Winslow,  Josiah

Winslow, Josiah

Male 1606 - 1674  (~ 68 years)

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  • Name Winslow, Josiah  [1, 2
    Born Feb 1606  Droitwich, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Arrival 1631  Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Find A Grave Memorial 34692848 
    Residence Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1643  Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1 Dec 1674  Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 1 Dec 1674  Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Old Winslow Burying Ground
    Person ID I6158  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Winslow, Edward W I,   b. 7 Oct 1560, Worcester, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1635, Droitwich, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Olyver, Magdelene,   b. 4 Aug 1566, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1631, Droitwich, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 4 Nov 1594  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10961  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bourne, Margaret,   b. 1617, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1683, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 1636  Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Winslow, Mary,   b. 1646, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1721, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F2255  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Feb 1606 - Droitwich, Worcestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 1631 - Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1636 - Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1643 - Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Dec 1674 - Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1 Dec 1674 - Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Winslow, Josiah Grave Stone
    Winslow, Josiah Grave Stone

    Family Crest
    Winslow Family Crest
    Winslow Family Crest
    Mayflower Decendants
    Mayflower Decendants

  • Notes 
    • Josiah Winslow was a brother of Governor Edward Winslow, of Plymouth, who came in the Mayflower. He is found at Plymouth at the trying time of King Philip's War, and it was under his leadership that that bloody war was brought to a close. The Indians had strongly entrenched themselves on a rise of ground in the midst of a swamp, surrounded it by a palisade, from whence they could make raids upon the scattered settlements and so kept the whole border in constant terror. But finally the colonists determined to strike a decisive blow. They succeeded in raising a thousand men and appointed Josiah Winslow "Commander- in-Chief. " On the 18th of Dec. the troops formed a junction and after a long march and a night spent in the woods approached the stronghold of the Indians. The battle was furious and bloody, but after a fierce struggle for two hours the colonists burst into the fort. No quarter was given, as they felt that the fate of the colonies depended upon the annihilation of this band. The fort was fired and hundreds of men, women and children perished, provisions were consumed, wigwams destroyed, but few escaped. "This was the most desperate battle recorded in the early annals of the country. " It was at fearful cost to the whites, as well as the Indians, but the power of the Indians was broken, and Philip's War was ended.

      By reason of the death of the Honourable Governour, Mr Josiah Winslow on December, 18: preceeding, the Deputy Govr and magistrates being met at court appointed a Fast to be kept while they were sitting, March, 4: in our meeting house, they being present it was attended and carryed on by Mr Shove praying and preaching in the forenoone, mr Arnold, mr Wiswall and the Pastor praying afternoone. Plymouth Church Records, Vol. I and ll, 1620-1859

  • Sources 
    1. [S206] Hyde Genealogy Descendants in the Female as Well as in the Male Lines by Reuben Hyde Walworth, Reuben Hyde Walworth, (Date: 1864;), Page 26.

    2. [S322] New England Historic Genealogical Society.
      Record for Josiah Winslow