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Isaac Johnson

Birthplace: Canterbury,Kent,England
Death: Died in Salem, Essex, Ma
Immediate Family:

Son of Abraham Johnson and Anna Johnson
Husband of Lady Arabella (Clinton) Johnson
Brother of William Johnson and Edward Johnson
Half brother of Elizabeth JOHNSON; Samuel JOHNSON; Ezekiel JOHNSON; Francis JOHNSON; Nathaniel JOHNSON and 3 others

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About Isaac Johnson

'Isaac Johnson (died 1630) was an English colonist in the New World, one of the founders of Massachusetts.

'He was the grandson of Archdeacon Robert Johnson, the founder of Oakham and Uppingham Schools, and a native of Clipsham, Rutland. In 1630 he accompanied John Winthrop to America, arrived at Salem on 12 June, and was one of the four who founded the first church at Charlestown on 30 July. The want of good water at Charlestown obliged them, on 7 September, to move to Shawmut, now Boston, which was settled under Johnson's supervision. He died at Boston on 30 September 1630, the richest man in the colony; his wife Arbella, daughter of Thomas Clinton, 3rd Earl of Lincoln, had died at Salem in August. It was in honour of her that the admiral ship of Winthrop's fleet, before called the Eagle, was renamed the Arbella.


  • This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Johnson, Isaac". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.


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  • 'Isaac Johnson1
  • 'M, #227808, d. August 1630
  • Last Edited=2 Apr 2007
  • ' Isaac Johnson married Arabella Clinton, daughter of Thomas Clinton, 3rd Earl of Lincoln and Elizabeth Knyvett.1 He died in August 1630 at Salem, Massachusetts, U.S.A..1
  • ' He lived at Clipsham, Rutland, England.1 He emigrated to New England, U.S.A., arriving on 1629.1
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 824. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
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  • Born: 1603
  • Died: ABT 27 Aug 1630, Salem, Massachussets, EEUU
  • Father: Thomas CLINTON FIENNES (3º E. Lincoln)
  • Mother: Elizabeth KNYVETT (C. Lincoln)
  • 'Married: Isaac JOHNSON (b. 1601- d. 1630)
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  • Thomas [Clinton], 11th Baron Clinton later 3rd Earl of Lincoln
  • born c. 1568
  • mar. aft. 21 Sep 1584 Elizabeth Knevitt, dau. and cohrss. of Sir Henry Knevitt, of Charlton, co. Wilts., by his wife Elizabeth Stumpe, dau. and hrss. of Sir James Stumpe, of Malmesbury, Wiltshire
  • children
    • 1. Hon Theophilus Clinton, later 4th Earl of Lincoln
    • 2. Hon Charles Clinton (d. aft. 25 Nov 1615)
    • 3. Hon Knevitt Clinton (d. aft. 25 Nov 1615)
    • 4. Hon John Clinton (d. aft. 25 Nov 1615)
    • 1. Lady Frances Clinton
    • '2. Lady Arabella Clinton (d. Aug 1630), mar. Isaac Johnson, of Clipsham, co. Rutland
    • 3. Lady Susan Clinton, mar. as his second wife John Humphrey, of Chaldon, co. Dorset, and had issue
    • 4. Lady Dorcas Clinton
    • 5. Lady Sara Clinton
    • 6. Lady Elizabeth Clinton
  • died 15 Jan 1618/9
  • suc. by son
  • note Member of Parliament for Great Grimsby 1601 and for Lincolnshire 1604-10; sum. to Parliament v.p. 8 Feb 1609/10 in his father's Barony of Clinton
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Isaac Johnson's Timeline

June 12, 1630
Age 30
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Gov. Winthrope brought 5,000 craftsmen and clergy establish the Massachusetts Bay Colony arriving Salem, June 12, 1630. Capt John Johnson quartermaster on the flag ship the Aaebella settled Roxbury MA, just over the hill from Boston. Rev Roger Willimas minister of Boston and his cousin Roger Mowry arrived the same day in the fleet on the ship Lyon and together settled Providence RI. by 1640.

September 30, 1630
Age 30
Salem, Essex, Ma
Age 30
Boston, Ma