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The DuVal Family Association is dedicated to the descendants of Daniel DuVal who arrived on the York River of Virginia, aboard the Nassau, in 1701. We meet every two years in a fun location.



Information regarding the ship "Nassau"

The information below was submitted by Thomas Langford.

The following is a common statement by the Admiralty for permits issued at that time:

PRO Class Adm. 1/5148: 18 January 1701/2 Permit for the "Nassau" to proceed notwithstanding the embargo.

PRO Class T. 70/43: 6 February 1701 Letter sent via (possibly) the "Nassau", Capt. Tregian, bound for Virginia.

PRO Class P.C. 2/78 (Privy Council): 18 January 1701/2 The "Nassau" received permission to depart Kensington for Virginia with 150 passengers. (P. 307)
At least this provides the ship's master, Capt. Tregian, a count (likely approximate) of passengers, and an approximate date of sailing (6 Feb.). Here is the source which may contain a list of the passengers:

"Documents, Chiefly Unpublished, Relating to the Huguenot Emigration to Virginia and to the Settlement at Manakin-Town, with an Appendix of Genealogies, ...." by R.A. Brock (Richmond, Virginia Historical Society 1886)247 p. Reissued copy by the Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1962.

This book is likely available from a normal genealogical book source.

Tom Langford
American Plantations and Colonies,

Ships and Passengers


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