Mayflower Passenger List and Other Mayflower Passenger Facts

September 15, 2020  - by 
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In September 1620, the Mayflower embarked on its famous voyage to America, carrying 102 passengers and around 30 crew. View a comprehensive Mayflower passenger list below and learn who these passengers were.

Are you a descendant of one of these Mayflower passengers? Find out here!

Mayflower Passenger List

Click the plus sign (+) to view a comprehensive list of passengers on the Mayflower. You can also view the Mayflower passenger list broken down by separatists, non-separatists, indentured servants, and contracted Mayflower sailors.

Names in red indicates passengers who died at sea or during the winter of 1620–1621. Red names with an asterisk (*) indicate those who died at sea.

Each Mayflower passenger list is organized by surname and includes the person’s age at departure (if it is known). On the full Mayflower passenger list, the heads of each family group are labeled either as a Separatist, non-Separatist, servant, or ship’s crew. The relationship to the head of the household is also indicated. You can view an original Mayflower passenger list here.

  • Alden, John—ship’s crew, 21
  • Allerton, Isaac—Separatist, 34
    • Mary Norris—wife, 30
    • Bartholomew—son, 7
    • Remember—son, 5
    • Mary—daughter, 3
  • Allerton, John—ship’s crew
  • Billington, John—non-Separatist, 38
    • Eleanor—wife, 33
    • John—son, 16
    • Francis—son, 14
  • Bradford, William—Separatist, 30
    • *Dorothy May—wife, 21
  • Brewster, William—Separatist, 54
    • Mary—wife, 40
    • Love—son, 9
    • Wrestling—son, 6
    • Richard More—ward, 6
    • Mary More—ward, 4
  • Britteridge, Richard—non-Separatist, 39
  • Browne, Peter—non-Separatist, 20
  • *Butten, William—servant to Samuel Fuller
  • Carter, Robert—servant to William Mullins
  • Carver, John—Separatist, 35
    • Katherine White—wife, 30
    • *Jasper More—ward, 7
  • *Chilton, James—Separatist, 64
    • Mrs. Chilton—wife, 58
    • Mary—daughter, 13
  • Clarke, Richard—non-Separatist
  • Cooke, Francis—Separatist, 37
    • John—son, 13
  • Crackstone, John—Separatist, 45
    • John—son, 20
  • Dorothy—servant to John Carver, 18
  • Doty, Edward—servant to the Hopkins family, 21
  • Eaton, Francis—non-Separatist, 25
    • Sarah—wife, 21
    • Samuel—son, 1
  • “Mr. Ely”—ship’s crew
  • English, Thomas—ship’s crew
  • Fletcher, Moses—Separatist, 55
  • Fuller, Edward—Separatist, 45
    • Mrs. Fuller—wife, 35
    •  Samuel—son, 12
  • Fuller, Samuel—Separatist, 40
  • Gardiner, Richard—non-Separatist
  • Goodman, John—Separatist
  • Hooke, John—servant to the Allerton family, 13
  • Holbeck, William—servant to the White family, under 21
  • Hopkins, Stephen—non-Separatist, 38
    • Elizabeth Fisher—wife, 25
    • Constance—daughter, 14
    • Giles—son, 12
    • Damaris—daughter, 2
    • Oceanus—son, born on the Mayflower
  • Howland, John—servant to John Carver, 21
  • Langmore, John—servant to the Martin family, under 21
  • Latham, William—servant to John Carver, 11
  • Leister, Edward—servant to the Hopkins family, over 21
  • Margesson, Edmund—non-Separatist
  • Martin, Christopher—non-Separatist, 38
    • Mary Prower—wife, 35
    • Solomon Prower—stepson, 14
  • Minter, Desire—servant to John Carver, 15-18
  • Mullins, William—non-Separatist, 52
    • Alice—wife, 48
    • Priscilla—daughter, 18
    • Joseph—son, 14
  • Priest, Degory—Separatist, 41
  • Rigsdale, John—non-Separatist
    • Alice Rigsdale—wife
  • Rogers, Thomas—Separatist, 48
    • Joseph Rogers—son, 17
  • Soule, George—servant to Edward Winslow, 21–25
  • Standish, Myles—non-Separatist, 23
    • Rose Standish—wife, 27
  • *Thompson, Edward—servant to the White family, under 21
  • Tilley, Edward—Separatist, 32
    • Agnes Cooper—wife, 35
    • Henry Samson—nephew, 16
    • Humility Cooper—niece, 3
  • Tilley, John—Separatist, 49
    • Joan Hurst—wife, 53
    • Elizabeth—daughter, 13
  • Tinker, Thomas—Separatist
    • Mrs. Tinker—wife
    • Boy Tinker—son, unknown
  • Trevore, William—ship’s crew
  • Turner, John—Separatist, 30
    • Boy Turner—son, unknown
    • Boy Turner—son, unknown
  • Warren, Richard—non-Separatist
  • White, William—Separatist, 30
    • Susanna Jackson—wife, 25
    • Resolved—son, 5
    • Peregrine—son, born on Mayflower
  • Wilder, Roger—servant to John Carver, under 21
  • Williams, Thomas—Separatist
  • Winslow, Edward—Separatist, 25
    • Elizabeth Barker—wife, 23
    • Ellen More—ward, 8
    • Elias Story—ward, under 21
  • Winslow, Gilbert—non-Separatist, 20

