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John Corwin

Also Known As: "Curwin"
Birthplace: Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: Died in Probably Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Captain George Curwen and Elizabeth 'Alice' (Herbert) Curwen
Husband of Margaret (Winthrop) Corwin
Father of Salem Witch Judge George Corwin; Elisabeth Corwin; Lucy Corwin; Hannah Corwin and Samuel Corwin
Brother of Abigail (Curwen) Russell; Judge Jonathan Corwin; Hannah Browne and Elizabeth Corwin
Half brother of Penelope Wolcott; Susanna Lyde and George Corwin

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About John Corwin

John Corwin/Margaret Winthrop Family


 Father:    Capt. George Corwin
Born:    1610, England    Marr:    1636    Died:    1685, possibly Salem
Mother:    Elizabeth Herbert
Born:    1598, England    Died:    1668, probably Essex Co.
  Father:    John Jr. Winthrop
Born:    1605     Marr:    1635    Died:    1676, CT
Mother:    Elizabeth Reade
Born:    1614, England    Died:    1672, CT
 John Corwin      
Born:    25 JUL 1638  - England
Marr:     MAY 1665  - 
Died:    12 JUL 1683  - MA, possibly Salem
Other Spouses:        Margaret Winthrop    
Born:     1646  - MA
Died:    28 SEP 1697  - Boston, MA
Other Spouses:       

 1.    Margaret Corwin
Born:    WFT Est.. 1660-1683  - 
Marr:    1677  - Abiel Walley  
Died:    WFT Est.. 1677-1768  -    2.    George Corwin   
Born:    26 FEB 1665  - 
Marr:    1681  - Susannah Gedney   (other spouses)
Died:    12 APR 1696  -   
 3.    Elizabeth Corwin
Born:    28 APR 1668  - 
Marr:     - 
Died:    WFT Est.. 1669-1762  -    4.    Lucy Corwin
Born:    11 MAY 1670  - 
Marr:    1684  - John Elliston   (other spouses)
Died:    WFT Est.. 1684-1764  -   
 5.    Hannah Corwin
Born:     4 APR 1672  - 
Marr:    1686  - Rev Peter Thatcher  
Died:    WFT Est.. 1686-1766  -    6.    Samuel Corwin
Born:    12 OCT 1674  - Essex Co., MA
Marr:     - 
Died:    WFT Est.. 1675-1764  -   
 7.    Mary Corwin
Born:     1676  - 
Marr:    1690  - Thomas Smith  
Died:    WFT Est.. 1690-1770  -   



John and Margaret (Winthrop) Corwin

John Corwin was born July 25, 1638 in England. He was known as a prominent merchant in the Salem Massachusetts area and had connection with many of the influential families. He became a freeman in 1665 and was a representative in 1679.

In May 1665 he married Margaret Winthrop, daughter of the Governor of Massachusetts.

To this union seven known children were born: 1. George, born February 26, 1665/56, died April 12, 1696 2. Elizabeth, born April 28, 1668 3. Lucy, born May 11, 1670 4. Hannah, born April 4, 1672 5. Samuel, born October 12, 1674 6. Mary, baptized September 1676 7. Margaret

John Corwin died July 12, 1683, probably in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. After his death Margaret moved to Boston where she died on September 28, 1697.

Reference: Hixson Trails - Margaret Madara Free Genealogy Dictionary of New England - Savage -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------John CORWIN [1638-1683] m.1665 Margaret WINTHROP [ -1697]

 John;  s/o George Corwin & Elizabeth Waite; born 25 Jul, 1638 in England;  married Margaret Winthrop;  a merchant;  a freeman in 1665;  a representative in 1679;  died 12 Jul, 1683
 Margaret,  d/o of Gov. John Winthrop of Conn., USA;  died 28 Sep, 1697 in Boston

Sources: - from The Early Germans for New Jersey/Corwin/Hunterdon And Warren Counties: children: George, Elisabeth, Lucy, Hannah, Samuel

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John Corwin's Timeline

July 25, 1638
Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony

John Corwin
in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Name: John Corwin
Event Type: Birth
Birth Date: 25 Jul 1638
Birth Place: Salem, Massachusetts
Father Name: George Corwin
Mother Name: Elizabeth Corwin
Source Information Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).
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February 26, 1665
Age 26
Essex, Massachusetts

George Corwin Curwen in the Family Data Collection - Births
Name: George Corwin Curwen
Father: John Corwin
Mother: Margaret Winthrop
Birth Date: 26 Feb 1665
State: MA
Country: USA
Source Information
Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Births [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2001.
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George Curwen in the American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)
Name: George Curwen
Birth Date: 1667
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Volume: 38
Page Number: 474
Reference: Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 25 Jan 1904, 6597; 1 Feb 1904, 6597
Source Information
Godfrey Memorial Library, comp.. American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 1999.
Original data: Godfrey Memorial Library. American Genealogical-Biographical Index. Middletown, CT, USA: Godfrey Memorial Library.
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April 28, 1668
Age 29
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
May 11, 1670
Age 31
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
September 4, 1672
Age 34
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
July 12, 1683
Age 44
Probably Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
July 12, 1683
Age 44