The Ships Page

Data brought over from orig­i­nal Martha Strong site with her permission:

MARY AND JOHN — 1630

Mas­ter Thomas Squeb

Sailed from Ply­mouth, 20 March 1630.

The day of the sail­ing was the Sat­ur­day before Palm Sunday.



Landed Nan­tas­ket, Mass­a­chu­setts, 30 May, 1630.

400 tons.

140 pas­sen­gers

40 — 50 crewmen

Ship owned by Roger Ludlow

The ship was sup­pose to land at the Charles river but Capt. Squeb refused to nav­i­gate the Boston Har­bor, prob­a­bly because of its islands, sand­bars and shoals. He had the pas­sen­gers dis­em­bark at Nan­tas­ket Point.

June 1630 — John Winthrop sent for Capt. Squeb at Nan­tas­ket, where the “Mary and John” lay. He did not record what was said. “[John] Winthrop seemed to think he had ‘ended [the] dif­fer­ence between him [Capt. Squeb] and the pas­sen­gers’, in token of which Cap­tain Squeb gave the order for a salute of five guns in the govenor’s hon­our and it was said that Squeb later paid com­pen­sa­tion to [Roger] Lud­low.” [Dorset Pil­grims, Frank Thistleth­waite, p.76]

There is no offi­cial pas­sen­ger list of the Mary & John.

Syn­thetic Pas­sen­ger List of Pos­si­ble Passengers

HOPEWELL — 1635

Mas­ter John Driver

Sailed from Wey­mouth, 8 May 1635.

Offi­cial Pas­sen­ger List. (Ref: Port Book E.190/876/1 Pub­lic Record Office, Chancery Lane, London)

Click here to visit the Mary and John Web­site of Bur­ton W. Spear

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2 Comments

  1. Ship is the Mary and John 1630
    William Phelps, II born 28 Feb­ru­ary 1598 Died 14 July 1672 Immi­gra­tion is Cor­rect How­ever The Spouse Maybe in Ques­tion He is said to have Mar­ried Eliz­a­beth Nix in Tewes­bury, Glouces­ter, Eng­land in 1617, she died in 1636 at Wind­sor, Hart­ford, Con­necti­cut. He Mar­ried Mary Ann Dover in 1637 at Wind­sor, Hart­ford, Connecticut

  2. Expe­ri­ence Strong Mar­ried Zerul­ba­bel Filer “Fyler” Their Son Samuel Mar­ried Abi­gail Phelps Daugh­ter of Lt. Tim­o­thy Phelps and Mary Gris­wold, Lt. Tim­o­thy Phelps is the Son Of Mary Ann Dover and William Phelps He came on the Mary and John in 1630.

    Samuel Filer and Abgial Phelps Daugh­ter Ann Mar­ried Jonathan Sack­ett Their Son was Cap­tain Jus­tus Sack­ett Who Mar­ried Lydia New­comb Daugh­ter of Ben­jamin New­comb and Han­nah Clark She is the Daugh­ter of William IV Clark Son of Capt. William Clark and Han­nah Strong sis­ter of Expe­ri­ence Strong Daugh­ters of Abi­gail Ford and Elder John Strong of the Mary and John

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