I am trying to locate a ship name and/or passenger list that might show my 7th great grandfather as a passenger. I tried to provide as much information below as I could which has been provide by a distant relative that is also researching. Any help would be appreciated.
John Waggener came to Virginia from England, birth 1643 in Colchester, Essex, England, probably around 1660-1665. He apparently was about 17 years old in 1660. He apparently came to Virginia with the assistance of Thomas Gouldman. It seems very likely that John came as an indentured servant, since this was the manner in which the majority of new immigrants came at this time. Almost all of the records describe him and Rachel (maiden Ward) as living in South Farnham Parish in Essex County. This parish basically consisted of the southern half of what became Essex County. From a 1705 deed describing an adjacent piece of property, their plantation was apparently near the north side of Hoskins Creek, which flows almost due east into the Rappahannock River, near the town of Tappahannock. The Thomas Gouldman who was involved in John's transportation to Virgina, became a prominent citizen of Essex County, and was named one of the first Trustees of the newly formed town of Tappahannock in 1682. This would seem to indicate that if John was an indentured servant or apprentice, it was likely in the Essex County area, where he eventually obtained land, and where he and Rachel spent the rest of their lives.
Dorrie Waggoner DePeel