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  • Mary (unknown) Brewster, “Mayflower Passenger” (c.1569 - 1627)
    Not the same as Mary Wentworth Mary (unknown) Birth: About 1569, probably in Yorkshire or Nottinghamshire. Death: Apr. 17, 1627 Plymouth, Plymouth Colony Parents: unknown Married: William ...
  • Thomas Williams, “Mayflower” Passenger (bef.1582 - bef.1621)
    Not the same as Thomas (Williams) Knight , or a known husband of Private User Not a known husband of Hannah Williams Middle name or nickname of “Stafford” or “Stratford” seen and removed. Among ...
  • John Turner, “Mayflower” Passenger (c.1590 - c.1621)
    From is known about John Turner and his family--even the names of his two sons that came on the Mayflower remain unknown. They all died the first winter at Plymouth, likely between January and March 16...
  • Josian Bartelmore (1575 - aft.1626)
    From the biography of Mayflower Capt. Christopher Jones:2. Jones married his second wife, widow Josian ___ Gray, widow of Richard Gray, age 21 at St. Nicholas Church in Harwich a few months after Sara’...
  • Elizabeth Winslow, "Mayflower" Passenger (1597 - 1621)
    Elizabeth Barker was the first wife of Gov. Edward Winslow and accompanied him on the "Mayflower" in 1621 to the Plymouth Colony.Her parents are not known.>"Some ten years before departing on the Mayfl...

The Geni profiles included are of the passengers of the ship Mayflower, arrived at Provincetown Harbor, Plymouth Colony in what is now Massachusetts, United States, on 11 November 1620.

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MANY of the Mayflower passengers have only theory and speculation about their parentage. The origins of these theories may be as almost as old as the landing of the Mayflower itself, particularly attempts to associate the Pilgrim group of Leiden with European Royalty.

The geni tree will represent verified and authenticated fact to the best of our collective and collaborative ability yet show a tolerance, in discussions, for presenting cases and theories.

The truth that some 20-30 million Americans descended, in 400 years, from this small band of freedom seekers, is quite amazing enough.


Who should properly be included in the Pilgrim Company?

The question is almost wholly one of definition. Many lists have been drawn, some more inclusive than others. By the criteria I have chosen to use, which are as broad as they can reasonably be made, the company includes:

  • all "saincts," "strangers," hired hands, and indentured servants who came on any of the Pilgrims ships--Mayflower, Fortune, Anne, Little James, Talbot, Handmaid, or second Mayflower;
  • all members of the Green Gate congregation who came at any other time, either soon or late;
  • those of the merchant adventurers who settled in the colony;
  • all others who settled at Plymouth and were granted land there before 1631 (such as Phineas Pratt, a refugee from Wessagusset, and those who came with John Oldham "on their perticuler").

Saints and Strangers

Aboard the Mayflower were 44 religious Separatists, who called themselves the "Saints," and 66 others, whom the "Saints" called the "Strangers." So it was on Sept. 6, 1620, the "Saints" and "Strangers" set sail for the New World.
They sailed as part of a business venture but with overriding religious reasons. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the Separatists were not the same as the Puritans. Only about one-third of the original colonists were Separatists.


A strange group of religious dissenters called "Pilgrims" had fled England circa 1608 to escape persecution and had settled in Leyden, Holland. A decade later, distressed by the fact that their children were losing contact with their English traditions and unable to earn a decent living in Holland, they had decided to seek a place to live and worship as they pleased in the emptiness of the New World. They approached Sir Edwin Sandys seeking permission to establish a settlement within the London Company's jurisdiction; and Sandys, while not sympathetic to their religious views, appreciated their inherent worth and saw to it that their wish was granted. The Pilgrims boarded the Speedwell and sailed from Delfthaven, Holland. They joined with friends who had embarked on the Mayflower at Southhampton and sailed for the New World on August 6, 1620. However, the Speedwell leaked badly and both ships returned to Plymouth. Eventually, the Speedwell was sold and on September 6, 1620, the group of about a hundred set out on the Mayflower.
Had the Mayflower reached its intended destination in Virginia, the Pilgrims might well have been soon forgotten. However, they had been carried far out of their way, and the ship touched America on the desolate northern end of Cape Cod Bay. Unwilling to remain longer at the mercy of storm-tossed December seas, the settlers decided to remain. Since they were outside the jurisdiction of the London Company, the group claimed to be free of all governmental control. Therefore, before going ashore, the Pilgrims drew up the Mayflower Compact


Because of the storms, major repairs had to be made to the Mayflower en route. So John Alden, the carpenter, repaired the mainmast so they could continue the voyage. Since there was danger of fire, food had to be eaten cold and it fell to him as barrel maker to keep it fit to eat.
As it was, many passengers became sick and one person died by the time land was sighted on Nov. 10. Passengers spoke of many days on end where they were never dry, yet only one of their number died on the way.
In any event, a quarrel broke out between the factions on board. Just as today, the new worlders had disagreements, and this time it was between the Saints and the Strangers.

