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White, Peregrine 1620-1704 Pioneer; the first child of English parents born in New England: born on the Mayflower while she lay in Cape Cod Bay, Nov. 20, 1620; son of William and Susanna White. He occupied numerous civil and military offices in the colony, and died in Marshfield, Mass., July 22, 1704.
Winslow, Edward 1595- Colonial governor; born in Droitwich, England, Oct. 18, 1595; became a Puritan in his youth; married the daughter of a Dissenter; came to America from Holland, in the Mayflower, in 1620; and soon afterwards buried his bride here. He then married Susannah, widow of William White, and one of his fellow-passengers. Winslow offered himself to Massasoit, the Indian sachem, as a hostage, at the first conference between the English and the natives, and won his respect and affection, especially by his curing the old ruler of an illness in 1623. He made two voyages to England Edward Winslow. (1623-1624) as agent for the colony, and in 1633 he succeeded Bradford as governor. He again visited England, where he was imprisoned by Archbishop Laud seventeen weeks for teaching in the church and performing the marriage ceremony as a magistrate. Winslow was one of the most active men in the colony, and was governor three successive terms. On his return from England, i