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Samuel Lathrop

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Egerton, Ashford, Kent, England
Death: Died in Norwich, New London County, Province of Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. John Lathropp and Hannah Lathrop
Husband of Elizabeth Lathrop and Abigail Lothrop
Father of John Lathrop, III; Bethiah Lathrop; Samuel Lathrop; Sarah Royce; Martha Scudder Lathrop and 14 others
Brother of Rev. Thomas Lathrop; Jane Fuller; Anne Lathrop; John Lathrop; Barbara Emerson and 8 others
Half brother of Barnabus Lathrop; Abigail Clark; Bathsheba Marsh; Capt. John Lathrop, Jr.; (Stillborn) Lathrop and 2 others

Occupation: builder, farmer, constable, judge, Judge, House builder/farmer
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About Judge Samuel Lathrop

In 1648 Samuel went to New London, then called Pequot, where he build the second church and held positions of responsibility and honor. In 1649 the general court organized a local court at Pequot and Samuel Lathrop was one of the judges. In 1668 he removed to Norwich, where he is recorded as constable and townsman.

Samuel was a judge, Barnstable County, 1643. He served in Major Willard's Expadition against Ninigret in 1654, and he served with Lieutenant Avery in the Expedition for relief of Uncas, 1659

Came to America aboard the Griffin

Samuel Lathrop Biography Excerpt from the biography of Ernest Avery Lathrop, "A Modern History of New London County, Connecticut," published 1922.

Samuel Lathrop was a builder of Boston, and a farmer of Barnstable, finally settling in what is now New London, Connecticut, where he became one of the judges of the local court organized in 1649. In 1668 he moved to Norwich, Connecticut where he was chosen constable. He first married on 28 November, 1644, in Barnstable, Elizabeth Scudder. They were the parents of nine children, their eldest, a son, baptized 7 Dec 1645, their youngest, a daughter, Anne, born 7 Aug, 1667. Samuel Lathrop married second in 1690, Abigail Doane, born 29 Jan 1632, daughter of Deacon Doane, of the Plymouth Colony. She survived her husband thirty four years, living to the great age of one hundred and two.

He was a house carpenter by trade, combining with it extensive farming operations. In 1648 he went to New London, then called Pequot, where he built the "Second Church" and held positions of responsibility and honor. In 1649 the General Court organized a local court at Pequot and Samuel was one of the judges. In 1668 he removed to Norwich, where he is recorded as "Constable" and "Townsman", and where he died, leaving the widow Abigail who survived him many years.


From Huntington's A Genealogical Memoir of the Lo-Lathrop Family ...:

SAMUEL, born in England, and came with his father to Scituate in 1634, thence to Barnstable, where he married, Nov. 28, 1644, Elizabeth Scudder, who had been dismissed from the church in Boston Nov. 10, 1644, to remove her church relation to that in Barnstable. She is reported in Savage as a sister to that John Scudder who was in Barnstable in 1640. He had made the acquaintance of Miss Scudder in Boston, where he commenced his business life as house builder, afterwards combining with this extensive farming operations, Their marriage was recorded by his father on the Barnstable Church Register as follows: "My sonn Samuel & Elizabeth Scudder marryed at my house by Mr. Freeman, Nov. 28, 1644."

They settled in Barnstable, where his house stood next that of John Scudder.

He is reported, in 1643, as one of the five Lothrops at Barnstable liable to bear arms.

In 1648 he removed to New London, Connecticut, then called Pequot. We now find Mr. Lothrop mentioned in two letters from Governor Winthrop to his son John, Jr., at Pequot. In one of these, bearing date Aug. 14, 1648, on the subject of obtaining a minister for the settlement, he writes: " Your neighbour Lothrop came not at me (as I expected) to advise about it," etc.

His house lot in the new plantation was the third in order from that of John Winthrop, Jr,, Esq., and his name is one of the first eighteen to whom were assigned lands on the east side of the "great river" of Pequot, and for these the lots were drawn on the 17th and 31st of January, 1648-9.

Almost at once Mr. Lothrop is assigned by his new townsmen to places of responsibility and honor. The General Court of the State, in May, 1649, organized a local court at Pequot, having for its judges John Winthrop, Esq., Samuel Lothrop, and Thomas Minor, giving them power to sit in the trial of all causes between the inhabitants in which the differences were under forty shillings.

In 1650 he appears with fifteen other townsmen in town meeting "to arrange a system of co-operation with Mr. Winthrop in establishing a mill to grind corn."

