How Many People Sailed to Plymouth Colony on the Mayflower?


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There were 102 passengers who sailed to Plymouth County on the Mayflower in September 1620. Of these passengers, 40 were Protestant Separatists who wanted to establish a new church. The Mayflower passengers are typically called "Pilgrims."

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The Mayflower was a merchant ship from the port of Plymouth, England. It typically sailed to bring products such as dry goods and wine to other parts of the world. The Separatists joined the ship after receiving permission from the King to leave the Church of England and from The Virginia Company to start a new settlement in Virginia. After two months at sea, the Mayflower landed at Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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