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Thomas L. Winthrop

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Thomas L. Winthrop
Thomas Lindall Winthrop.jpg
13th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
In office
May 26, 1825 – January 9, 1833
GovernorLevi Lincoln, Jr.
Preceded byMarcus Morton
Succeeded bySamuel Turell Armstrong
Personal details
Thomas Lindall Winthrop

March 6, 1760
New London, Connecticut
DiedFebruary 22, 1841(1841-02-22) (aged 80)
Boston, Massachusetts
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Elizabeth Bowdoin Temple
(m. 1785; died 1825)
ChildrenRobert Charles Winthrop
ParentsJohn Still Winthrop
Jane Borland

Thomas Lindall Winthrop (March 6, 1760 – February 22, 1841) was a Massachusetts politician who served as the 13th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts from 1826 to 1833. in 1813, he was elected both a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,[1] and a member of the American Antiquarian Society.[2]

Early life

Winthrop was born in New London, Connecticut. He was a son of John Still Winthrop (1720–1776)[3] and Jane Borland Winthrop (1732–1760) and younger brother of Francis Bayard Winthrop (1754–1817).[4]

Through his paternal grandparents, Ann Dudley (1684–1776) and John Winthrop, F.R.S. (1681–1747), he was a member of the Dudley–Winthrop family, a line that originates with Thomas Dudley—founder of Massachusetts and Winthrop's great-great-grandfather. His paternal great-grandfathers were Joseph Dudley (1647–1720) and Wait Still Winthrop (1641/2–1717).[5]


In 1813, he was elected both a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,[1] and a member of the American Antiquarian Society.[2]

From 1826 to 1833, Winthrop served as the 13th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. He was a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts and also served as a state representative and senator.[4]

Personal life

Elizabeth Bowdoin Temple
Elizabeth Bowdoin Temple

In 1785, he married Elizabeth Bowdoin Temple (1769–1825), daughter of Sir John Temple, the first British envoy to the United States.[6][4] and Elizabeth Bowdoin (1750–1809), daughter of James Bowdoin, who later became Governor of Massachusetts.[7] Together, they were the parents of:[8][5][9]

He died in Boston on February 22, 1841.


Through his son Robert, he was the great-great-great-grandfather of John Kerry, the U.S. Senator and U.S. Secretary of State.


  1. ^ a b "Book of Members, 1780–2010: Chapter W" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved August 7, 2014.
  2. ^ a b American Antiquarian Society Members Directory
  3. ^ "John Still Winthrop (1720 - 1776)". Harvard University Portrait Collection. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "Winthrop Family Papers, 1537-1990". Massachusetts Historical Society. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  5. ^ a b Whitmore, William Henry (1856). An Account of the Temple Family: With Notes and Pedigree of the Family of Bowdoin : Reprinted from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, with Corrections and Additions. Dutton & Wentworth. p. 12. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Mrs. Thomas Lindall Winthrop (Elizabeth Bowdoin Temple)". NYPL Digital Collections. New York Public Library. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  7. ^ North, Louise V. (2014). The Travel Journals of Henrietta Marchant Liston: North America and Lower Canada, 1796–1800. Lexington Books. p. 13. ISBN 9780739195512. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  8. ^ Burke, Bernard (1869). A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. London: Harrison. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  9. ^ Salisbury, Edward Elbridge; Salisbury, Evelyn McCurdy (1892). Family Histories and Genealogies: A Series of Genealogical and Biographical Monographs on the Families of MacCurdy, Mitchell, Lord, Lynde, Digby, Newdigate, Hoo, Willoughby, Griswold, Wolcott, Pitkin, Ogden, Johnson, Diodati, Lee and Marvin, and Notes on the Families of Buchanan, Parmelee, Boardman, Lay, Locke, Cole, De Wolf, Drake, Bond and Swayne, Dunbar and Clarke, and a Notice of Chief Justice Morrison Remick Waite. With Twenty-nine Pedigree-charts and Two Charts of Combined Descents. Press of Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  10. ^ Butler, M.D., S. W.; Parrish, M.D., Joseph (1854). The New Jersey Medical Reporter and Transactions of the New Jersey Medical Society. S. W. Butler, M.D. p. 362. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  11. ^ Linzee, John William (1917). The Lindeseie and Limesi Families of Great Britain: Including the Probates at Somerset House, London, England, of All the Spellings of the Name Lindeseie from 1300 to 1800. Priv. Print. [The Fort Hill Press]. p. 771. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
Political offices
Preceded by
Marcus Morton
Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
Succeeded by
Samuel Turell Armstrong
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