RJO’s New England Immigrant Ancestors
The Atlantick Ocean, like a River of Lethe, may easily cause us to forget many of the things that happened on the other side.
Nearly all my ancestors on my mother’s side came to America in the Puritan Great Migration (1620–1643), most of them emigrating from the southeast of England and settling in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The busiest years of the Great Migration were those of “The Eleven Year Tyranny” (1629–1640) during which Charles I tried to rule without calling the Puritan-dominated parliament. Once the King was forced to call Parliament in 1640 and the Puritan revolution began, immigration to New England came to a near-complete halt. Virginia Anderson’s book New England’s Generation: The Great Migration and the Formation of Society and Culture in the Seventeenth Century (Cambridge University Press, 1993) is an excellent account of the immigrant group and the experience of sea travel.
Many of the immigration dates given below are upper bounds, based on when the person in question first appears in the New England records. Thus, in the absence of more specific information, a date of 1636 means, “known to be in New England in 1636, but may have arrived earlier.” Very few passenger lists exist from the time of the Great Migration and only in a few cases are the names of ancestors’ ships and their actual departure or arrival dates known.
For the period 1620–1633 the standard reference is now Robert Charles Anderson’s The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620–1633 (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995, three volumes). Subsequent volumes in this series will cover the later years of the Great Migration. It should be noted that the early work of Charles Banks on the composition of the Winthrop Fleet of 1630 is now considered unreliable. None of Banks’ conjectures about arrival dates are used here.
It is likely that a small number of ancestors on my mother’s side (surnames Henry, Young, and possibly Pratt) were part of the eighteenth-century Scots-Irish immigration to inland Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, but these lines have not been well studied. The Scots-Irish immigrants were largely Presbyterian in religion, and so had a certain amount of theological affinity for the Calvinistic Puritans, although the two groups would have struck one another as culturally somewhat different. This migration began around 1718.
My ancestors on my father’s side were all “Boston Irish” who escaped the Irish potato famine in the mid-1800s and settled in Boston, Massachusetts, some arriving directly, and others stopping first in Nova Scotia. The history of these Irish ancestors is not well known, and no precise immigration dates to the United States are available.
PLEASE NOTE: THE INFORMATION BELOW IS INCOMPLETE AND CONSTITUTES A WORKING DRAFT ONLY
1624 · The Dorchester Company to Cape Ann
- JOHN BALCH — one of the Dorchester Company who first settled at Cape Ann.
- THOMAS GARDNER — one of the Dorchester Company who first settled at Cape Ann.
1629 · The Lyon’s Whelp to Salem
- WILLIAM DODGE — arrived 1629 on the Lyon’s Whelp to Salem.
1629 · The Higginson Fleet to Salem
- NICHOLAS STOWERS — Nicholas Stowers was born say 1585, and died 17 May 1646 at Charlestown. He came to New England in 1629, probably with the Higginson fleet to Salem, and was one of the first inhabitants of Charlestown where he was admitted as a resident in 1629. His wife Amy (_____) Stowers and their children (including daughter Elizabeth Stowers who married George Farr (see 1630 below) by about 1633) probably arrived with him in 1629 [GMB 1779–1782].
- AMY (_____) STOWERS — wife of Nicholas Stowers, probably arrived with him in 1629.
- ELIZABETH STOWERS — daughter of Nicholas and Amy (_____) Stowers, probably arrived in 1629 with her parents.
1630 · The Winthrop Fleet to Boston
The Winthrop Fleet, led by its flagship, the Arbella, settled Boston and brought with it the charter of the Massachusetts Bay Company.
- GEORGE FARR — George Farr was born about 1584, and died 24 Oct 1662 at Lynn. He was in Lynn by 1630. He married Elizabeth Stowers, daughter of Nicholas Stowers (see 1629 above) [GMB 2077–2079].
- ROBERT HALE — 1630 to Boston; member #18 of the Boston Church [GMB].
- HENRY HERRICK — to Salem.
- THOMAS HOWLETT — Thomas Howlett was born about 1606, and died at Ipswich in late 1677 or early 1678. He settled first at Boston, where he was admitted to the Boston church as its 51st member, suggesting that he had probably arrived with the Winthrop Fleet. In 1633 he was one of the founders of Ipswich, where he lived for the rest of his life. He married by about 1637 Alice French (see 1632 below) [GMB 1024–1028].
