Georgia's First Forty Families

The 112 individuals listed below made up the first forty families to arrive in Georgia with General James Oglethorpe. These settlers left England, sailing from Gravesend on the ship Ann, on November 17, 1732. They arrived in Charleston, South Carolina on January 13, 1733 and set sail for Georgia one week later. On January 31, 1733, they stepped for the first time onto Georgia soil. (This was on a barrier island, they stepped ashore in Savannah, 12 February, 1733). Georgia was a frontier and living conditions were difficult. The majority of the first 40 families were towns people from England without knowledge of farming or other subsistence living crafts. With their lack of basic survival skills combined with a wilderness setting, probable salt poisoning from their water, diseases borne by insects and created by lack of sanitary measures, it's no wonder that the death rate was alarmingly high. Many of the descendants of these first 112 settlers still live in Georgia. Some of the families were located south of Savannah to present day Camden County and Glynn County to colonize and to man the fortifications established by Oglethorpe. This list gives the name of each colonist, age upon embarking on the ship Ann, occupation and/or family connection, official position in Georgia, and status 21 years later. Source: Georgia Journeys, Being on Account of the Lives of Georgia's Original Settlers and Many Other Early Settlers from the Founding of the Colony in 1732 until the Institution of Royal Government in 1754. 

By Sarah B. Govern Temple and Kenneth Coleman, The University of Georgia Press, Athens, Georgia 1961, Appendix, pages 254-256.

This list gives the following:

Name- Age-Occupation/Family Connection-Official Position in Georgia-Disposition by 1754

Amatis, Paul, none listed, Italian Silk Man Gardner & Silk Care Dead, Dec 1736

Bowling, Timothy, 38, Potash Maker, none listed, Dead, Nov 5, 1733

Calvert, Mary, 42, Wife of William, none listed, Dead, July 4, 1733

Calvert, William, 44, Trader in Goods, none listed, No record after 1738

Cameron, John Richard, 35, Servant to Francis Scott, none listed, Removed to South Carolina

Cannon, Clementine, 3, Daughter to Richard, none listed, Allegedly murdered

Cannon, James, 7 months, son to Richard, none listed, died on the Ann, Nov 26, 1732

Cannon, Marmaduke, 9, son to Richard, none listed, No record after 1741

Cannon, Mary 33, wife to Richard, none listed, Dead, July 22, 1733 Carwell, Margaret, 32, wife of James, none listed, Dead Sept. 7 1733

Causton, Thomas, 40, Calico Printer, Bailiff, Public Storekeeper, Dead 1746

Christie, Thomas, 32, Merchant, Bailiff, Recorder, Removed to South Carolina

Clark, Charles, 11, son to Robert, none listed, Dead, no date

Clark, James, 9 months, son to Robert, none listed, Dead on Ann, Dec 22, 1732

Clark, John, 4, Son to Robert, none listed, No record after 1740

Clark, Judith, 24, wife to Robert, none listed, Perhaps in Georgia, may have remarried

Clark, Peter, 3, son to Robert, none listed, No record after 1740

Clark, Robert, 37, Tailor, none listed, Dead, April 18, 1734

Close, Ann, 2, Daughter to Henry, none listed, Dead, April 2, 1734

Close, Hanna, 32, Wife to Henry, none listed, Returned to Scotland, May 1740

Close, Henry, 42, Cloth worker, none listed, Dead Dec 14, 1733

Coles, Anna, 32, Wife to Joseph, none listed, Still in Georgia

Coles, Anna, 13, Daughter to Joseph, none listed, Still in Georgia

Coles, Joseph, 28, Miller and Baker, none listed, Dead, Mar 4, 1734/5

Cooper, Joseph, 34, Writer, none listed, Dead, March 29 1735

Cormock, Mary, 11, Servant to Noble Jones, none listed, No record

Cox, Eunice, 3, Daughter to William, none listed, Returned to England 1734

Cox, Frances, 35, Wife to William, none listed, Returned to England 1734

Cox, William, 41, Surgeon, none listed, Dead, April 6 1733 Ellis, Thomas, 17, Servant to Noble Jones, none listed, No Record after 1738

Fitzwater, Joseph, 31, Gardner, Constable, Public Gardner, Dead, Oct. 18, 1742

Fox, Walter, 35, Turner, Port Gunner, Tything man, Dead, Dec. 30 1741

Goddard, Elizabeth, 42, Wife of James, none listed, Dead July 28 1733

Goddard, Elizabeth, 5, Daughter to James, none listed, No record after 1735

Goddard, James, 35, Carpenter and joiner, none listed, Dead July 1733

Gordon, Katherine, 28, Wife to Peter, none listed, Returned to England

Gordon, Peter, 34, Upholsterer, Bailiff, Returned to England April 1738

Gready, John, 22, farmer, none listed, apparently removed to South Carolina

Greenfield, Charles, 16, Nephew to William Calvert, none listed, No record after 1738

Greenfield, Sarah, 16, Niece to William Calvert, none listed, Apparently removed to South Carolina

Greenfield, William, 19, Nephew to William Calvert, none listed, No record after 1738

Hicks, Mary, none listed, Servant to Richard Cannon, none listed, No record after 1733

Hodges, Elizabeth, 16, Daughter to Richard, none listed, Dead, August 4, 1735

Hodges, Mary, 42, Wife to Richard, none listed, Dead, apparently still in Georgia

Hodges, Mary, 18, Daughter to Richard, none listed, Dead, March 24, 1738

Hodges, Richard, 50, Basketmaker, Bailiff, Dead, July 20, 1735

Hodges, Sarah, 5, Daughter to Richard, none listed, Apparently still in Georgia

Hughes, Elizabeth, 22, Wife to Joseph, none listed, Dead, June 5, 1740

Hughes, Joseph, 28, Cider Trade, Understands writing and accounts, Storekeeper to Trust, Dead, Sept 30, 1733

Johnson, Robert, 17, Servant to Thomas Christie, none listed, Dead, July 23, 1734

Jones, Mary, 3, Daughter to Noble, none listed, In Georgia

Jones, Noble, 32, Carpenter, Surveyor, Constable, Guard Boat Commander, Register, Capt. of Militia, In Georgia.

