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Mayflower & Fortune Ancestors

William Winslow, or Wyncelowe, According to American Families of America, The Compendium of American Genealogy Volume IV, is the first of a certain line as traced in England. He had two sons one of whom is:

William Winslow II married Unknown and had a son:

Thomas Winslow lived in Burton County Oxford, and had lands also in County Essex where he was living in 1452, and married an heiress, Cecelia Tansley, also known as Lady Agnes. They had they following child:

William Winslow married Unknown and had a son:

Kenelm Winslow lived in Kempsey Parish, Worcestershire, England. He married Unknown and had an only child:

Edward Winslow was born in the Parish of Saint Andrew, Worcestershire, England on October 7, 1560. He married in Saint Bride's Church in London on November 4, 1594 to his second wife Magdalene Ollyver. They are the parents of:

John Winslow was born 1597 in Droitwich, Kempsey, Worcestershire, England and died 1674 in Suffolk County, Massachusetts where he and his wife Mary are buried at King's Chapel Burying Ground and their tombstones are still standing. His brothers Edward and Gilbert were passengers on the Mayflower arriving in 1620. John came to Plymouth on ship Fortune in 1621. John was the brother of Edward Winslow, a Mayflower passenger and a Governor of Plymouth Colony. He married Mary Chilton in 1624 in Plymouth, Virginia. She was born 1607 in Saint Peter, Sandwich, Kent, England. Mary and John moved to Boston, Massachusetts about 1655, where John became a successful merchant and shipowner. Mary left the only will of a female passenger on the Mayflower, which is preserved at the Suffolk County Registry of Probate in Boston. She was also the first person to step foot on Plymouth Rock from the Mayflower when she was a young teenager. On the 19th of September, 1671, John Winslow bought, for the sum of 500 pounds in New England silver money, "the Mansion or dwelling-house of the Late Antipas Voice with the gardens wood-yard and Backside as it is situate lying and being in Boston aforesaid as it is now fenced in and is fronting & Facing to the Lane going to Mr John Jolliffes." The Winslows lived in this house until the death of John Winslow in 1674 and Mary Chilton Winslow in 1679. The house (which would have been on Spring Lane) no longer exists. At the time of his death, John Winslow was one of the wealthiest merchants in Boston. Mary Chilton came to America on the Mayflower with her mother and father James Chilton. Her father died while the Mayflower was anchored in Provincetown Harbor. Her mother died shortly thereafter. Mary landing on Plymouth Rock has been celebrated in story and in art. The Landing of the Pilgrims, painted in 1877 by Henry Bacon and showing Mary Chilton landing on Plymouth Rock, is on exhibit at Pilgrim Hall Museum. John Winslow and wife Mary Chilton are the parents of:

1. Susanna Winslow 1625 in Boston Massachusetts and died May 11, 1676 and Married Robert Latham about 1649.

2. Mercy Winslow born about 1630 in Massachusetts and married Thomas Lake and Authur Harris.

3. Mary Winslow born 1630 in Massachusetts, married Edward Gray

4. Sarah Winslow born 1632 Massachusetts, married Richard Middlecott

5. Edward Winslow born 1634 in Massachusetts, married Sarah Hilton

6. John Winslow born 1635 in Massachusetts, married Elizabeth Hutchinson

7. Joseph WInslow born 1636 Massachusetts married Sarah Lawrence

8. Samuel Winslow born 1641 in Massachusetts married Hannah Brigges

9. Isaac WInslow born 1644 Massachusetts married Mary Nowell

10. Ann Winslow born 1648 in Massachusetts, married LeBlonde

11. Benjamin Winslow born September 12, 1653 in Boston, Massachusetts died 1673

Though it is not known which son we descent through, John Winslow and Mary Chilton are said to be the grandparents of:

Sir Thomas Winslow Senior was born about 1675 in Sittenbourne Parish, Rappahannock County, (later Essex) Virginia and died about 1725 in Essex County, Virginia . He married Anne Parker on April 15, 1694 in Essex County, Virginia. Anne was born 1675 in St. Ann's Parish, Essex County, Virginia and is the daughter of Thomas Parker and Elizabeth Pley. Thomas Winslow, if we are to judge by the deeds in which he participated in exchange for various properties, appraising of various estates, witness to many transactions, between 1698 and his death in 1725, was evidently a citizen of unusual standing in his community. Records also state that Thomas was a Tailor. THOMAS likely grandson of John Winslow (1597-1694) who came from England on the ship "Fortune" to Plymouth Colony 1621. Settled in Boston 1637, was granted 2000 acres in New Kent County, Virginia in 1667, married MARY CHILTON, daughter of Julius Chilton who came on the Mayflower. Child of Sir Thomas Winslow Sr and Anne Parker are:

