Did that ship sail?

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An ancestor Leech-175, per history.  sailed from Ireland in

1748. to  Pennsylvania. A few  years  ago I  saw where someone had  written  that it  was  a  ship  called The  Amsterdam,  I  have  not  been  able  to  find  records  from that year. History says he sailed from  Londonderry. Records  show  him  in  Lancaster Co. PA before moving to Rockbridge Co. VA. A Lackey family  was  on board, later  married  my 4th great  Aunt.  Any  suggestions
in The Tree House by Hart Wallace G2G6 Mach 3 (32.6k points)
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I have attached a portion of a family tree to Leech-177. It was sent to me by Painter-1099 Sam Painter. He is a direct descendant of Thomas Lackey and Agnes Leech. I am a direct descendant of Henry Miller and Rebecca Boggs noted at the bottom of the chart. On the family tree, there is a Thomas Leech in the middle left (b Aug 5, 1767 - d. Jan 1, 1820) who is Leech-177. (not Leech-175)  There is a notation on the middle right, partially truncated that reads "sister and brother (referring to Agnes Leech and John Leech) arrived in Delaware 1748 aboard the Amsterdam." Painter-1099 wrote further "then they settled in Lancaster, Pa. I also recall that they had experienced a harrowing voyage. There were seven members of the Leech family aboard, 5 died at sea, leaving a teenage Agnes and her pre-teenage brother John as the sole survivors of their family.

by David Richards G2G6 (6.7k points)
selected by Hart Wallace
You are just the  greatest, I  had  read that they  arrived  on  the  Amsterdam( could not  remember  the  site..  Agnes Leech was  sister to my  John  Leech and have  records from William  Boliver  Leech 1837-1907 and  The  House  Of  Ochiltree.THANK  YOU

John Leech was my 6th great grandfather. Do you know anymore about where in Delaware they landed and when they may have settled in both Lancaster, PA and then Rockbridge County, VA? Thank you, in advance!

Lloyd L Leech IV
I  do  not  know  about  the Delaware landing but  know  that  they  settled  in  Lancaster  PA,   Tybone township but  as the boundries  changed it became another  County  by  the  time  he  moved  to  VA in  1778. ( I  think  is  is  Perry  Co  now) He  is  listed  as  a  new  arrival in  Rockbridge  by  Owen  Morten a  historian.).  He  signed  up  for  the  RW but he  moved to  the  newly  formed Rockbridge County to  an  area  that  is  now  Collierstown. He  was  a  member  of  the  Old Oxford  Presbyterian  church   in  Collierstown and  is  buried  there  but  no  stone remains.  I  will  send  along  a  little  more later  His  grandson William  Boliver  owned  a  farm,  Ingleside ( that  general  area  where  John  Moved) on  Spring  Branch  Road, and  is  still  in  the  the  Leech  family and is  a  working  dairy  farm. (600  hundred  acres)
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Found this , but no ship named

Name: John Leech
Arrival year: 1752
Arrival Place: America
Primary Immigrant: Leech, John
Source Publication Code: 1220.12
Annotation: Date and port of arrival, or date of sentencing or reprieve for transport and port of arrival. Name of ship, crime convicted of, and other information may also be provided. The first part of this book was indexed as source number 1220.11 in PILI 1999 Part
Source Bibliography: COLDHAM, PETER WILSON. The Complete Book of Emigrants in Bondage, 1614-1775. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1988. pp. 462-920.
Household Members:
Name Relation
John Leech

Source Citation

Place: America; Year: 1752; Page Number: 493

by Living Poole G2G Astronaut (1.4m points)
Thank  you   All  records  indicate  that  he  arrived  in  1748, age 9  with  his  sister Agnes who  was 18, the  only  surviving members of  the  family( others died  in  route). Also  on  that  ship  was  a Thomas  Lackey, and  family..  Thank  you  for  your  information  I  will  search  that  citation. He  was not  in  bondage does that  source pertain  to bondage persons?
My  John Leech  arrived  in  1748, to  my  knowledge  they were  not  in  bondage

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