 3 Nov 1588, Bengeworth, Worcester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 23 Nov 1618  Bengeworth, Worcester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Washburn,   c. 3 Oct 1619, Bengeworth, Worcester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1632, Bengeworth, Worcester, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 12 years)
    +2. John Washburn,   b. 20 Nov 1620, Bengeworth, Worcester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1686, , Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     3. Philip Washburn,   c. 1622, Bengeworth, Worcester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1632, Bengeworth, Worcester, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 10 years)
     4. Philip Washburn,   c. 1624, Bengeworth, Worcester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Philip Washburn,   b. Abt 1646, Of, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2007 
    Family ID F3141312  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Jul 1597 - Bengeworth, Worcester, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Nov 1618 - Bengeworth, Worcester, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S209419] Francis Cooke of the Mayflower and his descendants for four generations, Robert S. Wakefield, (Plymouth, Mass. : General Society of Mayflower Descendants, c1987), 9 (Reliability: 3).