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Young people in all ages and places look forward, sometimes too eagerly, to the day when they become full members of society. Thanks to William and Martha Munroe, it appears that Mary Ball enjoyed a particularly joyous transition to adulthood in 1672, after a notably rocky start in life. Not that her troubles were over, but she surely understood that her prospects and surroundings were now incomparably better than she had ever known.

The next few pages in the main sequence will follow the timeline of these momentous transitional years.

Click on any entry in the timeline to jump to that part of the story.

Dates here are somewhat uncertain, partly because of the Old/New Style confusion and partly because some documents seem to bear the dates of legal events rather than those of the real happenings that motivated them.

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