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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).
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
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.