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Kenelm Winslow

Birthplace: Droitwich, Worcestershire, England
Death: before November 9, 1607
Saint Andrew's Parish, Kempsey, Worcester, England
Place of Burial: St. Andrews, Kempsey, Worcestershire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Winslow, of Sevenstoke & Kempsey and Mary Winslow
Husband of Elizabeth Winslow and Catherine Winslow
Father of Edward Winslow; John Winslow; Alice Winslow; Francis Winslow; Kenelm Winslow, II and 7 others
Brother of Richard Winslow
Half brother of William Winslow

Occupation: Yeoman, Churchwarden
Managed by: Henn Sarv
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About Kenelm Winslow, of Kempsey & Worcester

Kenelm Winslow

  • b. ABT 1534 Kempsey, Worcester, England
  • liv. Nov. 1607 Worcester, Worcester, England
  • d. 9 Nov. 1607 Kempsey, St. Andrew Parish, Worcester, England
  • Father: Thomas WINSLOW b: in of Kempsey Engl (uncertain: see attached documents)
  • m.(1) Elizabeth Foliott 1560 St. Andrew, Droitwich, Worcester, England
  • m.(2) Katherine unknown prob. 1607 prob. b. ABT 1548


Owned Careswell, or Kerswell in Kempsey parish. There was the old family farmhouse where Kenelm lived from 1560 to 1605, when he sold it to Sir John Buck. He died two years later. It is clear from his will that he owned land at Kempsey, and that he had two houses which he let on lease when he went to reside with his wife Katherine in Worcester. The rent of the smaller house was 23/8 per annum, and the other, which must have been a good large house, where Kenelm had formerly lived, produced a rental of £13, a very good sum in those days. It is probable that the larger house was in the little hamlet of Clifton which lies between Kempsey and Severn Stoke, because the next certain date we possess at the moment is 1613.


"[(19153) Elizabeth Foliott:] Often called Catherine in genealogies, apparently in error... John Hunt in NEHGR ...122:175 , ...argues for her being Elizabeth Foliott. He butressses his argument in Part III, 124:182 REF:

Katherine was his surviving widow (see will)




"In the name & feare of God amen he xiiith daye of Aprill in the yeare of our Lord 1607, I kenelme Wynslow of the Cittye of Worcester yeom., being of very perfect memory altho sicke in bodye doe make & declare my lst will 7 testament in manner & forme following, vizt:

"ffirst I commend my soule to the eternal God and my body to the earth to be buryed in comely sort of buriall ater my decease,

"Item: I devise & appt. v s. in money to the pore of the psh of St. Andrew parish wherein I dwell to be distributed by my wife or by her appt. And as touching my goods & chattells, I will 7 appoint the custody thereof (my funeral discharged and my debts paide) to (19153) Katherine my very loving wife whom I ordaine, constitute and point to be my sole executrix of this my present will, apppointing and wishing her not to alter the purpartie hereof (things over worne excepted) without the consent of my (9576) ealdest sonne whom I require to be a guide & comforter to her, and such of my house-house stuffe as she shall think well of I licenseher to dispose of to such of my children and grandchildren as shall best please her and the same nott to be delivered until after her decease and then the same to be delivered to them as the figt and legacie as well of me to them as of my said wife. These being witnesses present at the publishing hereof. by me:

  • "Kenelme Winslo
  • John Swayne
  • Edward Tovy
  • Ric. Caldoe, his marke

"(Proved at Worcester before Mr. Edward Archbould, surr., sworn by Katherine the relict, 9 Nov. 1607). [This will is at the ofice of the Worcester Record Office, ref. 008.7-92-1607.]


  • NEHGR; on-line images at Date: 27 APR 2012 Page: 121:25 The Mayflower Winslows Yeoman or Gentlemen
  • Boyd, Scott Lee, The Tracy family : the Winslow family Santa Barbara, Calif.: unknown, 1933, 254 pgs.

Page: p 160f


gleaned From Fleming Family History

He was said to have been " of an old Worcester County family from Droitwich, England (MD XXIX 122), which had existed in Worcestershire since before 1500 (BK 98)."

