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  Mayflower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Mayflower was the ship that transported the Pilgrims from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, in what would become the United States, in 1620.
Details of the ship's dimensions are unknown; but estimates based on its load weight and the usual size of 180-ton merchant ships in the period give her a length of 90–110 feet (27.4–33.5 m) and a width of about 25 feet (7dcf.6 m).
The Mayflower is the emblem of the English football club Plymouth Argyle F.C., who are known by the nickname of "The Pilgrims".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mayflower   (829 words)

 Mayflower (vessel) - MSN Encarta
Mayflower (vessel), vessel in which the Pilgrims crossed the Atlantic Ocean to the New World in 1620.
Peregrine White, the first European child born in New England, was delivered on the Mayflower in the interim.
The patent for their settlement in the New World, issued by the London Company, was no longer binding, and some among the passengers desired total independence from their shipmates.
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 Amazon.com: Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War: Books: Nathaniel Philbrick   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The famous Mayflower Compact that they wrote and signed during the Atlantic crossing did contain a few of the seeds from which the United States and its democratic system eventually sprang, but the settlers were not especially democratic themselves.
In short, "Mayflower" is that rare historical chronicle that reads with the all intrigue and energy of well-written novel, and important expose of an overlooked period of our history with lessons as relevant today as they were three centuries ago.
Mayflower is simply a master work of history and Philbrick has demonstrated a definite mastery not only of the era of which he writes, but in particular the personalities who dominated the times.
www.amazon.com /Mayflower-Story-Courage-Community-War/dp/0670037605   (3205 words)

 Mayflower History
A Mayflower of Yarmouth, tonnage between 240 and 250, owner Thomas Howarth, is registered as sailing under letters of marque to the fishing grounds off Greenland on July 23, 1626, October 3, 1627, and June 29, 1631.
This Mayflower is described as being about two hundred tons, and when she was riding at anchor in Boston Harbor on October 6, 1652, Webber sold one sixteenth of her "for good and valuable considerations" to one John Pinchon of Springfield, Massachusetts.
This Mayflower, he said, was 240 tons burden, carried twenty-four guns and a crew of fifty-five, and had sailed to Coromandel with the Eagle and the Endymion in 1655.
www.alden.org /pilgrim_lore/mayflowerhistory.htm   (3178 words)

 The Mayflower II Ship at Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Mayflower II is a reproduction of the type of ship that sailed from England in 1620.
Mayflower II is a square rigged-vessel that is about 25 feet wide and 106 feet long, displacing 236 tons of water.
Mayflower II was built from 1955-57 in the town of Brixham, in Devon, England by the skilled shipwrights at the Upham Shipyard.
www.plimoth.org /visit/what/mayflower2.asp   (2324 words)

 The Mayflower Inn & Spa
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 Genealogy Research Guide - Mayflower Records - UMass Amherst Libraries
Roser, Susan E. Mayflower births and deaths: from the files of George Ernest Bowman at the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants.
Notes the town of residence, relationship to a Mayflower passenger, ship name, year the will was signed, name of the spouse or closest relative, and sources of information for more than 725 men and 75 women, all Plymouth Colony residents who left probate records from 1633 to 1691.
Register of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the District of Columbia, 1970; in commemoration of the 350th anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth in 1620.
www.library.umass.edu /subject/genealogy/mayflower.html   (1348 words)

 Mayflower, ship. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Before landing, an agreement for the temporary government of the colony by the will of the majority was drawn up in the famous Mayflower Compact.
It is known that she was a wineship, of 180 tons burden, and presumed that she was of a type commonly used in that period.
The vessel was given to the United States as an expression of international goodwill and remains on exhibit at Plymouth, Mass.
www.bartleby.com /65/ma/Mayflowe.html   (283 words)

