Person:John Evered (3)

Captain John Evered, alias Webb 1613
d.17 Oct 1668
  • HCaptain John Evered, alias Webb1613 - 1668
  • WMary Unknownbef 1614 - 1680
m. 21 Jun 1639
Facts and Events
Name[1] Captain John Evered, alias Webb
Gender Male
Birth[1] cal 1613
Emigration[1] 1635 On the James.
Residence[1] 1635 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 21 Jun 1639 to Mary Unknown
Residence[1] 1664 Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation[1] Merchant.
Will[1] 10 Feb 1665/66
Death[1] 17 Oct 1668 Drowned while whaling.
Probate[1] 13 Nov 1668 Will attested.
Estate Inventory[1] 30 Nov 1668 £2120 7s. 1d., of which £160 was real estate.


"In his 1665 will, John Evered alias Webb named as his residuary legatees "my cousins John Eyres, Robert Eyres, Thomas Eayres, Peter Eayres, and Katherine Eayres of Haverill, and the wife of John Aesleby of Andover, and if there be any more brothers or sisters of that family of the Eayres … not named herein, yet the same to have an equal proportion." In 1960 Rosalie Fellows Bailey argued that the mother of John Evered alias Webb was sister of John Ayers {1640, Salisbury} [Rousmaniere Anc 64-74]."[1]

"In 1665 he lost all his positions of trust because of an attempt on the chastity of Elizabeth Frost, described as "his wife's niece." This episode took place on 8 May 1665 at John Viall's residence in Boston. Curiously, he executed a deed on that same day, and although he called himself of Chelmsford in this document, the deed must have been drawn up and signed in Boston, while he was in Boston for a sitting of the General Court. So we should be looking in Boston for Elizabeth Frost. The only apparent candidate is the wife of Jasper Frost. On 20 August 1660, Jasper Frost married at Boston "Elizabeth Wakefield, daughter of John Wakefield of Boston" [BVR 76], and this couple had several children born in Boston. If this is the Elizabeth Frost in question, then Mary (-----) (Fairweather) (Evered alias Webb) Goodhue would have been a sister of either John Wakefield or his wife, Ann, whose parentage is also not known."[1]

The James of London (1635)
At least two ships called the James sailed in 1635 from England to New England. The passenger list for this one refers to the "James of London." It lists only the men and boys, but indicates that wives and children accompanied them.
Sailed: 26 Apr 1635 from London, England under Master William Cooper
Arrived: 3 Jun 1635 at Boston, Massachusetts.

53 men plus families
(men without descendants listed on the category page).
Maurice Anglis - Thomas Antram - Edmund Balter (servant John Smale) - Nicholas Batt - Thomas Browne - Thos Carpenter - Augustine Clement - Thomas Colman - Zacheus Coutris - Thomas Duryes - John Emery - Anthony Emery - John Euered Alias Webb - Robert Field - John Greene - Edmund Hawes - Peter Higdon - Nicholas Holte - Maudit Ingles - John Knight - Ris Knight - Anthony Morse - William Morse - John Musselwhite - John Parker - John Pithouse - William Paddey - John Pike - Sampson Salter - Michael Shafflin - Thomas Smith - George Smythe - Anthony Thetcher - Josuah Verren - Phillip Varren - Richard Walker - Hercules Woodman

Resources: Passenger List - Winthrop Society - Great Migration Newsletter

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 John Evered alias Webb, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), 2:459-68.

    ORIGIN: Marlborough, Wiltshire.
    OCCUPATION: Merchant [MPR 3:12-13].
    CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Admitted to Boston church prior to 15 December 1639, based on disciplinary action of that date, but record of admission not found.
    FREEMAN: (probably) 7 December 1636 (first in a sequence of four Boston men) [MBCR 1:372].
    BIRTH: About 1613 (deposed 20 June 1659 "aged about 46 years, or thereabouts" [MCF Folio #21], son of John Evered alias Webb.
    DEATH: Drowned while whaling, 17 October 1668 ("John Web, alias, Everit, pursuing a whale, was caught in the rope, twisted about his middle … being drawn into the sea, was drowned" [NEHGR 24:299; RChR 207].