- WILLIAM KNOPP — William Knopp was baptized 1 Jan 1580/1 at Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, and died 30 Aug 1658 at Watertown. He was a carpenter and his services were in great demand among the first settlers of Watertown, where he is found in 1630. Anderson [GMB] conjectures that William Knopp’s passage may have been paid for by Sir Richard Saltonstall, who claimed half of William’s wages in 1630 in payment for debt. William Knopp married Judith Tue (see below) 11 Jan 1606/7 at Wormingford, Essex. The presumably came to New England together along with their children [GMB 1143–1146].
- JUDITH (TUE) KNOPP — wife of William Knopp, presumably came to New England with him and their children in 1630.
- JAMES KNOPP — James Knopp, son of William and Judith (Tue) Knopp, was baptized 30 Apr 1626 at Wormingford, Essex, and presumably came to New England in 1630 with his parents and siblings when he was a child. He married by 1655 Elizabeth Warren, daughter of John Warren (see below).
- ISAAC STEARNS, MARY (BARKER) STEARNS
- JOHN WARREN — John Warren was baptized 1 Aug 1585 at Nayland, Suffolk, and died 13 Dec 1667 at Watertown. He was an important figure in the settlement of Watertown, and has been extensively studied. He was in Watertown by 1630, presumably having come to New England with his wife and children. His youngest daughter Elizabeth Warren married James Knopp, son of William Knopp (see above) [GMB 1932–1934].
- MARGARET (_____) WARREN — born about 1585, wife of John Warren, presumably came to New England with him.
- ELIZABETH WARREN — baptized 21 Jul 1629 at Nayland, Suffolk, presumably came to New England with her parents, John and Margaret (_____) Warren, when she was a child. She married by 1655 James Knopp, son of William Knopp (see 1632 below).
1630 · Ships Unknown
- JOHN FIRMIN, ELIZABETH FIRMIN
1631 · Ships Unknown
- ABRAHAM BROWNE — Abraham Browne was baptized 22 Oct 1588 at Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, and died in 1650 at Watertown. He was a surveyor and was in Watertown by 1631 [GMB 244–246, 2087].
- LYDIA (_____) BROWNE — wife of Abraham Browne, presumably came to New England with him. They were married by 1631, and perhaps by 1627. She died 27 Sep 1686 at Watertown.
- BENJAMIN CRISPE — Benjamin Crispe was born about 1610, and died in late 1683 at Watertown. He was a mason and was in Watertown by 1631. He later removed to Groton, and then returned to Watertown by 1681. His English origins have not been determined [GMB 493–495].
1632 · The Lyon to Boston
- JONATHAN WADE
1632 · Ships Unknown
- RICHARD BRACKETT — Richard Brackett was baptized 16 Sep 1610 at St. Gregory, Sudbury, Suffolk, and died 3 Mar 1690 at Braintree. He was in Boston by 1632, but returned to England in 1633 for his marriage to Alice Blower (see 1634 below); they were back in New England in 1634. He removed to Braintree by 1641 where he held many town offices [GMB 203–206].
- ALICE FRENCH — Alice French was baptized 9 Apr 1610 at Assington, Suffolk, and died 26 Jun 1666 at Ipswich as the wife of Thomas Howlett (see 1630 above). Alice’s parents and her brothers and sisters all came to New England during the 1630s along with several other families from Assington. The vicar of Assington, Nathanial Rogers, became the minister at Ipswich where many of these families settled [GMB 705; GMC50 159].
1634 · The Castle
- STEPHEN EGGLESTON — born 17 July 1608 in Kent; died 1634 aboard the Castle en route to New England.
- ELIZABETH JANE (BENNETT) EGGLESTON — wife of Stephen Eggleston. Born 1602 at Biddedden, Kent; died 10 Mar 1680/1 at Roxbury. Presumably accompanied her husband in 1634 on the Castle.
- SARAH EGGLESTON — daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth Jane (Bennett) Eggleston. Presumably came to New England with her parents in 1634 on the Castle. Married John Nutting, also of Kent, 28 August 1650 in Woburn.
- ELIZABETH EGGLESTON/IGGLEDEN — daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth Jane (Bennett) Eggleston. Born 1634 at Biddenden, Kent; died Roxbury. Presumably came to New England with her parents in 1634 on the Castle.