Benjamin Winslow Senior was born about 1701 in Essex County, Virginia and died about 1751 in Orange County, Virginia. Benjamin's will was proved in Essex County, May 21, 1751. In the year 1733, he was living in St. George Parish, Spotsylvania County, as a Surveyor. He was Justice in 1736, and Duties Collector in 1738, and Inspector of Rappahannock warehouses. In 1739, he was Sheriff of Essex County. Benjamin Winslow Senior was a Revolutionary War Soldier where he is listed with the Orange County Patriots. He married Susannah Beverley on November 22, 1726. Susannah was born November 15, 1706 in Christ's Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia and died July 1778 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. She was baptized November 17, 1706 at Christ Church (Episcopal) in Middlesex, Virginia and died between 1778 and 1792 of pleurisy. She is the daughter of Captain Harry Beverley. Susanna deeded 595 acres to son Benjamin in 1764 which had been given to her by her father and having formerly given the upper half of the lands to her son Beverley. The following is the will of Benjamin Winslow Senior.

Benjamin Winslow's last Will and Testament, (proved 1751) follows:

"In the Name of God, Amen, I, Benjamin Winslow of St. Ann's Parish, in Essex County, being in good health of body and of sound and perfect mind and memory and know the immortality of human life and being willing that the worldly estate it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with should be disposed of in such manner after my wish as I shall hereafter direct to make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following: I do bequeath my soul to God in the hope of a joyful resurrection and into eternal life through the merits and intercessions of my dear woman and Savior Jesus Christ my body to the earth from whence it came to be buried in such manner as my Executors hereafter named shall think proper: -- It is my will that my just debts be paid and funeral expense be \line justly first discharged. -- I lend unto my wife the six following negros and their wives as surviving her life and afterwards to be divided amongst all my children or the survivors of them, Charles, Betty, Sam's youngest children, Charles, Ben and Peter. -- I lend unto my wife three beds and furniture and two pots and half the powder in the kitchen. -- I lend unto my wife the stock of hogs and cattle. -- I give unto my son Beverly all my land at Pomonky. -- I give unto my son Beverly my negro boy called Ralph in lieu of rents I received of William Nowell. -- I give unto my brother Richard Winslow, 400 acres of land whereupon he now lives according to a survey made by me to him his heirs legally begotten of his body forever and for the want of such heir to be equally divided between Benjamin and Harry. Benjamin Winslow Senior and Susannah Beverley are the parents of:

Colonel Beverley Winslow was born July 3, 1734 at St. George Parish in Spotsylvania, Virginia and died February 22, 1793 at St. George Parish, same county. He married his first cousin Catherine Robinson who is the daughter of William Robinson and Agatha Beverley. Catherine was born July 20, 1742 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia and died there in 1789. Beverley Winslow was lst Lieutenant of Spotsylvania County Militia 1756, was Sheriff 1764, and County Lieutenant 1781. An article from Virginia Herald dated July 18, 1793 reported death of Colonel Beverley Winslow "Died, on Friday July 12th, 1793 instant, after a tedious illness, Colonel Beverley Winslow, of Berkley Parish, Spotsylvania, in the 60th year of his age--much lamented by an extensive acquaintance." In Will Book E Spotsylvania County Records executors bond is dated September 3, 1793. Witnesses Benjamin Robinson, Henry Winslow, Robert S. Coleman; Christopher Daniel. Ex. sons Thomas and William Winslow. Leg. son Thomas; son William, land in the County of Orange; Robert Johnston of Kentucky; nephew Richard Parker, land in Fayette County, Kentucky; daughter Elizabeth Winslow; daughter Mary Chew; daughter Catherine Robinson Winslow; daughter Agatha Beverley Nelson and her husband John Nelson; daughter Susanna Parker and her husband William Parker; sons Thomas and Winslow to be guardians to my daughter Catherine Robinson. Colonel Beverley Winslow and Catherine Robinson married on December 23, 1757. They are the parents of:

Susannah Sarah Winslow was born March 17, 1762 in Essex County, Virgina. She married William Parker Junior, who was her cousin. William was born 1762 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. His will is dated March 2, 1797. Susannah Winslow and William Parker Junior are the parents of:

William Beverly Parker (See Section One for History)



James Chilton

James Chilton a tailor, was listed as a freeman of Canterbury in 1583. He married before 1587 just possibly Susanna Furner, daughter of his step-mother and her first husband Francis Furner. Seven children were baptized in Canterbury to James, then about 1600 the family moved to neighboring Sandwich where three more children were baptized, including youngest daughter Mary, who was baptized at St. Peter's in 1607."

