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John Winthrop / Nicholas Upsall / Cotton Mather / John Hull

 
 
John Winthrop / Nicholas Upsall / Cotton Mather / John Hull Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, August 16, 2014
1. John Winthrop / Nicholas Upsall / Cotton Mather / John Hull Marker
Inscription.  
John Winthrop 1588 - 1649
In the early autumn of 1630, Winthrop and his company landed at the foot of Prince Street from Charlestown. Thus was begun the settlement of Boston. The spirit of Winthrop is forever a challenge to America:
"To avoid shipwreck and provide for our posterity, we must do justly, love mercy, walk humbly. For this end we must be knit together as one man. We must make others' condition our own, rejoice together, labor and suffer together, always as members of the same body"

Nicholas Upsall 1596 - 1666
Owner in 1654 of the "Red Lyon Inn" at North and Richmond Streets. For giving aid to Quakers he was persecuted by the authorities and suffered imprisonment and exile. He lies buried in Copp's Hill Burying Ground. Embedded in the wall of the building that stands where his inn once stood is the oldest sign in Boston, inscribed with the initials of Timothy Wadsworth.1694, and his wife Susanna, granddaughter of Nicholas Upsall.

Cotton Mather 1663 - 1728
Theologian, historian, eminent representative of the theocratic rule which gave way before the advance of democracy. A
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distinguished son of the North End. He lived at the corner of Hanover and North Bennet Streets, and lies buried with his father, Increase, and his son, Samuel in Copp's Hill Burying Ground.

John Hull 1624 - 1683
Mint master, through his Pasture the present Hull Street was laid out in 1701. The first Pine Tree money of New England was coined in his house on Shaefe Street. Point Judith, part of his land in Rhode Island was named by him for his wife, Judith Quincy.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1588.
 
Location. 42° 21.947′ N, 71° 3.232′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. It is in North End. Marker is on Unity Street. Marker is in Paul Revere Mall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02113, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Stephen's Church (here, next to this marker); The Salutation Tavern / The Green Dragon Tavern (here, next to this marker); Sir William Phips / Joseph Warren / John Manley / Edmund Hartt (a few steps from this marker); John Tileston / To Those Men of the North End (a few steps from this marker); To Those Men of the North End / Thomas Cass
Paul Revere Mall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, August 16, 2014
2. Paul Revere Mall
(a few steps from this marker); Benjamin Franklin (a few steps from this marker); Samuel Tucker / Increase Mather / Edward Holyoke / Edward Everett / Christian Gullager (a few steps from this marker); Christ Church (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 590 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on February 10, 2022, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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