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Many of America's founding fathers were adventurers, pioneers and pilgrims - people who pinned their hopes on the promise of the New World. Whether they left England hoping to find their fortunes or their freedom, the names of some of the best known, along with others who helped to shape the future of the nation, can be found in the table below.

Click on each name for a short biography of that person or click right to go directly to sites associated with them.

BIOGRAPHIES ASSOCIATED LONDON SITES
John Harvard The Harvard Chapel
Captain John Smith St. Sepulchre's Holborn St. Mary le Bow
The Pilgrim Fathers The Libery of the Clink St. Bride's Fleet Street
Benjamin Franklin Franklin's London Home St. Bride's Fleet Street
William Penn All Hallows Barking Penn & the Old Bailey
George Washington St. Dunstan-in-the-West


If you prefer, look for links with original British colonies. The relevant points in longer texts will be marked with a US Flag.

FIRST COLONIES CULTURAL LINKS IN CITY CHURCHES
Virginia St. Bride's Fleet Street St. Sepulchre's Holborn
Massachusetts St. Bride's Fleet Street St. Saviour's, Southwark
Maryland St. Giles-in-the-Fields St. Dunstan-in-the-West
Pennsylvania All Hallows Barking


Copyright Jan Collie 2002
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