  • Allerton, Isaac—34
    • Mary Norris—wife, 30
    • Bartholomew—son, 7
    • Remember—son, 5
    • Mary—daughter, 3
  • Bradford, William— 30
    • *Dorothy May—wife, 21
  • Brewster, William— 54
    • Mary—wife, 40
    • Love—son, 9
    • Wrestling—son, 6
    • Richard More—ward, 6
    • Mary More—ward, 4
  • Carver, John—35
    • Katherine White—wife, 30
    • *Jasper More—ward, 7
  • *Chilton, James—64
    • Mrs. Chilton—wife, 58
    • Mary—daughter, 13
  • Cooke, Francis—37
    • John—son, 13
  • Crackstone, John—45
    • John—son, 20
  • Fletcher, Moses—55
  • Fuller, Edward—45
    • Mrs. Fuller—wife, 35
    •  Samuel—son, 12
  • Fuller, Samuel—40
  • Goodman, John
  • Priest, Degory—41
  • Rogers, Thomas—48
    • Joseph Rogers—son, 17
  • Tilley, Edward—32
    • Agnes Cooper—wife, 35
    • Henry Samson—nephew, 16
    • Humility Cooper—niece, 3
  • Tilley, John—49
    • Joan Hurst—wife, 53
    • Elizabeth—daughter, 13
  • Tinker, Thomas
    • Mrs. Tinker—wife
    • Boy Tinker—son, unknown
  • Turner, John—30
    • Boy Turner—son, unknown
    • Boy Turner—son, unknown
  • White, William—30
    • Susanna Jackson—wife, 25
    • Resolved—son, 5
    • Peregrine—son, born on Mayflower
  • Williams, Thomas
  • Winslow, Edward— 25
    • Elizabeth Barker—wife, 23
    • Ellen More—ward, 8
    • Elias Story—ward, under 21

  • Billington, John—38
    • Eleanor—wife, 33
    • John—son, 16
    • Francis—son, 14
  • Britteridge, Richard— 39
  • Browne, Peter—20
  • Clarke, Richard
  • Eaton, Francis— 25
    • Sarah—wife, 21
    • Samuel—son, 1
  • Gardiner, Richard
  • Hopkins, Stephen—38
    • Elizabeth Fisher—wife, 25
    • Constance—daughter, 14
    • Giles—son, 12
    • Damaris—daughter, 2
    • Oceanus—son, born on the Mayflower
  • Margesson, Edmund
  • Martin, Christopher—38
    • Mary Prower—wife, 35
    • Solomon Prower—stepson, 14
  • Mullins, William—52
    • Alice—wife, 48
    • Priscilla—daughter, 18
    • Joseph—son, 14
  • Rigsdale, John—non-Separatist
    • Alice Rigsdale—wife
  • Standish, Myles—23
    • Rose Standish—wife, 27
  • Warren, Richard
  • Winslow, Gilbert— 20

  • *Butten, William—servant to Samuel Fuller
  • Carter, Robert—servant to William Mullins
  • Dorothy—servant to John Carver, 18
  • Doty, Edward—servant to the Hopkins family, 21
  • Hooke, John—servant to the Allerton family, 13
  • Holbeck, William—servant to the White family, under 21
  • Howland, John—servant to John Carver, 21
  • Langmore, John—servant to the Martin family, under 21
  • Latham, William—servant to John Carver, 11
  • Leister, Edward—servant to the Hopkins family, over 21
  • Minter, Desire—servant to John Carver, 15-18
  • Soule, George—servant to Edward Winslow, 21–25
  • *Thompson, Edward—servant to the White family, under 21
  • Wilder, Roger—servant to John Carver, under 21

  • Alden, John— 21
  • Allerton, John
  • “Mr. Ely”
  • English, Thomas
  • Trevore, William

Who Were the 102 Passengers on the Mayflower?

The 102 passengers on the Mayflower included Separatists seeking religious freedom, families and individuals recruited by London merchants, indentured servants, and Mayflower sailors contracted to stay a year in New Plymouth.

Separatists, or “Pilgrims”

The Separatist passengers of the Mayflower were members of the English Separatist Church, a Puritan faction, who sought religious freedom in America.

