- William Penn and the Dutch Quaker Migration to Pennsylvania
This scholarly study names all of the settlers in Germantown during the years
1683-1709. Details were collected from various sources including wills, personal
correspondence and obituaries. The study follows William Penn's travels to
Holland and Germany and discusses the resulting settlement of the Dutch and
German Quakers who accepted Penn's invitation to relocate to Pennsylvania.
- Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania, 1682-1750
With Their Early History in Ireland
This work is a combined history of Quakers in Ireland and Pennsylvania. It
not only provides details of the Quaker migration to Pennsylvania, it examines
the social life of the Friends. For example, you'll learn how the Quakers
built their homes, how they conducted their meetings, the types of social
interaction they participated in, and details of daily life. In addition,
you'll learn extensive details of the lives of several prominent Irish Friends.
The Appendix, comprising fully one-third of the volume, includes biographical
sketches and abstracts of certificates of removal received at various monthly
meetings. The information collected at monthly meetings ranged from details
of birth, marriage and death, places of residence in Ireland, names of family
members, dates of immigration, and places of residence in Pennsylvania.
- Quaker Arrivals at Philadelphia, 1682-1750
Being a List of Certificates of Removal Received at Philadelphia Monthly Meeting
This important volume consists of a chronological list of Quaker immigrants
who registered, upon their arrival in Philadelphia, with the Philadelphia
Monthly Meeting of Friends. Since a large number of the Quakers who immigrated
into the Province of Pennsylvania took up residence in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia
Monthly Meeting of Friends was the largest Quaker meeting in the province.
Based on the certificates of removal from the Meetings of Friends of which
they were members in other countries and colonies, listing of an individual
generally provides the following information: name, date of certificate, former
place of residence, former meeting, date of receipt, and other details of
quaint and useful interest. For genealogical purposes, these removal records
are important because they tell you where your ancestor lived before moving
- Emigrants to Pennsylvania, 1641-1819
A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists from The Pennsylvania Magazine
of History and Biography
This important collection of ship passenger lists ranges from brief name lists
to full-blown articles giving passengers' places of origin, occupations, wives
and children, dates of arrival, etc. With minor exceptions the lists document
arrivals at the port of Philadelphia between 1682 and 1819 and identify approximately
6,000 immigrants, mainly British and German, the majority being named in two
extensive lists of indentured servants and apprentices. Most of these lists
were transcribed from manuscripts in the possession of the Historical Society
- Pennsylvania German Pioneers
A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia
from 1727 to 1808 (2 Volumes)
The most complete collection of colonial passenger lists ever published, these
two volumes comprise all the original lists of persons who arrived in the
port of Philadelphia between 1727 and 1808. The lists were assembled from
state archives and give the names of 38,000 immigrants, names of ships, dates
of arrival, and places of origin. Since no other port maintained such extensive
and continuous records, this work is foremost among compilations of its kind.
Volume I covers the period 1727-1775 and contains 324 ship passenger lists,
including captains' lists, signers of the oath of allegiance, and signers
of the oath of abjuration. Volume II covers the period 1785-1808 and includes
182 additional lists, in many cases giving ages, occupations, and birthplaces.
All names and variant spellings are listed in the Index, which comprises some
450 pages and 50,000 references. This publication is a reprint of the work
originally compiled for the Pennsylvania German Society.
- Names of Foreigners Who Took the Oath of Allegiance to the Province and
State of Pennsylvania, 1727-1775 with Foreign Arrivals, 1786-1808
This work is a comprehensive list of "foreigners" (mostly Germans)
who immigrated to Pennsylvania between the years 1727 and 1775, and again
during the years 1786-1808. The following information is available in this
book: full name, the name of the ship on which a person sailed, date of arrival,
port of origin, and, in some instances, ages, names of wives, and names of
children. The index includes about 35,000 references.
- A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch,
French And Other Immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776
This work consists mostly of 319 ship passenger lists. Arranged by date of
the ship's arrival, each passenger list notes the name of the ship and its
origin. Also included is a listing of over a thousand settlers who came to
Pennsylvania from other states. There is an index of ships and an eighty-four
page index of surnames.
- Record of Indentures of Individuals Bound Out as Apprentices, Servants,
Etc. and of German and Other Redemptioners in the Office of the Mayor of the
City of Philadelphia, October 3, 1771, to October 5, 1773
Excerpted from The Pennsylvania-German Society Proceedings and Addresses,
XVI, 1907, the vast majority of the passengers cited herein sailed from British,
Irish, or Dutch ports, though some passengers certainly were of German origin.
Altogether about 5,000 individuals are listed and the information given for
each of them includes the port of embarkation, exact date of arrival, name
of person to whom apprenticed or indentured, residence, occupation, term of
service, and exact price of apprenticeship or indenture.
- Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia, 1800-1819
The Philadelphia "baggage lists" are the oldest federal passenger
lists in existence. Compiled in accordance with a law made to exempt incoming
passengers from paying duty on their personal belongings, they provide proof
of immigration in the first two decades of the 19th century. In the lists
are the names of the passengers, and in many cases there is data on such items
as passengers' ages, nationalities, former places of residence, occupations,
destinations, and the names and relationships of accompanying family members.
In all there are about 4,767 ship lists with about 40,000 passengers identified.
Most are from Great Britain (especially Northern Ireland) and Germany. For
convenience, all of the passengers' names have been arranged in a single alphabetical