Josiah Winslow

Josiah Winslow (abt. 1628 - 1680)

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Governor Josiah Winslow
Born about in Colony of Plymouthmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1651 (to 1680) in Englandmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusettsmap
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Preceded by
12th Governor
Thomas Prence
Josiah Winslow
13th Governor
of Plymouth Colony

1673 —1680
Plymouth Colony Seal
Succeeded by
14th Governor
Thomas Hinckley



Josiah Winslow is Notable.

According to the historian, Nathaniel Philbrick, the actions of Governor Winslow triggered the 1675 outbreak of violence between the Pokanoket Indians and the English settlers of Plymouth Colony. "...Winslow was as responsible as anybody for King Philip's War."[1]

Josiah Winslow was the first native born governor of an American Colony. He was the governor of Plymouth Colony at the time of King Philip's War. Winslow and his advisors made little attempt at a diplomatic resolution and even refused to honor promises to non hostile Indians who surrendered to colonial authorities. [2]

Josiah Winslow's parents were Edward Winslow (d.1655) and his second wife, widow Susannah White.

In 1643 Josiah Winslow was chosen deputy to the general court from Marshfield and in 1656 he succeeded Myles Standish as the commander of the colony's military forces.

In 1657 he was chosen assistant governor, a post he filled until he was elected governor in 1673. Also, in 1658 he was Plymouth's commissioner to the United Colonies (a Puritan military alliance against the Indians) until 1672. In 1659 he was appointed military commander of the colony.


Edward Winslow (1595 - 1655)
Susanna Fuller Winslow (1595 - 1680)


Penelope Pelham Winslow (1630 - 1703)


Isaac Winslow (1671 - 1738)*


Governor Josiah Winslow[3][4][5][6][7]


Josiah Winslow, son of Edward Winslow was born after the 22 May 1627 cattle division, about 1628 in Plymouth Colony[6][8]


Age at Death: 51
18 Dec 1680 Marshfield[3][4][5][6]


Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts[3][7]


  • The Early Settlers at Green Harbor Monument remembers the early settlers of the town. It can be presumed that many of the early settlers are buried here in Winslow Cemetery (since this was the only burial ground in Marshfield until the early 1700s), but it can not be stated as a fact (since there are no written records).
  • The Massachusetts Historical Commission refers to this cemetery in MACRIS as MRS800. This burial site is referenced to in the book "Old Cemeteries of Southeastern Massachusetts" by Charles M Thatcher as "Webster Cemetery on Burial Hill Marshfield". This burial site is referenced to in the book "The Mayflower Descendant 1620-1920" published by the "Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants" in Volume 10, published in 1908, page 47.
  • Winslow Names buried in this cemetery


  1. Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick pages 347-348
  2. Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick page 252
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Find A Grave
  4. 4.0 4.1 Torrey
  5. 5.0 5.1 NEHGR
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Mayflower Births and Deaths
  7. 7.0 7.1 Holbrook Research Institute
  8. Anderson, Robert Charles. The Pilgrim Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth Colony 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004) p. 508

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On 28 Apr 2013 Steve Small wrote:

Josiah Winslow's parents were Edward Winslow (d.1655) and his second wife, widow Susannah White. Her first husband had been Pilgrim William White, who died in February 1621, with whom she had sons Resolved and Peregrine White, all of whom were Mayflower passengers.[4] The wedding of Edward Winslow and Susannah White was the first in Plymouth Colony.[5][6][7] from: Wikipedia

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On 12 Feb 2018 at 00:04 GMT Bettye (Holland) Carroll wrote:

Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, in 5 vols. (Salt Lake City, Utah, 2013), Vol. V. page 355.

Thank you!

On 14 Jul 2016 at 22:31 GMT Joe Cochoit wrote:

Windslow-6 and Winslow-180 appear to represent the same person because: Winslow should be the correct spelling

Rejected matches › Josiah Winslow (abt.1733-)Josiah Winslow

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