Gov. John Winthrop, Jr.

Gov. John Winthrop, Jr.

Male 1606 - 1676

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  • Name  Gov. John Winthrop, Jr.  [1
    • Governor of Connecticut, 1651-1676
    Title  Gov. 
    Suffix  Jr. 
    Born  12 Feb 1606  Groton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1676 
    Buried  10 Apr 1676  Kings Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk Co, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2676  adkinshorton
    Last Modified  24 Jul 2019 

    Father  John Winthrop, Sr.,   b. 12 Jan 1587, Edwardston, Suffolk Co, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1649, Boston, Suffolk Co, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  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.
    Family ID  F18640  Group Sheet

    Family  Martha Fones,   b. 21 Jan 1609 
    Married  1630 
    Children 
    >1. Margaret Winthrop
    Family ID  F18637  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Gov. John Winthrop, Jr.
    Gov. John Winthrop, Jr.
    Governor of Connecticut
    (Painting by George Frederick Wright)

    Histories
    Winthrop, Gov John Jr- Sketch of John Winthrop the Younger (PDF)
    Winthrop, Gov John Jr- Sketch of John Winthrop the Younger (PDF)
    Sketch of John Winthrop, Jr., Governor of Connecticut, son of John Sr., Governor of Massachusetts Colony.
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    Winthrop, Gov John Jr- (Short Version) Sketch of (PDF)
    Winthrop, Gov John Jr- (Short Version) Sketch of (PDF)
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    Winthrop, Gov John Jr- Connecticut Charter Letter (PDF)
    Winthrop, Gov John Jr- Connecticut Charter Letter (PDF)
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  • Notes 
    • Born at Groton, in Suffolk, February 12, 1605/06, he was fitted for college in the celebrated Free Grammar School founded by Edward VI. at Bury St. Edmunds, where he learned to think and act for himself, as every boy of spirit must when away from home and thrown upon his own resources. p.1...(Sketch)

      He had now entered the seventieth year of a life which had
      involved unremitting exertion and much exposure to severity of climate. It is not therefore to be wondered at that the pressure of physical infirmities had begun to bear heavily upon him, but when, for the third time, he asked permission to relinquish the helm to a younger pilot, proposing to recruit his health by a voyage to England,'(^2) he was met by such a chorus of remonstrance that he resigned himself to die in harness, nor had he long to wait. In September, 1675, he proceeded to Boston to attend a protracted session of the Commissioners of the United Colonies. In March, 1676, when preparing to return to Hartford, he took cold, became feeble, and on the 10th of April was laid beside his father in what is now King's Chapel grave-yard. - "Sketch of John Winthrop the Younger" p.58

  • Sources 
    1. [S18802] Sketch of John Winthrop the Younger, 58.
      He had now entered the seventieth year of a life which had involved unremitting exertion and much exposure to severity of climate. It is not therefore to be wondered at that the pressureof physical infirmities had begun to bear heavily upon him, but when, for the third time, he asked permission to relinquish the helm to a younger pilot, proposing to recruit his health by a voyage to England,'(^2) he was met by such a chorus of remonstrance that he resigned himself to die in harness, nor had he long to wait. In September, 1675, he proceeded to Boston to attend a protracted session of the Commissioners of the United Colonies. In March, 1676, when preparing to return to Hartford, he took cold, became feeble, and on the 10th of April was laid beside his father in what is now King's Chapel grave-yard.


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