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From: "Dale H. Cook" <>
Subject: Re: [GM-L] An elementary question !!
Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2003 06:11:10 -0500
At 05:30 PM 11/6/2003 -0800, Phil Stevens wrote:
>Anyway , When was Massachusetts settled
The first Europeans to settle in what is now Massachusetts arrived in 1620.
>Or when were
>people first born There ?
Native Americans were born there for millenia before the first Europeans
arrived. The first child of European descent born in what is now
Peregrine White, born between 07-Dec-1620 and 10-Dec-1620 on board the
Mayflower as it lay at anchor in what is now known as Provincetown Harbor.
>in the town of Salisbury lived a
>person named William Allen , Some people say he was born in Salisbury in
>1613 , some in 1627 , Some even say he was born in Old England !!
Salisbury was originally known as Colchester, and was established as
Salisbury in 1639 or 1640, depending on which source you believe.
The settlement of the North Shore is widely considered to have begun in
1624 with the first settlement on Cape Ann. There was a William Allen whose
origin is unknown, but who undoubtedly came from England, and was at Cape
Ann in 1624. He removed to Salem in 1626 and to Manchester in 1640. He was
a carpenter, and died in Manchester 30-Jan-1679/79, according to the
inventory of his estate in the Essex Co. Probate files. For more on this
man and his family see the first volume of "The Great Migration Begins."
Dale H. Cook
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