PASSENGER SHIP LISTS
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At Whitehall on the last day of February 1633. The following ship
lay in the Thames River ready to make sail for New England; The
Reformation, The True Love, The Elizabeth Bonadventure, The Sea Flower, The
Mary and John, The Planter, The Elizabeth and Dorcas, The Hercules, and The
The Masters of the ships were called before the Board and issued
several Particulars that had to be completed before sails could be set.
They had to post several Bonds of One Hundred Pounds to make sure that the
following articles were executed.
"1. That all & every Person aboard their Ships now bound for New England
as aforesaid, that shall blaspheme or profane the Holy name of God be
"2. That they cause the Prayers contained in the Book of Common Prayers
establisht in the Church of England to be said daily at the usual hours for
Morning & Evening Prayers & that they cause all Persons aboard their said
Ships to be present at the same."
"3. That they do not receive aboard or transport any Person that hath not
Certificate from the Officers of the Port where he is to imbarke that he
hath taken both the Oathes of Alleigeance & Supremacy."
"4. That upon their return into this Kingdom they Certify to the Board the
names of all such Persons as they shall transport together with their
Proceedings in the Execuc'on of the aforesaid Articles - Whereunto the said
Master have conformed themselves - It was therefore & for diverse other
Reasons best known to their Lord thought fitt that for this time they
should be permitted to proceed on their Voyage, and it was thereupon
Ordered that Gabriel Marsh Esq., Marshalle of the Admiralty & all other His
Majestys Officers to whom their said Warrent was directed should be
required upon Sight hereof to discharge all & every the said Ships & Suffer
them to depart on their intended Voyage to New England."
The King of England, Scotland, and Ireland started his reign in
1624 and issued a charter for "incorporating the Company of the
Massachusetts Bay in New England in America" in 1628.
The Mary and John, under the supervision of Robert Sayres, Master,
sailed to New England from Southampton on March 24, 1634, but the arrival
was not recorded.
The passenger list consisted of:
bound for Boston
William Hibbens, Mrs. Anne Hibbens
bound for Ipswich
Philip Fowler, Mrs. Mary Fowler, Mary Fowler, Samuel Fowler, Hester
Fowler, Joseph Fowler, Thomas Fowler
William Moody, Mrs. Sarah Moody, Joshua Moody departed
Thomas Newman, Mrs. Newman, John Newman
Richard Kent, Mrs. Jane Kent, Mary Kent, Richard Kent
Nicholas Easton, Mrs. Easton
Christopher Osgood, Mrs. Margery Osgood
Rev. John Woodbridge
bound for Newbury
Rev. James Noyes, Mrs. Sarah Noyes, Nicholas Noyes
Rev. Thomas Parker
bound for Plymouth
bound for Roxbury
Robert Seaver for Roxbury
bound for Salem
Thomas Cole, Mrs. Anna Cole
bound for Salisbury
John Wheeler, Mrs. Anne Wheeler, David Wheeler, Anne Wheeler,
Roger Wheeler, Elizabeth Wheeler, Mercy Wheeler
As an incentive to go to New England, all of the passengers, their
heirs, and successors were exempt from tax subsidies and customs for seven
years and taxes and impositions on all goods and merchandise for twenty-one
Tepper, Michael, Passengers to America, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.:
Baltimore, MD, 1977.