2893. Windsor


  1. Robert Windsor (d. 1679) m. Rebecca Scottow (1626–1698); Boston, Mass.
  2. Constance Windsor (1657–aft. 1701) m. (1) ca. 1675 William Palfrey (1659–bef. 1701); Boston, Mass.


The Early New England Families Study Project of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, under the direction of Alicia Crane Williams, has now produced an authoritative new biography of this immigrant ancestor, which includes the documentation for placing Robert’s wife in the Scottow family. This work has superseded my own research, dating to 2003–4. The new biography is available mainly to members of the society and subscribing libraries: Robert Winsor/Windsor, Early Families of New England, online <http://www.americanancestors.org/databases/early-families-of-new-england/image/?volumeId=32108> (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 11 Sept. 2015). The key reference for Rebecca’s parentage is the diary of Samuel Sewall for 29 January 1697/8, where he wrote, Joseph Perce and the widow Windsor, Capt Scottos sister, lye dead. Days earlier, Sewall had served as one of the pallbearers at Capt. Joshua Scottow’s funeral: M. Halsey Thomas, ed., The Diary of Samuel Sewall, 1674–1729, Newly Edited from the Manuscripts in the Massachusetts Historical Society, 2 vols. (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1973), 1:385-6.

Related surnames

723. Palfrey · 5787. Scottow

Created 23 September 2013; last updated 4 October 2015.
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