Edward Washburn

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Edward Washburn, son of Joseph Washburn and Hannah Latham, was born at Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, say 1698.1,2,3 He died at Middletown, Connecticut, before 15 December 1758, when a summary accounting of his estate was presented in probate court.4,1,5

Edward married Judith Rickard, daughter of Eleazer Rickard and Sarah Eaton, at Plympton, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, 20 April 1732.3,1,4,6,7,8

In 1736,Eleazer Rickard of Plympton sold his cedar swamp to his son Eleazer and son-in-law Edward Washburn "both of Plimton." In a deed dated and acknowledged 15 January 1740 [perhaps 1740/1?], Edward sold to George Barrow land ". . . bought of my Honoured Father Joseph Washburn late of Plimpton deceased. . . ." On 27 Apr 1741 Edward Washburn of Plympton sold to Abraham Jackson 1/4 share of cedar swamp originally belonging ". . . unto my honoured Father in Law Eleazer Rickard of Plimpton. These sales apparently were in preparation for the move to Middletown, Connecticut as son Eleazer was baptized there in October 1742.

Edward Washburn died intestate; his probate file contains an account of 15 December 1758, which mentions a mislaid inventory and contains a summary inventory giving only a list of claims against the estate. His son, Eleazer, was the administrator [the relationship is not stated], and no heirs are named in the papers.6,5,1,4


Judith Rickard b. 1 Feb 1701/2, d. aft. 13 Nov 1745
  • Sarah Washburn5,1,4 b. 15 Aug 1736
  • John Washburn4,1,5 b. 15 Aug 1736, d. 16 Sep 1797
  • Phebe Washburn4,1,5 b. 27 Mar 1738, d. 23 Nov 1784
  • Noah Washburn+4,1,5 b. 15 Jun 1740, d. 7 Aug 1811
  • Eleazer Washburn4,1,5 b. 24 Oct 1742, d. 17 Sep 1762
  • Isaac Washburn4,1,5 b. 3 Nov 1745, d. 31 Oct 1808
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  1. [S40] Ralph V. Wood Jr., Francis Cooke of the Mayflower: The First Five Generations, Revised edition edition (Rockport, Maine: Picton Press, 1999), further cited as Wood, MF 12.
  2. [S38] Robert Moody Sherman, Verle Delano Vincent, Robert S. Wakefield and Lydia Dow Finlay, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Descendants of the Pilgrims Who Landed at Plymouth, Mass. December 1620: Volume Fifteen: Family of James Chilton and Family of Richard More (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), 32,95, further cited as Sherman, Vincent, Delano, Wakefield, and Finlay, MF 15.
  3. [S39] Lee Douglas van Antwerp and Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Descendants of the Pilgrims Who Landed at Plymouth, Mass. December 1620: Volume Nine: Family of Francis Eaton (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1996), 39, further cited as van Antwerp and Wakefield, MF 9.
  4. [S38] Sherman, Vincent, Delano, Wakefield, and Finlay, MF 15, 95.
  5. [S39] Van Antwerp and Wakefield, MF 9, 40.
  6. [S109] Barbara Lambert Merrick, "Four New-Found Generations of Benjamin2 Eaton Descendants," Mayflower Descendant 43 (Jan 1993), at 3-6, further cited as "Benjamin Eaton."
  7. [S298] Anthony Hoskins, "The Washburns of Middletown, Connecticut, and the Children of Joseph4 and Hannah (Johnson?) Washburn," The American Genealogist 75 (July 2000): 215-224, at 219, further cited as Hoskins, "Washburns of Middletown."
  8. [S2276] Committee on Publications, Vital Records of Plympton Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1923), 372, further cited as Plympton Vital Records.