1634 · The Francis from Ipswich to New England
The Francis under John Cutting took on passengers for New England in April 1634 at Ipswich. Hotten [277–280] transcribes Francis passenger lists … Surnames represented among the Francis passengers include …
- RICHARD HOLDEN — Richard Holden was of Lindsey, Suffolk, and was born about 1609. He is said to have arrived in New England in 1634 [Holden Gen].
- HUGH MASON — Hugh Mason and his wife Hester (Wells) Mason “embarked in the Francis, of Ipswich, John Cutting, master, the last of Ap., 1634” [Bond 855]. He was an important early settler of Watertown, serving in many public offices.
- HESTER (WELLS) MASON — wife of Hugh Mason; came to New England with him in 1634 in the Francis from Ipswich to Boston [Bond 855].
1634 · Ships Unknown
- RICHARD BRACKETT — second trip to New England, returning with his new wife Alice (Blower) Brackett.
- ALICE (BLOWER) BRACKETT — Alice (Blower) Brackett was the wife of Richard Brackett (see 1632 above) and daughter of Thomas Blower (see 1635 below). Richard immigrated in 1632, then returned to England for their marriage on 6 Jan 1633/4 in London. They were back in New England again in late 1634. Their first child, Hannah Brackett, was baptized 4 Jan 1634/5 at Boston, so Alice was probably pregnant during their voyage to New England (making Hannah an immigrant ancestor also) [GMB 203–206].
- DOLOR DAVIS — said by some sources to have come from Kent to Plymouth in 1634. He died June 1673 at Barnstable.
- MARGERY (WILLARD) DAVIS — wife of Dolor Davis; born 1602 in England. Presumably accompanied him to New England.
- ROBERT REYNOLDS — From Michael Roman’s website: “It is believed that Robert Reynolds came to America from Nayland, Suffolk, England in the fleet with Governor Winthrop in 1630.  Evidence is not given but Rev. Moses T. Runnels in his Runnels-Reynolds Family writes, ‘from well authenticated “private records of long ago,” Robert is known to have been in Boston in 1632.’ [2/10] Speculation on these private records is that they were documents that had been taken from state records for someone’s private collection and that Runnels was allowed to use them as long as he didn’t reveal the source. Robert was certainly in Boston by 1634 as on August 10 of that year he was admitted to membership in the First Church of Boston and was made a freeman September 13, 1634.”
- MARY (PULLEYNE) REYNOLDS — wife of Robert Reynolds.
- RUTH REYNOLDS — daughter of Robert and Mary (Pulleyne) Reynolds.
1635 · The Planter from London to Boston
The Planter under Nicholas Trarice took on passengers for New England in late March and early April 1635 at London, and arrived at Boston 7 June 1635 [GMC50]. Hotten [43–53] transcribes Planter passenger lists from the London port book that are dated 22 March, 2 April, 6 April, 7 April, and 9 April. Surnames represented among the Planter passengers include …
- RACHEL (_____-BRACKETT) SAUNDERS — Rachel (_____-Brackett) Saunders was the mother of Richard Brackett (see 1632 above); she was born about 1590, and died 15 Sep 1651 at Braintree. Her husband Peter Brackett died in England in 1616, and she remarried about 1618 to Martin Saunders. “On or about 10 April 1635, Martin Saunders, Rachel, and their seven minor children, and also her daughter Rachel (Brackett) Newcomb and her husband Francis and two children, all set sail from London aboard the Planter, Nicholas Trerice, Master. They arrived 7 June following. On the passenger list, Martin and Rachel are listed as aged 40 and from Sudbury. With them also were three servants: Mary Fuller age 15, Richard Smith age 14, and Richard Ridley age 16” [GMC50 73–74].
- JOHN TUTTLE
- JOAN (ANTROBUS) TUTTLE — wife of John Tuttle.
- SIMON TUTTLE — son of John and Joan (Antrobus) Tuttle.
- ISABEL (WELLS) TUTTLE — widowed mother of John Tuttle.
- JOAN (ARNOLD) ANTROBUS — widowed mother of Joan (Antrobus) Tuttle.
