Person:Kenelm Winslow (4)

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Kenelm Winslow
  1. Richard Winslow - 1659
  2. Edward Winslow1560 - 1620
  3. John WinslowABT 1562 -
m. 1550
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Name Kenelm Winslow
Gender Male
Birth? abt 1530 Droitwich, Worcestershire
Marriage 1550 Kempsey, Worcestershire, Englandto Catherine Bucke
Death? 1607 Kempsey, Worcestershire
Ancestral File Number 8HV2-9S
Will? 9 Apr 1607 Kempsey, Worcestershire
Probate? 9 Nov 1607 Kempsey, Worcestershire

There are several sightings of Kenelm Winslow in Severnstoke and Kempsey that cannot be entirely reconciled.

  • In 1562, there is a Kenelm Winslow referred to as the owner of land in the hamlet of Clifton in Severnstoke (in the private records of the churchwardens at St. Michaels.
  • Some time before 1571, Kenelm Winslow purchased "Kerswell" in Kempsey from Sir Richard Newport (before his death in 1571).
  • In 1605, a Kenelm Winslow of Worcester, aged 54, deposed in a case at the Court of Requests, along with William Winslow of Evesham, 55, John Winslow of Severnstoke, 55 and John, wife of Henry of Severnstoke, 45. William, john, and Henry were baptized at Severnstoke at times roughly corresponding to their ages. If the age of Kenelm is correct, he would have been too young to have been either of the other Kenelms. If the age is actually 64 or 84, then it is possible it is all the same man.
  • In 1607, the will of Kenelm Winslow of Worcester, written in a "weak and trembling hand" names his wife Katherine and his eldest son, but not by name, implying there are other children and that they are not Katherine's. The will also mentions grandchildren.

It thus appears likely that either the 1605 record has been misread or misstated, or there were two Kenelms, perhaps father and son. The older must be the father of Edward b. 1560.

See Kirkpatrick, Kenneth W. “The ‘Loving Cosens’: Herbert Pelham, Sir Arthur Hesilrige, and Gov. Edward1 Winslow,” NEHGR 154 (Jan. 2000):78–108

D. Kenelm Winslow of London, in his 'Mayflower Heritage', asserted (at 22): 'Through [Richard Winslow's] will and manorial records we can trace how his youngest son, Thomas, moved to nearby Kerswell, a hamlet within the parish of Kempsey . . . . Kenelm Winslow, son of Thomas of Kerswell, sold the farm and moved north to Worcester City. Kenelm's son Edward moving farther north where he set up in business extracting the famous Droitwich salt . . .' John Hunt apparently examined the documentation in the course of his several articles on Edward Winslow's connections in the 1960s and found them satisfactory, but they have not been published.