The Original Lists of Persons of Quality, 1600 to 1700
By John Camden Hotten
Published more than 125 years ago, this important resource compiles documents listing seventeenth-century English immigrants to New England, the Chesapeake, and the Caribbean. It remains an invaluable resource for anyone with such ancestry. Includes a comprehensive index.
Compiled documents include:
- Surviving records from the London Port Books
- Lists from some of the English outports
- Muster rolls from Virginia
- Other items listing early settlers
"Despite the passage of more than a century, and despite the publication of several more versions of some of these records in the intervening years, this volume by Hotten remains the best source for seventeenth-century passenger records, and should be preferred to all others."
—foreword by Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Study Project