Robert Cushman Timeline

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  • 1577 - 1625
    Life of Robert Cushman who negotiated the funding and provision for the voyage of the Mayflower to the New World.
  • 1603 - 1606
    Separatist Robert Cushman is arrested three times for distributing anti-Anglican publications in England.
  • c. 1607
    Robert Cushman and his family join a separatist congregation fleeing England for the more religiously tolerant Netherlands.
  • 1611
    Robert Cushman's wife and two children die in Leiden, Netherlands.
  • 1617 - 1620
    Robert Cushman negotiates with businessmen of London to finance and equip the voyage of the Mayflower to the New World.
  • 1620
    Robert Cushman remains behind in England after falling ill after negotiations; the Mayflower leaves without him.
  • 1621
    Robert Cushman travels to Plymouth Colony with new patent and contract; delivers first published sermon given in the Americas.
  • 1621 - 1622
    Robert Cushman returns to England with the manuscript of Mourt's Relation, an account of the founding of Plymouth Colony, which he has published in 1622 CE.
  • 1645
    Posthumous publication of Robert Cushman's book The Cry of a Stone, defining the Separatist vision.