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Mary Chilton[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13]

Female Bef 1607 - Bef 1679  (~ 72 years)

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  • Name Mary Chilton 
    Born Bef 31 May 1607  Sandwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Christened 31 May 1607  St Peters, Sandwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Immigration 1620  Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mary Chilton's Leap
    Mary Chilton's Leap
    Mary Chilton leaping onto Plymouth Rock before the other Pilgrims
    Immigrated to America
    Immigrated to America
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    Notes: Any person who came to America before 1890 would have never seen the Statue of Liberty.
    Will 31 Jul 1676 
    Died Bef 16 May 1679  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 16 May 1679  Kings Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 

    Burial:
    Kings Chapel Burying Ground
    Boston
    Suffolk County
    Massachusetts, USA
    Notes 
    • Mary Chilton arrived in Plymouth on the Mayflower in 1620, accompanying her mother and father James Chilton. Mary?s father died while the Mayflower was anchored in Provincetown Harbor. Her mother died shortly thereafter. For more information on Mary Chilton?s parents, including information on their English and Dutch background, read the biography of James Chilton.

      A Chilton family tradition, first recorded in 1744, has the 12-year-old Mary Chilton as the first woman ashore at Plymouth. There is no contemporary recording of the event, but there are also no competing claims. Mary Chilton?s landing on Plymouth Rock has been celebrated in story and in art. The Landing of the Pilgrims, painted in 1877 by Henry Bacon and showing Mary Chilton landing on Plymouth Rock, is on exhibit at Pilgrim Hall Museum (click here to view that painting).

      Mary Chilton married John Winslow, a passenger on the Fortune (arrival in 1621). John Winslow?s brothers Edward and Gilbert had been passengers on the Mayflower. John Winslow was born in 1597. John Winslow and Mary Chilton were married sometime before 1627.

      John and Mary Winslow had 10 children : John, Susanna, Mary, Edward, Sarah, Samuel, Joseph, Isaac, an unnamed child who died young, and Benjamin.

      The youngest of these, Benjamin, is the only child whose birth is listed in the Plymouth Colony Records :
      "1653. Plymouth Regester of the Beirth of theire Children? Beniamine, the sonne of Mr John Winslow, born the 12th day of August."
      Plymouth Colony Records, Vol. 8, p. 15.

      Sometime after the birth of Benjamin, John and Mary Chilton Winslow moved to Boston. The place of their first residence is not known. On the 16th of June, 1671, John and Mary Chilton Winslow transferred their church membership from Plymouth to the Third Church in Boston (Third Church is now called the Old South Church; the present Old South Meeting House was built about 50 years after Mary Chilton?s death).

      On the 19th of September, 1671, John Winslow bought, for the sum of L500 in New England silver money, "the Mansion or dwelling-house of the Late Antipas Voice with the gardens wood-yard and Backside as it is scituate lying and being in Boston aforesaid as it is nowe fenced in And is fronting & Facing to the Lane going to mr John Jolliffes." The house, on today?s Spring Lane, no longer exists.
    • Literally Transcribed By George Ernest Bowman [MD 1.2.65+]



      ?The original will of Mary (Chilton) Winslow is still preserved in the files of the Suffolk County Registry of Probate, at Boston, together with the bond of the administrators, signed by her son John Winslow and son-in-law Richard Middlecott. They were recorded in Vol. VI, pages 302 and 301, of the Probate Records. The will was written on one side of a sheet of paper a little over eighteen by fourteen inches in size, and, as will be seen by the reproduction, is in excellent condition, except in some of the creases made by folding. As William Tailer, the executor named in the will, came into court on the first of May and refused to serve, it is certain that Mary (Chilton) Winslow died before May, 1679, and probably only a short time before.



      The original inventory is missing, and the copy has been made from Vol. XII, pp. 314, 315, of the Probate Records. The copies of the will and bond were made from the original documents.?

