William Trevore

Male Abt 1590 -

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  • Name  William Trevore 
    Born  Abt 1590  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    • William Trevore was hired by the Pilgrims to stay for one year as a laborer. ("There were also other two seamen hired to stay a year here in the country, William Trevor, and one Ely. But when their time was out they both returned." William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation, written 1630-1654).

      William Trevore had come to New England on the Mayflower, and may have been there in 1619. After fulfilling his work, he returned to England on the ship Fortune in December 1621. Trevore apparently had a big mouth and enjoyed telling his story about America to anyone who would listen. Robert Cushman wrote in a 1623 letter:

      "William Trevore hath lavishly told [Thomas Weston] but what he knew or imagined of Capawack, Mohegan and the Narragansetts."

      In the 1630s, he became the captain of his own ship, the William, and took several groups of passengers to America. In 1650, William Trevore testified that in 1619 he had taken possession of Thompson's Island, and at the time it was named "Island of Trevour".

      Captain Myles Standish testified:
      ". . . in the year 1620 I came into this country, and I take it in the same year I was in the Massachusetts Bay with William Trevoyre, and then being upon the island lying near Dorchester, called the said island Island Trevoyre. " [1]
    Person ID  I35343  Bryant
    Last Modified  29 Jul 2006 

     1. Sarah Trevore,   b. 1620, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1684
    Family ID  F1077  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S386] Pilgrim Migration, Anderson, Robert Charles, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass., 2004), p. 466.

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