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Great Migration: Passengers of the Jonathan, 1639

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  • Isaac Wheeler of Charlestown (1607 - 1648)
    Isaac Wheeler of Charlestown was born about 1607 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England and was baptized there on 13 September 1607. He died say 1647 in Charlestown, Massachusetts, which is now Cambridge....
  • Frances Wheeler (1608 - 1677)
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  • Anthony Somerby (1610 - 1686)
    Anthony Somerby chr.16 Aug 1610 Little Bytham, Lincolnshire, England d.31 Jul 1686 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Family tree▼ Parents and Siblings (edit) F. Richard Somerby Bef 1585 -...
  • Henry Somerby (bef.1612 - 1652)
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  • Mark Hands, of Boston (1619 - c.1664)
    Mark Hands, born about 1619 in England, died about 17 June 1664 at sea; married to Mary Shattuck?.  Children include: * John Hands married Mary Bell, daughter of Abraham Bell of Charlestown * Mehitable...

What appears to be known about its passengers is drawn from testimony taken 13 years after its arrival by a small subset of its passengers. Passengers settled in Newbury and Charlestown.

  • Sailed: 1639 from England
  • Arrived: 1639 at Boston Bay


Thomas Gould, Frances Cooke, Thomas Blanchard, Agnes Bent, Nicholas Noyes, Dorothy Noyes, Abigail Noyes, Peter Noyes, John Waterman, Richard Barnes, William Stret (Street), Elizabeth Plemton, Anie Bent, Anthony Somerby

Primary Sources: "Passengers and Vessels that have Arrived in America: The Voyage of the Jonathan to New England, 1639", NEHGR 32:407-411