Winthrop Fleet

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The Winthrop Fleet of 1630 was a fleet of eleven ships that carried 700 immigrants from England to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in April to July 1630. The group was led by Governor John Winthrop. It was and is the largest fleet ever assembled to carry Englishmen overseas to a new homeland.

Also known as the Great Migration. This was a well planned and financed expedition.

Anno domini 1630: march 29: mundaye.

Easter mundaye. Rydinge at the Cowes near the Ile of wight in the Arbella...

So begins John Winthrop's famous journal of

The vessels

Arbella
Ambrose
Jewel
Talbot

Charles
Mayflower
William and Francis
Hopewell

Whale
Success
Trial

Notes

  • Arbella: The flagship, designated 'Admiral' in the consortship; named for Lady Arbella (Arbella Clinton, daughter of Thomas, 5th Earl of Lincoln, wife of Isaac Johnson.)
  • Talbot: Designated 'Vice Admiral'.
  • Ambrose: Designated 'Rear Admiral'.
  • Jewel: Designated a 'Captain'.
  • Only the fleet leaders, named above, plus Mayflower, Whale, and Success carried passengers. The others were used to transport freight and livestock.
  • Mayflower: A different one than that of Pilgrim fame.

References

BANKS, Charles Edward, The Winthrop Fleet of 1630, originally published: Boston, MA: 1930; reprinted Genealogical Publishing Co.: Baltimore, MD: 1961, etc.; ISBN 0-8063-0020-5

CURTIN, Dave; The Winthrop Fleet of 1630; http://members.aol.com/dcurtin1/gene/winthrop.htm

DUNN, Richard S.; SAVAGE, James; YEANDLE, Laetitia (eds.); The Journal of John Winthrop, 1630-1649; Harvard University Press; Cambridge, MA: 1996; ISBN 0-674-48425-8
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