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  • “Elder” Richard Masterson (bef.1594 - 1633)
    RICHARD MASTERSON MATERSON, RICHARD- A Separatist, Richard Masterson was recorded at Leidenas a woolcarder from Sandwich, England. He had been a surety for RobertCushman in buying a house in Leiden. He...
  • Rev. Ralph Smith (c.1590 - 1661)
    Ralph Smith migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1621-1640). (See Great Migration Begins, by R. C. Anderson, Vol. 3, p. 1694) Biography Ralph Smith was born about 1590, proba...
  • Hungars parish church on the Eastern Shore of Accomack County, Virginia
    Rev. Francis Doughty, of Maspeth (bef.1605 - bef.1684)
    Francis Doughty migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1621-1640). (See The Directory, by R. C. Anderson, p. 97) Francis Doughty is a Qualifying Ancestor of the Jamestowne Society...
  • Rev. Samuel Stone (1602 - 1663)
    Samuel Stone Sr. migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1621-1640). (See Great Migration Begins , by R. C. Anderson, Vol. 3, p. 1768) Biographical Summary: Reverend Samuel Stone ...
  • 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 you...

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