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From: "David Lamb" <>
Subject: Re: The "Lyon"
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 09:01:49 -0000
Yes, there is (or at least, was - hopefully it's still there) a passenger
list and description of the "Lyon" at the web site:
http://members.aol.com/dcurtin1/gene/lyon.htm As to whether the passengers
went voluntarily, I suppose it's a matter of interpretation. There
certainly were not "booted out as debtors". They were Non-Conformists (that
is they could not agree to be bound by the beliefs of the Church of
England), and at that time there was severe persecution of such people.
They could not both stay in England and hold to their religious beliefs, so
in that sense, their departure was not voluntary. On the other hand, as far
as I know, no one told them that they must leave England - they chose to do
I hope this helps.
David Lamb (Paignton, Devon, UK)
Interests (Essex): BAXTER, BERRY, EREY, GOLDSTONE, LAMB, MOTT, PARTRIDGE,
SARGENT, TICHBORNE, WEBB, WHEELER, WILLSHER
(Suffolk): BRYNGLOVE, CRISPE, FINCH, PARTRIDGE, PORTER, PRATT
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2005 6:03 AM
Subject: The "Lyon"
> Greetings to all,
> Will someone explain to me about the "Lyon." I understand it left
> Massachusetts on
> June 22, 1632 bound for Massachusetts. Do you know if they left
> or were they booted out as debtors. Is there a list of passesngers?
> you for any help you can give me.
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