Selected Sources for America is a Given Place

Charitable bequests by Mary Chilton Winslow and other Mayflower Pilgrims (1620-1679): Caleb Johnson’s Mayflower History.com, wills of Mayflower passengers at http://mayflowerhistory.com/probate-records Rev. Thomas Bargrave bequest (1621): “Henrico and Its College” by Robert Hunt, The William and Mary Quarterly, Oct. 1938,…

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1.  Early American charitable bequests. There are no surviving records of charitable bequests by Native Americans before 1600. We begin with the earliest bequest documents by European immigrants. That is the best available way to understand what comes later. Bequests…