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Rev. John Lothropp

Male Bef 1584 - 1653  (> 68 years)


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  • Name John Lothropp 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born Bef 20 Dec 1584  Etton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 20 Dec 1584  Etton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 8 Nov 1653  Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I9141  Nielsen Hayden genealogy
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2016 

    Father Thomas Lothropp,   d. Bef 9 Nov 1506, Etton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Maud,   d. Bef 6 Jun 1588, Etton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4243  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Howse,   b. Bef 5 May 1594, Egerton, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 24 Apr 1634, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 39 years) 
    Married 16 Oct 1610  Eastwell, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Children 
    +1. Jane Lathrop,   b. Bef 29 Sep 1614, Egerton, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 31 Oct 1683  (Age < 69 years)
    +2. Samuel Lathrop,   b. Abt 1621,   d. 28 Feb 1700, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2017 09:48:20 
    Family ID F5119  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Arrived 18 Sep 1634 on the Griffin. First at Scituate, then to Barnstable 1639.

      From Wikipedia:

      "Rev. John Lothropp (1584-1653) -- sometimes spelled Lothrop or Lathrop -- was an English Anglican clergyman, who became a Congregationalist minister and emigrant to New England. He was the founder of Barnstable, Massachusetts.[*] Perhaps Lothropp's principal claim to fame is that he was a strong proponent of the idea of the Separation of Church and State (also called 'Freedom of Religion'), keeping the government out of religion and religion out of the government. This idea was considered heretical in England during his time, but eventually became the mainstream view of people in the United States of America, because of the efforts of John Lothropp and others. Lothropp left an indelible mark on the culture of New England, and through that, upon the rest of the country. He has had many notable descendents, including at least 6 US presidents, as well as many other prominent Governors, and government and business people."

      [* He was a founder of Barnstable, perhaps; certainly a prominent early citizen. Wikipedia's article about Barnstable says that "the founder" was the Rev. Joseph Hull (1595-1665), also an ancestor of Teresa's. --PNH]

      From soc.genealogy.medieval:

      From: "John Steele Gordon"
      Subject: Re: Hannah Howse (b. 1594)
      Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 21:49:23 GMT

      The Rev. John Lothrop and Hannah House are the 5th great grandparents of President Ulysses S. Grant, 8th great grandparents of President Franklin Roosevelt, the 10th great grandparents of President George Bush and the 11th great grandparents of President George W. Bush. In addition, the Rev. Lothrop and his wife, who had a total of nine children, have a vast progeny, including several hundred thousand, at the least, alive today. Among the more famous of their descendants are John Pierpont Morgan, Jr.; George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon, Viceroy of India; John Hinckley, who attempted to assassinate Pres. Ronald Reagan; Sir Robert Borden, Prime Minister of Canada; Sarah Caldwell, the conductor; Brooke Shields, the actress; Georgia O'Keefe, the artist; William Carrier, the inventor of air conditioning; Joseph Smith, the Mormon prophet; Alfred Fuller, founder of the Fuller Brush Company; Melville Fuller, Chief Justice of the United States; Hart Crane, the author; Frederick Law Olmstead, the landscape designer; Charles Post, founder of Post Cereals; Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York; George Kennon, the diplomat; Charles Guiteau, the assassin of President James Garfield; Henry Wallace, Vice President of the United States; Oliver Wendall Holmes, the poet, and his son, the Supreme Court Justice; Louis Auchincloss, the author; Robert Bacon, United States Secretary of State; Sir Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak; Kingman Brewster, President of Yale; Louis Comfort Tiffany, the glassmaker; and George Gilder, the economist.

  • Sources 
    1. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-6, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    2. [S119] Ancestors and Descendants of Andrew Lee and Clarinda Knapp Allen, by Gerald R. Fuller. Esther Fuller Dial, ed. The Andrew Lee Allen Family Organization, 1952.

    3. [S160] Wikipedia.

    4. [S507] Clifford L. Stott, "Lothrop and House Entries in the Parish Registers of Eastwell, Kent." The American Genealogist 70:250, October 1995.

    5. [S1242] Craig L. Dalley, "Religious and Political Radicalism in London: The Family of Thomas Howse, with Massachusetts Connections, 1642-1665." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 170:25, Winter 2016.