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Margaret Washburn (Moore)

Also Known As: "Margery (Moore) Washborne"
Birthplace: Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: circa 1662 (59-68)
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Robert Moore and Ellen Moore
Wife of John Washburn
Mother of Mary Washbourne; John Washburn; Philip Washburn and Philip Washburn
Sister of Thomas Moore

Managed by: Chad Bouldin
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Immediate Family

About Margaret Washburn

Notes for MARGARET MOORE: --Margery/Margaret; Margery Washburn and sons John and Philip came in the ship "Elizabeth and Ann" in 1635;

"Margerie Washborn," aged 49, and her two sons, "Jo[hn] Washborne," aged 14, and "Phillipp Washborne," aged 11, were passengers on the Elizabeth & Ann to New England in 1635.

She is named in her father’s will, which ca be found in "Wills of the Consistory Court of Worcester" for the year 1626, packet #130, from LDS Microfilm #0098029, Part II for 1626. A translation of the will appears courtesy of John Maltby at

ID: I1550 _UID: 35048D9A3DAB4550A72BE4A0FBE4BB22EFD8 Name: Robert MOORE 1 Sex: M Death: bef 14 Jan 1624/5 in Bengeworth, England 1 Burial: 14 Jan 1624/5 St. Peter?s Parish, Bengeworth, England 1 Occupation: Glover 1 Note: 1 1 1

Transcribed from Parish Registers, St. Peter?s Parish, Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England (LDS Microfilm #0383530) and Bishop?s Transcripts, St. Peter?s Parish, Bengeworth, Worcestershire (LDS microfilm #0246641): Under burials: "1624/5 14 Jan. Robt Moore" (from Bishop?s Transcript)

Under marriages: "1585 9 Nov. Robert More and Elen Taylor"

"A transcription of the will of Robert More, of Bengeworth, England, glover, from "Wills of the Consistory Court of Worcester" for the year 1626, packet

  1. 130, from LDS Microfilm #0098029, Part II for 1626. The will is dated 18

Dec. 1624. The date of probate is not listed. The inventory is dated 2 Jan. 1624, which would have been 1624/5, or 1625 according to our calendar. The burial of Robert More was on 14 Jan. 1624/5 in Bengeworth, England. The will is extremely hard to read. The handwriting is heavily slanted forward, and the letter formation is much more difficult to decipher than most of the wills around it. I have been working on it for several months, and have enlisted the help of two English experts, one of whom teaches classes on reading old English handwriting, and this is the best we've been able to do. There are still some parts that trouble me, and the inventory, particularly at the end, is almost impossible to decipher. The spelling, of course, is atrocious, so try reading it phonetically. Many of the words of the inventory, even though we could figure out the letters, did not make sense as words. Read the word "on" as "one" or "an" according to context. The folio contains two pages, the first being the will, the second being the inventory. There is no total for the inventory.

First page

"In the name of god Amen. I Robert More of Bengworth; in the County of Worseter glover, Beinge seck in Body, but of perfect memory The lord be praysed; doo make and ordayn This my last wel and Testament: folowinge The xviiith Day of Desember ano dom. 1624."

