Person:John Winthrop (18)

Governor John Winthrop, the Younger
b.12 Feb 1605/06 Groton, Suffolk, England
m. 16 Apr 1605
  1. Governor John Winthrop, the Younger1605/06 - 1676
  2. Henry Winthrop1608 - 1630
  3. Forth Winthrop1609 - 1630
  4. Mary Winthrop1609 - 1643
  5. Mary Winthrop1611/2 - 1643
  6. Anne Winthrop1614 - BEF 1615
  • HGovernor John Winthrop, the Younger1605/06 - 1676
  • WMartha Fones
m. 8 Feb 1630/31
  • HGovernor John Winthrop, the Younger1605/06 - 1676
  • WElizabeth Reade1614 - 1672
m. 6 Jul 1635
  1. Elizabeth WinthropAbt 1636 - 1716
  2. John Winthrop1638 - 1707
  3. Lucy Winthrop1640 - 1676
  4. Waitstill Winthrop1641/42 - 1717
  5. Mary Winthrop1644 - 1653
  6. Margaret Winthrop1646 - 1711
  7. Martha Winthrop1648 - 1712
  8. Anne Winthrop1650 - 1704
Facts and Events
Name Governor John Winthrop, the Younger
Gender Male
Birth[1][4] 12 Feb 1605/06 Groton, Suffolk, England
Christening[4] 23 Feb 1605/06 Groton, Suffolk, England
Marriage 8 Feb 1630/31 Groton, Suffolk, Englandto Martha Fones
Marriage 6 Jul 1635 St. Matthew Friday Street, City of London, Middlesex, Englandto Elizabeth Reade
Death[1] 5 Apr 1676 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Burial[2][5] 10 Apr 1676 King's Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Reference Number? Q370866?

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John Winthrop the Younger (February 12, 1606 – April 6, 1676) was an early governor of the Connecticut Colony, and he played a large role in the merger of several separate settlements into the unified colony.

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Abstracts based on Source:Waters, Thomas Franklin. Sketch of the Life of John Winthrop, the Younger, p. 69-74

Early will (obsoleted by final will) of John Winthrop Jr., dated 12 Jul 1661, mentions wife, "my negro Strange, alias Kabooder" (whom he gave 20 acres, a heifer, freed for half his time while his wife lived, then completely so), daughter Lucy, son Wait Still Winthrop, "younger" daughters Margaret, Martha & Anne under 18, and friend "Mr. Samuell Stone, the teacher of Hartford", my daughter Newman [Elizabeth, wife of Rev. Antipas Newman], my son Fitz-John. wife, two sons, son Newma[n] and daughter Lucy all executors.

Will of "John Winthrop, of the Colony of Connecticott in N: Engd., now resident in Boston", dated 3 Apr 1676, mentions two sons, Fitz-John and Wayt Still; five daughters, Elizabeth, Lucy, Margarett, Martha & Anne. Nominates as overseers in Connecticut, Capt. John Allin, Mr. Will'm Jones & Major Robert Treat; in Boston, Mr Humphry Davy, Mr James Allin, & "my brother" John Richards [who married the widow of John's half-brother Adam Winthrop].

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hollister, Gideon Hiram. The History of Connecticut: from the first settlement of the colony to the adoption of the present constitution. (New Haven [Connecticut]: Durrie and Peck, 1855)

    John Winthrop, Governor of Connecticut, b. Groton [England] 12 Feb 1606, d. 5 April 1676, m. (1) Martha Fones, m. (2) Elizabeth Read.

  2. Waters, Thomas Franklin. A Sketch of the Life of John Winthrop, the Younger: Founder of Ipswich, Massachusetts, in 1633. (Ipswich, Mass.: Ipswich Historical Society; Printed by John Wilson and Son, Cambridge, 1899)

    In September, 1675, he proceeded to Boston to attend a protracted session of the Commissioners of the United Colonies. In March, 1676, when preparing to return to Hartford, he took cold, became feeble, and on the 10th of April was laid beside his father in what is now King's Chapel grave-yard.

  3.   John Winthrop, Jr., in Connecticut State Library.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011)
    Vol. III, p. 2040.

    Children of John Winthrop and first wife Mary Forth: 1) John, b. Groton 12 Feb 1605/6 [citing Winthrop Papers 1:6, 159], bp. Groton 23 Feb 1605/6, m. (1) Groton 8 Feb 1630/31 Martha Fones, m. (2) St. Matthew, Friday Street, London 6 Jul 1635 Elizabeth Reade [citing NEHGR 88:301, Bethia Harris Anc, p. 75].

  5. John Winthrop, in Find A Grave.
Founders of Ipswich, Massachusetts
The area known as Agawam remained an uncolonized part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony until 1633 when Governor John Winthrop sent his son, John, to establish a settlement to be called Ipswich. With a band of twelve men, John sailed up the Ipswich River in his shallop in March 1633 and began settlement on the banks of the river near the present wharf. On 1 April 1633 the General Court forbid any others from settling there, and gave permission for ten men already there to remain. The names of the other three men are unknown.
Original Settlers   John Winthrop, Jr. - John Biggs - William Clark (of Watertown) - Robert Coles - John Gage - Thomas Hardy - Thomas Hewlitt - William Perkins - John Thorndike - William Serjeant
Current Location: Essex County, Massachusetts   Parent Towns: Boston   Daughter Towns: Topsfield, Hamilton, Essex
The Abigail (1635)
The Abigail sailed in the summer of 1635.
Sailed: summer 1635 from England under Master H. Hackwell
Arrived: late summer? 1635 at New England

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Mathew Abdy - William Almy family - Wm Bassett - Ruth Bushell - Dennis Geere family - Tho Goade - Henry Bullocke family - Hugh Burt family - Jo. Emerson - William and John Fuller - Jo. Harbert - Edward White family - Geo. Hadborne family - Christopher Foster family - Joseph Flood family - Henry Collins family (servant Hugh Alley) - Wm Potter family - Edmond Freeman family - Philip Drinker family - Ralph Mason family - Ralph Sheppard family - Wm Tilly - Thomas Jones family - John Winthrop and wife

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