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Pilgrim Memorials Around the World

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