1635 · The Hopewell from London to New England
The Hopewell under William Bundocke (or Bundick) took on passengers for New England in early April 1635 at London. Hotten [44–49] transcribes Hopewell passenger lists from the London port book that are dated 1, 3, and 6 April. The 3 April entry notes that “the pties have brought Certificate from the Minister & Justices of peace, that they are no Subsedy men. they have taken the oath of alleg: & Supremacie [Hotten 46].” Surnames represented among the Hopewell passengers include Cooper, Elliott, Farrington, Griggs, Purryer (or Parryer), Ruggells, Weaver, and Whittimore, among others. The Ruggells and Elliott families were from Nazing in Essex.
- PHILLIP ELIOT — “Probably came to this country in the Hopewell, Apr. 3, 1635, with his wife and children. He was a freeman, March 25, 1636; member of the Artillery Co., 1638; Deputy to the General Court, 1654–1657; Deacon in the Roxbury Church; one of the five men to order the prudential affairs of the town. Feoffee of the Public School in Roxbury” [Eliot Gen].
- ELIZABETH (SYBTHORPE) ELIOT — Wife of Phillip Eliot.
- SARAH ELIOT — daughter of Phillip Eliot and Elizabeth (Sybthorpe) Eliot.
1635 · The Elizabeth from London to New England
The Elizabeth under William Stagg took on passengers for New England from early to mid-April 1635 at London. Hotten [48–68] transcribes Elizabeth passenger lists from the London port book that are dated 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, and 17 April. Surnames represented among the Elizabeth passengers include …
- JAMES HOSMER — 9 Apr 1635. (Also his wife Ann or Alice and two children, Mary and Ann.)
1635 · The Increase from London to New England
The Increase under Robert Lea took on passengers for New England in mid-April 1635 at London. Hotten [55–64] transcribes Increase passenger lists from the London port book that are dated 13, 14, 15, 17, and 18 April. Surnames represented among the Elizabeth passengers include …
- SAMUEL MORSE — also his wife ELIZABETH and son JOSEPH MORSE.
1635 · The Elizabeth and Anne from London to New England
The Elizabeth and Anne under Roger Cooper (or Cowper) took on passengers for New England from mid-April to mid-May 1635 at London. Hotten [54–78] transcribes Elizabeth and Anne passenger lists from the London port book that are dated 13, 15, 17, and 29 April, and 6, 9, 11, 12, and 14 May. Surnames represented among the Elizabeth and Anne passengers include …
- JOHN WHITNEY — John Whitney was baptized 20 Jul 1592 at St. Margaret, Westminster, Middlesex, and died 1 Jun 1673 at Watertown. He emigrated to New England in Apr 1635 with his family aboard the Elizabeth and Ann, Roger Cooper, master, and settled at Watertown.
- ELINOR (_____) WHITNEY — wife of John Whitney. Came to New England with him in the Elizabeth and Ann from London in 1635.
- JOHN WHITNEY — baptized 14 Sep 1621 at Islesworth, Middlesex, England, and died 12 Oct 1692 at Watertown. He was the son of John and Elinor (_____) Whitney, and came to New England with them when he was thirteen in the Elizabeth and Ann from London in 1635.
1635 · The Blessing London to New England
The Blessing under John Lester (or Lecester) took on passengers for New England from in June and July 1635 at London. Hotten [93–94, 108] transcribes Elizabeth passenger lists from the London port book that are dated 17 June and 13 July. Surnames represented among the Blessing passengers include …
- BARNABAS DAVIS — 17 July 1635 on the Blessing from Ipswich. This was the first of several crossings he made on business; back in England March 1635/6; went to New England again (where he was conscripted into the Pequot War), and then was back in England again September 1637. In June 1639 he returned to New England for a third time, landing at Boston with his family.
1635 · The Truelovefrom London to Boston
The Truelove under John Gibbs took on passengers for New England in September 1635 at London, and arrived at Boston in late November. Hotten [131–132] transcribes a Truelove passenger list from the London port book that is dated 19 September. Surnames represented among the Truelove passengers include …
- THOMAS BLOWER — Thomas Blower was baptized 23 Apr 1587 at Stanstead, Suffolk, and died about 1639 in Massachusetts. In “September 1635 Thomas Blower, set sail in the Truelove, John Gibbs, Master. The ship arrived in Boston in late November. He was listed as aged 50 on the passenger list and alone. Ages were often mere estimates and in this case he seems to have been actually aged 48. There is no record of a family with him. His daughter Alice had preceeded him to Boston two years earlier as the young bride of Richard Brackett. Three years later, his sister-in-law and her husband, Edmund Rice, also came to New England to join him” [GMC50 77].
