Solomon Prower, "Mayflower" Passenger

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Solomon Prower, "Mayflower" Passenger

Also Known As: "Solomon Martin"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Essex, England
Death: Died in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Prower and Marie Prower, "Mayflower" Passenger
Half brother of Nathaniel Martin

Managed by: Jeffrey Smith
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About Solomon Prower, "Mayflower" Passenger

Christopher Martin was born probably around 1580, probably in the vicinity of Great Burstead, Billericay, which is where he married the widowed Mrs. Mary Prower on 26 February 1606/7; she brought into the family her son from her previous marriage, Solomon Prower. Christopher and Mary had a child together, Nathaniel Martin, baptized on 26 February 1609/10 in Billericay. No other children are recorded to the couple.

"Mr . Christopher Martin and his wife and two servants, Solomon Prower, and John Langmore came aboard the Mayflower."

"Martin, Christopher: "Mr. Martin, he and all his died in the first infection, not long after the arrival," Bradford, p. 445.

"Solomon Martin (Prower): December 24, "the sixth and last who dies this month," ibid



            
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Solomon Prower, "Mayflower" Passenger's Timeline

1601
1601
Essex, England
1620
September 6, 1620
- September 16, 1620
Age 19
Plymouth, England

Mayflower voyage[edit]
Winslow and his wife Elizabeth were part of the Leiden Separatist group who had decided to travel far away from England and the repressive regime of King James I to more freely practice their religious beliefs. Merchant Adventurer investment group agent Thomas Weston assisted in this venture by providing the ship Mayflower for the Pilgrim's journey. Traveling on the Mayflower in company with the Winslows were his brother Gilbert and family servant/employee George Soule and a youth, Elias Story. Also in the care of the family was Elinor (Ellen) More, a girl of eight years. In all there were four unaccompanied More children from Shipton, Shropshire in the care of senior Pilgrims on the Mayflower: Elinor, Jasper, Mary and Richard.[7][8][9] Elinor perished the winter of 1620 with only one brother Richard More surviving.

Signing the Mayflower Compact 1620, a painting by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris 1899
The Mayflower departed Plymouth, England on September 6/16, 1620. The small, 100-foot ship had 102 passengers and the crew is estimated to be approximately 30 but the exact number is unknown.[10] They lived in extremely cramped conditions. By the second month out, the ship was being buffeted by strong westerly gales, causing the ship‘s timbers to be badly shaken with caulking failing to keep out sea water, and with passengers, even in their berths, lying wet and ill. This, combined with a lack of proper rations and unsanitary conditions for several months, attributed to what would be fatal for many, especially the majority of women and children. On the way there were two deaths, a crew member and a passenger, but the worst was yet to come after arriving at their destination when, in the space of several months, almost half the passengers perished in cold, harsh, unfamiliar New England winter

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Winslow

Not listed on geni currently:
William Holbeck, John Hooke, Desire Minter, Elias Story, Roger Wilder, Humility Cooper,

November 9, 1620
- November 19, 1620
Age 19
Plymouth Rock on the Mayflower

On November 9/19, 1620, after about 3 months at sea, including a month of delays in England, they spotted land, which was the Cape Cod Hook, now called Provincetown Harbor. After several days of trying to get south to their planned destination of the Colony of Virginia, strong winter seas forced them to return to the harbor at Cape Cod hook, where they anchored on November 11/21. The Mayflower Compact was signed that day.[11][12]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Winslow

November 1620
Age 19
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Excerpt from Desperate Crossing--The Untold Story of the Mayflower. An excellent History Channel overview of the Mayflower journey. It tells about several in the 3 videos Edward Winslow is one of them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv-_JxApHzo

December 24, 1620
Age 19
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA