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.


A documented biography of Robert, with a summary of records relating to his family (including Rebecca’s parentage), is in Alicia Crane Williams, Early New England Families, 1641–1700, 2 vols. to date (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015–9), 2:374-9. 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 23 February 2020.
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