The English Ancestry and Homes of the Pilgrim Fathers: Who Came to Plymouth on the Mayflower in 1620, the Fortune in 1621, and the Anne and the Little James In 1623

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Heritage Books, 2013 - History - 198 pages
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Get to know the men and women who sailed to the New World. Separate fact from fiction. Made famous by the Longfellow poem, John Alden, was not actually a pilgrim on the Mayflower; he was employed as a cooper to watch over the kegs of beer. William Brewster was an important leader of the Pilgrims, while Stephen Hopkins was an important member of the first exploring party sent to find a suitable place for habitation at Plymouth. William Mullins was the father of the famous Priscilla. Although they have no claim to fame, William Brewster's children-Love, Wrestling, and Fear-are mentioned. All of these facts and more are contained in this painstakingly researched book. You will find biographical sketches of 112 passengers who sailed on the first four ships to New England. These sketches include information on the passengers' origins, family connections, and later histories. The author begins with historical evidence then presents the passengers on the Mayflower, Fortune, Anne and Little James in alphabetical order by ship. Each sketch contains all known facts regarding place of residence in England, parentage and ancestry of the passengers.

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Page viii - The Pilgrims were of the yeoman class and came from the cottages, not from the manor houses of England. Indeed the large majority were from the tenements of cities and attempts which have been undertaken to make some of them masquerade as scions of the nobility or gentry of England, (New Light on the Pilgrim Story}, is a distinct disservice to these plain sons and daughters of the field and the loom.

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