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Maj. Gen. John Winslow

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Old Winslow Burying Ground Marshfield Plymouth County Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaac Winslow, Esq. and Sarah Winslow
Husband of Bethiah Barker and Mary Little Winslow
Father of Josiah Winslow; Pelham Winslow and Isaac Winslow
Brother of Elizabeth Marston; Isaac Winslow, Jr; Josiah Winslow; Anna Winslow and Edward Winslow, V
Half brother of Penelope Warren and John WINSLOW, Gen.

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About John Winslow

Added by Elwin C. Nickerson about my Ancestor: Major General. John Winslow (1703–1774) who had an outstanding military career as a major general in the British service. He participated in several military campaigns, starting with the War of Jenkin’s Ear from 1740–1741. At Nova Scotia (Acadia) from 1742–1755( 40th A-Foot) Annapolis Royal he assisted the British in the removal of the French Acadians, an event commemorated by Longfellow in his epic poem "Evangeline." Lastly, at Lake Champlain in 1756, he commanded Fort William Henry.

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Major-General John Winslow (May 10, 1703 – April 17, 1774), descendant of Pilgrim Edward Winslow, was an officer during the French and Indian War.


John Winslow belonged to one of the most prominent families of New England; his great-grandfather Edward and grandfather Josiah Winslow had both been governors of the Plymouth Colony. He was born in Marshfield, Massachusetts in 1703 as son of Sarah and Isaac Winslow. In 1725, he married Mary Little, a descendant of Pilgrim Richard Warren. They had three children: Josiah, Pelham and Isaac Winslow. One of his slaves was Briton Hammon who published the Narrative of the Uncommon Suffering and Surprizing Deliverance of Briton Hammon, a Negro Man in 1760.


After holding a few minor positions in Plymouth, he was commissioned captain of a provincial company in a failed British expedition to Cuba in 1740. Following this he transferred to the British Army and served as captain in the 40th Foot at Annapolis Royal in Nova Scotia, and St John’s in Newfoundland.


Seven Years War


Main article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Britain_in_the_Seven_Years_War


In 1754, he was promoted major-general of militia by Governor William Shirley of Massachusetts and put in command of a force of 800 men which was sent to the Kennebec River in Maine to consolidate British positions and prevent French encroachments. There he built two forts.


In 1755, he was appointed lieutenant-colonel of a provincial regiment raised by Shirley to aid Lieutenant Governor Charles Lawrence of Nova Scotia in his attempts to sweep French influence from the province, and played an important role at the capture of Fort Beauséjour in June 1755.


Winslow was then ordered to proceed to Grand-Pré, Nova Scotia, to remove the Acadian population, as part of the infamous Great Upheaval. Although often believed solely responsible for carrying out the deportation, Winslow was in charge of only one segment of a much larger operation. On 5 September 1755 he informed the assembled Acadian men that they and their families were to be removed from the province. Winslow termed the business “Very Disagreable to my natural make & Temper,” in his “Journal of Colonel John Winslow of the provincial troops, while engaged in removing the Acadian French inhabitants from Grand Pre”. The numerous delays in arranging transports caused the deportation to take far longer than had been anticipated, but by November he had shipped 1,510 Acadians to Pennsylvania, Maryland, and other British colonies to the south.


Winslow returned to Massachusetts in November 1755, but only a couple of months later he was appointed by Shirley (then temporary commander-in-chief), to command the provincial troops in an expedition against Fort St. Frédéric, New York. However, in March 1756 the new commander-in-chief, Lord Loudoun, arrived from Britain, and Winslow fought bitterly with him over his proposed integration of the provincial troops with the regulars. The provincial soldiers had enlisted to serve only under their own officers, and feared the hard discipline, with floggings and hangings, that was part of the regular army. And their officers feared that the integration could result in them losing their rank, as they held it only by colonial commission. The issue nearly developed into a mutiny of the provincial troops and a revolt of their officers, but Winslow eventually agreed to the integration under threats from Loudoun.


