Lothrop, Barnabas, 1636 - 1715

Barnabas Lothrop was born in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts in 1636, son of John and Ann Lothrop.  After removing to Barnstable, He became a leading political figure there, becoming the representative from Barnstable to the General Assembly of Plymouth (1674-1679) and Governor's Assistant (1681-1686).  Lothrop served as a Councilor under Edmund Andros (1686-1689) and continued in that position under the Charter of Massachusetts (1692-1702).  He also was the first Judge of Probate for Barnstable County (1702-1714) and Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas (1692-1714).  In 1706, Lothrop petitioned the Massachusetts General Court to add land that he had previously purchased of the Indians to be added to the town of Rochester.  Find A Grave. Register of the Colonial Dames of the State of New York, 1893-1913 (New York, NY: Frederick H. Hitchcock, 1915), 345. Petition of Barnabas Lothrop to the Massachusetts General Court, 1706.05.29.00.