1625Roger Conant was chosen by the Dorchester Company to manage the colony on Cape Ann.People and Communities, European Colonists, Notable People

Conant arrived in Plymouth probably in 1622 but left the colony over religious differences and was living in Nantasket when he was contacted by the Dorchester Company. Another former Plymouth resident, John Lyford, who had been expelled from that colony for bad behavior, went with him to serve as the minister on Cape Ann. The permanent settlement of the company depended on the success of the fishery and the plantation, which had yet to produce a profit, and had put the Dorchester Company in debt. Conant began to look toward the area further down the coast near the Pawtucket village of Naumkeag as more suitable for a plantation.

Morison, Samuel Eliot. Builders of the Bay Colony. Houghton Mifflin, 1964, https://archive.org/details/buildersofbaycol0000mori_i9e4 Babson, John James, and Samuel Chandler. History of the Town of Gloucester, Cape Anne, Including the Town of Rockport. Procter Brothers, 1860, http://archive.org/details/historytownglou00changoog Conant, Frederick Odell. A History and Genealogy of the Conant Family. 1887, https://archive.org/details/historygenealogy00cona/page/n3/mode/2up. For more information about Roger Conant on Cape Ann: https://conant400.blogspot.com/
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