Council for New England

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A continuation of the Plymouth Company of 1601; organized in 1620 to colonize the northern parts of English territory in America; its patent was surrendered to the crown in 1635 although the company continued to exist for a few years thereafter. Also known as the Plymouth Council.

From the description of Council for New England charter, 1629 Jan. 13. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 285230018

The Council for New England, the reorganized Plymouth branch of the Virginia Company, was incorporated by a charter issued by King James I on 3 November 1620 for "the planting, ruling, and governing of New England, in America." The Council was granted all the land, from sea to sea, within the 40 and 48 N latitude and controlled the area by issuing all orders, commissions, patents, and grants of land for the purposes of division at a profit. The Council surrendered its charter in 1635.

From the description of Records, 1622-1623. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191259267

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associatedWith Argall, Samuel, d. 1640? person
associatedWith Boles, William. person
associatedWith Deane, Charles, 1813-1889. person
associatedWith Gorges, Ferdinando, 1629-1718. person
associatedWith Gorges, Ferdinando, Sir, 1565?-1647. person
associatedWith Holbrook, Samuel. person
associatedWith Massachusetts. General Court. corporateBody
associatedWith Neale, Walter, fl. 1595-1639. person
associatedWith Pemaquid (Me.) corporateBody
associatedWith Trelawny, Robert, 1598-1644? person
associatedWith Warwick, Robert Rich, Earl of, 1587-1658. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New Plymouth Colony
New England
Great Britain
Indians of North America

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Active 1975

Active 1976



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