Passengers of the James

Master William Cooper
First Voyage of 1635


This table details the roll of passengers of the James, which sailed from London, 6 April, 1635, Julian calendar, bound for New England. The date of record, in this case, was about two months after the James sailed. 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 James , April 6, 1635
PRENAME SURNAME STATUS AGE DATE of record NOTE ROLL #
Augustine Clement painter . 12 Jun 1635 of Reading, Berks 1
Thomas Whealer servant of A.Clement . 12 Jun 1635 . 2
Thomas Browne weaver . 12 Jun 1635 of Malford (Milford, Hampshire?) 3
Hercules Woodman mercer . 12 Jun 1635 of Malford (Milford, Hampshire?) 4
John Evered alias Webb laborer or husbandman . 12 Jun 1635 of Marlborough, Wilts 5
Stephen Evered alias Webb laborer or husbandman . 12 Jun 1635 of Marlborough, Wilts 6
Gyles Butler laborer or husbandman . 12 Jun 1635 of Marlborough, Wilts 7
George Coussens laborer or husbandman . 12 Jun 1635 of Marlborough, Wilts 8
Thomas Colman laborer or husbandman . 12 Jun 1635 of Marlborough, Wilts 9
Thomas Goddard laborer or husbandman . 12 Jun 1635 of Marlborough, Wilts 10
John Pithouse laborer or husbandman . 12 Jun 1635 of Marlborough, Wilts 11
Anthony Morse shoemaker . 12 Jun 1635 of Marlborough, Wilts 12
William Morse shoemaker . 12 Jun 1635 of Marlborough, Wilts 13
John Hide tailor . 12 Jun 1635 of Marlborough, Wilts 14
John Parker carpenter . 12 Jun 1635 of Marlborough, Wilts 15
Richard Walker shoemaker . 12 Jun 1635 of Marlborough, Wilts 16
Maurice Anglis fuller . 12 Jun 1635 of Marlborough, Wilts 17
Thomas Davyes sawyer . 12 Jun 1635 of Marlborough, Wilts 18
Thomas Carpenter carpenter . 12 Jun 1635 of Amsbury, Wilts 19
William Paddey skinner . 12 Jun 1635 of London 20
PRENAME SURNAME STATUS AGE DATE of record NOTE ROLL #
Edmund Hawes cutler . 12 Jun 1635 of London 21
Edmund Batter maulter . 12 Jun 1635 of New Sarum (Salisbury, Wilts) 22
John Smale servant of E.Batter . 12 Jun 1635 of New Sarum (Salisbury, Wilts) 23
Michael Shafflin tailor . 12 Jun 1635 of New Sarum (Salisbury, Wilts) 24
Josuah Verren "rep'r" . 12 Jun 1635 of New Sarum (Salisbury, Wilts) 25
Thomas Antram weaver . 12 Jun 1635 of New Sarum (Salisbury, Wilts) 26
Thomas Browne servant to T.Antram . 12 Jun 1635 of New Sarum (Salisbury, Wilts) 27
George Smythe tailor . 12 Jun 1635 of New Sarum (Salisbury, Wilts) 28
Phillip Varren "roop'r" . 12 Jun 1635 of New Sarum (Salisbury, Wilts) 29
John Greene surgeon . 12 Jun 1635 of New Sarum (Salisbury, Wilts) 30
Zacheus Courtis laborer . 12 Jun 1635 of Downton (Wilts?) 31
Henry Rose laborer . 12 Jun 1635 of Platford (Plaitford, Wilts) 32
Nicholas Batt linen weaver . 12 Jun 1635 of Devizes, Wilts 33
Thomas Scoales laborer . 12 Jun 1635 of Sarum (Salisbury, Wilts) 34
John Pike laborer . 12 Jun 1635 of Langford, Oxon 35
John Musselwhite laborer . 12 Jun 1635 of Langford, Oxon 36
Sampson Salter fisherman . 12 Jun 1635 of Caversham, Oxon 37
Henry Kinge laborer . 12 Jun 1635 of Brentsley 38
William Andrews carpenter . 12 Jun 1635 of Hampsworth (Hamptworth, Wilts?) 39
John Knight tailor . 12 Jun 1635 of Romsey, Hampshire 40
PRENAME SURNAME STATUS AGE DATE of record NOTE ROLL #
Richard Knight tailor . 12 Jun 1635 of Romsey, Hampshire 41
Thomas Smithe weaver . 12 Jun 1635 of Romsey, Hampshire 42
Nicholas Holte tanner . 12 Jun 1635 of Romsey, Hampshire 43
Robert ffield laborer . 12 Jun 1635 of Yealing 44
Anthony Thetcher tailor . 12 Jun 1635 of Sarum (Salisbury, Wilts) 45
Peter Higden servant to A.Thetcher . 12 Jun 1635 . 46
James Browne . 17 12 Jun 1635 of Hampton 47
Lawrence Seager . 17 12 Jun 1635 of Hampton 48
Henry LeŻage . 17 12 Jun 1635 of Hampton 49
William Parsons . 17 12 Jun 1635 of Hampton 50
John Emery carpenter . 12 Jun 1635 of Sarn (Salisbury, Wilts) 51
Anthony Emery carpenter . 12 Jun 1635 of Sarn (Salisbury, Wilts) 52
William Kemp servant . 12 Jun 1635 . 53


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