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  2. John Winthrop - Wikipedia

    Winthrop's eldest son John Winthrop the Younger Winthrop documented his religious life, keeping a journal beginning 1605 in which he described his religious experiences and feelings. [22] [29] In it, he described his failures to keep "divers vows" and sought to reform his failings by God's grace, praying that God would "give me a new heart, joy ...

  3. John Winthrop | Significance, Beliefs, City upon a Hill

    John Winthrop (born January 22 [January 12, Old Style], 1588, Edwardstone, Suffolk, England—died April 5 [March 26], 1649, Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony [U.S.]) first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the chief figure among the Puritan founders of New England.. Background and early life. Winthrop’s father was a newly risen country gentleman whose 500-acre (200-hectare) estate ...

  4. John Winthrop - World History Encyclopedia

    John Winthrop (l. c. 1588-1649 CE) was an English lawyer best known as the Puritan leader of the first large wave of the Great Migration of Puritans from England to North America in 1630 CE and governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (founded in 1628 CE) which they settled and expanded upon, and the founder of the city of Boston. Winthrop is also known for the conflicts between his government ...

  5. John Winthrop summary | Britannica

    His son, John Winthrop (1606–76), was an influential governor of Connecticut (1659–76). American colonies Summary. American colonies, the 13 British colonies that were established during the 17th and early 18th centuries in what is now a part of the eastern United States. The colonies grew both geographically along the Atlantic coast and ...

  6. John Winthrop - Puritanism, Anne Hutchinson, Colonial Governor

    John Winthrop. John Winthrop - Puritanism, Anne Hutchinson, Colonial Governor: The greatest outrage to Winthrop by far, however, came when Anne Hutchinson, a mere woman, gained control of his Boston church in 1636 and endeavoured to convert the whole colony to a religious position that Winthrop considered blasphemous. It was he who led the ...

  7. John Winthrop - American Literature - Oxford Bibliographies

    He was first chosen by the investors of the Massachusetts Bay Company in 1629 and after the settlement of the colony in 1630 was selected by the freemen to serve as governor in annual elections through 1634 and then again in 1637–1640, 1642–1644, and 1646 until his death in 1649.

  8. John Winthrop - New World Encyclopedia

    John Winthrop (January 12, 1588 – March 26, 1649) led a group of English Puritans to the New World, joined the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1629 and was elected their first governor on April 8, 1630. As governor of the Colony, he established the center of government at Boston.

  9. John Winthrop, Jr. - Museum of Connecticut History

    John Winthrop, often known as “John Winthrop, Junior” or “the Younger”, was the eldest son of John Winthrop, first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and Mary Forth, his first wife. His parents were wealthy, and in 1622, at age 16, he was sent to Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, for a general education.

  10. John Winthrop the Younger - Wikipedia

    Grist mill ( Winthrop Mill) built by Winthrop in New London in 1650 (1910 photo) First page of a diary kept by Winthrop of his journey from Boston to Saybrook, Connecticut, in 1645. John Winthrop the Younger (February 12, 1606 – April 6, 1676) was an early governor of the Connecticut Colony, and he played a large role in the merger of several ...

  11. John Winthrop (1588 - 1649) - U.S. National Park Service

    John Winthrop (1588 - 1649) John Winthrop was born in England in January of 1588. He trained in the law profession. He became involved with the Massachusetts Bay Company in 1629. In April of the following year, Winthrop led a group of colonists to New England. They founded several communities on the shores of Massachusetts Bay.