John WINTHROP, Sr.

John WINTHROP, Sr.

Male 1587 - 1649

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  • Name  John WINTHROP, Sr. 
    Suffix  Sr. 
    Born  12 Jan 1587  Edwardston, Suffolk Co, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • As of the publication of The Story of John Winthrop 1st Gov of MA in 1891, this birth date (Jan 12 1587) was expressed in modern calendar dates as January 22, 1588.
    Gender  Male 
    Died  26 Mar 1649  Boston, Suffolk Co, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • But the governor's hour was come. He fell asleep, "in the great consolations of God," March 26, 1649, in his sixty-second year. - John Winthrop First Gov MA
    Buried  03 Apr 1649  King's Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk Co, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • The funeral was delayed till John could come from Connecticut. It was to be so ordered - as said the summons, dated "your father's parlor," despatched by fleet-footed Indian messenger, the ever troublesome Bellingham its first signer-" that it may appeare of what precious account & desert he hath ben, & how blessed his memoriall." It took place April 3, being conducted " with great solemnity and honour," both civic and military. The place of interment was what is now called the King's Chapel Burying-ground, - the spot to be seen at this day.
    Person ID  I2677  adkinshorton
    Last Modified  2 Jan 2013 

    Father  Adam Winthrop, III,   b. 10 Aug 1548, London, St. Peter's Parish, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1623, Groton Manor, Groton, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Anne Browne,   d. 1629 
    Married  20 Feb 1579 
    Notes 
    • Anne Browne was Adam III's second wife, after Alice Still of Grantham, County Lincolnshire, England, daughter of William Still. Alice died in childbirth in 1577.
    • "John, the only sonne of Adam Winthrop and Anne his wife, was borne in Edwardston abovesaid on Thursday about 5 of the clocke in the morning the 12 daie of January anno 1587 in the 30 yere of the reigne of Qu: Eliza:"

      So, exactly, reads his birth-record, - a smiling one, plainly,?as his father set it down in his private diary a little more than three hundred years ago. The date is expressed after the rule of the Old Style; now it would be Jan. 22, 1588. Win the year preceding the fated Queen of Scots had laid her fair head upon the block. The last night of the July following saw the signal-fires flaming all up the coast that announced the arrival of the Armada in the Channel. The child was born away from home, under the roof, probably, of his maternal grandparents. Adam Winthrop lived at Groton, contiguous to Edwardston, in the lower part of Suffolk, sixty miles northeast of London; was lord of Groton Manor, an estate granted to his father - also named Adam, as was his father before him - by Henry VIII, at the dissolution of the monasteries.
    Family ID  F26444  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Forth,   b. 01 Jan 1583,   d. 06 Jun 1615, Groton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  16 Apr 1605  Great Stambridge, County Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • John and Mary were married by Ezekiel Culverwell.
    Children 
    >1. John WINTHROP, Jr.,   b. 12 Feb 1606, Groton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1676
    Family ID  F18640  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Mar 1649 - Boston, Suffolk Co, MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    John Winthrop, Sr. - 1st Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony
    John Winthrop, Sr. - 1st Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony
    from John Winthrop, 1st Gov Mass Colony - www.archive.org
    John Winthrop (with signature)
    John Winthrop (with signature)
    from John Winthrop, 1st Gov Mass Colony - www.archive.org

    Headstones
    John Winthrop Sr.
    John Winthrop Sr.

    Histories
    John Winthrop First Governor of the Masschusetts Colony
    John Winthrop First Governor of the Masschusetts Colony
    by Joseph Hopkins Twichell, 1898 [12MB PDF]
    www.archive.org
    The Puritan Dilemma
    The Puritan Dilemma
    The Story of John Winthrop [ PDF ]
    by Edmund S. Morgan 1958
    Governor Winthrop's Farm
    Governor Winthrop's Farm
    A Chapter of Old Bedford's History [ 1.4MB PDF ]
    by Abram English Brown 1892
    www.archive.org

  • Sources 
    1. [S18803] John Winthrop First Governor of the Massachusetts Colony, 12.
      "John, the only sonne of Adam Winthrop and Anne his wife, was borne in Edwardston abovesaid on Thursday about 5 of the clocke in the morning the 12 daie of January anno 1587 in the 30 yere of the reigne of Qu: Eliza:"
      So, exactly, reads his birth-record, ? a smiling one, plainly,?as his father set it down in his private diary a little more than three hundred years ago. The date is expressed after the rule of the Old Style ; now it would be Jan. 22, 1588.
      Chapter II, The Coming Man, p.12

    2. [S18803] John Winthrop First Governor of the Massachusetts Colony, 231.
      But the governor's hour was come. He fell asleep, "in the great consolations of God," March 26, 1649, in his sixty-second year.

    3. [S18803] John Winthrop First Governor of the Massachusetts Colony, 231.
      But the governor's hour was come. He fell asleep, "in the great consolations of God," March 26, 1649, in his sixty-second year.

      The funeral was delayed till John could come from Connecticut. It was to be so ordered - as said the summons, dated "your father's parlor," despatched by fleet-footed Indian messenger, the ever troublesome Bellingham its first signer-" that iay appeare of what precious account & desert he hath ben, & how blessed his memoriall." It took place April 3, being conducted " with great solemnity and honour," both civic and military. The place of interment was what is now called the King's Chapel Burying-ground, - the spot to be seen at this day.


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