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French Huguenot looks at 1687 Puritan Boston

.A French Protestant Immigrant's Impression of in Boston, 1687This French Huguenot arrived in Massachusettes with 30 families in the fall of 1687. Thousands of French Protestants fled first to England; and from there, many sailed for the British American...
From: 17th-century American Women on 14 Jan 2018

1644 Roger Williams' Plea for Religious Liberty

A PLEA FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY by Roger WilliamsRoger WilliamsRoger Williams (ca. 1603-83), religious leader and one of the founders of Rhode Island, was the son of a well-to-do London businessman. Educated at Cambridge (A.B., 1627) he became a clergyman...
From: 17th-century American Women on 12 Jan 2018

1693 Puritan Cotton Mather on Rules for Negros

Cotton Mather, (1663-1728) was a socially & politically influential New England Puritan minister Cotton Mather's (1663-1728) RULES For the Society of NEGROES. 1693. (Mather's rules for allowing African Americans to worship in the church.)WE the...
From: 17th-century American Women on 29 Sep 2013

A Community of Suffering: The Robie Women in Loyalist Halifa

G. Patrick O’Brien Having spent an agreeable New Year’s Eve with her friends, nineteen-year-old Mary Robie paused to write in her diary before turning in for the night. “Which brings 1783 to a period,” she began, “I have...
From: Borealia on 8 Jan 2018

1642 Laws for Harvard College - No Women Allowed

Harvard College Laws of 1642(from New England's First Fruits)1. When any Schollar is able to Read Tully or such like classicall Latine Author ex tempore, and make and speake true Latin in verse and prose suo (ut aiunt) Marte, and decline perfectly the...
From: 17th-century American Women on 6 Jan 2018

1640 Founding of Harvard College, for Men Only

New England's First Fruits 1640, for Men Only, Of Course...The History of the Founding of Harvard CollegeAFTER GOD HAD carried us safe to New England, and we had built our houses, provided necessaries for our livelihood, reared convenient places for God's...
From: 17th-century American Women on 4 Jan 2018

1640 Preface to the Bay Psalm Book

Preface to the 1640 "Bay Psalm Book" Probably written by Richard MatherRichard Mather Born in Lancashire, England, 1596. Died in Dorchester, Mass. 1669The singing of Psalms, though it breath forth nothing but holy harmony, and melody: yet such is the...
From: 17th-century American Women on 2 Jan 2018

The 1637 Massachusetts Trial of Mother & Religious Troublemaker Anne Hutchinson 1591-1643

Anne Hutchinson was born in 1591, in England. She immigrated with her husband to the Massachusettes Bay Colony in 1634, and was banished from it in 1637. She and her husband had 10 children. She died from an Indian raid in 1643.Anne Hutchinson challenged...
From: 17th-century American Women on 31 Dec 2017

1629 The Charter of Massachsetts Bay

The 1629 Charter Of Massachusetts BayBoston Harbor and adjacent settlements in 1667. Thought to be a specimen of the first engraving executed in America.And further, That the said Governour and Companye, and their Successors, maie have forever one comon...
From: 17th-century American Women on 29 Dec 2017

Two Refashioned Silk Dresses

Photograph by Laura Wulf @Massachusetts Historical SocietyExhibit Teaser: Two refashioned silk dresses will be featured in the forthcoming exhibition at the Massachusetts Historical Society ( ‘Fashioning the New England...
From: SilkDamask on 28 Dec 2017

1630 John Winthrop's City on a Hill Declaration

Excerpts from "A Model of Christian Charity" by John Winthrop 1630It rests now to make some application of this discourse.… 1. For the persons. We are a company professing ourselves fellow members of Christ, in which respect only though we were absent...
From: 17th-century American Women on 30 Jul 2013

Persecution in America - Puritans Banish & Execute Dissenters

.Although they were victims of religious persecution in Europe, the Puritans supported the Old World theory that sanctioned it, the need for uniformity of religion in the state. Once in control in New England, they sought to break "the very neck of Schism...
From: 17th-century American Women on 12 Aug 2013

1643 The New England Confederation

The New England ConfederationThe New England Confederation, was a political and military alliance of the English colonies of Massachusetts, Plymouth, Connecticut, and New Haven. Established May 29, 1643. Its primary purpose was to unite the Puritan colonies...
From: 17th-century American Women on 21 Dec 2017

17C American Women: 1629 A few problems in early New England

17C American Women: 1629 A few problems in early New England: A Short and True Description of New England by the Rev. Francis Higginson, written in 1629  Printed for Michael Sparke, London, 1630....
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 19 Dec 2017

Widows Were Taxed in the Plymouth Colony BUT They Could NOT Vote or Hold Office,

Since widows were the only women within the Plymouth Colony allowed to hold any substantial amount of property, they were also the only women within the colony who could have their property taxed. The property of married women was turned over to their...
From: 17th-century American Women on 3 Dec 2017

Plymouth Colony Widows - Estate & Inheritance Rules

Plymouth established in the 1636 laws, that it would adopt the inheritance rules of a particular "hold" in Kent County, England: "That Inheritance do descend according to the co[mm]endable custome of Engl. [and] hold of E[as]t Greenw[ich]." This jurisdiction,...
From: 17th-century American Women on 21 Nov 2017

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As many of you may have realised by now our group forum was taken over by Tapatalk, since then I have had a lot of problems, & the HELP at tapatalk is non existent. SO, I checked with other members on this forum & we decided to move to another...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 20 Nov 2017

Marrying & Marriage Rules in the Plymouth Colony

The Plymouth Colony created an innovative form of civil marriage. This form of marriage replaced reliance on ecclesiastical authorities for handling the approval & administration of marriages. Parental consent was required for a civil marriage. If...
From: 17th-century American Women on 16 Nov 2017

Women, Quakers, & Servants could NOT own land, vote or hold office in the Plymouth Colony

The adult men in the 1st settlement of Plymouth all held the status of "stockholders" in the joint-stock company that financed the Plymouth Colony or "plantation." They shared in the ownership of the plantation's assets & its liabilities. They participated...
From: 17th-century American Women on 15 Nov 2017

Women Had No Role in Organization of the Government in Plymouth Colony

Governor William Bradford 1590-1657 The legal & governmental structure for Plymouth Colony was not set forth in a royal charter from the Monarchy in England. The males of the Colony produced 4 sets of written codifications of their laws over time,...
From: 17th-century American Women on 11 Nov 2017

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