      Mary Chilton Winslow Will

      In the name of God Amen the thirty first day of July in the yeare of our Lord one thousand Six hundred seventy and Six I Mary Winslow of Boston in New England Widdow being weake of Body but of Sound and perfect memory praysed be almighty God for the same Knowing the uncertainety of this present life and being desirous to settle that outward Estate the Lord hath Lent me. I doe make this my last Will and Testamt in manner and forme following (that is to say)




      First and principally I comend my Soule into the hands of Almighty God my Creator hopeing to receive full pardon and remission of all my sins; and Salvation through the alone merrits of Jesus Christ my redeemer: And my body to the Earth to be buried in Such Decent manner as to my Executor hereafter named shall be thought meet and convenient and as touching such worldly Estate as the Lord hath Lent me my Will and meaneing is the same shall be imployed and bestowed as hereafter in and by this my Will is Exprest.




      Imps I doe hereby revoake renounce and make voide all Wills by me formerly made and declaire and apoint this my Last Will and Testamt Item I will that all the Debts that I Justly owe to any manner of person or persons whatsoever shall be well and truely paid or ordained to be paid in convenient time after my decease by my Executor hereafter named ?




      Item I give and bequeath unto my Sone John Winslow my great Square table Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah Middlecott my Best? owne and Pettecoat and my Silver beare bowle and to each of her children a Silver Cup with an handle: Also I give unto my grandchild William Paine my Great silver tankard: Item I give unto my Daughter Susanna Latham my long Table: Six Joyned Stooles and my great Cupboard: a bedstead Bedd and furniture there unto belonging that is in the Chamber over the roome where I now Lye; my small silver Tankard: Six Silver Spoones, a case of Bottles with all my wearing apparell: (except onely what I have hereby bequeathed unto my Daughter Mddlecott & my Grandchild Susanna Latham :) Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandchild Ann Gray that trunke of Linning that I have already delivered to her and is in her possession and also one Bedstead, Bedd Boulster and Pillows that are in the Chamber over the Hall: Also the sume of ten pounds in mony to be paid unto her within Six months next after my decease: Also my will is that my Executor shall pay foure pounds in mony pr ann for three yeares unto Mrs Tappin out of the Intrest of my mony now in Goodman Cleares hands for and towards the maintenance of the said Ann Gray according to my agreemt with Mrs Tappin: Item I give and bequeath unto Mary Winslow Daughter of my sone Edward Winslow my largest Silver Cupp with two handles: and unto Sarah Daughter of the said Edward my lesser Silver cupp with two handles: Also I give unto my Said Sone Edwards Children Six Silver Spoones to be divided between them: Item I give and bequeath unto my grandchild Parnell Winslow the Sume of five pounds in mony to be improved by my Executor untill he come of age: and then paid unto him with the improvemt Item I give & bequeath unto My grandchild Chilton Latham the sum of five pounds in mony to be improved for him untill he come of Age and then paid to him with the improvemt Item my will is that the rest of my spoones be divided among my grandchildren according to the discression of My Daughter Middlecott: Item I give unto my Grandchild Mercy Harris my White Rugg: Item I give unto my Grandchild Mary Pollard forty shillings in mony. Item I give unto my grandchild Susanna Latham my Petty Cate with the silke Lace: Item I give unto Mary Winslow Daughter of my Sone Joseph Winslow the Sume of twenty pounds in mony to be paid out of the sume my said Sone Joseph now owes to be improved by my Executor for the said Mary and paid unto her when She Shall attaine the Age of eighteene yeares or day of Marriage which of them shall first happen Item I give and bequeath the full remainder of my Estate whatsoever it is or wheresoever it may be found unto my children Namely John Winslow Edward Winslow Joseph Winslow Samuell Winslow: Susanna Latham and Sarah Middlecott to be equally divided betweene them Item I doe hereby nominate constitute authorize and appoint my trusty friend Mr William Tailer of Boston aforesd merchant the Sole Executor of this my last Will and testamt: In Witness whereof the said Mary Winslow have hereunto set my hand and Seale the daye and yeare first above written
      Memorandum I do hereby also Give and bequeath unto Mr Thomas Thacher paster of the third Church in Boston the Sume of five pounds in mony to be pd convenient time after my decease by my Executr
      Mary Winslow M her marke (Seal)
      Signed Sealed and Published by the above named Mary Winslow as her Last Will & testamt in the presence of us after the adding of foure lines as part of her will
      John Lands
      Ffrancis H Hacker her marke
      John Hayward scr



