John Carver is an English separatist and an important business contact for the Leyden branch of the separatist movement. He’s instrumental in organizing an agreement with the Virginia Company and obtaining a ship, the Mayflower, to bring the Pilgrims to the New World. Carver is later chosen as the Pilgrims’ first governor, but he dies of disease while the colony is still in its infancy.
The timeline below shows where the character John Carver appears in Of Plymouth Plantation. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 1, Chapter 6
...guesses that the Leyden congregation never received Cushman’s reply (it was probably intercepted by John Carver for fear of offending the congregants). However, Cushman sends another, milder letter, clarifying that he’s... (full context)
Another problem arises midway: the congregants’ two primary contacts stationed in England, John Carver and Robert Cushman, begin to disagree with their other contact, Mr. Martin. Martin argues that... (full context)
Book 1, Chapter 7
Book 2, Chapter 1
Book 2, Chapter 2
Book 2, Chapter 3