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Mayflower and Plymouth Links - History



Research Your Mayflower Ancestry

This database includes applications and supplemental applications to the General Society of Mayflower Descendants starting from their founding in 1897 for applicants who were born before January 1, 1920. In addition to the searchable database of membership applications, there is a searchable family tree constructed for each Mayflower Passenger that can be viewed in AmericanAncesTREES. The links are in the database description.

Contains the records of 23,593 Plymouth County probate cases filed between 1686 and 1881, contributed to NEHGS by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.

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Study project of 17 th century New England Families, based on Clarence Almon Torrey's bibliographic index of early New England marriages. Includes Mayflower families, but not specifically identified.

Informative sources about the members of the First Church of Plymouth from the arrival of the Mayflower to the brink of the Civil War.

Includes the Mayflower passengers and other early New England Immigrants.

The town of Barnstable on Cape Cod is one of the earliest settlements in Massachusetts and home to many Mayflower families and their descendants.

Church records indexed based on a grant from the Connecticut Society of Mayflower Descendants.

Includes Plymouth and many other towns in Massachusetts.

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Index of the fifth and sixth generation descendants from Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass., December 1620 (AKA the Silver Books)

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The publication of the Society of Mayflower Descendants since 1899.

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A compilation of approximately 37,000 known or presumed marriages that occurred prior to 1700 in New England, often called Torrey's Marriage Index. A principal resource for seventeenth-century New England genealogy.

Over 35,000 records of service for individuals in Massachusetts who served from the seventeenth century to the Battle of Lexington and Concord.


Voyage of the Mayflower

The Mayflower was hired in London, and sailed from London to Southampton in July 1620 to begin loading food and supplies for the voyage--much of which was purchased at Southampton. The Pilgrims were mostly still living in the city of Leiden, in the Netherlands. They hired a ship called the Speedwell to take them from Delfshaven, the Netherlands, to Southampton, England, to meet up with the Mayflower. The two ships planned to sail together to Northern Virginia. The Speedwell departed Delfthaven on July 22, and arrived at Southampton, where they found the Mayflower waiting for them. The Speedwell had been leaking on her voyage from the Netherlands to England, though, so they spent the next week patching her up.

On August 5, the two ships finally set sail for America. But the Speedwell began leaking again, so they pulled into the town of Dartmouth for repairs, arriving there about August 12. The Speedwell was patched up again, and the two ships again set sail for America about August 21. After the two ships had sailed about 300 miles out to sea, the Speedwell again began to leak. Frustrated with the enormous amount of time lost, and their inability to fix the Speedwell so that it could be sea-worthy, they returned to Plymouth, England, and made the decision to leave the Speedwell behind. The Mayflower would go to America alone. The cargo on the Speedwell was transferred over to the Mayflower some of the passengers were so tired and disappointed with all the problems that they quit and went home. Others crammed themselves onto the already very crowded Mayflower.

Finally, on September 6, the Mayflower departed from Plymouth, England, and headed for America. By the time the Pilgrims had left England, they had already been living onboard the ships for nearly a month and a half. The voyage itself across the Atlantic Ocean took 66 days, from their departure on September 6, until Cape Cod was sighted on 9 November 1620. The first half of the voyage went fairly smoothly, the only major problem was sea-sickness. But by October, they began encountering a number of Atlantic storms that made the voyage treacherous. Several times, the wind was so strong they had to just drift where the weather took them, it was not safe to use the ship's sails. The Pilgrims intended to land in Northern Virginia, which at the time included the region as far north as the Hudson River in the modern State of New York. The Hudson River, in fact, was their originally intended destination. They had received good reports on this region while in the Netherlands. All things considered, the Mayflower was almost right on target, missing the Hudson River by just a few degrees.

As the Mayflower approached land, the crew spotted Cape Cod just as the sun rose on November 9. The Pilgrims decided to head south, to the mouth of the Hudson River in New York, where they intended to make their plantation. However, as the Mayflower headed south, it encountered some very rough seas, and nearly shipwrecked. The Pilgrims then decided, rather than risk another attempt to go south, they would just stay and explore Cape Cod. They turned back north, rounded the tip, and anchored in what is now Provincetown Harbor. The Pilgrims would spend the next month and a half exploring Cape Cod, trying to decide where they would build their plantation. On December 25, 1620, they had finally decided upon Plymouth, and began construction of their first buildings.


