Robert Husted Passage to America
Robert Husted Passage to America on the ASSURANCE
Robert Husted immigrated to America with the Rev. Joseph Hull Company and is listed as passenger number 104 on the ship’s list. Their ship left Weymouth on 20 March 1635 and the ship’s list indicated that there were 106 passengers "Bound for New England". After a voyage of about 46 days, the ship landed at Dorchester (Massachusetts Bay Colony) on 7 May 1635 and stayed there “a fortnight” before removing to Wessaguscus. On July 8, 1635, the General Court of Massachusetts passed an order permitting Rev. Joseph Hull's company of twenty-one families to settle at Wessaguscus, which was then incorporated under the name of Weymouth on 2 September 1635. Not only was Robert Husted part of the Hull Company, he also settled with the same group. Robert Husted and his family of eight were granted land at Mount Wollaston in 1640.
Two other members of the Hull Company were Zachary and Agnes Bicknell of Weymouth, the immigrant ancestors of the American Bicknells. They were passengers 41 and 42 respectively on the Hull Company’s ship’s list. The ship they came over on was the “Assurance” from Gravesend, Kent, England. These facts, including the name of the Hull Company’s vessel the “Assurance” are also asserted by the Chairman of the Weymouth Historical Commission, Theodore Clarke, on the official webpage of the town of Weymouth, MA. 
 Sainsbury, W. Noel, ed., Calender of State Papers, Colonial Series (Volume 9), America and West Indies, 1675-1676, also Addenda, 1574-1674, Preserved in the Public Record Office (Vaduz: Kraus Reprint Ltd., 1964) First Published London: HMSO, 1893. pp. 79-80. http://126.96.36.199/search?q=cache:fk8QpGjLR8wJ:www.genealo
[Note: Item in above link appears highlighted as Robt. Huste, husbandmen. This is Robert Husted, Farmer, our immigrant ancestor.]
 Weymouth Historical Society, History of Weymouth Massachusetts in four volumes, Wright and Potter Printing Company, Boston.  Vol. I, PAGE 72 – 74.
 Suffolk Court Files, Microfilm reel #4, Vol. 8, file 815, page 38
 Weygant, Charles H., The Hull family in America: Hull Family Assoc., 1913, Pg. 72.
 Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England, Before 1692. Volume #2 Hubbard - Huff http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/newengland/savage/bk2/hubb
[Note: Item in above link appears near the bottom of the page as HUESTED, or HUSTED, ANGEL.]
 Hobbs, William Herbert, Kimball-Weston Memorial : the American ancestry and descendants of Alonzo and Sarah (Weston) Kimball of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Priv. print. Madison, Wis. 1902. Pg.15.
 Weymouth Historical Society, History of Weymouth Massachusetts in four volumes, Wright and Potter Printing Company, Boston.  Vol. I, Pg. 73.
 Clarke, Ted, Weymouth- The First Hundred Years, “Part II Weymouth Becomes A Town”, Weymouth Historical Commission, Wednesday, September 22, 2004
[Note: The item of immediate interest in the above citatation is found 3/4 of the way down the page, in Part II, in the first paragraph under the heading, "WEYMOUTH BECOMES A TOWN". One may speed the process of finding this by 1)clicking on the link 2) select "edit" at the top left of your web-browser page 3) selecting "find" 4) typing the word "assurance" and clicking "Find Next".]
[Note: The item of immediate interest in the above citatation is found 1/3 of the way down the page, in the first paragraph under the heading, "WEYMOUTH BECOMES A TOWN". One may speed the process of finding this by 1)clicking on the link 2) select "edit" at the top left of your web-browser page 3) selecting "find" 4) typing the word "assurance" and clicking "Find Next".]
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