William Washburn

M, #1266, b. 9 November 1601, d. May 1659
Last Edited: 17 Dec 2013


Jane Nichols b. 3 Nov 1603, d. a 16 Feb 1666/67


(?) Washburn1 d. b 1657
Martha Washburn6 d. Feb 1636
Phoebe Washburn6 d. 1665
Patience Washburn6
Hester Washburn6
Sarah Washburn+ 6 b. 26 Mar 1626, d. bt 14 Feb 1692/93 - 19 May 1693
John Washburn6 b. c 1627, d. 30 Aug 1658
Mary Washburn6 b. c 1629, d. 17 Jan 1713
Hope Washburn6 b. c 1636, d. 1696
Martha Washburn6 b. Dec 1637, d. 17 Oct 1727


  • Note: Father: John Washburn of Bengeworth, Worcester, England. Mother: Martha Timbrell.
    See also Thompson.1
  • Name Variation: William Washbourne3
  • Note*: Date of immigration: "Records at Bengeworth last mention William in 1637; he is first named in New England in 1647 at Stratford, Conn."3
  • Note: "William Washbourne was evidently brother-in-law to [Daniel] Whitehead, while Isaac Nicholls ([son of] Francis) was styled 'uncle' in the will of John Washbourne ([son of] William)'.3
  • Immigration*: before 1647; New York
  • Note: List of Proprietors of Hempstead in 1647: "Washburne, William; came to L.I. with Rev. Mr. Leverich; 1653, he, with John and Daniel at Oyster Bay; 1653, witness to Indian deed, Oyster Bay; 1654-5 signed petition with others; Memb. of Assembly at Hempstead; 1654, of Hempstead, in court at New Haven."4
  • Note: The will of William Washburn was written 29 Sep 1657, presented for probate at Hempstead 5 June 1659 by his widow Jane Washborne. It includes a legacy to "my Sonn Robert Williams children".

    Olney's book contains a transcription of the will made by Mabel Thacher Rosemay Washburn. It includes other documents related to the litigation of this will.5


  1. [S332] Our Washburn Heritage. by Elaine Washburn Olney, Manhattan, Kansas. 1986., p. 2.
  2. [S128] "The English Origin of Sergeant Francis Nichols of Stratford, Connecticut". by Neil D. Thompson. The American Genealogist 75 (Oct 2000): 267-271.
  3. [S235] John G. Hunt, 'Clues to origin of Wahbourne, Willets, Whitehead, Williams families of Hempstead, L.I., and Nicholls family of Stratford, Conn.', The American Genealogist, 36 (Jan 1960): 62-64.
  4. [S114] "The Early History of Hempstead, L.I." by Charles B. Moore, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. Vol 10 (Jan 1879), p. 5-16, p. 113.
  5. [S332] Our Washburn Heritage. by Elaine Washburn Olney, Manhattan, Kansas. 1986., p. 3.
  6. [S332] Our Washburn Heritage. by Elaine Washburn Olney, Manhattan, Kansas. 1986.