||Kenelm Winslow migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640). (See Great Migration Begins, by R. C. Anderson, Vol. 3, p. 2033-6)|
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The Winslow estate in Kempsey, England, was called "Kerswell" and the Winslow estate in Plymouth, MA, was called "Careswell".
Kenelm Winslow came to America with his brother, Josias, in the ship White Angell which arrived in what is now Saco, ME, July of 1631.
Other brothers had come earlier, John who came in the Fortune in 1621, and Edward and Gilbert who came in the Mayflower in 1620. Kenelm was a joiner. One of his apprentices was Samuel Jenny, son of John Jenny. He resided first in Plymouth, removed to Marshfield by 1643.
At the time of his marriage to Ellen, Kenelm put up security to pay James Adams, son of his new wife and her deceased husband, John Adams, 5 pounds when he became of age. Plymouth County records show that this sum was paid on 26 December 1651.
Kenelm became a "freeman" in Plymouth on 1 January 1632-33. In 1633, Kenelm and his brother, Josias, bought a dwelling from Francis Eaton with the records showing that Josias sold his half in 1634. After their marriage in Plymouth, June, 1634, Kenelm and Ellen (____) (widow of (_____) Newton and John Adams) lived in Marshfield and he received various land grants, including one in Yarmouth in 1640 where he participated in the settlement of that town. In 1642, and often later, he was a representative from Marshfield. On 1 June 1647, he was chosen constable in Marshfield and from 1649 onward was frequently a deputy in Marshfield.
Kenelm was a carpenter and a cabinet maker and the official coffin maker of the colony.
According to Plymouth Colony, Its History and Peoples by Stratton, p 376 and 377, Kenelm was involved in several disputes which were settled by the courts:
His last year as deputy was 1653, after which he disappears from public view (records) although he lived another two decades. Anderson surmises that around 1653, Kenelm's "two elder and more prominent brothers, Edward and John, left Plymouth Colony; perhaps kenelm owed his limited success to the presence of these brothers, and once they were gone his own abilities were not sufficient to maintain himself at this level."
He was buried at Salem 13 September 1672.
Dated 8 August 1672, proved 5 Jun 1673, inventory taken 25 Sept 1672 [re-check dates]
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See also: Newton, Mrs. Ellen
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