You are right about your doubts. The will of John Washborne, of Wichenford, Worcestershire, England, who died in 1517, mentions no son named John Washborne, nor was a son named John mentioned in his inquisition post mortem. His primary heir was his grandson John Washborne, the son of his deceased eldest son, Robert Washborne, who inherited the Wichenford lands, married and lived there. Rev. James Davenport, in "The Washbourne Family of Little Washbourne and Wichenford," London, 1907, gives a full transcription of the will.
The Washburn lineage is only proven back to John and Emme Washborne, of Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England.
John Washborne, who died in Bengeworth in 1624, married Martha (Timbrell) Stevens. Her brother, John Timbrell, is mentioned in the wills of both John Washborne and Martha Washborne, and the will of Thomas Timbrell mentions his sister Martha Washborne, and her children.
John Washborne, husband of Martha, was born in Bengeworth in 1551. The date of his baptism was 31 Jan. 1551 in St. Peter's Parish, Bengeworth. Since his father, John Washborne, had married first to Jone Bushell on 27 April 1542 in St. Peter's Parish, and secondly to Jone Whitehead on 8 March or May 1561 in St. Peter's Parish, the son born in 1551 must have been by his first wife, Jone Bushell.
"Some Notes on the Evesham Branch of the Washbourne Family" by E.A.B. Barnard, 1914, is available as a reprint from Higginson Books, on-line at http://www.higginsonbooks.com/
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