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First Reading

M.Stolzenbach  •  Link

Col. Henry Washington appears to have been a descendant (4th generation) of the same family (in another branch) as the American General George Washington (7th generation).


One genealogy page states "Col. Henry Washington ... held Worcester of the King and fought for him at Edgehill in 1642."

An English Civil War re-enactment page mentions a group called Col. Henry Washington's Dragoons. So perhaps you can still fight for him if you want to!


Third Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Brief Life History of Henry Washington (1615 - 1664)

When Col. Henry Washington was born on 21 March ,1615, in Worcestershire, his father, William Washington, was 23 and his mother, Lady Anne Villiers, was 29. He was the eldest son and heir.
He married Elizabeth about 1638, in Worcestershire. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters:
Mary Washington 1639–1681
Penelope Washington 1643–1697
Katherine Washington 1645–?
Elizabeth Washington 1647–?

He died on 9 March 1664, in England, at the age of 48, and was buried in Richmond, Surrey.


Col. Henry Washington, baptised 21 March 1615, was the son of Sir William Washington and Anne, daughter of Sir George Villiers (c. 1550–1605).
[So she was a half-sister of the 1st Duke of Buckingham! - SDS]

Col. Henry fought in the English Civil War and was [the Royalist - SDS] Governor of Worcester in 1646.
He died in March 1664, and was buried at Richmond, Surrey.

Washington married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Pakington, 1st Baronet.

Elizabeth Pakington Washington survived Col. Henry, and married Samuel Sandys of Ombersley.

Col Henry and Lady Elizabeth Pakington Washington had 4 daughters who survived him, Mary (died 1681), Cathrine whose married name was Forster, and two others.

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