 The Mayflower Compact, Lesson Plans
The Mayflower Compact was probably composed by William Brewster, who had a university education, and was signed by nearly all the adult male colonists, including two of the indentured servants.
The format of the Mayflower Compact is very similar to the written agreements used by the Pilgrims to establish their Separatist churches in England and Holland.
Aboard the Mayflower II are a team of scientists and a larger group of skilled workers.
www.crf-usa.org /Foundation_docs/Foundation_lesson_mayflower.html   (1469 words)

 Massachusetts State Flower Mayflower Epigaea repens
Two bills proposing the mayflower as the Massachusetts' floral emblem were introduced, one in 1900 and a second in 1901.
The mayflower (epigaea repens) shall be the flower or floral emblem of the commonwealth.
The provisions of this section shall be enforced by all officers in the division of law enforcement in the department of fisheries, wildlife and environmental law enforcement.
www.netstate.com /states/symb/flowers/ma_mayflower.htm   (549 words)

At the English port of Plymouth some of the Speedwell's passengers were regrouped on the Mayflower, and on September 16, the historic voyage began.
Although the Mayflower's captain and part-owner, Christopher Jones, had threatened to leave the Pilgrims unless they quickly found a place to land, the ship remained at Plymouth during the first terrible winter of 1620-21, when half of the colonists died.
In 1957 a close replica of the Mayflower, the Mayflower II, wasbuilt in 1957 by England as a gift to America and sailed from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth,Mass., where it is now on view.
pilgrims.net /plymouth/history/mayflower.html   (848 words)

 Mayflower Hotel
The ball began a long tradition of presidential use of the Mayflower.
The decision to restore the hotel emphasizes the Mayflower's historic ongoing position as an architectural and social landmark in the capital city.
The Mayflower Hotel is a Historic Hotels of America member, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/travel/wash/dc59.htm   (201 words)

 The Mayflower's Voyage
While the Mayflower was at sea, Elizabeth Hopkins gave birth to a son which she named Oceanus.
After the Mayflower had arrived and was anchored in Provincetown Harbor off the tip of Cape Cod, Susanna White gave birth to a son, which she named Peregrine (which means "one who has made a journey").
Only one other contemporary account of the Mayflower's voyage exists, and though it was not written by a Mayflower passenger, it was written in 1624 by Captain John Smith (the same one "rescued" by Pocahontas), based on second hand information he had heard, or read in letters sent back to England.
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 Mayflower | Privacy Policy
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 The Mayflower Unit Study, Homeschool Curriculum and Unit Studies Online - Homeschool Learning Network
The Mayflower was named after a flower known as "Trailing Arbutus," an evergreen with a white flower that has a pink center.
In 1957, a replica of the Mayflower was built in England and sailed from Plymouth, England to Plymouth, Massachusetts to commemorate the ship's original historic voyage.
While the Mayflower was anchored in Cape Cod, the Pilgrim leaders wrote a governing document that became known as the Mayflower Compact.
www.homeschoollearning.com /units/unit_09-18-01.shtml   (1134 words)

 The Mayflower Society: Museum
Across the street and around the corner from Plymouth Rock, in the heart of this quaint village’s historic district, is the Mayflower Society House.
A significant accomplishment of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants was the purchase, in 1941, of the Edward Winslow House in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
The Mayflower Society was fortunate to obtain the house on the eve of World War II.
www.mayflower.org /museum.htm   (405 words)

 The Ship "Mayflower"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Another ship named Mayflower appears in 1637 in the Thames: 346 or 350 tons, 24 guns, 140 or 145 men, 28 barrels of gunpowder, master William Baddilow on His Majesty's Service, first noted on March 18th but by May 3rd in company with four other ships: Unicorn, Pleiades, Industry and the Richard and Mary.
On May 28, 1651, the Council of State gave Webber permission to trade with Virginia; on June 20th Mayflower arrived at the Downs en route to New England; in October she anchored in Boston.
Dr. Anderson, calculating from this, worked out his Mayflower model on a scale of 64 by 26 by 11, giving a figure of 90 feet exactly as the length from stem to stern.
www.americanrevolution.org /may4.html   (3413 words)

