Reconstructing the Welcome Passenger List, August-October 1682 - a Genealogy Project|
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 - see sources below).
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.
For a list of other possible passengers see Welcome Passengers
Also see... Reconstructing the Antelope Passenger List - Belfast to Philadelphia 1682
And... The Welcome Society's List of Ancestors - list of Quakers who came to America with William Penn's Fleet during 1682
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