List of Mayflower passengers

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Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor by William Halsall (1882)

The Mayflower was a ship which is famous for its sailing to North America in 1620 bringing pilgrims and other settlers to create the Plymouth colony in Massachusetts.

This is a list of the passengers who traveled on that voyage in in 1620. Some of these people were looking for a new home so that they could practice their own religion. Others were passengers who came for other reasons.

  • Isaac Allerton
  • Mary (Norris) Allerton*, wife of Isaac
    • Bartholomew Allerton, 7, son
    • Remember Allerton, 5, daughter
    • Mary Allerton, 3, daughter
  • William Bradford
  • Dorothy (May) Bradford* of William, wife
  • William Brewster
  • Mary Brewster, wife of William
    • Love Brewster 9, son
    • Wrestling Brewster, 6, son
  • John Carver
  • Catherine Leggett (White) Carver, wife
  • James Chilton[1]
  • Mrs. James Chilton*, wife of James. Her first name is unknown.
    • Mary Chilton, 13, daughter
  • Francis Cooke
    • John Cooke, 13, son
  • Humility Cooper, baby daughter of Robert Cooper, in company of her aunt Ann Cooper Tilley, wife of Edward Tilley[2]
  • John Crackston
    • John Crackston, son
  • Moses Fletcher
  • Edward Fuller[1]
  • Mrs. (Edward) ____Fuller*, wife[3][4]
    • Samuel Fuller, 12, son
  • Samuel Fuller, Mayflower physician (brother to Edward)
  • Goodman, John*
  • Degory Priest
  • Thomas Rogers
    • Joseph Rogers, 17, son
  • Henry Samson, youth Henlow, Bedfordshire child in company of his uncle and aunt Edward and Ann Tilley[2]
  • Edward Tilley
  • Ann (Cooper) Tilley Henlow, Bedfordshire wife of Edward and aunt of Humilty Cooper and Henry Samson
  • John Tilley
    • Joan (Rogers) Tilley*, wife
  • Elizabeth Tilley, 13, daughter
  • Thomas Tinker
  • Mrs. Thomas Tinker*, wife of Thomas
    • boy Tinker*, son, died in the winter of 1620.
  • John Turner son, died in the winter of 1620.
    • boy Turner*, younger son. died in the winter of 1620.
  • Edward Winslow Droitwich, Worcestershire
  • Elizabeth (Barker) Winslow, wife of Edward
  • John Billington
  • Eleanor Billington, wife
    • John Billington, 16, son
    • Francis Billington, 14, son
  • Britteridge, Richard*
  • Peter Browne Dorking, Surrey
  • Clarke, Richard*
  • Francis Eaton Bristol,
  • Sarah Eaton*, wife
    • Francis Eaton 1, son
  • Gardiner, Richard
  • Stephen Hopkins
  • Elizabeth (Fisher) Hopkins, wife
    • Giles Hopkins, 12, son by first marriage
    • Guild, John,
    • Constance Hopkins, 14, daughter by first marriage
    • Damaris Hopkins, 1-2, daughter
    • Oceanus Hopkins, born en route
  • Margesson, Edmund*
  • Christopher Martin
  • Mary (Prower) Martin*, wife
  • William Mullins)
  • Alice Mullins*, wife of William
    • Priscilla Alden, 18, daughter
    • Joseph Mullins*, 14, son
  • Solomon Prower
  • Rigsdale, John*
  • Alice Rigsdale*, wife of John
  • Myles Standish
  • Rose Standish, wife of Myles
  • Richard Warren
  • Winslow, Gilbert, brother to "Pilgrim" Edward Winslow but not known to have lived in Leiden.
  • William White[5]
  • Susanna White, wife of William, widowed February 21, 1621, subsequently married Edward Winslow - first Plymouth wedding [5][6]
  • John Alden (Harwich, Essex) - considered a ship's crewman (he was the ship's cooper, a maker of barrels and other vessels). He worked on the ship but decided to stay in Plymouth Colony.
  • John Allerton*, was listed as a hired man but was apparently related to one of the Pilgrim families on board. He sailed in order to settle in North America, and was to return to England to help the rest of the group immigrate, but died during the first winter of the Pilgrims' settlement. He may have been a relative of the "Pilgrim" Allerton family.
  • Richard Ely, hired as seaman, returned to England after term was up but later returned to New England and died there. He is mentioned briefly as a sailor by name of Ely in "Of Plymouth Plantation."
  • Thomas English*, hired to master a shallop but died in the winter
  • Trevore, William, hired as seaman, returned to England after term was up

Servants[change | edit source]

