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  • ID: I4972
  • Name: William Washburn 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 9 Nov 1601 in Bengeworth, Worcester, England 2
  • Death: 30 Oct 1658 in Hempstead, Long Island, New York 3
  • Note:
    Extract from the Family Data Collection - Births:
    Name: William Washburn
    Birth date: 1601
    City: Bengeworth
    County: Worcestershire
    Country: England
    Father: John Washburn
    Mother: Martha Timbrell

    Extract from Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s:
    Name: William Washburn
    Year: 1653
    Place: New Netherland
    Primary immigrant: William Washburn
    Family members:
    Source bibliography: O'Callaghan, E.B. The Register of New Netherland, 1626 to 1674. Albany, NY: E. B. O'Callaghan, 1865. Reprinted for Clearfield Co. by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1995, 1996, 1998
    Page: 91
    Source publication code: 6324.10

    Baptism: 9 Nov 1601 Bengeworth, Worcester, England
    between 1644 and 1645 settled in Hempstead, Long Island
    1653 joint purchaser Oyster Bay, Long Island
    1647 patentee and freeholder, Hempstead, Long Island, New York
    1655 joint purchaser Stratford, Connecticut
    1654 court deputy of North Haven
    1654 returned to Hempstead
    Will proved 11 Jun 1659 in Hempstead, Long Island, New York
    Probate: 29 Sep 1657
    This information was provided by Janice Taylor - jjtaylor AT ptialaska.net - on March 26, 2000. She states that the information for the early generations were from Burke's "American Families," which has been known to have mistakes in it, and the later generations were from her grandfather's records, the sources of which are unknown.

    Extract from "The Washburn Family in America" by Brenton Washburn:
    William was the younger brother of John Washburn who married Margery Moore. William came to America about 1645-50 and was living in Stratford, Connecticut in 1655, moved to Hempstead, New York in 1660, and was a founder of Oyster bay. In the Teddy Roosevelt museum at Sagamore Hill there is a deed to the site of Oyster Bay made out to William and son John Washburn and signed by Sagamore Mohantas, the Matinecock Indian Chief.

    Several books show Willam's wife as Joan Whithead. Joan Whithead was the wife of a John Washburn in England who died in 1593. Joan Nichols was the daughter of Isaac Nichols of Stratford, Connecticut, and William's son John mentioned his "Uncle Isaac Nichols."

    See "Our Family Annals" by Shotwell p. 265 and the Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol 3, p. 160 [source for all of the above: Lenker, Althouse, Loos, Doney, Herrington, Scott, Washburn (family tree)].

    Extract from "The Genealogical History of the Washburn Family of Northwest Tennessee" by Jeffery T Washburn of Dresden, Tennessee (jeffwashburn AT hotmail.com):
    William Washburn was the second son of John and Martha Trimell Stevens Washburn. He was born in 1601 and baptized on November 9, 1601, in the Parish Church of Saint Peter in Bengeworth, England.
    The exact date that William immigrated to America is not known. It is believed that he initially came to American and then returned to England before later returning. William was in Bengeworth, England, at least until December 18, 1637, when his daughter Martha was baptized at Saint Peters. Between that date and 1647, no records of William Washburn have been found. However, he probably moved to London, England, for a while before immigrating to America as he owned property in London at the time of his death. It is possible that William and his wife, Jane Nichols Washburn, daughter of Francis and Frances Wilmarke Nichols, migrated from England to Connecticut Colony with the family of Jane's father, Francis Nichols, in about 1639. In 1647, William's name appeared in a list of proprietors of Hempstead, Long Island. In 1653, William bought land with others at Oyster Bay, Long Island from the indian Asiapum. He also was a deputy in Hempstead with John Seaman in 1653. William moved to Stratford, Connecticut, about 1655 with his two oldest sons, John and Hope. About two years later, he moved with his son John and family back to Hempstead, Long Island. William was an elder of the original Board of Elders of the old First Church of Hempstead. His name is listed with five others who were Elders of the church.
    William died in either 1658 or 1659, but more probably in late May 1659 because his Will was brought to John James, Town Clerk of Hempstead, Long Island, on June 5, 1659, for probate by his widow, Jane Washburn. The unusually legible will is still preserved in the office of the Town Clerk of North Hempstead, Long Island, along with other documents concerning his estate.
    Here is some of the text of William Washburn's long will:
    I William Washborne doe appoint my well beloved friends and faithful wife to be my overseers of this my will and testament. I give to my Sonn Hope my six oxen and fower cowes and one horse, one mare, and all my land and devisions with the meadows belonging thereto and barne and home-lott. (This was followed by bequests to other children) I give to my beloved wife all ye rest or remainder of my cattle, with my house and household goods be at her disposing with this condition that she remain unmarried. (The will then stated what she could have in the event she married again.)

    Extract from the Family Data Collection - Deaths:
    Name: William Washburn
    Death date: 30 Oct 1658
    City: Hempstead
    County: Queens
    State: New York

    Burial listed as unknown by Find A Grave.com. 68631132 and 84005052

    Father: John Washburn b: 1 Aug 1566 in Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England
    Mother: Martha Timbrell Stephens b: 1558 in Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England

    Marriage 1 Jane Nichols b: 3 Nov 1603 in Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England
    • Married: 1626 in probably Bengeworth, Worcester, England 4
    • Note:
      Extract from U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900:
      Name: William Washburn
      Birth year: 1601
      Gender: male
      Spouse name: Jane Whitehead
      Marriage year: 1626
      Number pages: 1
    1. Has Children Hope Washburn b: 1631 in Bengeworth, Worcester, England

    1. Title: Lenker, Althouse, Loos, Doney, Herrington, Scott, Washburn
      Author: Barbara Lenker
      Publication: April 23, 2005
      Note: Barbara Lenker email: brlenker-comcast.net (use an "@" for the "-")
      Note: Rootsweb.com
      Media: Electronic
    2. Title: A public member tree on Ancestry.com
      Publication: 2011-present
      Note: authors of the family trees are not usually identified.
      Note: Ancestry.com
      Media: Electronic
    3. Title: Millennium File
      Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
      Publication: 2011
      Note: The Millennium File is a database created by the Institute of Family Research to track the records of its clients and the results of its professional research. It contains more than 880,000 linked family records, with lineages from throughout the world, including colonial America, the British Isles, Switzerland, and Germany. One of the focuses of the Millennium File is linking to European nobility and royalty.
      Note: Provo, Utah
      Media: Electronic
    4. Title: Family Tree of Michael J Thissen
      Author: Michael J Thissen
      Publication: August 17, 2003
      Note: Michael J Thissen email: thissen5-aol.com (use an "@" for the "-")
      Note: Rootsweb.com
      Media: Electronic

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