Note: [ralphroberts.ged] [919019.ged] !Haight, Ada C., THE RICHARD WASHBURN FAMILY GENEALOGY, Ossing, NY, 1937. p. 1258-9. Married and had 4 children before coming to America. Records show that he arrived in this country a few years before his wife and two sons. In 1643 John Washbourne purchased land and a homestead from Edward Bumpus in the vicinity of Eaglenest Creek, Mass. which became the home of the Washbourn family upon arrival from Eng. An emigration certificate dated Aprilis--1635: In the ELIZABETH AND ANN, Mr. Roger Coop (Cooper) bound for New England pr. cert. from the Mayor of Evesham in County Worcester, and from the minister of the parish of their conformity--Margery Washbourne 49, John In 1644 the population of Duxbury, MA and the surrounding country warranted the development of a new settlement which eventually grew to be Bridgewater, MA. Both John Washbourne and his son, John, with Miles Standish, John Alden and Experience Mitchell were among the 54 purchasers of land from the Indian chief, Massasoit, which was to become the town of Bridgewater. The purchase of land comprised "a tract of land described as 7 miles on each side from a certain fixed center." It appears that the Washbourne family did not move there for quite a while but they were in Bridgewater before 1665.
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