Kenelm Winslow

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Kenelm Winslow, son of Deacon Samuel Winslow and Mercy King, was born at Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, 20 February 1712/13.1 He died at Petersham, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, 10 May 1775.2,1

Kenelm married Elizabeth Clapp, daughter of John Clapp and Dorcas Earle, 21 June 1734.1,3

Resided in Rochester, Massachusetts, but removed to Hardwick before 1749: A deed from Christopher and Timothy Paige of Hardwick to Kenelm Winslow, of Rochester, land in Hardwick in the southerly part thereof, called Gray's addition - sixty acres butted and bounded as follows: westerly, partly on Experience Johnson's land and partly on a lot of land called the corn mill lot; southerly, on Proprietors land; easterly, partly on the said Kenelm Winslow and partly on Nathaniel Whitcomb's land, northerly, on Silas Deams' land-reference being had to the Proprietors' records of Hardwick.

He also gave deeds to land in Hardwick to Solomon Aiken in 1754, to Timothy Ruggles in Nov 1755, and from 1755-63 to his brother Thomas Winslow, Benjamin Winchester, and to Samuel Smith.1

Kenelm left a will dated 5 April 1775, and proved 5 May 1777:
I Kenelm Winslow of Petersham, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, give to Elizabeth, my dearly beloved wife, while she remains my widow, one third of my homestead consisting of land and buildings, and during her widowhood my three negroes, viz.: Sarah, Rose and Phillis; a horse to ride on, two cows, ten sheep, and the third of all my movables of every nature, which I give in thankful remembrance of her kindness. . . . To my eldest son Kenelm Winslow all my homestead with the reservation aforesaid to my widow during her widowhood. . .  also the undivided right to lands in said Petersham, the house lot of which was No. 18, also all my right to any land in the townof Greenwich, Co. of Hampshire, also my pew in the meetinghouse in Petersham and all my stock except what disposed of to my wife. . . 
To son Ebenezer. . .  £0 20s., his full share with what he has had.
To eldest dau of Elizabeth Spooner, £10 6s. 0d., her full share with what she has had.
To daughter Anna Dalrymple. . . £16 11s. 0d., her full share with what she has had.
To daughter Mary Whitney. . . £18 4s. 0d., her full share with what she has had.
To daughter Susanna Peckham. . . £5 6s. 0d., her full share with what she has had.
To daughter Rhoda Whitney. . . £0 20s. 0d., her full share with what she has had.
To daughter Dorcas Winslow. . . £40, to be paid in three years (as are all the legacies) if she remain single; if she is married before that time, then to be paid at her marriage.
Appoints son Kenelm sole executor.1


Elizabeth Clapp b. 15 Feb 1714, d. bef. 3 Aug 1790
  • Kenelm Winslow1 b. 19 Apr 1735, d. bef. 1746
  • Elizabeth Winslow1 b. 4 May 1737
  • Anna Winslow1 b. 21 Jul 1739
  • Marcy Winslow1 b. 14 Aug 1741
  • Susanna Winslow1 b. 8 Apr 1743
  • Kenelm Winslow+1 b. 11 Dec 1746, d. say 1810
  • Ebenezer Winslow1 b. 8 Sep 1749, d. 24 Feb 1822
  • John Clapp Winslow1 b. 27 Mar 1752
  • Rhoda Winslow1 b. 25 Jan 1754
  • Dorcas Winslow1 b. 10 May 1756, d. bef. 1758
  • Dorcas Winslow1 b. 7 Nov 1758
This person was last edited on27 Jun 2015


  1. [S59] David Parsons Holton, Winslow Memorial - Family Records of Winslows and the Descendants in America with the English Ancestry as Far as Known (2 vols., New York, New York: Frances K. Holton, 1877-1888), 145-146, further cited as Holton, Winslow Memorial.
  2. [S362] Franklin P. Rice, Vital records of Petersham, Massachusetts: To the end of the year 1849 (Worcester, Massachusetts: p.p., 1904), 192, further cited as Rice, Petersham Vital Records.
  3. [S85] Mary Lovering Holman, The Scott Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Harriett Grace Scott, 1919), 224-233, further cited as Holman, Scott Genealogy.