After land was sighted, a meeting was held and an agreement worked out between the two factions. The resulting document is, of course, the Mayflower Compact. That simple document would serve as an underpinning of later American documents like the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
A simple compact, or agreement, it has fewer words than Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Nevertheless, its impact was just as profound. That compact between the Saints and the Strangers sealed the direction of the "new world." It guaranteed equality, equal standing, between the two factions: One would not have preference or be "more equal" than the other.
Thus it was that the first stirrings of an American kind of freedom was born. That simple compact came out of religious conscience and an appreciation for one God, but held each person as an individual and important to the whole. Saints and Strangers thus fixed on a common course. As a result, two factions were united, and Saints and Strangers became the "Pilgrims."

The Mayflower Compact

  • an image of the original Mayflower Compact has been added to the Mayflower passenger profiles.

"We whose names are underwritten," the Compact ran, "do by these Presents, solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one another covenant and combine ourselves into a civil Body Politick . . . and by Virtue hereof do enact . . . such just and equal Laws . . . as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general Good of the Colony."
In this simple manner, ordinary people created a government. The Mayflower Compact reflected both the confidence of the Pilgrims in one another and the impact of the immense emptiness of the New World on generations of pioneers. Alone in the wilderness, people recognised their interdependence and came to appreciate the virtues of social and political organisations. This realisation had much to do with the development of American government and democracy.


Detailed below is a list of the passengers on board the Mayflower during its trans-Atlantic voyage of September 6 - November 9, 1620, the majority of them becoming the settlers of Plymouth Colony in what is now Massachusetts. Of the passengers, 37 were members of the separatist Leiden congregation seeking freedom of worship in the New World.

The Mayflower launched with 102 passengers, as well as at least two dogs. One baby was born during the trip and named Oceanus Hopkins. Another, Peregrine (meaning "wanderer") White, was born on the Mayflower in America on November 20, before the settlement at Plymouth. About half of these emigrants List of Mayflower passengers who died in the winter of 1620 - 1621|died in the first winter. Many Americans can trace their ancestry back to one or more of these individuals who, 'Saints' and 'Strangers' together, would become known as the Pilgrim Fathers|Pilgrims.

Master Profiles for passengers of the Mayflower

The geni list of "Mayflower" Passengers is based on Governor Bradford's first hand accounting, as published by Mayflower Families and extracted from Bradford's History of Plymouth Plantation (Of Plymouth Plantation), 1606-1646

Alden, John Born about 1599. Died at Duxbury, 12 September, 1687. He married, at Plymouth, before 1624, Priscilla Mullins. Ten children. Numerous descendants.

Allerton, Isaac Born about 1586. He died at New Haven, Conn., before 22 February, 1659. He married, first, at Leiden, 4 November, 1611, MARY NORRIS. He married, second, at Plymouth, between July, 1623, and 1 June, 1627, Fear2 Brewster (WILLIAM1), who died at presumably at Plymouth in 1634. He married, third, before 1644, Joanna Swinnerton, who survived him.

Allerton, Mary (Norris) Wife. Died at Plymouth, 7 March, 1621.

Bartholomew Allerton. Born at Leiden. He returned to England, married and had children there, and was living in 1650.

Allerton, Mary daughter. Born at Leiden abt. 1617. Died at Plymouth, MA, 28 November 1699, . She married, at Plymouth, about 1636, Thomas Cushman, who was born in February, 1608, and died at Plymouth, 22 December 1691.

Allerton, Remember daughter. Born about 1615, m. by 6 May 1635 Moses Maverick

Allerton, John Seaman on the Mayflower. Not known to be related to ISAAC. Died at Plymouth, between 11 January and 10 April, 1621. No known issue.

Billington, John Hanged at Plymouth, in September, 1630. He married by about 1607 ELEANOR—

Billington, Eleanor, wife. Died after 12 March, 1643. She had married, second, at Plymouth, in September, 1638, Gregory Armstrong, who died at Plymouth, 15 November, 1650.

Billington. John Jr. son, b. say 1604, d.Plymouth between 22 May, 1627 and September 1630, unmarried.

Billington, Francis son. b. about 1606; married Plymouth, July, 1634 Christian (Penn) Eaton, widow of Francis Eaton. He died December 1684, Middleboro, MA.

Bradford, William Bp. Austerfield, Yorkshire, 19 March, 1589/90., son of William and Alice (Hanson) Bradford. Died at Plymouth, May 9, 1657. He married, first, in Amsterdam, Holland, 10 December, 1613, DOROTHY MAY, . He married, second, at Plymouth, 24 August, 1623, Alice (Carpenter) Southworth (widow of Edward Southworth). 3 Children, William, Mercy, Joseph. She died Plymouth, 26, March 1670.

Bradford, Dorothy wife. She was born about 1597, and was accidentally drowned at Cape Cod Harbor, December, 1620. One child, John. m. Martha Bourne

Brewster, William Born in 1566 or 1567, prob. Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, son of William Brewster. Died at Duxbury, 10 April, 1644. He married, before 1593, MARY, surname unknown despite extensive research to date.

Brewster, Mary wife. Died at Plymouth, 17 April, 1627. Surname unknown.

Brewster, Love son B. about 1607-11. Died at Duxbury, late 1650 or early 1651. He married at Plymouth 15 May, 1634, Sarah2 Collier (William1)

Brewster, Wrestling son. Died, unmarried, between after 1627 and before 1651

Britteridge, Richard Bradford, as quoted by Prince says, "Dec 21 [1620], dies Richard Britteridge, the first who dies in this harbour." Single, among the signers of the Mayflower Compact.

