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Another transcription of this voyage can be seen at Confidence Vol 4
Ship: Confidence
Date: April 24, 1638 (Arrival)
Departing: Southampton
Arriving: Boston
Master: John Jobson
Ship Description: 200 tons
Columns represent: First Name, Last Name, Age, Accompanied by, Age if listed.
Walter Hayne     55 wife:       Elizabeth
                    daughters:  Mary - 5, Sufference
                    servants:   John Blanford - 27
                                John Riddet - 26
                                Richard Bidlecombe - 16

Peter Noyce      47 son:        Thomas - 15
                    daughter:   Elizabeth
                    servants:   Robert Davis - 30
                                John Rutter - 22
                                Margaret Davis - 26

Nicholas Guy     50 wife:       Jane - 30
                    daughter:   Mary
                    servants    Joseph Taynter - 25
                                Robert Bayley - 23

John Bent, 35, of Penton, Hants, husbandman, Settled Sudbury
Accompanied by:
    his wife:        Martha
    and children:    Robert                10
                     William                6
                     Peter                  4
                     John                   2
                     Agnes                  8

Roger Porter     35 daughters:  Joan

John Sanders     25 wife:       Sara

John Cole         40 servants:   Roger Easman - 25
                                Richard Blake - 16
                                Wm Cottle - 12
                                Robert King - 24

John Roaffe      50 wife:       Ann
                    daughter:   Hester
                    servant:    Thomas Wittle

John Goodenowe   42 wife:       Jane
                    daughters:  Lydia

Thomas Goodenowe 30 wife:       Jane
                    son:        Thomas - 1
                    sister:     Ursula

Edmund Goodenowe 27 wife:       Ann
                    sons:       John
                    servant:    Richard Sanger

Edmund Kerley    22
William Kerley   22
Edmund Morres
Steven Kent      17 wife:       Margaret - 16
                    servants:   George Church - 16
                                Hugh Marche - 20
                                Anthoney Sadler - 9
                                Nicholas Wallington (a poor boy)

John Stevens     31
William Stevens  21 wife:       Elizabeth
                    mother:     Alice Stevens
                    servants:   John Lowgee - 16
                                Grace Lowgee

Thomas Jones     36 wife:       Ann
                    children:   unnamed
                    servants:   William Baunche - 24
                                Jude Denley

Martha Wilde*
Mary Wilde*         servants:   Henry Haagard - 40
                                David Wheeler - 11
Richard Bidgood


Total (not counting crew) 84

Transcriber notes:

* Martha Wilde and Mary Wilde both listed as spinsters.

Contributor's Notes:

Five members of the Goodenowe family came to America from the
South of England in 1638.  Three brothers, John, Thomas and
Edmund, and their sisters, Ursula and Dorothy.  The brothers had
lived nearby each other in England:  John in Semley, Thomas in
Shaftsbury, and Edmund in Dunhead, in the neighboring shires of
Dorset and Wilts.

In 1638, they sailed from Southampton to Boston aboard the 200 ton
Ship Confidence.  Shortly after their arrival, they joined others to
settle the 19th town in Massachusetts.  To this day the name is well
known there, and the Goodenow Library stands as a tribute to the
descendant of the line of Edmund Goodenow.

The oldest brother, John, had only daughters, thus ending the name
in his line.  Edmund, the youngest, was by far the most distinguished
of the three, being prominent in Sudbury town affairs all his life.
His death in 1688 is still commemorated by an ancient tombstone in the
old Sudbury Cemetery in Wayland, Massachusetts.  Three grandsons by his
son John, has sizable families are are the ancestors of about half the
families in America today.

The remaining brother, Thomas, stayed in Sudbury until 1656, when he
joined a group that pushed westward to settle the town of Marlboro,
Massachusetts.  The name is well known in that area from the loss of
one of his granddaughters.  On the highway west of town stands a marker
in memory of Mary Goodenow.

Edmund's descendents remained in Sudbury for many generations; those of
the family in eastern Massachusetts today are largely descended from his
line.  Abraham, of the 8th generation, was the first of his line to migrate
westward, circa 1795, finally settling in what is today, Tioga County,
New York.  The first of our ancestors to be buried in Appalachin,
Tioga County, is Chauncey Goodenow.  This is a mere seven or eight miles
west of Endicott, New York on the banks of the Susquahanna River.

As the families pushed westward, they left behind them an interesting
heritage.  Goodenow Mountain and Goodenow River in the Adirondacks,
Goodenow, Illinois and Goodenow Hills in Washington stands as mute evidence
of the advance of this family.  A Goodenow founded Maquoketa, Iowa and
another founded Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.  Some were
prominent, but most were just plain common folks.

Correspondence 2/2/01 passenger omitted BINSON

Submitted by Anne Benson

The earliest record we find of John Benson (or Binson as we find
his name spelled), the ancestor of this family in America, is the ship
list preserved in England, giving the names of passengers in vessels
sailing for New England.  Drake, in his "Founders of New England,"
page 59, quotes as follows: "A list of ye names of ye passengers
intended for New England in ye good shipp Confidence, of London,
of CC tonnes, John Jobson, Mr and this by virtue of ye Lord Treasrs
warrt of ye XIth of Aprill, 1638." There were 110 passengers " greate
and little," among them being John Binson and his family.

The passenger list reads:
John Binson of Consham, in Ox. husbandman; 30
Mary Binson, his wife
John Binson|their children under 4 years
Mary Binson|

Correspondence March 26, 2001:

Agnes Bent, daughter of John and Martha Bent, was born ca. 1631.  She married
Deacon Edward Rice, ca 1647. Edward was a son of Deacon Edmund Rice and
Thomasine (Frost) Rice. Edmund and Thomasine are the 9th Great-Grandparents
of Sharon Hartmann Krisko.

More information about Deacon Edmund Rice and his descendants
can be found at:  Edmund Rice (1638) Association.

Correspondence April 27, 2001 Passengers Taynter and Guy
My ancestors weere on the ship "Confidence", they were Nicholas Guy
and Joseph Taynter (Tainter).
Joseph Taynter married Mary Guy and settled in Watertown, Ma.
There is a book on this family called  "History and Genealogy of the
Descendants of Joseph Taynter, who sailed from England April, A.D. 1638
and settled in Watertown, Mass.  Prepared by Dean W. Tainter in 1859.

Correspondence April 21, 2002 passenger Tainter/Taynter
I have located ancestors on the passenger list for the ship "Confidence."
I am a descendant of Joseph Tainter, Mary Guy, Nicholas Guy and Jane.
In addition to the book "History and Genealogy of the Descendants of
Joseph Taynter", who sailed from England April, A.D. 1638 and settled
in Watertown, Mass.  Prepared by Dean W. Tainter in 1859, I have a
chart that was prepared by another ancestor at the turn of the century.
This chart lists several of the decendants. Laurel

Correspondence February 1, 2008
Deacon Edmund Rice who married Thomasine Frost, Deacon Edward Rice,
Joseph Taynter (Tainter, Goodenowes, John Bent and Family, Also John
Riddet (Redait) was one of my great-grandfathers, his daughter, Deborah
Redait married to one of my great-grandfathers, Daniel Forbes
(Forbush).  They lived in Sudbury and one of the first settlers of
Marlborough, MA

James Michael Johnson

Correspondence July 3, 2001 passenger Wallington (also see correspondence dated 08/21/02)
You have a Nicholas Wellington (poor boy)listed as a servant for a
Richard Kent. He is my great great great great great great grandfather.
He changed his name to Wallingford the moment his feet touched American
soil, or so it seems. He was a Master Mariner and married a
Sarah Travers (or Travis) and they had 13 children.

