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John Winthrop, II

Nicknames: "Jack"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Groton Manor, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Kings Chapel Burying Ground Boston Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Winthrop, Gov. of Massachusetts Colony and Mary Winthrop
Husband of Elizabeth Shirreffe READE; Martha Winthrop and Elizabeth Winthrop
Father of General Wait Still WINTHROP; Elizabeth Newman; Fitz-John Winthrop, Colonial Governor of Connecticut; Lucy Palmes; Waitstill Winthorp, Magistrate and 6 others
Brother of Henry Winthrop; Forth Winthrop; Anne Winthrop; Anne Winthrop and Mary Dudley
Half brother of Anne Lechmere; Anne Winthrop; Stephen Winthrop; Adam Winthrop, Sr; Deane Winthrop, I and 6 others

Occupation: Governor of Connecticut, Founder of New London, Connecticut, Gov. of Conneticutt Coloney, Gov. of Conn., GOV.
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About John Winthrop, II

John Jr. Winthrop Born 12 FEB 1605 Groton, Suffolk, England Marr 1635 St. Matthew, Friday St., Essex, England Died 1676 New London, CT

son of John Winthrop, Born 1587, England Marr 1605 Died 1649, MA and Mary Forth Born 1567 Died 1615

married Elizabeth Reade Born 1614 Wickford, Essex, England died 24 NOV 1672 - New London, CT; daughter of Edmund Reade born 1547, England Marr 1573 Died 1623, England and Elizabeth Cooke Born 1555 England died 1616

married second Margaret Winthrop born 1646 Massachusetts, marr 1665 - John Corwin Died 28 SEP 1697 - Boston, MA

Governor of CT

Nickname Fitz-John

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John Winthrop 1606-76, colonial governor in America, b. Groton, Suffolk, England; oldest son of John Winthrop (1588-1649). He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, became a lawyer, and emigrated to Massachusetts Bay in 1631. He returned to England in 1634 and in 1635 was commissioned governor of the new colony at Saybrook (now Deep River), Conn., just when other towns were being settled in the Connecticut valley; by agreement he was recognized for a year as titular governor of all. In 1646, Winthrop founded New London, and in 1657 and annually from 1659 to 1676 he was elected governor of Connecticut. After the Stuart restoration (1660), he obtained a charter (1662) that led to the union (1664) of Connecticut and New Haven colonies, and he governed the colony with an administration practically independent of England. He gathered a considerable library and by his interest in chemistry and other sciences helped to promote scientific study in the colonies. Elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1663, he became the first member resident in America.

Bibliography: See biographies by T. F. Waters (1899) and R. C. Black (1966); R. S. Dunn, Puritans and Yankees (1962, repr. 1971).

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John Winthrop (12 February 1606 – 6 April 1676), generally known as John Winthrop the Younger, was governor of Connecticut.

He was born in Groton, England, the son of John Winthrop, founding governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He was educated at the Bury St Edmunds grammar school and at Trinity College, Dublin and studied law for a short time after 1624 at the Inner Temple, London, accompanied the ill-fated expedition of the Duke of Buckingham for the relief of the Protestants of La Rochelle, and then travelled in Italy and the Levant, returning to England in 1629.

In 1631 he followed his father to Massachusetts and was one of the "assistants" in 1635, 1640 and 1641, and from 1644 to 1649. He was the chief founder of Agawam (now Ipswich, Massachusetts) in 1633, went to England in 1634, and in the following year returned as governor of both the in Connecticut Colony and the Saybrook Colony[1] under the Saye and Sele patent, sending out the party which built the fort at Saybrook at the mouth of the Connecticut River. He then lived for a time in Massachusetts where he devoted himself to the study of science and attempted to interest the settlers in the development of the colony's mineral resources.

He was again in England in 1641–1643, and on his return established iron works at Lynn and Braintree, Massachusetts. In 1645 he obtained a title to lands in southeastern Connecticut and founded there in 1646 what is now New London, whither he removed in 1650. In 1650 Winthrop built a grist mill in the town and was granted a monopoly on the trade for as long as he or his heirs maintained the mill. This was one of the first monopolies granted in New England.[2] He became one of the magistrates of Connecticut in 1651; in 1657–1658 was governor of the colony; and in 1659 again became governor, being annually re-elected until his death. In 1662 he obtained in England the charter by which the colonies of Connecticut and New Haven were united. Besides being Governor of Connecticut, he was also in 1675 one of the commissioners of the United Colonies of New England. While in England he was elected to a Fellow of the newly organized Royal Society, to whose Philosophical Transactions he contributed two papers, "Some Natural Curiosities from New England," and "Description, Culture and Use of Maize." He died on 6 April 1676 in Boston, where he had gone to attend a meeting of the commissioners of the United Colonies of New England.[3]

A great-granddaughter, Rebecca Winthrop (1712–1776), married Gudron Saltonstall, Jr. (1708–1785), son of Governor of Connecticut Gurdon Saltonstall (1666–1724) of the Massachusetts Nathaniel Saltonstall family. Gudron and Rebecca were the parents of Dudley Saltonstall (1738–1796).

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His correspondence with the Royal Society was published in series I, vol. xvi. of the Massachusetts Historical Society's Proceedings. See T. F. Waters's Sketch of the Life of John Winthrop the Younger (Ipswich, Mass., 1899).

This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.

1.^ http://www.oldsaybrookchamber.com/Content/Saybrook_History.asp

2.^ Technical World Magazine. Armour Institute of Technology. 1910. pp. 96–97. http://books.google.com/books?id=zqAEAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA96&dq=technical+world+magazine+john+winthrop. Retrieved 23 June, 2009.

