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By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
Winthrop Family Grave
SHOWN IN SOURCE-SPECIFIED ORDER
1Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — King’s Chapel Burial Ground1630
Left Marker: Here were buried Governors of Massachusetts John Winthrop 1649, John Endicott 1665, John Leverett 1679, William Shirley 1771, Lieut. Governors of Massachusetts William Phillips 1827, Thomas Lindall Winthrop 1841; Governors of . . . Map (db m18713) HM
2Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Welcome to King’s Chapel Burying Ground
Buried here are many notable people in Boston’s early history, from its first governor, John Winthrop, to Frederic Tudor, the “Ice King.” This is Boston’s oldest burying ground, established in 1630 on what were then the outskirts of the . . . Map (db m18979) HM
3Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Life and Death in Colonial Boston
Along the second row parallel to the front path are the stones of the three “Rebeccas”: Rebecca (Baker) Gerrish (d. 1743), Rebecca Smith Sanders (d. 1745/6), and Rebecca (Smith) Alexander Deal Sprague (ca. 1704-1746), who were . . . Map (db m18984) HM
4Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — The Ice King, the Castle Captain, and the She-Merchant
Located against the back fence of the burying ground is the Tudor family tomb, marked by a gravestone for John Tudor, Esquire (1709-1795),. The Tudor family legacy began with John Tudor, a baker and deacon of Second Church, who chronicled over . . . Map (db m19009) HM
5Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Pilgrims and Patriots
When the Puritans landed in Boston in 1630, the Separatist settlement at Plymouth Colony was ten years old. Puritans and Separatists were two Protestant sects that developed in the late 16th century in England. Puritans were critical of, but . . . Map (db m19003) HM
6Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — The First Governor
Buried in the Winthrop family tomb are 11 members of the Winthrop family. Puritan leader John Winthrop the Elder (1588-1649) was the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and the founder of Boston. In 1629 he was elected governor by the . . . Map (db m18999) HM
7Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — William Dawes Jr.
Patriot, Son of Liberty, and first messenger sent by Warren from Boston to Lexington on the night of April 18-19 1775 to warn Hancock and Adams of the coming of the British troops. Born April 6 1745 Died February 25 1799 Placed by the Massachusetts . . . Map (db m18712) HM
 
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