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Unknown members of theMassachuset Native Community

William Blaxton (Blackstone) 

  • (1595– 26 May 1675)

  • Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England

  • Attended Emmanuel College, Cambridge

  • Ordained as a priest of the Church of England

  • Arrived in Weymouth MA in 1623

  • Lived on what is now the Boston Common

John Winthrop 

  • January 12, 1587 – March 26, 1649)

  • First governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony

  • Elected while still in England

  • Married to Mary Forth, remarried twice

  • Had 5 children

  • Emigrated to escape religious persecution of the puritans

  • Arrived with 700 settlers

  • Sat on the council which decided to raid Native villages on Block Island (Pequot War’s first major action)

  • Actively kept 1 Pequot male and 2 females as slaves