Category: Hector, sailed 1637

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Hector, sailed 1637

The Hector, sailed 1637, departing London, England, arriving June 26, 1637 Massachusetts Bay.

From Ship Passenger Lists by Carl Boyer referencing a previous work by Isabel MacBeath Calder entitled Passengers on the Hector, 1637-38, The New Haven Colony pp. 29-31.

The following is the passenger list for the vessel Hector, which brought the passengers accompanying John Davenport and Theophilus Eaton to Connecticut in 1637. There is another ship called the Hector that brought the first Scottish Highlanders to Nova Scotia in the mid-1700's, but the Hector Heritage Foundation in Nova Scotia states that the ship that brought the Davenport/Eaton party is a different vessel.

The Hector that brought the Davenport party to Massachusetts was a new vessel of 250 tons, which had already made a previous passage to Massachusetts Bay. The records indicate that the ship actually arrived in Massachusetts, but other references mention that the Hectoralso took the party to Connecticut in late 1637 or 1638. A passenger ship list for the trip from Massachusetts Bay to New Haven, Connecticut has not been located.

Passengers on the Hectorsold their belongings in preparation for the sailing, but then the English government impressed the ship for the service of the crown. The owners petitioned for its release in January 1637, but the ship was not freed until May. According to the records of John Winthrop of Massachusetts Bay, the ship arrived in Boston (from London England) on June 26, 1637.

Andrews William (From Ipswtich, Suffolk or Hampswaithe, York to Salem or Charlestown. Ref: Pope. 36 pg 156 & 187)
Bannister Edward (From Chiddingly, Sussex, bound for New Haven, Ct. Ref: Banks Mss. 36 pg 171)
Beach/Beckley Richard (From S Bourne Mary, Hampshire, bound for Wethersfield, CT. Ref: Stiles. 36 pg 60)
Brockett John
Browning Henry
Budd John
Cheever Ezekiel
Clark James
Cooper John
Crane Jasper
Davenport John & Elizabeth
Dixon Jeremy
Eaton Theophilus
Eaton, Old Mrs., his mother
Eaton Anne, second wife of Theophilus Eaton and daughter of George Loyd Bishop of Chester and widow of Thomas Yale
Eaton children of Anne Eaton by her former marriage
Elsey Nicholas
Halbidge Arthur
Hall Francis (from Bulkington, Warwickshire, bound for New Haven. Ref: Aspinwall. 36 pg 174)
Hill Robert
Hitchcock Mathew
Hopkins Edward
Hull Andrew
Ives William
Low Andrew
Malbon Richard
Messenger Andrew
Moulthrop Mathew
Newman Francis
Newman Robert
Osborn Richard
Patteson Edward
Reader John
Rowe Nathaniel
Smith George
Thorp William
Ward George
Ward Lawrence
Whitehead Samuel
Old Jewry (?)


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