Massachusetts Bay Colony ... 1628–1684 de jure (1692 de facto) The colony's first seal, depicting a dejected Native American with arrows turned downwards, saying "Come over and help us", an allusion to Acts 16:9 ... The Massachusetts Bay Colony was an English settlement on the east coast of North America in the 17th century, in New England, situated around the present-day cities of Salem and Boston.
Mary Dyer, born Marie Barrett (c. 1611 – 1 June 1660), was an English and colonial American Puritan turned Quaker who was hanged in Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony, for repeatedly defying a Puritan law banning Quakers from the colony. She is one of the four executed Quakers known as the Boston martyrs.
Get a FREE copy of “The Mayflower Compact”. The Mayflower Compact, signed by 41 English colonists on the ship Mayflower on November 11, 1620, was the first written framework of government established in what is now the United States. The compact remained in effect until Plymouth was incorporated into the short-lived Dominion of New England in 1686 and subsequently absorbed into the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1691.
Fairfield, Connecticut Witch Trials. My 9 greats grandmother, Rebecca (Brown) Odell was a Puritan known as Goodwife Odell who sailed to Massachusetts Bay Colony with her husband William Odell ca. 1638. She is believed to have accused one Goody Knapp of witchcraft after having found strange marks on her body. This resulted in the woman being executed. Goodwife Odell was present for the hanging in 1654.