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England, Droitwich, Worcestershire

Edward Winslow Portrait Copy, Droitwich, England1945 — Edward Winslow Memorial Plaque, St. Peter’s Church, Droitwich, England
Plaque with Winslow’s image and a different coat of arms on either side. Reads: SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF / EDWARD WINSLOW / BORN ON THE 18TH . OCTOBER 1595 IN DROITWICH. HE WAS / BAPTIZED ON THE 2OTH OCTOBER OF THAT YEAR IN THIS CHURCH / OF ST. PETER WHERE HIS FATHER WAS CHURCHWARDEN / 1599-1600. EDUCATED AT THE KING’S SCHOOL, WORCESTER, / HE SAILED WITH THE PILGRIM FATHERS FOR THE NEW WORLD / IN THE MAYFLOWER ON THE 6TH OF SEPTEMBER 1620. HE WAS A / FOUNDER OF THE COLONY OF NEW PLYMOUTH AND ON THREE / OCCASIONS ITS GOVERNOR. HE DIED ON THE 8TH MAY 1655. The plaque was commissioned by the Droitwich Town Council, cast by the Bromsgrove Guild, and dedicated on October 25, 1945 in the presence of the Mayor and Town Council, the Bishop of Worcester and Commander Agar representing the U.S. Ambassador. The Rev. William Sterry-Cooper, Vicar of St. Peter’s 1929-1936, in 1953 published a 67-page book, Edward Winslow and had been involved in projects to honor Winslow.


1953 — Edward Winslow Portrait Copy, Council Room, Heritage Center, Droitwich, England
This copy of the original portrait in Pilgrim Hall, Plymouth, MA, bears the following inscription on its frame: “Edward Winslow 1595 – 1655 / Born in Droitwich. Baptized in St Peter’s Church there. / A classical Scholar of the King’s School Worcester, / 1605 – 1611. / Governor of Plymouth Colony 1633-34 1636-37 1644-45 / Presented to the Town of Droitwich by the Historic / Winslow House Association of Marshfield, Massachusetts, / United States of America, on the occasion of the / Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II June 2nd 1953 / Copy of contemporary portrait by Elisabeth Weber-Fulop.”


1973 — St. Peter de Witton Church Edward Winslow Memorial Vestry, Droitwich, Worcestershire, England
No traces remain of the site’s original Saxon church. The chancel arch provides a fine example of the Norman building. The church was extended in the 12th century with a south aisle, later truncated to a south transept, which is now a Lady chapel. The south east window contains a very old example of stained glass work. The north transept was added in the 14th century. In the time of Henry VII the nave was altered. Perhaps the most significant memorial in the church, which draws visitors especially from the United States, is that to Edward Winslow, born in St Peter's parish in 1595, and one of the Pilgrim Fathers who sailed on the Mayflower. He served three times as governor of the Plymouth colony, and brought the first domestic cattle to America. The vestry built onto the church in 1973 was dedicated to his memory.



Edward Winslow Bronze Statue, Droitwich Spa, England2009 — Edward Winslow Bronze Statue, Droitwich Spa, England
Located in St Andrew’s Square shopping centre, a bronze sculpture of Edward Winslow depicts him taking his first steps onto land at what is now known as Plymouth Rock with an inscription of 1620. Designed by Sara Ingleby-Mackenzie, the sculpture is set upon a granite block engraved “EDWARD / WINSLOW” and there is also a simple plaque which reads: “Born in Droitwich on 18th October 1595 / Edward Winslow sailed to America aboard / The Mayflower in 1620 as one of the Pilgrim Fathers / determined to start a new life free from religious persecution. / After a terrible crossing with many deaths from disease severe bad weather drove the ship to what is known as Plymouth Sound where it cast anchor.”  The statue was commissioned by Kandahar Real Estates as part of their recent redevelopment of the shopping centre which the company owns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

England, Dorking, Co. Surrey

William Mullins Plaque, Dorking, Surrey, EnglandUnknown — Mullins Plaque, Dorking, Surrey, England
A memorial plaque is attached to a shop in West Street commemorating the fact that this citizen of Dorking sailed on the Mayflower to the New World. It reads: “This house was the home of WILLIAM MULLINS Pilgrim Father who sailed on the MAYFLOWER to America On 16th Sept 1620.” The house dates from about 1550.

