Passengers on the "Lion" From England to Boston, 1632, and five generations of their descendants [2 vols.]


The men and women who boarded the Lion in 1632 for the fledgling America came primarily from the East Anglia area of England (an area now encompassed by the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex). Many were Puritan followers of Rev. Thomas Hooker of Chelmsford, County Essex, and suffered in the Old Country because of their religious views. Numerous passengers took a prominent part in establishing new settlements in America including Hartford, Connecticut; Newport, Rhode Island; Salisbury, Amesbury, Seekonk, Haverhill, Roxbury, Sudbury, and Barnstable, Massachusetts; and Southold, New York. And they and their descendants were often active in the town ministry, the Salem witchcraft trials, and early Indian wars.

Genealogical information is given on the immigrant as well as through four additional generations of his or her descendants. A variety of records from primary and secondary sources were searched in an effort to bring together into one handy reference all known information about the forty-two original passengers. (Passengers without descendants are included so far as information is available.) The genealogical information includes pertinent names and dates for births, marriages, and deaths, often supplemented with data on residences and occupations.

Sandra Sutphin Olney

(1992, 2007), 2019, 5½x8½, paper, index, 2 vols., 846 pp.

ISBN: 9780788446566