John F. R. S Winthrop

Is your surname Winthrop?

Research the Winthrop family

John F. R. S Winthrop's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


John F. R. S Winthrop

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, Massachussetts
Death: August 1, 1747 (65)
Kent, Sydenham, England
Place of Burial: Beckingham, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Wait Still Winthrop, Magistrate and Mary Winthrop
Husband of Anne Winthrop
Father of John Stilll Winthrop; Mary Wanton (Winthrop); Katherine Sargent; Rebecca Saltonstall; Margaret Miller and 5 others
Brother of Ann Lechmere; Elizabeth Winthrop; William Winthrop and Joseph Winthrop

Managed by: Geoffrey David Trowbridge
Last Updated:

About John F. R. S Winthrop

He was born in Groton, England, as the first son of John Winthrop, the founding governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He was educated at the Bury St Edmunds grammar school and at Trinity College, Dublin, studied law for a short time after 1624 at the Inner Temple, London, accompanied the ill-fated expedition of the Duke of Buckingham for the relief of the Protestants of La Rochelle, and then travelled in Italy and the Levant, returning to England in 1629.

In 1631 he followed his father to Massachusetts, and was one of the "assistants" in 1635, 1640 and 1641, and from 1644 to 1649. He was the chief founder of Agawam (now Ipswich, Massachusetts) in 1633, went to England in 1634, and in the following year returned as governor, for one year, of Connecticut, under the Saye and Sele patent, sending out the party which built the fort at Saybrook, at the mouth of the Connecticut River. He then lived for a time in Massachusetts, where he devoted himself to the study of science and attempted to interest the settlers in the development of the colony's mineral resources.

He was again in England in 1641-1643, and on his return established iron-works at Lynn and Braintree, Massachusetts. In 1645 he obtained a title to lands in southeastern Connecticut, and founded there in 1646 what is now New London, whither he removed in 1650. He became one of the magistrates of Connecticut in 1651; in 1657-1658 was governor of the colony; and in 1659 again became governor, being annually re-elected until his death. In 1662 he obtained in England the charter by which the colonies of Connecticut and New Haven were united. Besides being governor of Connecticut, he was also in 1675 one of the commissioners of the United Colonies of New England. While in England he was elected to membership in the newly organized Royal Society, to whose Philosophical Transactions he contributed two papers, "Some Natural Curiosities from New England," and "Description, Culture and Use of Maize." He died on April 5 1676 in Boston, whither he had gone to attend a meeting of the commissioners of the United Colonies of New England.

John F.R.S. WINTHROP [Parents] was born on 26 Aug 1681 in , Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. He died on 1 Aug 1747 in Sydenham, Kent, England. He was buried in Beckingham, Kent, , England. He married Ann DUDLEY on 16 Dec 1707 in Roxbury, Boston, , Ma.

Ann DUDLEY [Parents] was born on 27 Aug 1684 in Roxbury, Boston, , Massachusets. She died on 16 Dec 1776 in New London, New London, Connecticut. She married John F.R.S. WINTHROP on 16 Dec 1707 in Roxbury, Boston, , Ma.

They had the following children:

		F	i	 Mary WINTHROP was born on 18 Sep 1708 in , Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. She died on 25 Feb 1767 in , , Newport, Rhode Island.
		F	ii	 Ann WINTHROP was born on 13 Dec 1709 in , Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. She died on 19 Jun 1784.
		F	iii	 Catherine WINTHROP was born on 9 Mar 1711 in , Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
		F	iv	 Rebecca WINTHROP was born on 11 Jan 1712 in , Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. She was christened on 11 Jan 1713. She died on 30 Oct 1776.
		F	v	 Elizabeth WINTHROP was born in 1714. She was christened on 25 Apr 1714 in , Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
		F	vi	 Elizabeth WINTHROP was born about 1715 in Of, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
		M	vii	 John WINTHROP was born in 1716. He was christened on 22 Apr 1716 in , Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
		F	viii	 Margaret WINTHROP was born in 1719. She was christened on 26 Jan 1719 in , Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. She died in 1803. She was buried in 1803.
		M	ix	 John Still WINTHROP was born on 15 Jan 1720. He died on 6 Jun 1776.
		F	x	 Lucy WINTHROP was born on 22 Aug 1721 in , Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. She died on 10 Jan 1776 in (sp).
		M	xi	 Basil WINTHROP was born on 26 Aug 1722 in , Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. He died on 21 Jan 1776 in (unmarried).

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birth: Aug. 26, 1681 Boston Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA Death: Aug. 1, 1747 Kent, England

Married December 16, 1706 Roxbury Mass Died in "Sydenham" LDS record

Family links:

 Waitstill Winthrop (1642 - 1717)

 Ann Dudley Winthrop (1684 - 1776)

 Rebecca Winthrop Saltonstall (1712 - 1776)*
 John Still Winthrop (1719 - 1776)*

 John Winthrop (1681 - 1747)
 Ann Winthrop Lechmere (1686 - 1746)*
  • Calculated relationship

Burial: Unknown

Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?]

Created by: P Fazzini Record added: Jul 06, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 54561341

view all 14

John F. R. S Winthrop's Timeline

August 26, 1681
Boston, Suffolk, Massachussetts
September 18, 1708
Age 27
Boston, Suffolk County, Province of Massachusetts
December 13, 1709
Age 28
Boston, Suffolk, Massachussetts
Age 29
Boston, Suffolk, Massachussetts
November 12, 1712
Age 31
Boston, Suffolk, Massachussetts
Age 32
January 1718
Age 36
Boston, MA, USA
January 15, 1720
Age 38
August 22, 1721
Age 39
Boston, Suffolk, Massachussetts