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10. Sophia Hawley, b. Aug. 17, 1795, d. Jan. 7, 1879; m. Jan. 1, 1811, at

Sheldon, Vt., Tertius Leach, b. Nov. 21, 1786, d. Feb. 4, 1864.

11. Tertius Hawley Leach, b. May 19, 1813, d. Sept. 19, 1881; m. Feb. 28,

1835, at Sheldon, Vt., Orisa Fanton, b. May 17, 1812, d. June 24, 1890;

From here same as Summary of Arms Ancestry, 8th to 10th Generations;

Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century, p. 163, No. 772; and Daughters of the

American Colonists, 1931, pp. 26-36, No. 2089; ancestry traced by the author of

this book.

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service 311


Descendants of Humphrey Turner

"Cleveland Genealogy," pp. 10,57, 99 and 125, Turner Ancestry: 1. Arms Tur-
ner; 2 Turner, 35; "Turner Essex County" Ay on fesse engr betw 2, Milirinds or
Lion pass. Crest — Demi Wolf gu Collared or holding between feet a Millrind.

Humphrey Turner, 1593-1673, from England to Plymouth,
Mass., 1628, where he owned land in 1653. He removed to Scituate
1633; founder of the Church there, 1635; Constable and Represen-
tative to the General Court, 1640, 1652-53; married Lydia Gamer.
(Com. Am. Gen. says "Lydia Garnet or Gamer.") ("Hist, of Scituate,
p. 99") Humphrey Turner, Deputy from Scituate, 1641 to 1647,
1650 to 1652. (p. 153) Humphrey Turner was Freeman in 1633.
He was given land by Court, 1637, Nathaniel Turner being one of
the heirs.

("History of Scituate, Mass., from First Settlement to 1831,"

by Deane, p 360.)
Humphrey Turner (Tanner) arrived, with his family, in Plym-
outh 1628. He had a house lot assigned him 1629, and he erected a
house and resided there until 1633 probably; the latter being the
date of the laying out of his house lot on Kent Street, viz. the 4th.
lot from the corner of Satuit Brook. The farm, however, on which
he resided was east of Colman's hills, near the spot occupied by
his descendant James Turner. The house was on the side of the
road next the hill. He also had 80 acres granted by the freemen
of Scituate, at the place now known as Union bridge on the west
side of North River in 1636. This land remains in possession of his
descendants. Humphrey Turner erected a tannery as early as
1636. He was a useful and enterprising man in the new settlement,
and often employed in public business. His wife was Lydia Gamer,
who deceased before her husband. He died 1673, and left children
named in his will, in the following order, "John, Joseph, young son
John, Daniel, Nathaniel, Thomas, daughter Mary Parker, daughter
Lydia Doughty; Grandchildren : Humphrey (son of Thomas), Mary
Doughty, Jonathan, Joseph and Ezekiel (sons of John, Sen.) and
Abigail, daughter of Nathaniel." Executors Nathaniel and young
son John. These all left families except Joseph. ("Com. Am. Gen.,
Vol. n," says Humphrey Turner's wife's name was Lydia Garnet
or Garner.)

John, Sen., married Mary Brewster, daughter of Jonathan, eldest son of
Elder Brewster. He settled 30 rods north-west of Union bridge, where he erected
a tannery. His children were: Jonathan, h. 1646; Joseph, 1647; Joseph, 1648;
Ezekiel, 1650; Lydia, 1652, John, 1654; Elisha, 1657; Mary, 1658; Benjamin,
1660; Ruth, 1663; Grace, 1667; Amos, 1671. (Burke's Royal Families, Vol. II,
Pedigree CVI, Mehitable Rigby, probably dau. of Alexander Rigby and sister
of Lucy, who m. Robert Hespith, Esq., of Rufford. He d. 1653. He was 12th in
descent of Edward I, King of England.

(P. 361), Nathaniel lived on the paternal farm, east of Colman's hill. He
married Mehitabel Rigby. Children: Nathaniel, Abigail, Samuel, Mehitabel,
Lydia (wife of John James, 2nd generation 1719).