3.^ Waters, Thomas Franklin (1899). A sketch of the life of John Winthrop, the Younger. Cambridge, MA: Ipswich Historical Society. p. 75. OCLC 13130747. http://books.google.com/books?id=MrcCAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA75#v=onepage. Retrieved 2010-01-07.

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A sketch of the life of John Winthrop, the younger: founder of Ipswich ... By Thomas Franklin Waters, Robert Charles Winthrop

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John Winthrop: America's forgotten founding father By Francis J. Bremer

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John Winthrop (12 February 1606 – 26 March 1676), generally known as John Winthrop the Younger, was governor of Connecticut.

He was born in Groton, England, as the son of John Winthrop, the founding governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He was educated at the Bury St Edmunds grammar school and at Trinity College, Dublin, studied law for a short time after 1624 at the Inner Temple, London, accompanied the ill-fated expedition of the Duke of Buckingham for the relief of the Protestants of La Rochelle, and then travelled in Italy and the Levant, returning to England in 1629.

In 1631 he followed his father to Massachusetts, and was one of the "assistants" in 1635, 1640 and 1641, and from 1644 to 1649. He was the chief founder of Agawam (now Ipswich, Massachusetts) in 1633, went to England in 1634, and in the following year returned as governor, for one year, of Connecticut, under the Saye and Sele patent, sending out the party which built the fort at Saybrook, at the mouth of the Connecticut river. He then lived for a time in Massachusetts, where he devoted himself to the study of science and attempted to interest the settlers in the development of the colony's mineral resources.

He was again in England in 1641-1643, and on his return established iron works at Lynn and Braintree, Massachusetts. In 1645 he obtained a title to lands in southeastern Connecticut, and founded there in 1646 what is now New London, whither he removed in 1650. In 1650 Winthrop built a grist mill in the town and was granted a monopoly on the trade for as long as he or his heirs maintained the mill. This was one of the first monopolies granted in New England.[1] He became one of the magistrates of Connecticut in 1651; in 1657-1658 was governor of the colony; and in 1659 again became governor, being annually re-elected until his death. In 1662 he obtained in England the charter by which the colonies of Connecticut and New Haven were united. Besides being governor of Connecticut, he was also in 1675 one of the commissioners of the United Colonies of New England. While in England he was elected to membership in the newly organized Royal Society, to whose Philosophical Transactions he contributed two papers, "Some Natural Curiosities from New England," and "Description, Culture and Use of Maize." He died on 5 April 1676 in Boston, whither he had gone to attend a meeting of the commissioners of the United Colonies of New England.

A great-granddaugther Rebecca Winthrop {1712-1776} married Gudron Saltonstall Jr {1708-1785} son of Governor of Connecticut [Gurdon Saltonstall] {1666-1724} of the Massachusetts Nathaniel Saltonstall family. Gudron and Rebecca were the parents of Dudley Saltonstall {1738-1796}.

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John WINTHROP [Parents] was born on 12 Feb 1606 in Groton Manor, Suffolk, England. He was christened on 5 Apr 1676 in , , , Connecticut. He died on 5 Apr 1676 in Groton, , Ct. He was buried in Kings Chapel, Boston, Ma, Am. He married Elizabeth READE on 12 Feb 1635 in St. Matthew, Friday Street, Essex, England. He had other parents.

According to this family chart, he was adopted by his brother.

Elizabeth READE was born in 1615/1616 in Wickford, Essex, England. She was christened on 17 Nov 1614 in Wickford, Essex, England. She died on 24 Nov 1672 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. She was buried in New London, Conn. She married John WINTHROP on 12 Feb 1635 in St. Matthew, Friday Street, Essex, England.

They had the following children:

		F	i	 Elizabeth WINTHROP was born on 24 Jul 1636 in , Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. She was christened on 3 Jul 1636 in , Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. She died on 7 Dec 1716 in , Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
		M	ii	 Fitz John WINTHROP was born on 14 Mar 1638 in Boston, Or Ipswich, Suffolk, Massachusetts. He died in 1707 in Connecticut.
		F	iii	 Lucy WINTHROP was born on 28 Jan 1640 in , Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. She died on 24 Nov 1676.
		M	iv	 Wait-Still WINTHROP was born on 27 Feb 1642. He died on 7 Nov 1717.
		F	v	 Mary WINTHROP was born on 15 Sep 1644 in Dedham, Norfolk, Mass. She was christened on 15 Sep 1644 in , Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. She died in 1653 in (dy).
		F	vi	 Margaret WINTHROP was born in 1646 in Of, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. She died on 30 Nov 1711 in Boston, Massachusetts.
		F	vii	 Martha WINTHROP was born in 1648 in , Pequot, , Connecticut. She died on 27 Sep 1712.
		F	viii	 Anne WINTHROP was born about 1650 in , Pequot, , Connecticut. She died on 27 Jun 1704 in (sp).
		M	ix	 WINTHROP was born about 1652 in , Pequot, , Connecticut.

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-------------------- Known as John Winthrop the Younger, John immigrated in 1631. He was born in Groton Manor, England and was educated at Bury St. Edmunds and Trinity College. John was Governor of Connecticut.

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Gov. John Winthrop's Timeline

1606
February 12, 1606
Groton Manor, Suffolk, England
1632
1632
Age 25
Massachusetts
1635
February 12, 1635
Age 29
England
1636
July 24, 1636
Age 30
Boston, Suffolk, Massachussetts
1638
March 14, 1638
Age 32
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts
1640
January 28, 1640
Age 33
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts
1642
February 27, 1642
Age 36
Boston, Suffolk, Massachussetts
February 27, 1642
Age 36
Boston, Suffolk County, MA, USA
1644
September 15, 1644
Age 38
Boston, Massachusetts
1646
1646
Age 39
Pequot, Connecticut