Edward Winslow (scholar)

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Edward Winslow's former home is now the Mayflower House Museum, Plymouth, Massachusetts (1754)
Edward Winslow, Old Burying Ground, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Edward's brother John Winslow

Edward Winslow (7 June 1714 – 8 June 1784) was a loyalist who was a government official in Boston until he moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1776 during the American Revolution. He was the great grandson of Mayflower Pilgrim Edward Winslow. During Father Rale's War, Winslows older brother Josiah was given the command of Fort St. George (Thomaston, Maine) and was killed by natives of the Wabanaki Confederacy in the Northeast Coast Campaign (1724). He was also the father of loyalist Edward Winslow.

He was originally from Plymouth and became the Clerk of the Court, Register of Probate, and Collector of the Port. He built his home in 1754 in Plymouth, which is now preserved as a museum.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]

Winslow was buried with great honor. His pall-bearers included Sir John Wentworth, General Edmund Fanning, Lt. Governor John Parr, Hon. Arthur Goold, Brigadier-General John Small, Hon. Judge Foster Hutchinson and Henry Lloyd.[13] He is buried in the Old Burying Ground (Halifax, Nova Scotia). His tombstone is inscribed in part "his fortune suffered shipwreck in the storm of civil war", the "civil war" being the American Revolution in which American Patriots were fighting American Loyalists.[14]

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  1. ^ https://archive.org/stream/americanloyalist00sabiuoft#page/711/mode/1up/search/halifax
  2. ^ "The American loyalists : or, Biographical sketches of adherents to the British crown in the war of the revolution, alphabetically arranged, with a preliminary historical essay". p. 711. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  3. ^ Father of Edward Winslow (loyalist) who was one of the founders of New Brunswick; his former home now belongs to the Mayflower House Museum
  4. ^ Winslow's tombstone is inscribed in part "his fortune suffered shipwreck in the storm of civil war", the "civil war" being the American Revolution, American Patriots fighting American Loyalists.
  5. ^ "Chapters in the history of Halifax, Nova Scotia: Rhode Island Settlers in Hants County, Nova Scotia: Alexander McNutt the Colonizer". p. 786. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  6. ^ "Winslow memorial : family records of the Winslows and their descendants in America, with the English ancestry as far as known. Kenelm Winslow ..." Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  7. ^ "Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society". Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  8. ^ Edward Winslow (ancestor of Edward Morrissey, Past President of Halifax - Dartmouth Branch of UELAC
  9. ^ Adams, J. (1965). Legal Papers of John Adams. 1. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  10. ^ Shipton, C.K. (1995). New England Life in the Eighteenth Century: Representative Biographies from Sibley's Harvard Graduates. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. p. 261. ISBN 9780674612518. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  11. ^ "The Loyalists of Massachusetts and the other side of the American Revolution". Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  12. ^ "The Loyalists of Massachusetts and the other side of the American Revolution". p. 436. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  13. ^ https://archive.org/stream/1913t19chaptersinhistor00eatouoft#page/312/mode/1up
  14. ^ Old Burying Ground