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England, Southampton, Hampshire

Pilgrim Monument, Old West Quay, Southampton, England1913 — Pilgrim Monument, Old West Quay, Southampton, England
The General Society of Mayflower Descendants contributed $100 toward this monument that was unveiled by US Ambassador Walter Page.

1955 — Plaque, The Pilgrim Fathers Memorial, Southampton, England
Plaque with may flowers in the four corners and an image of the ship Mayflower beneath which appears “THE GENERAL SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS (USA, 1897) / WALDO MORGAN ALLEN, GOVERNOR GENERAL / ON THEIR FIRST PILGRIMAGE – 152, BY PLANES – TO THE NETHERLANDS AND ENGLAND / SEPTEMBER 22 - OCTOBER 6, 1955 / 335 YEARS AFTER THE SAILING OF THE MAYFLOWER"

Unknown — Plaque, West Gate, Southampton, Hampshire, England

The Pilgrims would have passed through this gate to board the Mayflower and Speedwell. A Plaque reads: “COUNTY BOROUGH OF SOUTHAMPTON / WESTGATE / --------- / THIS IMPORTANT WESTGATE / LED DIRECTLY TO THE WEST QUAY / WHICH FOR MANY CENTURIES WAS THE / ONLY COMMERCIAL QUAY WHICH THE / TOWN POSSESSED * THE GROOVES / OF THE PORTCULLIS GATES / AND THE APERTURES THROUGH / WHICH THE DEFENDERS OF THE TOWN / COULD HARASS ATTACKERS MAY STILL / BE SEEN * * THROUGH THIS / ARCHWAY MARCHED SOME OF THE / ARMY OF HENRY V ON THEIR WAY / TO AGINCOURT IN 1415 / * * / THE PILGRIM FATHERS  / EMBARKED HERE FROM THE WEST / QUAY ON THE MAYFLOWER / AUGUST 15TH 1620”

England, Scrooby, Nottinghamshire

Scrooby Manor Bronze Plaque, Scrooby, England1844 — Scrooby Manor Bronze Plaque, Scrooby, England
The Pilgrim Society erected a plaque that reads: “THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY THE / PILGRIM SOCIETY OF PLYMOUTH / MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES OF / AMERICA, TO MARK THE SITE OF THE / ANCIENT MANOR HOUSE, WHERE LIVED / WILLIAM BREWSTER / FROM 1588 TO 1606, AND WHERE HE / ORGANIZED THE PILGRIM CHURCH, OF / WHICH HE BECAME ELDER, AND / WITH WHICH, IN 1608, HE REMOVED TO / AMSTERDAM, IN 1609 TO LEYDEN, AND IN / 1620 TO PLYMOUTH, WHERE HE DIED / APRIL 16, 1644.” See below for the 1920 plaque.

1905 — Scrooby Manor (Pilgrim Homestead), Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England
The General Society of Mayflower Descendants began efforts to purchase this property where Elder William Brewster once lived and where he conducted nonconformist religious services. Plans were abandoned in 1908.

1920 Scrooby Manor Bronze Plaque, Scrooby, England
A bronze plaque commemorating the 300th anniversary of the Mayflower was erected which reads: “ ON THE THREE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY / OF THE SAILING OF THE MAYFLOWER / WITH THE PILGRIM FATHERS TO NEW / ENGLAND, THIS TABLET WAS UNVEILED / BY THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE / ANGLO-AMERICAN SOCIETY, IN / COMMEMORATION OF THE HEROIC VIRTUES / OF THE LITTLE BAND OF LOVERS OF / TRUTH AND FREEDOM WHICH FIRST MET / IN THIS PLACE. / SEPTEMBER 2 1920.”

1948 — St. Wilfrid’s Church, Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England
Pilgrim William Brewster first preached here in 1598. The General Society of Mayflower Descendants solicited contributions towards repairs of wartime damage to the church.

