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    Default This week 400 years ago.

    After several attempts, which ended in failure and a return to England, on 16th September 1620, the Mayflower finally set sail from Plymouth to transport the Pilgrim Fathers to America.

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    The Mayflower II - a modern day replica.

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    There were two brothers on the Mayflower with the same surname as mine Dave. As the original pilgrims left from Scroogy just to the north of our family home, I often wonder if they could be related in some way.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    I think that there has been a lot of research done on the family backgrounds of the Pilgrim Fathers in the USA, so it might be possible for you to find out whether they were you relatives.

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    Today Dan Snow goes on line with the Mayflower 400 Documentary.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DQC...eBvCniwJOTYwxn

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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