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Maj. Gen. Wait Still Winthrop

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, Massachussetts
Death: November 7, 1717 (75)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachussetts
Place of Burial: Kings Chapel Burying Ground Boston Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Gov. John Winthrop, Connecticut Colony and Elizabeth (Reade) Winthrop
Husband of Mary Winthrop and Katherine Winthrop
Father of Ann Lechmere; Elizabeth Winthrop; William Winthrop; Joseph Winthrop and John F. R. S Winthrop
Brother of Elizabeth 'Betty' Newman; Fitz-John Winthrop, Colonial Governor of Connecticut; Lucy Palmes; Mary Culver; Martha Wharton and 4 others

Occupation: Major General, Chief Justice of Massachusetts
Managed by: Geoffrey David Trowbridge
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About Wait Still Winthrop, Magistrate

Wait-Still WINTHROP [Parents] was born on 27 Feb 1642 in Boston, Suffolk, Ma. He died on 7 Nov 1717 in Boston, Suffolk, Ma. He was buried in King's Chapel, Boston. He married Mary BROWNE in 1678 in ?, , , Ma.

Mary BROWNE [Parents] was born on 16 Jan 1656 in Of, Suffolk, Ma. She was christened on 25 Jan 1656 in Salem, Essex, Mass.. She died on 14 Jun 1690 in , , , Massachusetts. She married Wait-Still WINTHROP in 1678 in ?, , , Ma.

They had the following children:

		M	i	 John WINTHROP was born about 1683 in Of, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
		F	ii	 Elizabeth WINTHROP was born about 1684 in Of, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
		M	iii	 William WINTHROP was born about 1688 in Of, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. He died in (dy).
		M	iv	 Joseph WINTHROP was born about 1690 in Of, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. He died in (dy).
		M	v	 John F.R.S. WINTHROP was born on 26 Aug 1681. He died on 1 Aug 1747.
		M	vi	 John WINTHROP was born on 12 Sep 1679 in , Suffolk, Boston, Massachusetts.
		F	vii	 Elizabeth WINTHROP was born on 11 May 1683 in , Suffolk, Boston, Massachusetts. She died in Sep 1683.
		M	viii	 William WINTHROP was born on 4 Dec 1684 in , Suffolk, Boston, Massachusetts. He died on 25 Sep 1693.
		F	ix	 Ann WINTHROP was born on 28 Nov 1686 in , Suffolk, Boston, Massachusetts. She was christened on 28 Nov 1686 in , Boston, , Massachusetts. She died on 22 Nov 1746.
		M	x	 Joseph WINTHROP was born on 10 Sep 1689 in , Suffolk, Boston, Massachusetts. He died on 27 Sep 1693.

John obtained a royal charter, along with other wealthy Puritans, from King Charles I for the Massachusetts Bay Company and led a group of English Puritans to the New World in 1630.[1] He was elected the governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony the year before. Between 1639 and 1648, he was voted out of the governorship and then re-elected a total of 12 times.

Winthrop married his first wife, Mary Forth, on April 16 1605 at Great Stambridge, Essex, England. Mary bore him six children; the oldest son of that marriage was John Winthrop, the Younger, a future governor/magistrate of Connecticut. Another son, Henry Winthrop, married his cousin Elizabeth Fones, who came to be of some notoriety in the colonies.Mary died in June 1615. Winthrop (elder) married his second wife, Thomasine Clopton, on December 6 1615 at Groton, Suffolk, England. Thomasine died on December 8 1616. On April 29 1618 at Great Maplestead, Essex, England, Winthrop married his third wife, Margaret Tyndal. In the Spring of 1630, Winthrop (elder) led a fleet of eleven vessels and 700 passengers to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the New World, sailing aboard the Arbella and accompanied by his two young sons, Samuel (4) and Stephen (12). Son Henry (23) arrived July 2, 1630 on the ship Talbot.]

Winthrop's wife, Margaret, sailed on the second voyage of the Lyon in 1631, leaving their small manor behind. Their baby daughter, Anne, died on the Lyon voyage. Two more children were born to them in New England. Margaret died on June 14, 1647 in Boston, Massachusetts. Sometime after December 20, 1647 and before the birth of their only child in 1648, Winthrop (elder) married his fourth wife, Martha Rainsborough. Martha was the widow of Thomas Coytmore, and sister of Thomas and William Rainborowe, famous Levellers. Winthrop (elder) died of natural causes on 26 March, 1649.

The Arbella was the flagship of the Winthrop Fleet on which, between April 8 and June 12, 1630, Governor John Winthrop, other members of the Company and Puritan emigrants transported themselves and the Charter of the Massachusetts Bay Company from England to Salem, thereby giving legal birth to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. John Winthrop is reputed to have given the famous "City upon a Hill" sermon aboard the ship. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Birth: 1642 Death: 1717

Chief Justice of Massachusetts

Family links:

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

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

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

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Wait Still Winthrop, Magistrate's Timeline

February 27, 1642
Boston, Suffolk, Massachussetts
August 26, 1681
Age 39
Boston, Suffolk, Massachussetts
May 11, 1683
Age 41
Boston, Massachussetts
December 4, 1684
Age 42
Boston, Massachussetts
November 28, 1686
Age 44
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
September 10, 1689
Age 47
Boston, Massachussetts
November 7, 1717
Age 75
Boston, Suffolk, Massachussetts
Age 74
Kings Chapel Burying Ground Boston Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA