Category: John and Francis, sailed Oct 18, 1607

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John and Francis, sailed Oct 18, 1607

The 1607 passage of the two ships listed below is sometimes referred to as the "First Supply."[1]

  • John and Francis, Captain Christopher Newport (1561-1617[2]) at the helm
  • Phoenix, under Captain Francis Nelson[3]

The John and Francis departed London 4 October 1607, bound to meet the Phoenix at Gravesend. Both ships departed Gravesend about two weeks later, on the 18th.[4] After "having been waiting for the wind," the two ships finally left for Virginia from Falmouth on 2 November 1607.[5]

The ships arrived at Santo Domingo on 9 December 1607/8, but became separated in a fog on 3 January 1607/8. The John and Francis arrived Jamestown on 12 January 1607/1608. The Phoenix arrived quite sometime later.[6]

Between the two ships, about 120 emigrants had departed England--"near 100" lived to reach Virginia.[7]

Upon Captain Newport's arrival, "Of the 104 men left by Newport in Virginia in July [eighteen months earlier], he found only 38 or 40. The rest had died of the sickness, or had been killed by the Indians."[8]

The John and Francis remained several months at Virginia, finally departing for England on 10 April 1608. Returning with Newport were "Wingfield, Archer, McGuire, an Irishman, and Namontack, an Indian."[9]

Not until ten days after the John and Francis had set sail for England did Captain Nelson and the Phoenix arrive Jamestown.[10] Nelson left Virginia with Phoenix on 12 June 1608, accompanied by Captain John Martin.

Passenger Notes:

  • Thomas Savage was a passenger on the John and Francis voyage of 1607 voyage; his wife was aboard the Sea Flower in 1621.[11]
  • Another passenger was Matthew Scrivener, appointee to the King's Council in Virginia.[12]
  • Captain Isaac Madison was probably another passenger. He was sent in either 1607 or 1608 as a surveyor.[13]
  • See also combined passenger list for the First Supply (Fleet).

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Sources:

  1. "Christopher Newport," Wikipedia (accessed 2014).
  2. "Christopher Newport," Wikipedia (accessed 2014).
  3. "Francis Nelson, mariner"; web content, Nelson Families: a one-name study (accessed 2014), references "Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers, 1607-1635 - A Biographical Dictionary by Martha W. McCartney."
  4. "Christopher Newport," Wikipedia (accessed 2014).
  5. Alexander Brown, The First Republic in America (1898), 55; digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2014).
  6. Alexander Brown, The First Republic in America (1898), 55; digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2014).
  7. Alexander Brown, The First Republic in America (1898), 55; digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2014).
  8. Alexander Brown, The First Republic in America (1898), 55; digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2014).
  9. Alexander Brown, The First Republic in America (1898), 58; digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2014).
  10. Alexander Brown, The First Republic in America (1898), 59; digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2014).
  11. John Camden Hotten, The original lists of persons of quality; emigrants; religious exiles; political rebels; serving men sold for a term of years; apprentices; children stolen; maidens pressed; and others who went from Great Britain to the American plantations 1600-1700. With their ages, the localities where they formerly lived in the mother country, the names of the ships in which they embarked, and other interesting particulars. From mss. preserved in the State paper department of Her Majesty's Public record office, England (1874), 263; digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2014).
  12. Alexander Brown, The First Republic in America (1898), 55; digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2014).
  13. Alexander Brown, The First Republic in America (1898), 55; digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2014).

See also:

  • Anne Shurtleff Stevens, "First Supply," Packrat Productions (accessed 2014).
  • "Francis Nelson, mariner"; web content, Nelson Families: a one-name study (accessed 2014), references "Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers, 1607-1635 - A Biographical Dictionary by Martha W. McCartney."
  • Alexander Brown, The First Republic in America (1898), 55-59; digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2014).
  • John Camden Hotten, The original lists of persons of quality; emigrants; religious exiles; political rebels; serving men sold for a term of years; apprentices; children stolen; maidens pressed; and others who went from Great Britain to the American plantations 1600-1700. With their ages, the localities where they formerly lived in the mother country, the names of the ships in which they embarked, and other interesting particulars. From mss. preserved in the State paper department of Her Majesty's Public record office, England (1874); digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2014).

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