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Clergyman

John Lothropp, British clergyman.

Background

Lothropp, John was born in 1584 in Etton, Yorkshire, England. Son of Thomas and Mary Lothropp.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Queens College, Oxford (England) University, 1606, Master of Arts, 1609.

Career

14 children. Ordained to ministry Anglican Church, preached in various parishes, Kent, England. Became pastor of group of non-conformists in London, England., 1625, arrested with group, 1632, imprisoned by Court of High Commission, 1632-1634. Offered to be pastor of church in Plymouth Colony.

Fled to colonies, arriving in ship Griffin in Boston, September 1634. Chosen 1st pastor of Puritan Church, Scituate, Plymouth Colony, ordained to Puritan ministry, January 1635. Became freeman Colony of New Plymouth, June 1637.

Wrote letters of complaint to New Plymouth Colony Court of Assts. about scarcity of land in Scituate. After receiving unfavorable grants, moved to Barnstable, Massachusetts, October 1639. Pastor, Barnstable, 1639-1653.

Connections

Married 1st wife, before 1614. Married second, Ann, circa 1634.

father:
Thomas Lothropp

mother:
Mary Lothropp

spouses:
1st wife

Ann