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Edward Winslow

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Died of a fever in 1655 at sea in the West Indies, between Hispaniola and Jamaic
Aged: 59.6 years
Governor of Plymouth Colony

Governor Edward Winslow Family Will Additional Reading: Volume 5: Edward Winslow and John Billington 1991. 192pp. + Index Order or learn more about this book (NEHGS - Search) NEHGS Book Store Governor Winslow was among the signers of the Mayflower Compact; the one who selected Plymouth as the place of settlement; one of the principal leaders of the struggling colony, and it's third governor. It's a shame that such a dedicated and intelligent leader has so little documented issue. Unfortunately this is true of the early Winslows in general. Furthermore, many Winslows seem to have died early -- in itself, perhaps, an interesting study. Out of five known children, only Josiah and Elisabeth survived to have issue. [MF5G] Edward Winslow was baptized at Droitwich, co. Worcester, England, Oct 20 1595 and died May 8, 1655 in about the sixty-first year of his life. He was the son of Edward and Magdalene (Oliver) Winslow. Brothers Gilbert (who came on the Mayflower, but returned to England and there died--no known issue), John, Josias and Kenelm all came to Plymouth. At the time of his marriage in Leiden, he was called a printer of London. His first wife died the first winter shortly after the Pilgrims landed. He died on a voyage from Hispaniola to Jamaica and was buried at sea. A suggested abbrieviated ancestry follows as presented in The New England Historical & Genealogical Review 121:28 by John G. Hunt who wrote a series of studies in a quest to clarify Winslow's ancestry. Galfrid1 Winslow of Earls Crome, co. Worcester, 1425; Richard2 of the same 1430; William3 of the same 1471; Richard4 of the same, will dated 1546; Thomas5 of Kempsey; Kenelm6 of Kempsey and Worcester. Charles E.Banks, however in The English Ancestry and Homes of The Pilgrim Fathers, , p. 98, published 1989, (after the Hunt articles) still saw the ancestry of Edward Winslow as lacking clarity, noting only that is was "highly probable" that the grandfater of Gov. Edward Winslow was "Kenelm Winslow of Kempsey or of a contemporary Richard Winslow of the same parish." He further notes that a coat of arms often associated with portraits of Gov. Winslow has never been properly authenticated. Most Recently in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, [NEHGR 154:78+ "The Loving Cousins . . ."] author Kenneth Kirkpatick revives the issue of Winslow's ancestry and discusses at length various ancestral possibilities. The Identity of Susanna (?Fuller) White [NEHGR 154:109-118] Further, in this same issue, Jeremy Dupertuis Bangs, Director, Leiden American Pilgrim Museum, reintroduces the issue of the identity of Edward Winslow's second wife in an article entitled Notes From Leiden: Another look at the identity of Edward Winslow's wife, Susanna (?Fuller) White. In particular he examines the Leiden records, their translation and conclusions drawn by Robert M. Serman and Ruth Wilder Sherman* of research carried out in their behalf by Dr. B. N. Leverland in 1971 and repeated recently in The Great Migration Begins p.1980 (William White), p.2025 (Edward Winslow) -- namely that Anne Fuller was not the wife of William White, and thus was not the 2nd wife of Edward Winslow.. In brief, Bangs provides additional translation interpretations, discusses the two William Whites residing in Leiden, as well as other perplexities, and suggests the conclusion that "there is no conclusive evidence against the Dexters' [H. M.and M. Dexter, The England and Holland of the Pilgrims] identification of Susanna White Winslow with Anna (Fuller) White." *William White of the Mayflower, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Vol 1., Plymouth, Mass, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1975, 95-98. In the V5, Mayflower Families Through Five Generation, Edward Winslow, John Billington, published by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1991, editors Ruth C. McGuyre & Robert Wakefield also make the statement that the repeated claim that Susanna is the same as Ann, daughter of Robert Fuller and sister of Samuel and Edward Fuller, is "highly unlikely, if not impossible." Among arguments presented are that according to Ann's baptismal date she would have been at least 53 years old when daughter Elizabeth was born. Governor Edward Winslow Edward1 Winslow, the Mayflower Passenger, married, 1st, Elizabeth Barker; married, 2d, (Sus)anna (?Fuller) White, who came in The Mayflower with her first husband, William1 White, and their two sons, Resolved2 White and Peregrine2 White. Gov. Edward1 Winslow apparently had no children by his first wife. Children of Gov. Edward1 and Susanna White Winslow child b. and d. 1623 Edward2 Winslow , died young, no issue. John2 Winslow, died unm. Gov. Josiah Winslow, m. Penelope Pelham Elizabeth2 Winslow, married, 1st, Robert Brooks; married, 2d, George Corwin. Child of Robert and Elizabeth WinslowBrooks John Brooks3, died Charlestown, about age 31 apparently unm. and without issue.[MF5G V:9] Children of George and Elizabeth Winslow Corwin Penelope Corwin3, married Josiah Walcot. His first wife. Susanna Corwin3, married Edward Lyde. As of 1991, no proof had been found for a son George.[MF5G V:9] *Josiah2 Winslow (Gov. Edward1), married Penelope Pelham. Child3 Winslow, a daughter, died, lived only two days Elizabeth3 Winslow, married Stephen Burton. Edward3 Winslow, died as infant in the same year of his birth Isaac3 Winslow, married Sarah Wensley. *This Josiah was Governor of Plymouth Colony from 1673 until his death in 1680. Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume 5, Edward Winslow, John Billington, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1991 Mayflower Descendant, Pilgrim Notes & Queries IV:5, 1916, Mayflower Genealogies, P 71 New England Historical and Genealogical Register: 121:125+, The Mayflower Winslows--Yeoman or Gentlemen?, John G. Hunt; 124:182+,The Mayflower Winslows--Part III, John G. Hunt.

