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By Philip_H
This section of stained glass window at St. Peter's church, Rowley, East Yorkshire, England, commemorates the journey taken by Rev. Ezekiel Rogers and his company in 1638. Rev. Rogers had been the non-conformist vicar of St. Peter's Church for 17 years before assembling a group of fellow puritans and immigrating to the American colonies as part of "The Great Migration." They journeyed to New England aboard the "John" of London sailing from Hull, with a stop over in London, before arriving at the Massachusetts Bay Colony during the second half of 1638. Making port in Salem, Massachusetts, they made that their home during the harsh winter of 1638. The first printing press brought to America came on board the ship with them, with the printer Stephen Daye. In April 1639, Rogers' company colonized an area between Ipswich and Newbury as the Ezekiel Rogers Plantation. On Sept. 4, 1639, it was incorporated as Rowley, Massachusetts.

Thanks for all the C&C's on my last upload from Holy Island.

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Tags: General East yorkshire John Rowley Stained glass window Massachusetts Ezekiel Rogers St Peters Church

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Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
13 Apr 2012 6:55PM
Not as easy as it looks, it's all too easy to fool the camera's metering with an image like this.....Well done.


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helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2012 7:05PM
What a beautiful window - very well captured and write up
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2012 7:16PM
A beautiful image, and as Ade says not easy to get such clean clarity perfectly exposed.
Herge88 11 40 4 England
13 Apr 2012 8:50PM
Lovely colours in this well exposed image.

Best Matt
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
14 Apr 2012 3:04AM
No sure about this, but I think some long ago ancestors were on that ship--- amazing---
must check the records......

the window is beautiful---
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
14 Apr 2012 6:20AM
A stunning stained glass window, Philip, and very well captured. Carol
14 Apr 2012 9:36AM
Excellent stained glass capture Philip.
Interesting write up


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