ANCESTORS APPROVED FOR MEMBERSHIP


Listed are ancestors as approved by the Committees on Ancestral Eligibility and Lineage, and the Council of the Society.

Those passengers whose names are CAPITALIZED have been claimed by members. Only the person from whom descent is claimed is indicated, though obviously the claimant also descends from the spouse as well.

Inasmuch as there were passengers on the Welcome and other ships of Penn's fleet whose names do not appear on the following list, it is required that candidates for membership applying in descent from such passengers shall furnish satisfactory and conclusive proof from high quality, reliable sources that their ancestors come within the terms of the Society's Rules of Eligibility.

Further information may be obtained from the Welcome Society's Penn's Colony publications: Passengers and Ships Prior to 1684 by Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. (1970 with reprints) and Welcome Claimants: Proved, Disproved, and Doubtful by George E. McCracken (1970 with reprints). Both are widely available in libraries throughout the country. Potential applicants should be aware that the list of eligible ancestors may be altered by more recent research.

Identified passengers on each ship:

WELCOME

John Barber (died en route, without children), wife Elizabeth (Songhurst, daughter of John)
Joan Buckman, widow (died en route); children: Thomas (died en route, without children); Edward (died en route, without children); Ruth; WILLIAM, William's wife Sarah, William's children Sarah and Mary
Jane Batchelor
Benjamin Chambers
THOMAS FITZWATER, wife Mary (died en route); children: Thomas, George, Josiah (died en route), Mary (died en route)
Thomas Gillett
Bartholomew Green
Nathaniel Harrison
Jeffrey Hawkins
Thomas Heriott (died en route, without children)
Richard Ingelo
Isaac Ingram (died en route, without children
Thomas Jones
William Lushington
Jean Matthews
Hannah Mogdridge
Joshua Morris
DAVID OGDEN
John Ottey
Eleanor Paine
WILLIAM PENN
James Porteus (or Portliff)
Caleb Pusey, wife ANNE (STONE) WORLEY (widow of Henry)
Dennis Rochford, wife Mary, children: Grace, Mary
John Rowland, wife Priscilla (died without children)
Thomas Rowland (brother of John, died unmarried)
Miriam SHORT (died en route), children ADAM, ANNE, MIRIAM
William Smith (cripple who died, apparently unmarried, before 28 day 7 month 1702)
John Snashfold (died en route, without children)
JOHN SONGHURST, wife Mary, children: John, Sarah
George Thompson
RICHARD TOWNSEND, wife Ann, children: Hannah, James (born on the Welcome)
William Wade (died en route, without children)
ZACHARIAH WHITPAINE
Joseph Woodroffe
FRANCIS WORLEY
Henry Worley (stepson of Caleb Pusey)
THOMAS WYNNE, wife Elizabeth (widow of Joshua Maude)


BRISTOL FACTOR (1st voyage)*

NATHANIEL ALLEN, wife Eleanor, children: Nehemiah, Lydia, Eleanor
ELIZABETH BEZER, niece of John Bezer
JOHN BEZER, wife Susanna, children: John, Richard, Susanna, Frances
THOMAS COBURNE, wife Elizabeth, children: William, Joseph, Martha, Cisely, Mary
Gideon Gambel
*Note: Samuel Allen and family, previously recognized as passengers on this sailing, are now identified as passengers of the ship Society.


JOHN AND SARAH

Captain William Crispin (died at sea), son SILAS (born 1653) whose first wife was Esther Holme, daughter of Thomas Holme of the ship Amity

AMITY

WILLIAMS EVANS, wife Jane Hodges, second son Thomas
RICHARD HAINS, wife Margaret
THOMAS HOLME, children: Michael, Tryall, Eleanor, Esther (who married Silas Crispin of the ship John and Sarah)
JAMES PAXSON, wife Jane, children: Sarah, William
WILLIAM PAXSON, wife Mary, daughter Mary
JOSEPH RICHARDS, wife Jane
THOMAS CERIE/SEARY

FREEMAN

THOMAS BRASSEY, daughters: Rebecca, Mary
William Morton

LYON

DR. EDWARD JONES, wife Mary (daughter of DR. THOMAS WYNNE), children: Martha, Jonathan
EDWARD ap REES, wife Mably, children: Rees, Catherine
WILLIAM ap EDWARD, his second wife Jane, children: Elizabeth, Katherine

FRIENDSHIP

THOMAS MINSHALL, wife Margaret
JOHN SHARPLES, wife Jane, children: Phebe, John, Thomas (died en route), James, Caleb, Jane, Joseph
JOHN SIMCOCK, sons: John, James
WILLIAM TAYLOR, wife Margaretta, children: Joseph, Elizabeth, Mary; brother Peter
RANDLE VERNON, with SARAH DOLE, an indentured servant, sister of John Dole of the Society
ROBERT VERNON
THOMAS VERNON

