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 John Carver

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John Carver

  • Birth 9 Sep 1576 England
  • Death 5 Apr 1621 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 15038628

Pilgrim leader. Birthdate approximated by date of first marriage. A wealthy London merchant, he moved to Netherlands with Puritans around 1607. There he became the group's agent in securing financial support and a charter to establish a colony. The Puritans sailed from England in September 1620. Carver signed the Mayflower Compact after arriving in Massachusetts on November 11, 1620. He was elected the Plymouth Colony's first governor on same day. He died of sun stroke shortly after April 5th and soon after being re-elected as governor.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 25 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15038628
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Carver (9 Sep 1576–5 Apr 1621), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15038628, citing Coles Hill Burial Ground, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .