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November 13, 2013

Reconstructed New York Ships Passenger Lists 1624 to 1664

A few years ago I started reconstructing ships' passenger lists to New Netherland (present day New York) from various sources (see below for details)

In some cases, I've been able to reconstruct names for a ship list that has never been published before! In other cases, I've been able to add names to previously published lists. This is an Olive Tree Genealogy exclusive and is freely available at
ships' passenger lists to New Netherland

I reconstructed the names of those sailing on various ships from the following sources. Please note that not every source was used to reconstruct every ship. I have indicated which sources were used for each individual:

  1. Abstracts from Notarial Documents in the Amsterdam Archives by Pim Nieuwenhuis published in New Netherland Connections in series Vol. 4:3,4; Vol. 5:1-3 (hereafter NNC)
  2. Early Immigrants to New Netherland 1657-1664 from The Documentary History of New York (hereafter EINN)
  3. Settlers of Rensselaerswyck 1630-1658 in Van Rensselaer Bowier Manuscripts (hereafter VRB)
  4. E. B. O'Callaghan's Calendar of Historical Manuscripts in the Office of the Secretary of State, Albany NY (hereafter CHM)
  5. New World Immigrants: List of Passengers 1654 to 1664 edited by Michael Tepper (hereafter NWI)
  6. Emigrants to New Netherland by Rosalie Fellows Bailey, , NYGBR; vol 94 no 4 pp 193-200 (hereafter ENN)
  7. De Scheepvaart en handel van de NederlandseRepubliek op Nieuw-Nederland 1609-1675 unpublished thesis by Jaap Jacobs [hereafter JJ][Olive Tree Genealogy database]
  8. The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 [hereafter RNA] [an online book from]
The ships passenger lists begin in 1624 with a reconstructed list of names and end in 1664 with a total of 64 ships. 


Peg said...

Thank goodness for people with obsessive hobbies that benefit others more than themselves. Thank you.

Lorine McGinnis Schulze said...

Peg - love your comment! You made me laugh but you are absolutely correct, it must be an obsession because why else would we do it?

Derek said...

Hi Lorine, In any of your searches have you come across any passenger lists for the Angel Gabriel (Captained by Laurens Cornelisz)? It's in your list of known ships. Just wondering if there is a passenger list out there somewhere for the 1639 arrival. Thanks, Derek

Lorine McGinnis Schulze said...

Derek - That's a great question! First let's clarify - there are NO ships passenger lists for any of the ships from Holland to New Netherland in this time period.

What we have are account lists - the lists kept by the WIC of who still owed money for passage.

And not all ships had "passengers" who owed so not all ships have account lists.

That is why I started my reconstruction project to try to come up with names of people known to be on board - perhaps they were on a contract signed in Holland or a complaint filed in New Netherland or on some other obscure reference

Also, you can bet the bank on one thing - ANY names I find are published online at my website Olive Tree Genealogy in the New Netherland ships section

I think that answers your question as to whether or not I've ever come across a list for the Angel Gabriel....


Anonymous said...

Regarding the ship "Angel Gabriel". I believe that is the one the Cogswell family traces back to. You might check the book Gogswells in America. I believe the ship wrecked near shore and several passengers were lost.

Derek said...

Dear Anonymous,

That is the English Ship - Angel Gabriel that wrecked in 1635. There were other Dutch ships named Angel Gabriel (De Engel Gabriel in Dutch), one of which sailed for the Dutch West Indies Company (WIC)and landed in New Amsterdam in 1639 and 1641.



Ric Skinner said...

I don't see a list for the "Susan and Ellen" that brought Rev. Thomas Hooker to Boston about 1634.

Lorine McGinnis Schulze said...

Ric, this project is for ships sailing to New Netherland (which is present day New York) not to Boston

Anonymous said...

Lorine: Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

You are a Princess among women. Your work has helped me beyond measure. Thank you so much!

David Decker
Carbondale, IL