Lathrop Genealogy Page for comments about his parents. His father was
Thomas Lathrop of Cherry Burton. His mother is not certain, but is NOT
Mary Salte. She could be one of three wives of Thomas Lathrop, probably
the second one - whose identity is given variously as Mary Howell and Maud
"John Lothropp has been ranked as one of the four most prominent
colonial ministers in America. His spiritual and political strength
not only was emulated by his sons and daughters, but has been evidenced
in the lives of thousands of his descendants in the past four centuries
They include presidents of the United States, a prime minister of Canada,
authors, financiers, politicians, and last but certainly not least,
key leaders among religious groups throughout the centuries and spanning
the continent. " "Biography of John Lothrop (1584-1653)",
by Richard Price
Founder of Barnstable, Mass: John Lathrop
and his followers initially settled in Scituate, Mass. But, their religious
differences with the inhabitants caused them to look elsewhere to live.
Although, some individuals lived in the area of Barnstable, Plymouth Co,
Mass, the moving of John Lathrop and his followers to Barnstable is considered
the founding of the town. He lived there until he died, in 1653.
1) Hannah House/Howse, married October 10, 1610 in Eastwell, Kent,
Eight children. Died in England before John and the children migrated.
2) Ann (___). This woman is not a Hammond, or a Hammond widow, as
has been postulated. (See TGMB sketch on John Lathrop). It is possible
that they married in England before immigration in 1634. Six children.
Immigration: Immigrated, as widower, with
eight children, on Griffin, arriving Sep 1634. Governor Winthrop's journal
entry of Sept. 18, 1634: "The Griffin and another ship now arriving with
about 200 passengers. Mr. Lathrop and Mr. Sims, two godly ministers coming
in the same ship".
Persecuted in England: "The Rev John
Lothrop renounced his orders and resigned from his cure at Egerton abt
1623 to succeed Henry jacob as pastor of an independent colngregation was
raided. [John] Lothrop and forty-one of his followers were seized and imprisoned,
including Peninna and Samuel House, children of the Rev John House (NEHGS
69  :284). In 1633, while [John] Lothrop was yet in prison,
a dispute arose in his church. those who altogether rejected the established
church and denied the ligitimacy of infant baptism were led away by John
Spilsbury. John Lothrop's views were obviously less radical than Spilsbury's.
Not only did infant baptism continue in his own churches in new England,
but, as the above entries show, his sons Joseph and Benjamin were baptized
at Eastwell in 1624 and 1626 respectively by their grandfather [Rev John]
House, while John Lothrop was pastor of the independents at Southwark.
John's eldest son Thomas was baptized at Eastwell on 21 Feb 1612/13, while
he was curae at Egerton. (It was not unusual for the eldest child to be
baptized in the wife's parish.)" The American Genealogist
(TAG) Oct 1995 p251.
1584 ....Christened at Etton, Yorkshire, England 1601 ....Matriculation--Queen's College, Cambridge 1605 ....Received B.A. from Queen's College, Cambridge 1607 ....Ordained deacon by Bishop of Lincoln 1609 ....Received M.A. from Queen's College, Cambridge Vicar of
Egerton, Kent 1610 ....Married Hannah Howse 1612 ....Son, Thomas, born 1614 ....Daughter, Jane born 1616 ....Daughter, Anne, born 1617 ....Son, John, born Daughter, Anne, died 1619 ....Daughter, Barbara, born 1623 ....Left Egerton and Church of England. Son, Samuel,
born 1624 ....Minister of Independent Church--Southwark. Son, Joseph,
born 1626 ....Son, Benjamin, born 1632 ....Put in prison 1633 ....Hannah Howse died 1634 ....Released on bail. Arrives in Boston aboard the Griffin,
Settles in Scituate 1635 ....Chosen to be Minister of the Scituate Church. Married Ann 1636 ....Son, Barnabas, born 1638 ....Daughter, (unnamed), born and died 1639 ....Arrived Barnstable Daughter. Abigail, born 1642 ....Daughter, Bathshua, born 1645 ....Son,John, born 1650 ....Son, (unnamed), born and died on same day 1653 ....Died and buried in Barnstable, Massachusetts Age -- 68
years, 7 months
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NOTE: This book (John Lothropp (1584-1653) : a puritan biography
& genealogy / Richard Woodruff Price), in its entirety, is on the web.
