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WASHBURN John

Male 1597 - 1670  (~ 72 years)Deceased


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  • Name  WASHBURN John  [1
    Christened  2 Jul 1597  Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Freeman  Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Immigration  Between 1631 and 1632  Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax Assessment  1633  Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Land Purchase  1634  Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    from Edward Bonpasse 
    • He purchased a tract of land called Eagle's nest.
    Moved  Abt 1665  Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Duxbury, Plymouth, MA 
    • John and his son, John, were original proprietors of the town.
    Occupation  tailor 
    Died  Between 17 Mar 1670 and 22 May 1671  Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age  ~ 72 years 
    Person ID  I11130  One Big Family Tree
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 

    Father  WASHBURN John,   c. 31 Jan 1551, St Peters Parish, Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1624  Age: ~ 72 years 
    Mother  TIMBRELL Martha,   d. 1625 
    Family ID  F3962  Group Sheet

    Family  MOORE Margery,   b. Abt 1586,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  23 Nov 1618  Evesham, , Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. WASHBURN Mary,   c. 6 Oct 1619, Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. WASHBURN John, Jr.,   b. 1620,   d. 12 Nov 1686, Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 66 years
     3. WASHBURN Philip,   c. 1 Jun 1622, Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 7 Jun 1622, Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: ~ 0 years
     4. WASHBURN Philip,   b. Abt 1624, Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 19 Aug 1700  Age: ~ 76 years
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 
    Family ID  F3961  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 2 Jul 1597 - Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFreeman - - Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Nov 1618 - Evesham, , Worcestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - Between 1631 and 1632 - Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Assessment - 1633 - Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - from Edward Bonpasse - 1634 - Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved - Duxbury, Plymouth, MA - Abt 1665 - Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Between 17 Mar 1670 and 22 May 1671 - Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • John Washburn, the immigrant ancestor to Plymouth Colony, lived in the part of Plymouth that became the town of Duxbury. Later in life he was among those Duxbury townsmen who organized the inland town of Bridgewater in Plymouth Colony. He had only two sons, John and Philip Washburn, who lived in Plymouth Colony; his only daughter Mary Washburn having never joined her parents in the new world.

      On 5 Jan. 1635/6 John Washborne purchased a "house and palisado" from Edward Bompass in Plymouth Colony, "beyond Eagle Nest Creek," presumably on the "Duxborrow" side of Plymouth.

      In 1637 John Washburn was living in Duxbury, where his farm was described in the laying out of a path passing between William Bassett and Francis Sprague's land to the town of Duxbury. The description of the path gives the names of some of Washburn's neighbors. It was described as beginning at "Wadsworth's, through Sprague's and Basset's orchards, thence through John Washburn's land to Wm. Palmer's gate, thence through Peter Brown's land to the westward of Henry Howland's house, thence through a marsh to Mr. John Alden's, thence through a valley by the corner of Philip Delanoy's farm to Edward Bumpasse's, and thence by Rowland Leyhorne's house to Greens harbor."

      On 4 June 1638 John Washburne acknowledged that he owed 40 to the King.

      Plymouth Colony Records include a decision on 6 Apr. 1640 where William Sherman and John Washborne were "to have such accommodations of land as may be spared in the place where they desire." Probably as a result of this, on 5 Apr. 1641 the colony allowed John Washbourne 40 acres additional land in "Duxborrow."

      He was surveyor of highways in Duxbury on 5 Mar. 1638/9, and again on 6 June 1649, and on 4 Mar. 1650/1 he was fined for failing to repair the highway in Duxbury he was overseer of. On 3 May 1642 a committee was directed to set the bounds between the lands of Mr. Thomas Besbeech and John Washburn in Duxbury, and Washburn was appointed on committees to "view bounds" in others' cases on 1 June 1647 and on 10 June 1650. Morris and Jane Truant, of Duxbury, sold 28 acres of planting land and 2 parcels of meadow in Duxbury between John Irish and John Alden to John Washburne on 4 Mar. 1647/8.

      In August 1643 John Washborne Sen., John Washborne Jun., and Phillip Washborne were listed among those able to bear arms, aged 16 to 60 years, in "Duxborrow." John Washburn, and his son, John Washburn Jr., were among the original 54 proprietors, or purchasers, of the new town of Bridgewater in Plymouth Colony in 1645. John Washburn became a freeman in Plymouth Colony on 2 June 1646. On 3 June 1662 he was granted a double portion of land at "Saconnet" (Little Compton) for his having been both an "ancient freeman and a former servant," but there is no record as to whom he was a servant of, and he apparently never moved to the Little Compton area.

      John Washburn served on several juries in Plymouth Colony, beginning on 7 Sept. 1642, again on 5 Nov. 1644, on a grand jury on 4 June 1645, and juries on 7 June 1648, 5 June 1666, and 25 Oct. 1668. He was also on the coroner's jury regarding the inquest of the body of John Paybody, of Duxbury, who died about 1666.

      On 26 May 1666 John Washburne deeded his homestead dwelling house and land in Duxbury to his "true and natural son" Phillip Washborne.

      Margery (Moore) Washburn apparently died shortly after arriving in New England, presumably in Duxbury, and John Washburn eventually moved to Bridgewater, although he took an oath of fidelity in Duxbury in 1668. He was living in Bridgewater by 17 Mar. 1670, when his son, John Washburn, Jr., sold a share of land in Bridgewater to Edward Southworth, and the 29 May 1670 list of freemen in Duxbury included the name "John Washburne, Senr." John Washburn died in Plymouth Colony in 1671, between 17 Mar. 1670/1 and 22 May 1671, but no probate records were filed for his estate in Plymouth Colony.

  • Sources 
    1. [S51] History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Nahum Mitchell, (Boston, MA: Kidder & Wright, 1840.), p. 338. (Reliability: 3), 3 May 2011.