Browne, Peter Born by about 1600. Died at Plymouth, 1633. He married, first, at Plymouth, by 1626, Martha (—) Ford, who died at Plymouth, 1630 or 1631. Children Mary and Priscilla. He married, second, Mary _____ by 1631. Children: Rebecca, child -- name unknown, d. by 1647 Mary was also prob. dead by 1647as one of her daughters sells land without reference to widow's dower rights.

Button, William A youth, servant to Samuel Fuller who died as "they drew near the coast."

Carter, Robert Servant of William Mullens. "died the first winter." (Bradford)

Carver, John Governor at Plymouth until his sudden death in April, 1621. Born by about 1580-85. By 1609 was married to Catherine (White) Leggatt, daughter of Alexander White.

Carver, Katherine (Leggett)(White) Wife. She died Plymouth about five or six weeks after her husband. No known surviving children. Two possible unknown children buried Leiden.

Chilton, James Tailor. Born about 1556 probably at Canterbury, son of Lionel Chilton. Married by 1586. Died on the Mayflower, at Cape Cod Harbor, about 8 December, 1620. Another daughter Isabella came later and married Roger Chandler.

Chilton, Mrs. Wife. She died early in 1621, after 11 January. Neither her maiden nor surname are known..

Chilton, Mary Winslow Daughter. Baptised St. Peters's, Sandwich, May 1607. Died at Boston, shortly before 1 May, 1679. She married, at Plymouth, by 1 June, 1627, John Winslow, who was bp. at Droitwich, England, 18 April, 1597, son of Edward and Magdalen (Oliver) Winslow.

Clarke, Richard Died soon after arrival in the general sickness. Among the signers of the Mayflower Compact.

Cooke, Francis Born in or shortly after 1583, died Plymouth 7 April 1663. Married in Leiden 1603, Hester Mahieu, who followed later. Other children include a child buried in Leiden, unknown; Jane, Elizabeth, Jacob, Hester and Mary.

Cooke, John son Bp. Leiden 1607. Died at Dartmouth 23 November 1695. He married, at Plymouth, 28 March 1634, Sarah2 Warren (RICHARD1).

Cooper, Humility Born about 1619, and no more than about a year old when she sailed on the Mayflower and was included in the Edward Tilley family, along with Henry Sampson as "cousins." By 1651, she was sent "for into" England and according to Bradford, "died there." Unmarried.

Crackstone, John Died in the first mortality at Plymouth, between 11 January and 10 April, 1621. Married by about 1600, wife unknown, and probably dead by 1620 and perhaps considerably earlier. A child Anna was married in Leiden. He was among the signers of the Mayflower Compact.

Crackstone, John son Came with his father in 1620 and died at Plymouth about 1627, "having lost himself in the woods; his feet became frozen, which put him into a fever of which he died." [Bradford 442,445]

Edward Doty Nine children by his second wife, Faith.

Francis Eaton based on the birth of first child. and a baptismal record in Bristol, Gloucester, England. Died Plymouth late 1633. Married by 1620, Sarah ______, who came on the Mayflower and died early in 1621. Married second, about 1622, unidentified wife (thought to be the unnamed servant of John Carver). She died a year or two after. Married third, Christian Penn, passenger on the Anne, who married second Francis Billington, son of John Billington. Children by Eaton and Christian were Rachel, Benjamin, child, unnamed, an "idiot" living 1651.

Eaton, Sarah Wife. Died soon after arrival

Eaton, Samuel Son. Came as an infant. Born late 1619/20, m. by 1646, Elizabeth ____, who died after 1652 and before 1661. He married second, Martha Billington, his stepsister, January 1660/1.

English, Thomas Hired to "go master of a shallop." [Bradford] Died during the winter of 1620/1.Probably a young, unmarried man.

Fletcher , Moses Smith, born by about 1565. Died at Plymouth, early 1621 during the first winter. He married, first, in Maria (Mary) Evans, who died late 1613. He married, second, at Leiden, 21 December, 1613, Sarah (—) Dingby, widow of William. There is no further record of her. He had ten children by his first wife, but, according to Bradford, "left no posterity here."

Fuller, Edward Robert Died during the first winter. Bp. Redenhall, Norfolk, September 1575, son of Robert Fuller. Married, unknown, by about 1605. A son Matthew born about 1605 was not among those names included in the voyage, but married by about 1630 Francis ______, possibly in England. Matthew died 1678, Barnstable, MA. Edward was brother of Dr. Samuel Fuller.

Fuller, Mrs. ____ Wife. Maiden and Surname is unknown. Died during the first winter.

Fuller, Samuel son. Born about 1608, married April 1635 Jane Lothrop, daughter of Rev. John Lothrop.

Fuller, Samuel (Dr) Bp. Redenhall, Norfolk, January 1580, son of Robert Fuller. Married first, Alice Glascock, who died by 1613. Married second, Agnes Carpenter in Leiden, April 1613. She died by 1617. He married third, Bridget Lee, Leiden, May 27, 1617. Children by Bridget, include possible Bridget, born 1619; Mercy, b. after May 22, 1627, but no further record; and Samuel born about 1629. Dr. Fuller died between 9 August and 26 September, 1633, Plymouth.

