John Maverick
Rev. John Maverick (1578-1636) was the first minister of the First Parish Church of Dorchester in early colonial Dorchester, Massachusetts.
Rev. John Maverick was born to Rev. Peter Maverick, a vi...
John Norton (divine)
John Norton (May 6, 1606 – April 5, 1663) was a Puritan divine.
Norton was born at Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England. He was educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge (BA 1627), and ordain...
Michael Wigglesworth
Michael Wigglesworth (1631–1705) was a Puritan minister and poet whose poem The Day of Doom was a bestseller in early New England.
Michael Wigglesworth was born October 18, 1631 in Wrawby, Lincoln...
Nathaniel Rogers (minister)
Nathaniel Rogers (1598–1655) was an English clergyman and early New England pastor. According to the Dictionary of National Biography article on Rogers (published 1897), his descendants in America wer...
Francis Higginson
Francis Higginson (1588 – 6 August 1630) was an early Puritan minister in Colonial New England, and the first minister of Salem, Massachusetts.
The son of a minister, Francis Higginson received hi...
John Eliot (missionary)
John Eliot (c. 1604 – 21 May 1690) was a Puritan missionary to the American Indians whom some called “the apostle to the Indians.”
John Eliot was born in Widford, Hertfordshire, England and lived ...
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Thomas Shepard (minister)
Thomas Shepard (November 5, 1605 – August 25, 1649) was an American Puritan minister and a significant figure in early colonial New England.
Shepard was born in Towcester, Northamptonshire. ...
John Hale (Beverly minister)
John Hale (June 3, 1636 – May 15, 1700), commonly referred to as "Reverend Hale", was the Puritan pastor of Beverly, Massachusetts, during the Salem witch trials in 1692. He was one of the most prom...
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Thomas Carter (minister)
The Rev. Thomas Carter (1608 – 5 September 1684) was a Puritan minister who was ordained in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1642.Carter was born in Hinderclay, Suffolk, England, and baptized there on ...
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Thomas Weld (minister)
Thomas Weld (bap. 1595, d. 1661), who came to Boston on 5 June 1632 on the "William and Francis", was a Puritan emigrant from England and the first minister of the First Church in Roxbury, Massachuset...
John Russell (clergyman)
John Russell (1626 – December 10, 1692) was a Puritan minister in Hadley, Massachusetts during King Philip's War. As such, he is part of the Angel of Hadley legend.
John Russell was born 16...
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Jeremiah Shepard
Jeremiah Shepard (August 11, 1648 – June 2, 1720) was an American Puritan minister and the youngest son of Thomas Shepard, a major figure in the founding generation of Puritan New England. He was an e...
Increase Mather
Increase Mather (June 21, 1639 O.S. – August 23, 1723 O.S.) was a major figure in the early history of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and Province of Massachusetts Bay (now the Commonwealth of Massachus...
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Cotton Mather
Cotton Mather, FRS (February 12, 1663 – February 13, 1728; A.B. 1678, Harvard College; A.M. 1681, honorary doctorate 1710, University of Glasgow) was a socially and politically influential New En...
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Roger Williams (theologian)
Roger Williams (c. 1603 – between January and March 1683) was an English Protestant theologian who was an early proponent of religious freedom and the separation of church and state. In 1636, he...
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John Wilson (minister)
John Wilson (c.1591–1667), was a Puritan clergyman in Boston in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and the minister of the First Church of Boston from its beginnings in Charlestown in 1630 until his ...
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John Cotton (minister)
John Cotton (4 December 1585 – 23 December 1652) was a clergyman in England and the American colonies and, by most accounts, the preeminent minister and theologian of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Fo...
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John Oxenbridge
John Oxenbridge (30 January 1608 – 28 December 1674) was an English Nonconformist divine, who emigrated to New England.
He was born at Daventry, Northamptonshire, and was educated at Emmanuel Coll...
Samuel Skelton
Samuel Skelton (c. 1584 - August 2, 1634) was the first pastor of the First Church of Salem, Massachusetts, which is the original Puritan church in North America. On February 26, 1592/3, Skelton was ...
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Samuel Stone
Samuel Stone (July 18, 1602 – 20 July 1663) was a Puritan Minister.Stone was born in the town Hertford, in the county of Hertfordshire, England. In 1620, he left Hertford to study at Emmanuel Co...
Thomas Larkham
Thomas Larkham or Larcome (1602–1669) was an English Puritan clergyman, an early but not permanent settler at Dover, New Hampshire.
He was born at Lyme Regis, Dorset, on 17 August 1602, matriculat...
Richard Mather
Richard Mather (1596 – 22 April 1669), was a Puritan clergyman in colonial Boston, Massachusetts. He was father to Increase Mather and grandfather to Cotton Mather, both celebrated Boston divines.
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Thomas Hooker
Thomas Hooker (July 5, 1586 – July 7, 1647) was a prominent Puritan colonial leader, who founded the Colony of Connecticut after dissenting with Puritan leaders in Massachusetts. He was known ...
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John Davenport (minister)
John Davenport (April 9, 1597 – May 30, 1670) was an English Puritan clergyman and co-founder of the American colony of New Haven.
Born in Manchester, Warwickshire, England to a wealthy fami...
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John Williams (minister)
John Williams (10 December 1664 – 12 June 1729) was a New England Puritan minister who became famous for The Redeemed Captive, his account of his captivity by the Mohawk after the Deerfield Massacre d...
Nathaniel Ward
Nathaniel Ward (1578 – October 1652) was a Puritan clergyman and pamphleteer in England and Massachusetts. He wrote the first constitution in North America in 1641. A son of John Ward, a noted Puritan...
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John Allen (puritan)
John Allen, or John Allin (1596–1671) was one of the patriarchs of New England associated with the foundation of Dedham, Massachusetts.
Allen was born in 1596. It is believed he was of Christ's Co...
Hugh Peters
Hugh Peter (or Peters) (baptized 29 June 1598 – 16 October 1660) was an English Independent preacher who supported the Parliamentary cause during the English Civil War and was a chaplain in the New Mo...
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Thomas Parker (minister)
Thomas Parker (1595–1677) was an English nonconforming clergyman and a founder of Newbury, Massachusetts.
He was born probably at Stanton St. Bernard, Wiltshire, the only son of the Reverend Rober...