      Mr Wm Tailer nominatd. Execr appeared in Court pro May: 1679 and renounced his Executorship. to this will. attests. Jsa: Addington Cler.
      Jno Hayward and John Lands made oath before the Honorble. Simon Bradstreet Esqr Govr and Edwd. Tyng Esqr Assist. 11th July 1679 that they did see mrs. Mary Winslow Signe and Seale and heard her publish this Instrumt to bee her last will and that then Shee was of disposeing minde to their best understanding.
      attests. Jsa: Addington Cler.
      24? July Anno: 1679.
      present.
      Simon Bradstreet Esqr. Govr. }
      Edw. Tyng Esqr. }
      Joseph Dudley Esqr. } Assists
      Humphry Davie Esqr. }



      By the Honorble. Governor. and magistrates then met in Boston. power of Admcon of all and singular the goods Estate and Credits of mrs Mary Winslow late of Boston Widdow deced intestate is granted unto John Winslow and Richard Middlecott Merchts two of her sons in behalfe of themslves and others concerned they giving Security to Administer the sd Estate according to law and the declared minde of the deced annext and bringing in an Invento thereof upon Oath as attests.
      Jsa: Addington Cler.



      (Bond of Administrators.)
      Know all men by these presents that wee John Winslow Richard Middlecott & Elisha Hutchinson all of Boston in New-England merchts are holden and stand firmly bound and obliged unto Edward Tyng Esqr Treasuror for the County of Suffolke in the Sume of ffour hundred pounds To bee paid unto the sd Treasuror his Successors in sd Office or Assignes in currant money of New-England To the true payment whereof wee do binde our Selves our heires Execrs Admrs and every of them jointly and severally firmly by these presents. Sealed with our Seales Dated in Boston this 26o July. 1679.



      The Condition of this present Obligation is such that if the above bound John Winslow and Richard Middlecott do weld and truly Administer all and singular the Estate of their late mother mrs Mary Winslow Widdow deced intestate according to Law and the declared minde of the deced and shalbee accountable and responsable for the same unto the County Court for Suffolke when called thereunto then this Obligation to bee void and of no Effect or else to remain in full force and Virtue.
      Signed Sealed & Delivd. John Winslow
      in presence of Richard Middlecott
      Jsa: Addington Cler. Elisha Hutchinson



      Inventory
      Wee whose names are here Underwritten, being desired by mr John Winslow and mr Richard Middlecott, do apprize the Estate of mrs Mary Winslow of Boston. deced as followeth. July. 29th. 1679
      ? s d
      .To .1. Silver beer Boule. 3?. Two Silver Cups 4?.10 7 10?
      To. 1. small Silver Tankard at 4? .10. twelve Silver Spoons .6? 10 10
      To. 1. silver caudle Cup with two eares 2 18 ?
      To .1. small silver Cup at . 10s . one case wth 9bottles 12s. 12 ?
      To .1. silke gowne and petticoate at 6 10?
      To .1. gowne .6. petticoates .1: pair. body?s 1.mantle .1. pair Stockins 3 15 ?
      To .1. Bed and boulster with fflocks and ffeathers 1 10?
      To .1. close bedsteed .2. coverlits & .2. oldblankets .1. old Rugg .l. boulster .3. pillows& . 1. pr, curtains & vallents 4? ?
      To .2. Leather Chaires at 10s. one ffeather Bedat 4? .5 4 15 ?
      To: 11. old Sheets. at .35s. one diaper TableCloth . 10s 2 5 ?
      To .3. old ffustian . wastcoats at ? 7 6
      To .22. old Napkins .7s. Six Towels .2s. ? 9 ?
      To .11. pillowbeers ? 11
      To .6. Shifts at 1 18 6
      To .6. white Aprons .18s. Seven . neck handkercheifs 10/6 1 8 6
      To .17. Linnen .Caps 8s.6. ffourteen . headbands. 6s. ? 14 6
      To .3. Pocket handkercheifs .18d. one Trunke .8s ? 9 6
      To .1. old Chest 4s. one round Table .10s. ? 14?
      To .1. small cupboard 4s one small . Trunke. 18d ? 5 6
      To .1 pr. of small Andirons .4/6. one old warming pan 3/6 ? 8?
      To. 2. small brass kettles .15s. one small Ironpot & hookes .6/6 1 1 6
      To .1. gridiron . 12d . one great wicker chair .7/6 ? 8 6
      To . 1. Close Stoole and a pan ? 6 6
      To .1. great elbow chaire . 2/6. one brass candlestick 15d. ? 3 9
      To .1. voyder . 18d. one Iron. fender. 12d ? 3 6
      To .1. old bedsteed ? 3 ?
      To. 3. great pewter dishes and .20. small
      peicesof pewtr 2 16?
      In debts by bills standing out 69??
      To one halfe of the house which was formerly mr Joseph Winslows 67 ??
      To .1. Spit. 2/6. one pr brass Scales .4/6 ? 7 ?
      ?200:09:09.
      At mr John Winslows House
      To .1. Long table and .6. joint Stooles. at 1 6?
      To .1: pr. small brass Andirons ? 16?
      To .1. old cupboard .72. one pothanger Iron Skillet
      and one .pa. of Andirons. 9s. ? 16?
      To .9. Leather Chairs .362. one Bedsteed 6s 2 2 ?
      To. 1. standing cupboard .202. one great Chest. 10s 1 10 ?
      To .1. small table .82. two small bedsteeds. 2s ? 10 ?
      To .3. chaires without Leathers .62. one pr. ffireIrons. 3/6. ? 9 6
      To . 1. Scotch. blanket .52. one pr. old stripedstuffe curtains? ? 6 ?
      To .1. woosted Rugg .18s. one small ffeatherpillow .3s. 1 1 ?
      To .12. ps. of pewter and .6. plate 2 15 ?
      To .1. old Trunke? ? 5 6
      ?212:11:9



