It would seem that settlers, whether delayed or waiting for an outward bound ship for Virginia, stayed in lodgings in West Cowes on the Isle of Wight off the coast of England, or more usually in Newport. In 1622, Robert Newland reported that the passengers from Captain Barwick's ship were waiting for a fair wind and were lodged at Newport, only venturing to Cowes in the hope of boarding their ship for Virginia. (See Newland's letter, 27 June 1622) In 1621, five couples, mainly from London, were married in Newport while their ship was waiting for a fair wind.
Five couples being married...
Henry Bushell and Alice Crocker
Christopher Craddock and Alice Cook
Edward Marshall and Marye Mitchell
Walter Beare and Anne Green
Robert Gullafer and Joan Pie
all wch last fyve coupple were for Virgenia.
(1621 Feb. 12. Newport Parish Register. NPT/REG/COM/2 1541 - 1624. Microfilm No. 11)
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