Passingers of the Bonaventure
To Virginia, 1635

NEHGS January 1848
Passengers for Virginia

Dear Sir, --
I arrived in London after a pleasant passage of Twenty-four days, and immediately Commenced with the manuscripts relating to pedigrees, &c., of which there are some two hundred folio volumes. After going through with these, I shall take up the county histories, &c., &c.

All the geraldic Vasitations I shall exemine throughly. I have already been through with two counties, and made copious extracts, I have passed several American names, as I shall have sufficient to do for those who make it worth my while.

I send you an extract, which I have been permitted to copy from the origional record in custody of the Master of the Rolls. This is the same record from which Mr. Savage made his valuable extracts of the New England Passengers, There are several other ship-loads for Virginia, Bermuda, St. Domingo, &c., sone of which I shall extract and forward for the Register, as I find leisure,

On the cover of the Record is the following: "A register of the names of all ye passws from ye porte of London for on whole yeare ending at Xmas 1635."

On the first page --......
"Post festum Natalis
......
Christi 1634 usque
......
ad festum Na: Christi
......
1635"
......

Then follows a list of those who went to St. Domingo, after which, 'Those under written are to be transported to Virginia imbargued in ye Merch bonaventure James Ricofte Mr. bound thither have taken ye oath of allegence.'

You will perceive an apparent repetition of the names of Richard Champion. I can only say it is so in the origional.

Although the passengers here given, went to Virginia, there names are not the less important to the student of the New England History, for it is well known that great numbers came to New England from thence. And we fell assured that by this and such list, many points in family history will eventually be settled.

Name

Years

Name

Years

William Sayer

58

Andrew Jefferies

24

Bazil Brooke

20

Wm. Munday

22

Robert Perry

40

Arthur Howell

20

Charles Hillard

22

Jo: Abby

22

Edward Clark

30

James Moyser

28

Jo: Ogell

28

Mathew Marshall

20

Richard Hargrave

20

Wm. Smith

20

Jo: Anderson

20

Garrett Riley

24

Francis Spence

23

Miles Riley

20

John Lewes

23

Willm. Burch

19

Richard Hughes

19

Peter Dole

20

John Clark

19

James Metcalf

22

Wm. Guy

18

Jo: Underwood

23

John Burd

18

Robert Luck

25

James Redding

19

John Wood

26

Richard Cooper

18

Walter Morgan

23

Henrie Irish

16

Leonard Evens

22

George Green

20

Tho: Anderson

28

Henry Quinton

20

Edward Cranfield

18

Jo: Bryan

25

Jo: Baggley

14

Robert Payton

27

Tho: Smith

14

Tho: Symonds

27

William Weston

30

Michell Browne

37

Tho: Townsend

14

Jo: Hodges

16

Edward Davies

25

Jo: Edmonds

19

Mary Saunders

26

Garrett Pownder

28

Jane Chambers

23

Jo: Wise

23

Margaret Maddocks

21

Henry Dunnell

23

Roger Sturdevant

21

Symon Kenneday

20

John Wigg

24

Tho: Hyet

22

John Greenwood

16

Tho: James

20

Andrew Dunton

38

Jo: Sotterfoyth

24

John Wise

30

Emanuel Bomer

18

Wm. Hudson

32

Leonard Wethersfield

17

Tho: Edenburrow

37

James Luckburrowe

20

John Hill

50

Tho: Singer

18

Henry Rogers

30

Jasper Withy

21

Robert Smithson

23

Robert Kersley

22

Nic's Harvy

30

Jo: Springall

18

James Grafton

22

Tho: Jessupp

18

Daniell Daniell

18

James Perkyns

42

Reginell Hawes

25

Daniel Greene

24

Geo: Burlington

20

Wm. Hutton

24

Jo: Hutchinson

22

Jo: Wilkinson

19

James Grane

17

Hugh Garland

20

Richard Hurman

20

Richard Spencer

18

Sam Ashley

19

Humfrey Topsall

24

Geo: Burlingham

20

Tho: Stanton

20

Elizabeth Jackson

17

Jo: Watson

28

Sara Turner

20

Tho: Murfie

20

Mary Ashley

24

John Fountaine

18

Margarie Furbredd

20

Henry Redding

22

Margetet Huntley

20

Loughtin Bostock

16

Richard Doll

25

John Russell

19

Tho: Perry

34

Tho: Ridgley

23

Urox Dorothy

26

Robert Harris

19

Ben. Perry

4

William Mason

19

Mary Carlton

23

Victor Derrick

23

Abram Silvester

40

John Bamford

28

Tho: Bolton

18

Geo: Session

40

Richard Champion

19

Jo: Cooke

47

Richard Champion

19

Tho: Townson

26

Abram Silvester

14

Tho: Parson

30

Elizabeth Nunisk

20

Tho: Goodman

25

Jo: Atkinson

30

Phillip Conner

21

Rich: Hore

24

Launcelot Pryce

21

Ralph Nicholson

20

Urox Thomazin

18

Robert More

29

Kat: Yates

19

Joan Nubold

20

Alveryn Cowper

20

Tho: Hebden

20

Jo Dunn

26

 

 


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