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Great Migration: Passengers of the James of London, 1635

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This site documents the roll of passengers of the James, which sailed from London, 6 April, 1635, Julian calendar, bound for New England. The date of record, in this case, was about two months after the James sailed. The ship arrived safe at Massachusetts Bay, although some of the persons listed below may not have arrived. Some may have decided not to sail. Some servants may have run away. And there usually was some loss of life among the passengers from disease and malnutrition during the passage.

This information was transcribed in the 19th century by Michael Tepper from records found in London, at Her Majesty's State Papers Office.

For each common date of record, groupings of persons in consecutive order in the roll often indicate some relation by kinship, household or town origin. Either the persons were present in person before the scribe at that time and queued up in their natural groupings to enroll, or the documents of fealty arrived to the scribe from particular sources and were registered in order as received.

  • Augustine Clement painter Reading, Berks
  • Thomas Whealer servant of A.Clement
  • Thomas Browne weaver Malford (Milford, Hampshire?)
  • Hercules Woodman mercer Malford (Milford, Hampshire?)
  • John Evered alias Webb laborer or husbandman Marlborough, Wilts
  • Stephen Evered alias Webb laborer or husbandman Marlborough, Wilts
  • Gyles Butler laborer or husbandman Marlborough, Wilts
  • George Coussens laborer or husbandman Marlborough, Wilts
  • Thomas Colman laborer or husbandman Marlborough, Wilts
  • Thomas Goddard laborer or husbandman Marlborough, Wilts
  • John Pithouse laborer or husbandman Marlborough, Wilts
  • Anthony Morse shoemaker Marlborough, Wilts
  • William Morse shoemaker Marlborough, Wilts
  • John Hide tailor Marlborough, Wilts
  • John Parker carpenter Marlborough, Wilts
  • Richard Walker shoemaker Marlborough, Wilts
  • Maurice Anglis fuller Marlborough, Wilts
  • Thomas Davyes sawyer Marlborough, Wilts
  • Thomas Carpenter carpenter Amsbury, Wilts
  • William Paddey skinner London
  • Edmund Hawes cutler London
  • Edmund Batter maulter New Sarum (Salisbury, Wilts)
  • John Smale servant of E.Batter New Sarum (Salisbury, Wilts)
  • Michael Shafflin tailor New Sarum (Salisbury, Wilts)
  • Josuah Verren "rep'r" New Sarum (Salisbury, Wilts)
  • Thomas Antram weaver New Sarum (Salisbury, Wilts)
  • Thomas Browne servant to T.Antram New Sarum (Salisbury, Wilts)
  • George Smythe tailor New Sarum (Salisbury, Wilts)
  • Phillip Varren "roop'r" New Sarum (Salisbury, Wilts)
  • John Greene surgeon New Sarum (Salisbury, Wilts)
  • Zacheus Courtis laborer Downton (Wilts?)
  • Henry Rose laborer Platford (Plaitford, Wilts)
  • Nicholas Batt linen weaver Devizes, Wilts
  • Thomas Scoales laborer Sarum (Salisbury, Wilts)
  • John Pike laborer Langford, Oxon
  • John Musselwhite laborer Langford, Oxon
  • Sampson Salter fisherman Caversham, Oxon
  • Henry Kinge laborer Brentsley
  • William Andrews carpenter Hampsworth (Hamptworth, Wilts?)
  • John Knight tailor Romsey, Hampshire
  • Richard Knight tailor Romsey, Hampshire
  • Thomas Smithe weaver Romsey, Hampshire
  • Nicholas Holte tanner Romsey, Hampshire
  • Robert ffield laborer Yealing
  • Anthony Thetcher tailor Sarum (Salisbury, Wilts)
  • Peter Higden servant to A.Thetcher
  • James Browne age 17 Hampton
  • Lawrence Seager age 17 Hampton
  • Henry Leûage age 17 Hampton
  • William Parsons age 17 Hampton
  • John Emery carpenter Sarn (Salisbury, Wilts)
  • Anthony Emery carpenter Sarn (Salisbury, Wilts)
  • William Kemp servant

Alphabetical by name with roll number: (List by roll number below)

