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Samuel Lathrop Biography

Excerpt from the biography of Ernest Avery Lathrop, "A Modern History of New London County, Connecticut," published
  1922. Please Note: To my knowledge this is NOT one of my family members.

  "Samuel Lathrop, who was brought from England by his father, Rev. John Lathrop, in 1734. Rev. John Lathrop came
  into open conflict with the Archbishop of London, where he was pastor of an Independent church, and with forty-three
  members of his church was arrested, April 29, 1632, and thrown into prison. While he was in prison, his wife died and
  finally he was released on the condition that he would leave England. Accordingly he sailed with his children, and in
  1634 arrived in New England. He founded a church in Scituate, Massachusetts, and with many of his congregation
  moved to Barnstable."

  "Samuel Lathrop was a builder of Boston, and a farmer of Barnstable, finally settling in now New London, Connecticut,
  where he became one of the judges of the local court organized in 1649. In 1668 he moved to Norwich, Connecticut,
  where he was chosen constable. He married (first), November 28, 1644, in Barnstable, Elizabeth Scudder. they were
  the parents of nine children, their eldest, a son John, baptized December 7, 1645, their youngest a daughter, Anne,
  born August 7, 1667. Samuel Lathrop married (second), in 1690, Abigail Doane, born January 29, 1632, daughter of
  Deacon John Doane, of the Plymouth Colony. She survived her husband thirty-four years, living to the great age of one
  hundred and two."


This file was contributed for use by the New London County CTGenWeb Project  by:
Pat Sabin

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