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Defense, 1635

Founders of New England: Records of Ships Passenger Lists from England to New England between 1620 and 1640. This set of ships passenger lists includes ships to Virginia (a catch-all phrase to mean almost anywhere along the coast), Barbadoes, Bermuda, West Indies and of course New England
Lorine's Note: This set of records consists of various passenger lists, names of individuals ready to sail to New England, and names of those taking the Oath of Allegiance (in preparation for sailing). It is not always obvious when each ship left. Researchers will have to determine whether or not a ship made more than one sailing each year it is mentioned. The original spelling has been maintained, so you will see "Landen" for "London", etc. Note that common words found are "uxor" meaning "wife", "mr" for "Master" (of the ship)
Finding the names: You can browse each list, starting with the one below (scroll down). To browse the passenger lists of all ships I have online for this 20 year period to New England see the list of all known ships that made the voyage. I hope to find passenger lists for every ship on the list, so if you have a ship list, please consider donating it to Olive Tree.
Transcriber: Laura Freeman

Defense June 1635
xxth June, 1635.
In the Defence do Lond. Mr Pearce vers New England p'r Cert. Fro two Justices of Peace and minister of Towcester in com. Northampton:

Joh: Gould 25 Husbandman
Grace Gould 25 Wife

7 July 1635
. In the Defence de Lond: Mr Edmond Bostocke vrs. New England p'r Cert. fro ij Justices of Peace and Minister fro Dunstable in Com. Bedfordshire:

  • Robert Longe 45 Inholder
  • Eliza: Longe 30 Wife of Robert
  • Luce Mercer 18 Servant
  • Michell Mercer 20 Child of Robert
  • Sarra Mercer 18 Child of Robert
  • Robert Mercer 16 Child of Robert
  • Eliza: Mercer 12 Child of Robert
  • Anne Mercer 10 Child of Robert
  • Mary Mercer 9 Child of Robert
  • Rebecca Mercer 8 Child of Robert
  • Joh: Mercer 8 Child of Robert
  • Zachary Mercer 4 Child of Robert
  • Joshua Mercer 9mo. Child of Robert
between 2-4 July 1635
Theis under written names are to be transported to New England imbarqued in the Defence, Tho: Bostock Mr the p'tie hath brought testimony from the Justices of Peace and Ministers in Cambridge of his comformitie to the orders and discipline of the Church of England: He hath taken ye oaths of Alleg: and Suprem"

  • Adam Mott 39 A Taylor
  • Sarah Mott 31 Vxor
  • Henry Steevens 24 Mason
  • John Sheppard 36 Husbm:
  • Margaret Sheppard 31
  • Tho: Sheppard 3mo.
  • Jo: Mott 14 Child
  • Adam Mott 12 Child
  • Jonathan Mott 9 Child
  • Elizabeth Mott 6 Child
  • Mary Mott 4 Child
4 July 1635
In the defence p'rd.

  • Elizabeth ffrench 30
  • Elizabeth ffrench 6
  • Marie ffrench 2yr.6mo
  • ffrancis ffrench 10
  • Jo: ffrench 5mo
iiij July, 1635
In the Defence de Lond. Mr Thomas Bostocke, vre New England p'r Cert: from the minister and Justices of peace of his Conformitie to ye Govmt. of Church of Engl. and no Subsedy man.

  • Roger Harlakenden 23 toke oathe of Allegance and Supremacie
  • Eliza Harlakenden 18 Wife of Roger Harlakenden
  • Mable Harlakenden 21 Sister of Roger Harlakenden
  • Anne Wood 23 Servant of Roger Harlakenden
  • Samuell Shepherd 22 Servant of Roger Harlakenden
  • Jospeh Cocke 27 Servant of Roger Harlakenden
  • Geo: Cocke 25 Servant of Roger Harlakenden
  • Wm ffrench 30 Servant of Roger Harlakenden
  • Eliza ffrench 32 Wife of Wm, servant of of Roger Harlakenden
  • Robert, a man Servant of Roger Harlakenden
  • Sarra Simes 30 Servant of Roger Harlakenden
6th July 1635
. In the Defence de Lond Mr Tho: Bostocke vre New England.

Joh: Jackson 30 wholesale man in Burchen Lane
P'r Cert. From St. Geo: Whitmore and minister of ye p'ish.

x July 1635
In the Defence p'rd p'r Cert from the Justices and minister of his conformitie in the church of England:

James ffitch 30 A Taylor
Abigall ffitch 24 Vxor

Die July 1635
Theis under written names are to be transported to New England imbarqued in the Defence of London, Edward Bostock Mr p'r certificate of his conformitie in Religion and that he is no Subsedy man.

  • Richard Perk 33 A Miller
  • Margery Perk 40
  • Henry Duhurst 35
  • Isabell Perk 7
  • Elizabeth Perk 4
14 July 1635
In the Defence de lond. Mr Edmond Bostocke vre New England p'r Cert. from the Minister:

Robert Hill 20 Servant To Mr. Craddocke

July 1635
Theis under written names are to be transported to N. England imbarqued in the defence p'red. P'r Cert: from the ministers and Justices of their conformitie and ye they are no Subsedy men:

  • Sara Jones 34
  • Sara Jones 15
  • Jo: Jones 11
  • Ruth Jones 11
  • Theophilas Jones 3
  • Rebecca Jones 2
  • Elliz: Jones 6 mo.
  • Tho: Donn 25
  • Suzanna ffarebrother 25
  • Eliza ffennick 25
  • Wm Sawkynn 25
  • W. Hubbard 40 Husbm:
  • Judith Hubbard 25
  • John Hubbard 15
  • Wm Hubbard 13
  • Wm Head 48
  • Mabell Head 30
  • George Head 6
  • Ralph Head 5
  • Justice Head 18mo.
  • Dorothie Knight 30
  • Nathaniell Hubbard 6
  • Richard Hubbard 4
  • Martha Hubbard 22
  • Mary Hubbard 20
  • Robert Colburne 28
  • Edward Colburne 17
  • Dorothie Adams 24
  • ffrancis Nutbrowne 16
  • Wm Williamson 25
  • Marie Williamson 23
  • Luce Mercer 19
  • Jo: ffitch 14
  • Penelope Darno 29
  • Martha Banes 20
  • Jasper Gunn 25
  • Ann Gunn 25
  • ffebe Maulder 7
  • Sym: Roger 20
  • Jo: Jenkynn 26
  • Robert Keyne 40
  • Eliz: Steere 18
  • Sarah Knight 50
  • Anne Keyne 38
  • Ben: Keyne 16
  • Jo: Bartes 29
  • Mary Bentley 20
Recommended New England CD for Research
The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1776

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