Winthrop


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Win·throp

 (wĭn′thrəp), John 1588-1649.
English-born American colonial administrator who served several terms as governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony between 1630 and 1649. His son John (1606-1676) was three times governor of Connecticut (1636, 1657, and 1659-1676), and his grandson John (1638-1707), born in America, was also governor of Connecticut (1698-1707).

Winthrop

(ˈwɪnˌθrɒp)
n
1. (Biography) John. 1588–1649, English lawyer and colonist, first governor of the Massachusetts Bay colony: the leading figure among the Puritan settlers of New England
2. (Biography) his son, John. 1606–76, English lawyer and colonist; a founder of Agawan (now Ipswich), Massachusetts; governor of Connecticut

Win•throp

(ˈwɪn θrəp)

n.
1. John, 1588–1649, English colonist in America: 1st governor of the Massachusetts Bay colony.
2. his son, John, 1606–76, colonial governor of Connecticut 1657, 1659–76.
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The good old minister came freshly from the death-chamber of Governor Winthrop, who had passed from earth to heaven within that very hour.
I had spent the better part of the night at the bedside of the worshipful Governor Winthrop, doing what my poor skill might to give him ease.
For, as our good Governor Winthrop was made an angel this past night, it was doubtless held fit that there should be some notice thereof
Winthrop, if you'll bring me any proof as I'm in the wrong, I'm not the man to say I won't alter.
but the old gentleman and you are two folks," said Ben Winthrop.
Why, Dowlas, that's easy betting, that is," said Ben Winthrop.
Our affections as citizens embrace the whole extent of the Union, and the names of Raleigh, Smith, Winthrop, Calvert, Penn and Oglethorpe excite in our minds recollections equally pleasing and gratitude equally fervent with those of Carver and Bradford.
The fathers of the people, those of fourscore years and upwards, were disturbed, deeming it strange that they should forget one of such evident authority, whom they must have known in their early days, the associate of Winthrop, and all the old councillors, giving laws, and making prayers, and leading them against the savage.
Among the passengers was John Winthrop, who had sold the estate of his forefathers, and was going to prepare a new home for his wife and children in the wilderness.
Foot Note: There is a statue representing John Winthrop in Scollay Square in Boston.
Johnson had gone, with Governor Winthrop and most of the other passengers, to Boston, where he intended to build a house for Lady Arbella and himself.
The estate at Winthrop is not less than two hundred and fifty acres, besides the farm near Taunton, which is some of the best land in the country.