Deacon Samuel Winslow

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Deacon Samuel Winslow, son of Kenelm Winslow and Mercy Worden, was born at Harwich, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts, about 1673.1 He died at Petersham, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, 9 November 1760, "in 88th year of his age".2,1

Samuel married (1) Bethia Holbrook, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), at Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, 26 September 1700;1 he married (2) Mercy King, daughter of Deacon Thomas King and Elizabeth Clapp, at Scituate, 11 November 1703;1 he married (3) Ruth Briggs, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), at Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, 15 September 1739.1

Early in life, he was called "cordwainer," and later yeoman. He resided in Rochester in 1700, and was Deacon of the First Church as early as 1710. He was one of the proprietors of Leicester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, in 1724; and on 6 Feb 1733, he deeded some land in Leicester to William Wickes.1

Family 1

Bethia Holbrook d. bef. Nov 1703

Family 2

Mercy King b. Nov 1678, d. 16 Feb 1733
  • Mercy Winslow1 b. 16 Aug 1705, d. 20 Sep 1726
  • Elizabeth Winslow1 b. 29 Jan 1706/7
  • Ann Winslow1 b. 13 Feb 1708/9
  • Thomas Winslow1 b. 7 Jun 1711, d. 13 Mar 1782
  • Kenelm Winslow+1 b. 20 Feb 1712/13, d. 10 May 1775
  • Judith Winslow1 b. 8 Jul 1716

Family 3

Ruth Briggs
This person was last edited on16 Dec 2017


  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 volumes (New York, New York: Frances K. Holton, 1877-1888), 87-88, 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.