Gov.   John Winthrop

Gov. John Winthrop

Male 1588 - 1649  (61 years)

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  • Name Gov. John Winthrop  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Born 23 Jan 1588  Edwardstone, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Mar 1649  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12
    • Age 11 Months
    Buried 03 Apr 1649  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6, 12
    Person ID I1356  Clark-Hart
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2017 

    Father Adam Winthrop,   b. 10 Aug 1548, Groton, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1623, Groton, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Browne,   b. 15 Jan 1558, Edwardstone, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1629, Groton, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 20 Feb 1579  Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Family ID F820  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Winthrop Forth,   b. 01 Jan 1583, Great Stambridge, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1615, Groton, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1605  Great Stambridge, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 6
    Children 
     1. Harry Winthrop,   b. 10 Jun 1608, Groton, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jul 1630, Salem Harbor, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)  [natural]
     2. Mary Winthrop,   b. 1612, Groton, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1643, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)  [natural]
     3. Forth Winthrop,   b. 30 Dec 1609, Great Stambridge, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1630, Groton, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)  [natural]
     4. CT Gov. John Winthrop, Jr,   b. 12 Feb 1605, Groton, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Apr 1676, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     5. Anne Winthrop,   b. 08 Aug 1614, Groton, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1615, Groton, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F474  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Thomasine Clopton,   b. 1582, Castleins, Groton, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Dec 1616, Groton, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 06 Dec 1615  Groton, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F821  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Martha Rainsborough,   b. 1617, St Mary Whitechapel, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1660, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 04 Dec 1647  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Joshua Winthrop,   b. 12 Dec 1648, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1651, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F822  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Margaret Tyndal,   b. 1591, Great Maplestead, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1647, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 29 Apr 1618  Great Maplestead, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Sarah Winthrop,   b. 29 Jun 1634, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1634, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     2. Samuel Winthrop,   b. 26 Aug 1627, Groton Manor, Edwardstone, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1674, West Indies Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)  [natural]
     3. William Winthrop,   b. 14 Aug 1632, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1632, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     4. Stephen Winthrop,   b. 24 Mar 1619, Groton Manor, Edwardstone, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1658, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)  [natural]
     5. Anne Winthrop,   b. 29 Apr 1630, Groton Manor, Edwardstone, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1631, Lyon, Heading Mass, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     6. Adam Winthrop,   b. 07 Apr 1620, Groton, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1652, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)  [natural]
     7. Nathaniel Winthrop,   b. 20 Feb 1625, Groton Manor, Edwardstone, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1625, Groton, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     8. Deane Winthrop,   b. 23 Mar 1623, Groton, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1704, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F823  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jan 1588 - Edwardstone, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Apr 1605 - Great Stambridge, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 06 Dec 1615 - Groton, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Apr 1618 - Great Maplestead, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 04 Dec 1647 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Mar 1649 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 03 Apr 1649 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Groton Hall
    Groton Hall
    Home of John Winthrop, prior to his sailing to New England in 1630.
    John Winthrop
    John Winthrop
    Founder Massachusetts Bay Colony

  • Notes 
    • From THE ENGLISH ANCESTRAL HOMES OF THE FOUNDERS OF CAMBRIDGE



      BY J. GARDNER BARTLETT


      Let us first consider the ten original founders of 1631, beginning with Gov. John Winthrop, who did not actually settle here although he erected a house, which he soon took down and removed to Boston. The Winthrop family probably derived their name from one of two parishes, Winthorpe, co. Nottingham, or Winthorpe, co. Lincoln. Gov. John Winthrop, lord of the manor of Groton in Suffolk, was born 12 Jan. 1587/8, son of Adam Winthrop, a lawyer of distinction, and grandson of another Adam Winthrop, the founder of the family fortunes, who was born in 1498, amassed wealth as a clothmaker in London, and in 1544 bought from the Crown the manor of Groton, where he settled. This manor had been seized by Henry VIII in 1539 from the Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds; thousands of mercantile families, like the Winthrops, became landed gentry about this time by purchasing from the Crown the vast estates sequestered all over England at the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539. In 1630 John Winthrop emigrated to New England as governor of the Massachusetts Colony, selling the manor of Groton that year.

      Groton Church is a small but fine stone structure, part of which was built in the thirteenth century. In the chancel is a memorial brass to the Adam Winthrop who bought the manor and died 9 Nov. 1562; and about forty years ago Gov. Winthrop's distinguished descendant, Hon. Robert C. Winthrop, installed in the chancel a large and beautiful stained glass window in memory of the governor. In the churchyard and against the corner formed by the outside walls of the chancel and south aisle may still be seen an altar tomb over the grave of Adam Winthrop, father of the governor. The Groton manor house occupied by the Winthrops was destroyed by fire soon after it was sold by the governor, but its location near a very ancient mulberry tree is still discernible. I recall with much pleasure the cordial hospitality I received on three visits to Groton from Rev. Mr. Wayman, who has been rector of the parish since 1872. Groton, Mass., and Groton, Conn., were named for the old English parish.

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      Record for Mary Forth

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      Record for Adam Winthrop

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