John Washburn

Death 12 Nov 1686 (aged 65)
Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 32391477 View Source

John was born and baptised (on the 28th) in Bengeworth, Worchester, England.

John came to Plymouth Colony in 1635. The ship was the "Elizabeth and Ann". He is recorded as 14 years of age. He came with his mother Margery (Moore) Washborne and his brother Philip Washborne, and they were recorded as 49 and 11 years of age.

John married Elizabeth Mitchell on 6 Dec 1645. They had 11 children:
John Jr @1646
Thomas @1648
Samuel @1651
Joseph 7 July 1653
married Hannah Latham @ 1677
Johnathan @1655
married Mary Vaughan @ 1683
Benjamin @1658
Mary @1661
Elizabeth @1664
Jane @1670
James 15 May 1672
married Mary Bowden on 20 December 1693
Sarah @1675

John and Elizabeth were among the original settlers of what is referred to today as "Old Bridgewater". They settled in the area that is today the central portion of the town of Bridgewater. "Old Bridgewater' was officially incorporated in 1656.

Elizabeth died between 1681 and 1684. She died before her father, and thus not mentioned in his will.

John married again, another woman named Elizabeth. Her maiden name is not known. She was the widow of Samuel Packard (D: 7 Nov 1684). The marriage took place about 1685.

John made his will on 30 Oct 1686. He died on 12 Nov 1686, in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Plymouth Colony.

The place of his burial is not known. He is not buried in the First Cemetery of current day Bridgewater, as is repeatedly stated.
(The vital record designation CR1 is not a cemetery source. CR1 stands for "church record, Unitarian Church", and both the church and the cemetery did not exist until 40 years after John's death)

Bio by: Chip5610

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