Ships that came in to Virginia from England 1660-1665

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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

dlbaker_46@yahoo.com

in Genealogy Help by Dorrie DePeel G2G Rookie (220 points)

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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.

By this statement I guess you are saying he went back to England?
by Vincent Piazza G2G6 Pilot (241k points)
He did not return to England, but lived his life out in Essex Co., Virginia.
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I'm guessing your relative is Rick Waggener? He has posted a very long narration on his tree on Ancestry about John. It has most everything you would want to know about John except parents & immigration info. It looks like he has been through the state archives in Richmond. Your best bet may be to search English records from port of departure.

The tree on Ancestry is owned by user name RickWaggener77 

by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
Yes, I am a distant relative of Rick's. He is from John's son Herbert's side. And he did state that he did some research there, but was needing to return to do more research because he was not able to stay there long. I want to go there also, but right now, there is no way that I would be able to do that or research any of the English records right now. Thanks for the comment.
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Hi Dorrie,

You may find the English records you're lookign for at the English National Archives, the URL for the site is:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

Good luck with your search.

Billy
by Billy Wallace G2G6 Pilot (212k points)

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