chr.26 NOV 1620 Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England
d.12 NOV 1686 Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
m. 23 NOV 1618
m. 6 DEC 1645
Facts and Events
The Elizabeth and Ann passenger list from 1635 shows a 14-year-old “Jo:” with mother Margery and brother Phillip.
Settled in Duxbury before 1643, when he was listed as able to bear arms. John was probably the John Washburn (rather than his father) who was sent from Duxbury in the campaign against the Narragansetts in August 1645. He was made a freeman on 6 June 1654, and became a constable of Duxbury 7 June 1659.  He was constable there in 1659. He later moved to Bridgewater, and John Jr. and Elizabeth were among the original settlers there.
His will, dated 30 Oct 1686 and sworn 14 Sep 1687, names wife Elizabeth, sons John, Thomas, Joseph, Samuel, Jonathan, Benjamin, younger son James, daughters Mary, Elizabeth, Jane and Sarah.
His first wife Elizabeth was deceased by the time his will was written; his second wife was Elizabeth (Stream?) Packard, the widow of Samuel Packard and the mother of several of his children's spouses.
Sons-in-law found in following deed in which sons and sons-in-law conveyed John's land to son Samuel: "Know all men by these Presents that We John Washburne Thomas Washburne Joseph Washburne Jonathan Washburne James Washburne Edward Seely Samuel Kingsley William Orcutt Sarah Washburne all Inhabitants of the Town of Bridgewater in ye County of New Plymouth in New England, Have Given Granted & by these Presents do Give Grant Bargain Sell Enfeoffe Confirm & forever Make over Twenty five acres of Land be it more or less whereof We are the true Owners & rightfull Proprietors unto Samuel Washburne Inhabitant in sd Town of Bridgewater, Which sd Twenty five acres is Situate lying & being in sd Town of Bridgewater near to a Place known by ye Name of South Brook lying on the head of sd Jonathan & James Washburne's Lands where their Houses stands; it being a Parcell of Land left unwilled by our Father & ffather in law John Washburne Deceased, Bounded at foot by a heap of Stones." Acknowledged 10 Sep 1694.
8g grandfather of Pres. George H.W. Bush through daughter Mary.
Savage's: JOHN, Bridgewater, s. of the preced. brot. by his mo. 1635, from Evesham in Co. Worcester, on Shakespear's Avon, at the age of 14 yrs. m. 1645, Elizabeth d. of Experience Mitchell, had John; Thomas; Joseph; Samuel, b. a. 1651; Jonathan; Benjamin; Mary, 1661; Elizabeth Jane; James, 1672; and Sarah. He had prob. liv. at Duxbury some yrs. but rem. bef. 1670, and mad his will 1686. Mary m. Samuel Kinsley; Elizabeth m. James Howard, and next Edward Sealey; Jane m. William Orcutt jr.; and Sarah m. 1697, John Ames.
See also Mrs. John E. Barclay, "Rebecca Lapham, Wife of Samuel 3 White or John 3 Washburn," NEHGR 115:83; "The Ancestry of Experience, Wife of Cornelius 4 Washburn of Bridgewater, Mass.," NEHGR 119:22; Plymouth Colony Its History & People 1620-1691 by Eugene Aubrey Stratton