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James Chilton, (Mayflower)

Male 1563 - 1620  (57 years)


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  • Name James Chilton, (Mayflower) 
    Suffix (Mayflower) 
    Born 1563  Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 2C4F8683D3E146CBA09D480A090DCDCA85A6 
    Died 18 Dec 1620  Aboard The, Mayflower, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From Caleb Johnson's website:


      ANCESTRAL SUMMARY: (3). Richard Chilton married Isabel (---) and had son,

      (2). Lyonell Chilton who married a second wife, name unknown and had son

      (1). James Chilton of the Mayflower

      Will of Mary (Chilton) Winslow



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      BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: James Chilton, a tailor by trade, was the oldest Mayflowerpassenger,andone of the first to die after reaching the New World. Hewas bornandraised in Canterbury, Kent, England and around 1600 movedtoSandwich,England.

      By 1615 James and at least some of his children were livinginLeyden,Holland. On 28 April 1619, James Chilton and hisdaughterIsabella werecaught in an anti-Armenian riot and James was hit inthehead with alarge stone and required the services of the townsurgeon,Jacob Hey.

      He came on the Mayflower with his wife Susanna and daughterMary.Susannadied shortly after James, leaving their daughter orphaned;sheprobablyjoined with the household of Myles Standish.

      Mary Chilton came on the Mayflower at the young age of 13, andlegendhasit she was the first female to step ashore at Plymouth. ShemarriedJohnWinslow, who came in the ship Fortune, and was the brotherofMayflowerpassengers Edward Winslow and Gilbert Winslow.



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      ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Michael R. Paulick, for obtaining a copy of James Chilton'ssignaturefromthe Leiden Archives and providing a copy to the MayflowerWeb Pages.



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      SOURCES: Robert Moody Sherman, Mayflower Families for FiveGenerations:JamesChilton, Richard More, and Thomas Rogers, volume 2(Plymouth:GeneralSociety of Mayflower Descendants, 1978).

      John G. Hunt, "Origins of the Chiltons of the Mayflower,"TheAmericanGenealogist, 38:244-245.

      Robert C. Anderson, The Great Migration Begins, 1:353-355(Boston:NewEngland Historical and Genealogical Society, 1995).


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      JAMES CHILTON
      James Chilton was born in England around 1556. He was a resident of Canterbury.

      James Chilton was part of the Pilgrim Separatist community in Leiden. In 1620, he journeyed to Plymouth on the Mayflower with his wife and daughter Mary. James Chilton died before the Mayflower reached Plymouth, on 8 December 1620, while the ship was anchored in Provincetown Harbor. His wife died shortly thereafter.

      James Chilton's daughter Mary later married John Winslow.
    Person ID I54388703  7_families
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2009 

    Family Susanna Furner,   b. Abt 1564, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 11 Jan 1621, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married Bef 1587  , , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Isabella Chilton,   c. 15 Jan 1587, St. Pauls Parish, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1658-1665, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     2. Jane Chilton,   b. 8 Jun 1589, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Joel Chilton,   b. Abt 1590, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mary Chilton,   b. Abt 1592, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1593  (Age ~ 1 years)
     5. Elizabeth Chilton,   b. 14 Jul 1594, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. James Chilton,   b. 22 Aug 1596, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Ingle Chilton,   b. 29 Apr 1599, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Christian Chilton,   b. 26 Jul 1600, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. James Chilton,   b. 1 Sep 1602, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +10. Mary Chilton, (Mayflower),   b. 1605, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1678, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2009 
    Family ID F18220964  Group Sheet

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