1642The outbreak of the English Civil War marked the end of the Great Puritan Migration from England to New England.People and Communities, Events & Anniversaries, World Events, European Colonists

Before the English Civil War began, thousands of English colonists immigrated to New England, fueling the economy and establishing communities. At the onset of war, immigration and investment slowed significantly, as many colonists returned to England, and financial opportunities and imports of goods declined.

Morison, Samuel Eliot. "Maritime History of Massachusetts, 1783-1860." Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1921.
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