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Rev. John Lothrop

Male 1584 - 1653  (69 years)


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  • Name John Lothrop 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 1584  Etton, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 20 December 1584  Etton, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 8 November 1653  Barnstable, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • John was first ordained a Deacon by the Bishop of Lincoln, he became Curate of Bennington, Hertfordshire in 1607 and Curate of Parish Church at Egerton, Kent about 1611. In 1623 he left Egerton and renounced his church orders, siding with the cause of the Independants. He was called to succeed Rev. Henry Jacob as Pastor of the First Independant Church in Southwark, London in 1624. But trouble with the larger church awaited him, for in 1632 Bishop Laud's warrant officer invades the home where Rev. Lothropp and about 50 of his flock were secretly worshipping. He was taken to Clink Prison, Newgate, London, on April 22, 1632. He visited his dying wife, Hannah, briefly in 1633. Early in 1634 all but Lothropp were released on bail; he, the leader of the Independant group, was deemed too dangerous to be set at liberty. On April 24, 1634 his petition for liberty to go into foreign exile was granted. He arrived in America aboard the Griffin. On January 19, 1634 he was chosen Pastor in Scituate, Massachussetts.

      Rev. John Lothrop removed to Barnstable in 1639 with about half of the members of his Scituate Chruch.

      Savage: John, Scituate, the first minister was bred at Oxford, if the tradition may be trusted, but probably he was there only for a short time, preached, perhaps, at Egerton, in Kent, but certainly in London, where p. Laud caused him to be imprisoned for it, for two years in which time his widow died by whom he had all his children except these by second wife: Barnabas, bapt. at S. 6 June 1636; Abigail, wh. was bapt. at Barnstable, 3 Nov. 1639, the first in that ch. Bathshua, bapt. 27 Feb. 1642; John, 9 Feb. 1645; and two, wh. d. soon aft. b. 30 July 1638 and 25 Jan. 1650. On liberat. from prison he embark. for Boston 1634, hav. fellow-passeng. Rev. Zachary Symmes, celebr. Ann Hutchinson, and many others, arr. in Sept. and 27th of that mo. went to S. there m. sec. w. Ann, wh. long outliv. him, dying 25 Feb. 1688; On 18 Jan. 1635, the ch. at S. were gather. for enjoy. the benefit of his services, as in Deane's Hist. 167, is told, but the author. ment. that the centenn. annivers. would occur on 7 Jan. 1835, deduct. eleven days, whereas the true annivers. requir. addit. of ten days, must have been 28 of the mo. He rem. to Barnstable with a large part of his flock, 11 Oct. 1639, and was held in honor to his d. 8 Nov. 1653. His will, made 10 Aug. bef. provides for w. the eldest s. Thomas, and Benjamin, beside John, wh. was in Eng. and ds. Jane and Barbara Jane m. 8 Apr. 1635, says her f. Samuel Fuller; Barbara m. 19 July 1638, .... Emerson; and Abigail m. 7 Oct. 1657, James Clark. It is much regretted that no better acco. of this eminent confessor is obtaina. than a descend. of our days compil. in 2 Hist. Coll. I. 163, for in Mather nothing but his name in the list is giv. Ch. beside those already nam. were his sec. and third s. Samuel and Joseph, both brot. from Eng.

      There’s an article on John Lothrop in The Great Migration. [1, 2, 3]
    Person ID I6457  Schirado
    Last Modified 22 July 2012 

    Father Thomas Lothrop,   b. 15 June 1536, Cherry Burton, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 October 1606, Etton, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Mary Salte,   d. 6 January 1587/8, Etton, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 2 September 1575  Etton, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F56455  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Hannah House,   b. 1590, Eastwell, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 February 1633/4, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 16 October 1610  Eastwell, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Lothrop,   b. ca February 1612/3, Eastwell, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1701, Barnstable, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)
    +2. Jane Lothrop,   b. about September 1614, Egerton, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Anne Lothrop,   b. about May 1616, Egerton, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 30 April 1617, Egerton, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     4. John Lothrop,   b. ca February 1617/8, Egerton, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Barbara Lothrop,   b. about October 1619, Egerton, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Hon. Samuel Lathrop,   b. about 1622, Egerton, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 February 1700, Norwich, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
    +7. Joseph Lothrop,   b. about April 1624, Eastwell, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1702, Barnstable, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
    +8. Benjamin Lothrop,   b. about December 1626, Eastwell, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 July 1691, Charlestown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
    Family ID F4624  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Anna,   d. 25 February 1687/8, Barnstable, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 14 June 1635  Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Barnabas Lothrop,   b. about 1636, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 October 1715  (Age ~ 79 years)
     2. (infant daughter) Lothrop,   b. about 1638, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. July 1638  (Age ~ 0 years)
    +3. Abigail Lothrop,   b. about 1639, Barnstable, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Bathshua Lothrop,   b. ca 1641/2, Barnstable, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 January 1722/3, Dorchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
     5. Elizabeth Lothrop,   b. say 1643, Barnstable, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. John Lothrop,   b. about 1645, Barnstable, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 February 1727, Barnstable, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
     7. (infant son) Lothrop,   b. ca 1649/50, Barnstable, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 25 January 1649/50, Barnstable, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Family ID F4625  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S37] Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston,).

    2. [S3] L. Vernon Briggs, (1938).

    3. [S136] John Adams Vinton, (Portland, ME: Brown Thurston & Co, 1876).


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