William Tuttle, 1607-1673 departed Northampton England to sail on the “Planter” to arrive in Boston 1635. He was accompanied by his wife Elizabeth and 3 children. Later he settled in New Haven.
Mobility And Migration May 7, 2017
This is the latest addition to my genealogy research library. It arrived in the post yesterday. All the information about some of my immigrant ancestors that I have been laboriously collecting from ancestry.com just might be here in this book. My immigrant ancestors originated from various parts of England but my impression so far is that the bulk of them came from East Anglia. The book was published in 1994. The author, Roger Thompson, is retired as university reader in American history at the University of East Anglia.
Here’s the blurb from the back cover:
“During the 1630’s, more than 14,000 people sailed from Britain bound for New England, constituting what has come to be known as the Great Migration. This book offers the most extensive study of these emigrants ever undertaken. Focusing on 2,000 individuals who moved from the five counties of eastern England, it provides historians with important new findings on mobility, family life, kinship networks, and community cohesion.
Roger Thompson reveals the personal experiences and ancestral histories of the emigrants. He follows them across the Atlantic and investigates their lives and achievements in the New World. Distinguishing between such groups as gentry, entrepreneurs, artisans, farmers, and servants, he explores whether the migration tended to be a solitary uprooting from a stable and predictable world of familiar neighborhoods or simply a longer move among many relocations.
Thompson also sheds light on the issue of motivation: Were these settlers pulled by the hope of eventual enrichment or of founding a purified society, or were they pushed by intolerance and persecution at home? Did they see New England as a haven of escape or an opportunity to exploit? Did New Englanders seek to replicate ‘English ways,’ preserving traditional culture and society, or did they embrace change and innovation? Mobility and Migration provides a wealth of new evidence for historians of both early modern England and colonial America.”
There it is – has he said it all??
My Ancestor Myles Standish March 1, 2017
Yes this is Myles Standish of Mayflower fame. He is my 8th Great Grandfather.
Captain Myles Standish was an English military officer hired by the Pilgrims as military advisor for Plymouth Colony. He was one of the passengers on the Mayflower.
Myles Standish was not a Pilgrim but it was in his capacity as a military man that he was in the Low Countries to help the Dutch in their war against Spain. And it was in Leyden in Holland that he got to know the Pilgrims there. It was through his acquaintance with the Pilgrim Pastor John Robinson that he came to be hired as their military captain to command and train their militia. Thus Myles and his first wife Rose were among the passengers, the original settlers, on the Mayflower.
After the Mayflower made landfall on the tip of Cape Cod in late October 1620, he led most of the exploratory missions looking for a place to settle. Many of the settlers who arrived in the Mayflower were weakened and ill after their voyage across the Atlantic. Sadly, Myles wife Rose was among those who did not survive those early months. She died in late January 1621.
Myles remarried in 1623. His 2nd wife, Barbara, arrived on the ship “Anne” in July 1623. Myles and Barbara had 6 children, 4of whom survived infancy. The most important of whom from my standpoint was their surviving son Josiah, who became my 7th Great Grandfather.
Church of Saint Nicholas Great Yarmouth Norfolk England January 29, 2017
Back to my genealogy research. This church was the place of worship for my 8X Great Grandmother Susanna Felton. Susanna left Norfolk to come to Salem Massachusetts in the 1630’s. She was part of The Great Migration.
History Reading Blitz September 19, 2016
In working on my genealogy I have been in the mood to read all sorts of history books –
mostly but not all non-fiction. Here are some of my latest.
Map Of Henry Herrick’s Beverly Property c. 1660 May 14, 2016
Henry’s neighbors were Roger Conant, Thomas Balch, and William Dodge
Additional information relating to Henry Herrick
Henry Hericke arrives at Salem, previously named Naumkeag with the Higginson-Skelton fleet of Puritans, probably on the “Lions Whelp”, John Gibbs, Master; that had sailed from Gravesend on 25 Apr 1629, a 65-day journey to Salem.
06 Aug 1629 • Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Henry was among the 30 family headsof households that signed the “Covenants” forming the First Church of Salem, the first “Puritan” church in the New World. Up to that point, only “reformed” churches had been established.
1636 • Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
In 1636, Henry and Editha Laskin Herrick are listed among the 30 living members/founders of the Church of Salem that still resided in Salem.
Henry and Editha Laskin Herrick, having moved to Bass River are allowed to leave the Church of Salem and become founders of the first church on “Ryal-Syde” (Bass River) citing “…tediousnesse & difficulties over the water and other inconveniences”.
03 Nov 1668 • Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
As Bass River now had a church, thanks to Henry Herrick and others, it is made a “distinct Towne” named Beverly.