"'Her ancestors came over on the Mayflower,' Charles explained."

In 1620 The Mayflower sailed from Plymouth, England, carrying a small group of Puritans seeking to practise their religion freely in New World. They were among the first Europeans to settle in America, founding  a colony, 'New England', in the north-east. Puritans were renowned for the strictness of their religion, and disapproved strongly of Roman Catholicism.