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The Winthrop Fleet of 1630: An Account of the Vessels, the Voyage, the Passengers and their English Homes from Original Authorities
The Winthrop Fleet of 1630
Product Code: US0349
Number of CDs: 1
Author: Charles Edward Banks
Pages: 2 maps and 155
Pub. Date: (1930) 2007
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Banks has compiled extensive information on the passengers who sailed from England to New England in 1630, members of the so-called Winthrop Fleet. He attempted to identify each person or family who participated in that migration and added data on their English origin and activities in New England. 

In 1630 the Massachusetts Bay Company organized and financed the migration to New England of nearly a thousand English men, women and children, under the command of Governor John Winthrop, and the vessels which carried these emigrants have been called the Winthrop Fleet.

Banks begins this volume with an essay describing the conditions that gave rise to this episode in the Great Migration and presenting the preparations for the voyage, the names of the ships that were involved, and the narrative of the voyage itself.

Note: This book is also among the four volumes in our popular New England Migration - The Collected Works of Charles Edward Banks, which is available at 40% OFF the regular retail price of the individual books if purchased separately.
The author then went on to compile a list of all those he believed to have been participants in the Winthrop Fleet. No passenger lists survive for these vessels, so Banks scoured about twenty different contemporary sources to create his list. Using these same sources, he also presented his conclusions on the English homes of the emigrants, their ages, other members of the family who migrated, and in some cases some records they generated after arrival in New England.

Late in 1630 the Mary & John sailed from the west of England to New England, with most of the passengers settling in the new town of Dorchester, just to the south of Boston. Although not formally part of the Winthrop Fleet, Banks included an appendix on this ship, including his own synthetic list of its passengers.

Summary by Robert Charles Anderson, FASG
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The CD includes high-quality images of every page as originally published (not just a transcript) and is fully searchable using Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 5 or later recommended) on any Windows, Macintosh, or Unix computer. The data on this CD is completely self-contained, and requires no installation.

The Winthrop Fleet of 1630: An Account of the Vessels, the Voyage, the Passengers and their English Homes from Original Authorities
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