312 Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service

(P. 363), The ancient Humphrey Turner farm has descended to Nathaniel,
who married Mehitabel Rigby; to his son, Capt. Samuel, who married Desire
Barker and widow Abigail Leavitt, daughter of Lieut. Thomas Gill of Hingham;
to his son James, who married Mary Turner; to his son James, who married De-
borah Lincoln; and to his sons Nathaniel and James; the grand children of Na-
thaniel, being the 8th generation.

(Family Sketches, p. 362) As a specimen of his facetiousness it
is related, that when the army were throwing up the breast works
at Roxbury, they struck upon the bones of an Indian burying
ground; and Gen, Heath said as he passed by, "let those men lie,
we have soldiers enough." "But, said Turner, if your honor pleases,
we want officers." In 1777 he was taken prisoner by Burgoyne, at
Ticonderoga, and was kept in the camp until the surrender. We
have been informed by a fellow soldier of his, that he used to afford
infinite amusement to the officers, and that the Gen. once said to
him, "I shan't exchange you. Turner; I shall carry you home; the
king wants a fool." When Burgoyne marched out with his army
and surrendered. Turner took occasion to pass near the Gen. and
say, "we shan't exchange your Honor, the People want a fool."
Richard Turner referred to was the great-grandson of Humphrey
Turner (Tanner).

("History of New Haven," p. 521) Capt. Nathaniel Turner
was baptized at Derby, England. He was Captain in Stoughton's
Expedition. ("Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century," p. 315)
Turner, Capt. Nathaniel, Captain, Salem, Mass., 1634; d. in 1647.
In Pequot War. Black Island, 1636; Magistrate, New Haven,
Conn., 1639-1643. Governor's Assistant, 1639; Deputy from
Sagus, 1634-1636; Deputy to New Haven Colony, 1643-1645;
Commissioner for United Colonies, 1643; Captain and Chief Mili-
tary Officer, New Haven Colony, 1640 (also see Soc. Col. Wars,
p. 485). ("History of New Haven, Military Affairs," p. 293)
Captain Turner subordinate under Miles Standish in Expedition
against Pequots, 1636. Captain Turner out of three Captains in
first Pequot Expedition.

("History of Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts,"
by Alonzo Lewis and James R. Newhall, pp. 128-30.)

Nathaniel Turner (Capt.), lived on Nahant Street and owned
the whole of Sagamore Hill. He applied to be admitted a freeman,
19 Oct. 1730, but did not take the oath until 3 July 1632. He was
representative in the first seven sessions of the General Court, and
a member of the first County Court at Salem, in 1636. In 1633, he
was appointed captain of the militia, and in 1636 and 1637 had a
command in several expeditions against the Pequot Indians. In
1637 his house was burnt. In 1638, he became a member of the
Ancient Artillery Company (he was 12th on the Artillery Roll),
and the same year sold his land on Sagamore Hill to Mr. Edward
Holyoke, and removed, with others, to Quihpeake, where a new
settlement was begun, and called New Haven. His name is pre-
served in Turner's Falls. In 1639 he was one of the seven members

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service 313

of the first church at New Haven. In 1640 he purchased for the
town of Ponus, the Indian Sagamore, the tract of land which is now
the town of Stamford, for which he paid in "coats, shoes, hatchets,
&c." His active and useful life was soon after terminated in a
melancholy manner. In January, 1647, he sailed for England, with
Capt. Lamberton, in a vessel which was never heard of more.
Governor Winthrop informs us that in June, 1648, the apparition
of a ship was seen under full sail, moving up the harbor of New
Haven, a little before sunset, in a pleasant afternoon, and that as it
approached the shore, it slowly vanished. This was thought to
have a reference to the fate of Capt. Lamberton's ship. The
following epitaph was written to the memory of Capt. Turner.

Deep in Atlantic cave his body sleeps,
While the dark sea its ceaseless motion keeps,
While phantom ships are wrecked along the shore,
To warn his friends that he wiU come no more !
But He who governs all with impulse free,
Can bring from Bashan and the deepest sea,
And when He calls our Turner must return,
Though now his ashes fill no sacred urn.

