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Joseph Washburn Sr.

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Captain Joseph "(3)(XIV)" Washburn Sr.
Born in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Husband of — married in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Died in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts
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Categories: Mayflower Families | Bridgewater, Massachusetts.


(3) (XIV) The numbers in the Wasseburne names represent American generations from John "the Immigrant" Washborn, Sr. of Bengeworth (standard numerals) "(3)" ... The Roman numerals "(XIV)" show the generations from Sir Roger d'Wasseburne , the 1st to use the surname.

  • yDNA Haplo Group I-M253
I-M253 13 23 15 10 13-14 11 14 11 13 11 31

These yDNA results (Haplo group and markers) are identical for John "the Immigrant" Washborn, Sr. b. 1597 Bengeworth (Josephs' grandfather) and Sir Roger "1st Washburn" d'Wasseburne b. abt 1219, proving the line of the Knights Washbourne through Wichenford and down through Bengeworth. The tests do not, by themselves, prove that John b. 1479 was born to John of Wichenford and Joan Mytton. It is "possible" to have been from a generation or two back, but thanks to the yDNA evidence, we can say, without a doubt, that John of Bengeworth was descended from the Norman Knights Washbourne in this male line.



Third generation Americans.

Joseph Washburn, fourth son of John Washburn; born probably in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, supposedly on 7 July 1653, married Hannah Latham, daughter of Robert and Susanna (Winslow) Latham, in ca. 1677. She was born say ca. 1658, a granddaughter of John and Mary (Chilton) Winslow.

Mary Chilton had come to Plymouth Colony aboard the “Mayflower” in 1620, with her parents, James and Susanna Chilton. Joseph Washburn was a blacksmith, and they lived in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, until about 1717, when they moved to Plympton, Massachusetts.

On 9 Sept. 1678 Joseph Washburn, with consent of his father, John Washburn, exchanged with Nicholas Byram Jr., of Bridgewater, meadow lands in Bridgewater, witnessed by John Washburn, Nicholas Byram Sr., Samuel Allen, and John Cary.

On 13 July 1687 Joseph Washburn, of Bridgewater, purchased from Timothy Wadsworth 20 acres of land in Bridgewater bounded on the west and north by Joseph Washburn’s land, and a lot of meadow bounded by land of Joseph Washburn and Robert Latham.

On 12 Apr. 1697 Joseph Washburn and James Washburn, of Bridgewater, sold to Thomas Snell, of Bridgewater, land in Cutting Cove Swamp in Bridgewater, witnessed by James Keith, John Alden, and John Washburn.

On 13 Aug. 1705 Joseph Washburn, of Bridgewater, sold to Thomas Mitchell, of Bridgewater, land in Bridgewater bounded by land of Thomas Mitchell.

On 13 Jan. 1706/7 Joseph Washburn, of Bridgewater, sold to his son Jonathan Washburn land in Bridgewater on the bounds between “father Latham's lot and Deacon Willis’ lot,” witnessed by Ebenezer Leach and Benjamin Leach.

On 26 May 1708 Joseph Washburn, of Bridgewater, acknowledged that he had purchased land in Titicut Purchase from his brother‑in‑law, James Latham, of Bridgewater, which was “my father Latham’s right in said purchase.”

On 3 Aug. 1714 Joseph Washborn, Sr., of Bridgewater, deeded his rights in a tract of land in the Titicut Purchase, part of which he had received from “my Father In Law Robert Lathums Deceased,” to his son Joseph Washborn.

On 2 July 1717 Joseph Washburn, blacksmith, of Bridgewater, deeded land to his son Joseph Washburn, Jr., in East Bridgewater.

On 17 Apr. 1717 Joseph Washburn, of Bridgewater, blacksmith, sold his homestead in Bridgewater to Isaac Lazell, of Plymouth, cordwainer, and this deed was confirmed on 14 June 1720 by Joseph Washburn, of Plympton, formerly of Bridgewater.

On 25 June 1718 Joseph Washburn, of Plympton, blacksmith, deeded land to his son, Jonathan Washburn, in Bridgewater. On 6 May 1720 Joseph Washburn, of Plympton, deeded land to his son Ebenezer Washburn, on the east side of the Satucket River near the Middleborough line.

On 4 Aug. 1723 Joseph Washburn, of Plympton, deeded land in Plympton to his son Miles Washburn, of Plympton.

On 11 Apr. 1726 Joseph Washburn, blacksmith, of Plympton, deeded land to his son Edward Washburn, of Plympton.

Hannah (Latham) Washburn died sometime around 1725/6, because on the Apr. 1726 deed from Joseph Washburn to his son Edward, she did not sign her release of dower, as on previous deeds.

Joseph Washburn died in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, on April 30, 1773, when he was about 80 years old.[1] No will or probate records have been found in Plymouth County to identify all his daughters.

