Yes, it was in the 1600’s. An English family was just one of many to gather their belongings and board a ship bound for North America. My ancestors. It gives me a thrill to find named ancestors – my ancestors – part of this wave of people from the British Isles. Hopes and dreams, in pursuit of religious freedom? Why did each person come? Can I put myself in their shoes knowing that I am a direct descendent?
Richard Woodward and Rose Stewart on board the Elizabeth of Ipswich
John Ufford, just a boy coming to the New World
Sir James Miller and Lady Janet Melvin
Judge Samuel Hawley
Captain William French and Mary White
William Jones and Hannah Eaton