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Rev. John LATHROP

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  • Name John LATHROP 
    Title Rev. 
    Born Bef 20 Dec 1584  Etton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 20 Dec 1584  Etton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 18 Sep 1634  Boston, Suffolk County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name John LOTHROP 
    Name John LOTHROPP 
    Will 10 Aug 1653  Barnstable, Barnstable County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 8 Nov 1653  Barnstable, Barnstable County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 6 Dec 1653  Barnstable County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • (1) Cutter, William Richard, Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of the State of Massachusetts, Vol. 1, New York, NY: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1910, pp. 88, 89:

      Rev. John Lathrop, a son of Thomas Lathrop, was born at Etton, Yorkshire, England, and baptized there December 20, 1584. He spelled his name Lothropp. He was educated in Queen's College, Cambridge, graduating in 1601 with the degree of B. A. and taking his master's degree in 1609. He became curate of the parish church in Egelton [sic; should be Egerton] in the Lower Half Hundred of Calehill, Lathe of Screy, county Kent. He was there as early as 1614, probably in 1611 and as late as the fall of 1619, and it was doubtless his first and only parish as minister of the Church of England. When he could no longer subscribe to the creed of that church, he renounced his orders in 1623 and allied himself with the Puritans. In 1624 he was called to succeed Rev. Henry Jacob, an independent minister of the First Independent Church of London, who had resigned to go to Virginia. The worship of this church was illegal and their meetings secret. The church was discovered by a spy named Tomlinson and forty-two made prisoners, eighteen being allowed to escape, April 22, 1632. The Puritan prisoners were consigned to the old Clink pnson in Newgate and in the Gatehouse. In the spring of 1634 all were released on bail except Mr. Lathrop. In the quaint language of Nathaniel Morton in the "New England Memorial" (1669) the story of his further stay in England is briefly told: "His wife fell sick, of which sickness she died. He procured liberty of the bishop to visit his wife before her death, and commended her to God by prayer, who soon gave up the ghost. At his return to prison his poor children, being many, repaired to the bishop at Lambeth, and made known unto him their miserable condition, by reason of their good father's being continued in close durance, who commiserated their condition so far as to grant him liberty who soon after came over into New England." "He came to Boston with part of his flock in the ship, 'Griffin,' and another sailing in the fall of 1634 and arriving September 18, proceeded to Scituate, where nine pioneers had already located, and prepared the way for others. He was formally chosen pastor January 19, 1634. He married again Anna _____, and was granted a farm near the First Herring brook and had shares in the salt marshes. He left his home in Scituate after some disagreement in the church, and with others from Scituate located at Barnstable on Cape Cod, arriving October 11, 1639, bringing with them the crops they had raised in Scituate. Mr. Lathrop fearlessly proclaimes in old and New England the great truth that man is not responsible to his fellowman in matters of faith and conscience. Differences of opinion he tolerated. During the fourteen years that he was pastor of the Bantstable church, such was his influence over the people, that the power of a civil magistrate was not needed to restrain crime. No pastor was ever more beloved by his people, none ever had a greater influence for good. * * * To become a member of his church no applicant was compelled to sign a creed or confession of faith. He retained his freedom, he professed his faith in God, and promised that it should be his constant endeavor to keep His commandments, to live a pure life and to walk in love with his brethren." He stood among the Puritans, a Congregational of the Unitarian denomination, as we now class them. Morton says: "He was a man of humble and broken heart spirit, lively in Dispensation of the Word of God, studious of peace, furnished with godly contentment, willing to spend and he spent for the cause of the Church of Christ." Mr. Lathrop died at Barnstable, November 8, 1653. His will was dated August 10, and proved December 6, 1653, bequeathing to son Thomas, the eldest; to son John, who was in England; son Benjamin, daughters Jane and Barbara; to each of the rest of his children, both his and his wife's. Children: 1. Jane, baptized at Egerton, England, September 29, 1614, married, April 9, 1635 (by Captain Myles Standish), Samuel Fuller, son of Edward who came on the "Mayflower." 2. Anne, baptized in Egerton, May 12, 1616, buried there April 30, 1617. 3. John, baptized in Egerton, February 22, 1617-18, died young. 4. Barbara, baptized October 31, 1619, married John Emerson. 5. Thomas, born in England, prominent citizen at Barnstable. 6. Samuel, mentioned below. 7. Joseph, born 1624, married, December, 1650, Mary Anell. 8. Benjamin, born in England, married Maria _____; settled in Charlestown. 9. Barnabas, baptized at Scituate, June 6, 1636; married (first) December 1, 1658, Susanna Clark; (second) Abigail Dodson, widow. 10. Child, born and died July 30, 1638. 11. Abigail, baptized at Barnstable, November 2, 1639, married James Clark. 12. Bathsheba, baptized February 27, 1641, married Alexander Marsh and lived at Braintree. 13. John, born at Barnstable, February 9, 1644, married, January 3, 1671-72, Mary Cobb; (second) December 9, 1695, Hannah Fuller, widow of Dr. John. 14. Son, born and died same day, buried January 25, 1649.
    Person ID I21803  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 

    Father Thomas LATHROP,   b. 19 Jun 1536, Cherry Burton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1606, Etton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary (LATHROP),   d. Bef 6 Jan 1588, Etton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Married 29 Jul 1574  Etton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9645  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hannah HOUSE,   b. 1590, Eastwell. Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1633, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 10 Oct 1610  Eastwell, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas LATHROP,   b. Bef 21 Feb 1613, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1707, Barnstable, Barnstable County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 93 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 11:01:14 
    Family ID F9644  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anna (LATHROP) 
    Married 17 Feb 1636 
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 11:01:14 
    Family ID F9651  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart