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Great Migration: Passengers of the Defence (Defiance), 1635

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The Ship Defence of London, 1635

  • Edward Bostock, Master. She sailed from London about the last of July (1635) and arrived at Boston October 8, 1635, with about one hundred passengers.

Passengers:

  1. Dorothy Adams, aged 24
  2. Martha Banes, aged 20
  3. Mary Bentley, aged 20
  4. Thomas Boylston, aged 20
  5. John Burtes, aged 29
  6. Edward Colborne, aged 17
  7. Robert Colborne, aged 28
  8. George Cooke, aged 25
  9. Joseph Cooke, aged 27
  10. Penelope Darno, aged 29
  11. Henry Dewhurst, aged 35
  12. Thomas Donn, aged 25
  13. Susannah Farebrother, aged 25
  14. Elizabeth Fenwick, aged 25
  15. James Fitch, aged 30
  16. John Fitch, aged 14
  17. Mrs. Abigail Fitch, aged 24
  18. Elizabeth French, aged 6
  19. Francis French, aged 10
  20. John French, aged 1/2
  21. Mary French, aged 2 1/2
  22. Mrs. Elizabeth French, aged 32
  23. Mrs. Elizabeth French, aged 30
  24. William French, aged 30
  25. John Gould, aged 25
  26. Mrs. Grace Gould, aged 25
  27. Jasper Gunn, aged 29
  28. Mrs. Anne Gunn, aged 25
  29. Mabel Harlakenden, aged 22
  30. Mrs. Elizabeth Harlakenden, aged 18
  31. Roger Harlakenden, aged 23
  32. Robert Hill, aged 20
  33. John Hubbard, aged 15
  34. Martha Hubbard, aged 22
  35. Mary Hubbard, aged 20
  36. Mrs. Judith Hubbard, aged 25
  37. Nathaniel Hubbard, aged 6
  38. Richard Hubbard, aged 4
  39. William Hubbard, aged 40
  40. William Hubbard, aged 13
  41. John Jackson, aged 30
  42. John Jenkins, aged 26
  43. Benjamin Keayne, aged 16
  44. Mrs. Anne Keayne, aged 38
  45. Robert Keayne, aged 40
  46. Dorothy Knight, aged 24
  47. Mrs. Sarah Knight, aged 50
  48. Anne Long, aged 10
  49. Elizabeth Long, aged 12
  50. John Long, aged 5
  51. Joshua Long, aged 3/4
  52. Mary Long, aged 9
  53. Michael Long, aged 20
  54. Mrs. Elizabeth Long, aged 30
  55. Rebecca Long, aged 8
  56. Robert Long, aged 45
  57. Robert Long, aged 16
  58. Sarah Long, aged 18
  59. Zachary Long, aged 4
  60. Phebe Maulder, aged 7
  61. Adam Mott, aged 39
  62. Adam Mott, aged 12
  63. Elizabeth Mott, aged 6
  64. John Mott, aged 14
  65. Jonathan Mott, aged 9
  66. Mary Mott, aged 4
  67. Mrs. Sarah Mott, aged 31
  68. Robert......
  69. Francis Nutbrowne, aged 16
  70. Mrs. Margery Park, aged 30
  71. Richard Park, aged 33
  72. George Reade, aged 6
  73. Justus Reade, aged 1 1/2
  74. Mrs. Mabel Reade, aged 30
  75. Ralph Reade, aged 5
  76. William Reade, aged 48
  77. Simon Rogers, aged 20
  78. William Sawkyn, aged 25
  79. John Shepard, aged 36
  80. Mrs. Margaret Shepard, aged 31
  81. Samuel Shepard, aged 22
  82. Thomas Shepard, aged 1/2
  83. Sarah Simes, aged 30
  84. Elizabeth Steere, aged 18
  85. Mrs. Mary Williamson, aged 23
  86. William Williamson, aged 25
  87. Anne Wood, aged 23

The following distinguished persons came in this ship, although their names are not on the official passenger list. It is certain that they came under assumed names, owing to the rigorous inspection of emigrant ships to New England.

  1. Rev. Thomas Shepard of Towcester, county Northants, Cambridge
  2. Mrs. Margaret Shepard
  3. Thomas Shepard
  4. Rev. John Wilson, returning from England, Boston -
  5. Rev. Hugh Peter, of Fowey, county Cornwall, Salem
  6. Rev. John Norton, of Bishops Stortford, county Herts, Ipswich
  7. Mrs. Mary Norton
  8. Rev. John Jones, Concord, Fairfield, CT
  9. Mrs. Sarah Jones, 34
  10. Sarah Jones, 15
  11. John Jones, 11
  12. Ruth Jones, 7
  13. Theophilus Jones, 3
  14. Rebecca Jones, 2
  15. Elizabeth Jones, 1/2

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