January 31, 1856|
Newburyport, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||May 7, 1915
RMS Lusitania, Atlantic Ocean
|Occupation||Genealogist, Historian, Editor|
|Spouse(s)||Caroline Augusta Lloyd (October 14, 1892 - May 7, 1915) (his death)|
Born in Newburyport, Massachusetts to Nathan Noyes Withington (1828–1914) and Elizabeth (Little) Withington (1828–1912), he was involved with research and editing of publications on certain aspects of the American Revolutionary War but is best known was his extensive genealogical research that included the publication of immigrant ship's passenger lists and the like.
On October 14, 1892, in London, he married Caroline Augusta Lloyd, a sister of Henry Demarest Lloyd. They had no children.
In 1915, Withington was involved with research in Canterbury, Kent in England where he had discovered in the strong room of the Probate Registry a list of wills covering the period 1640/ 50. He is said to have been the only person aside from the officials of the Registry aware of the existence of these documents. Sensitive to their great value, he decided to make a 'Calendar' of the Wills. Lothrop Withington had not dealt with more than half of the papers when he had to make a voyage home to the United States.
He had no children at the time of his death. His brother's grandson is Lothrop Withington Jr.