"And grandfather Kenelm Winslow can also be found in the tax records of Kempsey, co. Worchester, taxed 8 shillings in 1594, 1598, 1599, and 1600. "

"As to the parentage of the earlier Kenelm Winslow there is some uncertainty; he seems to have been named in honor of one Kenelm Bucke of Nash in the parish of Kempsey, who nuncupative will5, dated 20 Aug. 1547 and proved in 1550, named a daughter Mary, to receive "such portion as his executor shall think necessary at his discretion."

This Kenelm Bucke's son and heir was Francis Bucke, of Kempsey, whose will made in 1580 and proved the following year, was witnessed by John Winslow; in it the testator named his son John Bucke, supposedly he who bought Kereswell from Kenelm Winslow as stated above."

"He is now thought to have been born about 1551; seemingly he is that Kenelm Winslow of the city of Worcester who was born about 1551 and died testate in 1607, his will called him of the parish of St. Andrew in Worcester and referring to his eldest son, other children, and grandchildren, but without naming them, and appointing his wife Katherine executrix.

Note, however, that the above supposition would have made him 9 years old when his son Edward was born. Another theory is that the Kenelm Winslow mentioned above was really a brother to Edward Winslow, not his father.

"If we accept the evidence that Kenelm was the given name of Kenelm Winslow?s maternal grandfather, then Kenelm was already a family name in the Winslow family. If Kenelm Winslow, born ca. 1551, and Edward Winslow, born 17 Oct. 1560 (father of the colonists) were brothers, then Edward named a son Kenelm after his brother Kenelm or his grandfather Kenelm. He not only have a chronology that harmonizes with hitherto accepted data, but the colonist Edward becomes one generation closer to his relatives, the Grevilles".

"D. Kenelm Winslow, in Mayflower Heritage, identifies Thomas as Kenelm?s father, on the basis of his study of parish registers, manorial records, land evidences, and the like. Hunt, for unstated reasons, apparently agreed. Details remain unpublished - a most unsatisfactory state of affairs."

other information

See parent & wife conflict below:

  • Kenelm Winslow
  • M, #20311, d. 14 April 1607
  • Father William Winslow d. a 1540
  • Mother Catherine Bucke b. c 1530
  • Kenelm Winslow was born at of Droitwich, Worcester, England. He married Catherine Bucke. Kenelm Winslow married Elizabeth Foliott, daughter of John Foliott and Eleanor Moore. Kenelm Winslow died on 14 April 1607 at Kempsey, Worcester, England; Date of will.
  • Family 1 Catherine Bucke d. 4 Apr 1607
  • Family 2 Elizabeth Foliott b. c 1540
  • Child
    • Edward Winslow+ b. 7 Oct 1560, d. c 1630
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Birth Abt 1543 Droitwich, Worchestershire, England

Gender Male


Died 9 Nov 1607 Kempsey, Worcestershire, England

Buried St. Andrews, Worcester City, Worcestershire, England


Father William Winclow, b. Bef 1510, Kempsey, Worcestershire, England

Mother Mary Bucke, b. 1529, Kempsey, Worcestershire, England


Family 1 Elizabeth Foliott, b. Abt 1540, Pyrton, Worcester, England

Married Abt 1560 Worcester, England


 1. Edward Winslow, Sr., b. 17 Oct 1560, St.Andrew, Droitwich, Worcestershire, England  
 2. John Winslow, b. Abt 1560, Droitwich, Worchestershire, England  
 3. Richard Winslow, b. Aft 1585, Kempsey, Worcestershire, England  

Family 2 Elizabeth Morgan, b. Abt 1532, Droitwich, Worchestershire, England


Family 3 Catherine Bucke, b. 1530, Droitwich, Worchestershire, England

Married 1550 Worcestershire, England


Kenelm Winslow, Yeoman, was born circa 1533 at Droitwich, Worcestershire, England. He died on 9 November 1607 at Kempsey, Worcestershire, England.

He was the son of William Winslow and Mary Bucke.

