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John Winthrop's Family

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  • Mary Dudley (1609 - 1643)
    John WINTHROP [Parents] was born on 12 Jan 1587 in Groton Manor, Edwardstone, Sussex, England. He died on 26 Mar 1649 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. He was buried on 3 Apr 1649 in Boston, Suffolk, ...
  • Forth Winthrop (1609 - 1630)
  • Gov. John Winthrop, Connecticut Colony (1606 - 1676)
    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...
  • Susannah Winthrop (1552 - 1604)

Completing and documenting the family history of John Winthrop, first Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630, often referred to as "America's Forgotten Founding Father".

Scope will include his known ancestors and first few generations of his children and grandchildren.

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Places

The United States did not exist ca. 1620, nor did the UK. For consistency, please use the place names of England and Massachusetts.

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Resources

Winthrop, John, and James K. Hosmer. Winthrop's Journal, "history of New England," 1630-1649. Original narratives of early American history. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1908. Print.

The Puritan Migration: Albion's Seed Sets Sail

Overview

from: http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~dav4is/people/WINT36.htm

The Winthrop Fleet; Massachusetts Bay Colony governor

WINTHROP, JOHN, governor, author, was born Jan. 22, 1588, in England. He was elected governor of Massachusetts twelve times, and that he was not chosen continuously was due to his strong insistence upon the principle that true liberty requires wise and secure authority. A portrait of him, ascribed to Vandyke, is in the senate chamber of Massachusetts. He was the author of Arbitrary Government Described; and History of New England from 1630 to 1649. He died March 26, 1649, in Boston, Mass. [Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography] -30-


Milestones

  • 1629-1633
    • First governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • 1643 First president of the New England Confederation of colonies
  • Bookmarks (off-site links)

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