2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 3, 2021 12:36 PM by Carol Bennett

    Seeking ship manifests from England to America during 1666

    Carol Bennett Newbie

      My mother's original ancestor to America, William Throop, came around 1666 and lived in Bristol, Rhode Island.  He was probably a stone mason.  We did see his gravestone(and many relatives) in a cemetery in Bristol RI.  Spelling can vary as Throope, Troop, Thorpe. Many of William Throop's family did live in Bristol, RI. I did find out much information about the family in a book by Ralph Troop about male descendants of William Throop. (I can get the exact title) Are they any books about the English who came over to America in the 1600's.  I did read somewhere there was a surge of immigration in the 1660s. Thank you for any ideas.