Earliest Site in America Settled by Refugees From Protestant Persecution

We’re all against religious oppression right? So we’re all excited about this archaeological discovery which sheds light on the outpost established by Roman Catholics in North America to escape the persecution they were experiencing in England. This would be the town of St. Mary’s, the first English settlement in what’d become the state of Maryland, originally established in 1634. This came shortly after the settling of Jamestown in 1607, Plymouth in 1620 and Massachusetts Bay in 1630.

An excerpt from the article reads:

“The original 150 colonists, including many English Catholics fleeing Protestant persecution back home, had arrived at St. Mary’s on two ships, the Ark and the Dove, in late March 1634, Parno said.”

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Thanks to Soror Amy for the tip!

Frater Lux Ad Mundi

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