The Mayflower Part I

By J. W. Horrocks, published January 1922


There were many ships called Mayflower on the 17c seas. The tercentenary of the 1620 Pilgrim voyage encouraged a review of available information.   The Colony’s records, Port books and the Admiralty Court provide the ship’s name, the Master ‘s name, Christopher Jones, and the burthen, eight or nine score tons.   She was probably a three-masted ship; possibly an Armada ship. Christopher Jones joined the “Mayflower” in 1602, owned a quarter share and in the next ten years carried out voyages ranging from Malaga to Drontheim, but mainly to France, with arguably a Greenland whaling intermission.

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Filed under: Atlantic | The Armada | North Sea | Other (Early Modern) | Mediterranean | Other (location)
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design | Whaling & Fishing

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