Sentence Examples


  • Springfield was founded in 1636 by a company of settlers from Roxbury led by William Pynchon (1590-1662).
  • Pynchon, who had been one of the original patentees of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, was dissatisfied with the government of Roxbury, of which he had been a founder.
  • In 1640 the name was changed to Springfield, after the native place of William Pynchon in Essex, England.
  • For several years Pynchon was the dominating influence in the colony, ruling it with the power of an autocrat.