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Edward Winslow Sr. (1560 - abt. 1620)

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Edward Winslow Sr. [uncertain]
Born in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [mother unknown]
Brother of [half]
Husband of — married 1584 in Droitwich, Worcestershire, Englandmap
Husband of — married 4 Nov 1594 in St Brides Church,Fleetstreet,London,Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Droitwich Spa, Wychavon District, Worcestershire, Englandmap
Profile last modified 28 Oct 2019 | Created 31 May 2009
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Disputed Mother

It has been suggested that the mother of Edward Winslow, Sr. was Catherine Bucke.[1] It has also been suggested that the mother of Edward Winslow, Sr. was Elizabeth Foliott.[2]


Edward Winslow, Sr., father of the first governor of Plymouth Colony, was born 17 October and christened 27 October 1560, St. Andrew, Droitwich, Worcestershire, England. He was a wealthy owner of a salt boilery. He was buried in 1620, in Droitwich, Worcestershire, England. (Others say 1631.)

His parents were Kenelm Wynslowe (b. abt 1543, Droitwich, Worcestershire, England) and Elizabeth Foliott (b. abt 1540, Pynton, Droitwich, Worcestershire, England)

1st marriage: Eleanor Pelham (b. 1564, Droitwich, Worcestershire, England) abt. 1583.

2nd marriage: Magdalen Olyver (b. before 4 Aug 1566, Droitwich, Worcestershire, England) on 4 Nov 1594 in St Bride's Church, Fleetstreet, London, England.[3][4]

NOTE: Someone else says that the marriages were switched and that it was Eleanor Peckman he married 4 Nov 1594, citing "London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812" (; original data: Church of England Parish Registers, 1538-1812. London, England: London Metropolitan Archives. Images produced by permission of the City of London Corporation Libraries.

Children of Edward Winslow I and Eleanor Pelham:

  1. Richard Winslow (b. abt 1585, Droitwich, Worcestershire, England)[citation needed]
  2. Margaret Winslow (b. about 1589, Droitwich, Worcestershire, England)[citation needed] NOTE: There is no proof that Margaret, wife of Robert Hicks, was daughter of Edward Winslow. See either of their profiles for more explanation.

Marriage of Edward and Magdalen Olyver Winslow

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1594 marriage record for Edward and Magdalen Olyver Winslow

Children of Edward Winslow Sr and Magdalen Olyver

  1. Edward Winslow ll (b. 18 Oct 1595, Droitwich, Worcestershire, England)
  2. John Winslow (b. 16 Apr 1597, Droitwich, Worcestershire, England)
  3. Eleanor Winslow (b. 22 Apr 1598, Droitwich, Worcestershire, England)
  4. Kenelm Winslow (b. 29 Apr 1599, Droitwich, Worcestershire, England)
  5. Gilbert Winslow (b. 12 Oct 1600, Droitwich, Worcestershire, England)
  6. Elizabeth Winslow (b. 6 Mar 1602, Droitwich, Worcestershire, England)
  7. Magdalene Winslow (b 26 Dec 1604, Droitwich, Worcestershire, England)
  8. Josiah Winslow (b. 11 Feb 1606, Droitwich, Worcestershire, England)
  9. Mary Magdalene Winslow (b 24 Dec 1610, Droitwich, Worcestershire, England)


  1. "Clues to the Ancestry of Winslow of Droitwich" in The American Genealogist, 41:168-75, July 1965; cited in John G. Hunt, "The 'Mayflower' Winslows--Yeomen or Gentlemen?", Part 2, in NEHGR 122:175-178 (1968).
  2. John G. Hunt, "The 'Mayflower' Winslows--Yeomen or Gentlemen?", Part 1 in NEHGR 121:25-29 (1967), Part 2 in NEHGR 122:175-178 (1968), and Part 3 in NEHGR 124:182-83 (1970). There is insufficient evidence to support either claim, so no mother is shown on this profile.
  3. "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," index, FamilySearch (accessed 14 Nov 2014), Edward Winslowe and Magdalene Ollyver, 04 Nov 1594; citing St. Bride Fleet Street, London, England, reference ; FHL microfilm 574353.
  4. "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," index, FamilySearch (accessed 14 Nov 2014), Edw. Wynslowe and Magdelen, 03 Nov 1594; citing Saint Peter,Droitwich,Worcester,England, reference ; FHL microfilm 801595.

See also:

  • Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Gale Research. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc, 2010. Original data - Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2010.
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900. Yates Publishing. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.


  • Winslow-1123 was created by David Sylvester through the import of BardenShaw.ged on Oct 10, 2014.
  • Source: S15 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.; Repository: #R1 NOTEThis information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created.
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On 28 Oct 2019 at 17:05 GMT Chase Ashley wrote:

Re Disputed Mother - Hunt's TAG article DOES NOT suggest that his mother was named Catherine Bucke. It states that her name was Katherine (which was the name of father Kenelm's widow as established by his estate papers), but suggests no maiden name. The article suggests that Kenelm's MOTHER was a Bucke (Mary Bucke)

On 28 Oct 2019 at 16:49 GMT Chase Ashley wrote:

I am disconnecting the image of the 13th century crusader knight from this profile. It seems totally inappropriate for this profile.

On 26 Oct 2019 at 21:12 GMT Leigh Anne (Johnson) Dear wrote:

I don't know whether to run away from this profile or study it intently...

On 29 Jun 2019 at 22:51 GMT Albertus Robert Casimir (Fuller) Jung wrote:

Would someone please delete this following redundant left-over from the recent merge? (and then delete this message too.)

"This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import.[5] It's a rough draft and needs to be edited. Name Name: Edward /Winslow/[6] Birth Birth: Date: 17 October 1560? Place: Droitwich, Worcestershire, England"

On 10 Jan 2019 at 15:09 GMT Greg Kettell wrote:

Winslow-1098 and Winslow-4 appear to represent the same person because: Same birth location & birth date.

On 8 Sep 2018 at 09:18 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

I'd like to see proof that he had a daughter Margaret (per narrative under first wife), please.

On 23 Jul 2018 at 11:04 GMT Isabelle (Rassinot) Martin wrote:

Unknown-381462 and Winslow-4 appear to represent the same person because: This looks like a clear duplicate though the death dates are a few months apart (but one of the profiles is unsourced and may be inaccurate).

The last name "Unknown" is obvioulsy an error, this person is a Winslow.

On 21 Mar 2018 at 09:26 GMT Becky (Nally) Syphers wrote:

Parents of Mayflower Passengers are not included in the Mayflower project are not necessarily included unless they also came on the Mayflower.

On 31 Jan 2018 at 00:24 GMT Amanda Emerson wrote:

If we don't know daughter Mary's identity, how do we know who her father and mather were? What is the source (beyond just

On 6 Apr 2017 at 02:30 GMT Joe Cochoit wrote:

Andrea, that book is out of date and should not be used for anything.

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