936. Kenelm WINSLOW
(744) was born on 30 Apr 1599 in Druitwich,
Wors. Co., England. He died on 12 Sep 1672 in Salem, Essex, MA. IMMIGRANT -
Known as a master woodworker and was possibly the craftsman who built the Governor
Edward Winslow Chair (now owned by the Pilgrim Society in Plymouth) and the Prince-Howes
press cupboard. In the early days of the Colony the only two known master woodworkers
were Kenelm and John Alden. "... while we know nothing more about his
years in England it is evident that he learned the joiner's craft there before
he came to the New World. He left London in March 1629 on the Mayflower (a different
ship than that of the Pilgrims) and arrived in Salem May 15. He was listed as
a 'coffin maker.' 'Cabinetmaker' was not generally used until after 1700, and
'carpenter' was also an uncommon term. ... He was usually called a 'planter'
as he acquired a good bit of land, partly on the account of his brother Gilbert,
a 'first-comer.' From Salem he went to Plymouth, where he was admitted Freeman
1 Jan 1632-3. He then 'settled in Marshfield on a neck of land lying between
Green harbor and South river, a place [called] the Eden of that region, `beautified
with groves of majestic oaks, and graceful walnuts.' (NEHGR 17:7) ... Although
he owned land west of Taunton River and was one of the purchasers in 1659 of
Assonet (south of Taunton, near Freetown), Kenelm maintained his residence in
Marshfield. This town first appears in the Colony Records on March 1, 1641-2
and was first represented in the colonial government that year by Thomas Bourne
and Kenelm Winslow (NEHGR 7:276). Kenelm served in that capacity a total of
eight years as well holding other minor offices in the town. ... In his will,
dated Aug. 8 of that year, he says he is 'very sick and drawing nigh unto death.'
He may have been in Salem to get medical help or perhaps to visit a niece."
He was married to Ellen (Eleanor) NEWTON in Jun 1634.
937. Ellen (Eleanor) NEWTON(81)
was born about 1598. She died about 5 Dec 1681 in Marshfield, Plymouth Co.,
MA. IMMIGRANT - "...was a widow when she sailed from London on the Anne
in 1623. Banks says (p. 153), "It seems reasonable to suppose that she
was related to one or more of the passengers, as young widows did not travel
alone, as strangers, on such voyages in that day." She is sometimes called
Helen or Eleanor and Savage says of the latter variant that at the time of the
division of cattle in 1627 she was "probably the only female north of Chesapeake
Bay with such baptismal name." In 1625 Ellen married John Adams but was
widowed again in 1633. By this time there were three children to care for and
the following year she married Kenelm." (Bonnie Hubbard)
468 i. Lt. Job WINSLOW.
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