Volume 11 Issue 3-4, Fall-Winter 2004-05
Ephraim Howard was One of the Investors in Simsbury’s First Mills
Mr. John Warham of Devon County, England was one of two Puritan ministers selected to be part of a company of about 140 prospective settlers who sailed for New England in May 1630 aboard the ship Mary and John. Mr. Roger Ludlow, a lawyer from Wiltshire with Puritan sentiments, had bought and commissioned the ship; most of it’s passengers came from the West Country Counties of Devon, Somerset and Dorset. They embarked about a month before the 11 ships known as the Winthrop Fleet began their Atlantic transit.