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John Winthrope

Governor John I, Esq, of Groton WinthropAge: 6215871649

Name
Governor John I, Esq, of Groton Winthrop
Given names
Governor John I, Esq, of Groton
Surname
Winthrop
Birth January 12, 1587 38 29
Death of a maternal grandfatherHenry Browne
1595 (Age 7)
MarriageMary ForthView this family
April 16, 1605 (Age 18)
Birth of a son
#1
Governor John II, Jr Winthrop
February 12, 1606 (Age 19)
Birth of a son
#2
Henry Winthorp
January 10, 1607 (Age 19)
Birth of a son
#3
Forth Winthorp
December 30, 1609 (Age 22)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Mary Winthorp
1612 (Age 24)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Anna Winthorp
August 8, 1614 (Age 27)

Death of a daughterAnna Winthorp
August 26, 1614 (Age 27)

Birth of a daughter
#6
Anna Winthorp
June 26, 1615 (Age 28)

Death of a wifeMary Forth
June 26, 1615 (Age 28)
Death of a daughterAnna Winthorp
June 29, 1615 (Age 28)

MarriageThomasine CloptonView this family
December 6, 1615 (Age 28)
Death of a wifeThomasine Clopton
December 11, 1616 (Age 29)
Birth of a son
#7
Col. Stephen Winthorpe
March 24, 1618 (Age 31)

MarriageMargaret, of Great Maplestead TyndalView this family
April 29, 1618 (Age 31)
Birth of a son
#8
Adam Winthorpe
April 7, 1620 (Age 33)

Birth of a son
#9
Nathaniel Winthrop
March 16, 1622 (Age 35)

Birth of a son
#10
Deane Winthrop
March 16, 1622 (Age 35)

Death of a fatherLord of the Manor Adam III, Esq of Groton England Winthrop
March 28, 1623 (Age 36)
Birth of a son
#11
Capt. & Deputy-Governor Samuel, of Antigua Winthrop
August 28, 1627 (Age 40)
Death of a motherAnne Browne
April 19, 1629 (Age 42)
Death of a sonHenry Winthorp
July 2, 1630 (Age 43)
Birth of a daughter
#12
Anne Winthrop
August 29, 1630 (Age 43)

Death of a sonForth Winthorp
November 23, 1630 (Age 43)

Birth of a son
#13
William Winthrop
August 14, 1632 (Age 45)

Marriage of a childRev. Samuel DudleyMary WinthorpView this family
1632 (Age 44)
Birth of a daughter
#14
Sarah Winthrop
June 29, 1634 (Age 47)

Marriage of a childGovernor John II, Jr WinthropElizabeth ReadeView this family
February 12, 1635 (Age 48)
Birth of a grandson
#1
Governor John III “Fitz-John” Winthrope
March 14, 1637 (Age 50)
Birth of a grandson
#2
Wait Still Winthrop
February 27, 1642 (Age 55)
Death of a daughterMary Winthorp
April 12, 1643 (Age 56)
Death of a wifeMargaret, of Great Maplestead Tyndal
June 14, 1647 (Age 60)
MarriageMartha Rainsborough NowellView this family
December 20, 1647 (Age 60)

Birth of a son
#15
Joshua Winthrop
December 17, 1648 (Age 61)

Death March 26, 1649 (Age 62)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: February 20, 1578Suffolk, England
9 years
himself
Father’s family with Alice Still - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: December 16, 1574
Family with Mary Forth - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: April 16, 1605Parish Chuch of Great Stambridge, Essex, England
10 months
son
11 months
son
Henry Winthorp
Birth: January 10, 1607 19 25Groton Hall, Suffolk, England
Death: July 2, 1630Salem, Essex, Massachuses, USA
3 years
son
Forth Winthorp
Birth: December 30, 1609 22 27Groton Hall, Suffolk, England
Death: November 23, 1630
3 years
daughter
Mary Winthorp
Birth: 1612 24 30Groton Hall, Suffolk, England
Death: April 12, 1643Salisbury, Essex, Massachuses, USA
3 years
daughter
11 months
daughter
Family with Thomasine Clopton - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: December 6, 1615Castlings Manor, Groton, Suffolk, England
son
Family with Margaret, of Great Maplestead Tyndal - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: April 29, 1618Great Maplestead, Essex, England
-1 months
son
2 years
son
23 months
son
son
5 years
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3 years
daughter
2 years
son
22 months
daughter
Family with Martha Rainsborough Nowell - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: December 20, 1647
1 year
son

