Born: 1588 in Wilmington, Kent, England
Died: 30 Sep 1659 in Massachusetts
Wife: Margery (4)
Born: 19 Jun 1600 in England
Died: Apr 1655 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Mass
Sailed in the Winthrop fleet - 1630 from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight to Salem - destination for the Johnsons listed as Roxbury
The Winthrop Fleet consisted of eleven ships sailing from Yarmouth, Isle of Wright to Salem. Some sailed April 8, arriving June 13, 1630 and the followng days, the others to sail in May, arriving in July. The total count of passengers is believed to be about seven hundred, and presumed to have included the following people. Financing was by the Mass. Bay Company.
The ships were the Arbella flagship with Capt Peter Milburne, the Ambrose, the Charles, the Mayflower, the Jewel, the Hopewell, The Success, the Trial, the Whale, the Talbot and the William and Francis.
Sailed April 8 1630: Ambrose, Arbella, Hopewell, Talbot,
Sailed May 1630: Charles, Jewel, Mayflower, Success, Trial, Whale, William and Francis
Winthrop wrote to his wife just before they set sail that there were seven hundred passengers. Six months after their arrival, Thomas Dudley wrote to Bridget Fiennes, Countess of Lincoln and mother of Lady Arbella and Charles Fiennes, that over two hundred passengers had died between their landing April 30 and the following December, 1630. That letter traveled via the Lyon April 1, 1631 and reached England four week later.
Johnson, John Roxbury
Johnson, Mrs. Margaret
Revised: February 19, 2018