Why was Puritan Great Migration Project added as PM of Thomas Nunn?

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Recently, the Puritan Great Migration Project was added as a PM to the profile of Thomas Nunn.  As far as I can determine, he was an immigrant from England to Virginia in 1635.  The PGM  project page says their focus is immigrants to New England.  So why was this immigrant to Virginia added to their project?  Thanks.

WikiTree profile: Thomas Nunn
in The Tree House by Kerry Larson G2G6 Pilot (192k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

3 Answers

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Best answer
Thomas should not have been added, but once the project box was added (end of May) the Project would have been added as manager (this gets done regularly). I have removed everything.

Kerry if you would like you could ask Southern Colonies.
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
selected by Kerry Larson
Thanks Anne.
+5 votes
My understanding is that  both Virginia and Maryland were considered safe havens for  immigrants who left England as non-Conformists. Nunn's wife is recorded as dying in Maryland if I recall correctly. Non-conformist immigrants entered Virginia in large numbers.

Perhaps the definition of the PGMProject might be expanded to reflect this. Believe the badge and PM status should remain. (But of course, I will bow to group consensus. )
by Dorothy Coakley G2G6 Pilot (175k points)
edited by Dorothy Coakley
Virginia was not safe for Puritans in the early 1600s, and convicted a number of them as "seditious sectuaries".  A significant number were invited to Maryland by Catholic Lord Baltimore, who hoped they would counterbalance the troublesome Anglicans in the Province of Maryland.  Puritans arrived in 1649 and founded Providence, which later became Annapolis, Maryland.  By March 25, 1655, the Puritans of Providence engaged in the Battle of the Severn with the Governor's people from St. Mary's.  Winning the battle, the Puritans executed three of the Governor's men and were about to execute another couple of dozen when the Puritan women rose up and told the men to stop killing people.  The records do not state what threat the women used to achieve compliance.
Don't dispute your knowledge, Jack. But an important distinction: Non-Conformists and Puritans are not synonymous-my Quaker ancestors arrived (safely) in Virginia, transported from England-but of course, I don't consider them as PGM.

All's well that ends well, Nunn's status is being changed.
+7 votes
This might have to do with the fact that quite a few people seem to think Virginia is part of New England.

It looks like the Puritan Great Migration template was added by a WikiTree member who isn't a member of the Puritan Great Migration project. After that, a Leader who is a PGM project member added the project account as a profile manager, probably while doing some project housekeeping. Mr. Nunn should be switched over to the correct project.
by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
Well, passed that geography test at least- Boston (where my spouse is from) is New England. Virginia (where my kids and grandchild live) is not.

Pretty good for a Californian- do I get a gold star? Or just a knuckle san?

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