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1620 Pilgrims to America on Mayflower
1638 Printing press reaches America
1664 English capture/rename New York
1681 La Salle explores Louisiana
1700 American colonies prosper
1540 Spanish arrive in California
1540 Coronado travels through Midwest
1565 First colony St. Augustine
1584 - 1588 Roanoke Island Colony
1607 Jamestown 1st permanent settlement
1492 Columbus discovers West Indies
1507 The term America first used
1513 Ponce de Leon discovers Florida
1519 - 1538 Cortes conquers Mexico
1534 Cartier claims New France
 Wyllyam Gardynyr
 b.1450 Midlands, England
 d.1495 The Bank, Surrey, England
 William Gardiner
 b.1488 London, England
 d.1549 The Grange, England
 Helen Tudor
 William Gardiner
 b.1531 The Grange, England
 d.1597 The Grange, England
 Elizabeth Mitchell
 Thomas Gardiner
 b.1564 Bermondsey, Surrey, England
 Frances Luce