In 1639, Capt. Turner, in connection with Rev. Mr. Davenport
and four others, at New Haven, was appointed to "have the dis-
posing of all house lotts, yet undisposed of about this towne, to
such persons as they shall judge meete for the good of the planta-
tion; and thatt none come to dwell as planters here without their
consent and allowance, whether they come in by purchase or other-
wise." In 1640, Capt. Turner, as agent for New Haven, made a
large purchase of lands on both sides of the Delaware River — ■
sufficient for a number of plantations. The purchase was made
chiefly with a view to trade, though the establishment of Puritan
churches was an object. Trading houses were erected, and nearly
fifty families sent out. In all fundamental matters the Delaware
colonies were to be under the jurisdiction of New Haven. In the
same year he made the purchase of the Indian territory of Rip-
powams-Stamford — as noted by Mr. Lewis, partly of Ponus and
partly of Wascussue, another chief. He gave for the whole, "twelve
coats, twelve hoes, twelve hatchets, twelve knives, two kettles,
and four fathom of white wampum." In a sale to the people of
Wethersfield, a while after, the tract was valued at thirty pounds

In a list, made in 1643, giving the names of a hundred and twenty-
two New Haven planters, with the number of their families, in-
cluding only parents and children, and the value of their estates,
the family of Capt. Turner is put down at seven, and his estate at
£800, the latter being as high as any on the list, with the exception
of ten.

But the land speculations of New Haven do not seem to have
turned out in any degree profitable. The Delaware trade was not
successful; and the Dutch were troublesome at Stamford. And she
seems literally to have struck a vein of ill-fortune, in which she was

314 Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service

destined to struggle for some time. It was under a desperate effort
to retrieve her fortunes, that the planters sent to Rhode Island
and had a ship of a 150 tons built, hoping to open a profitable
foreign trade.

By joining their means, the planters were able to freight her in a
satisfactory manner. Capt. Turner, with five others of the prin-
cipal men embarked, and she sailed from New Haven in January,
1647. Nothing was ever heard either of the vessel or any on board,
unless the apparition which appeared in the harbor, the next June,
immediately after a great thunder storm, the renowned phantom
ship, be regarded as tidings. Capt. Turner had kept alive his
friendship for the people of Lynn, and while ''New Haven's heart
was sad," there were many here to mourn his fate.

Summary of Ancestry:

1. Humphrey Tubner, b. England, d. 1673; m. England before 1628, Lydia

Gamer, b. England, d. before 1673. (Conn. Am. Gen., V. II, says,
"Lydia Garnet.")

2. Capt. Nathaniel Turner, b. England, d. after 1647; m. Mehitabel


3. Rebecca Turner, b. , d. June 14, 1731; m. 1649, Thomas Mix (or

Meekes), b. prob. Eng., at New Haven, in 1643, d. as early as 1691;

4. John Mix, b. 1649, d. Jan. 21, 1711/12; m. Elizabeth Heaton, b. 1650, d.

Aug. 11, 1711.

5. John Mix, b. Aug. 26, 1676, d. Dec. 10, 1721; m. Nov. 25, 1702, Sarah

Thompson, b. Jan.l6, 1676, d. Nov. 21, 1711.

6. Elizabeth Mix, b. 1715, d. Jan. 21, 1777; m. Oct. 7, 1730, Capt. Ephraim

Sanford, b. Feb. 12, 1708, d. Feb. 6, 1761/2.

7. Rachel Sanford, b. July 23, 1733, d. (not positive) abt. 1800; m. Oct. 31,

1751, Stephen Mead, b. 1728, d. Oct. 18, 1806.

8. Esther Mead, b. Aug. 11, 1760, d. Dec. 22, 1836; m. abt. 1777, Isaiah

Hungerford, b. Dec. 26, 1756, bapt. Jan. 23, 1757, d. June 16, 1833.

9. Elizabeth Hungerford, b. Feb. 7, 1798, d. Jan. 7, 1878; m. April 29, 1821,

Nash David Phelps, b. Oct. 4, 1796, d. April 15, 1884.

From here same as Summary of Arms Ancestry, 8th to 10th Generations;
Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century, p. 136, No. 772; and Daughters of the
American Colonists, 1931, pp. 26-36, No. 2089; ancestry traced by the author of
this book.


