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Another ship which loaded just after the Kent in London was the Greyhound, Joesph Wasey, master. The records show that an unidentified ship g.h. arrived at Wickaco in the Delaware near Old Swedes Church, present Philadelphia, in October, 1677, and this can only be the Greyhound. She loaded from 11 April until 31 May for New Jersey and added later loadings for Virginia. The following passengers can be identified:

NOTE: Persons in parentheses ( ) are doubtful, and may be listed with a different ship. Persons listed in brackets [ ] were servants.

Daniel Allen, loaded 26 May
[John Allen]
Thomas Batting, loaded 19 May
Edward Bradwell or Bradway, loaded 14 May, brought wife Mary;
children: William, Mary, Susannah; servants: John Allin, Thomas
Buckel, William Groome.
[Thomas Buckel]
(William Clayton)
David Conyard, loaded 11 April
(John Cripps)
(Morgan Drewett, but he loaded on the Kent)
(Thomas Eves)
(Thomas Farnsworth or Fairnsworth)
Edward Griffith, loaded 16 May
[William Groome]
(Thomas Harding)
Jonathan Harwood, loaded 11 May
William Hebes or Hibbs
Benjamin Hewling, loaded 16 May
Zapheniah Hilton, loaded 3 May
(Henry Jennings)
(William Jones, loaded 31 May, merchant; may not have come)
John Kinsey, Sr., loaded 19 May
(Samuel Lovett)
(Edward Mann, merchant, loaded goods but almost certainly did not
(Thomas Nossiter)
(William Peachey)
(Thomas Olive, but see under the Kent)
William Pennton
Thomas Pooting, loaded 11 May
(Robert Powell)
(Christopher Saunders)
Jonathan Stone, loaded 9 May
Joseph Taylor, loaded 26 May
(Daniel Wills, but see under the Kent)
(John Woolston)
(John Woodmancy)
Christopher White and his servants Jane Allin and Thomas Brinton
may have been aboard the Greyhound rather than either 
Kent or Griffin.)

Reference: Passengers and Ships Prior to 1684, Penn's Colony: Volume I by Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr., 1970.

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