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Some of America's First Settlers On Passenger List of the Sea Adventure

Updated: Jan 17, 2023

A model of the Sea Venture on display in the National Museum of Bermuda. Photo Credit Judith Elizabeth Pearson of Burke, Virginia.

Passengers: Christopher Newport, Captain of the Sea Venture

Stephen Hopkins John Rolfe and wife {died shortly after reaching Virginia in 1610 and married 2nd Pocahontas in 1614. Sir Thomas Gates, Governor for Virginia Sir George Somers, Admiral of the flotilla Rev Richad Bucke, chaplain to the expedition William Strachney, Secretary-elect of Virginia Company Silvester Jourdain, of Lyme Regis, Dorset Joseph Chard Mr Henry Shelly Robert Walsingham, cockswain Robert Frobisher, shipwright Nicholas Bennit, carpenter Francis Pearepoint William Brian William Martin Henry Ravens, master mate; lost at sea when he sailed for help Richard Knowles Christopher Carter deserted and stayed behind on the island Robert Waters who deserted and stayed behind on the island Edward Waters Samuel Sharpe Henry Paine, shot to death for mutiny Humfrey Reede James Swift Thomas Powell, cook Edward Eason Mistress Eason John Want Mistress Horton Elizabeth Persons, maid to Mistress Horton married Thomas Powell while in Bermuda

Sir George Yeardley Jeffrey Briars d. in Bermuda Richard Lewis, d. in Bermuda Edward Samuel, murdered by Robert Waters William Hitchman, d. Bermuda Thomas Whittingham, lost at sea with Ravens Edward Chard who stayed behind on the island Captain Matthew Somers nephew of Sir George, was aboard the "Swallow" on the same expedition Robert Rich his brother Sir Nathaniel Rich, a shareholder. Returned to Bermuda 1617 and died 1630. Henry Bagwell Thomas Godby Elizabeth Joons John Lytefoote John Proctor

George Grave

William Pierce

William Strachey

Edward Waters

Ralph Hamor, Esq.

Mistress Maria Thorowgood Buck

Humphrey Reede


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