- ALICE (FROST) BLOWER — May have accompanied her husband Thomas Blower on the Truelove in 1635.
1635 · The Angel Gabriel from Bristol to Pemaquid, Maine (wrecked)
The Angel Gabriel was one of the few ships lost during the Puritan Great Migration. A great storm, probably a hurricane, drove the ship on coastal rocks and it broke up. Most of the passengers survived, but the majority of their goods were lost.
- JOHN COGSWELL
- ELIZABETH (THOMPSON) COGSWELL — wife of John Cogswell.
- SARAH COGSWELL — daughter of John and Elizabeth (Thompson) Cogswell.
1635 · Ships Unknown
- THOMAS BARRETT? — A Thomas Barrett sailed on the Increase in April 1635, but Anderson et al. do not believe this was the Chelmsford settler of the same name. See Ahnentafel.
- MARGARET (_____) BARRETT — wife of Thomas Barrett.
- MARY BARRETT — daughter of Thomas and Margaret (_____) Barrett.
- ROBERT BRADISH
- ISAAC CUMMINGS — Of Mistley, Essex; died May 1677, Topsfield.
- ANNE (_____) CUMMINGS — wife of Isaac Cummings.
- JOHN CUMMINGS — son of Isaac. Came to New England as a child.
- ROBERT FLETCHER
- WILLIAM FLETCHER — son of Robert Fletcher.
- LAWRENCE WATERS — at Watertown by 1635. (But perhaps with the Pelham company from Bures in 1630.)
- ANNA (LINTON) WATERS — daughter of Richard; married Lawrence Waters; may have come to New England with her husband Lawrence Waters, or may have married in New England. Their first child b. Watertown, MA 14 Feb 1634/5.
1636 · Ships Unknown
- MILES NUTT — baptized 7 May 1598 at Barking, Suffolk, and died 2 July 1671 at Malden. Miles Nutt married Sarah Branson on 7 May 1598 at Barking, and they emigrated to New England with their daughter Sarah Ruth by 1636, when Miles was a proprietor in Watertown [GMC50 247–248].
- SARAH (BRANSON) NUTT — wife of Miles Nutt. She died before 1659.
- SARAH RUTH NUTT — daughter of Miles and Sarah (Branson) Nutt, died 24 May 1688 at Woburn. She married (1) 5 Nov 1644 John Wyman.
- Rev. NATHANIEL ROGERS — According to the DNB, Nathaniel Rogers sailed for New England on 1 June 1636, and arrived in November. Mather’s Magnalia gives these details: “He had married the Daughter of one Mr. Crane of Cogeshal, a Gentleman of a very considerable Estate, who would gladly have mentioned this his worthy Son-in-Law, with his Family, if he would have tarried in England; but observing the strong Inclination of his Mind unto a New-English Voyage, he durst not oppose it. Now, tho Mr. Rogers were a Person very unable to bear the Hardships of Travel, yet the Impression which God had made upon his Heart, like what he then made upon the Hearts of many Hundreds more, perhaps as wealky and feeble as he, carried him through the Enterprize with an unwearied Resolution; which Resolution was tried, indeed, unto the utmost. For whereas the Voyage from Gravessend unto Boston, uses to be dispatched in about Nine or Ten Weeks, the Ships which came with Mr. Rogers, where fully Twenty four Weeks in the Voyage; and yet in this tedious Passage, not one Person did miscarry. After they had come Two Thirds of their way, having reached the length of Newfound-land, their Wants were so multiplied, and their Winds were so contrary, that they entred into a serious Debate, about returning back to England: But upon their setting apart a Day for solemn Fasting and Prayer, the Weather cleared up; and in a little time they arrived at their desired Port; namely, about the middle of November, in the year 1636.”
- RICHARD SAWTELL — baptized 7 April 1611 at Aller, Somersetshire; died 21 Aug 1694. He became a proprietor of Watertown in 1636, receiving a 25-acre grant on 25 July 1636, and then a one-acre homestall (indicating that he was unmarried) in February 1636/7.
