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The "MAYFLOWER PILGRIMS" -1620

Journal by edmondsallan

My research into an ancestor has opened and made way for this journal

I have no doubt many Americans know the story of the The Mayflower story and their fight and travel to a foreign land, america to to have their own freedom of thought , religion , and way of life . In reading and compiling this historic event , I thought there are many in the Southern Hemisphere who have no knowledge at all of what I am refering to . Even tho most humans love their own freedom to ( within reason ) think and do things their own way in their daily lives at what ever they may be participating in . I believe this was the drive behind the Mayflower Pilgrims to America. Today one of the great beliefs of its population , is its freedom for all people and their way in general , Providing they are within the laws of the country . In writing this journal , my purpose was to inform many in the southern Hemisphere who may not know , that many of their ancestors could be related to the original
Mayflower Pilgrims who sailed to united states from England to stop being perscecuted. the following material has been compilied from parts of the Wikipedia Encyclopedia which can be refered to by all .
I see they sailed to america in 1620 and established an area they called Plymouth Colony now Massachusetts.
the following is a general list of the passengers from the Wikipedia
Of the passengers, 37 were members of the separatist Leiden congregation seeking freedom of worship in the New World. The Mayflower launched with 102 passengers, as well as at least two dogs, and a crew of 25-30 headed by Captain Christopher Jones. One baby was born during the trip and named Oceanus Hopkins. Another, Peregrine (meaning "wanderer") White, was born on the Mayflower in America on November 20, before the settlement at Plymouth. About half of these emigrants died in the first winter. Many Americans can trace their ancestry back to one or more of these individuals who, 'Saints' and 'Strangers' together, would become known as the Pilgrims.

When we look at the toll it took , in that voyage & 1st winter , to have their freedom we can understand the reasons generally on why we defend our own so .fiercely on many things . In case you wish to see by name if you may be a descenant or before you go into serious research , should you wish. , they have the list available on the net for viewing and more on the wikipedia encyclopedia on the Mayflower
Recently I found out that one of my own Ancestors a Captain Robert Edmunds may be related to one of the original Pilgrims . It is at this stage only a rumor / heresay / notation etc That has not been followed up ., Hence my query on our website Looking for CAPTAIN ROBERT EDMUNDS Descendants I have seen the odd enqiry on our website on the Mayflower etc and I believe Scott , The owner of this website is also a descendant of those pilgrims who travelled to another country to have their freedom in all things way back in 1620 .
Perhaps even yet and with more research I will find the answer of another relative of mine who may have came from those early fighters for freedom;

Till we meet again regards - edmondsallan

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on 2011-09-07 16:22:49

edmondsallan , from auckland .nz , has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2010. is researching the following names: CLAYTON, EDMONDS.

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by Nesslee on 2011-09-10 08:15:19

This was very interesting. I remember in school I wasn't too keen on American History or the story of the Pilgrims. Had I known I have 3 ancestors that were pilgrims, (one of whom you mentioned above)maybe I'd have paid more attention.
My 3 ancestors are:
1. Thomas Rogers
2. John Alden & Priscilla Mullens
3. Peregrine White, whom Is freshley discovered while finally finding the info on my long elusive Haynes family on my father's male line. My 4th great grandmother was Lois White, and she is a 2nd or 3rd great granddaughter of Peregrine White.
I can't remember off hand which lines of my family leads to John Alden or Thomas Rogers. But it's kinda cool being descended from 3 pilgrims. I don't know much about Thomas Rogers, but I think I'm going to look him up and find out.

by edmondsallan on 2011-09-13 18:40:57

great a Nesslee . I have only just found out I am related to the Pilgrims also - Regards

by bmwcase on 2013-02-21 00:36:49

In searching through my family history I discovered quite a few Mayflower links. THe most memorable being John HOWLAND. John Howland is my 10th Great Grandfather. He was only 18 at the time and during a storm at sea he was swept overboard. Luckily for his descendants he managed to grab ahold of the topsails lines and hold on long enough for the crew on deck to rescue him with a boat hook.

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