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Great Migration: Passengers of the Mary & John, 1630

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  • Mary Pond (c.1620 - 1711)
    3. Mary Dyer (George1) was born about 1636 / 1620 (if passenger of the Mary & John, 1630) in England and died on 16 Feb 1710/11 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Ma about age 75. Mary married William Pond 18 a...
  • Elizabeth Trescott (c.1615 - 1699)
    General Notes: In 1685, Elizabeth, an "ancient woman" at the time, was riding over t he Neck in Dorchester. She was caught by a high tide and her horse drowned. She was barely saved and at first there ...
  • George Dyer, of Dorchester (c.1584 - 1672)
    George Dyer Abt 1579 in England Died: 30 Dec 1671 Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts General Notes: George Dyer came from England on the "Mary & John", which set sail from Pl ymouth, England ...
  • John "the Miller" Smith (1595 - 1669)
    John Smith Sr. was born in 1595, probably in England, and carried on the grist mill business. He joined Roger Williams in Dorchester, Massachusetts (with four others) to make the first settlement at Pr...
  • Alice Bradford (1627 - 1671)
    Alice Richards Birth: June 16 1627 -  Keynsham,England Parents: Thomas Richards, Wealthean Loring Immigration: MARY & JOHN arrived 1633 Dorchester, Middlesex Co., MA Marriage: Apr 23 1...

The Mary & John left Plymouth, England March 20, 1630 with her unknown Master, arriving in Nantasket Point, now Dorchester, Mass., at the entrance of Boston Harbor on March 20, 1630, two weeks before the Winthrop Fleet arrived.

These families and passengers were recruited by the Reverend John White of Dorchester, Dorset. Nearly all of the Mary and John 1630 passengers came from the West Country counties of Somerset, Dorset , Devon, and West Country towns of Dorchester, Bridport, Crewkerne and Exeter.

The passengers of the Mary and John 1630 founded one of the first towns in New England, Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1630 and also founded the town of Windsor, Connecticut five years later in 1635

Other information says the master was Thomas Chubb, and they landed in Dorchester. "140 passengers, but the list has never been found."

MaryandJohn1630.com offer the following lists: many ages are approximate

A list- certain or highly probable passengers:

  • Branker, John 22 Honiton, Devon
  • Branker, Abigail Searle, wife of John, 18, from Honiton, Devon
  • Clapp, Roger 21 from Salcombe Regis, Devon
  • Cogan, Elizabeth, wife of John Endicott 23 from Chard, Somerset
  • Cook, Arron Dorchester, Dorset
  • Denslow, Nicholas 57 Bridport, Dorset
  • Denslow, Elizabeth Doling, wife 56
  • Denslow, Temperance, daughter 21
  • Denslow, Joan, daughter 15
  • Dyer, George 51 Dorchester, Dorset
  • Dyer, Elizabeth, wife 50
  • Dyer, Elizabeth, daughter 15
  • Dyer, Mary, daughter 10
  • Ford, Thomas 42 Dorchester, Dorset
  • Ford, Elizabeth Chard, second wife 41
  • Ford, Mary, daughter 17
  • Ford, Joan, daughter 12
  • Ford, Abigail, daughter 10
  • Ford, Hepzibah 4
  • Filer, Anne, probably widow 40 Probably Dorset
  • Filer, Katherine 12
  • Filer, Walter 11
  • Gallop, John 35 Bridport, Dorset
  • Gaylord, John. 30 Probably Somerset
  • Gaylord, William. 39 Crewkerne, Somerset
  • Gaylord wife. 37
  • Gaylord, Elizabeth, daughter 14
  • Gaylord, William Jr., son 12
  • Gaylord, Samuel son 10
  • Gillette, Jonathan 24 Chaffcombe, Somerset
  • Holman, John 28 Dorchester, Dorset
  • Hoskins, John 45 Probably Dorset
  • Hoskins, Thomas son
  • Lombard, Thomas 49 Thorncombe, Dorset
  • Lombard wife 47
  • Lombard, Barnard son a. 22
  • Lombard, Thomas Jr. son 12
  • Lombard, Joshua son 9
  • Lombard, Margaret daughter 6
  • Ludlow, George 33 Dinton, Wilts
  • Ludlow, Roger 40 Dinton, Wilts
  • Marshfield, Thomas 30 Exeter, Devon
  • Marshfield, wife 28 Exeter,
  • Marshfield, Sara daughter 3
  • Marshfield, Samuel son 2
  • Marshfield, Mercy daughter 1
  • Maverick, John, Rev. 51 Awliscombe, Devon
  • Maverick Mary Gye, wife 51
  • Maverick, Elias son 26
  • Maverick, Mary daughter 24
  • Maverick, Moses son 21
  • Maverick, Abigail daughter 17
  • Maverick,Antipas daughter 12
  • Maverick, John Jr., son 11
  • Phelps, William 35 Crewkerne, Somerset
  • Phelps, Ann Dover, wife 33
  • Phelps, William Jr., son 11
  • Phelps, Samuel son 10
  • Phelps, Nathaniel son 5
  • Phelps, Joseph son 1
  • Rockwell, William 39 Dorchester, Dorset
  • Rockwell, Susan Capen, wife 28
  • Rockwell, Joan daughter 5
  • Rockwell, John 2
  • Rossitier, Edward 55 Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset
  • Rossitier, wife 53
  • Rossitier, Nicholas son 31
  • Rossitier, Ann, wife of Nicholas R. 29
  • Rossiteir, child of Nicholas 4
  • Rossiteir, child of Nicholas. 2
  • Rossiter, Bray (Bryan) son 20
  • Rossiter, Jane son 16 NOTE: verify gender as Jane is a female name making her a daughter not a son.
  • Rossiter, Hugh son, 15
  • Rossiter, Joan daughter 14
  • Rossitier, 4 other possible servants or relatives from Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset
  • Sanford, Frances, widow 42 Dorchester, Dorset
  • Smith, Henry son of Frances Sanford. 20 Dorchester, Dorset
  • Southcote, Richard 40 Devon
  • Terry, Stephen 21 Dorchester, Dorset
  • Upsall, Nicholas 30 Dorchester, Dorset
  • Upsall, Dorothy Capen, wife 25
  • Warham, John, Rev. 34 Exeter, Devon
  • Warham, Susanna Gallop, wife 32
  • Way, Henry 47 Bridport, Dorset
  • Way, Elizabeth Batchelar, second wife. 43
  • Way, Henry Jr., son 19
  • Way, Aaron son 16
  • Way, George son 15
  • Way, Hanna daughter 15
  • Way, Susanna daughter 9
  • Way, Richard son 5
  • Wilton, David 21 Beanminster, Dorset
  • Wolcott, Henry 51 Lydiard St. Lawrence, Somerset
  • Wolcott, Elizabeth Saunders, wife 44
  • Wolcott, Henry Jr. 20
  • Wolcott, George son 15
  • Wolcott, Christopher 12

B list: Probable passengers

  • Bartole, John 29 Crewkerne, Somerset
  • Bartole, Parnell Hodder, wife 27
  • Chubb, William 23 Crewkerne, Somerset
  • French, Stephen 29 probably Misterton, Somerset
  • French, Mary, wife 27
  • French, Sara daughter 7
  • Gallop, Humphrey 24 probably Dorset
  • Grant, Matthew 28 probably Dorset or Somerset
  • Grant, Priscilla, wife 28
  • Grant, Priscilla daughter 3
  • Holcombe, Thomas 25 probably Dorset or Somerset
  • Hulbert, William 20 probably Chippenham, Wilts
  • Hull, George 40 Crewkerne, Somerset
  • Lovell, William 25 probably Dorset or Somerset
  • Lovell, wife nee Wyborough 23
  • Moore, John 20 probably Dorset or Somerset
  • Parkman, Elias 20 Sidmouth, Devon
  • Peach, John Sr. 22 probably Symondsbury, Dorset
  • Peach, John Jr., 17 probably Symondsbury, Dorset
  • Phelps, George, 10 probably Dorset or Somerset
  • Phelps, Richard 11 probably Dorset or Somerset
  • Samways, Richard 15 probably Dorset
  • Silvester, Richard 22 probably Dorset or Somerset
  • Smith, Lucy, with Frances Sanford? 10 probably Dorset
  • Strong, John 20 Chardstock, Devon
  • Williams, Roger 24 probably Dorset or Somerset
  • Unknown Elizabeth 20, married Thomas Holcombe, probably West Country

C List: Possible passengers

  • Allen, Matthew 38 possibly West Country, brother of Samuel
  • Allen, Samuel 42 possibly West Country, brother of Matthew
  • Alsop, Elizabeth 16 Crewkerne, Somerset
  • Alvord, Benedict 14 Whitestaunton, Somerset
  • Baker, Jeffrey 7 possibly West Country
  • Baulston, William 29 possibly Dorset
  • Baulston, Elizabeth, wife 27
  • Baulston, Elizabeth, daughter 3
  • Birge, Richard 12 possibly West Country
  • Buckland, Thomas 16 possibly Dorset or Somerset
  • Buell, William 14 possibly West Country
  • Carter, Josua 18 possibly West Country
  • Crab, John 30 possibly Dorset
  • Filly, William 10 possibly West Country
  • Fouks, Henry 30 possibly Dorset
  • Fouks, Jane wife 28
  • Fyler George? possibly Dorset
  • Fyler Samuel? possibly Dorset
  • Gillett, Jeremiah 22 Chaffcombe, Somerset
  • Gillett, Nathan 23 Chaffcombe, Somerset
  • Greenway, John 45 possibly West Country
  • Greenway, Mary, wife 43
  • Greenway, Ann daughter 16
  • Greenway, Elizabeth daughter 16
  • Greenway, Susanna daughter 16
  • Greenway, Katherine daughter 16
  • Gunn, Thomas 18 possibly West Country
  • Hannum William 18 possibly West Country
  • Hart Edmund 17 possibly West Country
  • Hayden, John 17 possibly West Country
  • Hayden, William 18 possibly West Country
  • Johnson, Davey possibly West Country
  • Pierce, John 25 possibly West Country
  • Smith, John possibly West Country
  • Smith, Dorothy, wife
  • Smith John Jr son
  • Smith Lawrence, son
  • Southcot, Thomas? possibly Devon
  • Thrall, William possibly West Country
  • Warham, Mary, 2 daughter of Rev John Warham
  • Way, Robert 12 possibly Dorset

Charles Banks Topo lists many people who were supposedly on the 1630 voyage of the Mary and John, bound for Dorchester. The names in question are as follows:

  • Benham, John, son John and grandson Joseph, from Plymouth, aboard the Mary and John, bound for Dorchester. Ref: Hist of Jericho, VT. pg 382. 36 pg 29. (Not on upper lists)
  • Clapp, Roger, from Salcombe (Regis) Devonshire, aboard the Mary and John, bound for Dorchester. Ref: Pope. 36 pg 26.
  • Cooke, Aaron, from Thorncombe, aboard the Mary and John, bound for Dorcester. 36 page 35.
  • Denslow, Nicholas, from Allinton, Dorsetshire, bound for Dorchester. 36 pg 30 & 37.
  • Dyer, George, from Fitzhead or Wincanton, Somersetshire, bound for Dorchester. 36 page 142 & 146.
  • Gallop, Humphrey and John, from Mosterton, aboard the Mary and John 1630, bound for Dorchester. 36 page 34.
  • Gaylord, William, from Chilthorne, Domer, Somersetshire, bound for Dorchester. Ref: Banks Mss. 36 page 140.
  • Hannam, William, from Dorchester, bound for Dorchester. 36 page 32.
  • Lovell, William, from Somersetshire, bound for Dorchester. Ref: Banks Mss. 36 page 147.
  • Ludlow, Roger, from Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire, bound for Dorchester. 36 page 178.
  • Maverick, Rev John from Beaworthy, Devonshire, traveling on the Mary and John bound for Dorchester. 36 page 19.
  • Phelps, William, from Porlock, Somersetshire, bound for Dorchester. 36 page 144.
  • Richards, Thomas, from Somersetshire, bound for Dorchester. Ref: Mayf Desc 6/103. 36 page 146. (Not on upper lists)
  • Rockwell, William, from Fitzhead, Somersetshire, bound for Dorchester. 36 page 142.
  • Rossiter, Edward, from Comber, S Nicholas, Somersetshire, bound for Dorchester. Ref: Banks Mss. 36 page 141.
  • Sanford, Mrs Frances, widow, from Dorchester, bound for Dorchester. 36 page 32.
  • Smith, Henry, from Dorchester, bound for Dorchester. 36 page 32.
  • Terry, Stephen, from Dorchester, bound for Dorchester. 36 page 32.
  • Tilley, John, from from Chilthorne, Domer, Somersetshire, bound for Dorchester. Ref: Banks Mss. 36 page 140. (Not on upper lists)
  • Upsall, Nicholas, from Dorchester, bound for Dorchester. 36 page 32.
  • Warham, Rev John, from Exeter, Devonshire traveling on the Mary and John bound for Dorchester, Windsor, Reference of Pope. 36 page 22.
  • Way, Henry, from Allington, Dorsetshire, bound for Dorchester. 36 pg 30.
  • Williams, Roger, from West Harptree, bound for Dorchester, and Boston. 36 page 142.
  • Wolcott, Henry, from Tolland, Somersetshire, bound for Dorchester. Ref: Pope. 36 page 146.

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