Person:John Vassall (7)

Captain John Vassall
b.1624/5 England
m. aft 9 Jun 1613
  1. Judith Vassallabt 1619 - 1670
  2. Frances Vassellabt 1622/3 - 1670
  3. Captain John Vassall1624/5 - 1688
  4. Anna Vassall1628/9 -
  5. Margaret Vassall1632/3 -
  6. Mary Vassall1634 -
  • HCaptain John Vassall1624/5 - 1688
  • WAnna Lewis - aft 1688
Facts and Events
Name[1] Captain John Vassall
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1624/5 Englandage 10 - Blessing passenger manifest
Emigration[2] 1635 Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United Statesfrom London, England aboard the Blessing
Marriage to Anna Lewis
Residence[1][3] abt 1661 West Indies
Will[1] 10 Aug 1684 Jamaicaproved 6 Jul 1688
Death[1] 1688

Blessing (1635)
The people who probably sailed on the blessing are known based on lists compiled at port in 1635.
Sailed: July 1635 from London, England under Master John Lester
Arrived: Sep 1635 at Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony

~50 (Full List)
Henry Beck - Thomas Biggs - Jo. Briggs - Gilbert Brooke - William Brooke - Christion Buck - John Burles - Nathaniell Byham - Richard Cope - William Cope - Suzan Danes - Barnabie Davies - Jo. Fitch - Hathoway, Jo. Hathoway - Richard Hollingworth and family - Elizabeth Holly - Mary Hubbard - Christian Hunter and family - Edward Ingram - Jo. Jackson and family - Thomas King - Suzan King - Robert and Elizabeth Lewes - Nicholas Long - Jo. Manifold - Richard More - Jo. Mory - Thomazin Munson - Robert Onyon - Nicholas Robinson and family - Robert Salwell and family - Richard Sexton - Mary Spratt - Jo. Stucbridge and family - Thomas Trentum - Robert Turner - Sara Tynkler - William Vassall and family

Resources: Primary Sources:
Other information: Passenger list - Olive Tree

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Griffin, Paula Porter, and Thomas Stephen Neel. The Ancestors of Daniel White, 1777-1836, and his wife, Sarah Ford, 1778-1847, and Their Descendants. (Evansville, Indiana: Unigraphic, 1979), page 106.
  2. Hotten, John Camden. The Original Lists of Persons of Quality (1874): Emigrants; Religious Exiles; Political Rebels; Serving Men Sold for a Term of years; Apprentices; Children Stolen; Maidens Pressed; and others who went from Great Britain to the American Plantations 1600- 1700. with their ages, the localities where they formerly lived in the mother country, the names of the ships in which they embarked, and other interesting particulars. (London, England: Chatto and Windus, 1874), pages 93-94.
  3. Bald Head Island, North Carolina, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

    In 1664, John Vassal founded "Charles Town" with the aid of Barbadian backers on the west bank of what is now the Cape Fear river (which Vassal named the "Charles River"). His efforts failed due to his agitation of the native population. He was further dissuaded when and his efforts to become governor of the region, Clarendon County, where subverted and the title was given to John Yeamans. After the settlers abandoned Charles Town and Yeamans nearly lost his life when his boat sank in a maze of sand bars in the mouth of the Charles River. Instead of trying to revive the colony, Yeamans established Charles Town farther south in what is now Charleston, South Carolina.