John Robinson Burial Site at Pieterskerk — Pilgrim Landmark in Leiden

1928

When he died, Pilgrim Father John Robinson was buried at Pieterskerk — St. Peter's Church — in Leiden. It is just down the street from where he lived.

John Robinson Burial Site, Pieterskerk, Leiden

This marker in the Pilgrims Exhibit inside Pieterskerk memorializes the place where John Robinson Was originally buried. Image Source: Pieterskerk Leiden Website.

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Burial Site of John Robinson in Leiden

John Robinson died in 1625 before he could voyage to America and join the Pilgrims at Plymouth. He was buried at Pieterskerk in Leiden. In 1928, a tablet was placed inside Pieterskerk that commemorates his role as a Pilgrim Father and leader of the Leiden congregation.

John Robinson Burial Site Map

John Robinson Burial Site Text

THE MAYFLOWER
1620

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN ROBINSON
PASTOR OF THE ENGLISH CHURCH IN LEYDEN
1609 1625
HIS BROADLY TOLERANT MIND
GUIDED AND DEVELOPED THE RELIGIOUS LIFE OF
THE PILGRIMS OF THE MAYFLOWER

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OF HIM THESE WALLS ENSHRINE ALL THAT WAS MORTAL
HIS UNDYING SPIRIT
STILL DOMINATES THE CONSCIENCES OF A MIGHTY NATION
IN THE LAND BEYOND THE SEAS

THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY THE GENERAL SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER
DESCENDANTS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A.D. 1928

Leiden, Netherlands — Where the Mayflower Voyage Started for the Pilgrim Fathers

In 2020 the United States, England, and the Netherlands commemorated the 400-year anniversary of the Separatists — the Pilgrim Fathers — leaving Leiden after 12 years in exile. For the Pilgrim Fathers, the Mayflower journey to America started here. This video provides a quick overview of many of the historic sites in Leiden that are related to the Pilgrim Fathers.

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title John Robinson Burial Site at Pieterskerk — Pilgrim Landmark in Leiden
  • Coverage 1928
  • Author
  • Keywords Puritans, Separatists, Pilgrim Fathers, Leiden
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date December 2, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update November 8, 2022

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