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  John Winthrop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Winthrop (12 January 1587/8–26 March 1649) was elected governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1629 and on 8 April 1630.
Winthrop was extremely religious and subscribed fervently to the Puritan belief that the Anglican Church had to be cleansed of Catholic ritual.
Winthrop was convinced that God would punish England for its heresy, and believed that English Puritans needed a shelter away from England where they could remain safe during the time of God's wrath.
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 John Winthrop, Jr.
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.
Winthrop refused re-election to the government of Massachusetts Bay Colony, was declared a freeman of Connecticut in 1650, and became active in Connecticut politics.
Governor John Winthrop was sent to England in 1661 as the agent of the Connecticut Colony, to obtain a charter.
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 John Winthrop - MSN Encarta
John Winthrop (1588-1649), American colonial administrator of Massachusetts, born in Edwardstone, West Suffolk, England, educated at the University of Cambridge, and trained for the law at Gray's Inn, in London.
Winthrop presided over the court that found Anne Hutchinson guilty and banished her from the colony.
Winthrop's administrative ability and wisdom were in large part responsible for the early prosperity of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
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 John Winthrop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
John Winthrop was born in Suffolk, England in 1587.
John Winthrop was recognized by all as a man of ability, maturity, and faith, and the Company elected him as its governor.
John's wife Margaret was expecting a baby, so he decided to leave her and his oldest son at home for the first year while he went with the first group of settlers.
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 John Winthrop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
John Winthrop was born in Groton, Suffolk, England in 1588.
Winthrop thought that the Church of England should abolish bishops, ecclesiastical courts and other relics of Roman Catholicism such as kneeling and the use of priestly vestment and altars.
Winthrop was granted a charter for the Massachusetts Bay Colony and arrived with 700 settlers in 1630.
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 John Winthrop (1714-1779) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Winthrop (December 19, 1714 – May 3, 1779) (not to be confused with his great-great-great-grandfather John Winthrop, founder of the Massachusetts Bay colony) was the 2nd Hollis Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy in Harvard College.
He was a distinguished astronomer, and corresponded regularly with the Royal Society in London — one of the first American intellectuals to be taken seriously in Europe.
During the nine months in 1775-1776 when Harvard moved to Concord, Massachusetts, Winthrop occupied the house which was later to become famous as The Wayside, home to Louisa May Alcott and Nathaniel Hawthorne in subsequent decades.
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 Winthrop, John, 1588-1649, governor of the Massachusetts Bay colony. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Winthrop, John, 1588-1649, governor of the Massachusetts Bay colony.
It was while he was deputy governor and Sir Henry Vane (1613–62) was governor that Winthrop bitterly and successfully opposed the antinomian beliefs of Anne Hutchinson and her followers, who were supported by Vane.
Winthrop’s journal, which was edited by J. Hosmer and published in 1908 as The History of New England from 1630 to 1649 is one of the most valuable of American historical sources.
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Winthrop's authoritarian strain, one that increased as he got older, has certainly justified a reading of his texts that emphasizes the ways in which he tried to enforce conformity and to perpetuate a traditional patriarchal culture.
Winthrop without any preliminary explanation asks the question why it is that human society, "the condition of mankind," is divided into rich and poor, powerful and weak.
That the Honorable John Winthrop Esquire, son of a prosperous lawyer with an estate inherited from Henry VIII, and the chosen leader of the expedition, should want to remind his subjects that there is a divinely ordained reason for his being in power and for their being subservient to that power needs no further clarification.
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 Glimpses bulletin #22: John Winthrop's "City on a Hill"
Winthrop would become one of the leaders in expanding England's empire in America; more importantly, he was an important instrument in establishing Christian consciousness in the new world.
John Winthrop was elected governor of the Company, and within a short period of time he had enlisted 700 colonists for the new settlement.
In "A Model of Christian Charity," a sermon Winthrop preached during the voyage to America, the Massachusetts governor emphasized that the purpose of their going to America was to increase the body of Christ and to preserve themselves and their children from the corruption of this evil world.
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 John Winthrop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
John Winthrop was born in Suffolk County, England, on January 12, 1587 or 1588.
