Jonathan Washburn + Rebecca Perry

Jonathan Washburn ‎(I592)‎
Birth about 1683 31 30 Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Death after March 1735/36 (March 1736) ‎(Age 53)‎
Joseph Washburn ‎(I541)‎
Birth about 1652 31 24 Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Death 20 April 1733 ‎(Age 81)‎ Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Hannah Latham ‎(I585)‎
Birth about 1653
Death after 1 July 1725 ‎(Age 72)‎ Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Rebecca Perry ‎(I601)‎
Birth 2 October 1689 Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
Death before 21 October 1728 ‎(Age 39)‎ Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Silas Washburn ‎(I602)‎
Birth 11 February 1712/13 (22 February 1713) 30 23 Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Lemuel Washburn ‎(I603)‎
Birth 18 August 1714 31 24 Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Susanna Washburn ‎(I604)‎
Birth about 1717 34 27 Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Family Group Information   (F220)
Marriage Marriage 24 December 1711 Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA

Show Details Source: Francis Cooke of the Mayflower the First Five Generations
Publication: Mayflower Families Through Five Generations (vol. 12: Francis Cooke). 2008 rev. ed. 2nd printing. Picton Press, Rockland, Maine. 716pp.
Citation Details:  p. 260

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In July 1701 Jonathan Washbourne “Junr” of Bridgwater was in court and ordered to pay a fine of £5 and court costs or to be publicly whipped 20 stripes for “his abusive and uncivil behaviour to Elizabeth Canaday Late of said Bridgwater by Thrusting up or putting of a skunk under the Cloaths to her Naked Body And then saying he had Done the office of a midwife.” Isaac Harris Junr, of Bridgwater, was also fined for being an accessory to the act. Both defendants chose the fine over the “stripes.”‎[104]‎ Samuel Pratt, of Middleboro, and Isaac Harris, of Bridgwater, were sureties for Washbourne and Harris.‎[105]‎
Rebecca ‎(Perry)‎ Washburn died in ca. 1718. The will of Ezra Perry, of Sandwich, dated 21 Oct. 1728, mentions “the three children of my daughter Rebecca by her husband Jonathan Washburn.”‎[106]‎ Rebecca ‎(Freeman)‎ Perry deeded land in Namskaket and Middleborough, MA, to the children of her daughter Rebecca Washburn, deceased. Jonathan Washburn remarried to 2.) Rebecca Johnson, of Hingham, MA, on 17 Dec. 1719 in Boston, MA.‎[107]‎ It is not known if he had any other children by Rebecca Johnson, but none were recorded in Plymouth Co., MA.
In March 1735/6 Prince Hawse of Yarmouth, yeoman, filed suit against Jonathan Washburn, yeoman, Silas Washburn, and Lemuell Washburn, labourers, all of Bridgwater, for ejectment from a tract of land in “the Thousand Acres, formerly known as Govenour Princes and Major Josiah Winslows purchase” in Bridgwater that Howse had received in the division of the estate of Jerimiah House of Yarmouth, but that Washburn had entered and refused to yield. The Jury found for the plaintiff, but the Washburns entered an appeal. Cornelius Bennitt of Middleborough, “phisition” entered a similar suit against Jonathan Washburn, yeoman, Silas Washburn and Lemuell Washburn, labourers, for ejectment from the portion he had inherited.‎[108]‎ In Sept. 1736 Jonathan Washburn of Bridgwater, Innholder, received a license to sell liquor at retail.‎[109]‎
No death or probate records were found for Jonathan Washburn in Plymouth County, and he may have died in New York or New Jersey, since all three of his children apparently moved to that part of the country.
‎[104]‎ Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 1, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 6, p. 179. He was given the designation “Junr” to differentiate him from his uncle, Jonathan Washburn.
‎[105]‎ Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 1, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 6, p. 221.
‎[106]‎ Barnstable Co. Probate Records, Vol. 4, pp. 518, 535.
‎[107]‎ Per Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 388; Boston Marriages from 1700-1809, Municipal Printing Office, originally published as A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, Boston Marriages from 1700-1751, reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1977, p. 86, married by Sam. Checkley Esq., J.P.
‎[108]‎ Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 5, Court of Common Pleas, Session 5, p. 495-496.
‎[109]‎ Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 2, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 9, p. 75.

Source: Maltby Family Genealogy