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  • William Peck (1601 - 1694)
    William Peck, immigrant ancestor, was born in the city of London, England, or its vicinity in 1601. He married Elizabeth there in 1622 & sailed for Boston, Massachusetts in the ship "Hector" with his w...
  • Rev. William Norton (c.1610 - 1694)
    Rev. William Norton born circa 1626 at of Ipswich, Suffolk, England. died on 30 April 1694 at Ipswich, Essex, MA; Age 68 at death.1 Father William Norton2 b. c 1580 Mother Alice Browest2 b. c...
  • Rev. John Norton (1606 - 1663)
    John Norton Birth: May 6 1606 - Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England Death: Apr 5 1663 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Parents: William Norton, Alice Norton (born Browest) Brother: Wil...
  • John Bigelow, of Watertown (1616 - 1703)
    John Bigelow Birth: baptized Feb. 16, 1616 - Wrentham, Suffolk, England Death:  Jul. 14, 1703 - Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Parents: uncertain Spouses: Mary Warren, Sara...
  • John Warren, of Watertown (1585 - 1667)
    John Warren, of Watertown Birth: May 1 1585 - Nayland, Suffolk, , England Death: Dec 13 1667 - Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Parents: John "the middle" Warren, Elizabeth Scarlett Wife: ...

Particularly in the years after 1630, Puritans left for New England, supporting the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and other settlements. The large-scale Puritan emigration to New England then ceased, by 1641, with around 21,000 having moved across the Atlantic. This English-speaking population in America did not all consist of colonists, since many returned, but produced more than 16 million descendants. This so-called "Great Migration" is not so named because of sheer numbers, which were much less than the number of English citizens who emigrated to Virginia and the Caribbean during this time. The rapid growth of the New England colonies (~700,000 by 1790) was almost entirely due to the high birth rate and lower death rate per year.

List of New England Puritans