He received a large grant of land, also, on the west side of the Pequot river north of the settlement. It was about five miles up the river at a place called Namussuck. A farm of 260 acres at this place remained in the family until 1735, when it was sold by his grandson Nathaniel, after settling all claims, for 2,300 pounds.

His "cattle marks" were recorded before 1650. When, in 1657, Uncas, routed by the Narragansetts, had been chased into tile fort at the head of the Nahantick and was there beseiged, Lieut. James Avery, Mr. Brewster, Samuel Lothrop and others, well armed, succeeded in throwing themselves into the fort and aided in the defence.

He sold his town homestead in 1661 to the Rev. Gershom Bulkley. This house stood beyond the bridge over the mill brook, on east side of highway toward Mohegan, "probably where now (1852) stands the Hallam House."

In 1679 is recorded a contract of Mr. Lothrop for building the Second Church in New London.

He removed to Norwich in 1668. Miss Caulkins in history of Norwich says, "after the first thirty-eight proprietors the next inhabitants who came in as grantees of the town are John Elderkin and Samuel Lothrop." A house lot was first granted to John Elderkin, who, finding it too far from his business, had it conveyed to Samuel Lothrop.

Mr. Lothrop appears to have erected a house on the town street before 1670, which from that time became his home. The house built by Dr. Daniel Lathrop, his great-grandson, about 1745, probably stands upon the same site-now Mrs. Gilman's.


He was a house carpenter by trade, combining with it extensive farming operations. In 1648 he went to New London, then called Pequot, where he built the "Second Church" and held positions of responsibility and honor. In 1649 the General Court organized a local court at Pequot and Samuel was one of the judges. In 1668 he removed to Norwich, where he is recorded as "Constable" and "Townsman", and where he died, leaving the widow Abigail who survived him many years.


Families of Ancient New Haven by Donald Lines Jacobus, pg. 1081, 1551

"of Norwich"


  • Samuel Lothrop
  • Birth: 1621 Kent, England
  • Death: Feb. 19, 1700 Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, USA
  • Samuel, 3rd son of Rev. John & Hannah (House) Lothrop, was born say 1621. He married (1) at Barnstable MA, 28 Nov 1644, Elizabeth Scudder. He married (2) in early 1690s, Abigail Doane, daughter of JOHN DOANE {1630, Plymouth}.
  • Source Anderson's Great Migratiob
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • John Lothrop (1584 - 1653)
  • Hannah House Lothrop (1594 - 1633)
  • Spouses:
  • Abigail Doane Lothrop (1632 - 1734)
  • Elizabeth Scudder Lothrop (1622 - 1700)*
  • Children:
    • Martha Lothrop Moss (1657 - 1719)*
    • Israel Lothrop (1659 - 1733)*
    • Abigail Lothrop Baker (1665 - 1746)*
  • Siblings:
  • Thomas Lothrop (1612 - ____)*
  • Jane Lothrop Fuller (1614 - 1659)*
  • Anne Lothrop (1614 - 1617)*
  • John Lothrop (1617 - ____)*
  • Barbara Lothrop Emerson (1619 - ____)*
  • Samuel Lothrop (1621 - 1700)
  • Joseph Lothrop (1624 - 1702)*
  • Benjamin Lothrop (1626 - ____)*
  • Barnabas Lothrop (1636 - 1715)**
  • Daughter Lothrop (1638 - 1638)**
  • Abigail Lothrop Clark (1639 - ____)**
  • Bathsheba Lothrop Mash (1642 - 1722)**
  • Elizabeth Lothrop Williams (1643 - ____)**
  • John Lothrop (1645 - ____)**
  • Son Lothrop (1649 - 1649)**
  • *Calculated relationship
  • **Half-sibling
  • Burial: Unknown
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 54610376
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=54610376