John born 9/6/1655
Nicholas born 1/2/1657
John II born 4/7/1659
_______ born 5/20/1661
Mary born 8/29/1663
James born 10/6/1665
Hannah born 11/27/1667
William born 2/27/1670
Joseph born 4/20/1672
Elizabeth born 6/23/1674
Ester born 6/8/1676
*Benjamin born 6/27/1678 (This is my great great great
great great grandfather)
Abigail 6/24/1680

Nicholas left home in 1681 and never again returned home. He is thought
to have been killed by Barbery Corsier n/k/a pirates as attested to by
his wife when she went to collect his pension.
Christine Christensen-Wallingford

Correspondence August 21, 2002 passenger Wallingford
Information on Nicholas Wallingford

Forth Child was Sarah Wallingford b: 5/20/1661 and I believe William
was born in 1669 not 1670.

Benjamin (my distant grandfather) died in 1733 in Anne Arundel Co. Maryland.

This according to my cousin who has been researching our family history
for the last 25 yrs. Elizabeth W

Correspondence February 14, 2002 passenger Wilder
I just found a book on FTM, "Descendents of Francis LeBaron of Plymouth,
Mass.". Compiled by Mary LeBaron Stockwell. The excerpt below appears to
be the Martha and Mary on the Confedence Ships list on your site.

(*)The following notes on Edward Wilder are from the "Book of the Wilders,"
and the "History of Hingham." Edward, son of Thomas and Martha Wilder of
Shiplake, Oxfordshire, England, b. 1623 (?); d. Oct. 28, 1690; m. April,
1651, Elizabeth, dau. of Anthony Eames [Ames], of Hingham, d. June 9, 1692.
He was in Hingham, Massachusetts Bay, in November, 1638, on the arrival of
his mother from England, in the ship Confldence, from the port of
Southampton. He remained in Hingham, and was made a freeman in 1645.
Children [order uncertain]: John, b. 1653, d. April 11, 1724, m. Rebecca
(???): Elizabeth, b. 1655, m. July 16, 1673, Israel Fearing: Ephraim, d.
Oct. 21, 1690: Isaac, d. Sept. 26, 169-, m. Mary Whiton: Abia, m. William
Clark: Mehitable,
m. Joseph Warren: Anna: Abigail, d. June 6, 1718: Hannah, b. Mar. 6, 1666,
d. 1690: Mary, b. April 7, 1668, m. 1696, Francis LeBaron: Jabez, b. 1671,
May 21, 1731, m. Mary Ford. The "History of Hingham" says: Widow Martha
Wilder, mother of Edward, probably came from Shiplake, Oxfordshire, England.
Edward Wilder was a soldier in the war against King Philip. The author of
the "History of Hingham" calls Anthony Eames "of Marshfield." See also
Barber's "Hist. Colls.," p. 506, "Hingham." Bushy Hartman

Correspondence 4/10/02 passenger Richard NEWTON??
I have a handwritten account of an ancestor having arrived on
the Confidence.  His name was Richard Newton.  He does not appear on the
transcribed list on ISTG.  His name, again according to the handwritten
account, first appeared in 1639 and was one of the original Proprietors
of Sudbury.  Can someone help us with a source for this information so
we can add his name to the list?? Jean McLean

 Correspondence added March 11, 2007, passenger EASMAN
My ancestor, Roger Easman (spelled Estman in our family records) came over on this
ship in 1638. He was a servant of John Cole.  Two brothers came with him; one went to
Philadelphia and the other to Georgia.  I am hoping to find relatives of the two brothers.
Ramona Johnson


This passenger list and Goodenow family data was contributed by Donald B. Goodenow.



Transcribed by Patty MacFarlane McCormack
the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
10 March 1999

Older copy

CONFIDENCE, of London, two hundred tons, John Gibson, Master. She sailed from Southampton the last of April, "by vertue of the Lord Treasurers warrant of the 11th of April,1638."

