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SHIPS PASSENGER LISTS
HECTOR England to Massachussets 1637
From Ship Passenger Lists by Carl Boyer referencing a previous work by Isabel MacBeath Calder entitled Passengers on the Hector, 1637-38, The New Haven Colony pp. 29-31.
A special thanks goes to Molly Kernan who transcribed this ship's list for The OLIVE TREE and included background information from her own research.
THe following is the passenger list for the vessel Hector, which brought the
passengers accompanying John Davenport and Theophilus Eaton to Connecticut
in 1637. There is another ship called the Hector that brought the first
Scottish Highlanders to Nova Scotia in the mid-1700's, but the
Hector Heritage Foundation in Nova Scotia states that the ship that brought the
Davenport/Eaton party is a different vessel.
The Hector that brought the Davenport party to Massachusetts was a new vessel of
250 tons, which had already made a previous passage to Massachusetts Bay.
The records indicate that the ship actually arrived in Massachusetts, but other
references mention that the Hectoralso took the party to Connecticut in late
1637 or 1638. A passenger ship list for the trip from Massachusetts Bay to New Haven, Connecticut has not been located.
Passengers on the Hectorsold their belongings in preparation for the sailing,
but then the English government impressed the ship for the service of the
crown. The owners petitioned for its release in January 1637, but the ship
was not freed until May. According to the records of John Winthrop of
Massachusetts Bay, the ship arrived in Boston (from London England) on June 26, 1637.
- John & Elizabeth Davenport
- Theophilus Eaton
- Old Mrs. Eaton, his mother
- Anne Eaton, second wife of Theophilus Eaton and daughter of George Loyd
Bishop of Chester and widow of Thomas Yale
- The children of Anne Eaton by her former marriage
- Edward Hopkins
- Richard Malbon
- Nathaniel Rowe
- William Andrews
- Henry Browning
- James Clark
- Jasper Crane
- Jeremy Dixon
- Nicholas Elsey
- Francis Hall
- Robert Hill
- William Ives
- George Smith
- George Ward
- Lawrence Ward
- Ezekiel Cheever
- Edward Bannister
- Old Jewry
- Richard Beach
Richard Beckley (If Richard is your ancestor, you can email Molly P Kernan
who is also a descendant)
- John Brockett
- John Budd
- John Cooper
- Arthur Halbidge
- Mathew Hitchcock
- Andrew Hull
- Andrew Low
- Andrew Messenger
- Mathew Moulthrop
- Francis Newman
- Robert Newman
- Richard Osborn
- Edward Patteson
- John Reader
- William Thorp
- Samuel Whitehead.
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