Unless I am am mising smething, it seems that "England's Great Emigration" may seem the "catchall" we've been looking for. As is the case of Mr. Green, he may not have gone to New New Egand but he did Emigrate from England. As is in the case that not all people who migrated to New England came from England but yhere we are talking about 1.) the Great Emigration from England and 2.) There are bound to be exceptions here are here, but they are probably minor incomparision to the vast majority of people who did leave England for the New World of New England. People in this catagory I lthink of the Walloons, orgainized by Jesse LaForest who went to New Amsterdam...which is not New England anyway.
I think ttis subject can go round and round and get no where because there wil always a splinter group that will not fit the catagory's name, but the majority always will. If it was called the Great European Emigranton of the 17th Century there will be a group from Iceland that will have gone to settle Northern Maine that somone will feel offended by becuae they are not in the name group. The majority was English, the idea was English, the first successful pioneers were English, so The Great English Emmigraton, I personally am fond of, becasue it gives the impression that the people wanted out and were not, though some were thrown out. It was their Great Experiment, it was their giing uo of everthing for what they believed in so why not entitle them with the honor of the name. Those who are the splinter group, make up another group for them, and honor them with their own group. If they married into the sub group from the Engish groupLet the MPs decide!:). Anyway, My thoughts. hanks for listening.