Sentence Examples with the word massachusetts bay colony

The pressure upon the Puritans increasing, Eaton, who had been one of the original patentees of the Massachusetts Bay colony in 1629, determined to use his influence and fortune to establish an independent colony of which his pastor should be the head.

The Plymouth colony was rather of the Congregational type, and the Massachusetts Bay colony rather of the Presbyterian.

In 1638 allotments of land between the Mystic Pond and the present Woburn were made to various Charlestown settlers, including John Harvard and Increase Nowell (1590-1655), secretary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1644-1649, and the new settlement was called Waterfield.

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He was descended from Edmond Sherman, who emigrated from England to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1634.