John Washbourne1

M, b. circa 1467, d. before 8 January 1548
FatherFather Washbourne
     John was born circa 1467 in Worchestershire, England. John married Emme (?) in England. He and Emme were blessed with 4 children. John settled at Bengeworth, a few miles from Little Washbourne, probably at the time of his father's death in 1517. John made his will on 27 December 1546.

He bequeathed his soul to Almighty God , and directed that his body be buried in the Churchyard of Bengeworth, after Solemn Mass. He appointed Eme his wife , to be sole Executrx, and named Thomas Shreve of Hampton and his son William Washbourne, to act as Overseers of the Will. Legatees were his sons William and John; the two children of each of these sons; the three children of Robert Martin, “ his son-in law, husband of the testator's daughter, Alice; the child of Daniel Hyde “Hide” his son-in-law husband of the testators daughter Katherine; and left the remainder of his estate” to his wife “ Eme”.2

John departed this life before 8 January 1548 in Bengeworth, Wickenford Parish, Worchestershire, England. He was buried.


Emme (?) d. b 13 May 1547


  1. [S868] Frederick Lewis Weis, Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists who came to America before 1700, page 89 - Line 89 - John Washburn, probably the son of John Washburn & Joan Mytton, settled at Bengeworth near Little Washburn, will dated: 27 December 1546; buried: 8 January 1548; married: Emma; will made 1 May 1547; buried: 13 May 1547.
  2. [S863] Mabel Thacher Rosemary Washburn, Washburn family foundations in Normandy, England, and America, page 52 - Will of John Washburn dated: 27 December 1546.