Gardinar, Richard According to William Bradford, Richard became a seaman and died in England or at Sea. Died after 1623 as he was granted land in the Plymouth land division. He was among the signers of the Mayflower Compact. No known wife or children.

Goodman, John John is listed by Bradford as one of seven men who died soon after their arrival in the general sickness, however he (or perhaps someone in his behalf) was awarded land in the Plymouth land division. He was dead, however, by 1627 as he is not in the Cattle division of that year. No known descendants.

Holbeck, William Servant to William White and died soon after landing.

Hooke, John Died at Plymouth, early in 1621. A servant boy to Isaac Allerton.

Elizabeth Fisher, who predeceased her husband.

Hopkins, Elizabeth (Fisher) Wife. Died at Plymouth in the early 1640's

Hopkins, Giles Son by first marriage. Bp. 30 January 1607/8, Hursley, Hampshire, England. Died at Eastham, between 5 March 1688/9 and 16 April 1690, Eastham, MA. He married, 9 October, 1639, Katharine Wheldon

Hopkins, Constance Daughter by first marriage. Bp. 11 May 1606, Hursley, Hampshire, England. Married Plymouth by 1627 Nicholas Snow.

Hopkins, Damaris Daughter. Born about 1618, died probably before the birth of her sister in about 1628 of the same name

Hopkins, Oceanus Son. Born at sea aboard the Mayflower, died by 1627.

Howland, John Of Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, son of Henry and Margaret ____ Howland. Born about 1592/3-9. Died at Plymouth, 23 February, 1672/3. He married, at Plymouth, before 1624/5, ELIZABETH2 TILLEY (JOHN1), who was born about 1607, and died at Swansea, 22 December, 1687, aged eighty. Ten children. Characterized by Bradford as a "lusty young man" and manservant to John Carver. He was nearly swept to his death during a severe storm on the passage.

Langmore, John Servant to Christopher Martin. Died during the first sickness.

Latham, William Servant to John Carver and after twenty years stay, according to Bradford went to England and from there to the Bahamas where he and others starved for want of food. There is no record of a marriage or children during his stay in the colony.

Leister, Edward Servant to Stephen Hopkins. According to Bradford, after his liberty, he went to Virginia, and there died. No known descendants.

Margesson, Edmund Died soon after arrival. No known descendants.

Martin, Christopher Of Great Burstead, Essex, merchant. Birth by about 1582, died Plymouth, January 8, 1620/1. Married Great Burstead, Essex 26 February, 1606/7 Mary ______ Prower, widow of _____ Prower. Child, Nathaniel, apparently alive in Great Burstead in 1620, no further record.

Martin, Mary (Prower) Wife. Died during the first winter

Minter, Desire Came in the household of John Carver. Bradford says "Desire Minter returned to her friend and proved not very well and died in England. No known husband or children.

More, Ellen "A litle girle." Sister of JASPER. Died at Plymouth, early in 1621, after 11 January. These four children were the children of Samuel More, of Royal descent and his wife, a first cousin, Catherine, but discovered by Samuel to be the illegitimate children of his wife's lover. After a difficult divorce, Samuel put them in the care of John Carver and Robert Cushman who were to maintain them for seven years and provide them with fifty acres of land. Sadly, only Richard More survived. Ellen was put to the family of Edward Winslow. See New England Historical Register, 114:163-68, 124:86-87 for an account of this family by Sir Anthony Richard Wagner.

More, Jasper Brother "A litle boy." Died on the Mayflower, at Cape Cod Harbor, 16 December, 1620. He was put to the Carver family

More, Richard Brother Of Shipton, Shropshire, bp. 13 November 1614, Shipton, Shropshire, England. He was reputedly the illegitimate child of Jacob Blakeway and Katherine (More) wife of Samuel More. He was the only surviving Mayflower More child. He died Salem between 19 March, 1693/4 and April 20, 1696. He married, Plymouth, October, 1636 Christian Hunter who died in Salem, March 18, 1676. He married second, Jane ____ Crumpton, widow of Samuel Crumpton. He had seven children by his first wife.

More, Mary Sister. Died at Plymouth, early in 1621, after 11 January. Bradford calls this child brother to Richard, but it is felt he may have erred as court records for Samuel and Catherine specifically name the children and include Mary. In any event the child did not survive the first winter.

Mullins, William Shoemaker of Dorking, Surrey. Born about 1568. Died Plymouth, February 21, 1620/1 He married by 1593 Alice _____. They had four children: William who married twice in England and in Boston, one daughter who married three times, but died without issue; Joseph who died early; Sarah, who married by 1622, _____ Blunden; and Priscilla who marrried John Alden. Bradford notes that only the two children Priscilla and Joseph accompanied them on the Mayflower. William Mullins made out his death-bed will on 21 February 1620/1, in which he mentions his wife Alice, daughter Priscilla, son Joseph, and married children William and Sarah who were still in Dorking at the time.

Mullins, Alice Wife. Died early in 1621, after 2 April.

Mullins, Priscilla Daughter. Born about 1603. Married John Alden by about 1623.

Mullins, Joseph Son. Born about 1596. Died at Plymouth, early in 1621, after 2 April.