Scrooby Manor (Pilgrim Homestead), Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England

England, Retford, Nottinghamshire

William Brewster Wax Figure, Bassetlaw Museum2006 — William Brewster Wax Figure, Bassetlaw Museum, Retford, England
A life sized wax figure in 17th century garb sits on a chair in a glass enclosure with identifying labels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

England, Harwich, Essex Co.

Capt. Christopher Jones House, Harwich, Essex, EnglandUnknown — Capt. Christopher Jones Plaque, Harwich, Essex, England
Christopher Jones, the Captain of the Mayflower, once lived here and is memorialized by two plaques mounted on his former home. They read: CHRISTOPHER JONES / MASTER OF THE MAYFLOWER / LIVED HERE / ------------ / ERECTED BY THE HARWICH SOCIETY and THE HOUSE OF / CAPTAIN / CHRISTOPHER JONES / MASTER OF THE / MAYFLOWER

1999 — Ha’Penny Pier, Harwich, Essex, England
Harwich is proud of its maritime history and as the home of the Mayflower The Harwich Society opened a small “Harwich and the New World Exhibition” featuring the Mayflower at the exhibition centre on Ha'Penny Pier. T.J. Dowling, Cultural Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in London took part in the opening. The General Society of Mayflower Descendants donated $500 toward the exhibit.

 

 

 

England, Redenhall, Norfolk Co.

St. Mary’s Church, Redenhall, Norfolk Co., England2011 — St. Mary’s Church, Redenhall, Norfolk Co., England
A dedication ceremony is planned for the spring of 2011 for the blessing of a plaque to be placed in St. Mary's by the Fuller Society. The plaque will state that the Fuller Society helped in the restoration of the window (beside where the plaque will be placed) and read: “In memory of / Edward Fuller baptized 4 September 1575 / & / Samuel Fuller baptized 20 January 1580 / Pilgrims to America on the Mayflower 1620. / Fuller Society 2011”

 

 

 

 

England, Great Burstead, Essex Co.

Mayflower Stained Glass Window, St. Mary Magdalene Church2004 — The Mayflower Stained Glass Window, St. Mary Magdalene Church, Great Burstead, Essex, England
This window, designed and made by Matthew Lloyd-Winder, was installed in the Lady Chapel in memory of Sammy Norris (1910-1978) who for many years was the Treasurer and Churchwarden. Pilgrim Christopher Martin, governor of the Mayflower during its 1620 voyage, also served as Churchwarden of this 14th century church.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

England, Plymouth, Devonshire

Tablet, The Mayflower Steps, Plymouth, England1891 — Tablet, The Mayflower Steps, Plymouth, England
Tablet without adornment reads: “On the 6th of September 1620 in the Mayorality of Thomas Townes / after being kindly entertained and courteously used by divers / Friends there dwelling, the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from / Plymouth in the Mayflower in the Providence of God to /  to settle in NEW PLYMOUTH and to lay the foundations / of the NEW ENGLAND STATES ~~ The ancient / Cawsey whence they embarked was destroyed not many Years / afterwards, but the Site of their Embarkation is marked by / the Stone bearing the name of the MAYFLOWER in / the pavement of the adjacent Pier. This Tablet was erected / in the Mayorality of J. T. Bond 1891 to commemorate / their Departure and the visit to Plymouth in July / of that Year of a number of their Descendants and / Representatives.

The Mayflower Steps, Plymouth, England1891 — Mayflower Stone, Sutton Harbor Pier, Plymouth, England
Stone in pavement in front of the portico on the Mayflower Steps reads: MAYFLOWER / 1620

1895 — The Mayflower Steps & Arch, Sutton Harbor Pier, Plymouth, England
These steps and arch mark the approximate area where the Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower and finally set sail on September 6, 1620.