 

 

 

 

England, Dartmouth, Devonshire

1955 — Mayflower Memorial Plaque, Bayard's Cove, Dartmouth, Devonshire, England
Twenty-five miles east of Plymouth, Devonshire, where the Pilgrims made their first unscheduled stay having been forced back after eight days at sea due to the Speedwell developing serious leaks, a plaque was mounted atop a stone reading: TO COMMEMORATE / THE SAILING OF THE PILGRIM FATHERS / FROM THIS PORT IN THE MAYFLOWER  & / SPEEDWELL ON THE 20TH AUGUST 1620. / DOROTHY HOLWILL, MAYOR, / 1955

Mayflower Memorial Plaque, Bayard's Cove, Dartmouth1957 — Mayflower Memorial Plaque, Bayard's Cove, Dartmouth, Devonshire, England
Mayflower Society Governor General Waldo Morgan Allen, accompanied by the Worshipful Mayor, Alderman Bertie Lavers, and the U.S. Embassy Counselor Brewster H. Morris, dedicated a plaque attached to the stone bearing the 1955 plaque (q.v.). It reads: UNVEILED 27TH APRIL 1957 / DARTMOUTH, DEVON, ENGLAND / HERE, OFF BAYARD’S COVE, THE MAYFLOWER (180 TONS) WITH LONDON COLONISTS, / AND THE SPEEDWELL (60 TONS) WITH LEYDEN PILGRIMS --- SOME 122 IN ALL --- / LAY AT ANCHOR FROM AUGUST 23 (NEW STYLE) TO ABOUT AUGUST 31, 1620. / THESE SHIPS HAD SAILED FROM SOUTHAMPTON ON AUGUST 15. THEY PUT IN AT DARTMOUTH / TO REPAIR THE LEAKING SPEEDWELL. THEY SAILED FROM DARTMOUTH TO AMERICA. /
WHEN ABOUT 300 MILES W.S.W. OF LAND’S END, THE UNSEAWORTHINESS OF THE / SPEEDWELL MADE IT NECESSARY TO PUT BACK TO PLYMOUTH, DEVON, ON SEP- / TEMBER 7. THE SPEEDWELL WAS ABANDONED, AND ON SEPTEMBER 16 THE MAYFLOWER / ALONE SET SAIL AGAIN FOR AMERICA, WITH 102 PASSENGERS. THEIR SPIRITUAL / LEADER WAS ELDER WILLIAM BREWSTER. THE MAYFLOWER CAST ANCHOR IN CAPE / COD HARBOR, NEW ENGLAND, ON NOVEMBER 21, 1620, OFF WHAT IS NOW PROVINCE- / TOWN, ARRIVING AT PLYMOUTH ON DECEMBER 26.
ON NOVEMBER 21 THE MAYFLOWER COMPACT, A CHARTER OF SELF-GOVERNMENT / - - “THE FIRST AMERICAN CONSTITUTION” - - WAS MADE LAW BY 41 SIGNATORIES. THUS / DARTMOUTH TOOK PART IN ESTABLISHING CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY / IN THE NEW WORLD.
THE GENERAL SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS (U.S.A. 1897) / WALDO MORGAN ALLEN, GOVERNOR GENERAL / ON THEIR FIRST PILGRIMAGE - 152 BY PLANES – TO THE NETHERLANDS AND ENGLAND. / SEPTEMBER 22 - OCTOBER 6, 1955. DARTMOUTH, OCTOBER 2. / 335 YEARS AFTER THE SAILING OF THE MAYFLOWER.

England, Austerfield, Yorkshire

St. Helen's Church, Austerfield, England1898 — Bradford Tablet and Baptismal Font, St. Helen's Church, Austerfield, England
St. Helena's Church, Austerfield was built in 1080. Gov. William Bradford was baptized there on March 19, 1589/90. By the end of the 19th century, the north aisle had fallen down and the nave arches on that side were bricked up. With generous donations from the General Society of Mayflower Descendents in the United States, the aisle was reconstructed, using a stone doorway and window tracery that had survived. The New York Society contributed to the preservation of the church. The tablet, engraved with an entwined “IHS” at the top,  reads: THIS AISLE WAS BUILT IN THE YEAR / OF OUR LORD MDCCCXCVII BY THE  / SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER / DESCENDANTS AND OTHER CITIZENS / OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / IN MEMORY OF / GOVERNOR WIILLIAM BRADFORD / WHO WAS BORN AT AUSTERFIELD / AND BAPTIZED IN THIS CHURCH / ON XIX MARCH MDLXXXIX. ‘HE WAS THE FIRST / AMERICAN CITIZEN / OT HT ENGLISH RACE / WHO BORE RULE BY / THE FREE CHOICE / OF HIS BRETHREN A Mayflower Society logo appears at the bottom.



Gov. William Bradford House, Austerfield, South Yorkshire, England1936 — Gov. William Bradford House, Austerfield, South Yorkshire, England
The General Society of mayflower Descendants was approached by the English to
contribute $3,500 toward the $5,500 believed necessary to purchase and preserve Bradford's boyhood home. World War II brought an end to the plans. The Society's funds collected for the project were later released to the Mayflower Society House Endowment Fund.

