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Arrival in Salem, Massachusetts

The ship "Lyon" left the Bristol, Thames, Gravesend, England April 5, 1629 along with five other ships, George Bonaventure, Four Sisters, Lyon's Whelp, the Mayflower and the Talbot, arriving in Salem late May or June 1629.

My eleventh great-grandfather Richard WEBB found on the WEBB Family Genealogy web site links our family with our 36th President Lyndon Baines Johnson and famous British writer William Shakespeare. They arrived less than 9 years after the Pilgrims arrival in December 1620. Was bound for Cambridge with his wife Elizabeth in 1630 as part of the Winthrop Fleet when 700 colonists arrived.


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Ship "Mary Anne" June 20, 1637 William Goose as its master from Ipswich, England

My ninth great-grandparents were John THURSTON 1600-1685 Wrentham, Suffolk, England to Norfolk County, Massachusetts and Margaret about 1605-1662 England to Norfolk County, Massachusetts. John THURSTON arrived at Boston, Massachusetts on the ship Mary Anne of Yarmouth, England June 20, 1637. It sailed from Ipswich, England in May 1637 with William Goose as ships master. John THURSTON was from Wrentham, England, 30 years old with his 32 year old wife Margaret, sons Thomas and John, and a 23 year old spinster Lucy Poyett.


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Arrival: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Most arrivals are found in the book Names of foreigners who took the oath of allegiance to the province and state of Pennsylvania, 1727-1775: with the foreign arrivals, 1786-1808 By William Henry Egle which is searchable online

Sebastian REYER is said to have arrived on board the ship "Delaware" in 1718 from Germany to Philadelphia


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Ship "Hope Galley" September 23, 1734 Captain Daniel Reed or Reid from Rotterdam, the Netherlands by way of Cowes, England

Most ships left from the port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands the port of Europe

Cowes is a port near southern England on the Isle of Wright about 250 miles west of Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Found on page 109 of the Names Book. My sixth great-grandparents Zachariah ALBAUGH 1698-1765 Germany to Hunterdon County, Maryland and Anna DUMAT 1698-1773 Preussen, Germany to Frederick County, Maryland. The family arrived on the ship Hope Galley September 23, 1734 at the port of Philadelphia from Rotterdam, now the Netherlands as Zacharias Ohlbach, 36, Anna Dumat, 37, Johannes Wilhelm, 11, Johannes Gerard, 6, Anna Margret, 8, Gertrud Margreta, 2, Johannes Peter, 2, and Zacharias' brother Johan Wilhelm ALBAUGH age 28 and wife Anna Elizabetha age 26. They were formerly of Flammersfeld, 21 km west of Hachenburg, Germany.


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Ship "Two Sisters" September 9, 1738 Captain James Marshall from Rotterdam, by way of Cowes
41 [men] 30 [women] 39 [children] [Total] 110

My fifth great-grandparents Johann Gottfried BREININGER 1705 Werttenberg, Germany to 1768 Berks County, Pennsylvania and Maria Elisabetha Unknown 1707 Werttenberg, Germany to 1794 Berks County, Pennsylvania.


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1743 from Herrliberg, Canton Zurich, Switzerland

My sixth great-grandparents Henry KELKER (Heinrich KÖLLIKER) 1705-1762 Zurich, Switzerland to Lancaster now Lebanon County, Pennsylvania and Regula BRÄETSCHER Andelfingen, Switzerland to Lancaster now Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. Tradition says they spent 28 weeks at sea in 1743. Possibly four of their children died at sea during the long journey. Is he Johan Heinrich Koller on page 152 of the Names Book who arrived on the ship Glasgow, Walter Sterling, Master, from Rotterdam, qualified September 9, 1738.


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Ship "Loyal Judith" arrived September 2, 1743 in Philadelphia - Captain James Cowey from Rotterdam by way of Cowes lists 97A (ages), 97B, 97C

My sixth great-grandfather Phillip Karl Angel age 20 (Charles ENGELL) about 1723 Palantine to before 1811 Carroll County, Maryland and Juliana between 1727-1737 to between 1783-1786 of Carroll County, Maryland.


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"Ann Galley" September 27, 1746 Captain William Wilson from Rotterdam by way of Orkney's, Scotland

Found on page 255 of the Names Book. My fifth great-grandparents Philip ZIEGLER 1734-1803, wife Regina REQUEL 1730-1824 Bern, Switzerland to Berks County, Pennsylvania. The ZIEGLER Bible places Philip's arrival as 1746. It is thought the fourteen year old Philip was on the ship "Ann Galley" September 27, 1746 with an older Philip ZIEGLER his wife Barbara four children, and a Jacob ZIEGLER

"Judith" September 15, 1748 Captain James Talt from Rotterdam, the Netherlands by way of Cowes, England

Found on page 269 of the Names Book and another on page 352? My fifth and sixth great-grandparents were Johann Peter HECKMAN about 1710-1712 to 1767-1774 Germany to Berks County, Pennsylvania and Anna Elizabeth Margareth Rothenberg, Germany to Berks County, Pennsylvania. They arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on board the ship Judith September 15, 1748.


