TIES BETWEEN THE TWO BOSTONS

To date, twenty-three events that tie Boston, Lincolnshire and Boston, Massachusetts have been identified under the TIES menu on the Cotton’s Bostons Blog/Website.

Many of these events occurred around the year 1930 when Boston, Massachusetts celebrated its 300th Anniversary. Unfortunately, no events prior to 1849 have been found.

As the 400th Anniversary of Boston, Massachusetts approaches in 2030, adding to this list would be greatly appreciated and anyone who can contribute is welcome to do so through the CONTACT page on the website.

  1. 1849 six seals from old Boston was presented to the City of Boston
  2. 1857 restoration of the Cotton Chapel in the St. Botolph Church.
  3. 1879 gift of a Tracery Window to Boston, USA from Boston, UK.
  4. 1880 gift of Boston Borough Coat of Arms to St. Botolph Club
  5. 1907 the Cotton Memorial installed in the 1st Church, Boston MA
  6. 1913 Boston Common Memorial dedicated in Boston MA
  7. 1915 Statue of Anne Hutchinson erected in Boston MA
  8. 1919 Box made from Guildhall Railing presented to Boston MA
  9. 1919 Section of Guildhall Railing presented to Boston MA
  10. 1924 Plaque honoring William Blaxton installed in Boston MA
  11. 1929-1934  Restoration of St. Botolph’s Church, Boston UK
  12. 1930 the Governors Plaque was installed in St. Botolph’s Church
  13. 1930 Dignitaries from Boston, England visit Boston MA
  14. 1930 Memorial Plaques erected in Boston 300th Anniversary
  15. 1930 Founders Memorial erected on 300th Anniversary of Boston, MA
  16. 1930 the Coat of Arms of Boston, UK was erected on Ashburton Gate
  17. 1931 Luncheon in Boston, England honoring American Gift
  18. 1938 American Room in Fydell House opened in Boston, UK
  19. 1939 Poem of Thanks for the American Gift to St. Botolph’s Church
  20. 1944 Stain glass window erected at St. Botolph’s Church, Boston, UK
  21. 2004 dedication of Cotton Chapel chairs at St. Botolph’s, Boston, UK
  22. 2008 American Friends of St. Botolph’s commemorated
  23. 2013 the Puritan Path at St. Botolph’s Church is opened in Boston, UK
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Barry 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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