Winthrop's views differed on occasion from those of the clergy; these disputes led to an eventual inquiry into dissension in the colony, with the result that Winthrop agreed to follow Puritan ideals more closely.
Winthrop successfully argued for its continuation in a letter to the Lords Commissioners for Plantations.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Winthrop, John   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Winthrop, John WINTHROP, JOHN [Winthrop, John] 1588-1649, governor of the Massachusetts Bay colony, b.
Endecott, John ENDECOTT, JOHN [Endecott, John], c.1588-1665, one of the founders of Massachusetts Bay colony, b.
A nephew of Gov. John Winthrop of Massachusetts, he was educated at Harvard.
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 John Winthrop
Winthrop was a member of the Puritan faction within the established Church of England.
Winthrop argued that each must show the same concern for others, as that which ``makes hime carefull of his owne good.'' He outlined rules for giving and lending, and argued that ``wee must be willing to abridge ourselves of our superfluities, for the supply of others' necessities.''
However, Winthrop's polemics in two major controversies in Massachusetts Bay demonstrate that he was seeking to establish a positive conception of freedom, similar to that recognized by Schiller.
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 John Winthrop (Fitz-John)
John Winthrop III, given the old Anglo-French patronymic (personal name) "Fitz" ("son of") to help distinguish him from his father, was probably born at what is now Ipswich, Massachusetts, March 14, 1637/38, the son of John Winthrop, Junior and his second wife, Elizabeth (Reade) Winthrop.
Their grandfather, John Winthrop, Senior, was the first governor of Massachusetts; their talented and well-known father, John Winthrop, Junior was a physician, served in the Connecticut General Assembly, and was himself Governor of the Colony of Connecticut for eighteen years (1657, 1659-1576).
John Winthrop, Junior, was a successful man, and his support and advice were in great demand.
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 John Winthrop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
All leaders in history were smart and did different things but John Winthrop stood out from the rest because he started some of the first colonies in America.
Winthrop later was elected Governor of Massachusetts Bay.
Winthrop in church, preached about God and was saying everyone is a Saint, but they don't really know it.
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 Who is John Winthrop?
The old officers in the colony resigned, and John Winthrop, one of the many wealthy and influential heads of families who had determined to emigrate to Massachusetts in the event of such a change in its political affairs, was chosen governor.
John Humphrey, brother-in-law to the Earl of Lincoln, was chosen deputy-governor, but, on the eve of embarkation, his place was filled by Thomas Dudley, a veteran soldier and then the manager of the estates of the earl.
Winthrop and his companions, consisting of about three hundred families, sailed from Yarmouth in the spring of 1630.
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 John Winthrop (1588-1649)
John Winthrop was born in Suffolk, England, and grew up at Groton Manor, his father’s estate in the English countryside.
Winthrop grew dissatisfied with the Anglican Church and the Monarchy.
To the contrary, historians marvel at Winthrop’s kindness, wisdom, and leadership, and many agree that John Winthrop was one of the princes of the civilization in the United States of America.
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 John Winthrop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
John Winthrop's grandfather, Adam Winthrop (also his father's name), had been a rich clothier of the neighbouring and more famous wool town of Lavenham.
John Winthrop became Lord of the Manor of Groton in 1618 when, after his first and second wives had died within a year, he contracted his third marriage, this time to Margaret Tyndal, the daughter of Sir John Tyndal of Great Maplestead in Essex.
So is John Winthrop's first wife, Mary Forth, "a right Godly woman," who had borne him three sons and three daughters and died in 1615.
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 John Winthrop (1588-1649)
That is, although Winthrop's writings illuminate his biases and assumptions, they "shape" the history of the period as well as record it.
Their shock may be addressed by consulting outside sources (e.g., on the Hutchinson affair) and making them aware of Winthrop's assumptions concerning power, patriarchy, etc., as well as the position and voice of women in the Puritan community.
Winthrop and the Puritans should be approached not only as philosophical, political, and religious figures, but also as real people who struggled daily against nature, hunger, and disease.