Priest, Degory Born about 1579. Died at Plymouth, 1 January, 1620/1. He married, at Leiden, 4 November, 1611, Sarah (Allerton) Vincent (the widow of John Vincent). She was sister to Isaac Allerton and came afterward with two children Mary, who m. Phineas Pratt and Sarah, who m. John Coombs.

Prower, Solomon Died at Plymouth during the first winter. As he came with the family of Chistopher and Mary Prower Martin, it has been speculated that he was related to her in some way, perhaps a son by a former marriage or a nephew. No known descendants.

Rigsdale, John Died during the first winter

Rigsdale, Alice, wife Died during the first winter

Rogers, Thomas Birth by about 1572, son of William and Eleanor (____) Rogers of Watford, Northamptonshire. He died in Plymouth, soon after arrival, although his son Joseph, the only of his children to come with him, survived. Bradford notes that "his other children came afterwards," but of those only John Rogers is known to have arrived. Thomas married 24 October 1597, Watford, Northamptonshire, Alice Cosford, daughter of George Cosford. A 1622 Poll Tax for Leiden, Holland shows the surviving widow and children living there in 1622. Children (all bp. Watford, Northamptonshire): Thomas, died as infant; poss. Richard, died as infant; Joseph, see below; John, bp. 6 April 1606, m. Plymouth, 16 April 1639, Anna Churchman; Elizabeth, bp 26 December 1609, living in Leiden, 1622, no further record; Margaret, bp. 30 May 1613, living at Leiden 1622, no further record.

Rogers, Joseph son Bp. 23 January 1602/3. Married by 1633 Hanah _____ who is mentioned in his will of 2 January 1677/8. It is not certain that she was his only wife, nor the mother of his children. He died Eastham after January 2, 1677/8 (will) and before Jan. 15, 1677/8 when Joseph's inventory was taken. Buried there in the Old Cove Burial Ground. Children: Sarah, died as infant; Joseph, prob. born Duxbury 19 July, 1635, m. Eastham 4 April 1660, Susanna Deane, dau. of Stephen and Elizabeth (Ring) Deane, no known children; Thomas b. prob Duxbury 29 March 1638, m. Eastham, 13 December 1665, Elizabeth Snow; Elizabeth, b. prob. Duxbury, 29 Sept 1639, m. Eastham 9 January 1660, Jonathan Higgins; John, b. prob. Duxbury, 3 April 1642, m. Eastham 19 Aug 1669 Elizabeth Twining; Mary, b. prob Duxbury, 22 Sept 1644, m. Barnstable aft. 19 April 1718, John Phinney; James, b. Eastham 18 Oct. 1648, m. Eastham 11 Jan 1670, Mary Paine; Hannah, b. Sandwich or Eastham 8 Aug 1652, m. aft. 16 July 1679 Jonathan Higgens.

Samson, Henry Bp. Henlow, Bedfordshire, 15 Jan 1603/4, son of James and Martha (Cooper) Samson, died Duxbury bet 24 Dec 1684 (will) and 5 March 1684/5 (probate). Married, Plymouth, 6 Feb 1635/6 Anne Plummer. Children: Stephen, John, Elizabeth, James, Hannah, Daughter (unknown given name), Mary, Dorcas, Caleb.

Soule, George Died at Duxbury, bet 20 Sept 1677 when he made a codicil to his will and 22 January 1679/80 when his inventory was taken.. He married at Plymouth, before 1627 when she is included in the Plymouth division of cattle, Mary Buckett, who died at Duxbury about December, 1672. Her surname is a deduction of writers by way of the argument that she was the only available Mary in Plymouth at that time.[TGM 3:1706]

Standish, Myles He m. 2nd Barbara ______ who d. after 6 Oct 1659. Seven children

Standish, Rose wife Died early in 1620/1

Story, Elias, servant to John Winslow, died soon after arrival

Thompson, Edward, servant to William White, died soon after landing

Tilley, Edward of Henlow, Bedfordshire, England, was bp. there 27 May, 1588 as Edmond, son of Robert and Elizabeth (_____) Tilley. TGM 3:1819 citing TAG 52:203. In Bradford's Passenger List he includes Edward Tillie, and Ann his wife. Both died soon after arrival.

Tilley, Ann wife Died soon after arrival

Tilley, John Brother to Edward was bp. Henlow, Bedfordshire, England, 19 Dec 1571. He m. in Henlow 20 Sept 1596 Joan (Hurst) Rogers. She had married 1st Thomas Rogers. Of five children: Rose, John, Rose again, Robert and Elizabeth, only Elizabeth who is known to have descendants. Of the others there is no further record.

Tilley, Joan (Hurst)(Rogers) wife Died soon after arrival

Tilley, Elizabeth, daughter, bp. Henlow, Bedfordshire, England, 30 Aug 1607. She m. about 1625 John Howland. See Howland.

Tinker, Thomas Died in the first sickness

Tinker, Mrs. Thomas, wife Died in the first sickness


son Died in the first sickness

Turner, John Died in the first sickness. His wife's name is unknown and she did not come over. A daughter Elizabeth, who remains a mystery, was, according to Bradford [443] living in Salem, coming some years after. Thus she was alive in 1650/1 at the writing of Bradford's list.


son Died in the first sickness


son Died in the first sickness

Warren, Richard died Plymouth, 1628. He m. by about 1609, Elizabeth _____. She d. Plymouth in October 1673. Bradford says "mr Richard Warren, but his wife and children were lefte behind and came afterwards." Seven children

White, William Died soon after arrival at Plymouth. He. m. about 1615 Susanna ______. Two children from her marriage to William White. Their second son Peregrine was born 4 December 20 aboard the Mayflower and m. Sarah Bassett, dau. of William Bassett

White, Susanna wife, She married 2nd Plymouth 12 May 1621 Edward Winslow.

