Pilgrim Father

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Noun1.Pilgrim Father - one of the colonists from England who sailed to America on the Mayflower and founded the colony of Plymouth in New England in 1620
colonist, settler - a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
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A Pilgrim Father was one who, leaving Europe in 1620 because not permitted to sing psalms through his nose, followed it to Massachusetts, where he could personate God according to the dictates of his conscience.
I reminded the audience of the peril which surrounded this self- emancipated young man at the North,--even in Mas- sachusetts, on the soil of the Pilgrim Fathers, among the descendants of revolutionary sires; and I ap- pealed to them, whether they would ever allow him to be carried back into slavery,--law or no law, con- stitution or no constitution.
Demi Moore is a bad girl in a strict Pilgrim Father community who has a roll in the hay with the Rev Gary Oldman.
WHEN President Trump suggested that some of his fellow politicians should return home whence they came, many wondered aloud whose home America is anyway - and importantly, what a shed load of hassle and aggravation it would have saved if the Native Americans had said "[Something] Off!" rather than "How!", and resolutely told the Pilgrim Fathers to go back where they came from.
Delve into the four-century history of the Pilgrim Fathers with the new release from the Mayflower 400 UK team.
Plymouth MP Luke Pollard rejects claims the Pilgrim Fathers set sail from Newlyn, Cornwall
No, Mr Price, we are aboard the Mayflower with the Pilgrim Fathers sailing away with hope in our hearts from the repressive and restrictive policies of the European Union and towards a brighter future dealing with our many friends across the seas.
President Shealagh Nixon introduced Helen Kelly who gave a brief history of quilting from its origins in ancient Egypt, through its practical use as protection during the crusades, into its export to the United States with the Pilgrim fathers in the 17th century and on to its demise in the 20th century due to cheap imports from the Far East.
| 1620: The 101 Pilgrim Fathers set sail from Plymouth in the Mayflower, captained by Myles Standish.
1620: Pilgrim Fathers depart Leiden for England before heading to America.
Sir John pointed out that next year the UK and the US will be celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim Fathers and highlighted the many historic links between the two countries.
It was the site of many famous departures, most notably that of the Pilgrim Fathers, who set sail for the New World on board The Mayflower in 1620 with 120 passengers.