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 Amazon.com: John Winthrop: America's Forgotten Founding Father : Books: Francis J. Bremer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Today John Winthrop (1588-1649) is perhaps best remembered for the famous sermon in which he likened the Massachusetts Bay Colony to a "city upon a hill," a model to the world of social and religious order.
Thanks to an absent minded John Winthrop falling into a foul smelling peat bog and surviving (which he took as a sign that he should emigrate to the colonies) the settlers of the Massachusets Bay Company were blessed with a practical and efficient administrator.
Winthrop became involved with the civil government when he was appointed to the Court of Wards and Liveries.
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 Embracing that 'City Upon a Hill': Charles Euchner and William Fowler
Winthrop had decided to leave England to found a godly community, and he summoned his fellow immigrants to offer a reminder of their common purpose.
Winthrop then uttered perhaps the most famous words of community and common responsibility in all of American letters: ''For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill, the eyes of all people are upon us.''
Winthrop may have failed to preserve his city upon a hill, yet his sense of mission and commitment continues to resonate in our society.
www.ksg.harvard.edu /news/opeds/2002/city_hill_euchner_bg_090402.htm   (899 words)

 iBoston - Your Guide to Massachusetts History
John Winthrop, a Puritan lawyer, was a founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and its first
Winthrop was elected Governor before the colony set out from England in 1629, and would continue to govern for fifteen of the colony's first twenty years.
In 1636, when Sir Harry Vane was chosen Governor, Winthrop was deputy, and he led the opposition to Vane in the Anne Hutchinson controversy, on; which issue he was elected over Vane in 1637.
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 John Winthrop's "Experiencia"
Upon the death of Robert C. Winthrop Jr, his widow donated 43 folio and other volumes to the MHS to be housed in the "Winthrop Cabinet".
Winthrop in April 1922 he indicates that he did have a chance to look at a "curious manuscript volume." In 1943 Allyn B. Forbes wrote to Miss Clara B. Winthrop on behalf of the Society, requesting any additional manuscripts (in particular the "commonplace book" of Adam Winthrop).
Miss Winthrop lent some materials to the Society and more came from her estate following her death, yet in none of these transactions is there reference to the manuscript volume of John Winthrop's religious "Experiencia" which Robert C. Winthrop had when he prepared his biography of his ancestor.
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 A Model of Christian Charity --- by Gov. John Winthrop, 1630
The biblical quotations are as Winthrop wrote them, and remain sometimes at slight variance from the King James version.
Winthrop’s intent was to prepare the people for planting a new society in a perilous environment, but his practical wisdom is timeless.
Adam in his first estate was a perfect model of mankind in all their generations, and in him this love was perfected in regard of the habit.
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 PAL:John Winthrop (1588-1649)
One of the founders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Winthrop arrived in 1630 aboard the flagship Arbella.
Winthrop began writing his Journal in 1630 and continued it till his death.
Rutman, Darrett B. Winthrop's Boston: A Portrait of a Puritan Town, 1630-1649.
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 John Winthrop
Born in West Suffolk, England, John Winthrop made major contributions in the founding and chronicling of the history of New England.
Winthrop served as governor in Massachusetts from 1630 to 1634, from 1637 to 1640, and finally from 1646 to 1649.
Winthrop provided the best primary source of information on early Massachusetts Bay by maintaining a journal that was later published as The History of New England (1825-26).
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 SparkNotes: John Winthrop: Context
The England that John Winthrop was born into in 1588 was a nation wracked by generations of religious and social upheaval.
The year Winthrop was born, King Philipof Spain launched an armada against the British hoping to end the Church of England once and for all, but it was beaten back with heavy losses on both sides.
As Winthrop grew older he became increasingly worried about the state of continuing religious strife in his homeland and turned for guidance to the relatively new movement called Puritanism.
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 John Winthrop: First Governor of Massachusetts
Long before becoming the governor of Massachusetts, John Winthrop had a deep understanding of God's divine purposes for the colony.
John Winthrop recognized the plans and purposes that Jesus Christ had for our nation.
However, Winthrop himself was a man of unquestionable integrity and deep humanity.
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