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Also Known As: "Not Susanna (Mayflower) Furner"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: of Canterbury, Kent, England
Death: Died in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Cause of death: Susanna died in the first sickness at Plymouth in the spring of 1621.
Place of Burial: Corn Hill Burying Ground, Plymouth, MA
Immediate Family:

Wife of James Chilton, "Mayflower" Passenger
Mother of Isabella Chandler; Jane Chilton; Mary CHILTON; Joel Chilton; Mary Chilton and 5 others

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About James Chilton's wife, "Mayflower" Passenger

Very little is known about James Chilton's wife. Mrs. Chilton's name has not even been discovered. It has been widely suggested for many years she may have been Susanna Furner, but this was fairly conclusively disproven by the research of Michael Paulick, published in 1999.

http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/Passengers/MrsChilton.php

http://www.mayflowerfamilies.com/mayflower/james_chilton.htm

The CHILTON/FURNER alleged marriage has been reproduced many times in genealogies since 1962. The baptism of Susannah FURNER may be found in the parish register of St. Paul's church, Canterbury as follows:"Susan Furner the 5th daye" November, 1573. The CHILTON's first child Isabell was baptised on 15th January 1586. Using old style dates, Susan would have been only 12-1/2 years old at the time of her marriage to James CHILTON, then about 29 years old. She would have been only 13 at the birth of Isabell. This is highly unlikely therefore, until evidence has been submitted for their marriage, Mrs. CHILTON's identity has not been proven and remains a mystery.


In 1620, Susanna Chilton (Furner) departed England for Massachusetts on the Mayflower with her husband, James, and daughter, Mary. James was one of the three men who died at sea during the crossing. Susanna died that first winter in Massachusetts. Over half of the passengers died that first winter. Susanna's daughter, Mary Chilton, survived and celebrated the first Thanksgiving in November 1621.

Details on the Mayflower, it's Passenger List, and those that died within the first year can be found at the following links:

Mayflower:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayflower

Passengers List:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_passengers_on_the_Mayflower#cite_note-Willison-1

List of Mayflower Passengers who died the first winter:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mayflower_passengers_who_died_in_the_winter_of_1620_-_1621#cite_note-Women-2

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James Chilton's wife, "Mayflower" Passenger's Timeline

1564
November 5, 1564
of Canterbury, Kent, England
1564
Of Canterbury, Kent, England
1573
November 5, 1573
Age 9
St. Paul, Canterbury, Kent, England
November 5, 1573
Age 9
Of, Canterbury, Kent, England
November 5, 1573
Age 9
Canterbury, Kent, England
November 5, 1573
Age 9
of, Canterbury, Kent, England
November 5, 1573
Age 9
Of, Canterbury, Kent, England
November 5, 1573
Age 9
Of,Canterbury,Kent,England
November 5, 1573
Age 9
of, Canterbury, Kent, England
November 5, 1573
Age 9
Of, Canterbury, Kent, England