Birth: John Washburn was baptized on July 2, 1597, at
Death: He died early in 1671.
Ship: Unknown, 1632; Elizabeth & Ann, 1635
Life in England: John Washburn was the son of John and
Martha (Timbrell) (Stephens) Washburn. He lived in Bengeworth, where he
was born, married and his first two children were baptized. He was a
tailor in New England and probably learned his trade in England.
Life in New England: John Washburn first appeared in
Plymouth records on January 2, 1632/3, when he sued Edward Doty over a
hog Doty had taken. He was included in the Plymouth tax list of 1633,
but not that of 1634, leading to speculation that he had returned to
England to make emigration arrangements for his family. His wife and two
sons sailed to New England aboard the Elizabeth & Ann in
1635. Her name does not appear in colonial records, and she may have
died soon thereafter. He moved to Duxbury by 1639 and became a freeman
on June 2, 1646. He served on various juries and committees and was
twice a surveyor of highways.
Family: John Washburn married Margery Moore on November
23, 1618, and had three children. She was the daughter of Robert and
Ellen (Taylor) Moore, baptized on November 3, 1588, at Bengeworth. Her
date of death is unknown.
Children of John and Margery Washburn: