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Great Migration: Passengers of the Griffin, 1634

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  • Jane Fuller (1614 - bef.1683)
    Children of Hannah HOUSE and John LOTHROP are: 1.+Jane LOTHROP, b. ca. 29 Sep 1614, Edgerton, Kent, England948, d. Aft. 1658, Barnstable, Barnstable, MA. Family From Samuel Fuller and Jane Loth...
  • Elizabeth Hammond (c.1600 - 1640)
    In 1634 Elizabeth and her children boarded the "Griffin", heading to Boston, MA. They landed on September 18, 1634. Elizabeth is the sister of Admiral Sir William Penn and also is the aunt of William P...
  • Joseph Mygatt (1596 - 1680)
    Biographical Summary: Joseph Mygatt came in the "Griffin," in 1633, with Cotton and Hooker; settled in Cambridge; freeman, Massachusetts, May 6, 1635; one of the original proprietors of Hartford; his...
  • Nicholas Danforth (bef.1589 - 1638)
    Nicholas Danforth BIRTH Feb 1589 Haverhill, St Edmundsbury Borough, Suffolk, England DEATH Apr 1638 (aged 49) Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony Husband of Elizabeth Barber —...
  • Edward Bates (c.1586 - 1644)
    Edward Bates arrived in Boston from England September 18, 1633 onboard the Griffin. On that ship were 100 passengers, including Anne Hutchinson who would play a part in his life. Edward came as a serva...

Griffin left England Aug 1, 1634 with her master, ?, arriving in September 18, 1634, at Boston with about one hundred passengers and cattle for the plantations.

Alphabetical roll:

  • Bartholomew William (From London, bound for Ipswitch and Boston. Ref: Banks Mss. 36 pg 109)
  • Bartholomew Mrs. Mary
  • Haines William of Dunstable, Bedford, bound for Salem. Ref: Aspinwall 36 pg 1
  • Haines Richard of Dunstable, Bedford, bound for Salem. Ref: Aspinwall 36 pg 1
  • Heaton Nathaniel of Alford, county Lincoln
  • Heaton Mrs. Elizabeth
  • Heaton Samuel
  • Heaton Jabez
  • Heaton Leah
  • Heaton Mary
  • Hutchinson William of Alford, county Lincoln (From Alford, Lincoln, bound for Boston. Ref: Pope. 36 pg 93)
  • Hutchinson Mrs. Anne, wife
  • Hutchinson Edward (From Alford, Lincoln, bound for Boston. Ref: Pope. 36 pg 93)
  • Hutchinson Faith
  • Hutchinson Bridget
  • Hutchinson William
  • Hutchinson Samuel (From Alford, Lincoln, bound for Boston. Ref: Pope. 36 pg 93)
  • Hutchinson Anne
  • Hutchinson Mary
  • Hutchinson Susanna
  • Lothrope John Reverand
  • Lothrop Mrs, wife
  • Lothrop Thomas, son
  • Lothrop Samuel, son
  • Lothrop Joseph, son
  • Lothrop John, son
  • Lothrop Benjamin, son
  • Lothrop Jane, daughter
  • Lothrop Barbara, daughter
  • Lynde Thomas of Dunstable, county Bedford, bound for Charlestown Ref: Aspinwall 36 pg 1
  • Lynde Mrs. Margaret
  • Lynde Thomas
  • Lynde Henry
  • Symmes Zachariah Rev. (From Canterbury, Kent or Dunstable, bound for Charlestown. Ref: Savage Gen Dict. 36 pg 1 & 77)
  • Symmes Mrs. Sarah Symmes
  • Symmes William
  • Symmes Mary
  • Symmes Elizabeth
  • Symmes Huldah
  • Symmes Hannah
  • Symmes Rebecca

Charles Banks Topographical also lists:

  • Rev John Cotton from Derby aboard the Griffin, bound for Boston. Ref Savage. Banks. 36 pg 17
  • Haynes, John, from Copford Essex and Codicote, Hertfordshire, bound for Cambridge MA and Harford, CT. Ref: Farmer. 36 pg 44 & 67
  • Mygatt, Joseph, from Essex, bound for Cambridge MA and Harford, CT. Ref: Bansk Mss. 36 pg 54
  • Hammond, Benjamin, Elizabeth (widow) and children Elisabeth, Martha, Rachel and Benjamin. From London, bound for Boston. Ref: Hamond Gen pg 565. 36 pg 109)



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.


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