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Great Migration: Passengers of the Mary & John, 1633/4

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Ship Mary and John Passenger List for 1634

The Passenger Ship Roster is Only Partly Accurate

The second trip of the Mary and John to colonial America began shortly after March 24, 1633/4, in London. The master was Robert Sayres (or Sayers).

It is not possible to construct a fully accurate passenger ship roster for the Mary and John, as no contemporaneous records have been found. Subsequent lists have been reconstructions and have been found to be full of inaccuracies.

Charles Edward Banks, in The Planters of The Commonwealth in Massachusetts, 1620-1640, Boston, 1930 (p. 87), wrote: "Mary and John, Thomas Chubb, Master. She sailed from Plymouth, England, March 20 [1630], with one hundred and forty passengers from the counties of Somerset, Dorset, and Devon under the patronage of the Reverend John White."

For the voyage that took place in March 1633/4, the Mary and John Clearinghouse has constructed its best estimate of a passenger list. They confess it is only about 60-70% accurate.

Certificate of March 24, 1633/4, London

Robert Sayres (or Sayers), Master

  1. John Anthoney (1) *** see below, he did not sail on this ship.
  2. Thomas Avery
  3. John Bartlett
  4. Richard Browne no profile found, referenced here
  5. Mrs. Edith Browne only reference is here
  6. George Browne, died about 1661.
  7. William Clarke
  8. Robert Coker
  9. Phillip Fowler
  10. Mrs. Mary Fowler
  11. Mary Fowler
  12. Samuel Fowler
  13. Hester Fowler
  14. Joseph Fowler
  15. Thomas Fowler
  16. John Godfrey
  17. Matthew Hewlett ***
  18. Richard Jacob
  19. Henry Jaques aka Henry Jacques
  20. Stephen Jordan aka Stephen Jurden
  21. Robert Kingsman
  22. Daniel Ladd
  23. Richard Littlehall - Is this Richard LIttlehale who is a founder of Newbury? No Geni profile found, only here on WikiTree.
  24. John Luffe aka John Luff
  25. John Marsh aka John Marshe
  26. William Moody aka William Moudey
  27. Mrs. Sarah Moody
  28. Joshua Moody
  29. Robert Neuman
  30. Nicholas Noyes, Sr aka Nicholas Noyce - 1st listing
  31. Christopher Osgood
  32. Mrs. Margery Osgood
  33. Richard Reynolds
  34. Robert Seaver aka Robert Sever
  35. Thomas Savery
  36. William Savery
  37. Thomas Sweete - Perhaps somehow related to John Sweet, who came in 1630?
  38. William Trace
  39. Henry Traske - is this him?
  40. Henry Travers
  41. Adrian Vincent This man crossed three times
  42. Thomas West
  43. John Wheeler aka John Whelyer
  44. Mrs Agnes Wheeler aka Mrs. Anne Wheeler
  45. David Wheeler
  46. Anne Wheeler
  47. Roger Wheeler
  48. Elizabeth Wheeler
  49. Mercy Wheeler
  50. William White
  51. John Woodbridge

Certificate of March 26, 1634, London

  1. William Ballard
  2. Thomas Cole
  3. Mrs. Anna Cole
  4. Nicholas Easton
  5. Mrs. Easton
  6. William Franklin
  7. Matthew Gillett
  8. William Hibbins (Fribbens on an original copy)
  9. Mrs. Ann Hibbins Executed for witchcraft in Boston, 1656.
  10. Richard Kent
  11. Mrs. Jane Kent (+)
  12. Mary Kent (+)
  13. Richard Kent (+)
  14. Richard Kent
  15. Henry Lunt
  16. Abraham Mussey
  17. John Mussey
  18. Joseph Myles
  19. William Newby
  20. John Newman (two on original list)
  21. John Newman
  22. Thomas Newman
  23. Mrs. Newman
  24. Rev. James Noyes
  25. Mrs. Sarah Noyes
  26. Nicholas Noyes, Sr 2 of 2 listings
  27. Rev. Thomas Parker
  28. Joseph Pope
  29. Henry Short
  30. John Spencer
  31. William Spencer


(1) Originally on the certificate for the Mary & John of London, but remained behind "to oversee the Chattle to pass in the Hercules."

See the Mary and John 1634, 1633/4.