|Mayflower 1620 Compact|
||John Carver migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).|
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John Carver is credited with writing the Mayflower Compact, was its first signer, and was the first governor of New Plymouth Colony. Carver was a Leiden Separatist instrumental in organizing the Pilgrim's Mayflower voyage in 1620, on which he was a passenger, and which resulted in the creation of Plymouth Colony in America.
John Carver was a deacon in Leiden about 1609 at about age 25, and is believed to have been born sometime before 1584. Leiden records of St. Pancras Church state that Carver buried a child on July 10, 1609. Sometime shortly after the death of the child, Carver's wife Mary died.
John Carver may have been the actual author of the Mayflower Compact itself, and was also its first signer. Following the Compact signing, Carver was "chosen, or rather confirmed" governor of the new political body that was his creation.
Imported only 1562 from Birth Date and marked as uncertain.
Prior to import, this record was last changed 18:06 15 Feb 2010.
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On 17 May 2017 at 16:33 GMT Andrea (Stawski) Pack wrote:
On 6 Apr 2017 at 14:00 GMT Tanya Kasim wrote:
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