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Jane Winthrop

Female 1592 - 1656  (63 years)


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  • Name Jane Winthrop 
    Born 14 Jun 1592  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Baptised 17 Jun 1592  [3
    Died 16 May 1656 
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Person ID I27158  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2020 

    Father Adam Winthrop,   b. 10 Aug 1548, St. Peter's, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 28 Mar 1623, Groton Manor, Edwardstone, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 74 years) 
    Mother Anne Browne,   b. of Edwardstone, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1629 
    Married 20 Feb 1580  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Family ID F3191  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas Gostlin,   b. of Groton, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1649 
    Married 5 Jan 1612  [1, 3, 9
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F16207  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • It is remarkably difficult to ascertain the death date of Jane Winthrop. The crowdsourced genealogy sites are infested with the idea that she died on 5 Jan 1612, which is fact the date of her marriage to Thomas Gostlin[g]. She was definitely alive on 4 Mar 1631 when John Winthrop, Jr., in a letter to his wife Martha, commended her to convey his love to "vncle and aunt Gostlin." The widely-referenced Evidences of the Winthrops of Groton (citation details below) appears to have been printed with a typographic error showing her death date as 16 May 1616. All the copies we can find online have been hand-corrected, but in most cases, the correction is itself illegible; it is impossible to tell whether it should read 1656 or 1666. Finally, the copy at Harvard, one of the four copies offered on Hathitrust, is corrected in a fashion that unambiguously reads 1656.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3822] Winthrop Family Papers site at the Massachusetts Historical Society.

    2. [S3823] Evidences of the Winthrops of Groton, Co. Suffolk, England by Joseph James Muskett and Robert C. Winthrop. 1894.

    3. [S3825] Milton Rubincam, "A Winthrop-Bernadotte Pedigree." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 103:246, Oct 1949.

    4. [S154] The Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1915., says 1579.

    5. [S1123] Suffolk Manorial Families: Being the County Visitations and Other Pedigrees ed. Joseph James Muskett. Exeter: William Pollard & Co., Ltd, 1900., says 1579.

    6. [S1139] Ancestral Lines, Third Edition: 206 Families in England, Wales, the Netherlands, Germany, New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California, 1998., says 1579.

    7. [S2906] Puritans and Pedigrees: The Deep Roots of the Great Migration to New England by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2018.

    8. [S3825] Milton Rubincam, "A Winthrop-Bernadotte Pedigree." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 103:246, Oct 1949., says 1579.

    9. [S1123] Suffolk Manorial Families: Being the County Visitations and Other Pedigrees ed. Joseph James Muskett. Exeter: William Pollard & Co., Ltd, 1900.