What Was the Mayflower Compact?

Pilgrim leaders wanted to quell the rebellion before it took hold. After all, establishing a New World colony would be difficult enough without dissent in the ranks. The Pilgrims knew they needed as many productive, law-abiding souls as possible to make the colony successful.

With that in mind, they set out to create a temporary set of laws for ruling themselves as per majority agreement.

On November 11, 1620, 41 adult male colonists, including two indentured servants, signed the Mayflower Compact, although it wasn’t called that at the time.


Mayflower

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Mayflower, in American colonial history, the ship that carried the Pilgrims from England to Plymouth, Massachusetts, where they established the first permanent New England colony in 1620. Although no detailed description of the original vessel exists, marine archaeologists estimate that the square-rigged sailing ship weighed about 180 tons and measured 90 feet (27 metres) long. In addition, some sources suggest that the Mayflower was constructed in Harwich, England, shortly before English merchant Christopher Jones purchased the vessel in 1608.

Where was the Mayflower built?

Sources suggest that the Mayflower was constructed in Harwich, England, shortly before English merchant Christopher Jones purchased the ship in 1608.

Where did the Mayflower set sail from for its voyage to Plymouth?

The Mayflower set sail from Southampton, England, for North America on August 15, 1620. The ship carried Pilgrims from England to Plymouth, in modern-day Massachusetts, where they established the first permanent European settlement in 1620.

How big was the Mayflower?

Although there is no detailed description of the Mayflower, marine archaeologists estimate that the square-rigged sailing ship weighed about 180 tons and measured 90 feet (27 meters) long.

Does the original Mayflower still exist?

The fate of the Mayflower remains unknown. However, some historians argue that it was scrapped for its timber, then used to construct a barn in Jordans, England. In 1957 a replica of the original ship was built in England and sailed to Massachusetts in 53 days.

Some of the Pilgrims were brought from Holland on the Speedwell, a smaller vessel that accompanied the Mayflower on its initial departure from Southampton, England, on August 15, 1620. When the Speedwell proved unseaworthy and was twice forced to return to port, the Mayflower set out alone from Plymouth, England, on September 16, after taking on some of the smaller ship’s passengers and supplies. Among the Mayflower’s most-distinguished voyagers were William Bradford and Captain Myles Standish.


General Society of Mayflower Descendants , Founded in 1897

In 1620, a brave group of 102 men, women and children sailed across the Atlantic on the Mayflower, searching for a life of religious and civic freedom. To honor Pilgrim ancestors and keep their story alive, the General Society of Mayflower Descendants was created in 1897. Membership requires proof of lineage from one of the passengers who traveled to America on this historic voyage in 1620.

Through the years, the Mayflower Society has established a network of more than 150,000 descendants all over the world who form lifelong bonds, cherish the sacred memory of our ancestors and continue on their legacy through purpose, preservation, and education.

More about the Mayflower Society.


1. The Separatists weren&rsquot fleeing persecution in England when they planned their voyage to America

In the early 17 th century, several groups of dissenters emerged in England, dissatisfied with what they perceived as Roman Catholic rites permeating the Church of England. One group, the Puritans, wanted to purify the Church of such rites and beliefs. Another, smaller group, called themselves Separatists. They espoused separating from the Church entirely, at a time when English law made Church attendance and financial support mandatory. Rather than face fines, and potential jail time for debts for failing to pay them, they established a community in Leiden, Holland, about 1608. There, due to political issues involving England, Holland, and Spain, they soon found themselves in a quandary.

A military alliance between England and Holland against Spain placed the Leiden community of about 400 Separatists in danger of having their sect suppressed. Neither Catholic Spain nor Protestant England were known for religious tolerance. After several years in Holland, and aware of the improving conditions in the colony of Virginia, Separatist leaders began lobbying their followers to settle in the New World. They decided to travel to British America and settle in the vicinity of the mouth of the Hudson River, part of Virginia, but physically distant enough to manage their own affairs. To obtain financial support they entered negotiations with a Dutch company. English spies became aware of the negotiations, and informed their employers in London of the plans.