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http://www.kenbone.net/genealogy2/n_c.html#2 Entered Trinity College, Cambridge 1602, removed to Massachusetts 1630 where he was many years its distinguished governor. Sold Groton in 1631. He became the first governor of Massachusetts Bay, USA. A Puritan lawyer, he decided to emigrate. He signed the Cambridge agreement (1629) and was chosen as governor of the expedition while he was still in England. He arrived at Salem on the ship Arbella in 1630 and soon relocated the colony to Boston. He remained the preeminent leader of the colony, serving as governor during four periods (1629--34, 1637--40, 1642--44, 1646--49). He came into conflict with the "freemen" of the colony who resented his belief that governors and magistrates should rule as they best saw fit (he was a theocrat, not a democrat). He demonstrated the harsh and forbidding aspect of Puritan rule when he exiled Anne Hutchinson and her followers for their unorthodox views. He ably defended the colony's charter in a letter to the Lords Commissioners of Plantations (1638) and was elected as the president of the Confederation for the United Colonies in 1643. He became less popular in his last years as governor but he had piloted the Massachusetts Bay colony through its first years and had left a deep imprint upon its character. He wrote a journal that was published in part as A Journal of the Transactions and Occurrences in the Settlement of Massachusetts... 1630 to 1644. Throughout his career, his main intent was to erect a pious, godly, Puritan commonwealth. Death: 26 MAR 1649 Boston, Mass., USA
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Winthrop John Winthrop (12 January 1587/8 – 26 March 1649) led a group of English Puritans to the New World, joined the Massachusetts Bay Company in 1629 and was elected their governor in October 1629. Between 1639 and 1648 he was voted out of governorship and re-elected a total of 12 times. Although Winthrop was a respected political figure, he was criticized for his obstinacy regarding the formation of a general assembly in 1634. Contents [hide] 1 Biography 2 Family 3 Legacy 4 See also 5 Notes 6 References 7 External links [edit]Biography Winthrop was born in Edwardstone, Suffolk, England, the son of Adam Winthrop (1548–1623) and his wife, Anne Browne. Winthrop briefly attended Trinity College, Cambridge, then studied law at Gray's Inn, and in the 1620s became a lawyer at the Court of Wards in London. Winthrop was extremely religious and subscribed fervently to the Puritan belief that the Anglican Church had to be cleansed of Catholic ritual. Winthrop was convinced that God would punish England for its heresy, and believed that English Puritans needed a shelter away from England where they could remain safe during the time of God's wrath. Other Puritans who believed likewise obtained a royal charter for the Massachusetts Bay Company. Charles I of England was apparently unaware that the colony was to be anything other than a commercial venture to America. However, on March 4, 1629, Winthrop signed the Cambridge Agreement with his wealthier Puritan friends, essentially pledging that they would embark on the next voyage and found a new Puritan colony in New England. The colony's land was taken from Native Americans with Winthrop's excuse that the natives hadn't "subdued" the land and thus had no "civil right" to it.[1] 1629 site of Winthrop's first home in Massachusetts, "The Great House" in City Square Park in Charlestown, Massachusetts across the Charles River from Boston 1630 Site of Winthrop's first home in Boston on State Street Winthrop Building, site of Winthrop's final mansion house in Boston Winthrop pledged £400 to the cause and set sail on the ship the Arbella[2]—named after the wife of Isaac Johnson, daughter of Thomas Clinton, 3rd Earl of Lincoln. Winthrop befriended the younger Johnson (29 years old at his death) in earlier days in England, spending many days at Isaac's family home. The first Englishman in the Boston area, Blackstone, was a childhood and best friend of Isaac; they attended seminary together. Isaac's grandmother, the Lady Chatterton, was the daughter of one of the King James Bible translators, and the Johnson family owned two seminaries in England, one still used as a school to this day. Isaac Johnson's family lines can be traced to the earlier Norman Conquest of England from the Johnsons of Rouen, France, and are associated with William "the Bastard" as well as the earlier 968 conquest of southern England (Kent). The Johnsons, per the London Herald of Arms, were part of four crusades and fought with Richard the Lion Heart. Winthrop on Isaac Johnson's death put in probate a sum of over £75,000. Isaac's brother Capt. James Johnson, on his arrival in 1635 was denied his title and right to Isaac's property. With the help of Dudley and others Winthrop kept this wealth in probate, and took fees, for over 30 years. Many documents were destroyed in a very mysterious manner. The documents were part of the "doomsday record" kept by the founders of Boston. Winthrop and others accused Johnson's wife of adultery and placed her on gallows with the rope on neck, only to let her go. Capt. James Johnson's only crime was to allow his wife to have Bible studies in his home with Ann Hutchinson, "a good woman of the Christian faith" who along with the Lady Arbella came from Lincolnshire, England. Claims to inheritance were presented to the royal court in London by the father Abraham Johnson a Sheriff of the Queen (Rutland, North of Nottingham). Isaac Johnson was buried with his wife the Lady Arbella of Lincolnshire on his land, now called King's Chapel, on Tremont Street, Boston. A reference is