In America, Samuel Lothropp, age twenty-one, married Elizabeth
Scudder. He became a judge in the General Court of the State of
Connecticut. He had a farm of 260 acres and also served as a Constable
and a Townsman. He is known to have lived in Norwich or New London. "Genealogical and Biographical record of New London, Conn."
Samuel Lathrop son of Rev. John Lathrop, was born in England and came
with his father to Scituate in 1634. He became a housebuilder in Boston
and afterward combined with that occupation, extensive farming operations.
He later settled in Barnstable, and from there moved to Pequot (now New London),
Conn., where he became one of the judges of the local court, organized in
1649. In 1668 he removed to Norwich, where he served as constable and towns-
man. On 28 November 1644 in Barnstable he married Elizabeth Scudder, who had
been dismissed from the church in Boston 10 November 1644, to remove her
church relation to that in Barnstable. The IGI shows either Wallingford Connecticut or New London Connecticut as the
birth place of all the children in this family, however, I will leave the
towns that were listed on this sheet as it was given to me.
From -- Genealogical and Biographical record of new London, Conn.
REV. JOHN LATHROP, minister at Egerton, in Kent England who in 1624
removed to London where he was pastor of an Independent (now called Con-
gregational) Church. The archbishop caused his arrest and that of 43 members
of his flock 29 April 1632, the majority of them being imprisoned for two
years for the offense of practicing the teachings of the New Testament as
they understood it. During the time he was in prison, Mr. Lathrop's wife
died. Upon condition of their leaving the country he and a few members
of the church were released, and they accordingly came to New England. Mr.
Lathrop and his children arrived in 1634 and soon thereafter he organized
a church at Scituate, Mass. He was admitted a freeman of Plymouth Colony
in 1636-37 and two years later, with the principal part of the church, moved
to Barnstable. Pope's "Pioneers of Mass." says: "He married a second wife
whose name is not on our records, who came here with him, joined the church
14 June 1635, and survived him. His children were Jane, Barbara, Thomas,
Sarah, Samuel, Joseph, John, Benjamin, Barnabas, Abigail, Bathshua and two
that died in infancy. He was a man of deep piety, great zeal and large ability.
In America, Thomas Lothropp, age twenty-seven, married Sarah Learned.
(Her name has also been listed as "Sarah Linnell" and as "Sarah Learned
Ewer," widow of Thomas Ewer.) Thomas became a land surveyor, a large
landowner, a businessman and was liable to bear arms. Thomas is known to
have lived in Barnstable and Eastham, Massachusetts.