Are you a descendant of Mayflower Pilgrims? Search a new online database to find out

George Garmany, governor general of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, stands next to a replica of the Mayflower during RootsTech at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. FamilySearch and the New England Historic Genealogical Society are working together with the General Society of Mayflower Descendants to digitize all of its member applications and publish family trees created from these documented Mayflower lines in order to make them available for free. Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Because 26 Mayflower families survived their first winter in North America 400 years ago, there are an estimated 35 million descendants walking around today.

Thanks to a collaborative effort by three genealogical organizations, it’s now easy to find out.

In timing with the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower landing at Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620, FamilySearch International, AmericanAncestors.org (New England Historic Genealogical Society) and the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, have worked together to create a free online database with access to tens of thousands of Mayflower Society member applications and documented descendant family trees of the Mayflower passengers, according to a FamilySearch statement.

George Garmany, governor general of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, second from left, Brenton Simons, president and CEO of New England Historic Genealogical Society, third from left, and Steve Rockwood, president and CEO of FamilySearch International, fourth from left, discuss a collaboration to digitize records of Mayflower descendants during RootsTech at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

The new verified records, which include over 1 million images, are searchable at FamilySearch.org/Mayflower and AmericanAncestors.org.

The three partnering organizations started the project in 2017 and announced it last February at RootsTech, the largest family history conference in the world.

RootsTech: Digitization project may connect you to a Mayflower passenger

George Garmany, governor general of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, said it’s never been easier to trace your Pilgrim heritage.

“This project will make the Mayflower Society’s verification process easier and records more accessible,” he said in a FamilySearch statement. “A great many people are Mayflower descendants who don’t know it.”

The online database was built using the 30-volume publication, “Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims Who Landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts, December 1620,” and the documented applications for membership in the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, submitted from 1896 to early 2019.

The merger of these two sources produced a single representation for each Pilgrim and their descendants from the late 1500s to 1910, according to a FamilySearch statement.

One way to find out if you have a connection to Pilgrims, Garmany suggests, is by your scanning family tree for ties to New England. If you find something, use the database to see if that ancestral line has been previously verified through one of the member applications.

Another option would be to search relativefinder.org.

Before this project, the only way to view General Society of Mayflower Descendants records was as a member or with one of the historians, Lea Filson, a former governor general of the Mayflower Society said at RootsTech.

“I think that the genealogy community is going to be thrilled because what it’s really about is getting access to records to find out who you are and who your people are,” she said after the announcement.

“With 10 million people in America that are descended and 35 million worldwide, your chances are pretty good that you may find a line. The reason it’s so important to then join the general society is because then you’ve got an authentic, proven, approved lineage in our vault that will be there forever.”


Mayflower and Plymouth Links - History

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The Pilgrims were a group of English settlers who left Europe in search of religious freedom in the Americas. They established the Plymouth Colony in 1620.


Map of New Plymouth and Cape Cod
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Why did the Pilgrims travel to America?

The Pilgrims traveled to America in search of a new way of life. Many of the Pilgrims were part of a religious group called Separatists. They were called this because they wanted to "separate" from the Church of England and worship God in their own way. They were not allowed to do this in England where they were persecuted and sometimes put in jail for their beliefs. Other Pilgrims were hoping to find adventure or a better life in the New World.

The Pilgrims initially set sail aboard two ships the Speedwell and the Mayflower. However, not long after leaving England, the Speedwell began to leak and the Pilgrims had to return to port. Once back at port, they crowded as many of the passengers as possible onto the Mayflower and set sail once again for America on September 6, 1620. They managed to fit 102 total passengers on the Mayflower, but they had to leave 20 of the original Speedwell passengers behind. In addition to the 102 passengers, there were between 25 and 30 crewmen onboard the ship.

Voyage on the Mayflower

The voyage across the Atlantic Ocean was long and difficult. The extra people on the ship made the trip even worse. They ran out of fresh water and many people became sick. Storms also hit the ship very hard causing one of the main beams to crack. Two people died during the voyage. At one point, they considered turning back, but decided to stick it out. After two long months at sea, the Pilgrims finally reached land.


Signing the the Mayflower Compact
by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris

When the Pilgrims arrived in New England, they decided they needed to make an agreement on how issues would be settled and the colony would be run. They signed a document that is today called the Mayflower Compact. The compact declared that the colonists were loyal to the King of England, that they were Christians who served God, that they would make fair and just laws, and that they would each work for the good of the colony. The Mayflower Compact was signed by 41 of the Pilgrim men (the women were not allowed to sign). The men also voted John Carver to be the first governor of the colony.

