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Sunday, July 4, 2010

1635 Hull's Company Ship

The Rev. Hull Company

Weymouth, England to Boston, MA
20 March 1635

This could be the ship Blessing of Ipswich England
From Vol. I, History of Weymouth Massachusetts in four volumes [1923]; published by the WEYMOUTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Wright and Potter Printing; Company, Boston.

      During the summer of 1634, according to a record in the Town Records of Dorchester, "there went out to New England 20 ships, with 2000 planters." (See the Western Antiquary, Vol.6, p.88.) In 1635 Weymouth was numbered among the towns of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The Gorges' claim had now become of no weight, and the Gorges party had transferred this interest to the Province of Maine. Weymouth began to take a prominent part in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
      In 1635 there came a large addition to the population of Weymouth. This was the Hull Company, already mentioned and a statement made where their names can be found, but it seems best that the list should be given. They came from Weymouth in England, but some of them were from other towns in Dorset and in counties near by.
      We now find that the influence of Boston is felt as the center of the Bay State Colony, for permission had to be given to Hull and his company to settle in Wessagusset. Thus on July 8, 1635, the General Court of Boston passed an order giving permission to the Rev. Joseph Hull, with twenty-one families numbering about one hundred persons, to settle at
     The people of this company became prominent in the affairs of Weymouth, and some of their descendants hold that position to-day. In 1870 Mr. H. G. Somerby, who had been making investigations in England, discovered a list of the Hull passengers and sent it to Mr. William L. Appleton of Boston, with the following letter:

LONDON, September, 1870.
My DEAR MR. APPLETON: - Amongst a bundle of miscellaneous manuscripts just turned up in the Public Record Officer I find with other documents relating to New England, the following list of passengers which I have the pleasure of sending to you for publication in the Register.
I remain, yours very truly,

Mr. Appleton gave the list to the Register and it was published in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. XXV, pages 13, 14 and 15, January, 1871.

Weymouth, ye 20 of March, 1633

1 Joseph Hull of Somerset, minister, aged 40 years.
2 Agnes Hull, his wife, aged 25 years. Second wife of Mr. Hull
3 Joane Hull, his daughter, aged 15 years.
4 Joseph Hull, his son, aged 13 years.
5 Tristram, his son, aged 11 years.
6 Elizabeth, his daughter, aged 7 years.
7 Temperance, his daughter, aged 9 years.
8 Gressell, his daughter, aged 5 years.
9 Dorothy, his daughter, aged 3 years.
10 Judith French, his servant, aged 20 years.
11 John Wood, his servant, aged 20 years.
12 Robert Dabyn, his servant, aged 28 years.
13 Musachiell Bernard of Batcombe, Clothier of the County, Somerset, aged 24 years.
14 Mary Bernard, his wife, aged 28 years.
15 John Bernard, his son, aged 3 years.
16 Nathaniel, his son, aged 1 year.
17 Rich Persons, salter and his servant, 30 years.
18 Francis Baber Chandler, aged 36 years.
19 Jesope Joyner, aged 22 years.
20 Walter Jesop Weaver, aged 21 years.
21 Timothy Tabor in somss of Botcomhe, taylor, aged 35 years.
22 Jane Tabor, his wife, aged 35 years.
23 Jane Tabor, his daughter, aged 10 years.
24 Anne Tabor, his daughter, aged 8 years.
25 Sarah Tabor, his daughter, aged 5 years.
26 William Fever, his servant, aged 20 years;
27 John Whitmarks, aged 39 years.
28 Alice Whitmarke, his wife, aged 35 years.
29 John Whitmarck, his son, aged 11 years.
30 Jane, his daughter, aged 7 years.
31 Onseph, his son, aged 5 years.
32 Rich, his son, aged 2 years.
33 William Read of Batcombe, taylor in Somerset, aged 28 years.
35 Susan Read, his wife, aged 29 years.
36 Harma Read, his daughter, aged 3 years.
37 Susan Read, his daughter, aged 1 year.
38 Rich Adams, his servant1 aged 29 years.
39 Mary Adams, his wife, aged 26 years.
40 Mary Cheame, his daughter, aged 1 year.
41 Zachary Bickwell, aged 45 years.
42 Agnis Bickwell, his wife, aged 27 years.
43 John Bickwell, his son, aged 11 years.
44 John Kitchin, his servant, aged 23 years.
46 George Allin, aged 24 years. (would have to be 54 not 24 due to children's ages)
47 Katherine Allin, his wife, aged 30 years.
48 George Allin, his son, aged 16 years.
49 William Allin, his son, aged 8 years.
50 Matthew Allin, his son, aged 6 years.
51 Edward Poole, his servant, aged 26 years.
52 Henry Kingman, aged 40 years.
53 Joane, his wife, aged 39 years.