      Witness or hands
      John Conney. Jarvis Ballard.
      mr Jno Winslow and mr Richd Middlecott admitted Admrs. made oath in Court .22. Augt. 1679. to the truth of this Inventory and wn. more doth. appeare to discover it.
      Jsa. Addington Cler.
    Person ID I49255  MRP Tree
    Last Modified 30 May 2015 

    Father James Chilton,   b. 1563, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1620, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Susanna Furner,   b. 1564, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1620, Cape Cod, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 1583  Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17684  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Winslow,   b. 1597, Droitwich, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1672, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Children 
     1. John Winslow,   b. Bef 1644, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1683, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
    +2. Susanna Winslow,   b. 1630, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1685, Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     3. Mary Winslow,   b. 15 Apr 1628, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1663, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     4. Edward Winslow,   b. 1634, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1682, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     5. Sarah Winslow,   b. 1638, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1726, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     6. Samuel Winslow,   b. 1641, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1680, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     7. Joseph Winslow,   b. Bef 1644, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1679, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)
     8. Isaac Winslow,   b. Bef 1644, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1670, Port Royal, Kingston, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years)
     9. Benjamin Winslow,   b. 12 Aug 1653, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1673, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
    Last Modified 30 May 2015 21:32:54 
    Family ID F1076  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 31 May 1607 - Sandwich, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 16 May 1679 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 May 1679 - Kings Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2
    Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2
    Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2, Page 288
    Pennsylvania, Society of Mayflower Descendants Applications, 1911-1929
    Pennsylvania, Society of Mayflower Descendants Applications, 1911-1929
    Mary Chilton in the Pennsylvania, Society of Mayflower Descendants Applications, 1911-1929

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] Family Trees and LDS, This information is obtained from Public and Private Family Trees and Data Collections including but not limited to: LDS, Ancestry, WFT, MyFamily etc., (Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual private or public files. This infomation is not a "Primary Source".).

    2. [S61] Find a Grave, Cemeteries, Headstones, Various Private and Public Records including: Actual Headstones and Cemetery Records, Find A Grave, BillionGraves, and U.S. Veterans Gravesites and U.S. Headstone Applications, ((Click link to Find a Grave etc)), http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6076.