After arriving in America, the Pilgrims searched the coast of New England for a good place to build a settlement. They eventually found a location called Plymouth. It had a calm harbor for their ship, a river for fresh water, and flat lands where they could plant crops. It was here that they built their village and established the Plymouth Colony.

The Pilgrims were happy to finally be in America, but things didn't get any easier for them. They were not prepared for the cold winter. They quickly built a main common house and then began to build small houses for each of the families. For a time, some people slept on the Mayflower.

Many people got sick and died over the first winter. At one point there were only around six people well enough to continue working. By the end of winter, only 47 out of the original 102 settlers were still alive. Governor John Carver died that that Spring and William Bradford was elected the new governor.


Map of Plymouth Colony by Samuel de Champlain

Squanto and the Wampanoag

The Native Americans that lived in the same area as Plymouth Colony were the Wampanoag peoples. The chief of the Wampanoag, Massasoit, made contact with the Pilgrims. They established a peace treaty and agreed to trade for animal furs.

One Wampanoag man, Squanto, had traveled to Europe and could speak some English. He agreed to stay with the Pilgrims and teach them how to survive. He taught them how to plant corn, where to hunt and fish, and how to survive through the winter. Without Squanto's help the colony probably wouldn't have survived.

The Pilgrims held a feast after their first harvest in 1621. They invited some of the local Wampanoag people to join them. This feast is sometimes called the first Thanksgiving. They continued this tradition and, in 1623, when they were celebrating the end of a long drought, they began to call the feast "Thanksgiving."


The real history of pilgrim's ship the Mayflower in London

Between 10 and 12 percent of Americans claim to trace their lineage back to the colonists that sailed from England on the Mayflower in 1620. Conventional wisdom has it that they named their landing place “Plymouth,” after the English town from which they sailed. The truth, however, is that the Mayflower had no more than a passing connection with Plymouth. A good proportion of its passengers were from the East Midlands, and the crew more likely came from South London.

It was from Rotherhithe in South London that the voyage to America really began. And perhaps surprisingly it is where today you’ll find more Mayflower memorials than anywhere else in Britain. So where does Plymouth come into the story?

The place where the emigrants eventually set up a colony had already been named New Plymouth (also known as Plimouth or Plimoth) by English soldier and explorer Captain John Smith of Jamestown fame. The name was one among many based on English counties, towns, and cities used to replace original native names. It first appeared on maps in 1616, four years before the Pilgrims arrived on the Mayflower . Since the place from which they had finally sailed in England was coincidentally also called Plymouth, they elected to retain the name for their settlement.

The ship was contracted and boarded in Rotherhithe, however, from where the Mayflower sailed to Southampton, 150 miles east of Plymouth. Here, more passengers embarked, and the Mayflower was joined by a sister ship called the Speedwell , which had brought emigrants for the trip from the Netherlands.

Unfortunately, once at sea, the Speedwell soon began to leak, forcing the two ships to return to Dartmouth for repairs before setting off again. About 300 miles out to sea, the Speedwell once more began to leak. This time they returned to Plymouth, which, being west of both Southampton and Dartmouth, made a more convenient port of call.

The Speedwell’s cargo and many of its passengers were then transferred to the already crowded Mayflower , which set sail for the New World for the third time. So, despite its legendary connections with the voyage, the Mayflower might never have had sight of Plymouth had the Speedwell been more seaworthy.

The Mayflower had been built more than 300 miles from Plymouth, in the North Essex town of Harwich, where it was launched and registered. Along with three business partners, the ship was purchased by the man who became its captain. He was Christopher Jones, who lived and was married in Harwich. His small business consortium then ran the Mayflower as a trading vessel.

I n 1611, Jones moved to Rotherhithe, a parish of Surrey, but now part of the London Borough of Southwark. (Londoners pronounce that “Suthuk”.) It was a place much favored by sea merchants because of its location on the River Thames, deep enough at this point for large ships to drop anchor and with easy access to the North Sea, into which the Thames flowed, with no intervening bridges to impede the journey.

