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The Welcome of William Penn's Fleet


The Welcome of William Penn's Fleet
Reconstructed Ship Passenger List
Deal to Pennsylvania, August - October 1682

Reconstructing the Welcome Passenger List 1682

The Ship Welcome sailed from Deal, England, departing 31 August 1682, and arrived at the mouth of the Delaware River (New Castle) on 27 October 1682, later anchoring at Chester, Pennsylvania (28 October). William Penn and friends then went to Philadelphia. The ship's master was Robert Greenway. A passenger list has not survived, but much research has been done to show who may have been on the ship with William Penn. Here is a list of possible Welcome passengers ("proven" according to the Welcome Claimants).

John Barber, of Shipley, Essex; possibly died on the voyage
Elizabeth Barber, his wife
William Buckman, born circa 1650 at or near Ballinghurst, Sussex
Sarah Buckman, his wife
Sarah Buckman, his daughter
Mary Buckman, his daughter
Joan Buckman, his mother
Ruth Buckman, his sister
Edward Buckman, his brother
Thomas Buckman, his brother
Thomas Fitzwater
Mary Fitzwater, wife of Thomas Fitzwater, died on voyage
Thomas Fitzwater, son of Thomas Fitzwater
George Fitzwater, son of Thomas Fitzwater
Josiah Fitzwater, son of Thomas Fitzwater, died on voyage
Mary Fitzwater, daughter of Thomas Fitzwater, died on voyage
Thomas Gillett
Bartholomew Green, servant (to Richard Townsend - see passenger #52)
Nathaniel Harrison, servant (to Richard Townsend - see passenger #52)
Jeffrey Hawkins
Dorothy Hawkins, his wife
Roger Hawkins, their son
James Hawkins, their son
Daniel Hawkins, their son
Jeffrey Hawkins, their son
Susanna Hawkins, their daughter
Elizabeth Hawkins, their daughter
Thomas Heriott, of Sussex, died on voyage
Richard Ingelo
Isaac Ingram, of Gatton, Surrey, died on voyage
Thomas Jones, servant of Dennis Rochford (see passenger #41)
William Lushington
Jeane Matthews, servant of Dennis Rochford (see passenger #41)
Hannah Mogeridge, servant of John Rowland (see passenger #45)
Joshua Morris
David Ogden, born 1655
John Ottey
Eleanor Pain
William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania
James Portiff
Dennis Rochford, born in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland in 1647
Mary Rochford, 2nd wife of Dennis Rochford
Mary Rochford, their daughter, died on voyage
Grace Rochford, daughter of Dennis Rochford & his 1st wife, died on voyage
John Rowland, of Sussex
Priscilla Rowland, wife of John Rowland
Thomas Rowland, brother of John Rowland
William Smith
John Snashfold
John Songhurst, of Sussex, father of Elizabeth Barber (see passenger #2)
George Thompson
Richard Townsend
Ann Townsend, wife of Richard Townsend
James Townsend, their child, born on the Welcome
Hannah Townsend, Richard Townsend's daughter
William Wade, of Sussex, died on voyage
Zachariah Whitpaine
Joseph Woodrooffe
Thomas Wynne, of Wales
Additional Possible Passengers
Thomas Buckman, son of William Buckman (see passenger #3); possibly died on voyage
Hannah Ogden, sister of David Ogden (see passenger #36)
Sarah Ogden, sister of David Ogden
Mary Songhurst, wife of John Songhurst (see passenger #50)
Sarah Songhurst, their daughter
John Songhurst, their son


Sources & Resources


Tepper, Michael (editor), New World Immigrants: a Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from Periodical Literature (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1979).

McCracken, George E, The Welcome Claimants Proved, Disproved and Doubtful with an Account of Some of their Descendants (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1970); Uses extensive research to prove or disprove claims made as to who was on the ship Welcome with William Penn.


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