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BOSTON & THE PILGRIMS

BOSTON & THE PILGRIMS

Between the sailing of the Mayflower in 1620 and the advent of the English Civil Wars in 1640, approximately 20,000 individuals migrated from England to America during The Great Migration.  Although less than 1% of these immigrants were from the Boston, Lincolnshire area, their impact was immense as Boston Men were elected Governor and Deputy Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony for all but four of its fifty-six-year…

BOSTON BOOK LAUNCH

BOSTON BOOK LAUNCH

The entire history of Boston, Lincolnshire – from salt-making during the Roman occupation to the current flood barrier construction – is laid out in a new book titled, BOSTON – THE SMALL TOWN WITH A BIG STORY, and is now available online from the Shodfriars Hall website or in Boston, Lincolnshire at Shodfriars’ Cafe, Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston Guildhall or Fydell House. The…

THE MAYFLOWER WAS JUST THE BEGINNING!

THE MAYFLOWER WAS JUST THE BEGINNING!

These graphs document the migration of 256 individuals from Lincolnshire to New England from 1620 through 1640. 25% (64) were from the Alford Area65% (166) of these migrants were from the Boston Area10% (26) were from other areas of Lincolnshire MIGRATION BY LOCATION CONTENT COVERED Boston MigrationsBoston ImmigrantsAlford MigrationsAlford ImmigrantsOther Lincolnshire MigrationsOther Lincolnshire Immigrants For the purposes of the LINCOLNSHIRE MIGRATIONS menu, the items shown above will…

TIES BETWEEN THE TWO BOSTONS

TIES BETWEEN THE TWO BOSTONS

To date, twenty-three events that tie Boston, Lincolnshire and Boston, Massachusetts have been identified under the TIES menu on the Cotton’s Bostons Blog/Website. Many of these events occurred around the year 1930 when Boston, Massachusetts celebrated its 300th Anniversary. Unfortunately, no events prior to 1849 have been found. As the 400th Anniversary of Boston, Massachusetts approaches in 2030, adding to this list would…

AN UNTOLD STORY

AN UNTOLD STORY

From the Stump to the Statue reported by Neil Wright on September 9th 2019 A symposium was held in Boston, Lincolnshire at the Blackfriars Theatre and Arts Centre on Saturday, September 7th to address the role of Boston (Lincs) in the foundation of the USA, and in particular the role of people from Boston, and elsewhere in Lincolnshire, in the founding of Boston…

WELCOME!

WELCOME!

BOSTON’S FOUNDERS MEMORIAL COTTON’S BOSTONS documents the life of John Cotton in Boston, England & Boston, Massachusetts;  investigates his circle of friends & descendants; and tells the story of the Massachusetts Bay Company and its members from Boston, Lincolnshire and its surrounding villages. The background image framing the website is the Royal Charter Charles I granted the Massachusetts Bay Company on March 4,…

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