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John Winthrop was born 19 December 1714 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States to Adam Winthrop (1672-1743) and Anna and died 3 May 1779 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes. He married Rebecca Townsend (1718-1753) .

Vital statistics

  • Son of Adam Winthrop (1672-1743) and Anna.
  • Born 19 Dec 1714 at Boston.
  • Died 3 May 1779 in Cambridge.
  • Married 1st Rebecca Townsend (1718-1753)
  • Married 2nd Hannah Fairweather (1726-1790) - marriage banns published 25 Mar 1756.

Biography details

  • Graduated Harvard College 1738
  • Appointed Hollis professor of mathematics and natural philosophy 1738.
  • Dec 1740 - published astronomy paper about transit of Mercury across the Sun to the Royal Society of London.

Children of John Winthrop and Rebecca Townsend

  1. John Winthrop (1747-1800)
  2. Adam Winthrop (1748-1774)
  3. Samuel Winthrop (1750-1751) - b. 20 July 1750, d. 28 July 1751.
  4. James Winthrop (1752-1821) - "a man of much curious erudition"
  5. William Winthrop (1753-1825) - state senator



Children



Offspring of John Winthrop and Rebecca Townsend (1718-1753)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Winthrop (1747-1800) 17 September 1747 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 12 February 1800 Sarah Philips (1751-1800)
Adam Winthrop (1748-1774) 27 November 1748 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 4 February 1774 Atlantic Ocean
Samuel Winthrop (1750-1751)
James Winthrop (1752-1821) 1748 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 26 September 1821
William Winthrop (1753-1825) 1 April 1753 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 25 February 1825










Children of John Winthrop and Hannah Fairweather

No known children for this couple?

Genealogical mistakes

It appears that several family history records list the husband of Rebecca Townsend as Adam Winthrop.

References

  • Historic Homes, Places and Genealogical Memoirs of Middlesex County - Vol I, pg 3, Publ 1908 - See Google Books

 






Footnotes (including sources)

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