The 'Good ship Hercules of Sandwich' left Sandwich, England in1634 with her master, John Witherley. Hercules of Dover
From Hotten:s Original Persons: "Of all such persons as embarked themselves in the good ship called the Hercules, of Sandwicxh, of the burthen of 200 tons, John Witherley, master, and therein transported from Sandwich to the plantation called New England in America; with the cerificates from the ministers where they last dwelt of their conversation, and conformity to the orders and discipline of the church, and that they had taken the oath of allegiance and supremacy. (The certificates, all dated February and March, 1634, are here omitted.)"
Alphabetical roll: Austen Jonas of Tenterden (From Staplehurst, Kent, bound for Cambridge, Hingham and Taunton. Ref: NEGR 67/166. 36 pg 83) Austen Constance, wife Austen Jonas, son Aysten Lidia, daughter Austen Mary, daughter Austen child Bennet James, Tilden servant (From Tenterden, Kent, bound for Scituate, Cambridge. Ref: NEGR 75/218 & 79/108. 36 pg 85) Besbeech Thomas of Sandwich Besbeech Mary, daughter Besbeech Alice, daughter Besbeech Elizabeth, daughter Best John of Canterbury, Tailor (From Sandwich, Kent, bound for Salem. Ref: Pope. 36 pg 82) Boney, Thomas of Sandwich, Shoemaker Brigden, Thomas of Faversham, Husbandman Brigden Mrs, wife and two children not named Brooke Robert of Maidstone Mercer Brooke Anne, wife Brooke Thomas Brooke Samuel Brooke John Brooke Elys (Elizabeth?) Brooke Dorothie Champion Thomas of Ashford Cole Isaac of Sandwich, Carpenter Cole Joan, wife Cole Issac, son Cole Jane or Anne, child Couchman Sara, Tilden servant Dunkin Samuel, Starre servant (Duncan, Samuel, from Ashford, Kent, bound for Cambridge. Ref: NEGR 75/219 and 79/108. 36 pg 74) Egelden Jane, child with Thomas Besbeech Egelden Sara, child with Thomas Besbeech Egelden John, child with Thomas Besbeech Ewell Edward of Sandwich, shoemaker Ford Edward, Tilden servant (Foed, from Tenterden, Kent, bound for Scituate. Ref: NEGR 75/21 and 79/208. 36 pg 83) Gallant Abraham, child with Brooke family Gallant James, child with Brooke family Harris Parnell of Bow, in London Hatch William of Sandwich, Merchant Hatch, Jane, wife Hatch Walter, son Hatch John, son Hatch William, son Hatch Anne, daughter Hatch Jane, daughter (Banks Topo lists Hatch, Thomas from Wye, Kent to Scituate. Ref: NEGR 7/256 36 pg 85. He is also listed as the Castle) Heyward Thomas of Aylesford, Tailor Heyward Susanna, wife Heyward Thomas, son Heyward John, son Heyward Elizabeth, daughter Heyward Susan, daughter Heyward Martha, daughter Hinckley Samuel of Tenterden Hinckle, Sara, wife Three (four per Hotten) children: Hinckley Susan, daughter Hinckley Sara, daughter Hinckley Mary, daughter Hinkle Elizabeth, kinswoman, niece of Samuel Holmes William, Hatch servant (Holmes, William, from Sandwich, Kent. Ref: NEGR 75/217 and 79/108 36 pg 82) Jeakins Edward, Tilden servant (Jenkins, from Tenterden, Kent, bound for Scituate. Ref: NEGR 75/219 and 79/108. 36 pg 84) Jenings Robert, Hatch servant (Jennings, Robert, from Sandwich, Kent. Ref: NEGR 75/217 and 79/108 36 pg 82) Johnes, Margaret of Sandwich Wife of William Johnes, painter Ketchell/Ketchrell Joseph, Hatch servant (From Sandwich, Kent. Ref: NEGR 75/21 and 79/208. 36 pg 82) Ketchell/Ketchrell Simon, Hatch servant (From Sandwich, Kent. Ref: NEGR 75/21 and 79/208. 36 pg 82) Lapham Thomas, Tilden servant Lewis John of Tenterden Lewis Sarah, wife Lewis, Sarah, daughter Love Agnes, Besbeech servant Mason Emme, widow of Eastwell Neuley Thomas, Besbeech servant (Nealy, Thomas, from Ashford, Kent. Ref: NEGR 75/219 and 79/108. 