 HMS Mayflower ship model plans and drawings.
The English counter-attacked, defeated the Portuguese, and "for their dishonesty burned the town and spoiled many of their date trees." Then the fleet went on to the Persian Gulf where the newly named Mayflower, which had been leaking badly, was broken up for firewood.
In 1630 the Mayflower sailed from Southampton with the Whale.
She had sunk the following year, apparently in shallow water, for the wreck passed into the hands of an Indian broker in Surat on February 16, 1660, and he managed to repair the vessel sufficiently to use her afterward for local trading, though she was never again capable of navigating the open sea.
www.bestscalemodels.com /hmsmayflower.html   (1294 words)

The pilgrims founded Plymouth on Dec. 21, 1620, establishing a settlement that became the seat of Plymouth Colony in 1633 and a part of Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1691.
The Mayflower's passengers were first described as the Pilgrim Fathers in 1799.
Arriving on the Mayflower with the first settlers, he initially concentrated on colonial defense and Indian relations.
pilgrims.net /plymouth/history   (1465 words)

 The MayFlower Compact   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Mayflower Compact was the first agreement for self-government to be created and enforced in America.
On November 21, 1620 the Mayflower reached the Cape Cod coast of America.
On December 26 the Pilgrims on the Mayflower reached the site of modern day Plymouth, Massachusetts and decided to make this land their new home.
score.rims.k12.ca.us /score_lessons/symbols_freedom/pages/mayflower.html   (473 words)

 The Pilgrims and Plymouth Colony:1620
We must also remember that on her return trip, Mayflower was sailing with the currents of the Gulf Stream in fair weather - not to mention a lighter burden of cargo, which allowed her to ride higher in the water.
Although the Mayflower left late in the summer and did not arrive until winter in the New World, it appears the voyage itself was not an especially difficult one.
The Mayflower Compact which was signed on board the Mayflower at Cape Cod on November 21, 1620 [new style date], was the direct outcome of Robinson's guidance.
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 The Mayflower   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Mayflower set sail from England in July of 1620, but had to turn around twice because Speedwell, the ship it was traveling with, kept leaking.
About half the people on Mayflower died that first winter from what they described as a “general sickness” of colds, coughs and fevers.
The sailors would have to get used to the swaying and pitching of the ship because it was at its strongest here (like being on a roller coaster all the time!) Also, most of the men would be going to the bathroom at the head, which was at the very tip of the bow.
www.plimoth.org /learn/education/kids/homeworkHelp/mayflower.asp   (1047 words)

The Mayflower sailed from England on the 16th of September, 1620, with 102 passengers.....
Timothy Winslow is the son of Joseph Winslow, who was the son of John Winslow who arrived on the ship Fortune in 1621, and Mary Chilton, a Mayflower immigrant, who arrived on the Mayflower in 1620 as a 13 year old girl with her parents.......
Thomas Rogers was a signer of the "Mayflower Compact".
www.immigrantships.net /newcompass/ships/ship_files/mayflower.html   (988 words)

 Mayflower Area Chamber of Commerce
She is the daughter of Durwood and Gwen Wells of Mayflower.
She is the daughter of Tina McCartney of Cabot and Myron and Dawn McCartney of Mayflower.
The scholarships were presented at the Senior Awards Ceremony at the Mayflower High School on May 5 by Deena Culberson on behalf of the Mayflower Area Chamber of Commerce.
www.mayflowerchamber.com   (197 words)

 Mayflower Passengers
Cooper, Humility Born about 1619, and no more than about a year old when she sailed on the Mayflower and was included in the Edward Tilley family, along with Henry Sampson as "cousins." By 1651, she was sent "for into" England and according to Bradford, "died there." Unmarried.
He was among the signers of the Mayflower Compact.
Goodman, John John is listed by Bradford as one of seven men who died soon after their arrival in the general sickness, however he (or perhaps someone in his behalf) was awarded land in the Plymouth land division.
www.mayflowerfamilies.com /mayflower/mayflower_passenger_list.htm   (2592 words)

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