Susannah Ann Fuller

HistoryNov 1620
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Aged: 86 years
Susanna White Winslow in the records of the 17th century

Susanna White in Leiden, Holland

"Foller, En (Anne or Susanna Fuller) of England, acc[ompanied]. by Rosem Jepson (Rosamond Jepson nee Horsfield) and Sara Pryst (Sarah Priest nee Allerton) betr[othed]. 27 Jan. 1612, mar[ried]. 11 Febr. 1612 to Willem With (William White) of England, Wool-comber, acc[ompanied]. by Willem Jepson (William Jepson) and Samuell Fulle (Samuel Fuller) his acq[uaintance].
[Compare with William White's entry :]
"With, Willem of England, Wool-comber, acc. by Willem Jopsen and Samuel Folle his acq. betr. 27 Jan. 1612, mar. 26 Febr. 1612 to En Foller of England, acc. by Rosemen Jepson and Sara Pryst her acq."
Johanna W. Tammel, The Pilgrims and other people
from the British Isles in Leiden (Isle of Man :
Mansk-Svenska Publishing Co., Ltd., 1989), p. 95 and 291.
Most authorities, however, believe that this "En Foller" was NOT Susanna White Winslow at all. The confusion arises from the presence of more than one William White in Leiden. At least one William White was still living in Leiden after Pilgrim William White had died in Plymouth in early 1621.

Another clue to Susanna's identity may be found in a letter written by Edward Winslow to his uncle (NEHGR 1955:242-3) :
"almost two years since I wrote to my father-in-law declaring the death of his son White & the continued health of his daughter and her two children; also how that by God's providence she was become my wife"¦ My wife hath had one child by me, but it pleased him that gave it to take it again unto himself; I left her with child at my departure (whom God preserve) but hope to be with her before her delivery."
Susanna White : Mayflower passenger

"The names of those which came over first, in the year 1620, and were by the blessing of God the first beginners and in a sort the foundation of all the Plantations and Colonies in New England ; and their families ...
"Mr. William White and Susanna his wife and one son called Resolved, and one born a-shipboard called Peregrine ..."
William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647, ed.
Samuel Eliot Morison (New York : Knopf, 1991), p. 442.