36 pg 74) Pacheing/Pacheury Joseph, Besbeech servant (Patchen, Joseph, from Ashford, Kent, bound for Cambridge and Roxbury. Ref: NEGR 75/219 and 79/108. 36 pg 74) Perien Marie, Tilden servant Richards Anne, Witherell servant Rootes Joseph of Great Chart (Root, Josiah, from Great Chart, Kent, bound for Salem. Ref: Genealogy. 36 pg 77) Sayers James of Northbourne, Tailor Starre Comfort of Ashford, Chirurgeon Starre Thomas, son (Starr, Thomas, from Canterbury. Ref: Pope. 36 pg 77) Starre Comfort, daughter Starre Mary, daughter Starrte listed three servants, only two named with "Truth shall prevail Starre" Sutton George, Tilden servant (From Tenterden, Kent, bound for Scituate. Ref: NEGR 75/219 and 79/108. 36 pg 84) Sutton Symon, Hatch servant Tilden Nathaniel of Tenterden, Yeoman Tilden Lydia, wife Tilden Joseph, son Tilden Thomas, son Tilden Stephen, son Tilden Marie, daughter Tilden Sara, daughter Tilden Judeth, daughter Tilden Lidia, daughter Tritton Rose, Cole servant of Ashford Turkey John, Starre servant (Turvey, John, from Ashford, Kent, bound for Cambridge. Ref: NEGR 75/219 and 79/108. 36 pg 75) Wells Lidia, Hatch servant Wines, Faint not(Fannet) of Ashford Hemp-dresser (Wines, Faint-Not, from Ashford, Kent, bound for Charlestown. Ref: NEGR 75/219 and 79/108. 36 pg 74) Witherell William of Maidstone, Schoolmaster Witherell Mary, wife Witherell Samuel, son Witherell Daniel, son Witherell Thomas, son Fannett (unk last name0 of Ashford, hemp-dresser. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
HOTTEN, John Camden.
A LIST OR REGISTER
Of all such persons as embarked themselves in the good ship called the HERCULES, of Sandwich, of the burthen of 200 tons, John Witherley, master, and therein transported from Sandwich to the plantation called New England in America; with the certificates from the ministers where they last dwelt of their conversation, and conformity to the orders and discipline of the church, and that they had taken the oath of allegiance and supremacy. (The certificates, all dated February and March, 1634, are here omitted.)
Masters of Families. Children. Servants.
NATHANL. TILDEN of Tenterden yeoman and Seven children, Seven servants, LYDIA his wife
JONAS AUSTEN of Tenterden and CONSTANCE his wife Four children.
ROB. BROOK of Maidstone mercer and ANNE his wife. Seven children.
THO. HEYWARD of Aylesford taylor and SUSANNAH his wife Five children.
WILL. WITHERELL of Maidstone schoolmaster and MARY his wife Three children One servant
FANNET ...... of Ashford hemp-dresser
THO BONEY and HEN. EWELL of Sandwich, shoemakers
WILL.HATCH of Sandwich merchant and JANE his wife Five children Six servants
SAM. HINKLEY of Tenterden and SARAH his wife Four children.
ISAAC COLE of Sandwich carpenter and JOAN his wife Two children.
THO. CHAMPION of Ashford
THO. BESBEECH of Sandwich Six children Three servants
JNO. LEWIS of Tenterden and SARAH his wife One child
PARNEL HARRIS of Bow London
JAMES SAYERS of Northbourn taylor
COMFORT STARRE of Ashford chirurgion Three children Three servants
JOS. ROOTES of Great Chart
EM. MASON of Eastwell wid.
MARGT. wife of Will. Johnes late of Sandwich, nowof New England, painter }
JNO. BEST of the said parish taylor.
THO. BRIDGEN of Faversham husbandman and ...... his wife. }
History of Sandwich, by W. BOYS, 1792, pp. 750-1.
HOTTEN, John Camden. Original Lists of Persons of Quality, Emgrants, 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, names of the ships in which they embarked, and other interesting particulars from MSS. in the public record office. 700 pp. 4to. cl. New York, 1880.
Hercules sources: http://www.open-sandwich.co.uk/history/timeline/hercules.htm http://english-america.com/spls/635ne017.html
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