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John Washburn, II

Birthplace: Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England
Death: Died in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Dominion of New England (Present Massachusetts)
Place of Burial: Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Washburn, I (immigrant) and Margaret Washburn
Husband of Elizabeth Washburne and Elizabeth Washburn
Father of Joseph Washburn; John Washburn, III; Thomas Washburn; Sgt. Samuel Washburn; Joseph Washburn and 7 others
Brother of Mary Washbourne and Philip Washburn

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About John Washburn, II

John Washburn II was christened on November 28, 1621 in Bengeworth, Worchester, England. John came to Boston, Massachusetts with his mother, Margery (Moore) Washburn) and his brother in midsummer 1635 on the Elizabeth and Anne.

Per Wakefield John Washburn aged 14 came to NE in 1635 with his mother

Marjorie and brother Philip; he was constable of Duxburrow in 1659.

On 6th of the 9th (Nov) 1664 John Washburne Junr ack. sale of land given him by his father Experience Mitchell. (Mayflower Desc 34:84).

On 1 Nov 1681 John Washbourne senr of Bridgwater sold land at Saconit to

Will Wilbore senr of Portsmouth. Wife Eliz. ack. same date.

The will of John Washbourne senr of Bridgewater dated 30 Oct 1686

exhibited 8June 1687, names wife Eliz. Washbourne; brother Philip Washbourne; sons John, Thomas, Joseph, Samuel, Jonathan, Benjamin; younger son James; daughters Mary, Elizabeth, Jane, and Sarah. Refers to James and Sarah "my two younger (sic) children." Inventory dated 12 Nov 1686.

Pm 1- Se[t 1694 John Washburne, Thomas Washburne, Joseph Washburne,

Johathan Washburne, James Washburne, Edward Seely, Samuel Kingsley, William Orcutt, Sarah Washburne all of Bridgewater sold to Samuel Washburne of Bridgewater land left unwilled "by our Father & ffather in law John Washburne Deceased."

(5) John Washburn, son of John Washburn and Margery Moore, was born in Bengeworth parish Evesham, England, and baptized 28 November 1621. He accompanied his mother, Margery, in emigrating and in the settlement of the family in Duxbury. He was a tailor by trade. John was one of the six men who went first from Duxbury in an expedition to quell an uprising of the Narragansetts and their allies and was elected constable in 1659. He moved to Bridgewater somewhat later, where he was the second largest landholder in town, having "four proprietary shares" located in the east, south and west quarters of the town, and rights in the undivided lands equivalent, altogether, to about one twelfth of the original purchase from Massasoit. He sold the land his father gave him at Green’s Bay in Duxbury in 1670. He married in 1645 Elizabeth Mitchell, "a youth of the goodly company of Leyden," and a granddaughter of Francis Cooke of the Mayflower and his wife Hester le Mahieu.
       John and Elizabeth had seven sons and three daughters. Of the sons, Benjamin went as a soldier in the expedition of Sir William Phipps against Port Royal in 1690 and never returned. John’s children’s names are gathered from his will; the number of his sons is made certain by a sentence in a letter from Thomas Mitchell of Amsterdam, Holland, to his cousin Elizabeth.
       John made his will in 1686 and died November 12 of the same year.

Children of John Washburn and Elizabeth Mitchell:

  1. John, mentioned below
  2. Thomas
  3. Joseph
  4. Samuel
  5. Jonathan
  6. Benjamin
  7. Mary
  8. Sarah
  9. Jane
 10. James
 11. Sarah

A soldier in Narragansett and King Phillip's War

See Baptismal Entries, LDS microfilm #0383530 and Robert S. Wakefield, "Plymouth Colony Mar-riages to 1650," p. 48, taken from Plymouth Colony Records, Vol. 2, p.94 At age 14 years John came to New England in 1635 with his mother Marjorie and brother Phillip. John was able to Bear Arms in 1643 at Duxborrow; Freeman 6 June 1654; Constable of Duxburrow 1659, and one of the original proprietors in Bridgewater with his father. John and Elizabeth Wash-burn had eleven children.

The Publication in the Mayflower Quarterly Mar. 2000 page 30 "Another Look at the Children of Mos-es Washburn", by John Maltby provides additional proof and source material for the children of Moses Washburn.

Updated 7/7/2015:1st Washburn to come to America. Here are some internet resources to do research.Find A Grave# 32391477. John Washburn, II

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John Washburn, II's Timeline

July 2, 1596
Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
November 26, 1620
Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England
November 26, 1620
Bengenworth, Worcestershire, England
November 26, 1620
Bengeworth, Evesham, Worchester, England
November 26, 1620
Bengeworth, Evesham, Worchester, England
November 26, 1620
Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England
November 26, 1628
Age 8
Bengeworth, Evesham, Worcester, England
Age 14
Age 14