Family:John Winthrop and Martha Rainsborough (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage[1] aft 20 Dec 1647
  1. "John Winthrop", in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), III:2040.

    (John Winthrop married) soon after 20 December 1647, as her second husband, Martha Coytmore, widow of Thomas Coytmore and daughter of William Rainsborough [[MBCR 2:232;36; TAG 32:15]; … (Wyman and Pope give the date of John Winthrop's fourth marriage as 4 December 1647, and later writers have followed them, but the marriage contract shows that the marriage did not take place until after 20 December 1647; these two authorities were apparently misled by an early account of the Winthrop family which put the number "4," indicating fourth wife, immediately ahead of "December 1647," the month of the marriage as indicated by the marriage contract.)