Winthrop Fleet - Passengers


These leading men both applied for the charter for the Massachusetts Bay Colony and came to New England in Winthrop's Fleet.

  • Mr. John Winthrop, Governor, and three of his sons, including two minors and one adult son, Henry Winthrop
  • Sir Richard Saltonstall, three sons and two daughters.
  • Mr. Isaac Johnson Esq. and the Lady Arabella his wife and daughter of Thomas Clinton, 3rd Earl of Lincoln
  • Mr. Charles Fiennes the said Earl's son
  • Mr. Thomas Dudley, his wife, two sons, and four daughters
  • Mr. William Coddington, the first Governor of Rhode Island, and his wife
  • Mr. William Pynchon, and his wife and three daughters
  • Mr. William Vassall, for whom Vassalboro, Maine was named, and his wife
  • Mr. John Revell, merchant, who loaned the Plymouth Colony money, and who was chosen assistant to the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • Captain Edward Johnson (1598-1672) was a leading figure in colonial Massachusetts, and is one of the founders of Woburn, Massachusetts.

Other passengers of historical significance include:

  • Allan Perley
  • Robert Seeley
  • Edward Convers
  • Simon Bradstreet and his wife Anne Bradstreet
  • Thomas Mayhew
  • Captain John Underhill
  • William Phelps, wife Ann Dover and four sons
  • Robert Abell
  • Jehu Burr Great Great Grandfather of Aaron Burr
  • William Phelps, a founder of both Dorchester, Massachusetts and Windsor, Connecticut and foreman of the first grand jury in New England.
  • John Wilson, first minister of the Boston church

A complete list of passengers is maintained by The Winthrop Society, a hereditary organization of descendants of the Winthrop Fleet and later Great Migration ships that arrived before 1634.

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