Genealogical and Biographical of the Eaton Families

British History Online - Eyton upon the Weald Moors: Manor and other estates

Preface  |  Introduction  |  Descendants of Francis Eaton  |  Eaton/Eyton Hall

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Francis Eaton said to have embarked on the Speedwell from Delfshaven, is a borough of Rotterdam, Netherlands, on the right bank of river Nieuwe Maas.

Pre-Sep-Nov 1620 - on 20 Dec 1606 3 Ships set sail from London bound for Virginia "Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery"

The fleet reached the Virginia coast in late April 1607, and after two weeks of inland waterway exploration, arrived at the selected settlement site on 13 May 1607 on the James River...

...that had brought America's first permanent English colonists to Virginia.

The ships carried 105 passengers and 39 crew members on the four-month transatlantic voyage.  A 17th-century source noted 71 people were aboard Susan Constant, 52 aboard Godspeed and 21 aboard Discovery.

The Ships "Susan Constant" and "Godspeed" returned to England in June 1607, while the "Discovery" remained in Virginia and was used for Chesapeake Bay (the largest estuary) and coastal exploration.


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