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Great Migration: Passengers of the Blessing, 1635

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The Blessing, June 1635

From http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/ships/blessing1635.shtml

June 1635. Theis under written names are to be transported to New England imbarqued in the Blessing Jo: Lecester Mr the p'rties having brought Cert. from the minister and Justices of their conformitie being no Subsedy men, tooke ye oaths of Alleg: and Supremacie:

  • Willm Cope 26 (usually spelled "Copp")
  • Richard Cope 24 (usually spelled "Copp")
  • Thomas King 21
  • Jo: Stockbridge 27
  • Robert Saiewell 30
  • Wm Brooke 20
  • Gilbert Brooke 14
  • Nathaniell Byham 14
  • Jo: Vassall 10
  • W Vassall 42
  • Rich: More 20
  • Robert Turner 24
  • Eliza: Holly 30
  • Ann Vassall 6
  • Margaret Vassall 2
  • Mary Vassall 1
  • Elizabeth Robinson 32
  • Sara Robinson 1yr.9mo
  • Nico: Robertson 30
  • Jo: More 19
  • Charles Stuchridge 1
  • James Saiewell 1
  • Jo: Robinson 5
  • Ann Stockbridge 21
  • Suzan Saiewell 25
  • Ann Vassall 42
  • Suzan King 30
  • Judith Vassall 16
  • Sara Tynkler 15
  • ffra: Vassall 12
  • Thomazin Manson 14
  • Kat: Robinson 12
  • Mary Robinson 12
  • Robt Oayon 26

July 1635

Theis under written names are to be transported to N. England imbarqued in the Blessing, John Lester Mr the p'ties have brought Cert: from the Ministers and Justices of their conformitie in Religion and that they are no Subsedy men.

  • Jo: Jackson 40 Fisherman
  • Margare: Jackson 36
  • John Jackson 2
  • Jo: Manifold 17
  • John Barales 26
  • Jo: ffitch 14
  • Nic. Long 19
  • Christian Beck 26
  • Barnabie Davies 36
  • Suzan Davies 16
  • Robert Lewes 28
  • Eliz: Lowes 22
  • Edward Ingram 18
  • Henry Beck 18
  • Jo: Hathaway 18
  • Richard Sexton 14
  • Mary Hubbard 24
  • Mary Sprall 20
  • Rich. Hollingworth 30
  • Suzan Hollingworth 30
  • Christian Hunter 20
  • Eliz: Hunter 18
  • Tho: Hunter 14
  • Wm Hunter 11
  • Wm Hollingworth 7
  • Rich. Hollingworth 4
  • Suzan Hollingworth 2
  • Eliz: Hollingworth 3
  • Tho: Trentum 14
  • Tho: Bigges
  • Jo: Brigges 20
  • Robt: Lewes* 28 *It is not probable that there were two Lewes's, named Robert, and two named Eliz: of ages 28 and 22 respectively, but such is the Record.
  • Eliz: Lowes* 22

Notes

Many names on this list are abbreviated. A partial name with a colon after it was one of the ways people at the time indicated that they were omitting letters. Some of the abbreviated names on this list are:

Eliza: = Elizabeth

Eliz: = Elizabeth

ffra: = Ephraim

Jo: = John

Kat: = Katherine

Margare: = Margaret

Nico: = Nicholas

Rich. = Richard

Rich: = Richard

Robt = Robert

Tho: = Thomas

Wm = William

Willm = William

Also, spelling was very fluid at that time. People often spelled their own names - even their surnames - differently every time they wrote them. Partly this was because most people simply didn't write very often; and spelling just was not standardized as it tends to be today. When looking for an ancestor, be sure to check as many different spellings for their name as possible. Some spellings that were used in this list are below, with their current spellings:

Barnabie = Barnaby

Nathaniell = Nathaniel

Suzan = Susan

Thomazin = Thomasine or Thomasina

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