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List of Passengers on board the Mayflower

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

Pilgrims * Allerton, Isaac (London) o Mary (Norris) Allerton, wife (Newbury, Berkshire) o Bartholomew Allerton, son o Remember Allerton, daughter o Mary Allerton, daughter * Bradford, William (Austerfield, Yorkshire) o Dorothy (May) Bradford, wife (Wisbech, Cambridge)

Plymouth Colony Settlement (1620)

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

The Plymouth Colony was an English colonial venture in North America from 1620 until 1691. The colony was founded by a separatist Puritan sect, who obtained a land patent from the London Virginia Company in 1620 before that company was dissolved. They founded the colony in a location the company did not have rights to [...]

Roanoke Colony Settlement (The Lost Colony) (1584)

Monday, August 8th, 2005

The Roanoke Colony was the second English colony in the New World, after St. John’s in Newfoundland. It was founded at Roanoke Island in what was then Virginia (now North Carolina, United States).

Norwegian Colonization of the Americas

Sunday, August 7th, 2005

The Vikings, or Norse, explored and settled areas of the North Atlantic, including the northeast fringes of North America, beginning in the 10th century of the common era. While this settlement process did not have the lasting effects that later settlements and conquests would have, it can be seen as a prelude to wide-scale European [...]

German Colonization of the Americas

Friday, August 5th, 2005

The German colonization of the Americas consisted of a failed attempt to settle Venezuela in the 16th century. The Augsburg banking families of Anton and Bartholomeus Welser obtained rights to Venezuela from Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor and king of Spain in 1528.

Courland Colonization of the Americas

Thursday, August 4th, 2005

The Duchy of Courland was the smallest nation to colonize the Americas with a short-lived colony in Tobago during the 1654–1659, and again 1660–1689. Courland was established as a Duchy in 1561, a fief of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, in the modern Latvia. It had a population of only 200,000.

Danish Colonization of the Americas

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

Denmark had a colonial empire from the 18th century until the 20th. Large portions of it involved the colonization of the Americas. Explorers and settlers from Denmark took possession of the Danish West Indies (present-day U.S. Virgin Islands), which Denmark later sold to the United States. Beginning in 1721, they also founded colonies in Greenland, [...]

Portuguese Colonization of the Americas

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005

Portugal was the leading country in the European exploration of the world in the 15th century. The Treaty of Tordesillas split the New World into Spanish and Portuguese zones in 1494.

Russian Colonization of the Americas

Monday, August 1st, 2005

After the discovery of northern Alaska by Ivan Fedorov in 1732, and the Aleutian Islands, southern Alaska, and north-western shores of North America in 1741 during the Russian exploration conducted by Vitus Bering and Aleksei Chirikov, it took fifty years until the founding of the first Russian colony in Alaska in 1784 by Grigory Shelikhov. [...]

Scottish Colonization of the Americas

Sunday, July 31st, 2005

The Darién scheme was an unsuccessful attempt by the Kingdom of Scotland to establish a colony on the Isthmus of Panama.