Birth: John Thorpe was born by about 1608, based on his
estimated date of marriage.
Death: He died between April 1 and August 15, 1633.
Ship: Unknown, by 1632
Life in England: Nothing is known of his life in England.
He presumably trained as a carpenter there.
Life in New England: John Thorpe was a carpenter. On
January 20, 1632/3, his apprentice, Robert Barker, complained to the
court about his lack of clothes, which he should have received from his
master. Because Alice Thorpe had conceived a child before
marriage,Thorpe and his wife were sentenced on April 1, 1633, to sit in
the stocks and fined forty shillings. Because of their poverty, however,
they were given twelve months to pay. John Thorpe died in the fever
epidemic of 1633. Miles Standish and Stephen Hopkins, on behalf of the
court, settled Thorpe’s debts as far as his estate could make good, and
Robert Barker’s remaining time was turned given to William Palmer.
Family: John Thorpe married Alice _____ by April 1, 1633.
Children: A child was born in 1633.There is no further