The Roman-Norman Line to Richard Warren

1. TIBERIUS, B.C., 10.

2. Drusus; m. Antonia, dau. of MARC ANTONY

3. CLAUDIUS, Rom. Emp., A.D., 41,



12. Hilda; m. FRADA, King of Danes


22. GoomEddka; m. ETHELRED

23. Harold Parkinus; m. Daughter of Ethelred

24. Goom del Ganmel; m. Eadred


Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and Wa/r Service 315

27. Niece of Gonorra: m. Nicholas de Bocqueville

30. Ralph, Seuer de Guerrene; m. Daughter of Ralph
31-77. WILLIAM DE WARRENE, 1st Earl Warren; m. Gundreda (No. 77).

78. William, 2nd Earl; m. ISABEL

79. Reginald Warren; m. Adelia de Mowbray

80. William Warren; m. Isabel de Haydon

81. Sir John Warren; m. Alice de Townshend

82. Sir John Warren; m. Joan de Port de Etwall

83. Sir Edward Warren; m. Maud de Skegeton

84. Edward Warren; m. Cicely de Eton

85. Sir John Warren; m. Margaret Stafford

86. Sir Lawrence Warren; m. Marjory Bulkeley

87. John Warren; m. Isabel, dau. Sir John Stanley, K. G.

88. Sir Lawrence Warren; m. Isabel Leigh

89. William Warren; m. Ann

90. John of Nottingham; m. Elizabeth

91. John of Devon; m.

92. Christopher of Devon; m.

93. William op Devon; m. Alice Mable

94. Christopher of Scrooby; m. Alice Webb


References: The Ancestral Lines of Richard Warren, from the Prankish
Charlemagne Line; The Salian Franks; The Northmen and
Saxons; The Charlemagne-Italian Line; The Capetian-
German Line; The Russian-Turkish Line; The Norman
Dukes; The Flanders Line; and the Scotch Line: Chart
compiled by Howard K. James.
("Jim Leavitt Productions"), Third Edition, 1932.

(Mrs. Oscar H.) Elizabeth M. Rixford is Regent for the Order of the First
Crusade for Vermont and New Hampshire.


Arms — Sable, on a chief dancette or,
two cinquefoils gules, a border en-
grailed ermine.


3M Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service

Forms of one name, Vicary, Vicery, Vicarey, Vicars, Vicors,
Vicaris, Vicaridge, Vickerage, Vickeridge, with many others of the
same origin but of various spelHngs, mean of the Vicarage, or office
of the vicar, or at the vicars. They are official or sometimes local
names, and are found very early in England. Peter atte Vicars in
1379 was of County York; in 1574, Stephen Vyccarye married
Margaret Johnson in London; in 1585, John Vicary, of County
Devon, was registered at Oxford College; in 1574, John Vicarish
married Margery Gerard; in 1665, John Halton married Alice
Vicaridge at Canterbury; in 1614, Margaret Vicares married Wil-
ham Collins in London; Joan Viccaries married John Wells at
London in 1617.

In the ''Visitation of Worcester" in 1634 were the families of
Robert Vicaris, of Astley, and Robert Vickers, of Bewdley. De-
scendants of these families were found in Astley and Bewdley in
1682, when the second visitation of that county was made. John
Vicaridge, of "Natton," married, in 1603, Mary Sheldon, daughter
of William Sheldon. They had a son, John, who was baptized in

Richard Vicaredg, son of Francis Vicaredg, was baptized in
Over Ardey, County Worcester, July 30, 1653. Walter Vicaris, son
of William Vicaris and Joyce, his wife, was baptized Sept. 13, 1640,
at Doddenham, County Worcester, England. Anne Vicaridge,
daughter of Richard Vicaridge and his wife, Anne, was baptized
March 20, 1603, at Knightwick, County AVorcester, England.
Many others of the name are to be found in the parish registers
of County Worcester. There are also Hopkins and Wakeman
families (the Vicars family intermarried with these families) in
County Worcester.

Robert Vicaris married Anne Sterry (they were both of Dodden-
ham, County Worcester), June 29, 1678. In 1608, Robert Vicaris
was of Tibberton, County Worcester, and in 1613, Robert and
William Vicaris were taxed at Tibberton. On Nov. 12, 1636,
mention is found of Robert Vicaris, of Bewdley, Gentleman. (Bewd-
ley was in the parish of Ribsford.) In 1607, Walter Vicaris was of
Omberseley (near Bewdley) in County Worcester.

