NOTE: In the book Pennsylvania German Pioneers by Strassburger and Hinke, the following is written on page xxiv, which is of great interest.
In addition to the captains' lists we have the lists of the signers of the oath of allegiance. On these lists we naturally expect to find the signatures of all the male adults on the ships. But here we meet with another disappointment. What we actually find, at least on the first seventy lists, are the names of all the male adults who were well on the day of signing and were able to appear at the Court House. If any of the male passengers were sick, they were not required to sign later. Beginning in August 1739, we find that the Clerk of Council signed the names of the absent passengers. But, in the earlier lists, there is often a serious discrepancy between the male adults that were on board and those that actually signed. Thus, for example, on the very first captain's lists there are 109 names, but only 51 persons actually appeared in the Court House and signed the oath. The others, who are reported as sick, "never came to be qualified."
It should also be noted that the Captains' Lists do not exist for every ship. Many have been lost or destroyed.
PLEASE NOTE: I do NOT have any information on passengers who appear on these ships' lists, UNLESS they are direct line ancestors of my husband or myself. I also do not have any information on any of the ships themselves. Please consult the various links and suggested resources which I have on my web site for further information. Thanks.
The Molly, September 30, 1727 The James Goodwill, September 11, 1728 The Allen, September 11, 1729 The Alexander and Anne, September 5, 1730 The Samuel, August 16, 1731 The Pennsylvania Merchant, September 11, 1732 The Johnson Galley, September 18, 1732 The Adventure, September 23, 1732 The Mercury, May 29, 1735 The Harle, September 1, 1736 The Virtuous Grace, September 24, 1737 The St. Andrew Galley, September 26, 1737 The Townsend, October 5, 1737 The Charming Nancy, October 8, 1737 The Winter Galley, September 5, 1738 The Friendship, September 23, 1740 The Loyal Judith, November 25, 1740 The Francis and Elizabeth, September 21, 1742 The Lydia, September 19, 1743 The Friendship, November 2, 1744 The Ann Galley, September 27, 1746 The Patience, September 16, 1748 The Elliot, August 24, 1749 The Christian, September 13, 1749 (on Dennis Mansker's site) The Patience, September 19, 1749 The Isaac, September 27, 1749 The Patience, August 11, 1750 The Brotherhood, November 3, 1750 The Sandwich, November 30, 1750 The Shirley, September 5, 1751 The Brothers, September 16, 1751 The Edinburgh, September 19, 1752 (On FIES/FEES Family Home Page) The Snow Louisa, November 8, 1752 The Peggy, September 24 1753 The Eastern Branch, October 3, 1753 (On FIES/FEES Family Home Page) The Louisa, October 3, 1753 (On FIES/FEES Family Home Page) The Henrietta, October 22, 1754 The Snow Chance, November 10, 1756 The Snow Squirrel, October 21, 1761 The Chance, August 8, 1764 The Hero, October 27, 1764 The Myrtilla, September 21, 1765 The Countess of Sussex, October 7, 1765 The Hope, December 29, 1772 The Nancy, June 21, 1774 (On FIES/FEES Family Home Page)
Special Note: On Lists B and C, the letters between parentheses are the marks made by passengers who could not sign their names. Examples: (O), (X), (CB).
NOTE: If you have found this page via a link from another home page, do visit all the ships' lists on: On the Trail of Our Ancestors.
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