White, Peregrine was born 4 December 20 aboard the Mayflower and m. Sarah Bassett, dau. of William Bassett

White, Resolved son b. abt 1615, m. Scituate 8 April 1640, Judith Vassall, dau. of William Vassall.

Wilder, Roger A servant to John Carver who died early. No known issue. Bradford says: "mr Carver and his wife, dyed the first year, he in ye spring, she in ye somer; also his man Roger . . ."

Williams, Thomas Among the signers of the Mayflower Compact. Died soon after arrival in the general sickness.

Winslow, Edward bp. Droitwich, Worcestershire, England 20 October 1595, son of Edward and Magdalen (Oliver) Winslow. Died at sea 8 May 1655. He married second (Sus)anna (?Fuller) Winslow 12 May, 1621

Winslow, Elizabeth (Barker) wife, m. at Leiden Edward Winslow, died Plymouth, 24 March 1620/1

Winslow, Gilbert Brother to Edward, bp. Droitwich, Worcestershire, England, 29 Oct 1600. There is no marriage nor any children recorded for Gilbert. Bradford says: "Gilbert Winslow after diverse years aboad here, returned into England and dyed ther."

Unnamed maidservant of John Carver Bradford's Passenger List: mr John Carver. Kathrine his wife. Desire Minter; & 2 man-servants John Howland Roger Wilder. William Latham, a boy& a maid servant. & a child yt was put to him called, Jasper More. She is deduced by some to be the second, unnamed wife of Francis Eaton.

The Geni Master Profile

Naming Conventions

For consistency, please make sure the name fields of Master Profiles are first name, middle name, last name, birth name if known, otherwise blank. In the display name field only add "Mayflower" Passenger to the end of the name, any title such as Gov. or Dr. preceding.

For example

FN Samuel MN (blank) LN Fuller BN (blank)
Display name is Dr. Samuel Fuller, "Mayflower" Passenger


The United States did not exist ca. 1620, nor did the UK. For consistency, please use the place names of England and Massachusetts. Colonial America can be used for the Country detail field.


Online Sources

  1. , website of Caleb Johnson Mayflower.
  2., New England Historic Genealogical Society
  3. , Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants
  4. , General Society of Mayflower Descendants
  7. The Plymouth Colony Archive Project

The Silver Books Project

The Silver Books, or Mayflower Families Through Five Generations provide what material has been published on the 25 families between the 24 numbered "volumes:"

  1. Volume One (superseded): Francis Eaton [now Volume Nine], Samuel Fuller [now Volume 10), William White [now Volume Thirteen] [out of print]
  2. Volume Two (superseded): James Chilton and Richard More [now both under Volume 15), Thomas Rogers [now Volume Nineteen] [out of print]
  3. Volume Three (flawed): George Soule [use the Mayflower Families in Progress pink books] [out of print]
  4. Volume Four: Edward Fuller
  5. Volume Five: Edward Winslow and John Billington [now Volume Twenty-One for the latter]
  6. Volume Six: Stephen Hopkins
  7. Volume Seven: Peter Brown
  8. Volume Eight: Degory Priest
  9. Volume Nine: Francis Eaton [out of print]
  10. Volume Ten: Samuel Fuller
  11. Volume Eleven: Edward Doty (in three parts)
  12. Volume Twelve: Francis Cooke [descendants of Thomas Mitchell of Block Island in earlier Mayflower Families in Progress, see Jeffrey Howe, "Experience Mitchell and Jane Cooke's Son Thomas," Mayflower Descendant 66 (2018): 5-9]
  13. Volume Thirteen: William White
  14. Volume Fourteen: Myles Standish
  15. Volume Fifteen: James Chilton and Richard More
  16. Volume Sixteen: John Alden (in five parts, more fifth generation descendants of Rebecca, see the Philip Delano volumes also published by GSMD)
  17. Volume Seventeen: Isaac Allerton [includes the sixth generation of William Brewster through daughter Fear]
  18. Volume Eighteen: Richard Warren (in three parts)
  19. Volume Nineteen: Thomas Rogers
  20. Volume Twenty: Henry Samson (in three parts, often going into the sixth and seventh generation )
  21. Volume Twenty-One: John Billington (part two starting at the sixth generation)
  22. Volume Twenty-Two: William Bradford
  23. Volume Twenty-Three: John Howland (in three parts, first four children covered in volumes by Elizabeth Pearson White in a separate four volume set, fifth generation on youngest children Ruth and Isaac not yet complete]
  24. Volume Twenty-Four: William Brewster (first four generations, fifth generation covered in pink books for Jonathan, Patience, and Love; Fear covered [to the sixth generation] in Volume Seventeen for Isaac Allerton]

