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On March 20, 1630, the ship Mary and John departed Plymouth, England. The great fleet of fourteen ships and 1500 emigrants, the “Winthrop Fleet,” were bound for New England and the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
The ship Mary and John, Captain Squeb, Master, landed at Nantasket, Massachusetts on May 30, 1630.
Strong family tradition, based on the account written by Governor Caleb Strong in 1777, maintains that Elder John Strong was a passenger on Mary and John in 1630. No definitive records exist, and therefore we have no contemporary proof of who was or was not aboard Mary and John in 1630.
Rev. Sydney Strong in the Hampshire Daily Gazette, April 5, 1934, Northampton, MA, has this to say:
Considering the community, the character of the people involved, their close and intimate relations, it is not possible for me to conceive how an idea like John Strong coming in 1630, with Warham, etc. could get into the mind of Gov. Strong, unless it was a fact. There were people in Northampton for 100 years who would be able to correct a story that John Strong came in 1630, with the Mary & John company, if it weren’t true.
(From Search for the Passengers of the Mary & John, Vol. 2, by Burton Spear.)