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   Looking up into the Tower

An exploration of our American connections with The Boston Stump reveals fascinating information, much of it not widely known and most of which ought to be. 

In this page, we connect you to sources of information about St. Botolph's Church and encourage you to contact Catherine Clark, President & CEO, with your own links, news, and discoveries.

For more information about the historic relationship between the two Bostons, please visit the Web site of our very good friends and collaborators, the Partnership of the Historic Bostons.  Also see the Boston Charter Day Web site and be sure, if you are in Boston, Massachusetts in September, to join in their activities.

A good first step in understanding the history and significance of St. Botolph's Parish Church is to check out the Wikipedia article on The Stump. 

Then there is this charming film about Boston from NWTV Ltd - Britain's first free Web TV.

Some interesting observations by Nathaniel Hawthorn, who visited Boston in 1857.

A Web debate about the comparative tallness of The Stump is resolved ...

The New England Historic Genealogical Society is compiling "a comprehensive genealogical and biographical account of every person who settled in New England between 1620 and 1640."  If you have forebears who came to America at this time, or an interest in New England families, this is a good place to start your search.

The Winthrop Society is a genealogical organization that extends membership to "all men and women of good character and proven descent from one or more passengers of the Winthrop fleet..."  They welcome "the efforts of any others who bring with them the fruits of any research that furthers the appreciation and understanding of 17th century Massachusetts Bay and New England."  Barry Cotton, 7th great grandson of John Cotton, is Chairman & Acting President.