Recent Articles about Mayflower Families

  1. Caleb Johnson, "The Probable English Origin of Mayflower Passenger Peter 1 Browne, and his Association with Mayflower Passenger William 1 Mullins," The American Genealogist 79 (2004):161
  2. Caleb Johnson, "The True Origin of Stephen 1 Hopkins of the Mayflower With Evidence of His Earlier Presence in Virginia" The American Genealogist 73 (1998): 161-71
  3. Robert Leigh Ward, "English Ancestry of Seven Mayflower Passengers: Tilley, Sampson and Cooper, The American Genealogist 52 ( 1976):198-202
  4. Christopher Challender Child, "The Maternity of the children of Edward May of Plymouth, husband of Hannah King and Dorcas3 Billington," Mayflower Descendant 62 (2013):42-51
  5. Caleb Johnson, Sue Allan, and Simon Neal, "The English Origin and Kinship of Mayflower Passengers William 1 White and Dorothy 1 (May) Bradford of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, " The American Genealogist 89 (2017): 81-94, 168-88
  6. Sue Allan, "In Search of Separatist Edward Southworth of Leiden," (2017) 65 page PDF available for purchase at http:/ / worth- research.html
  7. Jon Wardlow, "The Likely Given Name of James Chilton's Mother," Mayflower Descendant, 62 (2013): 69-71 Jon Wardlow and Simon Neal, "Lyonel Chilton's Will," Mayflower Descendant, 62 (2013): 72-77
  8. Simon Neal, "Investigation into the origins of Mary, wife of Stephen Hopkins, of Hursley, co. Hampshire," Mayflower Descendant 61 (2012): 38-59, 134-54
  9. Caleb H. Johnson, "15th_ and 16th-Century Ancestors of Henry Samson in the Manorial Records of Arlesey, co. Bedford," Mayflower Descendant, 61 (2012):70 -75
  10. Caleb Johnson, Sue Allan, and Simon Neal, "The Origin of Mayflower Passenger Susanna 1 (Jackson ) (White) Winslow, The American Genealogist 89 (2017) :241-64
  11. Francis H. Fuller, "Early New England Fullers," Register, 55 (1901):192-96
  12. Anthony R. Wagner, "The Origin of Mayflower Children: Jasper, Richard, and Ellen More," Register , 114 (1961): 163-168,
  13. Anthony Wagner, 'The Royal Descent of a Mayflower, Passenger," Register 124 (1970):85-87
  14. Clifford L. Stott, " The English Ancestry of the Pilgrim Thomas Rogers and His Wife Alice (Cosford) Rogers, The Genealogist 10 (1989): 138-48
  15. Jeffrey Howe, "Experience Mitchell and Jane Cooke's Son Thomas," Mayflower Descendant 66 (2018): 5-9

Mayflower Myths and Hoaxes

  1. Alicia Crane Williams, "Researching Your Mayflower Ancestors: Part IV: Internet Research: Sorting the Good from the Bad" available at
  2. Robert S. Wakefield, "Wrestling2 Brewster: An Old Hoax Resurfaces and Other Mayflower Family Fables," The Mayflower Descendant 43 (1993):13-16
  3. Scott Andrew Bartley, Wrestling2 Brewster - A Hoax Revisited, Again," Mayflower Descendant 62 (2013): 123-28

Mayflower DNA Projects

The official Mayflower DNA project is through Y-DNA haplogroups have been identified for John Alden, William Bradford, William Brewster, Francis Cooke, Edward Doty, Francis Eaton, Edward Fuller, Samuel Fuller, Stephen Hopkins, John Howland, Thomas Rogers, George Soule, Myles Standish, William White, and Edward Winslow. The Fuller brothers, John Howland, Henry Samson, and Edward Winslow, had near agnate kinsmen living in New England that also left descendants. mtDNA haplogroups have been identified for Priscilla (Mullins) Alden, Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland, Hester (Mahieu) Cooke, and Mary (Kent alias Back) Hopkins

Quick Reference Guides and Source Material

  1. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Directory (Boston: NEHGS, 2015) Martin Hallick, New Englanders in the 1600s (Boston: NEHGS, 2010)
  2. Clarence Almon Torrey (d. 1962) New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (database on
  3. Melinde Lutz Sanborn [now Byrne], Third Supplement to Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003)
  4. Meredith B. Colket, Founders of Early American Families Emigrants from Europe 1607-1657 (Cleveland, Ohio: The General Court of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America, 1985)
  5. Robert Charles Anderson, The Pilgrim Migration (Boston: NEHGS, 2004) [full genealogical sketches] from American Ancestors
  6. Robert Charles Anderson. Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-33 [Note superseded by The pilgrim Migration above]
  7. Martin E Hollick, New Englanders in the 1600s: A Guide to Genealogical Research Published between 1980 and 2010 (NEHGS, Boston, MA: 2012)

