1642The Reverend Richard Blynman party arrived in Gloucester.People and Communities, European Colonists, Notable People

Rev. Richard Blynman brought a reinforcement of settlers from Plymouth Colony, likely arriving early in 1642. Blynman emigrated from Wales to Plymouth before arriving on Cape Ann, where he received several grants of land including 80 acres at Kettle Cove (now Magnolia). He was the first minister of the town, and by some accounts, not a popular one. In 1650, Blynman left Cape Ann with a group to settle in New London, Connecticut.

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. Felch, William Farrand. Blynman Family Genealogy, New England Historical and Genealogical Register for April 1899: https://archive.org/details/blynmanparty00felc/page/n7/mode/2up
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