- WILLIAM WOODBURY —
1637 · The John and Dorothy and the Rose from Ipswich to New England
The John and Dorothy of Ipswich was captained by William Andrews, and the Rose of Yarmouth was captained by his son, also named William Andrews. These two ships examined passengers at Ipswich from 8 April to 15 May 1637. Which passengers traveled on which of the two ships is not known [Hotten 289–295].
- NICHOLAS BUSBY and wife BRIDGET with four children (Nicholas, John, Abraham, and Sarah).
1637 · The Mary Anne to Salem
- JOAN HARRIS
- ANNE PALGRAVE
1637 · Ships Unknown
- ZACHARY FITCH — “Zachary Fitch emigrated to America between the date of the burial of his son Robert at St. Albans, Feb. 18, 1636–7, and Sept. 7, 1638, the date when he was admitted a freeman of Massachusetts, this later date being the earliest reference to him in America.” He presumably came with his wife Mary and six of their children, two more being born after their arrival in New England [Fitch Gen 1: 200].
- MARY (_____) FITCH — wife of Zachary.
- THOMAS FRENCH — date of arrival needs further study.
- WILLIAM HASKELL
- SUSAN RIDDLESDALE — date of arrival needs further study.
1638 · Ships Unknown
- HENRY ADAMS — born 21 Jan 1592 at Barton St. Davis, Somersetshire; died 8 August 1646 at Braintree.
- EDITH (SQUIRE) ADAMS — born say 1599 in England; died 21 January 1673 at Medfield. Wife of Henry Adams.
- THOMAS ADAMS — son of Henry and Edith (Squire) Adams.
1639 · The Jonathan from London to Boston
- THOMAS BLANCHARD
1639 · Ships Unknown
- PATIENCE (JAMES) DAVIS — wife of Barnabas (see 1635 above).
- SAMUEL DAVIS — son of Barnabas and Patience.
- ELIZABETH (FRENCH?) LOKER — widow of Henry Loker alias Riddlesdale, who died in England. (Some sources give her maiden name as French; this requires further study.) After Henry’s death, his wife Elizabeth emigrated to New England with their children and settled in Sudbury.
- JOHN LOKER — son of Elizabeth (French?) Loker, born about 1608, presumably came to New England with his mother. He died 18 Jun 1653 at Sudbury.
- LUKE POTTER — one of the early settlers of Concord. See Threlfall [GMC26] for full treatment.
- RICHARD SNOW — from Barnstaple, Devon; married Anis Avis Barrat in Woburn in 1639.
- ANNIS AVIS BARRAT — married Richard Snow in Woburn in 1639.
1642 · Ships Unknown
- RICHARD LINTON — There was a Richard Linton in Massachusetts in 1630, but Anderson [GMB] does not believe it was this Richard, who is first confirmed in Watertown in 1642.
1643 · Ships Unknown
- DANIEL SHED — Of Finchingfield, Essex; appears in Braintree records in 1643. “Neither the date of sailing, the port of departure, nor the name of the vessel which brought Daniel12 Shed to New England has been discovered; but his emigration must have taken place before 1642, so probably about 1640, or about the time he became of age” [Shed Gen 24].
1644 · Ships Unknown
- WILLIAM LAKIN — According to Shattuck, “William Lakin, ancestor of the Lakin Families, d. in Groton, Dec. 10, 1672, ae. 91. He emigrated in his old age from Redington, England, with two of his grandsons — Wm. and John, (whose father, Wm., Jr., had d. in England,) and their mother, his daughter-in-law, who had m. Wm. Martin for her second husband. They first settled in Reading, but removed to Groton and lived near Martin’s Pond.” Butler’s History of Groton gives the same account, noting that William’s two grandsons, William and John, were both original proprietors of Groton, each having a twenty acre right. [Not the correct person; to be revised.]
- MARY (_____-LAKIN) MARTIN — abt 1644
- WILLIAM LAKIN —
1673 · Ships Unknown
- GEORGE GRIMES — said to have come from Nevis in the West Indies to Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1673.
1600s · Puritan Migration · Dates Unknown
- JOHN ALDIS — born say 1625 in England; died 21 Dec 1700 at Dedham. Married Sarah Eliot (see 1635).
- MARY BLACKMORE — became wife of Thomas Adams, above.
- RICHARD BLOOD — born about 1617 in England; died 7 Dec 1673 at Groton. Son of James and Ellen (_____) Blood.