WALTER HAYNES 55 linen weaver of Sutton Mansfield, Wilts Sudbury
Mrs. Elizabeth Haynes 
John Haynes 
Josias Haynes 
Suffrance Haynes 
Mary Haynes 
John Blandford 27 servant 
John Riddet 26 servant 
Richard Biddlecombe 16 servant 

PETER NOYES 47 of Penton, county Hants, yeoman Watertown
Thomas Noyes 15 
Elizabeth Noyes 
Robert Davis 30 servant 
Margaret Davis 26 servant 
John Rutter 22 servant 

NICHOLAS GUY 50 carpenter of Upton Gray, county Hants Watertown
Mrs. Jane Guy 30 
Mary Guy 
Joseph Taintor 25 servant 
Robert Bayley 23 servant 

JOHN BENT 35 of Penton, Hants, husbandman Sudbury
Mrs. Martha Bent 
Robert Bent 10 
Agnes Bent 8 
William Bent 6 
Peter Bent 4 
John Bent 2 

ROGER PORTER 55 of Long Sutton, Hants Watertown
Joan Porter 
Susan Porter 
Mary Porter 
Rose Porter 

JOHN SANDERS 25 of Langford, Wilts, husbandman Salisbury
Mrs. Sarah Sanders 
John Cole 40 
Roger Eastman 15 servant; (may have been 28 based in birth date of April 4, 1610 in Downton, England) 
Richard Blake 16 servant 
William Cottle 12 servant 
Robert King 24 servant 

JOHN ROLFE 50 husbandman of Melchitt Park, Wilts. Salisbury
Mrs. Anne Rolfe 
Thomas Whittle 18 servant 

JOHN GOODENOWE 42 husbandman of Semley, county Wilts. Sudbury
Mrs. Jane Goodenowe 
Lydia Goodenowe 
Jane Goodenowe 

EDMUND GOODENOWE 27 husbandman of Donhead, county Wilts. Sudbury
Mrs. Anne Goodenowe 
John Goodenowe 3 
Thomas Goodenowe 1 
Richard Sanger 18 servant 

THOMAS GOODENOWE 30 of Shaftesbury, county ,Dorset Sudbury
Mrs. Jane Goodenowe 
Ursula Goodenowe 
Thomas Goodenowe 1 

EDMUND KERLEY 22 husbandman of Ashmore, county Dorset 
William Kerley husbandman Sudbury
Edmund Morris of Kington Magna, county Dorset 

STEPHEN KENT 27 of Nether Wallop, county Hants Newbury
Mrs. Margery Kent 26 
George Church 16 servant 
Hugh March 20 servant 
Anthony Sadler 9 servant 
Nicholas Wallington "a poor boy" 
Rebecca Kent 16 servant 

JOHN STEPHENS 31 of Caversham, county, Oxford, husbandman Newbury
Mrs. Elizabeth Stephens 
Mrs. Alice Stephens mother 
William Stephens 21 of Caversham, county Oxford, husbandman 
John Lougie 16 servant 
Grace Lougie servant 

THOMAS JONES 36 of Caversham, county Oxford, tailor 
Mrs. Anne Jones 
. . . . . . Jones 8 
. . . . . . Jones 6 
. . . . . . Jones 4 
. . . . . . Jones 2 
William Baunsh 24 servant 
Jude Donley servant 

Mrs. Martha Wilder of Shiplake, county Oxford, spinster 
Mary Wilder, daughter 

Augustine Bearce 20 
Martha Keene 60 
Elizaheth Keene 13 
Martha Keene 
Josias Keene 
John Keene 17 
Sarah Keene 

JOHN BENSON 30 of Caversham, county Oxford, husbandman Hingham
Mrs. Mary Benson 
John Benson 3 
Mary Benson 1 

WILLIAM ILSLEY 26 of Nether Wallop, county , Hants, shoemaker Newbury
Mrs. Barbara Ilsley 
Philip Davie 12 servant 

JOHN ILSLEY 24 of Nether Wallop, county , Hants, shoemaker Salisbury

JOSEPH PARKER 24 of Newbury, county Berks, tanner Newbury

Mrs. SARAH OSGOOD of Wherwell, county Hants, spinster Newbury
Sarah Osgood 9 
John Osgood 7 
Mary Osgood 5 
Elizabeth Osgood 3 
William Osgood }children under xj years. 
William Jones }children under xj years. 
Margery Parke servant 

Henry Hangert 40 servant 
David Wheeler 11 servant 

RICHARD BIDGOOD of Romsey, county Hants, merchant Boston