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About Deane Winthrop, I

Deane Winthrop 1623-1704

Find a Grave Memorial #19078500

Parents: John Winthrop, first governor of Colonial Massachusetts 1588-1649 and Margaret Tyndal c.1591-1647


  1. Sarah Glover 1629-1684
  2. Martha Mellows 1625-1716

Children with Sarah Glover:

  1. Deane c.1651-c.1651
  2. Deane 1653
  3. John c.1655
  4. Sarah 1657
  5. Margaret 1660
  6. Elizabeth 1663
  7. Jose 1666
  8. Priscilla 1669
  9. Mercy 1673

Deane Winthrop House The oldest part of the house may have been built around 1638. The bulk of the original building was built about 1675 with an addition made in 1696. This building is one of the oldest wood frame houses in the country and is the oldest continuously lived in home in the United States. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.



Deane Winthrop House , 40 Shirley St, Winthrop, MA. The Deane Winthrop House

The Deane Winthrop House, at 40 Shirley Street, was the home of the youngest son of our first governor, John Winthrop. The first house on this site was built by Captain William Pierce about 1637. Deane Winthrop acquired the farm with the house in 1647 and lived there until his death on his 81st birthday in 1704. The current building was built by Deane in the 1670’s and has been continuously lived in from that date until now. In 1907, the Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association purchased the house and has maintained it for the enjoyment and education of those who visit it. As one stands in front of the house today, questions arise as to how it appeared in earlier years. Such a snapshot in time is published here in the form of the two photographs printed below, taken about 1900, that show front and rear views of the house. From the front, the unpaved street and the carriage parked in front of the attached barn can be seen. Barns were often attached so some of the heat from the house could filter into the barn in cold weather. In the rear view of the house, it appears that there was a driveway going from Shirley Street up to Almont Street from where the picture was taken. In the distance is the steeple of the Methodist Church on the left and the Baptist Church (Playmakers’ Theater now) on the right. The rear of the newly built Churchill’s barn, still located on Main Street across from the beginning of Bowdoin Street, can be seen at the right through the trees. Many changes have been made since this time. The yard has been cleared of the farm support buildings, the grounds leveled, trees planted and a grass lawn installed. While time brings such change, every effort is being made to preserve the building as it appeared in the mid 1700’s when the last major renovation was performed.


From Sewall's Diary "March 16, 1703/4 Mr Deane Winthrop, of Pulling Point, dies upon his Birthday, just about the Breaking of it. He was Taken at eight aclock the evening before, as he sat in his chair, sunk first, being set up, he vomited, complained of his head, which were almost his last words. Hardly spake anything after his being in bed. 81 years old. He is the last of Govr Winthrop's children... statione novissimus exit. March 20. is buried at Pulling Point by his son and three Daughters. Beares Russel, Cooke; Hutchinson Sewall; Townsend, Paige. From the House of Hasey. Scutcheons on the Pall. I help'd lower the Corps into the Grave. Madam Paige went in her Coach. Majr. Genl and Capt. Adam Winthrop had Scarvs, and led the widow. Very pleasant day; went to Winisimet."

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Deane Winthrop, I's Timeline

March 16, 1623
Groton Manor, Suffolk, England
Age 27
Age 31
February 11, 1657
Age 33
July 25, 1660
Age 37
July 9, 1663
Age 40
May 3, 1665
Age 42
May 3, 1666
Age 43
May 1, 1669
Age 46
Boston, Suffolk, MA
January 18, 1673
Age 49