Merrymount Colony Timeline

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  • 1626
    Thomas Morton drives Captain Wollaston from the colony of Mount Wollaston; founds new colony of Merrymount.
  • 1626 - 1628
    Merrymount Colony, under Thomas Morton, becomes the most lucrative and fastest-growing settlement in New England.
  • 1626 - 1630
    Merrymount Colony thrives as a trade center. .
  • 1627
    Thomas Morton has an 80-foot Maypole erected at Merrymount; conflict with Plymouth Colony increases. .
  • 1630
    Merrymount is burned by the puritans; Thomas Morton is arrested and deported. .