"First I bequeth my soul to god that gave it and had Redemed it wth the precous Blod of his der son my Blessed savyore in whos only merecs I trust to be saved: And my body to be buryed in the church yard of Bengeworth: And as for my worldly goods that god hath blessed me weth: I thus desere of them: I give and Bequeth unto my welbeloved son Thomas More: an hous or Tenyment with all and singular: the apertenances setuat and Being in nel? hal? in Evesham: And now in the and . of on John Morton: To have and to hould the whol to Thomas More my son said to his heairs for ever: preuyd never the les: And my wel is: That my son Thomas More shal pay or caus to be payed to Margaret Milnor my dauter The ful som of Twenty shillings yerly during the natural lif of the said margaret my dauter: Also I give to my said son Thomas mor anothr hous or tenement setuat and being in the coustred in Evesham Between the hous of an Edward gudglygot? on the north sid and the hous of on welyem Coten on the south sid: To have and to hould the said hous unto my son Thomas More his heairs forever: But my wel is that my wel beloved wif shal in joy it the tim she is wedoud: Also I give to my son Thomas al my mars fols an gelding and All his formy? ter on Bras upon the Begoste? that was my fa But upon this condishon: That my son Thomas shall pay or cause to be payd to the 3 children of Margery Wasborn the som of x p[er] or soru of to be equaly devided At the . of i A In the men tim to pay to Margery the som of p vi yerly: All the Rest of my goods chatels and cattel: ..ed of now or ...: I give to my beloved wife Elnor whom I make my sole executor of this my last wel and testament And I apoynt and ordain my wel beloved son in law Edward prs? And my wel beloved son Thomas More to be my overseers of this my last wil to se it performed acordinge to the tru intent and knowing ther in: in witnes therof. ther unto set my hand .. the day and year afor Retten ) Robart More : ) John .. Edward heail Thomas Adames"

Second page

"An Inventory of the goods, chattels of and be?ols of Robert More late of Bengworth glover Desesed taken: And Apraised The third of January Ano Dmi 1624 And in the Raine of The Kinge Ma tie James By the grace of god Kinge of England . the xxiith By john Balam minny . Edward godard Thomas More & John Mander"

"In Bras And peuter Imprs mus 3 bras pots 2 Bras pans & kettels i chefindishe & I posnitt

iii pound Item xx pesos of poulter of Al__
i pound

In the halle Item on pros on Tabel Bord adresinge Bord Aform 2 chairs: 2 letol 1 ____ } xiii s iiii d

In the letol Chamber Item on half hoded Bed on feather Bed=20 With Aiuor on Cofer

i pound i s 4 d

In the pres in the hall Item on Coverlet on Blanket 3 pillows 3 yeards of cloth 4 Bob?? } i pound xvi s

In the Chamber wherhe lay Item on hdyard Bed i trundel Bed on hdyard pres 3 coffers I save and ____ } pound Item 2 flock Boots i coverlet: i hollow holings? 3 Blankets And Arudge?

} i pound iii s iii d Item his workinge aparate?
} iii pound Item viii pore of shels? 2 tabol clothes _____ _____ iii poton Bras
} ii pound Item in Coupper:war touls ____________ } i pound Item Iron ware and ___________
x pound iii s iiii d Item on wedge with his foring lor?
} iii pound

Inthe BarB sind? ___________________ iii pound"

(There are 4 more lines of inventory that are unreadable. There are also about 7 lines written in the left hand margin in small handwriting from "Item his workinge aparate..." to "Item on wedge.." that I am not able to decipher at all. )

Remember, when looking at an inventory, most of the numbers are in Roman numerals, "s" means shillings, "d" means pence. Unexpectly, pounds was always written out, instead of using the English pound sign, and occasionally Arabic numerals were used instead of Roman numerals.

I'd encourage anyone who wants to view the will for themselves to borrow the microfilm from an LDS Family History Center and spend the time to try and read it. The handwriting varies greatly from will to will on the roll. The signature of Robert More is not his own--it is that of the clerk who copied the will into the records after More died.

One last note, in case you could not figure it out, "mar fols an gelding" is "mares, foals, and gelding," in other words, More had horses! "Bras" is evidently "brass."

John A. Maltby Redwood City, CA



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Margaret Washburn's Timeline

November 3, 1588
Of Bengeworth, Evesham, Worcester, Eng.
November 3, 1588
Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
November 3, 1588
Of Bengeworth, Evesham, Worcester, Eng.
November 3, 1598
Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England
November 3, 1598
Bengeworth, Worchestershire, England
October 3, 1619
Bengeworth, Evesham, Worcestershire, England
November 26, 1620
Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England
June 2, 1622
Evesham, Worcesteshire, England
Evesham, Worcestershire, England