Mayflower Pilgrims and Colonists

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Mayflower History[edit | edit source]

On 6 September 1620 the ship Mayflower departed Plymouth, England carrying 102 passengers, 74 males and 28 females, many of whom were “Separatists” from the Church of England. They sited land on 9 November. Although they had a patent to settle in Virginia, with winter approaching and rough seas, they abandoned their destination and sailed into Cape Cod bay. Sickness and starvation took the lives of half the colonists the first year. Surviving families left a posterity estimated today to be in the millions.

William Bradford's History

  • Bradford's history "of Plimoth Plantation" : from the original manuscript with a report of the proceedings incident to the return of the manuscript to Massachusetts. 1898. Boston, Massachusetts : Wright & Potter. Online at: FamilySearch Digital Library.

William Brewster

  • Chief of the Pilgrims, or, the life and time of William Brewster : ruling elder of the Pilgrim company that founded New Plymouth, the parent colony of New England, in 1620. 1857. By Ashbel Steele..Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott. Online at: FamilySearch Digital Library.
  • The Brewster genealogy, 1566-1907 : a record of the descendants of William Brewster of the "Mayflower," ruling elder of the Pilgrim church which founded Plymouth colony in 1620. c1908. Emma C. Brewster Jones, comp. and ed. New York, New York : Grafton Press. Online at: Vol. 1 - FamilySearch Digital Library, Vol. 2 - FamilySearch Digital Library.

Additional Published Sources

  • The romantic story of the Mayflower Pilgrims, and its place in the life of today. 1924, c1918. By A. A. Addison. Boston, Massachusetts : L.C. Page & Co. Online at: FamilySearch Digital Library.
  • The Mayflower and her log, July 15, 1620 - May 6, 1621 : chiefly from original sources. 1901. By Azel Ames. Boston, Massachusetts : Houghton Mifflin. Online at: FamilySearch Digital Library.
  • The Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth in New England in 1620 : with historical and local illustrations of providences, principles, and persons. 1849. By George B. Cheever. New York, New York : J. Wiley. FHL book 974.4 H2cg, Film # 982350, Item 10
  • Homes and haunts of the Pilgrim fathers. 1899. By Alexander Mackennal. London, England : The Religious Tract Society. Online at: FamilySearch Digital Library.
  • New light on the Pilgrim story. 1920. By Thomas W. Mason; B. Nightingale. London, England : Congregational Union of England and Wales. Online at: FamilySearch Digital Library.
  • The Pilgrims. c1907. By Frederick A. Noble. Boston, Massachusetts : Pilgrim Press. Online at: FamilySearch Digital Library.
  • The Pilgrim fathers from a Dutch point of view. 1932. By Daniel Plooij. New York, New York: New York University Press. FHL book 974 D3p.
  • Chronicles of the Pilgrim fathers of the colony of Plymouth, from 1602-1625. 1841. By Alexander Young. Boston : C.C. Little and J. Brown. Online at: FamilySearch Digital Library, Internet Archive, Ancestry ($).
  • The Mayflower Reader: a Selection of Articles from The Mayflower Descendant. FHL book 974.4 H29b. Online at: Ancestry ($).

Mayflower Passengers[edit | edit source]

Many individuals living in the United States can trace their ancestors to the Mayflower.

Mayflower Societies[edit | edit source]

General Society of Mayflower Descendants[edit | edit source]

Arizona Society

California Society

Massachusetts Society

New Jersey Society

Ohio Society

Pennsylvania Society

John Howland Society[edit | edit source]

Mayflower Resources - Wiki Articles[edit | edit source]

Related Websites[edit | edit source]