1934 — Tablet, The Mayflower Steps, Plymouth, England
Immediately below the above 1891 tablet above is another tablet stating: THIS MEMORIAL, PRESENTED BY ALDERMAN SIR FREDERICK WINNICOTT, J. P., / WAS UNVEILED BY THE RIGHT WORSHIPFUL THE MAYOR OF PLYMOUTH / (Mr  COUNCILLOR E. STANLEY LEATHERBY) ON THE 5th SEPTEMBER 1934

1955 — Plaque, The Barbican, Plymouth, England
Plaque with mayflowers in the four corners and an image of the ship Mayflower beneath which appears: THE GENERAL SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS (USA, 1897) / WALDO MORGAN ALLEN, GOVERNOR GENERAL / ON THEIR FIRST PILGRIMAGE – 152, BY PLANES – TO THE NETHERLANDS AND ENGLAND / SEPTEMBER 22 - OCTOBER 6, 1955 / 335 YEARS AFTER THE SAILING OF THE MAYFLOWER

1955 — Plaque, Buckland Abbey, Plymouth, England

Plaque with may flowers in the four corners and an image of the ship Mayflower beneath which appears: THE GENERAL SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS (USA, 1897) / WALDO MORGAN ALLEN, GOVERNOR GENERAL / ON THEIR FIRST PILGRIMAGE – 152, BY PLANES – TO THE NETHERLANDS AND ENGLAND / SEPTEMBER 22 - OCTOBER 6, 1955 / 335 YEARS AFTER THE SAILING OF THE MAYFLOWER. Buckland Abbey at one time was the home of Sir Francis Drake.

2000 — Plaque, Mayflower Steps, Plymouth, England
The plaque includes an image of the Provincetown (MA) Pilgrim Monument and reads: “Pilgrims Point – The Mayflower Steps / The Mayflower made its first landfall at what / is now Provincetown, Massachusetts on the / 11th November 1620 after 66 days at sea. /
There the Mayflower Compact, the first / democratic document written in America / was composed and signed. / ‘And upon the 11th of November we came to / an anchor in the bay …. a harbor wherein a / thousand sail of ships / may safely ride.’ / from Mourt’s Relation: A Journal of the / Pilgrims at Plymouth / Presented May 19, 2000 by the Pilgrim / Monument & Provincetown Museum and the / Town of Provincetown, Massachusetts”

350 Anniversary Tablet, Mayflower Steps, Plymouth, England1970 — 350 Anniversary Tablet, Mayflower Steps, Plymouth, England
A tablet reads: THE HONORABLE WALTER ANNENBERG / UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR / TO THE COURT OF ST. JAMES’S / UNVEILED THIS TABLET ON THE / 6TH. SEPTEMBER 1970. THIS DAY BEING  / THE 350TH ANNIVERSARY OF / THE SAILING OF THE ‘MAYFLOWER’/ COUNCILLOR ERIC D. NUTTALL, J.P. / LORD MAYOR

Unknown —The Elizabethan Gardens, Plymouth, England
The Elizabethan Garden is a recreation of an Elizabethan garden. Above the archway into the gardens is a relief carving of the Mayflower.

Unknown — The Pilgrims List, Plymouth, England
Contains errors as to trade and place of origin.

Unknown — Sherwell Congregational Church Window, Plymouth, Devonshire, England
A four panel family memorial stained glass window, the gift of a parish member, depicts the Pilgrims boarding the Mayflower on the Barbican wharf. An inscription across the panels reads "Aye call it holy ground, the soil where they first trod. They left unstained what they found, there they found freedom to worship God."

England, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

Robinson Memorial Church Plaque, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England1896 — Robinson Memorial Church Plaque, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England
This Congregationalist Church was built to honor Pastor Robinson who preached in Gainsborough before fleeing to Holland. A memorial tablet inscribed in the wall reads: + TO THE / GLORY OF GOD / THIS STONE IN MEMORY OF / JOHN ROBINSON PASTOR AND EXILE / WAS LAID ON JUNE 29TH 1896 / BY THE HON. T. F. BAYARD / AMBASSADOR IN ENGLAND / OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

1902 — Pastor John Robinson Plaque, Robinson Memorial Church, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England
This plaque in the church vestibule reads: "This Tablet unveiled June 11th, 1902 in the 300th year after the formation of the church in Gainsborough with which the name of JOHN ROBINSON is associated stands as a record of the cooperation of American and English Congregationalists in erecting a building to commemorate him the thought of whom stirs equal reverence in English and American hearts."

