COTTON’S BOSTONS documents the life of John Cotton in Boston, England & Boston, Massachusetts;  investigates his circle of friends & descendants; and tells the story of the Massachusetts Bay Company and its members from Boston, Lincolnshire and its surrounding villages.

The background image framing the website is the Royal Charter Charles I granted the Massachusetts Bay Company on March 4, 1629.  The original Charter resides at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Museum in Boston.

The HOME Page contains the following features:

PERSON SLIDER featuring famous people from 17th Century England that played a role in the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

BLOG POSTS appear below the Person Slider and are ordered newest to oldest.

FEATURED IMAGE SLIDER displaying images from Bostons: Old & New.

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Barry Arthur Cotton is an author living in Austin, Texas in the USA and is the 7th great-grandson of John Cotton, the Puritan Patriarch of New England. John Cotton was a Founding Father to America’s Founding Fathers and was pivotal in establishing America’s first public school and its first institution of higher learning, Harvard College. Barry served on the Board of the Winthrop Society for 9 years, was National chairperson & President for 5 years, and was elected President Emeritus in 2010. Concurrently, he served as a Trustee of the Partnership of the Historic Bostons for 14 years and has authored articles for the Winthrop Journal and the Mayflower Quarterly. Recently, Barry contributed several articles to BOSTON: The Small Town with a Big Story published in September 2019. Barry’s website is at THE COTTON CHRONICLES.

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