On 6 Sept. 1738 Miles and Edward Washburn, of Plympton, sold land that was purchased by their father, Joseph Washburn.[106]

Joseph Washburn and Hannah Latham had children, order uncertain:

  • Miles Washburn, 1677 – 1772 - born in ca. 1677/8 in Bridgewater,[108] married Susanna Perry, daughter of Benjamin and Dinah (Swift) Perry, of Sandwich, MA,[109] in ca. 1722,[110] and they moved to Amenia, Oblong District, Dutchess Co., NY, in ca. 1750. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
  • Hepzibah Washburn, 1681 – 1750 - born in ca. 1681 in Bridgewater,[111] married Benjamin Leach, Esq., son of Giles and Anne (Nokes) Leach, of West Bridgewater,[112] on 8 Sept. 1702 in Bridgewater,[113] and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
  • Edward Washburn, 1684 – 1738 = born in ca. 1699 in Bridgewater, married Judith4 Rickard, daughter of Eleazer3 and Sarah3 (Eaton) Rickard, of Plympton, MA,[130] on 20 Apr. 1732 in Plympton,[131] and they lived in Plympton, MA, and East Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
  • Jonathan Washburn, 1686 – 1766 - born in ca. 1683 in Bridgewater, married 1.) Rebecca Perry, daughter of Ezra and Rebecca (Freeman) Perry (Jr.),[114] on 24 Dec. 1711 in Sandwich, MA,[115] and 2.) Rebecca Johnson, of Hingham, MA, on 17 Dec. 1719 in Boston, MA,[116] and he lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
  • Joseph Washburn, 1688 – 1759 - born ca. 1686 in Bridgewater, married Hannah Johnson, daughter of Isaac and Abigail (Leavitt) (Lazell) Johnson,[117] in ca. 1715,[118] and they moved to Middletown, Hartford Co., CT, in ca. 1739, then to Leicester, Worcester Co., MA, in 1745. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
  • Ebenezer Washburn, 1690 – 1762 - born in ca. 1693 in Bridgewater, married Patience Miles, daughter of Stephen and Patience (Wheeler) Miles,[124] on 29 June 1721 in New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT,[125] and they lived in New Milford and Kent, CT. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
  • Ephraim Washburn, 1695 – 1755 - born ca. 1695 in Bridgewater, married Mary Polden/Polland, daughter of John and Lydia3 (Tilson) Polden/Polland,[126] on 13 Jan. 1725/6 in Plymouth, MA,[127] and they lived in Plympton. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
  • Rebecca Washburn, 1697 – 1764 - born in ca. 1697 in Bridgewater, married Capt. David Johnson, son of Isaac and Abiah (Leavitt) (Lazell) Johnson, of West Bridgewater,[128] on 7 Jan. 1719/20 in Bridgewater,[129] and they lived in Bridgewater. This Rebecca Washburn was also placed in Joseph Washburn’s family out of the process of elimination, and because David Johnson’s sister, Hannah, married Joseph Washburn, presumably the brother of Rebecca Washburn. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
  • Benjamin Washburn, 1698 – 1740 - born say ca. 1703 in Bridgewater, married Zerviah4 Packard, daughter of Israel3 and Hannah (Crossman) Packard, of Bridgewater,[135] on 1 Sept. 1740 in Middleborough, MA,[136] and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
  • Mary4 Washburn, born ca. 1689 in Bridgewater,[119] married Thomas Perkins, son of David and Elizabeth (Brown) Perkins,[120] on 20 Feb. 1716/17 in Bridgewater,[121] and they lived in Bridgewater. This Mary Washburn was placed in Joseph Washburn’s family out of the process of elimination,[122] and because of the naming of a daughter “Hephzibah” Perkins, a name commonly found in Joseph Washburn's branch of the family.[123] (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
  • Hannah4 Washburn, born say ca. 1701 in Bridgewater, probably married Zechariah “Zachary” Whitmarsh,[132] son of Ezra and Bathsheba (Richards) Whitmarsh,[133] of Weymouth, MA, on 28 Jan. 1729/30 in Bridgewater.[134] (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)


Date: 07 JUL 1653
Place: Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts[2]


Husband: John Washburn
Wife: Elizabeth Mitchell
Date: 06 DEC 1645
Place: Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts[3]


Date: 23 Apr 1733
Place: Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts


  • Vital Records of Bridgewater Massachusetts to the Year 1850|volume= Vol. II, Marriages and Deaths |publisher=The New England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy Town-Record Fund|publication-place=Boston|year=1916|url=|repository=Internet Archive}}

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On June 27, 2015 at 00:24GMT Rev Daniel Washburn Jones wrote:

Washburn-2315 and Washburn-319 appear to represent the same person because: another duplicate, please merge

On December 22, 2013 at 09:26GMT J Pictet wrote:

Husband of Hannah Latham — married 1680 in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA