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Adam WINTHROP, III

Male 1548 - Bef 1623  (< 74 years)


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  • Name Adam WINTHROP 
    Suffix III 
    Born 10 Aug 1548  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 28 Mar 1623  Groton, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 28 Mar 1623  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, Esq., Lord of the Manor of Groton . . . was born August 10, 1548 in London, St. Peter's Parish, in a house on Gracechurch Street, and died March 28, 1623 in Groton Manor, and buried at St. Bartholomew's Church. He married (1) Alice Still, of Grantham, County Lincolnshire December 16, 1574, daughter of William Still, of Grantham, County Lincolnshire. She died 1577 in England in childbirth, and buried at Hadleigh, County Suffolk. He married (2) Anne Browne, of Edwardston, County Suffolk February 20, 1578/79, daughter of Henry Browne and Agnes. She died Abt. 1629 in Groton Manor, and buried at St. Bartholomew's Church in the tomb of her husband.

      Adam Wintrhop divided his time while growing up between London and Groton. When his father died, he was fourteen, and the Manor descended to his older brother, John. Adam was a citizen and clothworker of London. Inscribed armiger by Edward, VI, in 1548, he was named master of the Clothworkers' Company in 1551.

      When John migrated to Ireland in 1594, Adam established himself permanently at Groton, and in time became Lord of the Manor.

      Fortunately, he kept records, in which he made methodical notes. Preserved in the British Museum (Harleian Manuscripts, No. 1598). The first volume of "The Winthrop Papers," is of particular interest to the Clopton Family. It is in this volume the daily activities, which often included mention of the Cloptons, is recorded as well as the arresting account of Thomasine Clopton's death.

      Children of Adam Winthrop and Anne Browne are:

      i. Anne Winthrop, I, of Groton Manor County Suffolk, born January 5, 1580/81; died January 20, 1580/81.

      ii. Anne Winthrop, II of Groton Manor County Suffolk, born January 16, 1585/86; died May 16, 1619.

      iii. John Winthrop, Governor of Massachusetts, born January 12, 1587/88 in Edwardston, County Suffolk, England and baptized January 16, 1587 at St. Bartholomew's Church, Groton; died March 26, 1649 in Boston, Massachusetts and buried at King's Chapel Burial Ground.

      iv. Jane Winthrop, of Groton Manor, County Suffolk, born June 14, 1592.

      v. Lucy Winthrop, of Groton, born January 9, 1600/01; died 1679 in England.

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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.

      (2) Cocks, George William and Cox, John, Jr., History and Genealogy of the Cock-Cocks-Cox Family: New York, privately published, 1912, pp. 295, 296-297:

      FONES--WINTHROP ANCESTRY . . .

      1 ADAM WYNTROPE of Lavenham, county Suffolk, m. 1498, Joane (later) (Joanna) Burton, but it is not certain whether the last name was that of her father or of a former husband. They had a son.

      2 ADAM WYNTHROPE (Adam) b. 9 Oct. 1498; d. 9 Nov. 1562. He left his father's home at seventeen years of age and went to London where he bound himself to Edward Altham as an apprentice for ten years. Altham was at this time a clothier or clothworker, and was afterwards (1531) sheriff of London. In 1526 when he had completed his apprenticeship, Adam was admitted to citizenship in London being sworn on the 9th of Sept. "Under the mayoralty of John Allen." He was master of the company of cloth workers 1551. In 1544 he received a grant of the Manor of Groton in Suffolk, whither he retired. Groton, Mass., was named after the English home of the Winthrops. He m. 1st, 16 Nov. 1527, Alice Henney (or Hunne). He m. 2d, 20 July 1534, Agnes Sharpe, b. 1516, d. 13 May 1565, dau. of Robert Sharp of Islington. After Adam's death his widow m. 2d, 1563, William Mildmay of Springfield Barnes, whose son m. Alice Winthrop.

      2 ADAM and Alice (Henny) Winthrope had:

      I Thomas; II William; III Bridget; IV Christopher; V Thomas.

      2 ADAM and Agnes (Sharpe) Wynthrope had:

      VI Alice, b. 15 Nov. 1539; d. 8 Nov. 1607; m. Sir Thomas Mildmay and had: I William; II Francis; III George; IV John; V Henry; VI Thomas:

      VII Bridget, b. 3 May 1543; d. Tharfield, Herefordshire, 4 Nov. 1614; m. Roger Alabaster, of a distinguished Hadleigh family and had among others, i William, who was a doctor and poet, prebendary of St. Paul's and rector of the rich benefice of Tharfield.

      VIII Mary, b. 1 Mar, 1544; m. 1st, William Celie; m. 2d, Abraham Veysey:

      IX John, b. 20 Jan. 1546; d. Ireland, 26 July 1613; m. Elizabeth Risby, dau. of Robert Risby:

      X Adam, b. 20 Jan. 1546; d. 1546, aged 6 mos.:

      XI Adam, b. 10 Aug. 1548; d. at Groton Manor, 1623; buried 28 March; m. 1st, 16 Dec. 1574, Alice Still, dau. of William of Grantham, Lincolnshire, and sister to Dr. John Still, then master of Trinity College, Cambridge, and afterwards bishop of Bath and Wells. She and first born child d. 24 Dec. 1577, and were buried together in Hadleigh Church.

      He m. 2d, 20 Feb. 1579/80 Anne Browne, who d. 19 Apr. 1629, dau. of Henry and Agnes (_____) Browne of Edwardstone, and had: II Anne, b. 5 Jan. 1580/81; d. 20 Jan. 1580/81: III Anne, b. 16 Jan. 1585/6; d. 16 May 1618; buried in St. Sepulchre's, London. On 22 July 1597, she returned to her father's from a visit to her uncle Mildmay's; on 10 May 1602, she "had a new gown brought from London;" on 23 Feb. 1604/5, Thomas Fones came to her father's house; on 25th they were m. on 27th departed toward London; on 2 Sept. 1604 she was at Ipswich at marriage of the maid of her father's cousin Sparrow. On 8 May 1605, she visited her father, and departed for home May 23, having been there at the marriage feast of her brother John, May 9. On 24 Oct. 1605 their first child was born; and on 2 Nov. she was christened Dorothty. Sir Robert Crane and his lady were present, with Mrs. Sampson and Mrs. Bronde, and Adam Winthrop, the child's grandfather. . . . IV John, b. Edwardstone 12 Jan. 1587/8: V. Jane, b. 14 June 1592; m. 6 Jan. 1612, Thomas Gostling, a clothier of County Suffolk: VI Lucy, b. 9 Jan. 1600/1; d. 19 Apr. 1679; m. 10 Apr. 1622 Emanuel Downing: VII Catharine, b. 17 May 1550; d. prob. before 20 Sept. 1562: VIII Susan, b. 10 Dec. 1552; d. Coventry, 9 Aug. 1604; m. (_____) Cottie.
    Person ID I9000  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 

    Father Adam WINTHROP, II,   b. 9 Oct 1498, Lavenham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1562, Groton, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Agnes SHARPE,   b. Abt 1516,   d. 1565  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1534  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16995  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anne BROWNE,   d. 19 Apr 1629 
    Married 20 Feb 1579 
    Children 
     1. Anne WINTHROP,   b. 5 Jan 1581,   d. 20 Jan 1581  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     2. Anne WINTHROP,   b. 16 Jan 1586,   d. 16 May 1618  (Age 32 years)  [natural]
     3. John WINTHROP,   b. 12 Jan 1588, Edwardstone, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1649, Boston, Suffolk County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [natural]
     4. Jane WINTHROP,   b. 14 Jun 1592  [natural]
     5. Lucy WINTHROP,   b. 9 Jan 1601,   d. 1679, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 10:18:54 
    Family ID F4340  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Alice STILL,   d. 1577, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 16 Dec 1574 
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 10:18:54 
    Family ID F4344  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart