Rev John LOTHROP

Male 1584 - 1653  (69 years)


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  • Name John LOTHROP  [1, 2
    • He matriculated at Queen's College, Cambridge, 1601; M.A., 1606; was perpetual curate of Egerton, 48 m. S.E. of London. In 1623, he renounced this living and espoused in violation of the law. He was arrested with many of his congregation, Apr. 22, 1632. he wife died while he was in prison. After this event, his children visited the Archbishop, who took pity on them, releasing their father, provided he would go to New England. He arrived at Boston, Sept. 18, 1634, in company with 32 of his congregation; others of it having preceded him. (Atwater's New Haven, p. 39.) He immediately located at Scituate, where he was warmly welcomed and a house for his family of "meane proportions", was quickly built by willing hands. Mr. Otis describes it thus: "The walls were made of poles filled between with stones and clay, the roof thatched, the chimney to the mantel, of rough stone and above of cob work, the windows of oiled paper and the floor of hand sawed planks." Of the beginnings of his work, there is a record by Dr. Stiles of Yale. In October, 1639, he with a large number of his congregation removed to Barnstable, bringing with them the crops they had raised at Scituate. He was a strong man and an independent thinker, holding views far in advance of his tie, which he fearlessly proclaimed in both the old and new worlds. It has been said of him: "No pastor was ever more beloved by his people and one ever had a greater influence for good." He is accounted one of the great religious fathers of New England. [1]
    Prefix Rev 
    Born 1584  Elton, Yorks, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Christened 20 Dec 1584  Elton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Lothropp 
    Fact Son of Thomas Lathrop of Cherry Burton, York, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 08 Nov 1653  Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I35089  Main Tree
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2016 

    Family 1 Hannah HOUSE,   b. 1590, Eastwell, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1632/3, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 10 Oct 1610  Eastwell, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Children 
     1. Jane LOTHROP,   b. 29 Sep 1614, Egerton, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1659 and 31 Oct 1683  (Age 44 years)  [Birth]
     2. Anne LOTHROP,   b. May 1616, Egerton, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1617  (Age ~ 0 years)  [Birth]
     3. John LOTHROP,   b. 22 Feb 1616/17, Egerton, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1653  (Age 35 years)  [Birth]
     4. Barbara LOTHROP,   b. 31 Oct 1619, Egerton, Huddersfield, Yorks, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Egerton, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     5. Thomas LOTHROP,   c. 21 Feb 1612/3, Eastwell, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1707, Watertown, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 93 years)  [Birth]
     6. Samuel LOTHROP,   b. Between 1622 and 1623, Egerton, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1698/99, Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)  [Birth]
     7. Capt Joseph LATHROP,   b. 11 Apr 1624, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1702, Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [Birth]
     8. Benjamin LATHROP,   b. Dec 1626, Eastwell, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jul 1691, Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F09534  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anna HAMMOND,   b. 1616, Lavenham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 25 Feb 1686 and 1687, Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 27 Sep 1634  [2
    Married Between 17 Feb 1635 and 1636  [3
    Children 
     1. Barnabas LOTHROP,   b. 06 Jun 1636, Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1715, Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [Birth]
     2. Abigail LOTHROP,   b. 02 Nov 1639, Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jan 1722/3  (Age 83 years)  [Birth]
     3. Bathsheba LATHROP,   b. 27 Feb 1640/1, Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jan 1722/3, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [Birth]
     4. Capt John LATHROP,   b. 09 Feb 1643/44, Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1727, Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [Birth]
     5. Elizabeth LATHROP,   b. 1646, Scituate, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1690, Wallingford, New Haven Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years)  [Natural]
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F09472  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1584 - Elton, Yorks, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact - - Son of Thomas Lathrop of Cherry Burton, York, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Oct 1610 - Eastwell, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 08 Nov 1653 - Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S3597] "Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England" My Ancestors Part in that Undertaking, Ernest Flagg.

    2. [S03041] RootsWeb: World Connect - Ancestors of Neil Conway by Gary Silverstein.

    3. [S02589] Lothropp.org: Lathrop Family Foundation - Lathrop Ancestors of Jonathan Lathrop.