Pilgrims gathered on the ship, Speedwell, before their departure.

The congregation could freely practice their religion in Holland, where they had been located for 10 years. However, the group sought to settle in America to preserve their English language and heritage while still enjoying religious freedom.

Famous Separatist Mayflower passengers include William Bradford, who led the congregation on the Mayflower and eventually became governor of Plymouth Colony, and William Brewster, who served as a religious leader in the colony.

Non-Separatists, or “Strangers”

The “strangers,” as they are sometimes called, included English families and individuals who were recruited by London merchants to help establish the Colony of Virginia. These individuals outnumbered the group of Separatists. Myles Standish was one non-Separatist known for his service as military adviser to Plymouth Colony (as well as for the famous love story captured in this poem).

Painting of Mayflower pilgrims walking to Church.

Because the Separatists were financially strapped, they found a group of merchants who were willing to back their venture to America. The London Merchant Adventurers, a company of merchants looking to invest their money, agreed to fund the voyage in exchange for the colonists’ labor and partnered ownership of all goods generated during the first seven years in America. These merchants recruited the additional, non-Separatist families and individuals.

Indentured Servants and Wards

Both the Separatists and non-Separatists traveled with indentured servants. Sometimes the servitude was more of an apprenticeship, meaning that the servant would help the employer with a trade or profession in exchange for the employer’s instruction.

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However, most of the indentured servants provided service in exchange for clothing, food, and lodging. In addition, some of the passengers labeled as servants would more accurately be described as wards under a guardianship agreement with the passenger.

One example was the More children—Ellen, Jasper, Richard, and Mary—who were all under the age of 8 when they boarded the Mayflower. The young children were taken in by three families aboard the Mayflower.

Contracted Mayflower Sailors

mayflower on rough seas

The Mayflower sailors were those who were contracted by the London Merchant Adventurers company to help establish the colony for one year. Once the contract ended, the sailors could return home, although all the surviving Mayflower sailors chose to stay.

Mayflower Crew

Although not usually included on Mayflower passenger lists, the Mayflower also carried around 30 crew members, led by Captain Christopher Jones.

Although the Mayflower sailors can be classified as Mayflower crew, these individuals are typically labeled as passengers because of their contractual obligation to stay in the colony for a year.

How Many Trips Did the Mayflower Make to America?

The Mayflower made only one full trip to America. The owner of the ship passed away in 1621 and a 1624 probate record describes the Mayflower as “in ruins”—likely dismantled and sold for scrap.

Mayflower Passengers Who Had Descendants

Only a portion of the Mayflower passengers are known to have living descendants. Modern Mayflower descendants can typically trace their lineage to one or more of the following individuals and couples.

To see if you are a descendant of a Mayflower passenger, simply sign in to your FamilySearch account. (If you don’t have one, it is free and easy to create one!) Then click the link of the passenger’s name, and in the top right corner of the person’s profile page, select View My Relationship.

You can also search the name of an ancestor born before 1910 to see if they are in this collection of authenticated Mayflower descendant genealogies.

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    1. How interesting! Do you know what her last name was or if she traveled with a family? I haven’t found the name Phoebe in any of the lists I researched, but it could be that she went by a different name.

  1. I am a descendant of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins. I wonder if there are some relatives I may have alive now.
    My grandmother’s name was Ruth Severance (Barnes)

  2. I am not seeing the “CARVER” name. My genealogy history shows that John Carver was the Governor while on the ship. The history books only show William Bradford was first Governor. My great-grandmother was
    JENNY HACKSTAFF CARVER.
    The John Alden Priscilla Mullins line married into the SNOW line znd that line married into the CARVER line.
    That is my direct connection to the Mayflower descendants. I have learned that JOHN CARVER’S brother is who I and descended from.

  3. Geoge Soule was related to my family.
    My relative Benjamin Soule from Maine moved to Princeton MN in the 1800s.He eas my Grandmothers grandfather.

    1. I am in the family. My father’s mom was Soule. My aunt had a genealogical study done at the Mormon library in the early 90’s.

  4. I was contacted by Ancestry after our DNA was sent in. They said we are in the Tilley line a d Mayflower descendants.

    1. I am descended from John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley along with at least 10 other Mayflower passengers. Ancestry didn’t contact me about it. Maybe because I hadn’t updated my online tree far enough back yet when I did my DNA test. It’s interesting that they actually let you know!

  5. I am descended from John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley along with at least 10 other Mayflower passengers. Ancestry didn’t contact me about it. Maybe because I hadn’t updated my online tree far enough back yet when I did my DNA test. It’s interesting that they actually let you know!

  6. I love this but is there a way to go to this activity when using family search? I know I can simply share your blog but I would be great if we could share it in family search.