1955 — Plaque, St. Helena’s Church, Austerfield, 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

1992 — Stained Glass Windows, St. Helena’s Church, Austerfield, England
A triptych depicting William Bradford, the Mayflower, and the signing of the Mayflower Compact is here.

Unknown — William Butten Plaque, Austerfield, England
A memorial plaque, blue on white, depicting the Mayflower approaching the New England Coast with a compass rose and a banner reading “WILLIAM BUTTEN – THE MAYFLOWER 1620” Butten appears in William Bradford’s history Of Plymouth Plantation where he wrote circa 1630 “In all this viage ther died but one of ye passengers, which was William Butten, a youth, servant to Samuel Fuller, when they drew near ye coast.” The Bassettlaw District Council claims that Butten was of Austerfield. Records show a William Butten baptized in Worksop in 1605. He may have been with Fuller in Leiden.

England, Bristol

New World Tapestry, Bristol Empire and Commonwealth Museum1984 — New World Tapestry, Bristol Empire and Commonwealth Museum, Bristol, England
Twenty years in the making, this tapestry telling the story of the English to colonize the Americas between 1583 and 1642, contains an 11" x 4', Mayflower panel (number 18 of 24) which took four years to complete. The tapestry, measuring 264' x 4', is the world's largest, exceeding the Bayeux Tapestry by 29' in length and 2 ½' in height. http://www.newworldtapestry.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connecticut, Preston, New London Co.

Jonathan Brewster's grave in Brewster's Neck Cemetery, Preston, CTUnknown — Jonathan Brewster' s grave in Brewster's Neck Cemetery, Preston, CT
Jonathan (b. 1593 in Scrooby) was a son of Pilgrim William Brewster. He died in 1659. A bronze plaque was placed by the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century. This came about after permission was granted Mrs. Emory G. Hyatt, John Plumb Chapter, his descendent, by the Brewster Cemetery Association and the Connecticut Mayflower Society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

England, Boston, Lincolnshire

Plaque, Guildhall, Boston, EnglandUnknown — Plaque, Guildhall, Boston, England
Two plaques. One depicts the trial of the Pilgrim Fathers in the Boston Guildhall following their first and unsuccessful attempt to flee England for Holland in 1607. The second reads: “IN THESE CELLS / WILLIAM BRADFORD  WILLIAM BREWSTER / and others afterwards known as / THE PILGRIM FATHERS / WERE IMPRISONED / on 23rd September 1607 / after attempting to escape to / religious freedom.” The women and children were released and the men tried and eventually released. They had sold all their homes and possessions. They successfully escaped the following year.

1955 — Plaque, Guildhall, Boston, 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"

England, Billericay, Co. Essex

The Old Chantry, Billericay, Essex, EnglandUnknown — The Old Chantry, Billericay, Essex, England
Thought to be the house in which Pilgrim Christopher Martin lived. In 1927 The General Society of Mayflower Descendants donated $100 to help defray the deficit of the building. Also known as Mayflower Hall. Now (2009) a restaurant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connecticut, Hartford, Hartford Co.

1898 — Hartford, CT
Rock inscribed: THIS ROCK MARKS THE FIRST ENGLISH SETTLEMENT IN CONNECTICUT BY MEMBERS FROM THE PLYMOUTH COLONY 1633 DEDICATED BY THE ABIGAIL WOLCOTT ELLSWORTH CHAPTER OF THE D.A.R. JUNE 1898

1920 — Mayflower Plaque, Capitol Building, Hartford, CT
A Mayflower memorial plaque was placed in the South Portico of the Capitol Building by the Connecticut Mayflower Society.

England, Babworth, Nottinghamshire

Plaque, All Saints Church, Babworth, England1955 — Plaque, All Saints Church, Babworth, 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canada, Surrey, British Columbia

Peace Arch between Blaine, Washington and Surrey, Canada1921 — Peach Arch, Peach Arch Provincial Park, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Peace Arch Provincial Park is atypical in that it is a testament to peace between Canada and the United States.  Its imposing white monument called Peace Arch is a unique symbol of peace and friendship between Canada and the US. The monument was constructed in 1921 and commemorating the signing of the Treaty of Ghent on December 24, 1814, which ended the War of 1812 between the US and Britain. A prominent American businessman Samuel Hill conceived the idea of the arch and laid a hollow cornerstone within which he placed a hammered steel box made from the steel of a captured slave ship. Inside the box, he placed a piece of the Beaver and the Mayflower. The arch is said to be the first of its kind in the world, and today remains an open gate between Canada and the US, bearing the inscription May These Gates Never Close. On the Washington side is engraved: Children of a Common Mother while Brethren Dwelling Together in Unity is on the British Columbia side.