The Lyon 1629/1630

See Winthrop Fleet (duplicate postings)

The Lyon left the Bristol, Thames, Gravesend, England April 5, 1629 along with five other ships, George Bonaventure, Four Sisters, Lyon's Whelp, the Mayflower and the Talbot, arriving  in Salem late May or June 1629.

William Peirce, Master 
(previously brought the last settlers to Plymouth in 1623, as master of the Anne, 
and made a voyage to Salem in 1623, as master of one of the Mayflowers)

Allerton, Issac, returning to Plymouth, originally on the Mayflower
Ashley, Edward, bound for Kennebec
Barney, Jacob, of Braddenham, county Bucks, bound for Salem (36 pg 7)
Dent, Francis, (possibly of London) bound for Salem
Fogg, Ralph, bound for Plymouth
Hardy, John, bound for Salem
Holgrave, John, fisherman, bound for Salem
Holgrave,  Mrs. Elizabeth 
Holgrave, Joshua, son 
Holgrave, Lydia, daughter
Levett, Christopher, "transient"
Moore, John, bound for Roxbury
Purchase, Thomas, of Dorchester, Dorset, returning to Pejepscot (?)
Sibley, John, of Bradpole, Dorset, bound for Salem
Ward, Thomas, "probably of Bedingham, Norfolk, bound for Dedham
Warren, John, of Nayland, Suffolk, bound for Watertown
Warren, Mrs. Margaret 
Waterbury, William, of Sudbury, Suffolk, bound for Boston
Waterbury, Mrs. Alice 
Waters, John, of Nayland, Suffolk, bound for Charlestown
Waters, Mrs. Frances 
Waters, Mary  and two others
Weaver, unk
Webb, Richard, of Nayland, Suffolk, bound for Cambridge
Webb, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Weed, Jonas, bound for Watertown
Weillust, Joist, of Holland, bound for Boston
Weldon, Robert, bound for Charlestown
Weldon, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Weston, Francis , bound for Salem
Weston,  Mrs. Margaret 
Weston, Lucy
Wilbore, Samuel, bound for Boston
Wilbore, Mrs. Anne 
Wilkinson, Mrs. Prudence , bound for Charlestown
Wilkinson, Sarah 
Wilkinson, John  
Wilkinson, Elizabeth 
Williams, Thomas, bound for Charlestown
Williams, Thomas  (alias Harris)
Williams, Robert 
Wilsby, unk
Wilson, Rev. John, of Sudbury, Suffolk, bound for Boston
Wilton, David, bound for Dorchester
Wing, Elizabeth
Winthrop, John, of Groton, Suffolk, bound for Boston
Winthrop, Henry  
Winthrop, Stephen 
Winthrop, Samuel  
Woods, William, bound for Boston
Woolrich, John , "probably of London", bound for Charlestown
Woolrich, Mrs. Sarah  
Wormwood, unk
Wright, Thomas, bound for Kennebec
Wright, Richard , of Stepney, Middlesex, bound for Boston
Wright, Mrs. Margaret  
Wright, Elinor  
Wright, Robert, of London, bound for Boston

“Now in this year 1629, a great company of people (The Higginson Fleet) of good rank, zeal, means
and quality have made a great stock, and with six good ships in the months of April and May, they
set sail from Thames for the Bay of the Massachusetts, otherwise called Charles River.
The fleet consisted of, the George Bonaventure of twenty pieces of ordnance; the Talbot nineteen;
the Lion’s Whelp eight; the Mayflower fourteen; the Four sisters fourteen and the Pilgrim four,
with 350 men women and children, also 115 head of cattle, as horses, mares, cows and oxen, 41 goats,
some conies (rabbits), with all provision for household and apparel, 6 pieces of great ordnance
for a fort, with muskets, pikes, corselets, drums, colors, and with all provisions necessary
for a plantation for the good of man.”
(The True Travels, Adventures and Observations of Captain John Smith – London 1630) From
Lyon sources:

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