Event Summary

English Puritans launch a large settlement in Massachusetts Bay Colony

Date

1630

Description

English Puritans, under John Winthrop, cross Atlantic on the Arbella, launch a large settlement in Massachusetts Bay Colony, in and around Boston; colony's social aspirations contained in Winthrop's shipboard "Model of Christian Charity"; some 16,000 English follow by 1642

Timeline 1

Europe's Maritime Reconnaissance, 1350-1640