1st U.S. President
- Great-grandfather of George Washington — 4th Generation
- 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:
- Burial Location:
- Spouse Name:
- Anne Pope
- Marriage Date:
- BEF Jan 1658
- Marriage Location:
- prob. Westmoreland County, Virginia
Lawrence Washington (Ahnentafel No:4 )
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 History of the George Washington Bicentennial Celebration, Volume 3 , Washington, D.C.: United States George Washington Bicentennial Commission (1932) , 582, Google Books (Digital Library).
- 2 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).
- 3 Fiske, John , Old Virginia and Her Neighbours , Cambridge: The Riverside Press (1902) , 31.
- 4 Hoppin, Charles Arthur , The Washington Ancestry: and Records of the McClain, Johnson, and Forty Other Colonial Americ an Families , Greenfield, Ohio: Privately Printed (1932) , Vol. 1, pp. 340, 391, Ancestry.com (Online Database).
- 5 Kennedy, Mary Selden , Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families, Volume 1 , New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Company (1911) , 344.
- 6 King, George Harrison Sanford , Marriages of Richmond County, Virginia 1668-1853 , Fredericksburg, Virginia: G.H.S. King (1964) , 269.
- 7 Ritchie, Anne Reed , Supplement - Corrections and Additions to Major Francis Wright and Ann Washington, with Allie d Families , Milwaukie, Oregon: A.R. Ritchie (c1979) , 80, FamilySearch.org (Online Database).
- 8 Roberts, Gary Boyd, comp. , Ancestor s of American Presidents , Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society (2009) , 430, 567, 663.
- 9 Watson, Annah Robinson , Of Sceptred Race , Memphis, TN: Early Printing and Publishing Company (1910) , 82, Google Books (Digital Library).
- 10 Wikipedia , "John Washington" , (accessed 11/10/2013).