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  • Rev. Francis Higginson (c.1586 - 1630)
    Emigrated to New England in 1629, on the ship Talbot, with his brothers in Henry Whitfield's company, and settled at Guilford, Conn. He was the first minister at Salem. A few years later he went to New...
  • Rev. Ezekiel Rogers, founder of Rowley (1590 - 1660)
    Ezekiel Rogers (1590 – January 23, 1660) was an English nonconformist clergyman, and Puritan settler of Massachusetts. From Wikipedia He was a son of Richard Rogers, who held the living of W...
  • Mary Gilman (c.1587 - 1681)
    Alternate Data at time of merge on 11/28/09: First Name: Mary Last Name: Clark Maiden Name: Clark Birth Date(s): c. 1590, c. 1625, 1567 links FamilySearch AFNs: 3G3T-CP, K7RZ-6G
  • Deacon Samuel Chapin (c.1598 - 1675)
    Served as deacon of the First Congregational Church in Springfield. From "The Chapin Family History": "In 1877, a bronze statue of 'The Puritan' by the famous sculptor Saint-Gaudens was presented to ...
  • Nicholas Norton (c.1610 - 1690)
    He was a tanner. He came to America in 1635 with Rev. Joseph Hull, who brought colonists from Somerset. In 1636 and 1637 he fought in the Pequot Indian War. In 1637 he was living at Weymouth, Massachus...

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