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  • Pilgrim Village Families Sketch: Kenelm Winslow

    Robert Charles Anderson

    Birth: Kenelm Winslow was baptized on May 3, 1599, in Droitwich,Worcestershire.

    Death: He was buried in Salem on September 13, 1672.

    Ship: Unknown, 1631

    Life in England: Kenelm was the son of Edward and Magdalen (Oliver/Ollyver) Winslow of Droitwich, Worcestershire. He was a joiner in New England, and would have received his training in England.

    Life in New England:  Kenelm Winslow first appeared in Plymouth records on the tax list of March 25, 1633, and in the list of freemen from the same year. He contracted with an apprentice, Samuel Jenny, on January 6, 1633/4. He moved to Marshfield by 1643. From 1634 to 1657 he served the colony in various offices, including deputy for Marshfield to the Plymouth court for many years.Kenelm was one of five brothers (Edward, John, Gilbert, Kenelm, and Josiah) who came to New England.

    Family:  Kenelm Winslow married Ellen (Newton) Adams, as her second husband in June 1634 in Plymouth and had four children. She was buried on December 5, 1681, in Marshfield.

    Children of Kenelm and Ellen Winslow:

    • Kenelm was born by about 1635. He married (1) Mercy Worden by 1668 and had eleven children. He married (2) Damaris Eames by 1693.
    • Ellen was born about 1636. She married Samuel Baker on December 20, 1656, and had eight children. She was buried on August 27, 1676.
    • Nathaniel was born about 1639. He married Faith Miller on August 3, 1664, in Marshfield and had nine children. He died on December 1, 1719.
    • Job was born by about 1641. He married Ruth _____ by 1674 and had thirteen children. He died on July 14, 1720.
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