Get a FREE copy of “The Mayflower Compact”. The Mayflower Compact, signed by 41 English colonists on the ship Mayflower on November 11, 1620, was the first written framework of government established in what is now the United States. The compact remained in effect until Plymouth was incorporated into the short-lived Dominion of New England in 1686 and subsequently absorbed into the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1691.

Get a FREE copy of “The Mayflower Compact”. The Mayflower Compact, signed by 41 English colonists on the ship Mayflower on November 11, 1620, was the first written framework of government established in what is now the United States. The compact remained in effect until Plymouth was incorporated into the short-lived Dominion of New England in 1686 and subsequently absorbed into the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1691.

Founder Of Massachusetts Bay Colony | Massachusetts Bay Colony: Map of Massachusetts Coast

Founder Of Massachusetts Bay Colony | Massachusetts Bay Colony: Map of Massachusetts Coast

It is not known if my 10th Great Grandfather, John Russell(1585-1676), sailed to the United States prior to his son William Russell or at the same time.  He is listed as a Freeman of Massachusetts Bay in 1636.  It is said that New Bedford, Massachusetts is named after his family in England, the Dukes of Bedford.  He and his family are the first of my ancestors to arrive in the United States.

It is not known if my 10th Great Grandfather, John Russell(1585-1676), sailed to the United States prior to his son William Russell or at the same time. He is listed as a Freeman of Massachusetts Bay in 1636. It is said that New Bedford, Massachusetts is named after his family in England, the Dukes of Bedford. He and his family are the first of my ancestors to arrive in the United States.

Massachusetts Bay colony 1630-1691 and Province of Massachusetts Bay 1691-1775

Massachusetts Bay colony 1630-1691 and Province of Massachusetts Bay 1691-1775

Mary Barrett Dyer was an English Puritan turned Quaker who was hanged in Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony (now in present-day Massachusetts), for repeatedly defying a Puritan law banning Quakers from the colony. She is one of the four executed Quakers known as the Boston martyrs.

Mary Barrett Dyer was an English Puritan turned Quaker who was hanged in Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony (now in present-day Massachusetts), for repeatedly defying a Puritan law banning Quakers from the colony. She is one of the four executed Quakers known as the Boston martyrs.

Massachusetts Bay Colony ...  1628–1684 de jure (1692 de facto)  The colony's first seal, depicting a dejected Native American with arrows turned downwards, saying "Come over and help us", an allusion to Acts 16:9 ... The Massachusetts Bay Colony was an English settlement on the east coast of North America in the 17th century, in New England, situated around the present-day cities of Salem and Boston.

Massachusetts Bay Colony ... 1628–1684 de jure (1692 de facto) The colony's first seal, depicting a dejected Native American with arrows turned downwards, saying "Come over and help us", an allusion to Acts 16:9 ... The Massachusetts Bay Colony was an English settlement on the east coast of North America in the 17th century, in New England, situated around the present-day cities of Salem and Boston.

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