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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, 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, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, 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, 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, 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.