Roger De “Lord Washbourne” Washbourne

Roger De “Lord Washbourne” Washbourne

Death 1299 (aged 71–72)
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 83958149 · View Source
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Sir Roger de Washbourne

The year was 1227. Henry III was King of England. It was the time of Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Richard the Lionheart had died less than 20 years before.

Roger de Washbourne (1227-1299) was born in Little Washbourne, Gloucestershire. The first names of his forbears are lost in antiquity, but what is known is that the original founder of the Washbourne line was knighted on the battlefield by William the Conqueror in 1066 and endowed with the lands of the Little Washbourne and Great Washbourne in the county of Gloucestershire. Little Washbourne (sometimes called Knight's Washbourne).

They also had lands and lived in the Worcestershire towns of Wichenford (near Worcester), Bengeworth at Evesham and Stanford-on-Teme (near Stourport-on-Severn).

Sir Roger married Joan in about 1258. They had one child, John, who was born about 1259 in Little Washbourne. He was known during his father's life as John de Dufford, taken from the name of his estate. After his father's death in 1299, he became known as John de Washbourne (1259-1319).

He married Isabella Cassey about 1290. They had one son whom they named John, who married and in due course had a son named Peter, who had two sons named John and William.

Numerous Johns and Williams followed after that up to a John who was born on July 2, 1597 and a William who was born on November 9, 1601. Both were born in Bengeworth at Evesham, Worcestershire.

Researchers consider that all the American Washburns descended from these two.

Both married in Bengeworth and raised families there, but this was a time of great exploration and immigration to the new world of America and both emigrated to the Americas in the 1630's

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Chapel of Saint Mary the Virgin stands in an orchard of a farm along with a small cottage on the farm. They are all that remain visible of Little Washbourne of the Knights.
Roger De WASHBOURNE B: Abt 1227
Little, Washbourne, Worcs., England
D: Aft 1299

M: Abt 1258
Of, , Worcestershire, England

Joan B: Abt 1231
Little, Washbourne, Worcs., England


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