- John,1588–1649, English colonist in America: 1st governor of the Massachusetts Bay colony 1629–33, 1637–40, 1642–44, 1646–49.
- his sonJohn,1606–76, English colonist in America: colonial governor of Connecticut 1657, 1659–76.
- John or Fitz-John [fits-jon] /ˈfɪtsˈdʒɒn/, 1638–1707, American soldier and statesman: colonial governor of Connecticut 1698–1707 (son of the younger John Winthrop).
- John,1714–79, American astronomer, mathematician, and physicist.
- Robert Charles,1809–94, U.S. politician: Speaker of the House 1847–49.
- a town in E Massachusetts, near Boston.
- a male given name.
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- John. 1588–1649, English lawyer and colonist, first governor of the Massachusetts Bay colony: the leading figure among the Puritan settlers of New England
- his son, John. 1606–76, English lawyer and colonist; a founder of Agawan (now Ipswich), Massachusetts; governor of Connecticut
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