An American Family History

Captain Joseph Lothrop

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Various spellings of Lothrop: Lathrop, Laythrop, Lothroppe, Lothropp, Lowthrop, Lowthropp.
Barnstable, Massachusetts was settled in 1639 when Parson Joseph Hull came to Cape Cod with and his congregation from Weymouth. A little later in the year, the Reverend John Lothrop brought his Congregationalists. They incorporated as the Town of Barnstable.

Captain Joseph Lothrop was born in England. His parents were John Lothrop and Hannah Howse

He came to America on the ship Griffin with his family in 1634.

He married Mary Ansell on December 11, 1650. Her parents were John Ansell and Katherine Goodrich.

Their children were born in Barnstable: 
an unnamed daughter (1651),
Joseph Lothrop (1652),
Mary Lothrop Crowell (1654, married Edward Crowell),
Benjamin Lothrop (1657),
Elizabeth Lothrop Fuller (1659, married Thomas Fuller),
John Lothrop (1661),
Samuel Lothrop (1664),
John Lothrop (1666),
Barnabas Lothrop (1668),
Captain Hope Lothrop (1671, married Elizabeth Lothrop),
Thomas Lothrop (1673), and
Hannah Lothrop (1675).

Starting in 1667 for 11 years he was representative.

He died about 1702. His will was proved April 9, 1702.

The children of John Lothrop
and Hannah Howse
  • Thomas Lothrop
  • Jane Lothrop Fuller
  • Anne Lothrop
  • John Lothrop
  • Barbara Lothrop Emerson
  • Samuel Lothrop
  • Thomas Lothrop
  • Captain Joseph Lothrop
  • Benjamin Lothrop
  • and Ann Hammond
  • the Honorable Barnabas Lothrop
  • Abigail Lothrop Clark
  • Bathsheba Lothrop Bale Marsh
  • Captain John Lothrop
  • The Griffin left England August 1, 1634 and arrived in Boston on September 18, 1634 with about one hundred passengers and cattle for the plantations. The passengers included the Bartholomew, Cotton, Hammond, Haines, Heaton, Hutchinson (including dissident Anne), Lothrop, Lynde, Magatt, and Symmes families.
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    Europeans who made the voyage to America faced a difficult journey of several months.
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    from Genealogical Dictionary by James Savage, John Farmer, Orrando Perry Dexter

    Joseph [Lothrop], Barnstable, s. of the first John, b. in London, perhaps, certain. in Eng. m. 11 Dec. 1650, Mary Ansell, had
    a ch. b. 19 Nov. 1651, bur. next day;
    Joseph, 3 Dec. 1652, d. at 24 yrs.;
    Mary, 22 Mar. 1654;
    Benjamin, 25 July 1657;
    Eliz. 18 Sept. 1659;
    John, 28 Nov. 1661, d. at two yrs.;
    Samuel, 17 Mar. 1664;
    John, again, 7 Aug. 1666;
    Barnabas, 24 Feb. 1669;
    Hope, 15 July 1671;
    Thomas, 6 Jan. 1674; and
    Hannah, 23 Jan. 1676, d. at 5 yrs.

    He was rep. 1667, and for eleven yrs. aft.
    Mary m. 16 Jan. 1674, Edward Crowell; and
    Eliz. m. 29 Dec. 1680, Thomas Fuller.


    from Genealogical Dictionary by James Savage, John Farmer, Orrando Perry Dexter

    Samuel [Lothrop], Barnstable, s. of Joseph, is said to have m. Hannah, d. of Thomas Adgate, but more prob. m. 1 July 1686, Hannah, d. of John Crocker, had
    Mary, b. 19 Oct. 1688;
    Hannah, 11 Nov. 1690;
    Abigail, 10 Aug. 1693;
    Benjamin, 16 Apr. 1696;
    Joseph, 10 Nov. 1698; and
    Samuel, 28 Apr. 1700.


    from Genealogical Dictionary by James Savage, John Farmer, Orrando Perry Dexter

    Hope [Lothrop], Barnstable, s. of Joseph, m. 17 Dec. 1696, Eliz. d. prob. of Meletiah or of John Lothrop, had
    Benjamin, b. 18 Dec. 1697; and
    John, 3 Oct. 1699.

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