Fitz-John Winthrop, Colonial Governor of Connecticut

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Fitz-John Winthrop

Also Known As: "Fitz"
Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts
Death: November 27, 1707 (69)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Gov. John Winthrop, Connecticut Colony and Elizabeth (Reade) Winthrop
Husband of Elizabeth Winthrop
Father of Sarah Culver; John Winthrop and Mary Livingston
Brother of Elizabeth 'Betty' Newman; Lucy Palmes; Mary Culver; Martha Wharton; Margaret (Winthrop) Corwin and 4 others

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About Fitz-John Winthrop, Colonial Governor of Connecticut

Fitz-John Winthrop (14 March 1637, Ipswich, Massachusetts, – 27 November 1707, Boston) was the governor of the Colony of Connecticut from 1698 to 1707.

Winthrop's parents were John Winthrop the Younger and Elizabeth (Reade) Winthrop. Winthrop was sent to Harvard, but failed the entrance examination. In 1658 he went to England, volunteering to serve in the army of the future King Charles II. When Richard Cromwell was removed and the monarchy restored, the army was disbanded. Winthrop, however, remained in England and was still in London when his father presented his petition for the establishment of a Connecticut colony.

Winthrop was buried in the King's Chapel Burying Ground in Boston, Massachusetts. His funeral service was conducted by Cotton Mather, who called his sermon there Winthropi justa.

Children: Sarah Culver (born Winthrop), John Winthrop, Mary Livingston (born Winthrop) -------------------------------------------------------- Birth: 1638 Death: 1707

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 John Winthrop (1605 - 1676)
 Elizabeth Reade Winthrop (1615 - 1672)

 Elizabeth Winthrop (____ - 1731)

 Elizabeth Winthrop Endicott (1636 - 1716)*
 Fitz John Winthrop (1638 - 1707)
 Waitstill Winthrop (1642 - 1717)*
 Mary Winthrop Culver (1644 - 1740)*
 Ann Winthrop Richards (1650 - 1704)*
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Note: Governor of Connecticut

Burial: Kings Chapel Burying Ground Boston Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA

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Fitz-John Winthrop, Colonial Governor of Connecticut's Timeline

March 14, 1638
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts
- 1707
Age 59
Governor of CT
November 27, 1707
Age 69
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Age 68
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
served under Monck in Scotland