Saturday, April 5, 2014

WINSLEY of Salisbury, Massachusetts

My great-grandmother's maiden name was WINSLOW, but as I traced her line back, I noted that the surname had originally been WINSLEY, and got changed to WINSLOW around the turn of the 18th century. No connection to the Mayflower Winslows on this line, at least not one that you wouldn't have to go back centuries to possibly find.

My first Winsley/Winslow immigrant ancestors were 9th great-grandfather Samuel WINSLEY, born about 1597 in Colchester, England to John WINSLEY and Elizabeth PADDY, and his sister Mary. Samuel is given as a freeman in a census substitute on 22 May 1639. He married Elizabeth RANDALL. Mary, born in 1592, married Philip FOWLER.

Samuel's great-grandson, Samuel WINSLEY III, was twice married, and I descend from him through his son John, by his first wife Huldah SWETT, and his daughter Hannah, by his second wife Frances TUCKER. 

Hannah's husband Samuel SEVERANCE, son of Jonathan SEVERANCE and Katherine TUCKER-- Frances's sister-- would be her first cousin. Yes, ewww... thankfully, I have found surprisingly few New England colonial marriages between first cousins.

Ancestry line #1
John WINSLEY (b. 1569) m. Elizabeth PADDY
Samuel WINSLEY (1597-1663) m. Elizabeth RANDALL
Ephraim WINSLEY (1641-1709) m. Mary GREELEY
Samuel WINSLEY II (1670-1710, killed in Indian attack) m. Catherine STEVENS
Samuel WINSLEY III (b. 1700) m. Huldah SWETT
John WINSLOW ( 1729-1816) m. Elizabeth FRENCH
John WINSLOW  II (1774-1848) m. Mary "Polly" WEBSTER
William WINSLOW (1800-1860) m. Mary "Polly" SEVERANCE
James W. WINSLOW (1838-1906) m. Elizabeth A. MACE
Bessie Maud WINSLOW (1886-1970) m. Frank Bailey PALMER
Dorothy Elizabeth PALMER (1918-1984) m. Henry Richard HOWES
S. Howes (1937-1999) m. my father
Me (b. 1974)

Ancestry line #2
John WINSLEY (b. 1569) m Elizabeth PADDY
Samuel WINSLEY (1597-1663) m. Elizabeth RANDALL
Ephraim WINSLEY (1641-1709) m. Mary GREELEY
Samuel WINSLEY II (1670-1710) m. Catherine STEVENS
Samuel WINSLEY III (b. 1700) m. Frances TUCKER
Hannah WINSLOW (b. 1743) m. Samuel SEVERANCE
Samuel SEVERANCE (1775-1836) m. Judith TOWLE
Mary "Polly" SEVERANCE (1805-1889) m. William WINSLOW
James W. WINSLOW (1838-1906) m. Elizabeth A. MACE
Bessie Maud WINSLOW (1886-1970) m. Frank Bailey PALMER
Dorothy Elizabeth PALMER (1918-1984) m. Henry Richard HOWES
S. Howes (1937-1999) m. my father
Me (b. 1974)

Ancestry line #3
John WINSLEY (b. 1569) m. Elizabeth PADDY
Mary WINSLEY (1592-1659) m. Philip FOWLER
Samuel FOWLER (1618-1711) m. Margaret NORMAN
Samuel FOWLER II (1663-1737) m. Hannah WORTHEN
Samuel FOWLER III (b. 1685) m. Jemima CLOUGH
Hannah FOWLER (b. 1717) m. John EATON 
Jemima EATON (1747-1791) m. Christopher CROSS
Hannah CROSS (1768-1858) m. John MUNROE
Anna MUNROE (b. 1793) m. Richard SIMMONDS
Christopher SIMMONDS (1816-1894) m. Margaret Esther PARKER
Thomas Parker SIMMONDS (1871-1953) m. Jessie May BAKER
Estelle May SIMMONDS (1893-1930) m. Horace William HOWES
Henry Richard HOWES (1913-1987) m. Dorothy Elizabeth PALMER
S. HOWES (1937-1999) m. my father
Me (b. 1974)