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Adam WINTHROP, II

Male 1498 - 1562  (64 years)


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  • Name Adam WINTHROP 
    Suffix II 
    Born 9 Oct 1498  Lavenham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Nov 1562  Groton, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Groton, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Blanton, Suellen Clopton, "The Descendants of Adam Winthrop, I, of Lavenham & His Wife Joane Burton, The First Four Generations" <http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~clopton/winthrop.htm>:

      Adam Winthrop, Gent, Lord of the Manor of Groton . . . was born October 9, 1498 in Lavenham, County Suffolk, and died November 9, 1562 in Groton, County Suffolk, and buried in the chancel of St. Bartholomew's Church. He married (1) Alice Henny, of London November 16, 1527. She died January 25, 1532/33. He married (2) Agnes Sharpe, of Islington, County Middlesex 1534 in England, daughter of Robert Sharpe, of Islington. She was born Abt. 1516, and died 1565.

      Adam Winthrop left his home at the age of seventeen and bound himself as an apprentice to Edward Altham in London for ten years. A clothier, Altham was elected to be Sheriff of London. After fulfilling his contract, Winthrop became a citizen of London in 1526.

      According to [Lawrence Shaw] Mayo, he worked hard and advanced in the Clothworkers' Company of London, and by 1551, he was chosen a Master of the Company, although his progress was not without a few bumps in the road. In 1538, as one of the Stewards, he was chastised "for disobeying the wardens in the search because that he would not suffer them to carry the cloth out of his house." Noting drying that Winthrop may have been "a little too enterprising for his own immediate good," Mayo states in 1543, he served time in the Fleet Prison and could not get out until he paid 600 pounds into the royal coffers. "His offense was negotiating with foreigners contrary to an edict of the King of England, but we do not know the nature of the negotiations which proved to be so expensive."

      His offence could not have been too costly to him, however, because the very next year he purchased the Manor of Groton. With the purchase he became Lord of the Manor and Patron of the Church, for the property carried with it the right to name the local rector.

      Four years later Edward, VI granted him arms and the rank of Gentleman. The arms were confirmed to his son, John, in 1592.

      Child of Adam Winthrop and Alice Henny is:

      i. William Winthrop, born November 12, 1529; died March 1, 1580/81.

      Children of Adam Winthrop and Agnes Sharpe are:

      i. Alice Winthrop, Lady Mildmay, born November 15, 1539; died November 8, 1607 in her home at Springfield, after a fall, and buried at Springfield November 15, 1607.

      ii. Bridget Winthrop, born May 3, 1543; died November 4, 1614.

      iii. Mary Winthrop, born March 1, 1543/44.

      iv. John Winthrop, Lord of the Manor of Groton, born January 20, 1545/46; died July 26, 1613.

      v. Adam Winthrop, Esq., Lord of the Manor of Groton, born August 10, 1548 in London, St. Peter's Parish, in a house on Gracechurch Street; died March 28, 1623 in Groton Manor, and buried at St. Bartholomew's Church.

      vi. Susanna Winthrop, born December 10, 1552; died August 9, 1604. She married John Cotta.

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      Note: The Descendants of Adam Winthrop, I, of Lavenham & His Wife Joane Burton, The First Four Generations, is an excerpt from The Clopton Chronicles, the Ancestors and Descendants of Sir Thomas Clopton, Knt., & Katherine Mylde, and is the property of the Clopton Family Genealogical Society, which holds the copyright on this material. Permission is granted to quote or reprint articles for noncommercial use provided credit is given to the CFGS. Prior written permission must be obtained from the Society for commercial use.
    Person ID I39571  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 

    Father Adam WINTHROP, I 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Joane BURTON 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F17006  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Agnes SHARPE,   b. Abt 1516,   d. 1565  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Married 1534  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alice WINTHROP,   b. 15 Nov 1539, Springfield, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1607  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
     2. Bridget WINTHROP,   b. 3 May 1543,   d. 4 Nov 1614  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     3. Mary WINTHROP,   b. 1 Mar 1544  [natural]
     4. John WINTHROP,   b. 20 Jan 1546,   d. 26 Jul 1613  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
     5. Adam WINTHROP, III,   b. 10 Aug 1548, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 28 Mar 1623, Groton, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 74 years)  [natural]
     6. Susanna WINTHROP,   b. 10 Dec 1552,   d. 9 Aug 1604  (Age 51 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 14:55:00 
    Family ID F16995  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Alice HENNY,   d. 25 Jan 1533 
    Married 16 Nov 1527 
    Children 
     1. William WINTHROP,   b. 12 Nov 1529,   d. Bef 2 Mar 1582, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 52 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 14:55:00 
    Family ID F16996  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart