Person:Edward Winslow (4)

Governor Edward Winslow
d.8 May 1655
m. 3 Nov 1594
  1. Governor Edward Winslow1595 - 1655
  2. John Winslow1597 - Bet 1673/74 & 1674
  3. Eleanore Winslow1598 - 1672
  4. Kenelm Winslow1599 - 1672
  5. Gilbert Winslow1600 - 1631
  6. Elizabeth Winslow1603 - 1605
  7. Magdalene Winslow1604 - 1693
  8. Josiah Winslow1606 - 1674
  9. Mary Magdalene Winslow1610 - 1687
m. 16 May 1618
  • HGovernor Edward Winslow1595 - 1655
  • WSusanna Jackson - Bet 1654 & 1675
m. 12 May 1621
  1. Unknown WinslowBet 1622 & 1623 - Bet 1622 & 1623
  2. Edward WinslowEst 1624 - Aft 1627
  3. John WinslowEst 1626 - Aft 1627
  4. Governor Josiah WinslowCal 1628 - 1680
  5. Elizabeth WinslowEst 1631 - Bef 1698
Facts and Events
Name Governor Edward Winslow
Gender Male
Birth[3] 18 Oct 1595 Droitwich, Worcestershire, England
Christening[1] 20 Oct 1595 Droitwich, Worcestershire, England
Marriage 16 May 1618 Leiden, South Holland, Netherlandsto Elizabeth Barker
Marriage 12 May 1621 Plymouth Colonyto Susanna Jackson
Death[2] 8 May 1655 At sea near Hispaniola, "aged 59 years, 6 months, and 18 days"
Burial? Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Reference Number[3] Q864808?

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Edward Winslow (18 October 15958 May 1655) was a Separatist who traveled on the Mayflower in 1620. He was one of several senior leaders on the ship and also later at Plymouth Colony. Both Edward Winslow and his brother, Gilbert Winslow signed the Mayflower Compact. In Plymouth he served in a number of governmental positions such as assistant governor, three times was governor and also was the colony's agent in London. In early 1621 he had been one of several key leaders on whom Governor Bradford depended after the death of John Carver. He was the author of several important pamphlets, including Good Newes from New England and co-wrote with William Bradford the historic Mourt's Relation, which ends with an account of the First Thanksgiving and the abundance of the New World. In 1655 he died of fever while on an English naval expedition in the Caribbean against the Spanish.

He is the only original Plymouth colonist with an extant portrait painted from life. This, along with portraits of Winslow's son and daughter-in-law, and various Winslow family artifacts, are in the Pilgrim Hall Museum, in Plymouth, Massachusetts.


In his will, dated 18 December 1654 and proved 16 October 1655, "Edward Winslowe of London, Esquire, being now bound in a voyage to sea in the service of the commonwealth," bequeathed to "Josia my only son" the entire estate "he allowing to my wife a full third part thereof for her life"; to "the poor of the Church of Plymouth in New England £10 and to the poor of Marsh~field where the chiefest of my estate lies £10"; "my linen which I carry with me to sea to my daughter Elizabeth"; residue to "my son Josias, he giving to each of my brothers a suit of apparell"; "son Josias my executor"; "my four friends Dr. Edmond Wilson, Mr. John Arthur, Mr. James Shirley & Mr. Richard Floyd" overseers "for the rest of my personal estate in England." [7]

The petition of Susanna, relict of Edward Winslow, and of Josiah Winslow, his son and executor was filed 18 April 1856. Edward Winslow had died while on passage to the West Indies as a Commissioner, and the petitioners pray for payment of his outstanding salary.

  1. Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).

    citing NEHGR 4:297, 21:210; TAG 42:52

  2. Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).

    citing NEHGR 4:297. Age at death corresponds to christening date

  3. 3.0 3.1 Edward Winslow, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  4.   Johnson, Caleb.
  5.   Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862)
  6.   Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Mayflower Compact. (Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States)
  7. MD 4:1-2; Waters 179, citing PCC 377 Aylett
The Mayflower (1620)
The Mayflower was the first settlement voyage to New England, carrying primarily English Separatists known as Pilgrims. It was destined for the mouth of the Hudson River, but landed at Cape Cod in present-day Massachusetts.
Sailed: 6 Sep 1620 from Southampton, England under Captain Christopher Jones
Arrived: 11 Nov 1620 at Plymouth, Massachusetts
After spending the winter aboard ship, the surviving passengers moved ashore on 21 Mar 1621.
Next Vessel: The Fortune (1621)

104; 24 families left descendants (Full List)
Pilgrim Families: Allerton (Asst. Gov. Isaac) - Bradford (Gov. William) - Brewster (Rev. William) - Chilton - Cooke - Fuller (Edward) - Fuller (Samuel) - Priest - Rogers - Sampson - Tilley (Edward) - Tilley (John) - White - Winslow (Edward)
Other Families and Servants: Alden - Billington - Browne - Doty - Eaton - Hopkins - Howland - Mullins - Soule - Standish (Capt. Miles) - Warren - Winslow (Gilbert)

Resources: Primary Sources: Bradford's History of Plymouth Plantation - Mourt's Relation - Pilgrim Hall (wills and other contemporary documents)
Wikipedia: Mayflower (voyage) - Passenger List - Pilgrims - Plymouth Colony - Captain Christopher Jones