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Capt. & Deputy-Governor Samuel, of Antigua WinthropAge: 4616271674

Capt. & Deputy-Governor Samuel, of Antigua Winthrop
Given names
Capt. & Deputy-Governor Samuel, of Antigua
Birth August 28, 1627 40 36
Birth of a son
Samual Winthrop of Groton Hall, Antigua

Death of a paternal grandmotherAnne Browne
April 19, 1629 (Age 19 months)
Death of a half-brotherHenry Winthorp
July 2, 1630 (Age 2)
Birth of a sisterAnne Winthrop
August 29, 1630 (Age 3)

Death of a half-brotherForth Winthorp
November 23, 1630 (Age 3)

Birth of a brotherWilliam Winthrop
August 14, 1632 (Age 4)

Marriage of a half-siblingRev. Samuel DudleyMary WinthorpView this family
1632 (Age 4)
Birth of a sisterSarah Winthrop
June 29, 1634 (Age 6)

Marriage of a half-siblingGovernor John II, Jr WinthropElizabeth ReadeView this family
February 12, 1635 (Age 7)
Death of a half-sisterMary Winthorp
April 12, 1643 (Age 15)
Death of a motherMargaret, of Great Maplestead Tyndal
June 14, 1647 (Age 19)
Marriage of a parentGovernor John I, Esq, of Groton WinthropMartha Rainsborough NowellView this family
December 20, 1647 (Age 20)

Birth of a half-brotherJoshua Winthrop
December 17, 1648 (Age 21)

Death of a fatherGovernor John I, Esq, of Groton Winthrop
March 26, 1649 (Age 21)
Death of a brotherAdam Winthorpe
1652 (Age 24)

Death of a brotherCol. Stephen Winthorpe
1658 (Age 30)

Birth of a granddaughter
Sarah Winthrop
1674 (on the date of death)
Death 1674 (Age 46)
MarriageElizabeth HodgkelView this family
June 1684 (10 years after death)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: April 29, 1618Great Maplestead, Essex, England
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elder brother
2 years
elder brother
23 months
elder brother
elder brother
5 years
3 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
22 months
younger sister
Father’s family with Mary Forth - View this family
Marriage: April 16, 1605Parish Chuch of Great Stambridge, Essex, England
10 months
11 months
Henry Winthorp
Birth: January 10, 1607 19 25Groton Hall, Suffolk, England
Death: July 2, 1630Salem, Essex, Massachuses, USA
3 years
Forth Winthorp
Birth: December 30, 1609 22 27Groton Hall, Suffolk, England
Death: November 23, 1630
3 years
Mary Winthorp
Birth: 1612 24 30Groton Hall, Suffolk, England
Death: April 12, 1643Salisbury, Essex, Massachuses, USA
3 years
11 months
Father’s family with Thomasine Clopton - View this family
Marriage: December 6, 1615Castlings Manor, Groton, Suffolk, England
Father’s family with Martha Rainsborough Nowell - View this family
Marriage: December 20, 1647
1 year
Family with Elizabeth Hodgkel - View this family
Marriage: June 1684Rotterdam, Holland