It is located in genealogylibrary.com, a genealogy library associated with
Tree Maker. This is a pay service (but worth it, especially for New
England genealogy, in my opinion - I've no financial interest in FTM or
the site.) This is their
page. Do a search on Lothropp, select book titles only.
CALL NUMBER: BR1725.L66 P75 1984 AUTHOR: Price, Richard W. TITLE: John Lothropp (1584-1653) : a puritan biography & genealogy
/ Richard Woodruff PUBLISHED: Salt Lake City, Utah : R.W. Price & Associates, 1984.
NEHGR 54:92-93. Will of Mark Lothrop of North Cove, York & Richard
Lothropp of the same place who, are said to have been respectively Uncle
and Cousin of Rev John Lothrope.
NEHGR 69:284  Details his troubles in England.
LATHROP. Gen. memoir of the Lo-Lathrop fam. The desc. of Rev. John
Lathrop of Scituate & Barnstable, Mass., & Mark Lathrop of Salem
& Bridgewater, Mass., by E. B. Huntington. 464p. 1884. $58.00
LATHROP. Ancestors & descendants of Francis Lathrop, 1545-1992,
by Lois Roberta Cook White. 82p. 1992. $16.50
LOTHROP. Anc. & desc. of Daniel Lothrop, Sr., 1545-1901, by
G.D.R. Hubbard. 37p. 1901. $7.50
Huntington: A Genealogy Memoir of the Lothrop Family Stratton: Plymouth Colony Otis: Barnstable Families Governor Winthrop's Records J.Hewes: New England Pioneers A.M.Burk: Prominent Families in America Records of the Court of the Star Chamber
Another Daughter: Elizabeth??
John possibly had a daughter Elizabeth whose birth was not recorded. From
the court records of 1665 we find that "Whereas John Williams, Junr, appeered
before the Court held att Plymouth the seaventh of June last past before
the date heerof, to answare for his disorderly liveing with his wife, and
his abusive carriages towards her both in words and actions, in speciall
his sequestration of himselfe from the marriage bedd, and that notwithstanding
the Court then tooke such order about it as was judged meet for present,
yett the said Williams not attending that due reformation expected from
him, wherby Mr Barnabas Laythorpe hath seen cause, in the behalfe of his
sister and those related to her, to revive the former complaint, with some
aditionall charges; to which the said Williams, though seeming to desire
the tryall of such his guiltines or not guiltines might bee put on a jury
of his peers, yett afterwards refused it when graunted to him by the Court;
this Court, being earnestly desirous of a renewed closure of his hart and
affections to his wife, and that his future conversation with her might
bee better then his former, were willing to extend what lenitie might bee,
and in reference therunto, with exhortation of him to amend his wayes respecting
the promises, hee was released att the present". It seems that when Elizabeth
became pregnant or bore a child, her husband John accused her of unfaithfulness.
She was "by false reports and reproaches rendered as if shee were a dishonest
woman, and that the child shee brought forth into the world was not legitimate".
The court found no substance to the accusations and cleared her name.
Source: John Lathrop (1584-1653) - Institute of Family Research,
Who is Elizabeth [Scudder?], wife of Joseph3
Mary Scudder, wife of Joseph Lathrop
- The origins of Mercy Scudder, who married Joseph Lathrop, seem to be
in doubt. At least the information I have learned so far has not firmly
attached her to a set of parents. See this GenForum
Posting No 1 and GenForum
Posting No 2 for more....