Kenelm Winslow was a joiner who came to this country in 1631. He was one of five sons of Edward Winslow, Sr. and Magdelyn Ollyver of Droitwich, England. Edward Jr. and Gilbert were passengers on the Mayflower and they were followed by Kenelm, Josiah and John. Carpenters and joiners were in great demand since most immigrants could not bring furniture with them from England and those that could bring a piece or two still needed more once they arrived. From chests to chairs to coffins, every family would need something.
An article in Antiques and Fine Arts Magazine provides the following information about Kenelm:
Evidence of Kenelm's London training is present in the Master's and Wardens' account books kept by the company from 1621 to 1828. In the relevant account citation the text reads: "Item [received] of Kenelme Winslowe late the apprentice of Abraham Worthington a silver spoone and for his admission iij s iiij d" [3 shillings, 4 pence]. It was standard practice for an apprentice finishing his time to make a payment to the Company, along with a gift of a spoon.
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|Droitwich, Worcestershire, England|
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