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Books About Rev. John Lothropp





Learning about the life and times of Rev. John Lothropp starts by reading A New Home In Mattakeese: A Guide to Rev. John Lothropp's Barnstable. Written by Helen Lathrop Taber, founder of the Foundation, this booklet describes sites in Barnstable that marked important events in Rev. John's life.

For additional information, review the following works which are listed alphabetically by author's name:



  1. The Seven Villages of Barnstable. published by the Town of Barnstable 1976.

    A history of the town of Barnstable covering the events between the 1620 landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth to the landing of the astronauts on the moon over three centuries later.


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  2. King, H. Roger. Cape Cod and Plymouth Colony in the Seventeenth Century. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, Inc., 1994.

    A study of the history of Cape Cod including involvement and contributions on the Plymouth settlement. Included is information on Rev. John Lothropp and three of his sons.

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  3. Lathrop, Charles Leonard. In This Place. Lebanon, Connecticut, 1973

    Contains description of Rev. John Lothropp departure from England on the Griffin.


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  4. Diary of Reverend John Lothropp copied by Ezra Stiles 1769

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  5. Martyn, W. Carlos. The Pilgrim Fathers Of New England A History. 1867

    Good background material on political and religious situation in England and Holland that prompted the migration to America. Detailed descriptions of life in their new home.


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  6. Morton, Nathaniel, New England Memorial

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  7. Neal, Daniel. A History Of The Puritans From The Reformation In 1517 To The Revolution In 1688, 1822.

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  8. Neal, Daniel, History Of New England

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  9. Otis, Amos. Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families. 1888.

    Lothrop chapter gives genealogy through several generations. Detailed biography of Rev. John Lothropp including his religious beliefs and practices.


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  10. Price, Richard. John Lothropp: A Puritan Biography And Genealogy. Salt Lake City, Utah, 1984.

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  11. Prince, Thomas. A Chronological History Of New England. Boston, 1736.

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  12. Sprague, William B., DD. The Annals Of The American Pulpit. 1857.

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  13. Stedman, John W. The Norwich Jubilee. 1859.

    A detailed report of the celebration marking the two hundredth anniversary of the settlement of Norwich. Includes history of Rev. John Lothropp's Bible (from which scriptures were read during the celebration).


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  14. Taber, Helen Lathrop. A New Home In Mattakeese: A Guide to Rev. John Lothropp's Barnstable. 1995.

    A guide with map and pictures to sites in Barnstable and West Barnstable, Massachusetts important in the life of Rev. John Lothropp with historical significance of each site.

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  15. Trayser, Donald G. Barnstable - Three Centuries of a Cape Cod Town. 1939.

    History of the town of Barnstable with many references to Rev. John Lothropp and his offspring.


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  16. White, Gail M. An Introduction to St. Mary's Church, Etton.

    History of St. Mary's Church, Etton.


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  17. White, Gail M. Etton - A Village Of East Riding.

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