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Turnbull Venture to Florida 1768: LIST OF PASSENGERS FROM ITALY TO FLORIDA

Researcher & Contributor Lucie Servole Myers

Andrew Turnbull, a Scottish-born physician and wealthy member of the East Florida Society in London which was formed in 1766, conceived a plan to bring colonists of Greek, Italian, Minorcan and Turkish origins to Florida in the hopes of cultivating the land. Great Britain had acquired Florida around 1763.

The Turnbull venture: On March 31, 1768, a fleet consisting of the below-mentioned eight ships left Mahon, Minorca with over 1400 passengers. The fleet arrived in Gibraltar on April 3, 1768, then left Gibraltar on April 17, 1768. Of the 1403 passengers who had left Gibraltar, only 1,255 managed to reach the coast of East Florida as 148 of them perished on the high seas. Three children were born at sea: Eulalia Elquina (Alzina); Antonia Arnau; and Benito Buenaventura (unknown parents).

Four of the ships which carried some 700 immigrants, arrived in St. Augustine, Florida on June 26, 1768. The other four vessels had been carried off course by strong currents, but they eventually reached St. Augustine little by little, arriving one after the other, during the month of July, 1768.

  • BETSEY 120
  • HOPE 150
  • TOTAL: 1,403 (men, women, and children)
(Exact dates of travel and names of ships on which certain of the following passengers travelled are unknown. However, some were part of the Turnbull venture in 1768. An asterisk after certain names indicates that the passengers were part of the Turnbull venture.
The names on this passenger list have been collected from the following sources
  • 1. The Italians in Colonial Florida - A repertory of Italian Families Settled in Florida under the Spanish (1513-1762, 1784-1821) and British (1762-1784) Regimes by BRUNO ROSELLI.
  • 2. The Minorcans of Florida - Their History, Language and Culture by Philip D. Rasico.
  • Published by Luthers, New Smyrna Beach, Florida


  • Alberti/Alverti, Antonio Domingo Piedmont, Italy
  • Alberti, Antonio Joseph Italy
  • Albertini, Johanna Maria Italy
  • Bacceri, Angelino Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
  • Bandini, Joseph* Italy
  • Bataglini, Giuseppe* Italy
  • Battellini, Joseph Italy
  • Bernardini, Johannes Carolus Italy
  • Berta/Breta, Antonio* Liguria, Italy
  • Berta/Breta, Francesco Italy
  • Bodrantini, Ludovicus Italy
  • Bonelly, Giuseppe (Joseph) Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
  • Borselli, Petrus Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
  • Bressani, Lorenzo Italy
  • Bucciani, Giuseppe (Joseph)* Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
  • Bruciantini/Bucciantini, Luigi Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
  • Buisany, Giuseppe Italy
  • Capella/Cappelli, Luigi Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
  • Capello, Nicolaus Genoa, Italy
  • Casali, Vincent* Italy
  • Cobacich/Cobachich, Joseph Italy
  • Condioli, Francesco Italy
  • Contier, Geronimus Padua, Italy
  • Corona, Johannes* Italy
  • Crespel, Maria Magdalena* Italy
  • Di Domizio, Gennaro Naples, Italy
  • Domenici, Francisco Piedmont, Italy
  • Fallani/Fallini, Ferdinando* Florence, Italy
  • Fatio/Facio, Francisco Felipe Italy
  • Fatio/Facio, Ludovicus Italy
  • Fedi, Johannes* Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
  • Fornari, Antonia Naples, Italy
  • Forni, Carlos* Italy
  • Franci, Jacobus* Italy
  • Gabardi, Antonio Italy
  • Genelli, Joseph Italy
  • Generini, Antonio Tuscany, Italy
  • Genopoly, Leonora Italy
  • Gianelli, Giuseppe* Italy
  • Gianopoli, Giovanni* Italy
  • Giudici, Antonio Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
  • Gravetti, Paulus* Italy
  • Grimaldi, Pedro Italy
  • Leonardi, Roco* Modena, Italy
  • Macciarelli, Francisco Rome, Italy
  • Magi, Juan Italy
  • Manuzi, Joseph Italy
  • Marblos, Domenico Piedmont, Italy
  • Martinelli, Domenico* Venice, Italy
  • Mazzocchi/Matsochi, Joaquin Italy
  • Monsoli, Francisco Venice, Italy
  • Nardi, Ludovicus* Tuscany, Italy
  • Nicolich, Nicolaus Venice, Italy
  • Orsi, Barbara Margherita Venice, Italy
  • Pacetti/Paxeti, Andres* Italy
  • Papi, Gaspar Italy
  • Pellegrino/Pelegri, Matteo* Pescia, Tuscany, Italy
  • Posi, Pompeo* Italy
  • Ricciardi, Luis Joseph Francisco Florence, Italy
  • Rossi, Gaetano Florence, Italy
  • Rossi, Giuseppe Italy
  • Rossi, Pompeo Italy
  • Santi, Pasquale* Naples, Italy
  • Savi, Joseph Rome, Italy
  • Sivelli, Johannes Italy
  • Socci/Sochi, Ludovicus* Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
  • Tordo, Joseph Italy
  • Vaccheri, Angelo Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
  • Verdi, Antonio Genoa, Italy

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