Passengers of the Francis

Master John Cutting
Voyage of 1634


This table details the roll of passengers of the Francis, which sailed from Ipswich, Suffolk in April 1634, bound for New England. The date of record, in this case, is some six months after the ship departed. The ship arrived safe at Massachusetts Bay, although some of the persons listed below may not have arrived. Some may have decided not to sail. Some servants may have run away. And there usually was some loss of life among the passengers from disease and malnutrition during the passage.

This information was transcribed in the 19th century by Michael Tepper from records found in London, at Her Majesty's State Papers Office.

For each common date of record, groupings of persons in consecutive order in the roll often indicate some relation by kinship, household or town origin. Either the persons were present in person before the scribe at that time and queued up in their natural groupings to enroll, or the documents of fealty arrived to the scribe from particular sources and were registered in order as received.

Spelling and Abbreviations:

The surnames are spelled as Savage, Tepper and their English collaborators could best decipher the old handwritten passenger rolls. Expect a few mistakes in interpretation, as well as errors by the original 16th century scribe. Savage's later corrections have been used. These spellings are antique and often curious, so if you are searching a particular name, try all imaginable variations.

We have generally given prenames their modern spelling. In many cases the spelling of a prename was unusual or doubtful, or the interpretation of the original abbreviated form is uncertain. If so we have left it as originally recorded. This is most notably the case for the abbreviation "Jo:" which can mean either John or Joseph or perhaps other names. Where a given name beginning with the letters "Jo..." is fully spelled out here, it was found that way in the original, or the intention is otherwise certain. Variants of "Anne" have been left as in the original, since many times "Hannah" is meant. Elisa may mean Elizabeth. "Francis" was nearly always spelled the same and might be male or female. Recall that Christian and Bennett were usually female names in those times.


Passengers of the Francis , April 1634
PRENAME SURNAME STATUS AGE DATE of record NOTE ROLL #
John Beetes . 40 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 1
Wiiliam Haulton . 23 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 2
Nicholas Jennings . 22 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 3
William Westwood . 28 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 4
Bridgett Westwood wife of William 32 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 5
Cleare Drap . 30 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 6
Robert Rose . 40 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 7
Margery Rose wife of Robert 40 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 8
John Bernard . 36 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 9
Mary Bernard wife of John 38 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 10
William ffrebourne . 40 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 11
Mary ffrebourne wife of William 33 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 12
Anthony White . 27 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 13
Edward Bugbye . 40 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 14
Rebecca Bugbye wife of Edward 32 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 15
Abraham Newell . 50 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 16
ffrancis Newell wife of Abraham 40 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 17
Just Houlding . 23 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 18
John Pease . 27 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 19
Robert Winge . 60 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 20
PRENAME SURNAME STATUS AGE DATE of record NOTE ROLL #
Judith Winge wife of Robert 43 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 21
John Greene . 27 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 22
Robert Pease . 27 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 23
Hugh Mason . 28 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 24
Hester Mason wife of Hugh 22 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 25
Rowland Stebing . 40 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 26
Sarah Stebing wife of Rowland 43 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 27
Thomas Sherwood . 48 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 28
Alice Sherwood wife of Thomas 47 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 29
Thomas King . 19 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 30
John Mapes . 21 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 31
Mary Blosse . 40 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 32
Robert Cooe . 38 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 33
Anna Cooe wife of Robert 43 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 34
Mary Onge . 27 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 35
Thomas Boyden . 21 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 36
Richard Wattlin . 28 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 37
John Lyvermore . 28 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 38
Richard Pepy/Pepper . 27 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 39
Mary Pepy wife of Richard 30 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 40
PRENAME SURNAME STATUS AGE DATE of record NOTE ROLL #
Richard Houlding . 25 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 41
Judeth Garnett . 26 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 42
Eliz: Hamond . 47 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 43
Thurston Clearke . 44 12 Nov 1634 oath at Ipswich, Suffolk 44
John Lea ward of Wm.Westwood 13 12 Nov 1634 . 45
Grace Newell ward of Wm.Westwood 13 12 Nov 1634 . 46
John Rose child of Robert 15 12 Nov 1634 . 47
Robert Rose child of Robert 15 12 Nov 1634 . 48
Eliz: Rose child of Robert 13 12 Nov 1634 . 49
Mary Rose child of Robert 11 12 Nov 1634 . 50
Samuel Rose child of Robert 9 12 Nov 1634 . 51
Sarah Rose child of Robert 7 12 Nov 1634 . 52
Danyell Rose child of Robert 3 12 Nov 1634 . 53
Darcas Rose child of Robert 2 12 Nov 1634 . 54
Mary ffrebourne child of William 7 12 Nov 1634 . 55
Sarah ffrebourne child of William 2 12 Nov 1634 . 56
John Aldburgh ward of Wm.ffrebourne 14 12 Nov 1634 . 57
ffayth Newell ward of J.Bernard 14 12 Nov 1634 . 58
Henry Haward ward of J.Bernard 7 12 Nov 1634 . 59
Abraham Newell child of Abraham 8 12 Nov 1634 . 60
PRENAME SURNAME STATUS AGE DATE of record NOTE ROLL #
John Newell child of Abraham 5 12 Nov 1634 . 61
Isaacke Newell child of Abraham 2 12 Nov 1634 . 62
Sarah Bugbye child of Edward 4 12 Nov 1634 . 63
ffaythe Clearke ward of J.Pease 15 12 Nov 1634 . 64
Robert Pease child of J.Pease 3 12 Nov 1634 . 65
Darcas Greene ward of J.Pease 15 12 Nov 1634 . 66
Thomas Stebing child of Rowland 14 12 Nov 1634 . 67
Sarah Stebing child of Rowland 11 12 Nov 1634 . 68
Eliz: Stebing child of Rowland 6 12 Nov 1634 . 69
John Stebing child of Rowland 8 12 Nov 1634 . 70
Mary Winche ward of R.Stebing 15 12 Nov 1634 . 71
Richard Blosse child of Mary 11 12 Nov 1634 . 72
Anna Sherwood child of Thomas 14 12 Nov 1634 . 73
Rose Sherwood child of Thomas 11 12 Nov 1634 . 74
Thomas Sherwood child of Thomas 10 12 Nov 1634 . 75
Rebecca Sherwood child of Thomas 9 12 Nov 1634 . 76
John Cooe child of Robert 8 12 Nov 1634 . 77
Robert Cooe child of Robert 7 12 Nov 1634 . 78
Benjamin Cooe child of Robert 5 12 Nov 1634 . 79
Mary Pepy child of Richard 3 12 Nov 1634 . 80
PRENAME SURNAME STATUS AGE DATE of record NOTE ROLL #
Stephen Beckett ward of R.Pepy 11 12 Nov 1634 . 81
Eliz: Hamond child of Eliz: 15 12 Nov 1634 . 82
Sarah Hamond child of Eliz: 10 12 Nov 1634 . 83
John Hamond child of Eliz: 7 12 Nov 1634 . 84


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