Who Came First: Hawkins, Johnson, Hussey, Comer?
13 Dec 1901
— Deal England, Ship Welcome
The ship, Welcome sailed from Deal, England on 31 August 1682. It arrived at the mouth of the Delaware river [New Castle] on f27 October 1682. It
latr anchored at Chester, PA [on 28 October]
William Penn and friends went to Philadelphia after this.The ship's master was Robert Greenway. The original passenger list was lost, but research was done to give an idea of the people who may have been on the shilp with Mr. Penn.
Here is a list of possible passengers. "proven" according to the Welcome Claimants.
John Barber, Shipley, Essex; possibly died on the voyage
Elizabeth Barber, his wife
William Buckman, born circa; 1650 at or near Ballinghurst, Sussex
Sarah Buckman, his wife
Sarah Buckman, his daughter
Mary Buckman, his daughter
Joan Buckman, his mother
Ruth Buckman, his sister
Edward Buckman, his brother
Thomas Buckman, his brother
Mary Fitzwater, wife of Thomas Fitzwater, died on voyage
Thomas Fitzwater, son of Thomas Fitzwater
George Fitzwater, son of Thomas Fitzwater
Josiah Fitzwater, son of Thomas Fitzwater, died on voyage
Mary Fitzwater, daughter of Thomas Fitzwater, died on voyage
Bartholomew Green, Servant to Richard Townsend, see passenger #52
Nathaniel Harrison, servant to Richard Townsend, see passenger #52
Dorothy Hawkins, his wife,
Roger Hawkins, their son
James Hawkins, thir son
Daniel h\Hawkins, their son
Jeffrey Hawkins, thir son
Susanna Hawkins, their daughter
Elizabeth Hawkins, their daugihter
Thomas Heriott, of Sussex, died on voyage.
Isaac Ingram of Gatton,Surrey, died on voyage
Thomas Jones, servantof DennisRochfordsee passenger 41
Jeane Matthews, servant of Dennis Rochford, see passenger 41
Hannah Mogeridge, srvantof John Rowland, see passenger 45
David Ogden, Born 1655
William Penn, Founder of Pennsylvania
Dennis Rochford, born in Enniscorthy, Wexford, Ireland 1647
Mary Rochford, 2nd wife of Dennis Rochford
Mary Rochford, thir daughter, did on voyge
Grace Rochford, daughter of Dennis and his 1st wife, died on voyage
John Rowland, of Sussex
Priscilla Rowland, wife of John
Thomas Rowland, brother of John
John Songhurst, of Sussex, father of Elizabeth Barber, passenger #2
Ann Townsend, wife of Richard
James Townsend, their child born on the Welcome
Hannah Townsend, Richard's daughter
William Wade, sussex, died on voyag
Thomas Wynne, of Wales
Additional Possible Passengers
Thomas Buckman, son of William Buckman, see passenger 3
Hannah Ogden, sistr of David see passenger 36
Sarah Ogden, sister of David
Mary Songhurst, wife of John see paasenger 50
Sarah Sonhurst, their daughter
John Songhurst, their son
Tepper, Michael [editor], New World Immigrants: a Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from Perodical Literature [Baltimore: Genealogical Publishin Company, 1979].
McCracken, George E., The Welcome Claimants Proved, Disproved andDoubtful with an Account of Some of their Dscendants [Baltimore: Genealogical PublishingCompany, 1970]; Uses extensive research to prove ordisprove claims as to who was on the ship Welcome with William Penn.
The Hawkins family came from Norton-=Bavant, Wiltshir, Engand. Thi9s was proven by Lewis Johns and info should be on record at the Wayne County Genealogical Society, Richmond, Indiana. Lewis was kind enough to share
some of his info with me, a kind man.
The Hawkins family were a prosperous and numerous family who came to
Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, after making stops in PA, SC and Ohio.
A quick brief on the family:
Jeffrey Hawkins md Dorothy Mattock ca 1660/1662
their oldest son, James married Mary Elliot 1704
Their son John married Mary [Molly} Moore 1768
Their daiughter Martha Married Robert Comer 9 Nov 1797 in Orange, NC
Their daughter Mary Comer married Charles Johnson
Their daughter Betsy Ann Johnson married Enoch M. Marshall.
Betsy was dis. for mou. These were my gg grandparents. The Quaker line
ended with Betsy. In early 1900 my grandmother tried to get the family
back into the chuch. No doubt Husband won out.
Love the Quakers for their good records for us to search.