REF "Ancestral roots of certain American colonists who came to America before 1700", Weis, 1992, seventh edition.. He was perhaps the son of Joan Mitton and John Washburn who was born c. 1451 and died 6 May 1517, but there is no evidence to support this. There is a line of royal descent for him through his mother Joan Mitton if this were true. See TAG36:63.
Father: John Washburn b: ABT. 1451
Mother: Joan Mitton
Marriage 1 Emma (Washburn)