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.
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)