James Chilton in the Leiden Records "This day the last of April of the year 1619 there appeared before me, notary public, and before the witnesses named hereafter, James Chilton, Englishman, residing in a close house at the Langen Vollersgraftbrugge near the Diefsteech, approximately 63 years of age, and his daughter Engletjen, James Chilton, approximately 22 years of age. And they have upon their truth, instead of under oath, witnessed and declared, upon the urgent request of the Remonstrang Parish of this town, that last Sunday, the 28th day of April of this year before the door of their house there was a lot of throwing about by various boys who shouted that the Arminians were gathered there, as the declarants, who had been to church, heard from their neighbors who told them that they had warned off the boys several times. The declarants further stated that shortly after they arrived home, when the gate to the close was open, various boys, around 20 in number, started raving and swearing loudly in the same close, throwing things about, shouting that the Arminians were gathered there, whereafter the declarants ordered those boys to leave, saying there is no meeting here of the Arminians or anybody else: and then the boys left together. And one of those boys, who was very reluctant to leave, took, as he was stepping out from the close into the street, a large cobblestone in his hand and threw that at James Chilton's head, just above the left eye, in such a way that James Chilton immediately fell to the ground as if he were dead, and his children and other persons shouted: he is dead, as Chilton was lying for dead on the ground, and he had to be helped up by a man. And they declared that James Chilton did not give any cause to that boy for his action, but Chilton only told him and others, when he ordered them to leave, truthfully that there was no meeting of Arminians or any other people in that place. But later, James Chilton came round and he suffered a heavy injury, by the aforementioned throw, and because of his advanced age it is not certain if he will live. Having no further declaration to make, the declarants offered to affirm the aforementioned, if necessary and if so requested, with a solemn oath, and they agreed that an official deed hereof would be executed and delivered by me, notary. This done, sealed and delivered on the day, month and year aforementioned, at the declarant's house, in the presence of Mr. Jacob Hey, town surgeon, who is in charge of treating the aforementioned injury, and Jan Sebastiaensz, ruby cutter, summoned as credible witnesses hereto next to me, notary.

James Chilton : Mayflower Passenger "The names of those which came over first, in the year 1620, and were by the blessing of God the first beginners and in a sort the foundation of all the Plantations and Colonies in New England; and their families... "James Chilton and his wife, and Mary their daughter; they had another daughter that was married, came afterward."

James Chilton : Signer of the Mayflower Compact "I shall ... begin with a combination made by them before they came ashore; being the first foundation of their government in this place. Occasioned partly by the discontented and mutinous speeches that some of the strangers amongst them had let fall from them in the ship : That when they came ashore they would use their own liberty, for none had power to command them, the patent they had being for Virginia and not for New England ... And partly that such an act by them done, this their condition considered, might be as firm as any patent, and in some respects more sure. "The form was as followeth : IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. We whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, etc Having undertaken, for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian Faith and Honor of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the First Colony in the Northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one of another, Covenant and Combine ourselves together into a Civil Body Politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute and frame such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof we have hereunder subscribed our names at Cape Cod, the 11th of November, in the year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France and Ireland the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth. Anno Domini 1620."William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647, Samuel Eliot Morison (New York : Knopf, 1991), p. 75-76. James Chilton, a tailor by trade, was the oldest Mayflower passenger, and one of the first to die after reaching the New World. Governor William Bradford, writing in 1650 :\line "James Chilton and his wife also died in the first infection, but their daughter Mary is still living and hath nine children; and one daughter is married and hath a child. So their increase is ten." James Chilton was born and raised in Canterbury, Kent, England and around 1600 moved to Sandwich, England. By 1615 James and at least some of his children were living in Leyden, Holland. He came on the Mayflower with his wife Susanna and daughter Mary. Susanna died shortly after James died, leaving their daughter orphaned, and joined probably with the household of Myles Standish. Mary Chilton came on the Mayflower at the young age of 13, and legend has it she was the first female to step ashore at Plymouth. She married John Winslow, who came in the ship Fortune, and was the brother of Mayflower passengers Edward Winslow and Gilbert Winslow. James Chilton born before 1563, England dies 12/8/1620, Plymouth, Ma. married before 1587 England Susanna Furner who died after 1620/21, Plymouth, Ma.