John Doane

  • John Doane John Doane (c.1590 - 1685/6) He arrived in Plymouth Colony on an unknown ship sometime between 1628 and 1632. During his long life he is considered a person of note in Plymouth Colony serving in many government capacities associated with the colony government, such as government committees and deputy for Plymouth as well as Assistant Governor in 1632/33. He left government service for a time in the 1630s to serve as deacon in the Plymouth Church.[1]
  • John Doane stated he was born in England and in his 1678 will he stated he was age about eighty-eight years of age making his birth year being about 1590. Nothing else is known of his English ancestry. There is no record of John Doane being in Leiden, Holland, although he was a Plymouth church deacon.[2]
  • .... etc.
  • John Doane's earliest known wife was called Ann in a 1648 deed, but in a later deed (of 1659) his wife was Lydia.[2]
  • John Doane married:
  • 1. Ann (poss. Perkins) by 1625 and had five children. She died on June 1, 1654 and was buried in Cove Burying Ground, Eastham.
  • 2. Lydia ___ by April 1, 1659 and died between May 18, 1678 and December 23, 1681. Her burial place is unknown.
  • Children of John and (probably) Ann Doane:
    • Lydia born about 1625 and died by June 1677. She married Samuel Hicks in Plymouth on September 11, 1645 and had two children. Their burial places are unknown.
    • Abigail was born about 1631 and died in Norwich, Connecticut on January 23, 1734/5. Her burial place is unknown. She married Samuel Lothrop as his 2nd wife in the early 1690s, but had no children. He died about 1700.
    • John was born about 1635 .... etc.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Doane


  • The Doane family: 1. Deacon John Doane, of Plymouth, 2. Doctor John Done, of Maryland, and their descendants. With notes upon English families of the same name (1902)
  • http://archive.org/details/doanefamily1deac00doan
  • http://archive.org/stream/doanefamily1deac00doan#page/n36/mode/1up
  • Pg.1
  • 1 JOHN1 DOANE came over from England and settled in Plymouth. He was the founder of the Doane family in America. Nothing is yet known of his history in England, but the same is true also of the greater number of the Pilgrims who repaired to these New England shores before the middle of the seventeenth century. .... etc
  • Of John Doane's eraly life, of his parentage, the place of his nativity, the family name of his wife, the name of the vessel on which he came nothing whatever has yet been discovered. .... etc.
  • http://archive.org/stream/doanefamily1deac00doan#page/16/mode/1up
  • .... His wife's name appears as Abigail. They were undoubtedly interred in the old cemetery at Eastham, the first burial ground of the town. .... etc.
  • http://archive.org/stream/doanefamily1deac00doan#page/18/mode/1up
  • Children of Deacon John Doane:
    • 2 i LYDIA,2 b. ---- .
    • 3 ii ABIGAIL,2 b. Jan. 13, 1632.
    • 4 iii JOHN,2 b. about 1635.
    • 5 iv DANIEL,2 b. about 1636.
    • 6 v EPHRAIM,2 b --- .
  • http://archive.org/stream/doanefamily1deac00doan#page/19/mode/1up
  • 2 LYDIA2 DOANE (John1) .... etc.
  • http://archive.org/stream/doanefamily1deac00doan#page/20/mode/1up
  • 3 ABIGAIL2 DOANE (John1) was born at Plymouth, Jan. 13, 1631-2 and died at Norwich, Conn., Jan. 23, 1734-5. She married, in 1690, Samuel, born in England about 1620, second son of Rev. John Lothrop.(*) .... etc.
  • http://archive.org/stream/doanefamily1deac00doan#page/21/mode/1up
  • Samuel Lothrop was married, first, by his father, at Barnstable Nov. 28, 1644, to Miss Elizabeth Scudder, of whose death there is no record. .... etc. In 1668 he removed to Norwich, where he is recorded as "Constable" and "Townsman," and where he died Feb. 29, 1700, leaving the widow Abigail who survived him many years.
  • On the one hundredth anniversary of her birth, an audience of her neighbors and church people assembled in her rooms at Norwich, where a sermon was preached by her pastor, the Rev. Benjamin Lord. At this time, it is claimed, she retained to a remarkable degree the intelligence and vivacity of her earlier years.
  • She was buried in the old Town Burial Ground near the Congregational church in Norwich, a stone with the following inscription marking her grave : .... etc.
  • Caulkins' History of New London gives the following notice of her death, copied from the New England Weekly Journal:
  • Mrs. Abigail Lothrop died at Norwich, Jan. 23, 1735, in her 104th year. Her father John Doane and his wife came to Plymouth in 1630, and there she was born the next year. She lived single till she was sixty years old and then married Mr. John (Samuel) Lothrop of Norwich, who lived ten years and then died.
  • 4 JOHN2 DOANE, Jr. (John1) .... etc.


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Judge Samuel Lathrop's Timeline

February 29, 17
February 17, 1618
Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
March 3, 1623
Egerton, Ashford, Kent, England
September 18, 1634
Age 11
Ship Griffin, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Age 10
Age 10
Scituate, Massachusetts
December 7, 1645
Age 22
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
March 1648
Age 24
Barnstable, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony