Person:Frances Blossom (1)

Facts and Events
Name Frances Blossom
Gender Female
Alt Birth? 1589 Parham, Somerset, England
Birth? 1591 Parham, Sussex, England
Marriage ABT 1606 Parham, Somerset, Englandto William Palmer
Death[1] bef 1637 Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

Frances Blossom Palmer came to America in 1623 aboard the "Anne". The Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families page 197 says that Henry and Bridget are the children of a second marriage. This conflicts with other sources.

Blossom name does not seem to be confirmed by any documentation, but she is said to be the daughter of Deacon Thomas Blossom and his wife. Banks stated that she was “much younger” than William and thus she may not have been the mother of Sarah. However, the given names of Henry and Bridget (the names of the younger children) appear frequently in the Blossom family. (Colonial Genealogist XII: 1-2)

  1. Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).

The Anne and The Little James (1623)
The Anne and the Little James left England together, and arrived a week or so apart in Plymouth. Most of the passengers were probably on the Anne, as the Little James was smaller and carried mostly cargo.
Sailed: May(?) 1623 from an unspecified port in England under William Peirce (Master Anne), Emanuel Althan (Captain Little James), and John Bridges (Master Little James).
Arrived: 10 July 1623 (the Anne) and about 10 days later (the Little James) at Plymouth, Massachusetts
Previous Vessel: Weston's ships (Swan, Charity, Sparrow) (1622)
Next Vessel: Jonathan (1623)

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Families of earlier immigrants: Patience and Fear Brewster - Elizabeth (Walker) Warren and daughters - Hester (Mathieu) Cooke and her children - Bridget (Lee) Fuller - Margaret Hicks and her children - Wife and daughter of William Hilton - Frances Palmer - Joshua Pratt - Barbara Standish
Other Passengers: Anthony Annable (and family) - Edward Bangs - Robert Bartlett - Mary Bucket - William Bridges - Thomas Clark - Christopher Conant - Anthony Dix - John Faunce - George Morton (and family) - Godbert Godbertson (and family) - Timothy Hatherly - Edward Holman - John Jenney (and family) - Manasseh Kempton - Experience Mitchell - George Morton (and family) - Ellen Newton - Oldham, John, his wife and sister - Christian Penn - Abraham Pierce - Nicholas Snow - Alice (Carpenter) Southworth - Francis Sprague - Stephen Tracy, wife, and daughter - Ralph Wallen

Resources: Primary Sources: Bradford's History of Plymouth Plantation - Mourt's Relation - Pilgrim Hall (wills and other contemporary documents)