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Henry Washington, Sir

Death: Died
Place of Burial: Richmond, Surrey, England
Immediate Family:

Son of William Washington, Sir Knight of Packington and Thistleworth and Anne Washington, Lady of Buckingham
Brother of Elizabeth Legge (Washington)

Occupation: Governor of Worcester
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About Col. Henry Washington

Henry Washington was baptised on 21 March 1615 and was buried 9 Mar 1664, Richmond, Surrey, England.

  • Parents: son of Sir William Washington and Anne Villiers.


  1. Elizabeth Pakington, daughter of Sir John Pakington, 1st Bt. and Frances Ferrers.1 She married      Colonel Samuel Sandys 2nd.


  1. Mary. Died: 13 Jan 1680. No marriage or children.
  2. Penelope. Died: 1697. No marriage or children.


  • Sir William's eldest, and, I think, only surviving son was Col. Henry Washington, the brave and resolute Governor of Worcester, for the King. He was buried at Richmond, Surrey, 9 March, 1663-4, leaving four daughters and a widow, Elizabeth, who was afterwards married to Samuel Sandys of Ombersley, Esq. One of the daughters, Mary Washington, of St. Martin's in the Fields, spinster, made a nuncupative will, 13 January, 1680, leaving everything to her mother, Mrs. Sandys, who renounced, with consent of her busband, and admon., with the will annexed, was granted to Catherine Forster, a sister of the deceased, 5 May, 1681.

Source: An examination of the English ancestry of George Washington ..., Volume 165 By Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters, Page 35


"In the history of the civil wars, another of the family, named Henry Washington, is renowned for the resolute and spirited manner, in which he defended the city of Worcester against the forces of the Parliament in 1646.

  • Sir Henry Washington was made Governor and Colonel of Worcester. In the Herald's College it appears, that the last entry of this gentleman's family was made there in the year 1618, at which time the name of Henry Washington, son and heir of William Washington of Packington, in the county of Leicester, occurs; who, on the following grounds, is conjectured to have been afterwards the Governor of Worcester. First, the name of Henry does not occur at all in any other pedigree of Washington. Secondly, his mother was half-sister to -the famous George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, which accounts for his great attachment to the King. An uncle of this Henry Washington, mentioned in the entry of the College of Arms above cited, is supposed to have been the ancestor of the renowned General George Washington." Source:


  • [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 1757. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • [S60] Charles and Hugh Brogan Mosley, editor, American Presidential Families (London, U.K.: Alan Sutton and Morris Genealogical Books, 1994), page 50. Hereinafter cited as American Presidential Families.


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Col. Henry Washington's Timeline

March 21, 1615
March 21, 1615
March 9, 1664
Age 48
March 9, 1664
Age 48
Richmond, Surrey, England