In 1757 Winslow returned to Massachusetts and civilian life. He represented Marshfield in the General Court from 1757 to 1758 and from 1761 to 1765. In 1762 he served as a member of the St Croix River boundary commission, and about 1766 he moved to Hingham, Massachusetts, where he died at in 1774.


The town of Winslow, Maine is named for General Winslow.

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John Winslow's Timeline

1703
May 10, 1703
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1730
September 5, 1730
Age 27
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1737
June 8, 1737
Age 34
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1739
April 27, 1739
Age 35
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1774
April 17, 1774
Age 70
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Connecticut, Hale Collection of Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934

John Winslow
in the Connecticut, Hale Collection of Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934
Name: John Winslow
Birth Date: abt 1704
Death Date: 17 Apr 1774
Death Place: Hingham
Age at Death: 70
Source Information
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Original data: The Charles R. Hale Collection. Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions. Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut State Library.
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The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011
Honorable John Winslow
in the The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011
Name: Honorable John Winslow
Event Type: Death
Birth Date: abt 1702
Age at Death: 72
Death Date: 17 Apr 1774
Death Place: USA
Source Information
Ancestry.com. The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: New England Historic Genealogical Society. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston: The New England Historic Genealogical Society.
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John Winslow
in the Connecticut, Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934
Name: John Winslow
Birth Date: abt 1704
Age at Death: 70
Death Date: 17 Apr 1774
Death Place: Connecticut
Gender: Male
FHL Film Number: 3243
Source Information
Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data:
"Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772–1934." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
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Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, 1636-1899

Hon John Winslow
in the Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, 1636-1899
Name: Hon John Winslow
Birth Date: abt 1703
Death Date: 17 Apr 1774
Death Place: Hingham
Death Age: 71
Page Number: 437
Source Information
Ancestry.com. Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, 1636-1899 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: Arnold, James Newell. Rhode Island Vital Extracts, 1636–1850. 21 volumes. Providence, R.I.: Narragansett Historical Publishing Company, 1891–1912. Digitized images from New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.
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John Winslow
in the North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000
Name: John Winslow
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 27 May 1702
First Marriage Date: 16 Feb 1726
Death Date: 17 Apr 1774
Death Place: Hingham
Father: Isaac Winslow
Mother: Sarah Hensley
Spouse: Mary Little
Mrs John Winslow
Child: Pelham Winslow
Isaac Winslow
Source Citation
Book Title: Brief memoir of Dr. Winslow Lewis
Source Information
Ancestry.com. North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
Description
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April 17, 1774
Age 70
Old Winslow Burying Ground Marshfield Plymouth County Massachusetts, USA

Birth: May 27, 1703
Death: Apr. 17, 1774

"John the son of Isaac Winslow and Sarah his Wife was borne May the 27 : 1703 being Wensday". He was born in Marshfield, Plymouth county, Province of Massachusetts Bay.

John married Mary Little on 16 Feb 1725 in Marshfield, Plymouth county, Province of Massachusetts Bay. They had children:
Josiah born 5 Sep 1730 in Plymouth
He died on 1 Mar 1730/31 in Plymouth
Pelham born 8 Jun 1737 in Marshfield
Isaac born 27 Apr 1739 in Marshfield

John was a General in the provincial forces of the British Army. He led the Massachusetts Militia in the deportation of the Acadians.

John retired from the military and entered politics. He represented Marshfield in the General Court 1757-1758 and 1761-1765. He moved to Hingham about 1766 and remained there until he died.

John died in Hingham, Plymouth county, Province of Massachusetts Bay.


Family links:
Parents:
Isaac Winslow (1671 - 1738)
Sarah Hensley Winslow (1673 - 1753)

Spouses:
Mary Little Winslow (1704 - ____)
Bethiah Barker Winslow

Children:
Isaac Winslow (1739 - 1819)*

Siblings:
John Winslow (1703 - 1774)
Penelope Winslow Warren (1704 - 1737)*
Elizabeth Winslow Marston (1707 - 1761)*

*Calculated relationship

Inscription:
The Honorable JOHN WINSLOW Esq
Obit April 17, 1774: AEtatis Suc 72

Burial:
Old Winslow Burying Ground
Marshfield
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

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