Rotherhithe lies a little less than two miles to the east of Tower Bridge, on a peninsula that juts out into the Thames. Redevelopment is in the air for much of the area, which means now is the time to visit while the landmarks of its ancient history are still available to view.

For Mayflower chasers, the first stopping off point must be the pub at 117 Rotherhithe Street. One clue to its relevance in the Mayflower story can be seen on its rooftop: a weather vane in the shape of the famous ship. The pub has been called The Mayflower since 1957. Before that, it was the Spread Eagle and Crown, but in 1620 it was The Shippe Inn.

According to the popular myth, Captain Jones tied up the Mayflower alongside the pub to avoid paying mooring taxes. Today, if you walk down the steps to the left of the pub entrance, you emerge onto the foreshore where a jetty would have taken passengers and crewmen on board.
The area around Rotherhithe in the 1600s attracted many outspoken Dissenters, who refused to conform to the official line of the Anglican Church. These separatists, who had broken away from the Church of England, would have seen a lot of traffic up and down the river as ships left for foreign climes. Add to this the presence of a famous sea captain within their community and it is hardly surprising that he was approached to take the religious rebels to a place where they might start a new life in the New World.

Captain Jones selected his crew from local mariners and in August 1620, with the first wave of passengers on board, the Mayflower left the steps close to what is today the Mayflower pub, bound for Southampton on the first leg of what became its historic voyage.

After the transatlantic journey, Christopher Jones returned to Rotherhithe, where he died in 1622. He and two of his business partners were buried in a local church, where his children had been baptised. That church, which dated to the 12th century, no longer exists. But the present Church of St. Mary the Virgin, which was built on the same spot in 1716, has three memorials to the captain and the voyage.

To reach the church from the Mayflower pub, you need to walk along St. Marychurch Street, which appropriately enough takes you past Mayflower Street. It’s a fine church, built to seat a congregation of 1,000 people, and designed by British architect John James, an associate of Sir Christopher Wren.

Commemorating the voyage and its crew, a plaque on the wall of the church tower states:

“In 1620 the Mayflower sailed from Rotherhithe on the first stage of its epic voyage to America. In command was Captain Christopher Jones of Rotherhithe.”

Inside the church, another memorial tablet, erected on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the consecration of the church, states: “The Mayflower . Christopher Jones, Master, and part-owner was buried in this churchyard, 5th March 1622.”

The exact location of the graves of Captain Jones and his business partners is unknown, but in the churchyard there is yet another memorial, this one in the shape of a statue, showing the Mayflower captain holding a small child. He is depicted looking back toward England, while the child is looking forward to America. The statue, which was unveiled in 1995, is by designer and public art sculptor Jamie Sargeant.

R otherhithe’s final memorial to the voyage of the Mayflower stands at Cumberland Wharf, a short walk along Rotherhithe Street, east of the Mayflower pub. In a corner of this small square overlooking the river, there stands a statue of a Pilgrim and a small boy.

Although it’s pretty much certain today that the Pilgrims didn’t wear the smocks and tall hats with which they have become habitually associated, that’s the way the statue is traditionally dressed. The boy, rather incongruously, is dressed in the style of a 1930s newsboy. He is reading a newspaper, called the Sunshine Weekly , whose sculpted pages tell the story of the Mayflower and all that has happened in America since 1620.

The voyage is shown in a comic strip on one page the other depicts images of America through the ages since a cowboy, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, American cars, a U.S. soldier, and more. The Pilgrim is standing ghost-like, reading the paper and pointing to a page over the boy’s shoulder, while a small dog leaps around their feet.
In a further deliberate anachronism, the Pilgrim’s pocket contains a copy of the A-Z street map of London, which (despite not coming into being until the 1930s) is dated 1620. His pocket also contains a crucifix and a lobster’s claw, while various tools—scissors, hammer, pliers, and a paintbrush—are shown at the boy’s feet. The statue was commissioned in 1991, called Sunshine Weekly and the Pilgrim’s Pocket .

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Mayflower and Plymouth Links - History

After the death of Elizabeth and the ascension to the throne of James I, things got even worse. Some of the most vocal opponents of the church were known as the "puritans," so called because they wanted to "purify" the Church of England. For them, this meant getting rid of all the ceremonial accoutrements left over from the centuries of Catholic influence. Things like the attire of the clergy, infant baptism, and many of the sacraments were not how they believed God intended things to be. They wanted to go back to the earlier time of the apostles when worship was more individual and definitely much simpler.

