|Birthplace:||Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts|
|Death:||Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts|
|Managed by:||Trevor R. Shelly|
About Fitz-John Winthrop
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.
Fitz-John Winthrop, Colonial Governor of Connecticut's Timeline
March 14, 1638
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts
Governor of CT
November 27, 1707
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
served under Monck in Scotland