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S. G. Deeks, Esq. Boston, May 31 st, 1855
Dear Sir: - I communicate to you the following highly interesting documents
for the Register, received through Mr. Cleveland of Salem. They will
supply a gap, long bewailed, in the early history of Newbury, by giving us
the name of the vessel in which her first settlers came to this country, in
1634. The list of passengers by the "Mary and John," comprises many
well-known names of residents of Newbury and its vicinity, and which also
are well known to have been borne by the orginal planters of that ancient
settlement. It will be seen by the Order in Council that the emigrants
were at first "made staye of, untill further order from their Lordshipps;"
who eventually let them go, upon certain conditions, some of which seemed
harder to them, perhaps than they would be now considered. I understand
the certificate of Mr. Whitehouse, at the end, to include the whole, - the
Order in Council, the interesting abstract of the charter of Charles I, and
the list of passengers.
The name of the master of the "Mary and John," is not very clear in
my copy. It might be Smyers or Savyres, -and this latter might be a
corrupt way of spelling the French name Savory or Savary. This is rendered
less likely, however, by the fact, that this name is found in the list of
passengers, spelled in a manner not departing very far from the modern
mode. Although a matter of no consequence, the great point being the name
of the vessel and her passenger-list, it has seemed to me most likely that
Sayres was right, and misunderstood by some copyist, employed upon the
documents. Especially, I am inclined to this opinion, since there occur
evident mistakes in one or two other names; amongst these, Hibbens is
converted into Fribbens, the first being the name of one of our
"Assistants," and whose widow, as I regret to learn, by a note from one of
our most eminent and excellent citizens and antiquarians, "was hanged for
having more wit than benignity."
Respectfully, your obedient servant, G. L.

At Whitehall on the last day of February 1633. The following ship
lay in the Thames River ready to make sail for New England; The
Reformation, The True Love, The Elizabeth Bonadventure, The Sea Flower, The
Mary and John, The Planter, The Elizabeth and Dorcas, The Hercules, and The
The Masters of the ships were called before the Board and issued
several Particulars that had to be completed before sails could be set.
They had to post several Bonds of One Hundred Pounds to make sure that the
following articles were executed.
"1. That all & every Person aboard their Ships now bound for New England
as aforesaid, that shall blaspheme or profane the Holy name of God be
severely punish't."
"2. That they cause the Prayers contained in the Book of Common Prayers
establisht in the Church of England to be said daily at the usual hours for
Morning & Evening Prayers & that they cause all Persons aboard their said
Ships to be present at the same."
"3. That they do not receive aboard or transport any Person that hath not
Certificate from the Officers of the Port where he is to imbarke that he
hath taken both the Oathes of Alleigeance & Supremacy."
"4. That upon their return into this Kingdom they Certify to the Board the
names of all such Persons as they shall transport together with their
Proceedings in the Execuc'on of the aforesaid Articles - Whereunto the said
Master have conformed themselves - It was therefore & for diverse other
Reasons best known to their Lord thought fitt that for this time they
should be permitted to proceed on their Voyage, and it was thereupon
Ordered that Gabriel Marsh Esq., Marshalle of the Admiralty & all other His
Majestys Officers to whom their said Warrent was directed should be
required upon Sight hereof to discharge all & every the said Ships & Suffer
them to depart on their intended Voyage to New England."
The King of England, Scotland, and Ireland started his reign in
1624 and issued a charter for "incorporating the Company of the
Massachusetts Bay in New England in America" in 1628.
The Mary and John, under the supervision of Robert Sayres, Master,
sailed to New England from Southampton on March 24, 1634, but the arrival
was not recorded.
The passenger list consisted of:

bound for Boston
William Hibbens, Mrs. Anne Hibbens

bound for Ipswich
Philip Fowler, Mrs. Mary Fowler, Mary Fowler, Samuel Fowler, Hester
Fowler, Joseph Fowler, Thomas Fowler
Richard Jacob
Robert Kingman
William Moody, Mrs. Sarah Moody, Joshua Moody departed
Thomas Newman, Mrs. Newman, John Newman
John Spencer
Henry Short
Richard Kent, Mrs. Jane Kent, Mary Kent, Richard Kent
Nicholas Easton, Mrs. Easton
Christopher Osgood, Mrs. Margery Osgood
Rev. John Woodbridge

bound for Newbury
Robert Coker
William Franklin
Richard Littlehale
Henry Lunt
Rev. James Noyes, Mrs. Sarah Noyes, Nicholas Noyes
Rev. Thomas Parker
Henry Travers

bound for Plymouth
Thomas Savery
William Savery

bound for Roxbury
Robert Seaver for Roxbury

bound for Salem
Thomas Avery
William Ballard
Thomas Cole, Mrs. Anna Cole
Matthew Gillett
Joseph Miles
Joseph Pope

bound for Salisbury
Stephen Jordan
Daniel Ladd
John Wheeler, Mrs. Anne Wheeler, David Wheeler, Anne Wheeler,
Roger Wheeler, Elizabeth Wheeler, Mercy Wheeler

Destination unknown

John Barlett
William Clarke
John Godfrey
John Luff
John Marsh
Abraham Mussey
John Mussey
William Newby
Robert Newman
Richard Reynolds
Thomas Sweet
William Tracey
Henry Trask
Adrian Vincent
Thomas West
William White

As an incentive to go to New England, all of the passengers, their
heirs, and successors were exempt from tax subsidies and customs for seven
years and taxes and impositions on all goods and merchandise for twenty-one


Tepper, Michael, Passengers to America, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.:
Baltimore, MD, 1977.

submitted by:
**** See the linage for Daniel and Ann Ladd
List or Manifest of all Passengers taken on board the State of Indiana. John W Sadler is Master, from Glosgow. Burthen 1612 tons.
Columns represent: given name, surname, age, sex, occupation, country to which they belong, country which they intend to inhabit, accommodation.
Joseph Ladd 21 M Miner Scotland U S A Steerage
Submitted by: Misty Flannigan
List or Manifest of all the Passengers taken on board the S.S. Abyssinia, whereof M. Murphy is master, from Liverpool burthen 2159 tons.
Columns represent: given name, surname, age, sex, occupation, country to which they belong, country which they intend to inhabit, accommodation.
2 James B. Ladd 39 M Genln U.S.A. U.S.A. Cabin
Ship: Charlton
Arriving: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Master: Richard Ladd
Ship Type: Frigate, 395 tons
Columns represent: Register No. Name, Occupation, Comments (other columns included captains name - Ladd, ship name - Charlton, Gender - all male, Destination - all Halifax)

I, George Thomas do solemnly, sincerely and truly swear that the following List or Manifest of Passengers with my name, and now delivered by me to the Collector of Customs for the District of New York, contains, to the best of my knowledge and belief, a just and true account of all the Passengers received on board the Br Barque "Sterling" whereof I am Master, from Bristol. So help me God. (signed) George Thomas Sworn to the 31 Oct 1831 before me (signature cannot be read) DC
List or Manifest of all the Passengers taken on board the Br Barque "Sterling" whereof George Thomas is Master from Bristol burthen (line drawn) tons, (line drawn)357 Regist??
Columns represent: Names, Age in years, Age in months, Sex, Occupation, The Country to which they severally belong, footnote number
Silas Ladd 54 Male Mason Monmouthshire

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