1st U.S. President
- 4th Generation — Great-grandfather of George Washington
- Ahnentafel No:
- Lawrence Washington
- Amphyllis Twigden
- Birth Date:
- ABT 1634
- Birth Location:
- Purleigh, Essex, England
- Christening Date:
- Christening Location:
- Death Date:
- from 14 Aug 1677 to 26 Sep 1677
- Death Location:
- Washington Parish, Westmoreland, Virginia
- Burial Date:
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- Spouse Name:
- Anne Pope
- Marriage Date:
- 1 Dec 1658
- Marriage Location:
- Westmoreland Co., Virginia
- Lawrence Washington
- It is said that John Washington arrived in Virginia in 1658 in a ship owned by Edward Prescott and commanded by Captain John Greene. On the voyage, a passenger named Elizabeth Richardson was suspected of being a witch by Captain Greene and his sailors. She was hung and her body tossed into the sea. Washington later received a summons to appear in court as a witness to the execution.
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Sources for John Washington
- 1 The American Genealogist, New Haven, Connecticut: D. L. Jacobus (issues newer than 5 years not online), 1975, Vol. 51, pp. 167-168, New England Historic Genealogical Society (Online Database).
- 2 Fiske, John, Old Virginia and Her Neighbours, Cambridge: The Riverside Press (1902), 31.
- 3 Hoppin, Charles Arthur, The Washington Ancestry: and Records of the McClain, Johnson, and Forty Other Colonial American Families, Greenfield, Ohio: Privately Printed (1932), Vol. 1, pp. 340, 391, Ancestry.com (Online Database).
- 4 Kennedy, Mary Selden, Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families, Volume 1, New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Company (1911), 344.
- 5 King, George Harrison Sanford, Marriages of Richmond County, Virginia 1668-1853, Fredericksburg, Virginia: G.H.S. King (1964), 269.
- 6 Ritchie, Anne Reed, Supplement - Corrections and Additions to Major Francis Wright and Ann Washington, with Allied Families, Milwaukie, Oregon: A.R. Ritchie (c1979), 80, FamilySearch.org (Online Database).
- 7 Roberts, Gary Boyd, comp., Ancestors of American Presidents, Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society (2009), 430, 567, 663.
- 8 Watson, Annah Robinson, Of Sceptred Race, Memphis, TN: Early Printing and Publishing Company (1910), 82, Google Books (Digital Library).
- 9 Wikipedia, "John Washington", (accessed 11/10/2013).