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John Winthrop (1588–1649)

Winthrop, John, Governor. Born near Groton, Suffolk, England, Jan. 12, 1587–8; died at Boston, March 26, 1649. He was the first colonial governor of Massachusetts, after the government was transferred to America, holding the office, with but slight interruption, from 1629 to 1649. He wrote a ‘History of New England from 1630 to 1649’ (2d ed. Boston, 1853), the MS. of which was left by him in the form of a journal correspondence to be found in his ‘Life and Letters’ (2 vols., 1864–67), by Robert C. Winthrop; ‘A Modell of Christian Charity’; ‘Arbitrary Government Described.’