Collateral Vicars families include the following:

Edward Vickers, of Wakefield, Yorkshire, married Mary Rawson, daughter
of Thomas Rawson, of Wardsen, near Sheffield, and had children: Thomas, John,
William and Anne. Thomas Vickers married Ehzabeth Broadbent, daughter of
Joseph Broadbent of Aston, and had children: William, Sarah, Elizabeth, all
living in the seventeenth century. William Vickers, son of Edward Vickers was
of Southall Green, Ecclesfield, Yorkshire. He married Ehzabeth Turbell, daugh-
ter of James Turbell, of Southall and had children: John, Thomas, Edward,
Elizabeth and Mary. John Vickers of Doncaster, attorney, was buried April 21,
1668. He married Mary Rasine, daughter of George Rasince, and had children :
John, George and Catherine.

Thomas Vicars, was of Scrawsby before 1585. His daughter, Alice, mar-
ried Thomas Bosville, of Warmsworth, County York. Joane Vicars married
George Metham, of Cadeby, County York, abt. 1550. Mary Vicars, of Brods-
worth, married George Holgate, of Stapleton, abt. 1600.

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service 317

At Exeter, in the twelfth year of Henry I (1288), Walter de Wynemaneston
and his wife, Alice, remitted and quit-claimed a tract of land in County Devon
to Robert le Vicare and his heirs. The will of John Vicary is recorded in County
Devon, in 1547; that of Robert Vicary in the County Devon in 1592; of William,
in 1596; of Roger, in 1603; of John, in 1608; of Emott, in 1619; and Benedict,
in 1624. The arms of this family were granted in 1558. The principal seat of the
Devon Vicars or Vicareys was at Dunkeswell, County Devon. They are of the
same parent family as are the Vicars of County Worcester.

William Vicaris (or Vicars), of Bewdley, England, is mentioned in the
will of William Hopkins, in 1647. Walter Vicars is called "cousin" in this will.
Walter Vicars may have come to America, but there is no record of him in the
New Haven Colony. The son-in-law of WilUam Hopkins, John Wakeman, did
come, however, and later on came "the cousin of his wife's," Anne Vicars.

Anne Vicars, daughter of Walter Vic&rs, of Bewdley, County Worcester,
England, was born abt. 1634. She is also mentioned as a "daughter of Walter"
in the will of WiUiam Hopkins. She came to America probably when between
sixteen and eighteen years of age, and was engaged to marry John Roberts. He
went back to England from America and was not heard of again. Before leaving,
he gave his property in America to "his espoused wife Anne Vicars." He left the
property in the hands of John Wakeman, to be given to her if he did not return.
She married, Aug. 4, 1656, John Thompson (See Thompson II).

Reference: Colonial Families, 1928, p. 160.

Summary of Ancestry:

1. Walter Vicars, of Bewdley, County Worcester, England.

2. Ann Vicars (or Vicaris), was b. abt. 1634, in Eng.; m. Aug. 4, 1656, John

Thompson. He d. June 2, 1707. Called Lieut. John Thompson.

3. Sarah Thompson, b. Jan. 16, 1676, d. Nov. 21, 1711; m. prob. East Haven,

Conn., Nov. 25, 1702, John Mix, b. Aug. 26, 1676, d. Dec. 10, 1721.

4. Elizabeth Mix, b. 1715, d. Jan. 21, 1777; m. Fairfield or Reading, Conn.,

Oct. 7, 1730, Capt. Ephraim Sanford, b. Feb. 12, 1708, d. Feb. 6, 1761/2.

5. Rachel Sanford, b. July 23, 1733, d. (not positive) abt. 1800; m. Oct. 31,

1751, prob. Reading, Conn., Stephen Mead, b. 1728, d. Oct. 18, 1806.

6. Esther Mead, b. Aug. 11, 1760, d. Dec. 22, 1836; m. abt. 1777, prob. at

New Fairfield, Conn., Isaiah Hungerford, b. Dec. 26, 1756, bapt. Jan.
23, 1757, d. June 16, 1833.

7. Elizabeth Hungerford, b. Feb. 7, 1798, New Fairfield,. Conn., d. Jan; 7,

1878, North Stanbridge, Que.: m. April 29, 1821, St. Armand, West,
Que., Nash David Phelps, b. Oct. 4, 1796, New Haven, Vt., d. April
15, 1884, Stanbridge, Que.

From here same as Summary of Descendants of Joanna Arms of Yarmouth,
8th to 10th Generations; Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century, p. 146, No. 772-
Daughters of the American Colonists, 1931, pp. 29-36, No. 2089; ancestry tracea
by the author of this book.


