Andrew White (missionary) Andrew White, S.J. (1579 – December 27, 1656) was an English Jesuit missionary who was involved in the founding of the Maryland colony.
Ann Foster Ann Foster (1617 – December 3, 1692) was an Andover widow accused of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials.
Bartholomew Gilbert Captain Bartholomew Gilbert was an English mariner who in 1602 served as co-captain on the first recorded European expedition to Cape Cod.
Bartholomew Gosnold Bartholomew Gosnold (1572 – 22 August 1607) was an English lawyer, explorer, and privateer who was instrumental in founding the Virginia Company of London, and Jamestown in colonial America.
Captain George Kendall Captain George Kendall was a member of the first council appointed at Jamestown in the Colony of Virginia.
Captain Thomas Graves Thomas Graves (ca 1580 - 1635) was one of the original Adventurers (stockholders) of the Virginia Company of London, and one of the very early Planters (settlers) who founded Jamestown, Virginia...
Christopher Reynolds Christopher Reynolds was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses and progenitor of R. J. Reynolds.
Daniel Brodhead I Daniel Brodhead I of Yorkshire, England served as a royalist and Captain of Grenadiers of the army of Charles II of England.
Edward Fuller (Mayflower) Edward Fuller (baptized 4 September 1575, Redenhall, Norfolk, England – died between 11 January and 10 April 1621, Plymouth, Massachusetts) crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower.
Edward Maria Wingfield Edward Maria Wingfield, sometimes hyphenated as Edward-Maria Wingfield (born 1550, Stonely Priory, near Kimbolton – died 1631, Manchester, New Hampshire, British America).
Edwin Sandys (American colonist) Sir Edwin Sandys (pronounced "Sands") (9 December 1561 – October 1629) was an English statesman and one of the founders of the proprietary Virginia Company of London, which in 1607 established t...
Edwin Sandys (died 1629) Sir Edwin Sandys (9 December 1561 – October 1629) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1589 and 1626.
Edwin Sandys (politician) Sir Edwin Sandys (pronounced "Sands") (9 December 1561 – October 1629) was an English politician, a leading figure in the parliaments of James I of England.
Elizabeth Tilley John Howland (c. 1591 – February 23, 1672/3) was a passenger on the Mayflower.
John Punch (slave) John Punch (fl. 1630s, living 1640) was an African indentured servant who lived in the Colony of Virginia during the seventeenth century.
John Ratcliffe (governor) John Ratcliffe (died in December 1609) was captain of the Discovery, one of three ships that sailed from England on December 19, 1606, to Virginia, to found a colony, arriving May 13, 1607.
John Rolfe John Rolfe (1585–1622) was one of the early English settlers of North America.
John Scott (adventurer) Captain or Colonel John Scott was an early settler on Long Island who lobbied to make Long Island the 14th English colony in North America, with himself as governor.
John Strong (colonist) John Strong (1610-1699) was an English-born New England colonist, politician, Puritan church leader, tanner and one of the founders of Windsor, Connecticut and Northampton, Massachusetts as well...
John Tilley (Mayflower Pilgrim) John Tilley was one of the Pilgrims who traveled from England to North America on the Mayflower and signed the Mayflower Compact.
John Tilley (Pilgrim) John Tilley (1571 – 1620 or 1621) was one of the Pilgrims who traveled from England to North America on the Mayflower and signed the Mayflower Compact.
Jonas Bronck Jonas Bronck was an immigrant to the Dutch colony of New Netherland after whom the Bronx River, and by extension, the county and New York City borough of The Bronx are named.
Joseph Parsons, Jr. Joseph Parsons, Jr. (1647-1729) was an early settler and prominent colonial leader in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Mary Brewster Mary Brewster (ca. 1568 – April 17, 1627) was a Pilgrim and one of the women on the Mayflower.
Matthew Scrivener Matthew Scrivener (1580 – January 7, 1609) was an English colonist in Virginia.
Maurice Abbot Sir Maurice Abbot (Morris) (1565–1642) was an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1621 and 1626.
Myles Standish Myles Standish was an English military officer hired by the Pilgrims as military advisor for Plymouth Colony. One of the Mayflower passengers, Standish played a leading role in the administration and defense of Plymouth Colony from its inception.
Nathaniel Ward Nathaniel Ward (1578–October 1652) was a Puritan clergyman and pamphleteer in England and Massachusetts.
Richard Bellingham Richard Bellingham (c. 1592 – 7 December 1672) was a colonial magistrate, lawyer, and several-time governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and the last surviving signatory of the colonial char...
Richard Saltonstall Sir Richard Saltonstall (baptised Halifax, England 4 April 1586 - October 1661) led a group of English settlers up the Charles River to settle in what is now Watertown, Massachusetts in 1630.
Richard Warren Richard Warren (c. 1578–died c.1628) was one of the passengers on the Pilgrim ship Mayflower and a signer of the Mayflower Compact.
Robert Hunt (chaplain) Robert Hunt (c. 1568–1608), a vicar in the Church of England, was chaplain of the expedition that founded, in 1607, the first successful English colony in the New World, at Jamestown, Virginia.
Robert Pike (settler) Robert Pike (1616–1706) was an opponent of the Salem witchcraft prosecutions of 1692.
Robert Trelawney Robert Trelawney (25 March 1598 – 1643) was an English merchant and colonist who settled lands in Maine USA and a politician who sat in the House of Commons of England from 1640 to 1642.
Samuel Argall Sir Samuel Argall (1572 or 1580 - 24 January 1626) was an English adventurer and naval officer.
Stephen Bachiler Stephen Bachiler (c. 1561–1656) was an English clergyman who was an early proponent of the separation of church and state in America.
Stephen Hopkins (Mayflower passenger) Stephen Hopkins (1581 – June or July 1644) was a passenger on the Mayflower in 1620, one of forty-one signatories of the Mayflower Compact, and an assistant to the governor of Plymouth Colon...
Stephen Hopkins (settler) Stephen Hopkins (born about 1582 – 1644), was a tanner and merchant who was one of the passengers on the Mayflower in 1620, settling in Plymouth Colony.
Temperance Flowerdew Temperance Flowerdew (1590 – 1628) was an early settler of the Jamestown Colony and a key member of the Flowerdew family, significant participants in the history of Jamestown.
Thomas Dudley Thomas Dudley (12 October 1576 – 31 July 1653) was a colonial magistrate who served several terms as governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Thomas Jarvis Thomas Jarvis was Deputy Governor of North Carolina from 1690 to 1694.
Thomas Morton (colonist) Thomas Morton (c. 1579–1647) was an early American colonist from Devon, England, a lawyer, writer and social reformer, famed for founding the colony of Merrymount and his work studying Native Am...
Thomas Prence Thomas Prence (c. 1601 – March 29, 1673) was an England-born colonist who arrived in Plymouth in November 1621 on the ship Fortune.
William Phelps (colonist) William Phelps, a Puritan from Crewkerne, England, was one of the founders of both Dorchester, Massachusetts and Windsor, Connecticut and was one of eight selected to lead the first democratic t...
William Strachey William Strachey (4 April 1572 – 21 June 1621 (buried)) was an English writer whose works are among the primary sources for the early history of the English colonisation of North America.