Winthrop definition by Webster's New World
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- Winthrop, John 1588-1649; Eng. colonist in America: 1st governor of Massachusetts Bay colony
- Winthrop, John 1606-76; governor of Connecticut colony (1657; 1659-76): son of John
Winthrop definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, John 1588-1649.
English-born American colonial administrator who was the first governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, serving seven terms between 1629 and 1649. His son John (1606-1676) was three times governor of Connecticut (1636, 1657, and 1659-1676), and his grandson John (1638-1707), born in America, was also governor of Connecticut (1698-1707).