Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A church in England with ties to the Mayflower

I post another in a series of weather vane photographs every Wednesday.  This started with images of weathervanes from the Londonderry, New Hampshire area, but now I've found interesting weather vanes all across New England and across the globe.  Sometimes my weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are interesting.  Often my readers tip me off to some very unique or unusual weathervanes, too!  If you know a great weather vane near you, let me know if you'd like to have it featured on this blog.

Today's weather vane was photographed in England.

Do you know the location of weathervane post #338?  Scroll down to find the answer.

"London Borough of Southward
Sailing of the Mayflower
In 1620 the Mayflower sailed from
Rotherhithe on the first stage of
its epic voyage to America
In command was Captain
Christopher Jones
of Rotherhithe
Voted by the People"

This weathervane is on top of the steeple of St. Mary the Virgin in Rotherhithe, London, England.  This is the church attended by Captain Christopher Jones of the Mayflower.  He was buried here in 1623, a few years after returning from New England.  The weathervane is a simple banner, and probably dates from 1714 - 1715 when it was rebuilt, and not contemporary to when Capt. Jones attended services.  There has been a church here in Rotherhithe since the 1200s. 

St. Mary's Church, Rotherhithe, London:,_Rotherhithe  


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ A church in England with ties to the Mayflower", Nutfield Genealogy,  posted November 22,  2017, ( accessed [access date]). 

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