Three Sundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service


William, Sonne of Sampson, Lord of Wassebourne

Washburn, Berks., Heref., and Ware,
on a Wreath, a coil of flax, or., surmounted
by another wreath of the same, and gu.,
thereon flames, ppr.

Burke in his "Commoners," III,
pages 621-622, says:

"The Washbournes or Washbornes
were generation after generation of knight-
ly degree previous to the time of Edward
I (1274-1307) and ranked in point of
descent with the most ancient families
of the kingdom."


"The Book of Family Crests," 1, 54, speaks of the Washbournes as

"a name of Norman descent, the founder having been knighted on the field of
battle by the Conqueror and endowed by him with the lands and manors of Great
and Little Washbourne."

Dr. A. B. Grosart goes back further and speaks of the family as
reaching back into the Saxon period in Edward the Confessor's
time before the Conquest. Perhaps there is not so much contra-
diction in this as appears. At any rate, it would seem as if the
Domesday Book should throw some light on such a question. But
whether a family of Knights Washbourne can or cannot be found in
the Domesday Book (1086-7) existent in Saxon times, it appears
certain, from the antiquary Sir Thomas Habington's quotation
from the Bishop of Worcester's Domesday Book (1108-18) that
there were Washbournes or Wassebornes holding land in one of
these villages as early as when its statistics were gathered, which,
as we shall see, was very early. The quotation is as follows (Survey
of Worcestershire c. 1640) :

"Where the Bishop of Worcester's Domesday Book beginneth 'Quaiuor
decern hides, ex hiis tenet Willielmiis fillius Sampson in Wasseborne S hides g.
Theare are 14 hydes (in) that guild, of which William, the sonne of Sampson
holdeth 3 hydes in Washbourne, and Sampson of him.' Wheather the ancient
family of Washborne is descended from this Sampson or not, I am uncertaine;
for fewe of the englishe at thys tyme had surnames."

And again, "You may read in Bredon {i.e., in the Bishop's Domesday Book's
account of Bredon, an adjoining parish), that William the sonne of Sampson was
lord of thys Washborne in the raygne of Henry the second; but knowing not how
to unyte them (i.e., Sampson and William) to these (the later family of knights,
Sir Roger and Sons) 1 omit them here" (in the account of Sir Roger's family).

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service 319

The interesting point in this extract from the Bishop of Wor-
cester's Domesday Book is, that if this WiUiam, Lord of Wasse-
bourne, and his father, Sampson, were living and holding land at
the time the "inquisitions" for this book were made, viz., in 1108-18
and before, they were but only twenty or thirty years removed from
the last years of William the Conqueror; and the father, Sampson,
might well have been a subject of Edward the Confessor before
1066, and William may well have been holding his lands from the
Conqueror's times, or even before. But no record of descendants
of Sampson and William permits us to link them with the next
family of de Wassebournes that comes into view from that village
a little more than a century later. And hence they are not brought
into the pedigree of that family with which hereafter we shall be

The Family in America

"Original List of Persons of Quality who went from England
to American Plantations," by J. C. Hotten (page 257) — ^John Wash-
borne age 25 in the Jonathan, 1619. (Page 57) — In the Elizabeth
and Ann, Mr. Roger Coop (Cooper) Master, xiij° Aprilis 1635,
Margerie Washborn age 59, John Washborne age 14, and Philipp
Washborne age 11 (2 sons).

Hon. John Washburn, first secretary of Massachusetts Bay

12. JoHN^ Washburn was b. at Evesham, County of Worcester, England, and
came to Duxbury in 1631, and d. at Bridgewater, Mass., before 1670.
His wife, Margery (aged 49), and two sons joined him at Duxbury in
1635, coming on the ship Elizabeth; and they went to Bridgewater about
1665. He and his sons, John and Philip, were included in those able to
bear arms, 1643, and his name is among the first freemen of Duxbury.

John Washburn, the Emigrant and his Father were contemporaries of William
Shakespeare and lived not far from him, in a large and frequented
market town. Shakespeare bought "New-Place" in Stratford, between
1580 and 1590, and retired from the London life of actor and author,
to become a country gentleman and landlord in his own home, Stratford,

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