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Hingham, Norfolk, England

Hingham is a market town and civil parish in mid-Norfolk, England.

The town, originally spelled "Hengham", is an ancient settlement, as its Saxon name denotes. It was the property of King Athelstan, in 925, and of William the Conqueror in 1066 and 1086 as a well populated parish in the hundred of Forehoe, and retained many privileges coming from its royal ownership, including "the grandeur of ... St Andrew's," a parish church rebuilt in the 1300s. Thomas de Morley, 5th Baron Morley is buried in its chancel. In the years that followed, the town was a clear royal domain, for William the Conqueror and many others...

In 1633, migration from England to the Americas began with a number of participants on a ship named the Bonaventure. Robert Peck, the Rector of St Andrew's Church, and his associate Peter Hobart, emigrated to the new colony of Massachusetts with half of his congregation, most likely all of the 133 people on HMS Diligent, which departed in June 1638 from Ipswich, England...

The passengers on the Diligent, working-class people such as shoemakers and millers, a number of ministers, and gentry, were mostly Puritans. Once there, the passengers founded "New" Hingham, to remind them of "Old" Hingham in England...

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  • 1605 - Robert Peck (age 25) appointed to be rector of Hingham (UK). For 33 years his puritan leanings were a great influence on his parishioners but led to friction with the established church.

    http://hinghamhistorycentre.co.uk/the-american-connection/

  • 1610 - The town of Hingham was granted a royal charter by Queen Anne


  • 1636 - Some of Rev. Peck’s flock break into Hingham (UK) church and destroy altar rails, throw them into the parson’s pit and lower the “high” altar. Peck was held to be responsible by the church authorities and was eventually excommunicated.

    http://hinghamhistorycentre.co.uk/the-american-connection/

  • 1638 - Robert Peck, the Rector of St Andrew's Church (Hingham), and his associate Peter Hobart, emigrated to the new colony of Massachusetts with half of his congregation, most likely all of the 133 people on HMS Diligent, which departed in June 1638
    Peck had been censured by religious authorities for his Puritan practices, and his daughter had married the son of another well-known Puritan...Read MORE...


  • 1645 - After Hingham (UK) residents successfully petitioned the, now puritan, parliament; Rev. Peck and some of his family, returned to Hingham (UK) and resumed as rector until his death in 1656.

    http://hinghamhistorycentre.co.uk/the-american-connection/

  • 1895 - Hingham
    Hing'ham, a town of England, co, of Norfolk,5 1/ 2 miles W.N.W. of Wymondham. It has a large church, built in 1316, and a grammar-school. Pop. of...Read MORE...


  • 1919 - Gift from Hingham, Massachusetts, USA
    The bust of Abraham Lincoln was presented to Hingham (UK) and is displayed in St Andrews church.
    http://hinghamhistorycentre.co.uk/the-american-connection/



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  • 1605 - Robert Peck (age 25) appointed to be rector of Hingham (UK). For 33 years his puritan leanings were a great influence on his parishioners but led to friction with the established church.

    http://hinghamhistorycentre.co.uk/the-american-connection/
  • 1610 - The town of Hingham was granted a royal charter by Queen Anne
  • 1636 - Some of Rev. Peck’s flock break into Hingham (UK) church and destroy altar rails, throw them into the parson’s pit and lower the “high” altar. Peck was held to be responsible by the church authorities and was eventually excommunicated.

    http://hinghamhistorycentre.co.uk/the-american-connection/
  • 1638 - Robert Peck, the Rector of St Andrew's Church (Hingham), and his associate Peter Hobart, emigrated to the new colony of Massachusetts with half of his congregation, most likely all of the 133 people on HMS Diligent, which departed in June 1638
    Peck had been censured by religious authorities for his Puritan practices, and his daughter had married the son of another well-known Puritan... Read MORE...

  • 1645 - After Hingham (UK) residents successfully petitioned the, now puritan, parliament; Rev. Peck and some of his family, returned to Hingham (UK) and resumed as rector until his death in 1656.

    http://hinghamhistorycentre.co.uk/the-american-connection/
  • 1895 - Hingham
    Hing'ham, a town of England, co, of Norfolk,5 1/ 2 miles W.N.W. of Wymondham. It has a large church, built in 1316, and a grammar-school. Pop. of... Read MORE...

  • 1919 - Gift from Hingham, Massachusetts, USA
    The bust of Abraham Lincoln was presented to Hingham (UK) and is displayed in St Andrews church.
    http://hinghamhistorycentre.co.uk/the-american-connection/

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