54 Edward Kingman, his son, aged 16 years.
55 Joane, his daughter, aged 11 years.
56 Anne, his daughter, aged 9 years.
57 Thomas Kingman, his son, aged 7 years.
58 John Kingman, his son, aged 2 years.
59 Jonathan Ford, his servant, aged 30 years.
60 William Kinge, aged 40 years.
61 Dorothy, his wife, aged 34 years.
62 Mary Kinge, his daughter, aged 12 years.
63 Katlieryne, his daughter, aged 10 years.
64 William Kinge, his son, aged 8 years.
65 Hanna Kinge, his daughter, aged 6 years.
66 Thomas Holbrooke of Broadway, aged 34 years.
67 Jane Holbrooke, his wife, aged 34 years.
68 John Holbrooke, his son, aged 11 years.
69 Thomas Holbrook, his son, aged 10 years.
70 Anne Holbrooke, his daughter, aged 5 years.
71 Elizabeth, his daughter, aged 1 year.
72 Thomas Dible, husbandman, aged 22 years.
73 Francis Dible, aged 24 years.
74 Robert LovelI, husbandman, aged 40 years.
75 Elizabeth Lovell, his wife, aged 35 years.
76 Zachetis Lovell, his son, aged 15 years.
77 Anne Lovell, his daughter, aged 16 years.
78 John Lovell, his son, aged 8 years.
79 Ellyn Lovell, his daughter, aged 1 year.
80 James, his son, aged 1 year.
81 Joseph Chickin, his servant, aged 16 years.
82 Alice Kinham, aged 22 years.
83 Angell Hollard, aged 21 years.
84 Katheryn, his wife, aged 22 years.
85 George Land, his servant, aged 22 years.
86 Sarah Loud, his kinswoman, aged 18 years.
87 Richard Joanes of Dinder.
88 Robert Martyn of Bakombe, husbandman, aged 44.
89 Humfrey Shepheard, husbandman, 22 years.
90 John Upham, husbandman, aged 35 years.
91 Joane Martyn, aged 44 years.
92 Elizabeth Upham, aged 32 years.
93 John Upham, Junior, aged 7 years.
94 William Grane, aged 12.
95 Sarah Upham, aged 26.
96 Nathaniel Upham, aged 5 years.
97 Elizabeth Upham, aged 3 years.
98 Dorss Richard Wade of Simstuly Cop, aged 60.
99 Elizabeth Wade, his wife, aged 60 years.
100 Dinah, his daughter, aged 22
101 Henry Lush, his servant, aged 17 years.
102 Andrew Hallett, his servant, aged 28 years.
103 John Noble, husbandman, aged 13 years.
104 Robert Ruste, husbandman, aged 40 years. (on other sources listed as Huste)
105 John Woodcooke, aged 2 years. [correction: should be 20 years]
106 Rich Porter, husbandman, aged 3 years. [correction: should be 30 years]

Deputy Clarke to Edward Thoroughgood.
The list is slightly imperfect and some of the names are those of persons who did not remain permanently in Weymouth. William Kinge and family removed to Salem; and the Kings who are


mentioned so much in Weymouth's history were the descendants of John King, who belonged to the Weston Colony.

In some cases there seems to be mistakes in the record, as in the case of Richard Porter, who is given as a husbandman, for how could a person be a husbandman at three years of age? One naturally asks the question does the figure 3 and 2 here and in other cases mean years, or that there were three of the name Rich Porter. If the latter is the meaning, then there are also two persons named John Woodcooke. The proper explanation, I think, is that the "0" is left out and that the record should be 20 and 30, not 2 and 3.

