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Great Migration: Passengers of the Griffin, 1633

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  • Rebecca Harndell (c.1615 - 1657)
    Escaped in a shallot after husband was killed by Indians, according to legend. MARRIAGE: By about 1639 to John Maxson by 1647 John Harndell (Mary, daughter of 'John Harndell,' born at Newport 6...
  • Richard M Maxson, Sr. (1602 - 1643)
    It is believed that Richard and his wife, Rebecca (Hutchinson ?), married about 1629, came to America in 1634 on the ship "Griffin", which brought Anne Hutchinson and her family. There is speculation t...
  • George Stocking of Hartford (c.1582 - 1683)
    Facts from this link: 1. Wife Anna and 4 children sailed from England in the ship Griffin and landed in Boston 1633. 2. Wife Anna and his 4 children named in his will dated 15 Jul 1673. 3. Married Ag...
  • Sarah Green (c.1626 - c.1685)
  • Nathaniel Green (c.1617 - d.)

Griffin was the name of a 17th-century ship known to have sailed between England and English settlements in Massachusetts. Several historical and genealogical references show the Griffin making such journeys in 1633 and 1634. The 1633 journey left at Downs, England and landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts on September 3. This 1633 journey carried religious dissidents, including Thomas Hooker,[1] John Cotton, and others totaling 200 people. The ship Griffin weighed in at 300 tons and she saw the birth of at least one child, Seaborn Cotton, during the 1633 voyage.[2] In 1634 the Griffin carried Anne Hutchinson to the Massachusetts colony. Huthcinson's oldest son had preceded her the previous year, also on the Griffin.

The Puritan minister Seaborn Cotton, son of John Cotton, of the First Church in Boston. He was born at sea, August 12, 1633, on the ship Griffin which brought his parents to America.