Isaac Lothrop

Isaac Lothrop

Birth
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 25 Jul 1808 (aged 72)
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot B 328
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Mr. Lothrop was the son of
Isaac and Priscilla (Thomas)
(Watson) Lothrop, and was born in
Plymouth, December 11, 1735, the
eldest of 5 children, and like
his father, was a merchant, as
well as Judge. He was appointed
Judge of Probate for the county
of Norfolk, which office he held
till his death. The unbending up-
rightness of his conduct in his
official capacity the fidelity with
which he discharged his duties,
as well as his ability and gentlemanly
bearing in all the works of life will
long be remembered with affectionate
respect. He cherished with lively
ardor a natural fondness for
antiquity, and so exalted was his
veneration for pious planters in
New England who first landed in
Plymouth, that he delighted in tracing
their every footstep, and the minutest
circumstances of their history were
treasured in his mind. He was one of
the early members of the Pilgrim
Society, and also one of the earliest
members of the Humane Society.
"In his friendships he was steady,
ardent and sincere; undisguised in
his feelings and removed from the
least tincture of duplicity, his
bosom was a sacred depository of
confidential intercourse.
If his prejudices were strong,
they were invariably pointed at
what he devoutly believed to be
profligacy of principle, or dis-
honesty in practice. Such in fine
was Mr. Lothrop's scrupulous
integrity, such his through
detestation of every species
of iniquitous, or even temporizing
procedure, that the inscription on
the tombstone of his beloved father
would be an appropriate one for
his own."
Thacher

source: "Epitaphs from Burial Hill"
Plymouth, Massachusetts
From 1657 to 1892
by Bradford Kingman
New England Illustrated
Historical Publishing Company
1892


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Sacred
To the memory of
ISAAC LOTHROP Esq.
who departed this Life
the 25 of July 1808
in the 75 year
of his age.

Kingman #941


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  • Created by: Sandra Lennox
  • Added: 26 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79348225
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Isaac Lothrop (11 Dec 1735–25 Jul 1808), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79348225, citing Burial Hill, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Sandra Lennox (contributor 47383634) .