For whom was the ship, on which the man who served as governor for 12 of the Massachusetts Bay Colony’s first 20 years sailed to the New World, named
Lady Arbella Johnson
Arbella: The flagship, designated ‘Admiral’ in the consortship; named for Lady Arbella, wife of Isaac Johnson
The ship was first known as Eagle, but her name was changed in honor of Lady Arabella Johnson, who was a member of Winthrop’s company along with her husband Isaac. Lady Arabella was the daughter of Thomas Clinton, 3rd Earl of Lincoln.