Welcome, sailed August 1682

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The Welcome left Deal, England on September 1, 1682 and completed her voyage 57 days later, arriving in New Castle 27 October 1682. Although they avoided capture by Spanish privateers, smallpox broke out on board during the voyage. As many as one in three did not survive the voyage. William Penn was immune, having survived the disease as a child, and spent much time and effort attending to the ill.

On October 24th, with the Delaware Capes in sight, Friend Evan Oliver announced that his wife Jean had increased his family to seven children by presenting him with a daughter. To designate her birth on the ocean she was named Seaborn. As they sailed up the Delaware, Friend Richard Townsand announced that his wife Anne had presented him with a son to be called James.


Sources for Passenger Lists

[1] Welcome Society
McCracken, George E. The Welcome Claimants Proved, Disproved and Doubtful with an Account of Some of Their Descendants. (Baltimore, Genealogical Pub. Co, 1970)

Ship's Master Robert Greenway

William Penn [1]
John Barber (died en route),
his wife Elizabeth [1][2] (daughter of John Songhurst[3])


Joan (Bagham) Buckman, (widow of Edward Buckman), died en route
Joan's sons Thomas and Edward who died en route,
her daughter Ruth Buckman[1] who survived the voyage.
Joan's son William Buckman[1], his wife Sarah (Rowland) [1] and their daughters Sarah[1] and Mary [1]
Jane Batchelor [1]
Benjamin Chambers [1]


Thomas Fitzwater [1],
his wife Mary (Cheney) [1] (died en route)
their children Josiah and Mary (both died en route)
their sons Thomas and George who survived the voyage. [1][4]
Thomas Gillett [1]
Bartholomew Green [1]
Nathaniel Harrison [1]
Jeffrey Hawkins [1]
Thomas Heriott (died en route)
Isaac Ingram (died en route)
Richard Ingelo [1]
Thomas Jones [1]
Joseph Kirkbride [1]
William Lushington [1]
Jean Matthews [1]
Hannah Mogridge [1]
Joshua Morris [1]
David Ogden [1]
John Ottey [1]
Eleanor Paine [1]
James Porteus (or Portliff) [1]
Caleb Pusey[1]
his wife Anne (Stone) [1] (widow of Henry Worley),
Anne's sons Henry and Francis Worley.[5]
Dennis Rochford [1]
his wife Mary
their daughters Grace [1] and Mary [1]
John Rowland [1]
his wife Priscilla [1]
John's brother Thomas [1]
Miriam Short [1] (died en route)
her children Adam [1], Anne [1], and Miriam [1]
William Smith [1]
John Snashfold (died en route)
John Songhurst [1],
his wife Mary [1]
children John [1] and Sarah [1]
George Thompson
Richard Townsend [1],
his wife Ann [1][6]
their children Hannah [1] and James [1](who was born on the Welcome)
William Wade (died en route)
Zachariah Whitpaine [1]
Joseph Woodroffe [1]


Thomas Wynne [1] (brother of Mary (Wynne) Jones who arrived on the Lyon)
his wife Elizabeth [1] (widow of Josua Maude)


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 1.39 1.40 1.41 1.42 1.43 1.44 1.45 1.46 1.47 1.48 1.49 1.50 1.51 1.52 Ancestors recognized and approved for membership by the The Welcome Society
  2. Sanghurst-1 and Sanghurst-3 have a mix-up on husbands, but I think one of these is the correct one
  3. probably Songhurst-1 note different spellings of names
  4. Thomas Fitzwater later married Elizabeth (widow of George Palmer) who arrived on Elizabeth Ann and Catherine
  5. 'Early East Marlborough Land Transactions: Chester County PA, contributed to |US Gen Web archive by Fred Kelso. Citing as source: Cope, Gilbert, London Grove Meeting and Its Environs, Two-Hundredth Anniversary, London Grove Meeting: 1714-1914. pages 85-103
  6. profile locked, contact managers

See also:

  • Voyage of William Penn in ship "Welcome" 1682: With a View of Philadelphia, Welcome Society, Philadelphia (1917) archive.org
  • Welcome Ship's Passengers genealogybranches.com
  • » Sheppard, Walter Lee Jr., Passengers and Ships Prior to 1684. Volume 1 of Penn's Colony: Genealogical and Historical Materials Relating to the Settlement of Pennsylvania. Heritage Books (2009) .
  • » McCracken, George E., Penn's Colony: Genealogical and Historical Materials Relating to the Settlement of Pennsylvania. Volume 2: Welcome Claimants-Proved, Disproved, and Doubtful. Heritage Books (2009) .
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