Hector, England to Massachussets 1637
From Ship Passenger Lists by Carl Boyer referencing a previous work by Isabel MacBeath Calder entitled Passengers on the Hector, 1637-38, The New Haven Colony pp. 29-31.
The following is the passenger list for the vessel Hector, which brought the passengers accompanying John Davenport and Theophilus Eaton to Connecticut in 1637. There is another ship called the Hector that brought the first Scottish Highlanders to Nova Scotia in the mid-1700's, but the Hector Heritage Foundation in Nova Scotia states that the ship that brought the Davenport/Eaton party is a different vessel.
The Hector that brought the Davenport party to Massachusetts was a new vessel of 250 tons, which had already made a previous passage to Massachusetts Bay. The records indicate that the ship actually arrived in Massachusetts, but other references mention that the Hectoralso took the party to Connecticut in late 1637 or 1638. A passenger ship list for the trip from Massachusetts Bay to New Haven, Connecticut has not been located.
Passengers on the Hectorsold their belongings in preparation for the sailing, but then the English government impressed the ship for the service of the crown. The owners petitioned for its release in January 1637, but the ship was not freed until May. According to the records of John Winthrop of Massachusetts Bay, the ship arrived in Boston (from London England) on June 26, 1637.
According to an Edward R Hale, the Hector left London about 10 May 1637 and arrived in Boston 26 June 1637, with Thomas Hale, is wife, Thomasine and sons Thomas and John. His source is the Descendants of Thomas Hale by Robert Safford Hale, LLC on page 4 and Mass. Hist. Soc 4th series, vol. vii, pg 19, which I have not seen.
Andrews William (From Ipswtich, Suffolk or Hampswaithe, York to Salem or Charlestown. Ref: Pope. 36 pg 156 & 187) Bannister Edward (From Chiddingly, Sussex, bound for New Haven, Ct. Ref: Banks Mss. 36 pg 171) Beach/Beckley Richard (From S Bourne Mary, Hampshire, bound for Wethersfield, CT. Ref: Stiles. 36 pg 60) Brockett John Browning Henry Budd John Cheever Ezekiel Clark James Cooper John Crane Jasper Davenport John & Elizabeth Dixon Jeremy Eaton Theophilus Eaton, Old Mrs., his mother Eaton Anne, second wife of Theophilus Eaton and daughter of George Loyd Bishop of Chester and widow of Thomas Yale Eaton children of Anne Eaton by her former marriage Elsey Nicholas Halbidge Arthur Hale, Thomas from Watton at Stone, Hertfordshire, aboard the Hector, bound for Newbury. Ref NEGR 35/370 and 64/186, Banks Mass. 36 pg 71 Hall Francis (from Bulkington, Warwickshire, bound for New Haven. Ref: Aspinwall. 36 pg 174) Hill Robert Hitchcock Mathew Hopkins Edward Hull Andrew Ives William Low Andrew Malbon Richard Messenger Andrew Moulthrop Mathew Newman Francis Newman Robert Osborn Richard Patteson Edward Reader John Rowe Nathaniel Smith George Thorp William Ward George Ward Lawrence Whitehead Samuel Old Jewry (?) Hector sources: http://olivetreegenealogy.com/ships/hector1637.shtml
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