Jones, Noble W., 10, Son to Noble, none listed, In Georgia

Jones, Sarah, 32, Wife to Noble, none listed, Probably Dead in 1752

Little, Elizabeth, 31, Wife to William, none listed, Dead, Sept. 26, 1733

Little, William, 31, Understands Flax and Hemp, none listed, Dead July 12, 1733

Little, William, 2, Son to William, none listed, In Georgia

Lloyd, Henry, 21, Servant to William Cox, none listed, Dead July 25, 1733

Mackay, John, 25, Servant to Joseph Stanley, none listed, Dead June 2, 1734

Milledge, Elizabeth, 40, Wife to Thomas, none listed, Dead June 1734

Milledge, Frances, 5, Daughter to Thomas, none listed, Probably in Georgia

Milledge, James, 2, Son of Thomas, none listed, Dead, Nov. 4, 1734

Milledge, John, 11, Son of Thomas, Tythingman, Commander at Fort Argyle, Still in Georgia

Milledge, Richard, 8, Son of Thomas, none listed, No record after 1740

Mugridge, Francis, 39, Sawyer, none listed, Dead July 10 1733

Muir, Ellen, 38 Wife to James, none listed, Dead July 10, 1733

Muir, James, 28, Peruke Maker, none listed, to South Carolina 1739 died there

Muir, John, 2, Son to James, none listed, to South Carolina

Overend, Joshua, 40, Mercer, none listed, Dead June 1733

Parker, Jane, 36, Wife to Samuel, none listed, Dead 1742

Parker, Samuel, 33, Heelmaker, understands carpentering, Constable, Dead July 20, 1733

Parker, Samuel, Jr., 16, Son to Samuel, Blacksmith, Dead, 1741

Parker, Thomas, 9, Son to Samuel, none listed, In Georgia

Penrose, Elizabeth, 46, wife to John, none listed, In Georgia

Penrose, John, 35, Husbandman, Pilot at Tybee, In Georgia

Pratt, Thomas, 21, none listed, none listed, Returned to England April 1735

Sammes, John, 42, Cordwainer, none listed, Dead August 21, 1733

Satchfield, Elizabeth, 24, Servant to James Muir, none listed, No record

Scott, Francis, 40, Reducer, military officer, none listed, Dead, Jan 2, 1734

Stanley, Elizabeth, 35, Wife to Joseph, Public Midwife, To England Oct. 1736

Stanley, Joseph, 41, Stockingman, can draw and reel silk, Sexton, Still in Georgia

Symes, Ann, 21, Daughter to George, none listed, Dead 1739

Symes, George, 55, Apothecary, Magistrate, Dead by 1740

Symes, Sarah, 52, Wife to George, none listed, Dead July 21 1733

Thibaut, Daniel, 50, Understands vines, none listed, Dead, Oct. 24, 1733

Thibaut, Diana, 7, Daughter to Daniel, none listed, Dead no date

Thibaut, James, 12, Son to Daniel, none listed, In Georgia

Thibaut, Mary, 40, Wife to Daniel, none listed, In Georgia

Wallis, Elizabeth, 27, Wife to John, none listed, Dead March 30, 1737 in England

Warren, Elizabeth, 27, wife to John, none listed, Dead March 30, 1737 in England

Warren, Georgius Mrinus, 3 weeks, none listed, none listed, No record, apparently dead

Warren, John, 34, Flax & Hemp Dresser, none listed, Dead, Aug. 11, 1733

Warren, John, 2, Son to John, none listed, Dead June 12, 1733

Warren, Richard, 4, Son to John, none listed, In Georgia

Warren, William, 6, Son to John, none listed, Dead Sept. 5, 1733

Waterland, William, 44, Mercer, Bailiff, Removed to South Carolina, 1734

Wellen, Elias Ann, 18, Servant to Joseph Coles, none listed, Returned to England

West, Elizabeth, 33, Wife to John, none listed, Dead July 1, 1733

West, John, 33, Smith, Bailiff, Dead, 1739

West, Richard, 5, Son to John, none listed, Dead, July 31, 1733

Wilson, James, 21, Sawyer, none listed, No record after 1740

Wright, Elizabeth, 11, Daughter to John, none listed, Dead, May 8, 1743

Wright, John, 33, Vintner, none listed, Dead Dec. 1737

Wright, John Norton, 13, Son to John, Tythingman, jailor, messenger to President and assistants, No record after 1742

Wright, Penelope, 33, Wife to John, Wharfinger, In Georgia

Young, Thomas, 45, Wheelwright, none listed, Dead by 1750

This completes the list of passengers arriving on the Ship Ann in Savannah, 12 February, 1733.

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