- Born: 16 Apr 1597, Droitwich, Co. Worcestershire, England 1 2
- Baptized: 18 Apr 1597, Droitwich, Co. Worcestershire, England 3
- Married: 12 Oct 1624, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA
- Died: 21 May 1674, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 2
- Buried: Kings' Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
He arrived at Plymouth in 1621 on the Fortune. He was a Purchaser and he was on the 1633 freeman list. On 25 July 1633 the court noted that John Beavan had covenanted to serve John Winslow as an apprentice for six years (PCR 1:15-16). On 23 July 1634 Mr. Timothy Hatherly turned over his servant Ephraim Tinkham to John Winslow for the rest of his term (PCR 1:31). On 3 March 1634/35 Winslow was on a committee to assess colonists for the costs of the watch and other charges (PCR 1:33). On 5 January 1635/36 he was on a committee to set the prices of goods and labor (PCR 1:36). In 1636 he turned over the services of Edmond Weston for two years to Nathaniel Thomas (PCR 1:45). In 1637 he was on a committee to assess taxes for the cost of sending men to the Pequot War (PCR 1:61). In 1638 he and his brother Kenelm were witnesses against Stephen Hopkins for selling wine at excessive rates (PCR 1:87). He served on various other committees and juries and as a deputy for Plymouth. On 28 July 1640 he sold for £12 the services of Joseph Grosse for five years to John Howland (PCR 1:158). On 17 October 1642 he was one of several men appointed to grant lands for the town of Plymouth (PCR 2:48). In 1653 he was appointed to the Council of War (PCR 3:26). Around 1655 he moved to Boston, where he became a wealthy merchant and ship owner, though he still retained lands at Plymouth, and in 1662 he was on a list of "first born" men of Plymouth to share in a land distribution (PCR 4:19). [p.375]
1. Immigration; 1621; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA. 2 3 On the ship 'Fortune'
2. Occupation. 2 3 Ship Owner And Merchant
3. Will; 12 Mar 1673/74. His will was proved 21 May 1674, and he mentioned his wife Mary; his sons John, Isaac, Benjamin, Edward, and Joseph; William Payne, the son of his daughter Sarah Middlecott; Parnell Winslow, daughter of his son Isaac; the daughters of his daughter Latham; granddaughter Susanna Latham; son Edward's children; the children of Edward Gray by his daughter Mary; son Joseph's two children; granddaughter Mercy Harris's two children; kinsman Josiah Winslow, the Governor of Plymouth; brother Josiah; kinswoman Eleanor Baker, the daughter of his brother Kenelm; Mr. Paddy's widow; and his Negro girl Jane (MD 3:129). He left personal property valued at about £3,000, a good part of it in money, and this was a substantial sum for the time.
John married Mary CHILTON on 12 Oct 1624 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA. (Mary CHILTON was born about 1607 in Canterbury, Co. Kent, England, baptized on 30 May 1607 in St. Peter's, Sandwich, England, died between 31 Jul 1676 And May 1679 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 1 3 and was buried in Kings' Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 4.)