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  • Rev. Hugh Peter, Regicide (bef.1598 - 1660)
    Hugh Peter also spelled Peters, baptized 27 June 1598, Fowey, Cornwall, England; died October 16, 1660, London, at Charing Cross. He was an English Independent minister, army preacher, and propagandist...
  • Gov. Edward Winslow, "Mayflower" Passenger (1595 - 1655)
    Edward Winslow (1595-1655) Mayflower Passenger Edward Winslow (1595 – 1655) was an American Pilgrim leader on the Mayflower. He served as the governor of Plymouth Colony in 1633, 1636, and fina...
  • Rev. Jonathan Parsons (1705 - 1776)
    Benjamin Parsons Find a Grave II Ebenezer Parsons Find a Grave III Rev Jonathan Parsons Find a Grave The first Parsons to attain renown was "Uncle Jonathan," he was reverently, and affectionately, ...
  • John Headlee, Sr. (c.1735 - c.1776)
    John Headlee was born in about 1735 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. He married Jerusha Mann in New Jersey about 1753. The Mann family was Puritan stock that moved from Boston to the New Haven Colony a...
  • Rev. Thomas Carter, of Woburn (bef.1608 - 1684)
    Thomas Carter (minister) The Rev. Thomas Carter (1608 – 5 September 1684) was a Puritan minister who was ordained in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1642. Carter was born in Hinderclay, Suffolk, En...

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