Capt. Samuel's share is entered under the name of wid. Wadsworth; and in 1686, and after, Timothy Wadsworth's name appears.This has always been a respectable name in Duxbury and its vicinity. The late Gen. Peleg Wadsworth of Portland gra. H. U. 1769, was of this family.
WEST.Francis West at Duxbury 1633; m. Margary Reeves 1639; an orig. proprietor of Bridgewater, sold his share to Edw'd Mitchell, d. 1692; had Samuel, Peter, Pelatiah, Richard, &c. Samuel m. Tryphosa, D. of George Partridge, and had Samuel; some of his descendants in Martha's Vineyard; Pelatiah went to Conn. Samuel West m. Experience Howland.The name is common in the old Colony.
WESTON.Edmund Weston of Duxbury was an original proprietor of Bridgewater, and the name is still common there and in the vicinity; but if he is the common ancestor, as probably he is, we have no means at hand of tracing the descent.
WINSLOW.Edward, Gilbert, John, Kenelm, and Josiah Winslow, were brothers and children of Edward Winslow of Droitwich in Worcestershire in England, and all came to New England; they had also 3 sisters, Eleanor, Elizabeth, and Maydelon.
1. Gov. Edward Winslow, b. 1594, came with his w. Elizabeth in 1620 in the 1st ship, the May Flower; she d. the next spring, 1621, and he m. Susanna, wid. of Mr. William White, 1622, the first marriage in N. E., and she was mother of Peregrine White, the first child, and of Josiah Winslow the first Governor, born in N. E. He went as Agent to England and d. at sea 1655 æ. 61; his residence or seat called Careswell, was at Marshfield; he had Edward*, John*, Josiah, and Elizabeth who m. Gilbert Brooks and afterwards Capt. George Corwin of Salem.
2. Gilbert arrived also in the first ship 1620. Few notices of him remain; he soon left the Colony, and, it is said, went to Portsmouth, and d. before 1660, without issue, as grants of that date were made to his brothers as his heirs.
3. John, born a. 1596, arrived 1621 in the ship called the Fortune, and m. Mary Chilton before 1627 (she was said to have been the first lady who came on shore; she was an only child of James and Susanna Chilton, who both died the first winter); he had John, Isaac, Benjamin 1653, Edward, Joseph, Susanna, Mary, and Sarah. Susanna m. Robert Latham a. 1649, who settled in E. Bridgewater. [See page 230.]Mary m. Edward Gray 1650.Sarah m. Miles Standish Jr. 1660, then Tobias Payne 1666, and afterwards Richard Middlecot. He and all his family but the two eldest Ds. finally removed to Boston, where he d. a. 1674, æ. 78; she died a. 1676. Their posterity became numerous, of whom the present Isaac Winslow Esq. is one, as was also the late Gen. John Winslow, both of Boston.
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