Other Mayflower Books

  1. Strangers and Pilgrims, Travellers and Sojourners, Leiden and the Foundations of Plymouth Plantation
  2. The Cry of A Stone
  3. Warnings Out: An Index to Plymouth County, MA
  4. Mayflower Marriages" by Susan E. Royer, "from the files of George Ernest Bowman" at the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. It was published by Genealogical Publishing Company in 1990
  5. Mayflower Births and Deaths (2 Vols)
  6. Mayflower Ancestral Index: Vol 1. By Milton Terry and Anne Borden Harding. Descendants of the families: Brewster, Chilton, Eaton, Samuel Fuller, More, Rogers, Soule, White. Published by General Society of Mayflower Descendants. 1981
  7. Mayflower Increasings
  8. Mayflower Deeds and Probates
  9. Mourt's Relation: A Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth
  10. The Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, in New England in 1620: Reprinted from the Original Volume : with Historical and Local Illustrations of Providences, Principles, and Persons. New York: J. Wiley, 1848 link
  11. A Relation or Journal of the Proceedings of the English Plantation Settled at Plymouth, by Edward Winslow and others (London, 1622)
  12. Bradford, William, Of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647 (New York: Knopf, 1952) (2 Vol2) Vol1 & Vol2
  13. Good News from New England, by Edward Winslow (London, 1624)
  14. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "The Courtship of Myles Standish" in 9 parts link
  15. First Conference Between Some Young Men Born in New England and some Ancient Men who Came out of Holland, by William Bradford (manuscript, 1648).
  16. Third Conference Between Some Young Men Born in New England and some Ancient Men who Came out of Holland Concerning the Church and the Government Thereof , by William Bradford (manuscript, 1651).
  17. Poetry of William Bradford (various poems, 1640s and 1650s).
  18. Hypocrisy Unmasked, by Edward Winslow (London, 1646).
  19. New England's Salamander Discovered, by Edward Winslow (London, 1647)
  20. Glorious Progress of the Gospel Amongst the Indians, by Edward Winslow (London, 1649).

Plymouth Records

  1. Plymouth Church Records, 1620-1859.
  2. Plymouth Town Records, 1636-1705 and 1705-1743.
  3. Plymouth Court Records, 1620-1692.
  4. Plymouth Colony Land Records, Volume 1: 1620-165
  5. Plymouth Probate Records of Mayflower Passengers
  1. Mayflower Compact (1620)
  2. Peirce Patent (1621)
  3. Division of Land (1623)
  4. Probate Inventory of the ship Mayflower (1624)
  5. Division of Cattle (1627) [original here].
  6. Plymouth Company account books (1628)
  7. Plymouth Colony Tax List (1633)
  8. Plymouth Colony Tax List (1634)
  9. List of Men Able to Bear Arms in Plymouth (1643)

Scholarly Journals

  1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 1- (1847- ) From its beginning the Register has been the most scholarly and important genealogical journal on both the New England and the national level, thanks to many decades of consistently high-quality editorship. Its hallmarks are compiled genealogies (for up to five generations) of colonial New England families, English origins articles, transcriptions of original records, and methodological articles. Past volumes of the Register can be searched on .
  2. Mayflower Descendant, vol. 1- ( 1899-) First published by George Ernest Bowman, MD is a highly regarded scholarly journal on Mayflower and related families, their English origins, and their lives and places of residence in America, from the earliest settlements to their migrations north and westward. Past volumes of MD can be searched on , while new issues published by NEHGS are available by subscription or at the NEHGS library.
  3. The American Genealogist, vol. 1- (1922- ) Begun by Donald Lines Jacobus as the New Haven Genealogical Magazine (changing to the present title in 1932), TAG, as it is known, devotes the majority of its space to high-quality, problem-solving articles that focus primarily on New England families. Past volumes of TAG can be searched on .
  4. The New England Quarterly, vol. 1- ( 1928- ) is primarily an historical and literary magazine. It is useful for background and context, and may contain articles of interest in certain instances.
  5. The Connecticut Nutmegger, vol. 1- ( 1968- ) has been the "journal of record" of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Inc. for 40 years. Past volumes of the Nutmegger can be searched at .
  6. Rhode Island Roots, vol. 1 ( 1975- ) When Rhode Island Roots began publication in 1975, the publication served both as a newsletter for the newly formed Rhode Island Genealogical Society (RIGS) and as an aid to careful genealogical research. While it was short and unsophisticated in design, Roots was a serious publication assembled by people with considerable genealogical experience. Past volumes of Roots can be searched at .
  7. The Maine Genealogist- vol. 1 ( 1977- ) Published since 1977 , The ,Maine Genealogist the quarterly journal of Maine Genealogical Society, founded in 1976. Beginning as a newsletter for the society, the publication evolved into The Maine Seine, published until 1990. The title was changed to The Maine Genealogist in 1991, and each issue, now 48 pages, contains scholarly articles on Maine families, emphasizing the solving of long-standing problems and primary source documentation. Past volumes of The Maine Genealogist are can be searched at .
  8. The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record , vol. 1- (1869- ) Although the Record concentrates on the early families of Long Island, New York City and the lower Hudson River valley, a good number of these families had New England origins or connections, so the Record should always be checked. Past volumes of the NYG&B can be searched at
  9. The National Genealogical Society Quarterly, vol. 1-(1912- ) Since 1912, the National Genealogical Society Quarterly has published material concerning all regions of the nation and all ethnic groups including compiled genealogies, case studies, essays on new methodology and little-known resources, critical reviews of current books, and previously unpublished source materials.
  10. The Genealogist, vol. 1-(1980- ) In 1980 The Genealogist was founded by Dr. Neil D. Thompson. In 1997 ownership of The Genealogist was transferred to The American Society of Genealogists, who have maintained a publication schedule of two issues per year. It publishes high-quality genealogical articles including single-family studies, compiled genealogies, and articles that solve specific problems.