Thirteen of the eighteen persons in this category were attached to Pilgrim families, the other five were with non-Pilgrim families. Four of those listed here were small children, given over by Samuel More to Thomas Weston and then to agents John Carver and Robert Cushman, who assigned them to senior Mayflower Pilgrims to be classed as indentured servants.[7]

Mayflower plaque in St. James Church in Shipton, Shropshire commemorating the More children baptism.
  • William Butten, "a youth", servant of Samuel Fuller, died during the voyage
  • Robert Carter, teenager, servant or apprentice to William Mullins, shoemaker.
  • --?--, Dorothy, teenager, maidservant of John Carver.
  • Edward Doty, servant to Stephen Hopkins
  • William Holbeck, servant to William White
  • John Hooke*, age 13, apprenticed to Isaac Allerton, died during the first winter
  • John Howland, manservant for Governor John Carver
  • John Langmore, servant to the Christopher Martin
  • William Latham, age 11, servant/apprentice to the John Carver family
  • Stephen Hopkins also spelled Leitster. aged over 21, servant to Stephen Hopkins [8]
  • Desire Minter, servant of John Carver [9]
  • Elinor (Ellen) More, age 8, assigned as a servant of Edward Winslow. She died in November 1620 soon after the arrival of the Mayflower at Cape Cod Harbor.
  • Jasper More*, brother, age 7, indentured to John Carver. He died onboard Mayflower in Cape Cod Harbor December 6, 1620. He was buried ashore in the Provincetown area.
  • Richard More, brother, age 6, indentured to William Brewster. Richard More is buried in what was known as the Charter Street Burial Ground, now called the Burying Point/Charter Street Cemetery in Salem, Massachusetts. He is the only Mayflower passenger to have his gravestone still where it was originally placed sometime in the mid-1690s. Also buried nearby in the same cemetery were his two wives, Christian Hunter More and Jane (Crumpton) More." [10]
  • Mary More,* sister, age 6, assigned as a servant of William Brewster. She died sometime in the winter of 1620/1621. Her burial place is unknown, but may been on Cole's Hill in Plymouth in an unmarked grave as with so many others buried there that winter. As with her sister Ellen, she is recognized on the Pilgrim Memorial Tomb in Plymouth, but she was thought to be a "boy".
  • George Soule, 21-25, servant or employee of Edward Winslow
  • Elias Story, in the care of Edward Winslow
  • Edward Thompson/Thomson*, age under 21, in the care of the William White family, first passenger to die after the Mayflower reached Cape Cod.
  • Roger Wilder*, age under 21, servant in the John Carver family
  • Thomas Williams*

In all, there were 102 passengers on the Mayflower - 74 males and 28 females

Carpenters[change | edit source]

  • George Kerr

Animals[change | edit source]

At least two dogs are known to have participated in the settling of Plymouth. Edward Winslow writes that a female dog which is called an English Mastiff, and a small English Springer Spaniel came ashore on the first explorations of what is now Provincetown, Massachusetts. There may have been other animals on the Mayflower, but only these two dogs had been mentioned.[11]

References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Division of passengers by category generally follows Appendix I of Saints and Strangers by George F. Willison with the following exceptions, as per The Plymouth Colony Archive Project, Passengers on the Mayflower: Ages & Occupations, Origins & Connections [1], 2000, Patricia Scott Deetz and James F. Deetz: The families of James Chilton and Edward Fuller, brother of Samuel Fuller as well as Thomas Williams, are now known to have been living at Leiden and cannot fit the category of recruited by London merchants and have been listed with the Pilgrims. Significant scholarship has produced many new documents since Willison's 1945 publication.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Humility Cooper and Henry Sampson were both children who joined their uncle and aunt Edward and Ann Tilley for the voyage. Willison lists them as "strangers" because they were not members of the church at Leiden; however, as children they would have been under their aunt and uncle who were members of that group.
  3. A genealogical profile of Edward Fuller [2]
  4. New England Genealogical and Historical Society [3]
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Ruth Wilder Sherman, CG, FASG, and Robert Moody Sherman, CG, FASG, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Family of William White, Vol. 13 3rd edition (Pub. by General Society of Mayflower Descendants 2006) pg. 3.
  6. Nathaniel Philbrick. Mayflower: A story of Courage, Community and War (Viking 2006) p. 104
  7. Donald F. Harris, PhD. The Mayflower Descendant (July 1993) vol. 43 p. 123-4 and (January and July 1994 vol. 44 p. 110-113
  8. William Bradford. History of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford, the second Governor of Plymouth (Boston. 1856 Not in copyright) p. 455
  9. A genealogical profile of John Carver, (a collaboration of Plimoth Plantation and New England Historic Genealogical Society accessed 2013-04-21)
  10. Memorial for Richard More
  11. [4] Canines on the Mayflower