There are references in various
places to the passengers of the Francis and Dorothy. This
transcript comes from EMIGRANTS TO PENNSYLVANIA 1641-1819, A Consolidation
of Ship Passenger Lists from the "Pennsylvania Magazine of
History and Biography," edited by Michael Tepper, Genealogical
Publishing Company, Inc., Baltimore, 1975, page 15. This book
is also available on Family Tree Maker CD170.
"The ffrancis and Dorothy
ffrom London Richard Bridgeman Commander Arived at Philadelphia
the 16th of the 8th month 1685. The passengers names are as followeth:"
(Included are): "John
Peter Umstat and Barbara his wife, John his sonn Margaret and
Eve his Daughters."
1985 Sheppard, Walter Lee,
PASSENGERS AND SHIPS PRIOR TO 1684, The Welcome Society of Pennsylvania,
1985, page 166, shows the same info as above with the exception
of Sheppard showing the ship to have arrived on the 12th of the
8th month and spelling Eave.
I have not yet obtained a
copy of the original manifest from which this information was
taken, but it's out there and it's reasonable to believe that
this information is reasonably sound. I will update this page
when I get a copy. Along with wanting to have original documents
for everything on this site, I'm particularly interested in seeing
the spelling of Umstat shown on the original. It is shown differently
in various published accounts, as are the first names of the family
members, i.e. Eave.
Note: The sketch of the ship
above is NOT the actual Francis and Dorothy, but is similar.
Betsy Umstattd, whose husband Jim did this sketch, says, "A
ship historian tells me that information on 17th century ships
is general. There are no pictures of specific ships from that