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John Washbourne, IV

  • Birth 1 Aug 1566 Worcestershire, England
  • Death 3 Aug 1624 Worcestershire, England
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 84004855

John Washbourne (1566-1624) (11)

Wife: Martha Timbrell Stevens b. 1558, d. 1626


John Washburn, b.1597, d. 1670, first known Washburn to immigrate to America
Jane Washburn, b. 1599, d. 1624, baptized December 2, 1599, remained in England
William Washburn, b.1601, d. 1658, ancestor of our Washburn lineage.
Jone Washburn, b. 1604, d. 1636, baptized April 11, 1604, married John Shorthazel, died 1636.
Daniel Washburn, b. 1604, d. unknown

This John Washbourne was born on August 1, 1566, at Bengeworth, Wickenford Parrish, Worchestershire, England. He was the first child born of John Washbourne and Joan Bushell.

He married Martha Timbrell Stevens on July 6, 1596, in Bengeworth, Wickenford Parrish, Worchestershire, England. Martha died in 1626 in Bengeworth.

This John was one of the twelve Capital Burgesses mentioned in the Charter of Incorporation granted by King James I to Evesham and Bengeworth in the third year of his reign (1605) constituting them a Borough and granting the town two representatives in the English Parliament. On May 25, 1608 and October 2, 1610, John Washbourne signed the Corporation Minutes. He resigned the Council on August 30, 1614, probably because of his health, and his resignation is recorded in the Corporation Minutes on that date.

John died testate in 1624 and was buried on August 4, 1624 in Bengeworth at 57 years of age. He was the father of the first Washburn family members in America.

1624 Will and Inventory of
John Washborne

The 1624 Will and Inventory of John Washborne, of Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England, transcribed from LDS Microfilm #0098025, "Wills of the Consistory Court of Worcester, Diocese of Worcester, 1624," and compared with the transcription of the same in Rev. James Davenport's "The Washbourne Family of Little Washbourne and Wichenford," London, 1907, pp. 42-44.

This microfilm is dark and hard to read, and in addition the right hand side of Washborne's will and bottom of his inventory appear to have been water-damaged. The transcription by Rev. James Davenport is excellent and thorough, word for word, with the will.


"In the name of god amen the iiiith day of august ano dm. 1624 and in the xxiith yeare of the rayne of or sovaryne Lord James by the grace of god King of England Fraunce & Ireland, Defender of the faith & of Scotland the Lviiith. I John Washborne of Bengeworth in the Borrough of Evesham in the countie of worcester being verie weake & sicke in bodie but of good & pfect memory thanks be to God doe ordaine this my last will & testamt in manner & forme following. First I bequeath my Soule into the hands of Almightie God nothing doubting but that through his infinite mercies in Christ Jesus he will receave it. Item I give unto my Sonne in law Isaacke Averell Thirty pounds of good & lawful money of England to be paid unto him in mannr & form following videlt that is to say Fifteene pounds wthin one yeare next after my decease & the other fifteen pounds wthin three yeares nxt after my decease. Item I give unto my Daughter Joane Wasborne fiftie pounds of good & lawfull money of England to be paid unto her the one Halfe at her Day of marriadge & the othr wthin the space of fouer years next ensueing after her Day of marriage, Provided that she marry wth the consent assent & good lyking of her mother & my Brother in Law John Timbrell. Item I give unto my Sone Wyllim Wasborne forty pounds the one halfe to be paid wthin six monthes after my decease & the other xxtie pounds wthin six yeares next after my decease. Item I give unto my loving wife all my houshoulde stuffe to be at her Disposinge. The residue of my Lands Cattells & Chattells moveable & unmoveable I give & bequeath unto my Sonne John Washborne whom I make Executor of this my last will & testamt & whom I ordaine & appoint to pay all the aforesaid bequeathes in mannr & forme aforesaid.
Memorandum that before the signing hereof the above said John Washborne did give & bequeath unto Jane the Daughter of Isaacke Averell one Heyfer of a yeare old to be Delivered her when she comes to the age of five yeares.

In witness of all wch the said John Washborne being blinde & not able to sett to his hand hath authorised his Brother John Tymbrell for him & in his stead to subscribe to these prsents wth his name or marke the Day & yeare first above written.
Read published & signed wth this word (lands) interlined in the seaventeenth line before the ensealing & signing hereof before John Washborne
John Balaw
John Tymbrell
Joseph Phelpes
Probat wigorn 26 february
1624 p Johnn Washborne
filius et executorem jurat"


"An Inventorie of all the goods & chattells of John Washborne of Bengworth late deceased made the xith day of Decembr anno Domi 1624"

Impris his wearing appell --------- 3
Item in the lower iner chambr one cubbord one pesse
& one bed wth his furniture Barrells bed healings
linnin & other implements ----------22
Item in the Hall one table board wth his frame,
formes & benches wth one cubbord & one little table
wth one joyne chayer wth pewter & bras shelves
cheeses & other implements ---------- 4
10s Item in the Kitchin & in the loft above one
table board bras potts kettles pailes one
cheesering towe beds & other implements --- 2
3s Item in the loft above the Hall fowr bedds
wheat barley & poulse coffers boards &
cheeses & other implements -----------15
10s Item the horses geares carts plowes &
harrowes ---------------- 9&30
Item the Hay & talletts and Hay ------- 8
10s Item Timbr & wood & ladders & rackes ---------6
Item the wheate Barly & poulse ----------------- 82
Item the kine ----------------------------------- 20
Item the sheep ---------------------------------- 10
Item the swine ---------------------------------- 2
Item the Heams Cartropes pig-troughes &
Horsetroughe ------------------------------------ 10s
Suma totalis is ccxv iiis
Joseph Phelps
John Tymbrell

Tho. ordway

26 february 1624"
(additional writing in this area that is dark and unreadable.)

Remember that the calendar in use in England at this time changed years on March 25th, so February 1624 came after December 1624.

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