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  • ID: I0147
  • Name: Job Winslow
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1641 in Marshfield, Plymouth, Mass
  • Death: 14 JUL 1720 in Freetown, Bristol, Mass
  • Event: Moved ABT 1666 Swansea, Mass, house burned by Pokanoket Indians about June 19, 1675 during King Phillips War- Home was destroyed but he rebuilt second home near the original site
  • Event: Moved ABT 1680 Rochester, Mass one of the early settlers
  • Event: Moved BET 1680 AND 1686 Freetown early settler; selectman 1686 took the 16th lot; prominent citizen
  • Military Service: Lt Colonial Militia; King Phillips War
  • Occupation: Shipwright; planter
  • _ELEC: Held several public positions in Freetown; assessor, town clerk
  • Religion: Congegrational
  • Note:
    Edgecomb, Maine is on the east bank of the Sheepscot, east and south east from Wiscasset (Pownalborough until 1802), which was incorporated in 1774. In the early days it was called Freetown.

    Job Winslow purchased lot 16 in Freetown MA after King Phillip's War. He was originally from Swansea before Freetown. He was a leading man in both Swansea and Freetown. (selectman, assessor, town clerk, General court rep, town council).

    It is claimed, however, that on Sunday, the 6th day of June, 1675, or two days before these Indians were hanged, the house of Job Winslow in Swansea was broken open and rifled. Job Winslow subsequently became a land holder and resident in Freetown, where, on the 14th of July, 1720, he died. His will bore date Nov. 12, 1717. [James Savage, Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England]
    JOB, Freetown, s. of Kenelm, was rep. 1686, for the Col. of Plymouth, and in 1692, for Mass. under the chart. of William and Mary. At the break. out of the Ind. war, June 1675, his ho. at Swansey, wh. he had inhab. eight or nine yrs. was burnt by the enemy. Job had James, b. 9 May 1687, and other childr. prob. bef. and aft.

    LIEUT. JOB WINSLOW Born about 1641. Died July 14, 1720 in Freetown, Mass. Settled at Swansey, Mass., where his house was burned by Indians in 1675. Resident of Freetown, Mass. in 1685. Settled in Rochester, 1680. HIS OCCUPATION: Shipwright. MARRIED Ruth who survived him. He was a leading citizen and was deputy to the General Court in 1686 and a representative in 1692 at the first General Court in Mass., under the charter of William and Mary.Of Swansee, Bristol, Massachusetts
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    . LIEUT. JOB2, [5] (Kenelm1,) b. abt. 1641; d. 14 July, 1720, Freetown, Mass. He settled at Swansey abt. 1666. "At the breaking out of the Indian War, June, 1675, his house at Swansey, which he had inhabited eight or nine years, was burnt by the enemy." [Savage's Gen. Dict., IV, 600. Plym. Rec.,X, 364.] He appears to have been one of the early settlers of Rochester, as he was there about 1680. [Barber's Mass. Hist. Collections, p. 524.] But he soon removed to Freetown, for, in 1686, he was one of the selectmen of that town; Town Clerk and grand-juryman in 1690; assessor in 1691, 1701--1706,and 1711; moderator of the annual town meeting in 1708 and 1711; deputy to the General Court in 1686, and representative, in 1692, at the first General Court in Massachusetts under the charter of Wm. and Mary. He was a leading man in all town matters, both civil and religious. He is styled "Lieutenant," and was a shipwright by occupation. He m. Ruth (???), who survived him. In his will, dated 12 Nov. 1717, he gave the lot now known as the Winslow Burying-ground, situated two miles south of Assonet Village; he also mentions his wife Ruth, and all his children given below, with the exception of Mary, Hope, and John. The dates of birth of the first six children are copied from the records of Swansey, and of James, Mary, George, Jonathan and John, from the records of Freetown.




    Father: Kenelm "Immigrant" Winslow b: 29 APR 1599 in Droitwich , Worcestershire, England
    Mother: Eleanor "Immigrant" Newton b: ABT 1598 in England

    Marriage 1 Ruth Gatchell

      Marriage 2 Ruth Chase ??? Cole b: 15 APR 1651 in Swansea, Bristol, Mass
      • Married: ABT 1673 in Swansea, Bristol, Mass
      Children
      1. Has Children James Winslow b: 9 MAY 1687 in Assonet (Freetown), Bristol, Mass
      2. Has No Children Mary Winslow b: 2 APR 1689 in Freetown, Mass
      3. Has No Children Hope Winslow b: 29 MAY 1681 in Swansey, Bristol, MA
      4. Has No Children John Winslow b: 20 FEB 1693/94 in Freetown, Mass
      5. Has No Children William Winslow b: 16 NOV 1674 in Swansey, Bristol, MA
      6. Has No Children Oliver Winslow b: 20 FEB 1675/76 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts
      7. Has No Children Ruth Winslow b: 13 SEP 1678 in Swansey, Bristol, MA
      8. Has No Children Richard Winslow b: 6 MAR 1679/80 in Freetown, MA
      9. Has No Children Job Winslow b: 10 JUL 1683 in Swansey, Bristol, MA
      10. Has No Children Elizabeth Winslow b: 1697 in Freetown, MA
      11. Has No Children George Winslow b: 2 JAN 1690/91 in Freetown, MA
      12. Has No Children Jonathan Winslow b: 22 NOV 1692 in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts
      13. Has No Children Joseph Winslow b: ABT 1687 in Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts
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