Fourth Generation descendant of Mayflower passenger, Edward Winslow Jr..
John, son of Isaac and Sarah Wensley WInslow, was born May 27, 1703. 
"Gen. John Winslow was a distinguished and successful Commander in 1740. With great skil, he commanded a company in the expedition against Cuba, and afterwards rose to the rank of Major General in the British service." 
"John was a General in the provincial forces of the British Army. He led the Massachusetts Militia in the deportation of the Acadians."   It was "an ungrateful task of removing the French neutrals, who were all expelled from Nova Scotia"  but not before Gen. Winslow addressed a small group of them in the church at Grand Pre,. The meeting was at 3:00 PM on September 3, 1755. The full speech, including background information, is available on The NOVA SCOTIA LEGISLATURE website and is summarized on page 38 of Genealogy of Edward Winslow of the Mayflower, and his descendants, from 1620 to 1865 
General WInslow, in 1756, commanded Fort William Henry, on Lake George. He had remarkable skill in horsemanship. One of his greatest delights was mounting his very valuable, imported English horse  as can be shown by an anecdote that is on the top of page 39 of Genealogy of Edward Winslow of the Mayflower, and his descendants, from 1620 to 1865 
"John retired from the military and entered politics. He represented Marshfield in the General Court 1757-1758 and 1761-1765." 
He moved to Hingham, Plymouth county, Province of Massachusetts Bay about 1766 at the age of 63. George remained there until he died. 
John passed away April 17, 1774 in Hingham, Plymouth county, Province of Massachusetts Bay. His burial was at the Old Winslow Burying Ground which is located in present day: Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA. 
Birth: 27 May 1703 in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts to Isaac and Sarah Winslow. 
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