Did the ship Lyon, Dublin to Plymouth Rock 1621, have anyone depart at Plymouth

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I was eating the last of my bird when I came across the article about the first Thanksgiving and the ship Lyon that delivered food on Feb 21, 1621. Was this the food that the Pilgrims and the Wampanoags had at their dinner? Also where there any people that departed the Lyon and stayed in Plymouth? The reason I ask is I'm looking for the first Irish to come and stay in the Americas.

I see that we have Category:Lyon. sailed 1630-1632 is this the same ship Lyon?

in Genealogy Help by Richard Devlin G2G6 Pilot (303k points)

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I believe the first to stay in the new world was David O'killea or O'Killey. He is first recorded in the Plymouth colony Records in 1655. In 1657, he took the oath of fidelity and was admitted as an inhabitant of Yarmouth with the right to vote.
by Nancy Downing G2G5 (5.8k points)
selected by John Kessler

Thanks Nancy, I found David O'Killia (abt. 1640 - 1697) in Wikitree.

This answer prompted me to check on my wife's  relative Eunice Kelly.  Turns out the Relationship Finder got me a quick answer that Eunice and David are related.  Now I know why I look at these Q&As!
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It sounds like a story that someone made up.  The next ships to arrive at Plymouth after the Mayflower were the Anne and the Little James in 1623.  The Charity arrived in 1624.
by Sandra DeTora G2G6 Mach 5 (52.0k points)

Don't forget about the 1621 Fortune voyage the second "English" ship sent out to Plymouth Colony.

Oops, I forgot that one.  Yes, that was ship #2.  Still, the story about the Lyon arriving prior to any other ships sounds like something someone made up to sell newspapers.

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