John Wilson

1588 –

Born in Windsor, England, Wilson attended King’s College, Cambridge. He sailed to Massachusetts Bay in 1630, returning to England a year later to bering his wife and others he had convince to emigrate. From 1630 to 1667, he served as teacher and minister of the First Church of Boston. He played a large role in the establishment of Harvard College, beginning in 1636.

Wilson published a book of poetry in London in 1626, A Song or, Story, for the Lasting Remembrance of Divers Famous Works, which God Hath Done in Our Time, which was later reprinted in Boston.