Winthrop, Fitz-John


Winthrop, Fitz-John
(1639-1707)
   Born in Boston, Massachusetts. Educated at Harvard. Going to England, served in the parliamentary army there and in Scotland. Took part in the march of General Monk's army to London. In 1663 returned to New England and employed in both military and civil capacities. In 1690 major-general in command of the army which unsuccessfully invaded Canada. Agent for Connecticut in London, 1693-1697; and governor of the colony, 1698-1707.
   Index: F Commands expedition against Montreal, 279; arrives at Albany, and pushes on to Wood Creek, 280; returns to Albany, and to Hartford, Conn., 281. L Commands expedition against Montreal, 229; his army disorganized and scattered, 231.
   Bib.: Cyc. Am. Biog.

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