But nevertheless, the Puritans still remained a part of the Church of England. They were just trying to make the changes within it that they thought should be made. A more radical segment of the dissenters believed that the church was just too far gone to be changed enough to matter, and they wanted to totally separate from it and worship in the ways they believed were the right ones. They became known as "separatists" and were harshly treated because of this.

Some of them decided that the treatment was just too hard to bear and they fled, usually in secrecy, to other countries. They were quite welcomed in Holland, a land where religious differences were much more tolerated. However, after a number of years there they became concerned for their children, fearing that they would become too much like the Dutch, and that they were losing their identity. As word started spreading about the possibilities of a new start in the New World, dreams of having a place where they could live and worship as they liked began to take hold among them, and eventually they found a way to turn the dreams into a reality.

One hundred and two people known as "pilgrims" sailed in the Mayflower and, after a long and stormy passage, landed at Plymouth Rock in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, December 21, 1620, in the midst of a blinding snowstorm. Much of their story has been romanticized in our histories, but there is little doubt that these were determined people, willing to face incredible hardships for what they believed in. They lost half their number during that first winter, which is said to have been one of the harshest ever known. But from them, and those who joined them over the next decade, have sprung millions of proud Americans, who still carry their spirit of conviction and the fortitude to go through the hard times when it matters. I am proud to be among them.

By the way, the pilgrims did not call themselves that. They referred to themselves as "saints" and those who were not of them were "strangers." They were first referred to as Pilgrims by Governor Bradford in his journal, using the term in the sense of a people making a journey for religious reasons, known as a "pilgrimage." They were not referred to as "Pilgrims" again for many years afterward. But that is the name for them that has survived now for almost 400 years.

Mayflower Lineage of Ace, Ann, Dana, and Gail Sutliff and their descendants.

"Resolved came to Plymouth in 1620 with his parents aboard the Mayflower, and after 1632 moved to Marshfield
with his mother and stepfather. He resided in Scituate during the period when his children were born--1640 to 1656.
He and Judith, and perhaps some of their children, traveled to Barbados in 1656/7, presumably to aid in the
settling of the estate of her father, for on 17 March 1656/7 'Resolved White of Scituate in New

Plymouth in New England, gentleman, and his wife Judith, daughter of
William Vassall of this Island' deeded land in the Barbados, a deed
acknowledged on March 20th by 'Resolved White's wife' and recorded
at Barbados only four days later." "The family moved to Marshfield in
1662. and were still there in 1670 to at least 1682, being a freeman of
Salem in 1680. He served in King Philip's War under Capt. Manning in
1676. He returned to Marshfield after the death of his second wife, for
on 13 March 1684/5 'Resolved White of Marshfield' and sons Samuel and Josiah quit-claimed rights to an island, in return for which grantee John Branch would maintain Resolved's eldest son, William. We assume Resolved was still living on 19 Sept. 1687 when William quit claimed his rights in the island to John Branch, mentioning his father, but not as 'deceased,' and mentioning the earlier deed of my father Mr. Resolved White.' The authors have found no evidence to support the claim of Pilgrim genealogist George E. Bowman that Resolved died between 1690 and 1694, not the oft-found statement that he died in Salem."

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WILLIAM WHITE, b. 10 April 1642, Scituate, Plymouth, MA d. 24 January 1694/95, MARSHFIELD, Plymouth, MA.
Living in Marshfield with Josiah Winslow's family 2 July 1675 when Josiah made his will naming half bothers Resolved and Peregrine White, and bequeathing "kinsman William White a bed. and sheets at what time he shall leave my wife and family." On 13 March 1684/5 his brothers Samuel and Josiah and their father Resolved provided for William's care by quitclaiming an island in Marshfield to John Branch, tenant of "William White eldest son of Resolved," and in return which would "maintaine the said William White. in sickness & in health during the Terem of his Naturall Life." On 19 Sept. 1687 William signed a quitclaim of his rights in the island to Branch, acknowledging the act on the same day. Baptism (LDS): 1642, MA Fact 6: Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Vol. 13, c1997, Mayflower Society

JOHN WHITE, b. 11 March 1643/44, Scituate, Plymouth, MA d. 1684, Barbados. John may have died young or gone to live in Barbados with some of his mother's siblings but it seems likely that he died before 1684/5, when two of his living brothers (but not he) quitclaimed land to provide for William.: Baptism (LDS): 1644, MA Fact 6: Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Vol. 13, c1997, Mayflower Society

SAMUEL WHITE, b. 13 March 1645/46, Scituate, Plymouth, MA d. 20 September 1720, Rochester, MA.

