Facts and Events
Passengers of the Planter
Master Nicolas Travice Voyage of 1635
This table details the roll of passengers of the Planter, which sailed from London in mid-April, 1635, bound for New England. The ship arrived safe at Massachusetts Bay, although some of the persons listed below may not have debarked. The rolls represent persons who were ready to embark at the date of record, which often preceded the actual sailing by several weeks. 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 James Savage, and later by Michael Tepper from records found in the Public Rolls Office, London.
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 Planter , April 1635
PRENAME SURNAME STATUS AGE DATE of record NOTE ROLL #
William Beardsley mason 30 1 Apr 1635 swore oath at St.Albans, Herts 24
Mary Beardsley wife of William 26 1 Apr 1635 swore oath at St.Albans, Herts 25
Mary Beardsley child of William 4 1 Apr 1635 swore oath at St.Albans, Herts 26
John Beardsley child of William 2 1 Apr 1635 swore oath at St.Albans, Herts 27
Joseph Beardsley child of William 6mo 1 Apr 1635 swore oath at St.Albans, Herts 28
Richard Harvie tailor 22 1 Apr 1635 swore oath at St.Albans, Herts 38
Ann Harvie . 22 1 Apr 1635 swore oath at St.Albans, Herts 43
- Jacobus, Donald Lines. History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield. (New Haven, Conn.: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1930-1932), Vol 1 p 45/6.
- Winthop Society website http://www.winthropsociety.org/ships.php.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 William Beardsley, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), 1:222-227.
ORIGIN: Ilkeston, Derbyshire
MIGRATION: 1635 on the Planter
FIRST RESIDENCE: Concord
REMOVES: Stratford by 1645
BIRTH: About 1605 (aged 30 in 1635 [Hotten 45]).
DEATH: After 28 September 1660 (date of will) and before 6 July 1661 (probate
MARRIAGE: Ilkeston, Derbyshire, 26 January 1631/2 Mary Harvey. She was
baptized at Ilkeston on 5 June 1605, daughter of Richard and Ellen (Elliot)
Harvey [TAG 37:77-79]. (This baptismal date makes Mary four years older than
her stated age at immigration. Daughter Mary's age may also be misstated, as
she would have been born before the above marriage date if the entry in the
passenger list is correct.) She was living on 28 March 1674 [StrLR 1:64].
- Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 1:149.