       Rev. Joseph Hull was for a time the minister of the town, and as the town was incorporated in 1635, that year was important in the history of the town, and it began then to have representatives to the General Court, and became a part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
      In the year 1635 and 1636 commissioners were appointed to set the boundary lines between Mount Wollaston and Weymouth, and the Fore River and Smelt Brook formed a part of that line, also the boundary between Weymouth and Bare Cove, now Hingham, and part of that line was Back River and Fresh River, and on a line with Plymouth Colony.
     In September, 1635, Wessagusset was incorporated as a town under the name "Weymouth," and the first men to go as deputies to the General Court were William Reade, John Bursley and John Upham. Correspondence October 2, 2002 passenger Ford (servant of Kingman)
01. John Ford Father of Andrew Ford was A Bond Servant to Henry Kingman Emigrated on 20 March 1636 on the Ship: The Blessing of Ipswich England.
02. Descendants of Andrew Ford of Weymouth, Massachusetts Part 1; the First Six Generations: Complied by Elizabeth Cobb Stewart, Published by Capitol City, Press Montpelier, Vermont, 1968. Page 1. Reference Andrew Ford 1620-1693.

Seventh and Eight Generations: Complied by Elizabeth Cobb Stwart 1983. and the Ninth and Tenth Generations: Complied by Elizabeth Cobb Stewart.

03. Mrs. Eleanor M. Bamford's Ford Family Notes in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Volume 53. Page 160-181 April 1922.
04. In Search of Dr. John Perley Ford 1794-1869 His Life and Times, Early

Allied Families, Ancestors, And Descendants. By Robert Wayne Ford, 1995, Publisher; Gateway Press, Baltimore, MD. Reference Andrew Ford Sr., 1620-1693.

05. the History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, Weymouth Historical Society, 1923 ( 4 Volumes ).
06. the History of the Town of Abington, 1866 has a Section on Andrew Ford

Pages 378-383.
07. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, 1860 Volume 2. Pages 182-184.
08. The Original List of Persons of Quality;... Who went from Great Britian to the American Plantations, 1600-1700, 1931, Pages 283-286.
09. 1642 Andrew's Birth date is Established by the fact that he had to be Twenty-one or Older to be a Landowner as Recorded in Weymouth, Massachusetts.
10. Married Ellinor Lovell in 1648 Daughter of Robert Lovell and Elizabeth b. 1634 England. Emigrated With Her Parents On the Same Ship as John Ford Father of Andrew Ford.
11. Plymouth Deeds, Volume 3. Page 210. 20 Jul. 1683 the Date of a Deed Which Ellinor Signed with her Mark and 25 Feb. 1693. the Date of Andrew Ford Will Which Does Not Include Ellinor Lovell-Ford his Wife.
12. Will of Robert Lovell Dated 3 April 1651 and Probated 25 June 1672. ( History of Weymouth, Volume 3. Page 392).
13. 3 May 1654 Andrew Ford was Made A Freeman of the Massachusetts Bay Colony  (Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, Ed. by Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, 1854, Volume 4. Part 1. Page 460).
14. 24 Nov. 1662 At the Annual Town Meeting Andrew Ford , James Lovell Were Among Four Men Chosen to Be Wardens for the Ensuing Year.( History of Weymouth, 1923, Volume 2, Page 511).
15. 29 Oct. 1678 show that Andrew Ford, Sr. "in Weymouth" Took the Oath of Allegiance to Charles II with His Sons, Andrew Jr., James, Nathaniel, Samuel, and Ebenezer ( Records of Suffolk County Court 1671-1680, Part 2, Page 974, Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Publications, Volume 30, 1933).
16. 1664 in Addition to his land in Weymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony. Andrew Ford Acquired Property in the Plymouth Colony to the South. Along with his Brother-in-Law, James Lovell.( Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, Ed. by Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, Volume 2. Page 54, Volume 3. Page 182., Volume 4, Page 74, 82, 97, and 99, Volume 5. Page 5.).
17. 1668 Representatives of the Plymouth Court ( Plymouth Colony Deed Volume 3, Page 128).
18. Andrew Ford was Living in Weymouth, MA. 2 Feb. 1692. ( Plymouth County, Deed Volume 3, Page 212 ).
19. Andrew Ford his Will Dated 25 Feb. 1693 Stated that he was Late of the

1. Vol. I, History of Weymouth Massachusetts in four volumes [1923] published by the WEYMOUTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Wright and Potter Printing Company, Boston.

1 comment:

  1. Rev. Hull is my 10th great grandfather. Thank you for posting this information.