WINTHROP, John "Jack", Governor [1606-1676] -- Colonial governor
Son of John Winthrop, the elder, Governor of Massachusetts,
he was also a colonial governor;
Landed at Boston (1631);
Leader of a group that settled Ipswich (1633);
In England (1634-35), where he was commissioned (July 1635)
governor of a new plantation in Connecticut sponsored by
Lord Saye and Lord Brooke (after whom the town of Saybrook was named);
Acted as governor (1636) and then returned to Massachusetts;
Later took up permanent abode in Connecticut and was governor (1657, 1659-76);
Obtained a new liberal charter for Connecticut in 1662.
Bookmarks (off-site links)
- Works by John Winthrop, the Younger
- Works about
- John Winthrop From the CT State Library
- Winthrop, John, 1606-76, colonial governor in America
From: The Governers of Connecticut
By: Frederick Calvin Norton
- John Winthrop, Jr., of Connecticut, The First Govenor of the East End Transcript of Lecture Delivered By Richard S. Dunn, Ph D. on September 12, 1998
- The Avalon Project : Charter of Connecticut - 1662 Which, of course, mentions the "well beloved John Winthrop" numerous times.
- The Pequot War
- Memorials and tributes
- NYSL- The Winthrop Collection Even though the [Lion] was overloaded, Winthrop insisted it carry "a barrell of bookes." The good fortune of the New York Society Library is that the books first brought to the Colonies in the overladen vessel and others collected by Winthrop and his descendants were given to the Library by Francis Winthrop in 1812. They have formed its valuable, much-prized Winthrop Collection ever since.
- Bibliographies and Link Farms