A Quaker, and from the famous New England family, he was the youngest son of John Winthrop. He arrived in the Caribbees in 1647 at age 20 and after trying various islands settled down at Antigua. He became a planter of St Christopher, and later of Antigua. He was Deputy Governor of Antigua 1667 - 69. Registrar 1669 - 71. His plantation was called Groton Hall, after his birthplace, where his father had been lord of Groton manor in Suffolk, and the New England Winthrops are commemorated by the towns of Groton, Massachusetts, and Groton, Connecticut. Samuel's plantation was near the present Antiguan airport, and Winthrop (or Winthorp) Bay on the north coast is named after him. A New England visitor found Samuel "a reall Winthrop and truely noble to all", unlike the other Antiguans, who were "a company of sodomites." The French raid on Antigua in 1666 stripped Winthrop of all but 12 slaves. Extract from chapter 8 of "A JOURNAL OF THE LIFE OF WILLIAM EDMUNDSON - A SERVANT OF THE LIVING GOD AND A FAITHFUL MINISTER OF JESUS CHRIST": "Several of us landed in Barbados in the eighth month, 1671, and James Lancaster, John Cartwright, and George Pattison went in the ship to Jamaica. At Barbados we had great service for the Lord and the good of the people. Many were convinced and turned to the Lord and brought into the way of life and peace. After we had labored there some time in the service of truth, Thomas Briggs, my fellow traveler, and I were moved of the Lord to visit the Leeward Islands and Colonel Morris of Barbados would go with us. So we took shipping and in four days landed in Antigua where we had great meetings and many were convinced and turned to the Lord. Several justices of the peace, officers, and chief men came to the meetings and confessed to the truth which we declared in the power of God. This soon went abroad and alarmed the other islands. When we were clear to leave Antigua, we found our spirits drawn to visit the island of Nevis. Colonel Winthrop, who had been governor of Antigua, being convinced, he and his family received the truth and we had several large heavenly meetings in his house. He would go with us to Nevis, and having a vessel of his own, shipped us in it with himself, Colonel Morris, their waiting-men and seamen. We set sail from Antigua and in the way we touched at a little island called Barbada, where we made a short stay and had some service for truth. Then we sailed to Nevis, and when we came near the island, I was under great exercise of spirit, for I found something working against us and the testimony we had to bear for God. I told the two colonels that there was something working against us and desired them as soon as we dropped anchor immediately to go ashore in their boat and not to stay dressing and trimming themselves, as they and such persons use to do, so would they only be taken notice of, being great persons, and perhaps we might come privately after them and get some service for truth among the people in the island before we were taken much notice of. But they thought their great name would have gone over all opposition. When they came to anchor, they went to trim and dress themselves as usual which took up some time. I was under a weight of trouble and when they were ready to go on shore, a marshal came aboard with orders from the governor that none should come ashore until he knew whence the vessel came and who were in here. Then we were all kept aboard the vessel and a messenger sent to the governor, who presently sent an officer and soldiers aboard with strict command that none of us should go ashore or any come from shore to speak with us upon penalty of a great fine. But the officer and soldiers were very kind and suffered several Friends to come aboard to visit us. There were several honest tender Friends in that island who were joyful at our coming to visit them. They ventured their fines and came aboard to us, and we were refreshed together in the Lord Jesus. The governor sent for the master of the vessel who was no Friend and bound him in a bond of one thousand pounds sterling to carry us back to Antigua. There came on board one Colonel Stapleton who was governor of Montserrat and several men of account with him. I told them that it was very hard usage, that we being English men and coming so far as we had done to visit our countrymen could not be admitted to go on shore to refresh ourselves within King Charles' dominions after such a long voyage. Colonel Stapleton said it was true, "But," said he, "we hear that since your coming to the Caribbean Islands, there are seven hundred of our militia turned Quakers and the Quakers will not fight, and we have need of men to fight, being surrounded by enemies. And that is the very reason why Governor Wheeler will not suffer you to come ashore." By the order of the governor we were carried back to Antigua where we were received with gladness and had great service. Many of all sorts flocked to meetings and generally confessed to the truth. When our spirits were clear of the service in that island, we returned to Barbados. My companion, Thomas Briggs, being taken very sick, Colonel Winthrop took us to Barbados in his own vessel and went along with us, he having received the truth in the love of it. When we came to Barbados, Friends were glad, and George Fox was there in the Lord's service. We had many large precious meetings. The Lord's power and presence accompanied his testimony and work committed to us and many were brought into the way of life and peace with God." Samuel Winthrop was Lieutenant-Governor and President of the Council of Antigua in 1668, but was displaced by Sir Charles Wheeler in 1671 for being a Quaker. When he died in 1674 he left 64 negroes, 1,100 acres and some 3,000 pounds in debts. Death: 1674 Antigua
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