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Looking for A Ship Called 'The God Speed'

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In June 1606King James1,Granted a charter .(London)-The Virginian Co.To establish an English colony ,In the Chesapeake region of N.America.This line I am tracing because my Great grandmother Emiline Gosnell Burrell born February 4th 1852Glassy Mountain,Greenville Co.S.C .Wife of Peter Burrell -father of Emiline Gosnell is-Chester Charles Gosnell 1815-Married Catherine Fisher .1818-Joseph and James age20and22 is where this line starts.Free pages Rootsweb-Ancestry.com

Surnames: BURRELL FISHER GOSNELL
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on 2014-06-28 22:45:23

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by ngairedith on 2014-06-29 00:20:02

On the 20 Dec 1606 voyage, the Godspeed, led by Capt. Bartholomew Gosnold, carried 52 passengers and 13 sailors. She was a 40 ton brigantine about 68 feet long

click the links for a great story & pictures
The Four Lives of the GODSPEED
... WHEN Bartholomew Gosnold sailed from London aboard the square-rigger Godspeed in December 1606, he could not have known that this ship, one of three to carry a group of intrepid English settlers to Virginia, would rise from the pages of history to sail again centuries later...

Ship Life
... On December 20, 1606 three English ships, the Susan Constant, the Godspeed and the Discovery, set sail from London with a total of 144 men and boys to establish the settlement in Virginia...

What Happened to the Three Ships
... The first reference to what may be the Discovery of Jamestown fame is dated 1602. At that time, the East India Company sent out two small vessels, the Discovery under Captain George Waymouth and the Godspeed under Captain John Drew. Their orders were to find a northwest passage to China. It was a non-productive trip with Waymouth blaming the failure on a mutiny by the crew in the latter part of July. The ship returned to Dartmouth on August 5, 1602...

these are good sites with passenger lists (of sorts)
Ancient Planters
After 6 weeks, the ships landed in Cape Henry, Virginia. 105 survivors established the town of Jamestown. April 30, 1607: The ships arrive at Cape Comfort, a vanguard boat stopped at Kecoughtan where the natives welcomed the English

Settler list
Alicock, Jeremy gentleman
Archer, Captaine Gabriell gentleman
Behethland, Robert gentleman
Brinto, Edward mason
Brookes, Edward gentleman
Brookes, John gentleman
Brumfield, James boy
Bruster, William gentleman
Capper, John carpenter
Cassen, George laborer
Cassen, Thomas laborer
Cassen, William laborer
Clovill, Ustis gentleman
Collier, Samuell boy
Couper, Thomas barber
Crofts, Richard gentleman
Dixon, Richard gentleman
Dods, John laborer (1624 VA muster with wife Jane, 40 at muster, he was 36)
Edward, Ould laborer
Emry, Thomas carpenter
Ford, Robert gentleman
Garret, William brick layer
Golding, George laborer
Gore, Thomas gentleman
Gosnold, Anthony gentleman Grandson of Robert Gosnold of Earl Soham, Suffolk
Gosnoll, Anthony gentleman (dup)
Gosnoll, Captaine Bartholomew council
Herd, John brick layer
Houlgrave, Nicholas gentleman
Hunt, Master Robert preacher
Johnson, William laborer
Kendall, Captaine George council
Laxon, William carpenter
Laydon, John laborer
Love, William taylor
Martin, Captaine John council
Martin, George gentleman
Martin, John gentleman
Midwinter, Francis gentleman
Mutton, Richard boy
Peacock, Nathaniel boy
Percie, Master George gentleman Brother Henry is Earl of Northumberland Coldham pg 4
Pickhouse, Dru gentleman
Pising, Edward carpenter
Powell, Nathaniell Capt, gentleman
- married Joyce Tracy on the Supply, both slain by 03 Sep 1620
? George Harrison reports Capt Powell, gunner, have died by Jan 1623
Profit, Jonas sailor
Ratliffe, Captaine John council
Read, James blacksmith
Robinson, John gentleman
Rods, William laborer
Sands, Thomas gentleman
Skot, Nicholas drum
Small, Robert carpenter
Smyth, Captaine John council
Snarsbrough, Francis gentleman
Studley, Thomas gentleman
Tanker, William gentleman
Tavin, Henry laborer
Throgmorton, Kellam gentleman
Todkill, Anas carpenter
Unger, William laborer
Waler, John gentleman
Webbe, Thomas gentleman
White, William laborer
Wickinson, William Surgeon
Wingfield, Master Edward Maria council
Wotton, Thomas Surgeon
* John Ratcliffe was captured by Powhatans Indians and tortured to death by the women

Story of 144 passengers - part 1

Story of 144 passengers - part 2

by TheSandlapper on 2014-06-29 03:06:17

I really enjoyed this story.What brave souls to venture out ,In search of a new beginning.I think this is the link I needed.Thank you so much.That list seem to come alive with names I know.I did notice the Cooper name although spelled different.Gosnell I'm guessing was Gosnold???

by TheSandlapper on 2014-07-01 18:00:08

Went back to Rootsweb to check out name .Gosnold ?

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