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John Lothropp, Rev.

John Lothropp, Rev.

Male Abt 1584 - Abt 1653  (~ 68 years)

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  • Name John Lothropp 
    Suffix Rev. 
    Born Abt 20 Dec 1584  Elton, East Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 8 Nov 1653  Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Graduation: 1609; Queens College, Cambridge, England (BA, MA) Occupation: ; Minister
      SOURCE: Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, pg 115

      It appears that the name Lothropp, which his father used when naming his children, was changed by dropping the final 'p'. However, John's son Samuel occassionally wrote his name Lathrop, which can be seen in certain genealogies concerning the CT or western MA branches of the family. In addition to these, the names Laythrop and Lawthrop are seen referring to descendants. After receiving his Master of Arts degree from Queens College, Cambridge in 1609, Joh became the perpetual curate of the Egerton Church in Kent (the last Anglican Church parish he would serve). In 1624 he succeeded Rev. Henry Jacob as pastor of the first Independent (Congregationalist) Society in London. Jacob was one o the puritans who fled to Leyden, Netherlands before 1616 to avoid persecution, but returnedto England when, in 1620, a portion of the church moved to Plymouth MA.
      In 1625, Charles I became King. He tried to conform all politicial and religiou institutions; sold monopolies, titles, and church positions to the highest bidder; levied fines against those who refused to take an oath of allegiance. Those who did not affirm that the Church of England was the true apostolic church were excommunicated. To this end, Charles I appointed a Bishop Laud as Archbishop of Canterbury and empowered him to reform the entire Church of England. Laud established a uniform system of worship that he imposed on all Englishmen; burned books and pamphlets that did not pass his censorship; ordere inspection tours of parish churches to insure the use of the Book of Common Prayer.
      On 22 Apr 1632, Rev. Lothropp's group met at the home of Humphrey Barnet in Black Friars, London for their normal worship. Archbishop Laud sent agents to arrest the group, seized forty-two, while eighteen others escaped. They were al sent to Newgate prison (built for felons). By 1634, the group had been released on bail, except for Rev. Lothropp, who finally procurred his liberty on the occassion of his wife's sickness. She died shortly thereafter, and his many children were placed with the Bishop at Lambeth. He was finally granted liberty to go into foreigh exile on 24 Apr 1634.
      He came to America on the 'Griffin' in 1634 together with six of his seven living children and thirty-two members of his church, landing in Plymouth, MA. On 27 Sep 1634, Rev. Lothropp moved to a settlement of nine houses called Scituate, MA, where the meeting-house was the largest home, belonging of Mr. James Cudworth (who would become one of the colony's leading military figures). On 8 Jan 1634/35 thirteen initial members formed the Church at Sciuate, and he was ordained as their minister.
      Not everyone was happy with the manner in which Rev. Lothropp conducted his religious duties. On 26 Jun 1639, Rev. Lothropp and a few of his followers move to an area on Cape Cod that became known as Barnstable. Early Plymouth settlers who came to Scituate and later went to Barnstable with Rev. Lothropp included Anthony Annable, Henry Cobb, the younger Samuel Fuller (who married his daughter, Jane), Isaac Robinson, and Henry Rowley; ultimately, James Cudworth would also join the group at Barnstable. http://www.gendex.com/users/Enf_Bry/Enf_Bry/n5.html#N561
    Person ID I8085  Lythgoe-Donaldson
    Last Modified 5 Oct 1999 

    Father Thomas A. Lowthroppe,   b. 19 Jun 1536, Cherry Burton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1606, Etton, East Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Mary Salte,   b. Abt 1554, Etton, Cherry Burton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1587/1588, Etton, Cherry Burton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Married 2 Sep 1575  Etton, Cherry Burton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3915  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hannah Howse,   b. Abt 1594, Eastwell, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1632/1633, London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married 10 Oct 1610  Eastwell, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Lothrop,   b. 21 Feb 1610/1611, Eastwell, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1707, Watertown, Middlesex, Mass Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
    +2. Jane Lothrop,   c. 29 Sep 1614, Edgerton, Kent, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1658/1683, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     3. Anne Lothrop,   b. Abt 12 May 1616, Edgerton, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 30 Apr 1617, Edgerton, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     4. John Lothrop,   b. Abt 22 Feb 1617/1618, Edgerton, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1653, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)
     5. Barbara Lothrop,   b. Abt 31 Oct 1619, Edgerton, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Samuel Lothrop,   b. Abt 1623, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1699/1700, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     7. Joseph Lothrop,   b. Abt Apr 1624, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1702, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     8. Benjamin (Lathrop) Lothrop,   b. Abt Dec 1626, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Jul 1691, Charleston, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     9. Sarah Lothropp,   b. Abt 1628
    Family ID F3897  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anna HAMMOND 
    Married 17 Feb 1635/1636 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Lothropp
     2. Barnabas Lothropp,   b. 6 Jun 1636, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1715, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Abigail Lothropp,   b. Abt 2 Nov 1639, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1721/1722, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
     4. Bathsheba (Bathshua) Lothropp,   b. Abt 27 Feb 1641/1642, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1722/1723, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
     5. John Lothropp,   b. 9 Feb 1644/1645, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1727, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Family ID F5505  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 20 Dec 1584 - Elton, East Riding, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Oct 1610 - Eastwell, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt 8 Nov 1653 - Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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