Person:Adam Winthrop (2)

Adam Winthrop
m. ABT 1498
  1. Adam Winthrop - 1562
  2. ? WINTHROP1502 -
  • HAdam Winthrop - 1562
  • WAlice HennyAbt 1500 - 1533
m. 16 Nov 1527
  1. Thomas Winthrop1528 - 1529
  2. William Winthrop1529 -
  3. Bridget Winthrop1530/1 - 1531
  4. Christopher Winthrop1531/2 - 1532
  5. Thomas Winthrop1533 - 1537
m. 20 Jul 1534
  1. Alice Winthrop1539 - 1607
  2. Bridget Winthrop1543 - 1614
  3. Mary Winthrop1544 -
  4. John Winthrop1546 - 1613
  5. Adam Winthrop1546 - 1546
  6. Adam Winthrop1548 - 1623
  7. Catherine Winthrop1550 - 1562
  8. Susannah Winthrop1562 - 1604
Facts and Events
Name[1] Adam Winthrop
Gender Male
Alt Birth[2] 9 Oct 1496 Lavenham, Suffolk, England
Birth[3] 9 Oct 1498 Lavenham, Suffolk, England
Marriage 16 Nov 1527 London, Englandto Alice Henny
Marriage 20 Jul 1534 Lavenham, Suffolk, Englandto Agnes Sharpe
Death[1] 9 Nov 1562 Groton, Suffolk, England
Burial[1] Groton, Suffolk, EnglandGroton church

[Source:???] The Winthrop connection of William Hoskins helps to explain his standing in the communities in which he lived, and his education, which was of superior quality. Adam Winthrop (1498-1562) grantee of Groton Manor, Suffolk, in 1544 was succeeded there by his son John Winthrop (born 20 January 1545/4 6; died 26 July 1613). John became estranged from his wife, and in 1609 sold Groton to his younger brother Adam and the latter's son John, the future first Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony. He settled in Aghadowne, CO Cork, IRE and by Elizabeth Powlden of Rathgogan, CO Cork, whom he married after securing a legal separation from his former wife, he had 3 children. One of them was Anne Winthrop, who married Henry Hoskins, Gentleman, and became the mother of William Hoskins.

Adam was apprenticed to a clothier in London about 1515. By 1537 he was Steward of the Clothworkers' Company and later fined and imprisoned for either illegally importing wool or religious reform. He became quite wealthy and became the owner of the Manor of Groton.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dictionary of National Biography, 226.

    Adam Winthrop (1498-1562) of Lavenham, in Suffolk, a substantial clothier, who founded the fortunes of the family, was granted the freedom of the city of London in 1526, and was inscribed 'armiger' in 1548. He obtained by a grant of 1544 the manor of Groton, Suffolk, formerly belonging to the monestery of Bury St. Edmunds. He died on 9 Nov 1562, aged 64, and was buried in Groton church (his will is in P.C.C. Chayre 2). ...

  2. Frost, Josephine C. The Frost Genealogy : Descendants of William Frost of Oyster Bay, New York. (New York: F.H. Hitchcock, Genealogical Publisher, 1912), Secondary quality.
  3. The Atlantic Monthly, XIII/ page 3, Jan 1864, Secondary quality.

    Adam Winthrop, grandfather of of our Governor, himself the father, as he was also the son of other Adams, was born in Lavenham, Suffolk, October 9, 1498, six years afther the discovery of this country by Columbus nd in the same year in which occured the voyage of Vespucius, who gave his name to the continent.