RESOLVED WHITE, b. 14 November 1647, Scituate, Plymouth, MA d. 23 March 1669/70, MARSHFIELD, Plymouth, MA. Buried a week before the burial of his mother. Baptism (LDS): 27 March 1670, Marshfield, Plymouth, MA Fact 6: Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Vol. 13, c1997, Mayflower Society

ANNA WHITE (2), b. 04 June 1649, Scituate, Plymouth, MA d. 25 May 1714, Concord, Middlesex, MA. Baptism (LDS): 1714, Main St. Burial, Concord, Middlesex, MA

ELIZABETH WHITE, b. 04 June 1652, Scituate, MA d. Aft. 13 March 1712/13.

JOSIAH WHITE, b. 29 September 1654, Scituate, Plymouth, MA d. 03 March 1709/10, Boxford, MA.

SUSANNA WHITE, b. 10 August 1656, Scituate, Plymouth, MA m. URIAH JOHNSON b. Abt. 1655, MA?
d. Unknown.

JOHN HAYWARD: John was constable in 1676. Fact 5: James Hayward Gen. by Adams & Hayward pub. 1911

Children of ANNA WHITE (2) and JOHN HAYWARD are:
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i. MARY HAYWARD, b. 05 December 1671, Concord, MA d. Abt. 09 March 1728/29, Concord, MA.

ii. GEORGE HAYWARD, b. 20 July 1673, Concord, Middlesex, MA d. 05 July 1725, Brookfield, MA.

iii. JUDITH HAYWARD (3) , b. 09 April 1675, Concord, Middlesex, MA d. 18 April 1748, Brookfield, Worcester, MA.

iv. MERCY HAYWARD, b. 13 May 1677, Concord, Middlesex, MA d. 26 April 1762, Brookfield, Worcester, MA.

v. JAMES HAYWARD, b. 27 January 1678/79, Concord, MA d. Unknown.

vi. JOHN HAYWARD, b. 07 July 1680, Concord, Middlesex, MA d. Aft. 14 April 1715, Concord, Middlesex, MA.

vii. ANNA HAYWARD, b. 30 August 1682, Concord, Middlesex, MA d. Unknown.

viii. SARAH HAYWARD, b. 16 June 1689, Concord, Middlesex, MA d. Bef. 1748, Hanover,NJ.

Child of PHILIP (6) GOSS Jr. and HANNAH DARBY
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REV. JOHN (7) MINER GOSS, (ca. Sep 30-1812 to May 26-1892), Lay Methodist Preacher, farmer Fairmont Twp. m. Mary Love (1809-1888) co-Founder of Patterson Methodist Campground

Child of REV. JOHN (7) MINER GOSS and MARY LOVE
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RICHARD (8) GWYN GOSS (1847-1929), farmer Fairmont Twp. m . CATHERINE CAROLINE KLINETROB (1848-1924)

Child of RICHARD (8) GWYN GOSS and CATHERINE CAROLINE KLINETROB
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MARY ANN GOSS (9) (6-8-1877 to 2-21-1962) Bloomingdale Cemetery) m. EDMUND DANA SUTLIFF (4-26-1877 to 1-22-1962)

Child of MARY ANN GOSS (9) and EDMUND DANA SUTLIFF
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RICHARD SUTLIFF(10) (6-10-1900 to 5-26-1973) m. MERLE STOUT (3-27-1912 to 4-4-2005)

Children of RICHARD SUTLIFF(10) and MERELE STOUT
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( 11) ANN, DANA. ACE, GAIL b. in Bloomingdale PA (1930s-1941)
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Their Children: ( 12) DONNA, J0HN, , DIANE, JANIE R et. al. b. many places (1950s-60s)
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Their Children: ( 13) b. many more places (1980s-00s) Cat liz Sam Caleb Jessica Paul
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