MARY

JOHN SIMCOCK
WILLIAM TAYLOR

SOCIETY

*SAMUEL ALLEN, wife Mary, children: Priscilla, Martha, Ann, Sarah, Samuel
Ann Knight (sister of Giles)
GILES KNIGHT, wife Mary, son Joseph
Thomas Paschall, wife Joanna, children: Thomas, William, Mary
JOHN SOMERS
*Note: The Allen family was previously identified as passengers on the first voyage of the Bristol Factor


SAMUEL

Henry Paxson, daughter Elizabeth

FRIENDS ADVENTURE

William Bewsie
John Brearele
Luke Brindley
JOHN BROCK
JOHN CLOWS, JR., brother Joseph, sister Sarah
Ralph Cowgill (son of Ellen of the ship Lamb; later married Sarah Blackshaw, daughter of Randle who came on the Submission)
Andrew Heath
John Heycock
Job Houle
Thomas Leister
Henry Lingart
James Morris
GEORGE POWNALL, wife Ellenor, children: Reuben, Elizabeth, Sarah, Rachel, Abigail
WILLIAM SMITH (who later married Mary Croasdale of the ship Lamb)
William Venables, wife Elizabeth, daughters Joyce and Frances
Martha Worrall
Yardley, William, wife Jane, sons: Enoch, Thomas, and William

PROVIDENCE

William Carter
John Lash

ELIZABETH, ANN AND CATHARINE

George Palmer (died en route), wife Elizabeth (who later married Thomas Fitzwater of the Welcome), children: Elizabeth, George, THOMAS, William
Robert Kent

LAMB

ELLEN COWGILL, widow, children: John, Edmund, Jane, Jennet.
THOMAS CROASDALE, wife Agnes, children: William, John, Elizabeth, Mary, Bridget, Alis
JAMES DILWORTH, wife Ann Waln (sister of Nicholas Waln, also of the Lamb), infant son William
CUTHBERT HAYHURST, wife Mary Rudd, children: William, MARGERY, John, Cuthbert, Alis
William Hayhurst, brother of Cuthbert
ROBERT HEATON, wife Alice, children: Grace, Robert, James, Agnes, Ephraim
Stephen Sands
Thomas Stackhouse, wife Margaret Hayhurst (died without children)
THOMAS WALMSLEY, wife Elizabeth Rudd, children: Margaret and Mary (both died en route), Henry, Thomas, Elizabeth, Rosamond (died en route)
NICHOLAS WALN, wife Jane, children: Jane, Richard, Margaret
Thomas Wigglesworth, wife Alice (sister of Cuthbert Hayhurst) who died childless
*Note: John Fisher, wife Margaret, children: John, Thomas, James, Rachel, Sarah, Alice, and Annis were possibly passengers on this ship as well


BRISTOL FACTOR (second voyage)

JOHN ASHMEAD
JOHN BLUNSTON, daughters: Sarah, Katherine
EVERAND BOLTON
JOHN EVANS
WILLIAM HOWELL
David James
David Kinsey
TOBIAS LEACH, wife Esther Ashmead, son Tobias, Jr.
EVAN OLIVER, wife Jean, children: David, Elizabeth, John, Hannah, Mary, Evan, Seaborn (born in sight of land)
JOHN ROADES
RICHARD WALL


JEFFREY

ABRAHAM PRATT, wife Jane, sons: Thomas, John
SARAH SHOEMAKER


ANTELOPE

JOHN ASHBROOKE
James Atkinson
Thomas Conway, wife Mary (daughter of Valentine Hollingsworth)
VALENTINE HOLLINGSWORTH, wife Ann, children: Catherine, Thomas, Samuel
Ann Milcome, daughters Mary Milcome and Jane Graves
John Musgrave (indentured servant to Valentine Hollingsworth) [only one other such identification though many others were servants]


UNICORN

WILLIAM CLOUD, sons: William, Jeremiah, Robert
ANTHONY ELTON, wife Susanna, children: Mary, George, Anthony, Thomas


SUBMISSION

RANDLE BLACKSHAW, wife Alice, children: Phebe, Sarah, Abraham (died en route), Jacob, Mary, Nehemiah, Martha
Robert Bond
Roger Bradbury, daughters Martha and Sarah
JAMES CLAYTON, wife Jane, children: James, Sarah, John, Mary, Joshua, Lydia
Alice Dickinson
James Harrison, wife Anna, mother Agnes
Ellis Jones, wife Jane, children: Barbary, Dorothy, Isaac, Jane, Rebecka
JANE LYON
JOSEPH MATHER
MARGERY MAUDE (wife of Thomas Fisher, possibly of the Lamb) sister Jane Maude
PHINEAS PEMBERTON, wife Phoebe, children: Abigail, Joseph; father Ralph Pemberton
Richard Radchlif
Joseph Steward
Lydia Wharmby
Rebeckah Wynne (daughter of Thomas of the Welcome)