History of the Mayflower from Plymouth England to Massachusetts

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  1. Figgs

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    I read a few articles about him and no......it seems he just landed in one of the following...Labrador, Cape Breton or Newfoundland. He was looking for a northern route instead of the one Columbus took. Interesting, what little is known about him. Yes, born in Italy.....but went to Bristol because no one would give him money for the voyage in Spain or Portugal. No one seems to know when or where he died.
     
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    Anyone have any info on Thomas Nicholl, erstwhile part owner of the Mayflower?
    Views of history: Two definition of insular
    1 Pertaining to an island. If you live in the British Isles, you can never get more than 100 miles from the sea.
    2 If you live in certain parts of the USA your nearest town can be 100 miles away.
    And there's Sebastian Cabot too.
     
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    Sebastian was John's son I think
     
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  4. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    And Alice Springs is the closest town to every beach in Australia...check out where The Alice is. And if you live in certain parts of Australia you can be a lot more than 100 miles from the nearest town. Just have to make sure your little Cessna is fueled up.
     
  5. Half Hour

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    Was he from Somerset?
     
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    Ah! A town like Alice: Peter Finch and Virginia McKenna. The British equivalent would be Weedon Bec, Northamptonshire.
     
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    I was hoping Essex, or Hertfordshire, London at a pinch. Do you have a Somerset connection?
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    But I think it rains in Weeden Bec. Have a look at the Henley-on-Todd Regatta in Alice Springs.:D
     
  9. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Have you ever looked into 'the Alice? or is that just another place that Peter Finch and Virginia McKenna 'hung out? mind you I'm only going by what google chucks up about Weedon Bec.
     
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    You're definitely not talking about the British then :rolleyes:
     
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    Er? No, it was the first film that came to mind (something about the title). I think that a better comparison with Weedon Bec is Chips Rafferty and The Overlanders, as both have to do with how to cope with a possible invasion. But then, Chips Rafferty-wise I prefer Forty Thousand Horsemen.
     
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    My Hubby is descended from Nichol(l)(s) in Somerset. Also several other families there. His paternal grandfather's family is all from Somerset for several generations back. Wanstrow being the main town.
     
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    Mine are mainly from the Home Counties. Wanstrow is about 20 miles east of me, on the Mendip Hills.
     
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