It was On This Day though that the first Quaker colonists landed at
in 1656, according to History.com. Boston
Ann Austin and Mary Fisher were two Englishwomen who came from
where the Quakers were active in missionary work. Austin and Fisher, in 1656,
then were the first two Quakers to immigrate to Barbados . Their ship landed in the
Massachusetts Bay Colony. America
The ladies did not have an easy time here in
America and in fact they were arrested, jailed
and deported to .
They left such an impression, with their liberal teachings, on the Puritans
that the Barbados
government at that time (October 1656) actually banned Quakers. Massachusetts
The Quakers are also known as the Religious Society of Friends.
First Quaker colonists land at Boston History.com On This Day in History, 1656
On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015