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"Patience and Margaret" October 25, 1748 Captain John Govan by way of Leith in Scotland

Found on page 274 of the Names Book as Johan Casper Zwach on the ship Patience and Margaret, John Povan, Captain from Rotterdam, last from Leith in Scotland, qualified September 25, 1748. So which date is correct? My fifth great-grandparents Johann Casparus PRACH 1704-1782(85) Loetzbeuren, Germany to Berks County, Pennsylvania and Sophia LAUTER 1719-about 1780 Oberdiebach, Germany to Berks County, Pennsylvania. Immigrated on Ship "Patience and Margaret" October 25, 1748 by way of Leith in Scotland.


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"Edinburgh" September 15, 1749 Captain James Russel from Rotterdam, the Netherlands by way of Plymouth, England

Found on page 288 of the Names Book which says from Portsmouth, England. My sixth great-grandparents Wendell ESSIG about 1700-1799 Switzerland to Washington County, Maryland and Anna MATTE about 1700-1772 of Washington County, Maryland. Served with Frederick the Great in 1740. All their children and the parents, except Simon may have killed by Indians in Maryland. Arrived in Philadelphia on Ship Edinburgh, Captain James Russell, Palatinates from Rotterdam September 15, 1749.


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"Leathley" September 19, 1753 Captain John Lickley from Hamburg, Germany by way of Cowes, England

Found on page 393 of the Names Book. My fourth great-grandparents were John Henry HINSEY 1730-after 1794 left Hamburg, Germany by way of Cowes, England arrived on the ship Leathley September 19, 1753 in Philadelphia to Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware and Elizabeth POST of New Castle County, Delaware. He served in the Revolutionary War in Delaware with his son John Henry HINSEY jr. from Ancestry.com.

"Brothers" September 30, 1754 Captain William Muir, from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and last from Cowes

Sixth great-grandfather Heinrich Zum Brun, 36 - on list 219 A, B, & C at the State House at Philadelphia, Monday, the 30th of September, 1754 Present: The Worshipful Charles Willing, Esquire, Mayor The Foreigners whose Names are underwritten, imported in the Ship Brothers , Capn. William Muir, from Rotterdam, and last from Cowes, did this day take the usual Qualifications. 7 Roman Catholicks, 23 Mennonites, 250 Souls, 210 Freights. 101 Qualified [From the] Palatinate & Mentz." "Sepr 30, 1754 Sr We have carefully examined the State of Health of the Mariners and Passengers on board the ships Brothers and Edinburgh Capts Muir & Russel and found no objection to their being admitted to land in the City immediately. To His Honour The Governour Tho. Graeme Th. Bond [Endorsed:] 30th Septr 1754. Doctors Certificate relating to the Ships Brothers and Edinburgh. List 219 A - compare with same number on List 219 - B and List 219 C. Pennsylvania German Pioneers Original Lists of Arrivals to Philadelphia 1727-1808, Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Ed. Wm. John Hinke, 2nd Printing, 1980, Genealogical Publ. Co., Inc. 1980 Strassburger, pp 609 - 613.


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"Zeeland" May 16, 1881 from Antwerp, Belgium

My great-grandparents John SCHNEIDER 1843-1917 Alsace Loraine, Germany to Stark County, Ohio to Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana and Margaret LONGENFELDT 1849-1925 Germany to Stark County, Ohio to Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May 16, 1881 on the ship Zeeland from Antwerp, Belgium. The "Zeeland" of 1888 was the ex-Cunard vessel "Java" built in 1865 by Thompson's of Glasgow. She was bought by the Red Star Line in 1878 and later renamed "Zeeland". Her dimensions were 2866 tons, length 337ft, beam 42.9ft, speed 12 knots. She had a clipper stem, one funnel and three masts. There was accommodation for 160 1st class and 800 3rd class passengers. She sailed throughout her career with Red Star from Antwerp to either NY or Philadelphia. In 1889 she was sold to the French and was renamed "Electrique" and in 1892 was converted to a British sailing ship and renamed "Lord Spencer". She went missing while on passage from San Francisco to Queenstown in 1895. This vessel is described in the Cunard archives as the "Java" [Posted to the Emigration-Ships Mailing List byTed Finch - 19 June 1997]

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