|Birth: ||Oct. 19, 1595|
|Death: ||May 8, 1655|
Edward's name appears on the memorial at Winslow Cemetery. A cenotaph for Edward Winslow whose lost at sea memorial is 15048246.
Son of Edward Winslow and Magdelen Ollyver. Husband of Elizabeth Barker, married May 1618 in Leiden, Netherlands, no issue. Secondly, husband of Susanna Fuller White, married May 12, 1621 in Plymouth Colony and father of:
Child born and died in 1623 or 1623
Edward Winslow b 1624
John Winslow b 1626
Josiah Winslow 1627-1680
Elizabeth Winslow, Mrs Robert Books & Mrs George Curwin 1631-1698
Edward was baptized on October 20, 1595 in Droitwich, Worcestershire. In 1617 he traveled to Leiden to work with William Brewster as a printer, publishing religious tracts that criticized the King and his religious leaders, and joining the Separatist there. King James I ordered of Brewster's arrest. William went into hiding, in Holland and later England.
When the Merchant Investment Group agent Thomas Weston provided them with the Mayflower for their venture away from England, the Brewsters, the Winslows, Edward's brother Gilbert, their servant George Soule and a young man Elias Story, Ellen More, one of five More children, departed in Sept, landing in November.
Edward's wife Elizabeth died March of 1621, six weeks later, Edward would marry William White's widow, Susanna, becoming the first Plymouth marriage performed by Governor William Bradford.
Edward had a relationship with the Massaoit Indians, explored the Connecticut Rover, and selected the area which would become Windsor. Edward was the Plymouth Governor for three terms, 1633, 1636 and 1644. When England's civil war lead to the execution of King Charles in 1649, Edward made plans to return to England to assist Oliver Cromwell, the Lord Protector. In 1654, Edward was the commissioner of a English naval mission in the West Indies where he won against the Spanish but caught yellow fever and died near Jamaica, and was buried at sea.
Created by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Record added: Jul 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93932010