made to Isaac Johnson in the first chapter of the book The Scarlet Letter. Winthrop endangered his servants for the purpose of running his enterprises and docks; "they had not clean water and many died before Winthrop was urged to move to Boston". Winthrop saw to the hanging of Mary Latham and James Britton in 1644, both found in adultery, but he also admitted to an encounter with an Indian woman at an abandoned settlement not far from his home. Many men searched for him all night only for him to be found not far from home with a very strange story to excuse himself with. John Winthrop had been elected governor of the colony prior to departure in 1629, and he was re-elected many times. As governor he was one of the least radical of the Puritans, trying to keep the number of executions for heresy to a minimum and working to prevent the implementation of more conservative practices such as veiling women, which many Puritans supported. Like his Puritan brethren, Winthrop strove to establish a Christian community that held uniform doctrinal beliefs. It was for this reason that in 1638 he presided over the heresy trial and banishing of Anne Hutchinson from the colony. During this trial Winthrop referred to Hutchinson as an "American Jezebel."[3] Winthrop also subscribed to the belief that the native peoples who lived in the hinterlands around the colony had been struck down by God, who sent disease among them because of their non-Christian beliefs: "But for the natives in these parts, God hath so pursued them, as for 300 miles (480 km) space the greatest part of them are swept away by smallpox which still continues among them. So as God hath thereby cleared our title to this place, those who remain in these parts, being in all not 50, have put themselves under our protection."[4] [edit]Family Wikisource has original works written by or about: John Winthrop Winthrop's Tomb in King's Chapel Burying Ground Winthrop married his first wife, Mary Forth, on 16 April 1605 at Great Stambridge, Essex, England. She bore him six children and died in June 1615. He married his second wife, Thomasine Clopton, on 6 December 1615 at Groton, Suffolk, England. She died on 8 December 1616. On 29 April 1618 at Great Maplestead, Essex, England Winthrop married his third wife, Margaret Tyndal, daughter of Sir John Tyndal and his wife Anna Egerton. Margaret Tyndall gave birth to six children in England before the family emigrated to New England (The Governor, three of his sons, and eight servants in 1630 on the Arbella, and his wife on the second voyage of the Lyon in 1631, leaving their small manor behind). One of their daughters died on the Lyon voyage. Two children were born to them in New England. Margaret died on 14 June 1647 in Boston, Massachusetts. Winthrop then married his fourth wife, Martha Rainsborough, widow of Thomas Coytmore and sister of the famous Levellers Thomas and William Rainborowe, sometime after 20 December 1647 and before the birth of their only child in 1648, he died of natural causes. His son, John Winthrop, the Younger, whose mother was Mary Forth, later became Governor of Connecticut. [edit]Legacy Winthrop is most famous for his "City upon a Hill" sermon (as it is known popularly, its real title being A Model of Christian Charity), in which he declared that the Puritan colonists emigrating to the New World were part of a special pact with God to create a holy community. This speech is often seen as a forerunner to the concept of American exceptionalism. The speech is also well known for arguing that the wealthy had a holy duty to look after the poor. Recent history has shown, however, that the speech was not given much attention at the time of its delivery. Rather than coining these concepts, Winthrop was merely repeating what were widely held Puritan beliefs in his day. The work was not actually published until the nineteenth century, although it was known and circulated in manuscript before that time. Winthrop did publish The Humble Request of His Majesties Loyal Subjects (London, 1630), which defended the emigrants’ physical separation from England and reaffirmed their loyalty to the Crown and Church of England. This work was republished by Joshua Scottow in the 1696 compilation MASSACHUSETTS: or The first Planters of New-England, The End and Manner of their coming thither, and Abode there: In several EPISTLES. Modern American politicians, like Ronald Reagan, continue to cite Winthrop as a source of inspiration. However, those who praise Winthrop fail to note his strident anti-democratic political tendencies. Winthrop stated, for example, "If we should change from a mixed aristocracy to mere democracy, first we should have no warrant in scripture for it: for there was no such government in Israel ... A democracy is, amongst civil nations, accounted the meanest and worst of all forms of government. [To allow it would be] a manifest breach of the 5th Commandment."[5] Winthrop was not governor at the outset of the Pequot war and bore only an indirect responsibility for its outcome. The decision to sell the survivors as slaves in the Bahamas was a societal response and not a personal choice.[citation needed] The Town of Winthrop, Massachusetts, is named after him, as is Winthrop House at Harvard University, though the house is also named for the John Winthrop who briefly served as President of Harvard. Winthrop is also briefly immortalized in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter in the chapter entitled "The Minister's Vigil."[6] John Winthrop's descendants number thousands today, including current U.S. Senator from Massachusetts John Kerry and President George W. Bush.[citation needed]
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