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  • Ambrose Meador (1583 - 1663)
    Additional Curator's Notes: PLEASE be very careful when merging into this family. There are a great many repeats of the names John, Thomas, and Elizabeth. Watch the dates and descriptive names, and yo...
  • Michael Wigglesworth (1631 - 1705)
    Wigglesworth (1631–1705) was a Puritan minister and poet whose poem The Day of Doom was a bestseller in early New England.FamilyMichael Wigglesworth was born October 18, 1631 in Wrawby, Lincolnshire. H...
  • Paul Noyes, Source:
    Rev. James Noyes, of Newbury (1608 - 1656)
    Rev. James Noyes Born 22 Oct 1608 Cholderton, Wiltshire, England Died 22 Oct 1656 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Father Rev. William Noyes, b. Abt 1568, Cholderton, Wiltshire, England d. 1616/...
  • Rev. Edward Norris, of Salem (1579 - bef.1659)
    Not a child of Sir Edward Norreys, MP, of Rycote who had no known children“The children of Edward Norris II, then, were Mary and Edward III for certain, and also possibly John and William.” link begins...
    Rev. Edmund Browne, of Sudbury (1606 - 1678)
    Biography From . Edmund Browne, son of Edmund Browne of Lavenham, Suffolk, England by Anne Woder, was baptized at Lavenham, Suffolk, England 28 Oct 1606. [1] He married Anne Whiting (widow of John Love...

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