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  • James "The Puritan" Draper (c.1622 - 1697)
    ) THE FAMILY OF DRAPER. The family of Draper trace their ancestry to Thomas Draper, who was born and lived in Yorkshire, England, in the Parish of Hempstontell and Vicarage of Halifax, and was by tra...
  • Rev. Isaac Chauncy (1632 - 1699)
  • Rev. Charles Chauncy, D.D. (1705 - 1787)
    The Rev. Charles Chauncy was an American Congregational clergyman in Boston. He was ordained as a minister of the First Church, Boston, in 1727 and remained in that pulpit for 60 years. Next to Jonatha...
  • 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...

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