Fitz-John Winthrop (1638 - 1707) MP

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Nicknames: "Fitz"
Birthplace: Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
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About Fitz-John Winthrop

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Fitz-John Winthrop (14 March 1637, Ipswich, Massachusetts, – 27 November 1707, Boston) was the governor of the Colony of Connecticut from 1698 to 1707.


Winthrop's parents were John Winthrop the Younger and Elizabeth (Reade) Winthrop. Winthrop was sent to Harvard, but failed the entrance examination. In 1658 he went to England, volunteering to serve in the army of the future King Charles II. When Richard Cromwell was removed and the monarchy restored, the army was disbanded. Winthrop, however, remained in England and was still in London when his father presented his petition for the establishment of a Connecticut colony.


Winthrop was buried in the King's Chapel Burying Ground in Boston, Massachusetts. His funeral service was conducted by Cotton Mather, who called his sermon there Winthropi justa.

-------------------- Children: Sarah Culver (born Winthrop), John Winthrop, Mary Livingston (born Winthrop)

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Fitz-John Winthrop, Colonial Governor of Connecticut's Timeline

1638
March 14, 1638
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts
1670
1670
Age 31
Massachussetts
1698
1698
- 1707
Age 59
Governor of CT
1707
November 27, 1707
Age 69
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
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