  1. Andrews, William, carpenter, of Hampsworth #39 (From Ipswtich, Suffolk or Hampswaithe, York to Salem or Charlestown. Ref: Pope. 36 pg 156 & 187)
  2. Anglis/Inglis, Maurice, fuller, of Marlborough, Wiltshire #17
  3. Antram, Thomas, weaver, returning to New England #26 (From Salisbury to Salem, 36 pg 181)
  4. Batt, Nicholas, linen weaver, of the Devyes #33 (From Devize, Wiltshire, bound for Newbury. Ref: Pope. 36 pg 177)
  5. Batter, Edmund, maulter, returning to New England #22 (From Salisbury, Wiltshire, bound for Salem. Ref: Pope. 36 pg 180)
  6. Browne, James, youth, about 17 years, of Hampton #47
  7. Browne, Thomas, Antram servant, returning to New England #27
  8. Browne, Thomas weaver, of Malford, possibly Milford, in Hampshire #3 (From Malford Christian, Wiltshire, bound for Newbury. Ref: Pope. 36 pg 178)
  9. Butler, Gyles, of Marlborough, Wiltshire #7 (Giles, from Marlborough, Wiltshire. Ref: Pope. 36 pg 179)
  10. Carpenter, Thomas, carpenter, of Amsbury, Wiltshire #19
  11. Clement, Augustine painter, sometime of Readinge #1 (from Reading to Dorchester. Ref: Pope & NEGR 61/61. 36 pg 5 & 6)
  12. Colman, Thomas of Marlborough, Wiltshire #9 (Coleman, from Marlborough, Wiltshire, bound for Newbury and Nantucket. Ref: NEGR 11/347. 36 pg 179)
  13. Courtis, Zacheus, laborer, of Downton, possibly one in Wiltshire #31 (Curtis, Zaccheus, from Dunton, Hertford, bound for Salem. Ref: Hotten. 36 pg 67)
  14. Coussens, George of Marlborough, Wiltshire #8 (Cousins, from Marlborough, Wiltshire. Ref: Hotten. 36 pg 179)
  15. Davyes, Thomas, sawyer, late of Marlborough, Wiltshire #18 (Davis, from Marlborough, Wiltshire, bound for Newbury. Ref: Pope. 36 pg 179)
  16. Emery, Anthony, carpenter, of Romsey #52 (From Romsey, Hampshire, bound for Newbury & Kittery, Maine. Ref: Pope. 36 pg 62)
  17. Emery, John, carpenter, of Romsey #51 (From Romsey, Hampshire, bound for Newbury. Ref: Pope. 36 pg 62)
  18. Evered, John (alias Webb) of Marlborough, Wiltshire #5 (From Marlborough, Wiltshire, bound for Boston. Ref: Pope. 36 pg 179)
  19. Evered, Stephen (alias Webb) of Marlborough, Wiltshire #6 (From Ramsbury, Wiltshire, bound for Boston. Ref: Banks Mss. 36 pg 180)
  20. Field/ffield, Robert, laborer, of Yealing #44 (From Eling, Hampshire, bound for Boston. Ref: Pope. 36 pg 60)
  21. Goddard, Thomas, of Marlborough, Wiltshire #10 (From Osbourne, St George, Wiltshire. Ref: Banks Mss. 36 pg 180)
  22. Greene, John, surgeon, returning to New England #30 (From London, bound for Charlestown. Ref: several. 36 pg 107)
  23. Hawes, Edmund, cutler, of London #21
  24. Hide, John, tailer, late of Marlborough, Wiltshire #14
  25. Higdon, Peter, Thetcher servant #46
  26. Holte, Nicholas, tanner, of Romsey #43
  27. Kemp, William, servant #53
  28. Kinge, Henry, laborer, of Brenesley #38
  29. Knight, John, tailer, of Romsey #40 (From Romsey, Hampshire, bound for Newbury. Ref: Pope. 36 pg 62)
  30. Knight, Richard, tailer, of Romsey #41
  31. Levage, Henry, tailer, of Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire #49
  32. Morse, Anthony, shoemaker, of Marlborough, Wiltshire #12 (From Marlborough, Wiltshire, bound for Newbury. Ref: Hotten. 36 pg 179)
  33. Morse, William, shoemaker, of Marlborough, Wiltshire #13 (From Marlborough, Wiltshire, bound for Newbury. Ref: Pope. 36 pg 179)
  34. Musselwhite, John, laborer, of Langford, Oxon #36 (From Langford, Wiltshire, bound for Newbury. Ref: Pope. 36 pg 178)
  35. Paddey, William, skinner, late of London #20
  36. Son Thomas born Plymouth 1647 4 pg 4
  37. Parker John, carpenter, late of Marlborough, Wiltshire #15 (From Marlborough, Wiltshire, bound for Boston. Ref: Pope. 36 pg 179)
  38. Parsons, William, tailer, of Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire #50
  39. Pike, John, laborer, of Langford, Oxon #35 (From Whiteparish, Wiltshire, bound for Newbury & Ipswitch. Ref: NEGR 22/260. 36 pg 182)
  40. Pithouse, John, of Marlborough, Wiltshire #11 (From Marlborough, Wiltshire. Ref: Hotten. 36 pg 179)
  41. Rose, Henry, laborer, of Platford or Plaitfordcit or Pladford, Wiltshire #32
  42. Salter, Sampson, fisherman, of Caversham #37
  43. Scoates, Thomas, laborer, of Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire #34
  44. Seager, Lawrence, youth, about 17 years, of Hampton #48 (From Hampton, Middlesex. Ref: Hotten. 36 pg 110)
  45. Shaftlin, Michael, tailer, returning to New England #24
  46. Smale, John, Batter servant, returning to New England #23
  47. Smithe, Thomas, weaver, of Romsey #42
  48. Smythe, George, tailer, returning to New England #28
  49. Thetcher, Anthony, tailer, of Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire #45 (Thatcher, from Salisbury, Wiltshire, bound for Marblehead & Yarmouth. Ref: Pope. 36 pg 180)
  50. Varren, Phillip, [roopr.], returning to New England #29
  51. Verren, Josuah, [repr.], returning to New England #25
  52. Walker, Richard, shoemaker, late of Marlborough, Wiltshire #16 (From Marlborough, Wiltshire. Ref: Pope. 36 pg 179)
  53. Whealer, Thomas, Clement servant #2 (Wheeler, from Reading to Boston as per 36 pg 6)
  54. Woodman, Hercules, mercer, of Malford, possibly Milford, in Hampshire #4 (Archelaus, Edward?, from Malford Christian, Wiltshire or Milford, Hampshire, bound for Newbury. Ref: NEGR 54/345 & Pope. 36 pg 61 & 178)