About Mary Lathroppe (Salte)
Mary Salte was born Abt. 1556 in Yoxall, Staffordshire, England ,, and died 1588 in Etton, Yorkshire, England ,, Burial: January 06, 1588/89, Etton, East Riding, Yorkshire, England.
Parents: daughter of Robert Salte, of Yoxall and of Ganch, his wife, daughter of John St. Andrew, of Gotham County, of Nottingham.
- Thomas Lathropp de Bramshall, of Leighe (Lee), Staffordshire, son of John Lathropp, of Staffordshire, and Alice, daughter of Robert Lilly of Torksey, Lincoln County. 
- Nicholas (b. 1582)
- Jane who married Francis Whitcomb of Berwick
- Jane (again)
The will of this Thomas is dated at Leighe, also Lee, May 21, 1614. In it he first provides that his body is to be buried in the church of Leighe. He makes a bequest to his wife Mary, conditioned by her marrying; to Ralphe, his third Son, a minor; to Nicholas, his eldest son; to Humphrey, his second son; to his sister, Jane Whitcomb; to his brother, Robert Lowthroppe; to his cousin, George Henshewe; to his godsons, Henry Hill and Nicholas Wright; to Parnel Sherret, mayd; to two children of Catherine Shipton; to Mr. Edward Holbeighe, Lincolnshire; to Alice Swanns, late Alice Milnchouse, in receipt of my part of X trees which my cosen Salte had of Lawrence Milnchouse; to poor people of Yoxall; to John Jackson and to Francis Rate, the last two to distribute his gift to the poor of Yoxall.
Huntington continues, listing ten children, viz.; Thomas; Robert; Nicholas, born in 1582; Humphrey; Ralph; Jane, who married Francis Whitcomb of Berwick; Samuel, who was living in 1664.; Elizabeth; Jane (again); and Mary. 
- Huntington, E B. A Genealogical Memoir of the Lo-Lathrop Family in This Country: Embracing the Descendants, As Far As Known, of the Rev. John Lothropp, of Scituate and Barnstable, Mass., and Mark Lothrop, of Salem and Bridgewater, Mass., and the First Generation of Descendants of Other Names. Ridgefield, Conn: M. Huntington, 1884.
- op. cit. (Huntington): pgs. 17-22.
About Mary Salte (or Howell):
She is NOT Rev. John Lathrop's mom.)
Olive Hoffman on the LATHROP-L@rootsweb.com mailing list warns us about the mistake concerning Mary Salte or Howell:
"The reader is cautioned against Gustave Anjou's "LOTHROP FAMILY RECORDS IN
ENGLAND FROM 1480 - 1685".
Many statements made in the above mentioned publication cannot be verified in original sources and Anjous' works are largely discredited. A serious error found in Anjou that has since been perpetuated in other works is that Thomas Lothrope, father of the Rev John married as his 2nd wife Mary Salte, daughter of Robert Salte of Yoxall, Staffordshire, thus making Mary allegedly the mother of (Rev) John Lathrop. There is a Mary Salte that married a Thomas "Lathrop", but upon investigation that Thomas "Lathrop" was living in Leigh, Staffordshire, in 1614 and had children Nicholas, Humphrey, Ralph, and Jane, w/o Francis Whitcomb.
The father of Rev. John was Thomas of Etton, Yorkshire. He was buried at Etton 9 Oct. 1606 and he had NO sons named Nicholas, Humphrey or Ralph. His 2nd wife Maud (NOT Mary) was buried at Etton on 6 June 1588
(All other printed works I have found mistakenly call her Mary, and give a burial date of 6 Jan 1588. Yes same year, but different month and day.)
Also on the topic of Rev John's mom, Candace Lazzaro writes
"... I found an article in the Oct. 1995 issue of The American Genealogist #280, Vol. 70, No. 4 called "Lothrop and House Entries in the Parish Registers of Eastwell,Kent." by Clifford L. Stott. Mr. Stott says that Maud __?__ was John's mother, not Mary Howell or Mary Salte. He remarks that Gustave Anjou's "Lothrop Family Records i England from 1840 to 1685" was the source that started the controversy. It stated that John's mother was Mary Salte .... however,
Mary Salte (or some Mary) was the wife of a different Thomas Lothrop; not our John's parents. This Thomas has sons Nicholas, Humphrey and Ralph.... ours did not. Now, I've had enough (too much) trouble with old Gustave to know that anything he writes should be questioned. But while Mr. Stott says that Maud was buried at Etton on 6 June 1588, he doesn't give a source. Is there a tombstone or church records?"
I can confirm that Huntington in his "Genealogical Memoir..." does not give a last name for Rev John's mother and lists Mary Salte as wife of a different Thomas Lathropp than the father Rev John. ( p. 9) Here is what Huntington has to say about Thomas and his wives on p. 18:
3. Thomas was born in Cherry Burton and married (1) Elizabeth (widow) Clark, who was buried in Etton, July 29, 1574. He married (2) Mary, who was buried in Etton, Jan 6, 1588; and (3) Jane, who after his death became the wife of _____ Coppendale.
He removed to Etton, Harthill wapentake, East Riding, Yorkshire, about 1576, and here he died in 1606...
By the way ...I just checked a map, Etton is about a mile from Cherry Burton. So Thomas didn't move very far from the Lathrop family home. The question of who Rev John's Mother is remains for future researchers.
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Mary Lathroppe's Timeline
January 8, 1540
Yoxall, Staffordshire, England
January 6, 1588
Etton Hill, Cherry Burton, Yorkshire, England
January 6, 1588
Etton, Yorkshire, England
December 11, 1928
December 19, 1928