Passengers of the Truelove

Master John Gibbs
September, 1635


This table details the roll of passengers of the Truelove, which sailed from London, mid-September, 1635, bound for New England. The ship arrived safe at Massachusetts Bay, although some of the persons listed below may not have arrived. Some may have decided not to sail. Some servants may have run away. And there usually was some loss of life among the passengers from disease and malnutrition during the passage.

This information was transcribed in the 19th century by James Savage from records found in London, at the Augmentation Office, Rolls Court, Westminster.

For each common date of record, groupings of persons in consecutive order in the roll often indicate some relation by kinship, household or town origin. Either the persons were present in person before the scribe at that time and queued up in their natural groupings to enroll, or the documents of fealty arrived to the scribe from particular sources and were registered in order as received.

Spelling and Abbreviations:

The surnames are spelled as Savage, Tepper and their English collaborators could best decipher the old handwritten passenger rolls. Expect a few mistakes in interpretation, as well as errors by the original 16th century scribe. Savage's later corrections have been used. These spellings are antique and often curious, so if you are searching a particular name, try all imaginable variations.

We have generally given prenames their modern spelling. In many cases the spelling of a prename was unusual or doubtful, or the interpretation of the original abbreviated form is uncertain. If so we have left it as originally recorded. This is most notably the case for the abbreviation "Jo:" which can mean either John or Joseph or perhaps other names. Where a given name beginning with the letters "Jo..." is fully spelled out here, it was found that way in the original, or the intention is otherwise certain. Variants of "Anne" have been left as in the original, since many times "Hannah" is meant. Elisa may mean Elizabeth. "Francis" was nearly always spelled the same and might be male or female. Recall that Christian and Bennett were usually female names in those times.


Passengers of the Truelove , September, 1635
PRENAME SURNAME STATUS AGE DATE of record ROLL #
Thomas Burchard laboring man 40 20 Sep 1635 1
Mary Burchard . 38 20 Sep 1635 2
Elizabeth Burchard . 13 20 Sep 1635 3
Mari Burchard . 12 20 Sep 1635 4
Sara Burchard . 9 20 Sep 1635 5
Suzan Burchard . 8 20 Sep 1635 6
Jo. Burchard . 7 20 Sep 1635 7
Ann Burchard . 18mo 20 Sep 1635 8
Peter Place . 20 20 Sep 1635 9
William Beresto . 23 20 Sep 1635 10
George Beresto . 21 20 Sep 1635 11
Edward Howe husbandman 60 20 Sep 1635 12
Elizabeth Howe . 50 20 Sep 1635 13
Jeremy Howe . 21 20 Sep 1635 14
Sara Howe . 12 20 Sep 1635 15
Ephraim Howe . 9 20 Sep 1635 16
Isack Howe . 7 20 Sep 1635 17
William Howe . 6 20 Sep 1635 18
Jo. Sedgwick . 24 20 Sep 1635 19
Jeremy Blackwell . 18 20 Sep 1635 20
PRENAME SURNAME STATUS AGE DATE of record ROLL #
Lester Gunter . 13 20 Sep 1635 21
Zacharia Whitman . 40 20 Sep 1635 22
Sara Whitman . 25 20 Sep 1635 23
Zacharia Whitman . 2 20 Sep 1635 24
Rebecca Fenner . 25 20 Sep 1635 25
Thomas Tibbalds . 20 20 Sep 1635 26
Thomas Streme . 15 20 Sep 1635 27
Jo. Streme . 14 20 Sep 1635 28
Ralph Tomkins . 50 20 Sep 1635 29
Katherine Tomkins . 58 20 Sep 1635 30
Elizabeth Tomkins . 18 20 Sep 1635 31
Marie Tomkins . 14 20 Sep 1635 32
Samuel Tomkins . 22 20 Sep 1635 33
Richard Hawes . 29 20 Sep 1635 34
Ann Hawes . 26 20 Sep 1635 35
Anna Hawes . 2 20 Sep 1635 36
Obediah Hawes . 6mo 20 Sep 1635 37
Ralph Ellwood . 28 20 Sep 1635 38
George Tayler . 31 20 Sep 1635 39
Elizabeth Jenkins . 27 20 Sep 1635 40
PRENAME SURNAME STATUS AGE DATE of record ROLL #
William Preston . 44 20 Sep 1635 41
Marie Preston . 34 20 Sep 1635 42
Elizabeth Preston . 11 20 Sep 1635 43
Sara Preston . 8 20 Sep 1635 44
Marie Preston . 6 20 Sep 1635 45
Jo. Preston . 3 20 Sep 1635 46
William Bentley . 47 20 Sep 1635 47
Alice Bentley . 15 20 Sep 1635 48
Margaret Killinghall . 20 20 Sep 1635 49
Jo. Bentley . 17 20 Sep 1635 50
Thomas Stockton . 21 20 Sep 1635 51
George Morrey . 23 20 Sep 1635 52
Richard Swayne . 34 20 Sep 1635 53
Sarah Haile . 11 20 Sep 1635 54
Samuel Glover . 16 20 Sep 1635 55
Robert Browne . 24 20 Sep 1635 56
Thomas Blower . 50 20 Sep 1635 57
William Ives . 28 20 Sep 1635 58
Edward Jefferies . 24 20 Sep 1635 59
John Done . 16 20 Sep 1635 60
PRENAME SURNAME STATUS AGE DATE of record ROLL #
Roger Broome . 17 20 Sep 1635 61
Dorothy Lowe . 13 20 Sep 1635 62
Jo. Simpson . 30 20 Sep 1635 63
Thomas Brighton . 31 20 Sep 1635 64
Thomas Rumball . 22 20 Sep 1635 65
Edward Parrie . 24 20 Sep 1635 66
Jane Walston . 19 20 Sep 1635 67


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