" ...it pleased God that Mistriss White was brought a bed of a son, which was called Peregrine."
Mourt'sRelation, ed. Jordan D. Fiore (Plymouth, Mass. :
Plymouth Rock Foundation, 1985), p. 26-27.
Susanna White : Widow, bride & mother

"Feb. 21 [1621]. Die Mr. William White, Mr. William Mullins, with two more ...
"March 24 [1621]. Dies Elizabeth, the wife of Mr. Edward Winslow ...
"May 12 [1621]. The first marriage in this place, is of Mr. Edward Winslow to Mrs. Susanna White, widow of Mr. William White."
Thomas Prince's New England Chronology as reprinted in :
Nathaniel Morton, New England's Memorial (Boston :
Congregational Board of Publication, 1855), p. 289, 291, 292.
[Note: May 12 is "Old Style" dating. Using today's calendar, the marriage took place on May 22.]

"May 12 was the first marriage in this place which, according to the laudable custom of the Low Countries, in which they had lived, was thought most requisite to be performed by the magistrate, as being a civil thing, upon which many questions about inheritances do depend, with other things most proper to their cognizance and most consonant to the Scriptures (Ruth iv) and nowhere found in the Gospel to be laid on the ministers as a part of their office."
William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647, ed.
Samuel Eliot Morison (New York : Knopf, 1991), p. 86.

"And seeing it hath pleased Him to give me [William Bradford] to see thirty years completed since these beginnings, and that the great works of His providence are to be observed, I have thought it not unworthy my pains to take a view of the decreasings and increasings of these persons and such changes as hath passed over them and theirs in this thirty years ...
"Mr. Edward Winslow his wife died the first winter, and he married with the widow of Mr. White and hath two children living by her, marriageable, besides sundrey that are dead ...
"Mr. White and his two servants died soon after their landing. His wife married with Mr. Winslow, as is before noted. His two sons are married and Resolved hath five children, Peregrine two, all living. So their increase is seven."
William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647, ed.
Samuel Eliot Morison (New York : Knopf, 1991), p. 442.
Susanna White Winslow & the 1627 Division of Cattle

Plymouth Colony Records, Deeds, &c, Vol. 1 1627-1651 is the oldest record book of the Plymouth settlement. It tells of the 1627 Division of Cattle :
"At a publique court held the 22th of May it was concluded by the whole Companie, that the cattell wch were the Companies, to wit, the Cowes & the Goates should be equally devided to all the psonts of the same company ... & so the lotts fell as followeth, thirteene psonts being pportioned to one lot ...
"The third lot fell to Capt Standish & his companie Joyned to him (2) his wife Barbara Standish (3) Charles Standish (4) Allexander Standish (5) John Standish (6) Edward Winslow (7) Susanna Winslow (8) Edward Winslow (9) John Winslow (10) Resolued White (11) Perigrine White (12) Abraham Peirce (13) Thomas Clarke
"To this lot fell the Red Cow wch belongeth to the poore of the Colonye to wch they must keepe her Calife of this yeare being a Bull for the Companie. Also to this lott Came too she goats."
Susanna White Winslow

Susanna's name appears in the will of John Jenney, dated 1644 : "whereas Abigaile my eldest Daughter had somewhat given her by her grandmother and Henry Wood of Plymouth aforesaid is a suter to her in way of marriage my will is that if shee the said Abigaile will Dwell one full yeare w'th mr Charles Chauncey of Scittuate before her marriage ... And in case mr Chauncey be against it then I would have her dwell w'th m'ris Winslowe of Careswell the said terme of one yeare ffurther"
Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 1, p. 169-170.

The last mention of Susanna White Winslow is in her husband Edward Winslow's will (Somerset House, London) :
"I Edward Winslowe of London. Esquior. being now bound in a voyage to sea in the service of the comon welth do make publish & declare this to be my last will and testam't touching the disposing of my estate. ffirst I doe give will devise & bequeath all my lands & stock. in New England & all my possibilities & porcons in future allotm'ts & divicons to Josia my. onely sonne & his heires, hee allowing to my wife. a full third parte thereof for her life Also ...
"witness my hand & Seale the Eighteenth day of December In the yeare of our Lord God one Thousand Six hundred fifty & ffower."
The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 4, p. 1-2.
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abt 162818 DEC 1680  MA, Plymouth Co Penelope Pelham 
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