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Capt. John WINDER

Male 1635 - 1698  (63 years)


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  • Name John WINDER  [1
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born 1635  , , Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Migrated 1665  Manokin, , Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Located in what became Somerset county in 1666
    Occupation 28 Aug 1665  [3, 4
    Justice Of Peace 
    Occupation 12 Nov 1665  , , Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Commissioner 
    • Location in what became Somerset county in 1666.
    Occupation 22 Aug 1666  , Somerset, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Commissioner 
    Probate 23 Sep 1698  [3
    Died 23 Sep 1698  , Somerset, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Property Sep 1863  Pembertons Goodwill, Somerset, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 700 acres
    Occupation Planter  [3
    Residence , Sussex, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _UID A724AFEDC2ED4A42BB89D638D01361CA025C 
    Person ID I220  WinderWonderland
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2015 

    Family Bridgett MEADOR,   b. Abt 1644,   d. Bef 1698  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married 1663-1664  , , , England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Children 
     1. Susan WINDER,   b. 9 Dec 1664, , , Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1674, Wicocomico, Somerset, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)
     2. Major Thomas WINDER,   b. 26 Apr 1666, Manokin, Somerset, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1705, , Northumberland, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     3. Elizabeth WINDER,   b. 4 Jan 1668, Manokin, Somerset, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Meriam WINDER,   b. 27 Mar 1673, , Somerset, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. John Thomas WINDER,   b. 7 Mar 1676, Wicocomico, Somerset, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1716, , Somerset, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     6. William WINDER,   b. 20 Oct 1679, Wicocomico, Somerset, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1710, , Northumberland, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2006 
    Family ID F137  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Source: The winders of Lorton, in "Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society" Vol.XII.pp.439-57: Vol.XIV ,pp 198-207: VolXv,pp 229-38.
      Lieutenant Colonel John Winder, believed to have been a descendant of the Winders of Lorton,Cumberland,England,died a resident of Somerset County,Maryland, between May 24,1698, the date of his will, and September 23,1698, when it was proved. He bequeathed to his son John three hundred acres of land,"Keckatan Close on the west side of Kickawaxen,"land "binding on Thomas Winde's plantation," and another seventy-five acre tract ,unnamed: while to his son William he left land called "Pemberton's Good Will." It is asserted that he first settled in the Northern Neck of Virginia, but the earliest authentic records of him are those of his appointments as justice of the peace August 28,1665: again ,for Somerset County at the time of its erection,August ,22,1666, and again in 1669. On February 23,1665-66, he was made commissioner of the Eastern Shore Of Maryland.
      John Winder was granted ,July 10,1665, two hundred acres of land on the back creek of Manokin River, to which was given the name "Winder"s Purchase".
      The warrant for this was made in the rights of John Winder,Bridgett Winder,Suzanne Winder,Daniel Heast,Martin Moore,John Okey, Richard Price,John Daw,and Mary Gore. In November,1672, John Winder,of Somerset County,Maryland,proved his rights to two hundred acres of land for transporting to that province four persons:Thomas Relfe* (note below), Thomas Quarteman, William Walter,and Ann Boyden.
      *Thomas Relfe, of Cockermouth,"who married in 1711-12,Barbara,daughter of William Williams of Johnby Hall. whose sister Lettice married John Winder,Esq., Barrister-at law(eldest son of John Winder,gent.of Lorton, who died 1696.)"
      John Winder received another patent, March 25,1676, for one thousand one hundred acres of land called "Winder"s Neck," in what is now Sussex County,Delaware
      John Winder was a Sargeant in an expedition against the Nanticoke Indians in 1678: a lieutenant in 1680,Capitan in 1682, and "Captaine of a Troop of Horse" in 1689. He was also a commissioner of trade in 1683. At his house ,in 1687, was held a meeting for a treaty with the Nanticoke Indians, and November of that year he was one of the signers of the "Declaration of Submission" to William and Mary.
      John Winder owned a shallop on the Potomac River.
      In conveyances made in 1697, he is styled as lieutenant colonel. The records of the Maryland Board of Trade, Minutes of the Council, Port of Annapolis, October 20,1697, have this entry: A return of Somersett Co. Justices dated 15th ult: setting forth, that both of the said Justices, viz:Lieut:Coll: Jno. Winder and Mr.Jno Woolford lay in such a weak condition that they could not attend the Court, and that Mr. Thomas Dixon was pressed upon and desired to attend the said Coll: Winder at his house, and in order to get sworn, but failing therein, ye county seems at present to be without justices.

      29 Jan 1866 Registered Cattle Mark in Somerset Co, MD [2]
    • (Research): Info was gathered in a combined effort of Christine Grimes Thacker, Joyce Boyett, and Christine Knudson. 1997,98,99.

  • Sources 
    1. [S71] John Winder and Descendants of Maryland and Virginia, Elizabeth Hogg Ironmonger, (Salt Lake City, 1990).

    2. [S72] Christine Thacker, Descendants of John Winder posted on Winder website (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S60] Winders of America, Robert Winder Johnson, (Lippincott Co, Philadelphia, 1902), Chart V (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S60] Winders of America, Robert Winder Johnson, (Lippincott Co, Philadelphia, 1902), Pg. 87 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S151] Maryland Eastern Shore Vital Records 1648-1725, F. Edward Wright, (Family Line Publications, Silver Spring MD, 1982 ,).


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