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Memorial

Christopher Jones statue St Mary the Virgin Rotherhithe

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Statue: Christopher Jones statue

Inscription

{Around the ship-shaped base of the statue:}
To the memory of Christopher Jones 1570 - 1622, master of the Mayflower. He landed 102 planters & adventurers at Plymouth Massachusetts 21.Dec.1620. They formed the Mayflower Compact & the first permanent colony in New England.

The statue represents Jones looking back at England, while the child is looking towards the New World. It was paid for by the 'Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims'.

Site: St Mary the Virgin Rotherhithe (4 memorials)

SE16, St Marychurch Street, St Mary the Virgin Church

The Christopher Jones statue is on the left of the picture, and Prince Lee Boo's tomb in the centre (next to the rather incongruous children's climbing frame).

Our information comes from St Marys Rotherhithe's website.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Christopher Jones statue

Information Subjects commemorated

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Mayflower Compact

The first governing document of Plymouth Colony. Written by the 'Separatists'...

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51602

The Sailing of the Mayflower

The ship that carried pilgrims from Britain to the New World. There were 102 ...

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Christopher Jones

Sailor. Born Harwich, Essex (His birth year is approximate). He moved to Roth...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Christopher Jones statue

Information Created by

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Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims

An hereditary society dedicated to perpetuating the memory and fostering and ...

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Jamie Sargeant

Sculptor. He trained with the Orton Trust, and became apprentice and then ass...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Christopher Jones statue

Information Also at this site

52274

Prince Lee Boo's tomb

A plaque inside St Mary's church also commemorates the prince. October 2014:...

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52265

St Mary's Church Tower

This tower, being in imminent danger of ruin owing to the weakness of the fou...

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51598

The Sailing of the Mayflower

Sailing of the Mayflower. In 1620 the Mayflower sailed from Rotherhithe on t...

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