Amphyllis Washington (Twigden)

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Amphyllis Roades Twigden

Birthplace: Spatton, Northamptonshire, England
Death: circa January 19, 1654 (37-53)
Tring, Herefordshire, England
Place of Burial: Hertfordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Twigden and Anne Twigden
Wife of Reverend Lawrence Washington
Mother of Colonel John Washington; Lawrence Washington, III; Elizabeth Rumbold; Margaret Talbot; William Washington and 5 others
Sister of Anna Lee; Elizabeth Twigden; Susan Twigden and Hannah Twigden

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About Amphyllis Washington (Twigden)

Amphilis Twigden was baptised on 2 February 1601/2 at Spratton, Northamptonshire, England and died in 1654. She was buried on 19 January 1654/55 at Tring, Hertfordshire, England .

  • Parents: daughter and co-heiress of John Twigden of Little Creaton, Northamptonshire (d abt 1611) & Anne Dickens, daughter of William Dickens and Anne Thorton.


  1. in December 1633 at Purleigh, Essex, England to Reverend Lawrence Washington , son of Lawrence Washington and Margaret Butler

Children include 

  1. John (b abt 1633-d 1677).   The immigrant ancestor and great-grandfather of George Washington, first president of the United States of America. 3 proven marriages: 1) Anne Pope 2) Anne Gerrard 3) Frances Gerrard.
  2.  Lawrence (1635-1676).  Immigrant ancestor.   Married 1) Mary Jones 2) Joyce "Jane" Flemming.
  3. Elizabeth (1636-aft 1649)
  4. Margaret (about 1639-aft 1649)
  5. William  (1641-aft 1649)
  6. Martha (1649-aft 1649


  • ... Item I will give and bequeath unto Lawrance Washington the younger (my godsonne) All my freehould Landes and Tenem"" whatsoen* lying and being within the pish of Tring aforesaid or else where within the Realme of England. To have and to hould the same to him and his heires for euer. Item I give and bequeath unto Amphilis Washington my daughter in lawe (& mother of the said Lawrance) the some of Threescore poundes of Current mony of England to be paid her within six months after my decease. ... And my will is that if either of the said Two children dye before her Legacie shalbecome due and payable Then I will that the Legacie of her dying shalbe paid to the other surviving. Item I give and bequeath unto John Washington, William Washington, Elizabeth Washington, Margarett Washington & Martha Washington (children of the said Amphilis Washington my daughter in Lawe) The some of Eight and Twenty poundes a peece of Curr' mony to be paid to them att theire seu'all & respective Ages of One and Twenty years, To be putt out in the meane tyme for theire best benefitt & advantage And my will and meaning is that if any of the said ffiue children viz' John, William, Elizabeth, Margarett and Martha Washington shall happen to die before his her or theire Legacie or Legacies shall become due & payable, That then the Legacie or Legacies of him, her or them soe dying shalbe equally divided amongst the rest of them the said five children surviving. ... - from the will of Andrew Knowling of Tring, 1649. Source: An examination of the English ancestry of George Washington ..., Volume 165. By Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters. Pages 9-10.



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Amphyllis Washington (Twigden)'s Timeline

February 2, 1601
Little Creaton, Northampton, England
February 2, 1602
Spratton, Northamptonshire, England
Spatton, Northamptonshire, England
February 1, 1632
Age 23
Purleigh, Essex, England
June 18, 1635
Age 26
Tring, Hertfordshire, , England
August 17, 1636
Age 27
Tring, Hertfordshire, , England
Age 30
Tring, Hertfordshire, , England
Age 32
Hertfordshire, England
January 13, 1649
Age 40
Tring, Hertfordshire, , England