Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA ⇓
The journey to New England was difficult, and the family likely stayed in Roxbury for 9-10 weeks. William Manning Sr. said that ""When the Lord brought me to sea, I was overcome with a discontented mind, meeting there with hard and sad trials as fear of loss of my wife".[4/97]". William Manning Sr. and his wife Susanna, along with their son William, immigrated to New England in part because of Rev. Thomas Hooker. Hooker was a prominent puritan preacher, who wanted more tolerance between Christian denominations, and broke away from the Massachusetts colony to later form a colony in Connecticut. He is often called the "Father of the Connecticut". While the Manning family remained in Massachusetts, the following image is of an illustration of Rev. Hooker and his followers reaching Connecticut.
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Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA ⇓
He was made a freeman that year. According to the source listed below: "He lived a short distance south of Harvard Square at the southeast corner of what were then called Spring and Crooked Streets and are now known as Mount Auburn and Holyoke Streets, respectively. If his neighbors were any indication of his character and stature in the community, William would have to have been a respected citizen. Of his nearest neighbors, three were: John Russell, constable, Selectman, and clerk of writs; Joseph Cook, Selectman, town clerk, magistrate, and representative; and John Bridges, deacon and Selectman." The image is of a map of Cambridge from 1635, where 'Crook Lane' and 'Sprint Street' are visible, with an icon of where Harvard would be in 1638.
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|May 5, 1640 • The Short Parliament is dispersed.|