Memorial to Separatists Who Died in Leiden — Pilgrim Landmark in Leiden

1612–1630

This historical marker pays tribute to some of the Separatists and friends of the Pilgrim Fathers who died in Leiden and were buried at Pieterskerk.

Memorial to Separatists Who Died in Leiden

This historical marker memorializes some of the Separatists who died in Leiden. Image Source: American History Central.

Memorial to the Separatists Who Died in Leiden

During their time in Leiden, more than 30 Separatists died. They are memorialized with a marker on a wall on the outside of Pieterskerk — St. Peter’s Church — in Leiden, directly across the street from where John Robinson’s house was.

Map of the Memorial to the Separatists Who Died in Leiden

Text on the Memorial to the Separatists Who Died in Leiden

During the Pilgrims Fathers’ Leiden exile
more than thirty members died.
Many were buried in the Pieterskerk along with
their Leiden neighbors.

BUT NOW WE ARE ALL, IN ALL PLACES,
STRANGERS AND PILGRIMS, TRAVELERS
AND SOJOURNERS…
Robert Cushman, Pilgrim Leader, 1622

ISAAC ALLERTON’s child – 1620
JOHN ALLERTON’s child – 1616
THOMAS BLOSSOM’s children – 1617
THOMAS BREWER’s wife & children – 1617, 1618
WILLIAM BRITSMAN’s child – 1612
EDMUND CHANDLER’s child – 1619
ROBERT CUSHMAN’wife and children – 1616
SAMUEL FULLER’s wife & child – 1615
EDMUND JESSOP’s child – 1618
JOHN KEBLE’s child – 1614
JOHN KEBLE’s widow – 1645
SAMUEL LEE’s child – 1619
ROBERT PECK’s child – 1619
JOHN REYNOLDS’ wife & child – 1619
JOHN ROBINSON’s children – 1618, 1621, 1623
JOHN ROBINSON – 1625
JOHN SPOONER – 1628
JOHN & JANE SPOONER’s child – 1630
RANDALL THICKENS’ child – 1615

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.

Citation Information

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  • Article Title Memorial to Separatists Who Died in Leiden — Pilgrim Landmark in Leiden
  • Date 1612–1630
  • Author
  • Keywords Puritans, Separatists, Pilgrim Fathers, Leiden
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date May 27, 2024
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update November 7, 2022

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