It would seem that settlers, whether delayed or waiting for an outward bound ship for Virginia, stayed in lodgings in West Coweson 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)