Edward Winslow, Sr was born 17 October 1560 in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, England to Kenelm Winslow (1534-1607) and Katherine Buck (1532-1607) and died 1620 Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, England of unspecified causes. He married Eleanor Pelham (1564-1594) 1583 in London, England. He married Magdelene Oliver (1566-1631) 4 November 1594 in St Brides Church, Fleetstreet, London, England.


Son of salt extractor Kenelm Winslow 1533-1620 and Katherine Buck 1532-1607. Grandson of William Winslow 1510-1533, Kenelm Bucke 1504-1550 and Ellen Neville 1508-1547. Direct descendant of John of Gaunt and Katherine de Roet.

His father is reportedly buried at St. Andrews, Kempsey, Worcestershire, his mother's burial remains unknown.

Marriage & Family

  • Edward and Gilbert were Mayflower passengers in 1620.
  • John came to Plymouth in 1621 on the ship "Fortune".
  • Kenelm came to Plymouth with his brother, Josiah, in the ship White Angell which arrived in what is now Saco, ME, July of 1631. He later moved to Marshfield in 1641. He is said to have died and is buried in Salem, MA in 1672.
  • Gilbert returned to England in 1627 and died there before 1650.

1st Marriage: Eleanor Pelham

Husband of Eleanor Pelham 1564-1594, daughter of Herbert and Catherine Thatcher, married about 1583. Father of:

  1. Richard Winslow 1585-1659
  2. Margaret, Mrs Robert Hicks 1589-1666

2nd Marriage: Magdelene Oliver

1594 Marriage Record at St Brides Church on Fleetstreet, London.

Secondly, husband of Magdelene Oliver, daughter of Gilbert and Margery Young, married Nov 4, 1594 at St Brides Church on Fleetstreet, London England. Five sons would travel to America in early 1620s.

  1. Edward Winslow (1595-1655) - 1620 immigrant to Plymouth Colony on the ''Mayflower'' - Leiden separatist and prominent leader of the pilgrims.
  2. John Winslow (1597-1674) - 1621 immigrant to Plymouth Colony on the Fortune
  3. Eleanor Winslow (1598-1672)
  4. Kenelm Winslow (1599-1672) = also immigrated to America in early 1620's.
  5. Gilbert Winslow (1600-1663) 1620 immigrant to Plymouth Colony on the Mayflower -
  6. Elizabeth Winslow (1602-1605)
  7. Magdelene Winslow (1604-1693)
  8. Josias Winslow (1606-1674)= 1631 immigrant to Plymouth Colony, town clerk for Marshfield, Massachusetts.
  9. Mary Magdelene Winslow (1610-1687)


Offspring of Edward Winslow, Sr and Eleanor Pelham (1564-1594)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Richard Winslow (1585-1659)
Margaret Winslow (1589-1666)

Offspring of Edward Winslow, Sr and Magdelene Oliver (1566-1631)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Edward Winslow (1595-1655) 18 October 1595 Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom 8 May 1655 At Sea Near, Jamaica Elizabeth Barker (1597-1621) Elizabeth Barker (1597-1621) Susanna White (1593-1680)
John Winslow (1597-1674) 26 April 1597 Worcestershire, England 1674 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Mary Chilton (c1605-1679)
Eleanor Winslow (1598-1672)
Kenelm Winslow (1599-1672) 29 April 1599 Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, England 12 September 1672 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Eleanor Newton (1598-1681)
Gilbert Winslow (1600-1663) 29 October 1600 Baptism at St Peters Church, Droitwich, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom 11 October 1631 Ludlow, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
Elizabeth Winslow (1602-1605)
Magdelene Winslow (1604-1693)
Josias Winslow (1606-1674) 11 February 1606 Droitwich, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom 1 December 1674 Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States Margaret Bourne (1615-1683)
Mary Magdelene Winslow (1610-1687)





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