Unknown — Gainsborough Old Hall, Gainsborough, England
This magnificent medieval manor is one of the best in the country and an evocative reminder of days gone by. Illustrious royal visitors, both Richard III and Henry VIII, were guests of the Burgh family, who originally built and lived in the building. The Mayflower Pilgrims and John Wesley worshiped within its walls.

England, Immingham, Lincolnshire

 Pilgrim Fathers Plaque, Killingholme Creek1924 — Pilgrim Fathers Plaque, Killingholme Creek (Immingham), Lincolnshire, England
The site of the successful 1608 (the plaque mistakenly carries the date of 1609) attempt to flee to Holland. it reads: FROM THIS CREEK / THE PILGRIM FATHERS / FIRST LEFT ENGLAND IN 1609 / IN SEARCH OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY / THE GRANITE TOP STONE WAS / TAKEN FROM PLYMOUTH ROCK MASS / AND PRESENTED BY THE / SULGRAVE INSTITUTION OF U S A / THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED / BY THE ANGLO-AMERICAN SOCIETY / OF HULL / 1924

 

 

 

 

 

England, Fishtoft, Lincolnshire

Pilgrim Memorial Shaft, Scotia Creek, Fishtoft, Lincolnshire, England1957 — Pilgrim Memorial Shaft, Scotia Creek, Fishtoft, Lincolnshire, England
The General Society contributed £100 towards this memorial marking the site near Boston from whence the Pilgrims made their unsuccessful first attempt to flee to Holland in 1607. Erected by the Boston Borough Council, the inscription incised on the front of the memorial reads: NEAR THIS PLACE / IN SEPTEMBER 1607 THOSE LATER / KNOWN AS THE PILGRIM FATHERS / MADE THEIR FIRST ATTEMPT / TO FIND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM / ACROSS THE SEAS. / – – – / ERECTED 1957

 

 

 

England, Henlow, Bedfordshire

Tilley Family Plaque, St. Mary the Virgin Church, Henlow, Bedfordshire, England1989 — Tilley Family Plaque, St. Mary the Virgin Church, Henlow, Bedfordshire, England
The Pilgrim John Howland Society dedicated a Welsh slate plaque to the John Tilley family. It reads “In memory of / JOHN and JOAN / TILLEY / of this parish / married 20 September 1596 / and their daughter / ELIZABETH / baptized 30 August 1607 / wife of / JOHN HOWLAND / all pilgrims to America / on The Mayflower / in 1620.”

1998 — St. Mary's Church, Henlow, Bedfordshire, England
John Howland's wife, Elizabeth Tilley, was baptized in this church in 1607. Members of the Pilgrim John Howland Society have supported the church with funds for its maintenance, most recently, with a donation of £1000 for a new roof. The ground floor room of the bell tower is called the “Elizabeth Tilley Room” in appreciation for that society’s contributions over the years. Pilgrim Henry Samson was also baptized here in 1604.  http://www.henlowchurch.org.uk

2007 — Henry Samson Plaque, St. Mary the Virgin Church, Henlow, Bedfordshire, England

A plaque memorializes the baptism of Pilgrim Henry Samson in this his parish church. The plaque is of Welsh slate and is similar to the Tilley family plaque also in this church. It reads “In / memory of / HENRY SAMSON / of this parish / baptized 15 Jan 1604 / a pilgrim to America / on The Mayflower / in 1620. / ERECTED IN 2007 BY / THE PILGRIM / HENRY SAMSON / KINDRED.”

 

 

England, Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire

St. Peter & St. Paul Church Bell, Fenstanton1982 — St. Peter & St. Paul Church Bell, Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire, England
The Pilgrim John Howland Society donated a bell, "The John Howland," to bring to six the number of bells in this 300 year-old church in John Howland's home village. In 1995 a copy of the 1602 Geneva Bible was presented by the Howland Society to the church.