   * m.(1) Elizabeth Foliott 1560 St. Andrew, Droitwich, Worcester, England
   * m.(2) Katherine unknown prob. 1607  (ALT dates:  between 1564 and 1595.)  
         o prob. b. ABT 1548
         o liv. Nov. 1607 Worcester, Worcester, England

Child of Kenelm Winslow and (?) Catherine

1. Edward Winslow b. 17 Oct 1560, d. b 1631



Paine ancestry. The family of Robert Treat Paine, signer of the Declaration ... By Sarah Cushing Paine, Charles Henry Pope Pg.58



"In the name & feare of God Amen-the xiiith daye of Aprill in the year of our Lord 1607, I Kenelme Wynslowe of the cittye of Worcester, Yeom¹, being of verye pfect memorye although sicke in bodye doe make & declare my last Will & Testamt in maner & forme following viz! First I comend my Soule to the Eternall God & my bodye to the Earth to be buryed in comelye sort of burial after my decease.

Item. I devise and appoint vs in money to the pore of the prshe of St. Andrew wherein I dwell to be distributed by my wife or by her appointmt. And as touching my goods and chattels I will & appoint the custodye thereof (my funerall's discharged & my debts paide) to Katherine my very loving Wife whom I ordaine constitute & appoint to be my Sole Executrix of this my prnt Will & appointing & wishing her nott to alter the pptie thereof (things overworne excepted) wthout the consent of my eldest Sonne whom I require to be a guide & comforter to her. And such of my household stuffe as she shall thinke well of I license her to dispose of to such of mychildren & grandchildren as shall best please her and the same nott to be delivered until after her decease and then the same to be delivered to them as the guift & legasie as well of me to them as of my saide wife. These being Witness prnte att the publishing hereof by me-Kenelme Wynslo-John Evayns-Edward Tovy+-Richard Calwall his marke "H."

Proved at Worcester on the 9th day of November 1607 by Katherine (the Relict of the deceased the sole Executrix." from W.S. Appleton's papers.

¹A common man; the first or most respected class; a freeholder; a man freeborn; a yeoman in England is considered as next in order to the Gentry. Gentry - in Great Britain are classes of people between the nobility and the common people.

According to D Kenelm Winslow, Richard Winslow who lived and died during the reign og King Henry the eighth was Kenelm's grandfather The very interesting inventory of Kenelm's estate was written on sheepskin parhment Our report will also include some medieval manorial estate court records (documenting Kenelm (Wynseiow)as as a “freeholder” of land as well as Keneim's service as a juryman for the medieval court of Lord Thomas Coventry's Croome Hill Estate. 




Year 1575 Super Sabrinam 1st page second to last entry: Kelam Wynslelowe shall inclose & keepe severall 1 acre

Year 1575 2nd page Top paragraph on page says October in the 17th year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth names in middle of page Kellamius Wyndeslowe (he would be the juror)

Year 1579 3rd page 5th day of October 20th year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth names at bottom Kellamius Wynslowe (he is a juror again)

Year 1594 4th page 17 April in the 36 year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth Kellamus Wynselowe and John Wynselowe in the list of those excused from serving on the july.

Year 1594 5th page third to last entry

Year 1594 Item that Henrie Wynselowe 6 shillings 8 pence servant to William Cooke hath since penticoste laste had certain sheepe upon Kynnersley green and duds other commons within this mannor contrary to a former pain (fine) I do in Mia

Year 1595 6th page names a top Kenelmus Winseloe (served a a juror)

Year 1598 7th page names a top Johns Wynslowe is a juror Kellamus Wynselowe is listed the group that were probably excused from serving.

Year 1699 8th page 2nd entry from top Winslow John Son of Dracott paroch Kempsey -Gent ( A large restored house called Draycott Manor still stands in Kempsey) John Winslow jun Hannah Winslow children of the said John sen. 2 shillings Alice Winslow Parents: Thomas WINSLOW and Elizabeth PEACOCK.

Spouse: Katherine. Kenelm WINSLOW and Katherine were married about 1560 in , , Worcestershire, England. Children were: Edward WINSLOW.

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Kenelm Winslow, of Kempsey & Worcester's Timeline

Kerswell, Worcestershire, England
Kerswell, Worcestershire, England
Kerswell, Worcestershire, England
Kerswell, Worcestershire, England
Kerswell, Worcestershire, England
Kerswell, Worcestershire, England
Kerswell, Worcestershire, England
Droitwich, Worcestershire, England
October 17, 1560
Age 26
St.andrew Parish, Droitwich, Worcestershire, England, Eur