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Francis Makemie

 
 
Francis Makemie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
1. Francis Makemie Marker
Inscription.  
Near this site in 1707 Francis Makemie, a native of Ireland and Father of American Presbyterianism, challenged the edict of Lord Cornbury, Governor of the colony, forbidding him from preaching here. The services he conducted in William Jackson’s home resulted in his being indicted for preaching a “Pernicious Doctrine.” His spirited court appearance resulted in his acquittal. It was the first great victory here for religious liberty.

July 27, 1982
Irish Institute of New York

 
Erected 1982 by Irish Institute of New York.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era.
 
Location. 40° 42.313′ N, 74° 0.819′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Broadway, in the median. Marker is located at Bowling Green. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peregrine Falcons in New York City (a few steps from this marker); George T. Delacorte (within shouting
Francis Makemie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
2. Francis Makemie Marker
distance of this marker); 175th Anniversary of Greek Independence (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of Evacuation Day (within shouting distance of this marker); Bowling Green (within shouting distance of this marker); Cunard Building (within shouting distance of this marker); 26 Broadway (within shouting distance of this marker); Bowling Green Fence (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. Francis Makemie. Official NYC Parks description. (Submitted on March 3, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Francis Makemie. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on April 9, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Marker at Bowling Green image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
3. Marker at Bowling Green
Bowling Green Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
4. Bowling Green Fountain
The marker is located just north of this fountain.
Francis Makemie image. Click for full size.
From Mail.cotyroneireland.com, unknown
5. Francis Makemie
Republic of Ireland postage stamp.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 451 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 18, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on April 9, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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