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Governor Endecott removed from Salem to Boston before he was chosen Governor in 1644, and resided on the lot afterwards known as the Gardiner Greene estate on (Cotton) Pemberton hill.
He died in Boston, March 15, 1665, in the seventy-seventh year of his age.
His will, dated at Boston, May 2, 1659, mentions his estate on the hill.
The Court judgeth it meete, in remembrance of the good service of the late John Endecot, Esq., Gouno", & the condition of his relict, to order the Treasurer of the country to discharge the charge of wine, cakes, toombe, & pouder expended on the late funerall of the late Gouno", & that Mrs Endecot his relict, be paj'd & satisfied out of the country treasury one hundred & sixty pounds, by aequal proportions, by the Treasurer, in fiue yeares the whole; sixty pounds whereof was in consideration of hir expence of seventy pounds in mourning cloaths for * children & family — [Mass. Bay Records – Vol 1661–1674– p 151
JOHN WIN THROP
ANN WINTEHROP SEARS
The above inscription is on a red stone slab, being the top of a horizontal monument, the slab resting on five wrought pilasters.
Gov. JoHN WINTHROP, on October 20, 1629 (O.S.), was unanimously elected Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He was born in Edwardston, near Groton, Suffolk County, England, January 12, 1587 (O.S.). He died at his home on what is now Washington street, opposite the foot of School street, March 26, 1649, aged 61 years, 2 months and 14 days. The old South Church was built on part of his garden.
STEPHEN WINTHROP, the fourth son of Gov. John Winthrop, was a member of Parliament for Scotland, a colonel in Cromwell's army.
Roger Williams, writing to Gov. John Winthrop of Connecticut, in 1655–56, says: “Youre brother Stephen succeeds Major General Harrison.” Stephen Winthrop by his last will and testament, proved in London, August 19, 1658, bequeathed £100 to the poor of Boston on condition that a tomb of the value of £50 should be erected over the grave of his father and mother, buried at said Boston.
JOHN WINTHROP, Jr., born February 22, 1606. Was Governor of Connecticut. He first settled in Ipswich, Mass., but in 1635 removed to New London, Conn. His sons were FitzJohn Winthrop and Waitstill Winthrop.
WAITSTILL WINTHROP (Major General), son of Governor John Winthrop of Connecticut, and grandson of Governor John Winthrop of Massachusetts. He was born in Boston, February 27, 1641–2. Baptized in the First Church, March 6, same year. He married (1) Mary Browne of Salem, who died June 14, 1690. He married (2), November 13, 1707, Catherine, daughter of Capt. Thomas Brattle and widow of Hon. John Eyre. In 1646, he went with his parents to New London, Conn. Entered Harvard University, and left to take a command during King Philip's War. Returned to Massachusetts. He was one of the Commissioners of the United Colonies in 1672–1675 and 1676. A Councillor named by the King to serve under Gov. Joseph Dudley. President of the Council, 1686; member of the Council of Governor Andros until 1689. The name of Wait (Waitstill) Winthrop is first signed on April 18, 1689, to the demand for the surrender of Governor Andros, and on April 20, 1689, Wait Winthrop was chosen commander-inchief of the militia, and held the position at the time of his death. Captain of the Artillery Company, Boston, 1692. He was chosen an assistant in 1692, ten days before the arrival of Sir William Phips with the new charter. In this charter General Winthrop was appointed by the King one of the Councillors, and was annually reëlected to that office until his decease. December 7, 1692, he was appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court, - and August 1, 1701, after the death of William Stoughton, was promoted to be Chief Justice. Except from 1702 to 1707–8, he held the office of Chief Justice until his death, which occurred November 7, 1717. His remains were placed in the Winthrop tomb, King's Chapel Ground.
Nov. 7. 1717; “Last night died the Excellent Waitstill Winthrop esq. for Parentage, Piety, Prudence, Philosphy, Love to New England Ways and people very Eminent.” Nov. 14; “Attend the Funeral of Maj'r Gen!. Winthrop; The Corps was carried to the Town-House the night before; Now buried from the Council Chamber Bearers, His Excel. the Govo, Gov". Dudley; Lt Gov". Dumer Col. Taylor; Col. Elisha Hutchinson, Sam!. Sewall; Scarfs and Rings. The Regiment attended in Arms, Mr. John Winthrop led the Widow. Twas past five before we went — The Streets were crowded with people; was laid in Govt. Winthrop's Tomb in Old Burial Place. When returned I condoled Mr. Winthrop, Madam Lechmere, the Province on the Loss of so Excellent a Father. Councillors had Scarfs; the Deputies, Gloves.”— Sewall.
Among those recently placed in this tomb were Hon. Thomas Lindall Winthrop, for many years Lieutenant-Governor of Massachusetts and President of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Mrs. Elizabeth Bowdoin Winthrop, and his eldest sister, Mrs. Ann Winthrop Sears. go
Here Lyeth ye body of MR ADAM WINTHROP Aged 52 Years & 9 Months DEPARTED THIS LIFE Aug ye 3th 1700
ADAM WINTHROP, son of Governor John Winthrop of Massachusetts. His only son, Adam Winthrop, Representative for Boston, and left a son Adam Winthrop, who was Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas.
MR JOHN COTTON AGED 67 YEARS
DECD DECEMBR THE 23rd 1652. .
MR JOHN DAVENPORT AGED 72 YEARS
MR JOHN OXENBRIDGE A GED 66 YEARS.
MR THOMAS BRIDGE AGED 58 YEARS
REv. JoHN COTTON, the second or associate pastor of the First Church in Boston, Born in Derby, England, December 4, 1585. At age of fourteen entered at the University of Cambridge, and in 1606 took his degree of A. M. at Trinity College. Remained at Cambridge until 1613, when he was chosen vicar of the borough of Boston in Lincolnshire. Preached there twenty-one years, then came to Massachusetts, and arrived in Boston, in the “Griffin,” September 4, 1633, and was admitted a member of the First Church at once.
On October 10 of that year he was ordained its teacher, and May 4, 1634, made freeman.
His house faced on what is now Tremont row, looking down Prison lane, now Court street.