My sister and brother and I have this Winthrop connection as far as I now know: Adam Winthrop I and Joan ? who show up in records in Lavenham Suffolk about 1495. When Adam I died his widow married a Ponder who were prominent clothiers in Lavenham.
AdamII and Agnes Sharpe his 2nd wife of Islington near London.When Adam II died in 1562 our ancestress marriedwithin a year, Wiliam Mildmay brother of Sir William Mildmay Chancelor of the Exchequer to Queen ElizabethI.
Adam III and Anne Browne of Edwardstone the next parish to Groton. Adam III admitted to the bar of the Inner Temple 1584. Anne Winthrop and Thomas Fones
Elizabeth Fones and Robert Feake or Feak John Feake and Elizabeth Prior [one line] Mary Feake,1678-1715and William Carpenter, 1688 Sarah Carpenter and John Cock 1705-1778 Henry Cock 1735-1816 and Elizabeth Robbins Anna Cock and Zebulon Townsend Mary Townsend 1796-1861 and David Ford Benjamin Ford Charles Herbert Ford and Elizabeth Ferguson Charles Ford and Lucy Nearn Richard Ford and Miriam Braithwaite Me and Us
OR via HannahFeake and John Bowne Abigail Bowne and Richard Willetts Hannanh Willetts and Job Carr Hannah Carr and jeremiah Robbins Elizabeth Robbins and HenryCock etc nacl down to Mary Townsend as above
Or via Elizabeth Feake and John Underhill to3 generations of Henry Townsends to Mary again or via John Feake to Robert Feke to Clarence Feke to Anne Wright to those Townsends again or via John's daughter Mary Feke and William Carpenter to John Cock and Henry Cock and Mary Townsend. in fact there is one more linebut iam getting tired. The man whodid a lot of this research said some of us are cousins 5X over. All for now. Nancy