- H. James Henderson
Lothropp, John (1584–08 November 1653), Independent clergyman and colonizer in New Plymouth, was born in Yorkshire, England, and baptized in Etton, Yorkshire, the son of Thomas Lothropp or Lowthroppe, a landed gentleman, and Mary (maiden name unknown). His name is sometimes spelled Lathrop. His father had twenty-two children, and John was one of two sons who were sent to college. Nothing is known of John’s youth, but in 1601 he matriculated at Queen’s College, Cambridge, graduating in 1605 and receiving an M.A. in 1609. In 1610 he married Hannah House; they had six children. Ordained in the Anglican church by 1611, he was curate of a parish in Egerton, Kent, during the 1610s....