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Great Migration: Passengers of the William & Francis, 1632

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  • Ann Oliver (b. - 1635)
    Thomas Oliver, chirugeon, and his wife, Ann (_) arrived in New England on the William and Francis, June 5, 1632, with his children by previous wives. They were listed as Boston church members #132 an...
  • Dr. Thomas Oliver, “Elder” (aft.1575 - 1658)
    Thomas Oliver, chirugeon, was born about 1575 (date seen as before April 14, 1582), "of" Bristol in Gloucestershire, but it is not known if he was born there. He died in Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colon...
  • Samuel Weld (1629 - d.)
  • Thomas Woodford (1612 - 1667)
    Biographical Summary: Thomas Woodford , came to Boston in the "William and Francis;" embarked March 7, arrived June 5, 1632; settled at Roxbury; freeman, March 4, 1635; married in Roxbury, Mary, daug...
  • John Weld (1625 - d.)

The Planters of the Commonwealth in Massachusetts 1620 - 1640, pages 96 and 97 . Winthrop: Journal, 1, 80-81; Gen. Reg., XII, 274. 

WILLIAM AND FRANCIS, Captain...... Thomas, Master. She left London March 9 and arrived June 5, 'with about sixty passengers.'


According to THE GREAT MIGRATION BEGINS, Vol. 2, pp. 1354-1357, my ancestor Thomas Oliver came 1632 on the William & Frances with his (3rd) wife Anne (d. 1635) and children 3-9, namely: John, Peter, Nathaniel, James, Abigail, Samuel and Daniel. Their origins in the village of Thorpe Achurch, Northamptonshire, were discovered a few years ago by genealogist Leslie Mahler -see article in N.E. Hist. Gen. Register..