Mary and John

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Mary and John was a 400-ton ship that sailed between England and the American colonies in the 1630s. It was owned by Roger Ludlow, one of the assistants of the Massachusetts Bay Company.[1]

On March 20, 1630, the ship, under the command of a Capt. Squeb or Squibb, sailed from Plymouth, England, with 140 emigrants from western England.[2] It arrived at Nantasket, near present-day Hull, Massachusetts, on May 30.[3] The passengers went ashore and founded Dorchester, Massachusetts. The voyage, along with an 11-ship flotilla led by John Winthrop that departed England in April 1630, greatly fortified the two-year-old Massachusetts Bay Colony.

It made a similar voyage in 1633, bringing more emigrants from England to Massachusetts.


  1. ^ "Ship Mary and John". Dorchester Atheneum. March 2, 2007. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ Winthrop, John (1996). The Journal of John Winthrop. Boston: Harvard University Press. p. 29. ISBN 9780674484269. 
  3. ^ Pope, Franklin Leonard (1888). "Genealogy of Thomas Pope of Plymouth". The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 42: 45. 

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