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Simon Winch was born about 1575 probably in Berkshire England, possibly Bray.     It is not known who his parents were. 

He married Ellen Logan about 1604.  She was the daughter of Simon Logan, Lord of Strode Hall Manor.  These were old families of Berks made up of Yeoman and Gentlemen.  The information about the family is written in The Passmores in American: A Quaker Family Through Six Generations by Robert Houston Smith

          Simon and Ellen Winch' known children are:
          1.  EllenWinch, born between 1605-1611, she wed Thomas Passmore and died 1652.
          2.  Anne Winch, born 1610, she wed Henry Sowthen yeoman of Burnham, Berks Feb. 18, 1631/2 from London Marriage Licences 1521-1869 by Joseph L. Chester and                   John Ward Dean.

           There are a number of references to Simon Winch in The History and Antiquities of the Hundred of Bray, in the county of Berkshire.  Page 99 notes that Simon Winch                    rented Budds, the ancestral home of the Budd family, for 31 years at a rent of 40 pounds a year.

          It is not known when either Simon Winch or his wife Ellen died, or where they are buried.  However, in 1650, Richard Winch was listed as Gentlemen of Fifeld, Bray                            Parish.  There were a number of Winch listed in the 1650 Rentals due to the Parish Bray.  We do not know their connection to Simon Winch, yet.  They Include:
           Richard Winch Jr. - Manor of Bray
           Richard Winch - Gentlemen of Fifield House
           William Winch - Manor of Bray
           John Winch, Sr. - Manor ob Bray
           Richard Winch of Altwood
           Richard Winch of Braywicke
           John Winch of Braywicke
           Thomas Winch of Maidenhead  

          There was a "Visitation" made in 1665-6 noted in The Four Visitations of Berkshres, by Thomas Benolt.  on page 44, "Fifeld in Bray parish, was Simon Winch gentleman, Entr. 
          I'm not sure what Entr. means. It may be there plea was entered, or perhaps their fee was entered. His age was given to be 30 something.  So he was probably our Simon's                  grandson.

         A visitation was a tour of inspection to establish the right of a person to bear arms.  Simon was turned down in this visitation because of a better claim.




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