The Younger Gov John WINTHROP

The Younger Gov John WINTHROP

Male 1606 - 1676  (70 years)

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name John WINTHROP  [1, 2, 3
    • Colonial Royal Governor. he was the first Royal Governor of Connecticut serving in 1657, and from 1659 to his death in 1676. [1]
    • Migrated to New England the first time aboard the 'Lyon', November 1631, age 25, as the head of a group consisting of his first wife, Martha, sister Mary, step-mother Margaret (Tyndal) Winthrop, and half-brother, Adam (youngest half sister Anne, age about a year and half, died at sea a week after their departure from England), and the widow and infant daughter of his brother Henry Winthrop, joining his father Gov. John Winthrop and brothers Stephen and Samuel who had come in the Winthrop Fleet at Boston. His brother Henry had drowned on arrival at Salem in July 1630. Settled at Boston, became a founder of Agawam (Ipswich), later of Saybrook, Pequot (New London), New Have and Hartford, Connecticut.

      After the death of his first wife and daughter at Ipswich, John sailed back to England in 1634 'in the winter time, in a small and weak ship, bound for Barnstaple, were driven by foul weather upon the coast of Ireland...and were brought, through many desperate dangers, into Gallway.' From there he went to Dublin, Antrim, into Scotland and England 'and all the way he met with persons of quality, whose thoughts were towards New England, who observed his coming among them as a special providence of God.'

      He second arrival in Boston was on the 'Abigail' in October 1635 after ten weeks from Plymouth, England. This time John brought his new wife, Elizabeth, and half-brother Deane Winthrop, about 12. His step-father-in-law, Rev. Hugh Peter was also a passenger. John subsequently was governor of the plantation of Saybrook for a year. In August 1641 he sailed the second time out of New England for London, where he stayed for more than two years. His third trip to New England began at Gravesend in May 1643 but with many delays did not arrive in the colonies until that autumn.

      Having obtained grants in the Pequot lands of Connecticut, John eventually removed from Massachusetts, settled at New London, and shortly later became governor of the Connecticut Colony. He made his third trip back to England in 1661, where he obtained the Royal charter for Connecticut, and returned on his fourth and final trip from England to New England in 1663. [2]
    Title The Younger 
    Prefix Gov 
    Born 12 Feb 1606  Groton, co Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Apr 1676  Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Buried Kings Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I75967  Main Tree
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2018 

    Father Gov. John WINTHROP,   b. 23 Jan 1588, Edwardstone, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1649, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary FORTH,   b. 1 Jan 1590, Great Stambridge, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1615, Groton, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 16 Apr 1605  Edwardstone, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Family ID F06629  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Martha FONES,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug or Sep 1634 
    Married 8 Feb 1630/1  Groton, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Daughter WINTHROP,   b. Agawam, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug or Sep 1634, Agawam, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F36936  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth READE,   b. 1615, Wickford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1672, Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 6 Jul 1635  St. Matthew, Firday Street, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth WINTHROP,   c. 3 Jul 1636, Boston, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1716, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)  [Birth]
     2. Fitz John WINTHROP,   b. 14 Mar 1637/8, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1707, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [Birth]
     3. Lucy WINTHROP,   b. 28 Jan 1639/40, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1676, New London, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)  [Birth]
     4. Waitstill WINTHROP,   b. 27 Feb 1641/2, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1717, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [Birth]
     5. Mary WINTHROP,   b. 6 Sep 1644, Dedham, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     6. Margaret WINTHROP,   b. 1646,   d. 29 Nov 1711  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
     7. Martha WINTHROP,   b. Bef 14 Aug 1648,   d. 27 Sep 1712, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)  [Birth]
     8. Anne WINTHROP,   b. prob. Bef 23 Feb 1650/1,   d. 27 Jun 1704  (Age ~ 53 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F35989  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Feb 1606 - Groton, co Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Feb 1630/1 - Groton, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Jul 1635 - St. Matthew, Firday Street, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Apr 1676 - Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    John Winthrop, Colonial Royal Governor.
    John Winthrop, Colonial Royal Governor.
    Son of Gov. John Winthrop of Massachusetts. He was the first Royal Governor of Connecticut serving in 1657, and from 1659 to his death in 1676.

    Photo From Find A Grave - added by: vl beck

  • Sources 
    1. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.

    2. [S8841] Early New England Families, 1641 - 1700, Vol. 1, American Ancestor.org.

    3. [S8970] Northern New York American Canadian Genealogical Society: Lifelines, Vol. 33, Issues 1 and 2, Whole Nos. 63 and 64.