- Capt. THOMAS BROOKS — one of the first settlers of Concord. There is confusion about his parentage. His wife Grace (Wheeler?) may have been an immigrant also. Bond says Thomas was admitted freeman 7 Dec 1636.
- GEORGE BOWERS —
- SAMUEL DAVIS —
- MARY EDMUNDS — later married Luke Potter (see 1639).
- MATTHIAS FARNSWORTH —
- MARTHA FOSDICK —
- STEPHEN FOSDICK —
- THOMAS FRENCH —
- JOANNA GOFFE —
- WILLIAM HARTWELL —
- ELIZABETH JASPER —
- EDITHA LASKIN —
- JOHN LAWRENCE —
- WILLIAM LONGLEY —
- PHILIP MEADOWS —
- JOHN NUTTING —
- HANNAH PHILLIPS —
- MARY PLATTS-GAWKROGER —
- JOHN PRESCOTT —
- WILLIAM SHATTUCK —
- THOMAS TARBELL —
- SAMUEL WALKER —
- ISABEL WILKINSON —
- MARGERY WILLARD —
- JOHN WYMAN —
1718 · Scots-Irish Migration to Massachusetts and New Hampshire
- YOUNG, HENRY, PRATT(?), and TURRELL(?) Families — Immigrants John (d. 1730), David (d. 1776), and William Young (d. 1795) probably arrived from Ulster in 1718 and settled with the Scots-Irish Presbyterians at Worcester; they may have come from the parishes of Burt and Taughboyne in Donegal. Immigrant Robert Henry (d. Leicester, 1748) and his wife Charity Ash (Thomson) Henry (d. Rutland, 1804) were probably part of the 1718 migration as well. My poorly-known Pratt and Turrell/Turel/Terrell (or perhaps Tyrrell) branches, which appear in central Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire in the mid-1700s, may also derive from this immigrant group.
1840 · Ireland to Nova Scotia (and later to the United States)
- THOMAS THOMSON — Emigrated in 1840 from Ireland to Nova Scotia.
- NANCY [ANN?] (_____) THOMSON — Wife of Thomas Thomson; emigrated in 1840 from Ireland to Nova Scotia.
19th-Century Irish Migration · Dates Unknown
- MARY (GALLAGHER) O’HARA — According to family tradition, Mary (Gallagher) O’Hara was the wife of Patrick O’Hara who lived in a town next to Mohill, Co. Leitrim, Ireland, where he was a schoolmaster. Patrick died in Ireland in the famine, and Mary emigrated to America with her brother and his wife (John and Katherine Gallagher), and her own children. The date of their migration is not known.
- TIMOTHY O’HARA — Son of Patrick and Mary (Gallagher) O’Hara. Immigrated to America with his mother according to family tradition. He d. 24 Nov 1905 at Cambridge.
- ANNA MARIA CROSS — Wife of Timothy O’Hara. Whether they were married before or after their immigration is not known.
- JOHANNA THOMSON — Daughter of Thomas and Nancy (_____) Thomson. Born in Nova Scotia; emigrated to Massachusetts; m. James Nugent 12 Feb 1885 prob. in Massachusetts.
- JAMES NUGENT — Born in Nova Scotia; emigrated to Massachusetts; his daughter Mary Helena Nugent was born in Cambridge.
- Banks, Charles E. The Winthrop Fleet of 1630.
- Bond, Watertown.
- Butler, Caleb. History of Groton.
- Eliot Gen
- Genealogy of the Descendants of John Eliot.
- Fitch Gen
- Fitch, Roscoe Conklin. [Fitch Genealogy], two volumes.
- Anderson, Robert Charles, The Great Migration Begins (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).
- Threlfall, John Brooks. Twenty-six Great Migration Colonists.
- Threlfall, John Brooks. Fifty Great Migration Colonists.
- Holden Gen
- Holden Genealogy.
- Hotten, John Camden. 1874. The Original Lists of Persons of Quality; Emigrants; Religious Exiles; Political Rebels; Serving Men Sold for a Term of Years; Apprentices; Children Stolen; Maidens Pressed; and Others who went from Great Britain to the American Plantations 1600–1700. London. [Reprinted Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1974.]
- Anderson, Virginia D. New England’s Generation.
- Shattuck, Lemuel. Memorials of the Descendants of William Shattuck.
- Shed Gen
- Shed Genealogy.
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