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2.3: Passenger Lists to the New World

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By the 1630s, Englishmen had settled in two main areas of the new world—New England and Virginia. The two regions were very different—New England was settled by Puritan religious dissidents while Virginian society revolved around growing and selling tobacco. The people living in the two colonies were different, as well.

Each ship that came to the colonies included a list of passengers and some information about them. The following two passenger lists—one for Massachusetts and one for Virginia—provide an indication of the different types of people who came to the two colonies.

Passenger List to New England, 1635

Source: Passenger list from the ship Planter, which sailed from London to Boston in 1635.(Table below).

To New England, April 2, 1635

PLANTER of London, Nicholas Trerice, Master. She sailed from London April 1635 and arrived at Boston on Sunday, June 7, 1635.

First Name Surname Age
A tailor JOSEPH TUTTELL 39
JOAN TUTTELL 42
JOHN LAWRENCE 17
Farmer GEORGE GIDDINS 25
JANE GIDDINS 20
A tailor THOMAS SAVAGE 27
WILLIAM LAWRENCE 12
MARIE LAWRENCE 9
ABIGAIL TUTTELL 6
SYMON TUTTELL 4
SARA TUTTELL 2
JOSEPH TUTTELL 1
JOAN ANTROBUSS 65
MARIE WRAST 24
THO GREENE 15
NATHAN HEFORD 16
Servant to JOSEPH TUTTELL
MARIE CHITTWOOD 24
Shoemaker THOMAS OLNEY 35
MARIE OLNEY 30
THOMAS OLNEY 3
EPENETUS OLNEY 1
Servants to GEORGE GIDDINS
THOMAS CARTER 25
MICHELL WILLIAMSON 30
ELIZABETH MORRISON 12
A tailor RICHARD HARVIE 22
Farmer FRANCIS PEBODDY 21
Weaver WILLIAM WILCOCKS 34
MARGARET WILCOCKS 24
JOSEPH WILCOCKS 2
ANNE HARVIE 22
Mason WILLIAM BEARDSLEY 30
MARIE BEARDSLEY 26
MARIE BEARDSLEY 4
JOHN BEARDSLEY 2
JOSEPH BEARDSLEY 6 mos.
Farmer ALLIN PERLEY 27
Shoemaker WILLIAM FELLOE 24
Tailor FRANCIS BARKER 24

Passenger List to Virginia, 1635

Source: List of passengers on the ship America from London, England to Chesapeake, Virginia.(Table below).

23rd June, 1635. The under-written names are to be transported to Virginia embarked in the America. Willm Barker Mr. pr. cert: from the Minister of the Towne of Bravesend of their conformity to the orders & discipline of the church of England.

First Name Surname Age
Richard Sadd 23
Thomas Wakefield 17
Thomas Bennett 22
Steven Read 24
William Stanbridge 27
Henry Barker 18
James Foster 21
Thomas Talbott 20
Richard Young 31
Robert Thomas 20
John Farepoynt 20
Robert Askyn 22
Samuell Awde 24
Miles Fletcher 27
William Evans 23
Lawrence Farebern 23
Mathew Robinson 24
Richard Hersey 22
John Robinson 32
Edmond Chipps 19
Thomas Pritchard 32
Jonathan Bronsford 21
William Cowley 20
John Shawe 16
Richard Gummy 21
Bartholomew Holton 25
John White 21
Thomas Chappell 33
Hugh Fox 24
Davie Morris 32
Rowland Cotton 22
William Thomas 22
John Yates 20
Richard Wood 36
Isack Bull 27
Phillipp Remmington 29
Radulph Spraging 37
George Chaundler 29
Thomas Johnson 19
George Brookes 35
Robert Sabyn 40
Phillipp Parsons 10
Henry Parsons 14
John Eeles 16
Richard Miller 12
Symon Richardson 23
Thomas Boomer 13
George Dulmare 8
John Underwood 19
William Bernard 27
Charles Wallinger 24
Ryce Hooe 36
John Carter 54
Women
Elizabeth Remington 20
Dorothy Standich 22
Suzan Death 22
Elizabeth Death 3
Alice Remmington 26
Dorothie Baker 18
Elizabeth Baker 18
Sara Colebank 20
Mary Thurrogood 19

Section Questions:

  1. Based on these lists, what can you say about the type of people who traveled to each colony?
  2. Which ship do you think had more wealthy passengers? Women? Families?

Activity:

Make a chart comparing the passengers aboard the two ships. Look at the lists and determine what information is available about the passengers. Then, using what you know about statistics, think about what statistics would be most valuable to calculate. What percentages or ratios would be interesting to know? Where would it be useful to calculate mean, median, mode or range? Select the statistics that would best help you compare the passenger lists, calculate them, and present them in a chart.

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