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  • Gov. John Winthrop, Massachusetts Bay Colony (c.1587 - 1649)
    Find-a-Grave Memorial #1118 ---------------------------------------------------------------- John Winthrop's City upon a Hill, 1630 Now the onely way to avoyde this shipwracke and to provide for ...
  • Adam Winthrop, III (1548 - 1623)
    Adam Winthrop's Library draft: 30 January 96; Not to be quoted or cited Adam Winthrop (1548-1623) was the father of John Winthrop (1588-1649), the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He...
  • Anne (Browne) Winthrop (c.1544 - 1629)
    Anne Browne Genealogy Born: 1558-00-00 Edwardston, London England Died: 1629-04-19 Groton, Suffolk England Marriages: 1. Adam Winthrop Children of Anne Browne and Adam Winthrop: Anne Winthr...
  • Margaret (Tyndal) Winthrop (c.1591 - 1647)
    Margaret Tyndall was born in 1591, and was still unmarried when her father died, but she married in April 1618 John Winthrop Esq. of Groton in Suffolk. (96) She was his third wife, and enthusiastically...
  • Mary (Forth) Winthrop (1583 - 1615)
    Mary Forth, daughter of John Forth, granddaughter of William and Elizabeth Forth. Born: 1583-01-01 Great Stambridge, Essex England Died: 1615-01-26 Groton, Suffolk England Marriage: 1. 1605 Joh...

Completing and documenting the family history of John Winthrop, first Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630, often referred to as "America's Forgotten Founding Father".

Scope will include his known ancestors and first few generations of his children and grandchildren.


The United States did not exist ca. 1620, nor did the UK. For consistency, please use the place names of England and Massachusetts.


Winthrop, John, and James K. Hosmer. Winthrop's Journal, "history of New England," 1630-1649. Original narratives of early American history. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1908. Print.

The Puritan Migration: Albion's Seed Sets Sail



The Winthrop Fleet; Massachusetts Bay Colony governor

WINTHROP, JOHN, governor, author, was born Jan. 22, 1588, in England. He was elected governor of Massachusetts twelve times, and that he was not chosen continuously was due to his strong insistence upon the principle that true liberty requires wise and secure authority. A portrait of him, ascribed to Vandyke, is in the senate chamber of Massachusetts. He was the author of Arbitrary Government Described; and History of New England from 1630 to 1649. He died March 26, 1649, in Boston, Mass. [Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography] -30-


  • 1629-1633
    • First governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • 1643 First president of the New England Confederation of colonies
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