John VI Washburn Jr.

John Washburn Jr. (bef. 1620 - 1686)

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John (John VI) Washburn Jr. aka Washbourne, John Jr.
Born before in Bengeworth, Evesham, Worcestershire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married (to before ) in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, New Englandmap
Husband of — married in Bridgewater, Plymouth, MAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Dominion of New Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Sep 2010
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Categories: Mayflower Family Member | Washburn Name Study | Duxbury, Massachusetts | Bridgewater, Massachusetts | Elizabeth and Ann, 1635 | US President Direct Ancestor | Puritan Great Migration.

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John VI Washburn Jr. migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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This John Washburn is the 6th John in a row from SIR JOHN "The Old Sheriff" de WASSHEBORNE of WICHENFORD. He was christened 26 or 28 NOV 1621 in Bengeworth, Evesham, Worcester, England.

* Maltby shows he was Baptized 26 Nov 1620, citing St. Peter’s Parish Registers.

John Washburn VI, eldest son of John Washburn V, both in the line of the Washbornes' of Bengeworth, was born in 1620 and sailed to New England on the "Elizabeth & Ann", with his mother Margery Moore Washburn and brother Philip in 1635.[1]

NOTE: Anderson says 1632*, no ship name
* The 1632 date and unknown vessel are reverences for his father, John Sr.

They settled first in Plymouth*, then Duxbury, then Bridgewater, New England. He was a tailor*.

* This residence succession, starting in Plymouth, and the statement that he was a tailor, are again, references to his father, John Sr.

When the Narragansett War broke out in 1645, the town of Duxbury sent John Washburn in August 1645 as one of its representatives to help fight the Indians, along with Sgt. Samuel Nash, William Brewster, William Clark, Nathaniel Chandler, and Edward Hall, for 17 days.[2]

John Washburn and his father joined with several residents of Duxbury in the formation of the new town of Bridgewater in 1645. The names of John Washburn and John Washburn, Jr., are among the original proprietors of Bridgewater, which was incorporated into a town in 1656. In Dec. 1683 the purchasers of Bridgewater met, and laid out lots on the outside of Bridgewater, which became North Bridgewater, now Brockton, East Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, and South Bridgewater. John Washburn received 2 lots in East Bridgewater, 1 lot in West Bridgewater, and 1 lot in South Bridgewater.[3]

He was constable of Duxburrow in 1659.

On 29 July 1661 Experience Mitchell acknowledged that he had given his son‑in‑law, John Washburn, some land between the brook and the Stony River, which John Washburn had in turn sold to Mr. William Bradford.[4]

On 6th of the 9th (Nov) 1664 John Washburne Junr ack. sale of land given him by his father Experience Mitchell. (Mayflower Desc 34:84).

On 1 Nov 1681 John Washbourne senr of Bridgwater sold land at Saconit to Will Wilbore senr of Portsmouth. Wife Eliz. ack. same date.

The will of John Washbourne senr of Bridgewater dated 30 Oct 1686 exhibited 8 June 1687, names wife Eliz. Washbourne; brother Philip Washbourne; sons John, Thomas, Joseph, Samuel, Jonathan, Benjamin; younger son James; daughters Mary, Elizabeth, Jane, and Sarah. Refers to James and Sarah "my two younger (sic) children." Inventory dated 12 Nov 1686. Pm 1- Set 1694 John Washburne, Thomas Washburne, Joseph Washburne, Johathan Washburne, James Washburne, Edward Seely, Samuel Kingsley, William Orcutt, Sarah Washburne all of Bridgewater sold to Samuel Washburne of Bridgewater land left unwilled "by our Father & ffather in law John Washburne Deceased."[5]

He was buried in Nov 1686 at Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts

On 1 Apr. 1700 the heirs of John Washburn, of Bridgewater, namely James Washburn, John Washburn, Thomas Washburn, Joseph Washburn, Samuel Washburn, Jonathan Washburn, Samuel Kinsley and wife Mary, widow Elizabeth Selee, and John Ames and wife Sarah, sold land in Bristol Co., MA, to John Rogers. Elizabeth (Packard) Washburn died sometime after 1687, but presumably by 1700.[6]

John Washburn is an ancestor of President H.W. Bush and President George W. Bush.[7]


  • From John A. Maltby - Plymouth Colony and Massachusetts:
~~ First Generation in America ~~

John Washburn (Jr), eldest son of John (Sr.) and Margery (Moore) Washburn, born in Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England, in 1620,[8]

He married first Elizabeth Mitchell, daughter of Experience and Jane (Cooke) Mitchell, of Duxbury, on 6 Dec. 1645 in Plymouth Colony.[9] She was born in ca. 1628 in Plymouth Colony, a granddaughter of Francis Cooke, who came to New England in 1620 on the “Mayflower,” and Hester (Mahieu) Cooke, and possibly of Thomas and Margaret (Williams) Mitchell, of Cambridge, England, and Amsterdam, Holland.[10] Experience Mitchell and Jane Cooke had both sailed to New England in 1623 on the “Anne.”[11]

They had eleven children, including the first notable set of Seven Brothers in the American Washburn line, from whom 90% of all current-day Washburns' descend:[12]

  1. John3 Washburn (6th), born ca. 1646, probably in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony married Rebecca Lapham, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Tilden) Lapham, of Scituate, MA, on 16 Apr. 1679 in Bridgewater.
  2. Thomas Washburn, born in ca. 1648, probably in Duxbury, married 1.) Deliverance Packard, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Packard, (i.e., his step sister) in ca. 1680 in Bridgewater, and 2.) Sarah (___) Leonard, widow of John2 Leonard, on 28 July 1708 in Bridgewater, and 3.) Abigail (Atkins) Heyford, widow of John Heyford, on 24 July 1711 in Bridgewater.
  3. Samuel3 Washburn, born in ca. 1651, probably in Duxbury, married Deborah2 Packard, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth1 Packard (i.e., his step-sister) in ca. 1677 in Bridgewater.
  4. Joseph Washburn, born on 7 July 1653 in Duxbury married Hannah Latham, daughter of Robert and Susanna (Winslow) Latham, in ca. 1677.
  5. Jonathan Washburn, born in ca. 1655, probably in Duxbury, married Mary Vaughan, daughter of George and Elizabeth (Hinchman) Vaughan, of Scituate, MA, in 1683.
  6. Benjamin Washburn, born in ca. 1658, probably in Bridgewater, never married. He died in the expedition of Sir William Phipps against the French in Quebec in 1690, leaving a nuncupative will. Administration of his estate was granted to his brothers Joseph and Samuel Washburn in 1690/1 in Bridgewater. He was unmarried and left no children.
  7. Mary3 Washburn, born in 1661 in Bridgewater, married Samuel Kinsley (Jr.), son of Samuel and Hannah (Brackett) Kinsley, in ca. 1689.
  8. Elizabeth Washburn, born in ca. 1664 in Bridgewater, married 1.) James Howard/Haward, son of John and Martha (Hayward) Howard/Haward, of Bridge­water, in ca. 1685, and 2.) Edward Selee, of West Bridgewater, in ca. 1692.
  9. Jane Washburn, born in ca. 1670 in Bridgewater, married William Orcutt (Jr.), son of William and Martha (Lane) Orcutt, of Scituate, MA, in ca. 1691.
  10. James Washburn, born on 15 May 1672 in Bridgewater, MA, married Mary Bowden on 20 Dec. 1693 in Bridgewater.
  11. Sarah Washburn, born in ca. 1675 in Bridgewater, married John Ames (Jr.), son of John and Sarah (Willis) Ames, of Bridgewater, on 12 Jan. 1696/7 in Bridgewater

He married secondly, Elizabeth (Unknown) Packard, about 1685, the widow of Samuel Packard, in c. 1685.

Packard's Will was dated 29 Oct 1684 and he died on 7 Nov 1684 in Bridgewater.[13]

A bit more on the Washburn Family can be found here.


  • 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 of Bengeworth, Robert de Washeborne b, 1476, son of Sir John "The Old Sheriff" de Washeborne of Wichenford and Sir Roger "The 1st Washburn" d'Wasseburne of Wasseburne, b. abt 1219. This yDNA evidence once again* proving the line of the Knights Washbourne through Wasseburne, Wichenford and down through Bengeworth to Plymouth.

The tests do not, by themselves, prove that John of Bengeworth b. 1479, was born to John of Wichenford and Joan Mytton, as the nature of this testing only proves that all of these Washburns' are of the same line. It is "possible" for this 1st John of Bengeworth to have been from a generation or two back, but thanks to the yDNA evidence, we can say, without a doubt, that the John's of Bengeworth and thus, the John's of Plymouth Colony, were descended from the Norman Knights Washbourne in this male line.


  1. Elizabeth & Ann
  2. John Maltby, English Origins of the Washburn Families of Plymouth Colony and Hempstead, Long Island
  3. Maltby, op cit
  4. Maltby, op cit.
  5. Mayflower Descendant 34:84
  6. Maltby, op cit.
  7. Roberts, Gary Boyd; Ancestors of American Presidents. Boston: NEHGS, 2009.
  8. Baptized on 26 Nov. 1620 in St. Peter’s Parish, Bengeworth.
  9. Wakefield, Robert S., Plymouth Colony Marriages to 1650, p. 48, taken from Plymouth Colony Records, Vol. 2, p. 94; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 783; Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, The Mayflower Descendant, Boston, Vol. 13, p. 86; Roser, Susan E., Mayflower Marriages From the Files of George Ernest Bowman At the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1990, [hereinafter Roser, Mayflower Marriages], p. 122.
  10. Underhill, Lora A.W., “The Mitchells of Plymouth,” Descendants of Edward Small of New England and the Allied Families with Tracings of English Ancestry, 1934, p. 510, which has Margaret’s surname translated as “Uochin” or “”Digehin” from the Dutch marriage record in Amsterdam of 9 May 1606 for Thomas Mitchell. In English, her name is thought to have actually been “Williams.”
  11. Wood, Ralph V., Jr., Francis Cooke of the Mayflower, The First Five Generations, published as “Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume 12,” Picton Press, Camden, ME, 1996, [hereinafter MF5G: Cooke], p. 30. Jane Cooke came to New England as a young woman with her mother, while Experience Mitchell came to New England as a single man.
  12. Maltby, op cit., for details about each child
  13. "Packard's Progress", Vol. 17 [Feb. 1991], pp. 9-12 by Karle S. Packard

See also:

  • John A. Maltby - Plymouth Colony and Massachusetts, First Generation in America - John Washburn Jr.
  • Wood, Ralph V., Jr., Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Volume 12, Rockland, Maine: Picton Press, Revised Edition, 2011
  • U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700
  • The Publication in the Mayflower Quarterly Mar. 2000 page 30 "Another Look at the Children of Moses Washburn", by John Maltby provides additional proof and source material for the children of Moses Washburn.

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Tablet from Eveshram Abbey, showing the Arms of the Washbourne Family
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On 14 Oct 2018 at 06:33 GMT Dave Rutherford wrote:

Washburn-3764 and Washburn-79 appear to represent the same person because: Please merge these duplicate profiles.

On 31 May 2018 at 19:07 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Washbourne-69 and Washburn-79 appear to represent the same person because: same or similar vitals. Washburn is the spelling used by Anderson (GMB, p 1937)

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