    3. [S759] Mayflower Source Records, http://mayflowerhistory.com/chilton-mary/.
      BAPTISM: 31 May 1607 at St. Peter's, Sandwich, co. Kent, England, daughter of James Chilton.
      MARRIAGE: John Winslow (brother of Mayflower passengers Edward and Gilbert Winslow), about 1626 at Plymouth.
      CHILDREN: John, Susanna, Mary, Edward, Sarah, Samuel, Joseph, Isaac, an unnamed child who died young, and Benjamin.
      DEATH: Before 1 May 1679 at Boston.

      Mary Chilton was born in 1607 in Sandwich, Kent, England, and was the daughter of James Chilton and his wife (whose name has not been discovered). When Mary was just two years old, excommunication proceedings began against her mother, who had attended the secret burial of a child of Andrew Sharpe. The child was buried in secret because they opposed the "popish" burial ceremonies required by the Church of England.

      Mary and family then came to Leiden, Holland, and joined with the Pilgrims' church there. In 1619, when she was twelve, her father and oldest sister were caught in an anti-Arminian riot and her father was hit in the head with a stone--an injury for which he would have to seek out a surgeon.

      In 1620, at the age of 13, Mary came with her parents on the Mayflower. Her father was one of the first who died after the ship had anchored off Provincetown Harbor. He died on December 8. Mary is traditionally given the honor of being the first female to step ashore at Plymouth Rock, but there is no historical documentation for this tradition. Her mother died sometime later the first winter, orphaning her in the New World. Which family it was that raised her has not been determined, but in 1623, at the age of 16, Mary received her share in the Division of Land, and her property was located between that of Myles Standish and John Alden, and was not too far from the Winslows. Edward Winslow's brother John had come to Plymouth on the ship Fortune in 1621. Sometime between 1623 and 1627, John Winslow married Mary Chilton. In the 1627 Division of Cattle they received a share in the "lesser" black cow that had come in the ship Anne in 1623, along with two female goats. As they had not yet had any children by the Division of Cattle, it is likely their marriage occurred in 1626.

      Their first child John was born about 1627, and nine more children would follow. The family resided in Plymouth for many years, but eventually ended up in Boston, where her husband John died in 1674. Mary made out her will in 1676 and died about 1679.

    4. [S885] Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

    5. [S1795] Mayflower Descendants and Their Marriages for Two Generations After the Landing.

    6. [S216] Vernon Heaton, "The Mayflower" (Webb & Bower, 1980).

    7. [S94] WIK, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Chilton.
      Mary Chilton
      From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
      Mary Chilton leaping onto Plymouth Rock before the other Pilgrims
      Site of Mary Chilton Winslow's home on Spring Lane in Boston
      Mary Chilton Winslow's burial site in the Winslow tomb at King's Chapel Burying Ground

      Mary Chilton (1607 ? c.April 1679) was a Pilgrim and purportedly the first European woman to step ashore at Plymouth, Massachusetts.

      Contents

      1 Biography
      2 Notable Descendants
      3 References
      4 External links

      Biography

      Mary Chilton was baptized on May 31, 1607 in Sandwich, Kent, England and was the daughter of the Mayflower passenger, James Chilton. Mary Chilton's mother's name has been listed as "Susannah, possibly Furner" in many places. She is listed by William Bradford as "Mrs. Chilton" or "James Chilton's wife." He may have never known her given name.[1] At the age of thirteen, Mary Chilton accompanied her parents on the voyage to Plymouth. Her father, age sixty-four, was the oldest passenger on the Mayflower.[2]

      By legend, Mary Chilton was the first passenger to step ashore at Plymouth, seemingly so excited that she jumped out of the small boat and waded ashore onto "Plymouth Rock."[3]

      Her father passed on December 18, 1620 while on the Mayflower and her mother passed six weeks later on January 21, 1621, also on the ship, both of "the first infection of the disease" reportedly by Governor William Bradford in 1650. Once orphaned, she may have become the ward of Myles Standish or John Alden. Chilton was given three shares in the land division of 1623, one for herself and one each for her deceased parents. Her property was situated between those of Standish and John Howland.[4]

      She was one of eleven minor girls on the Mayflower, nine of whom survived the first year at Plymouth Rock and would have been present at the time of the famous First Thanksgiving in 1621. In contrast, only four of the 14 adult women survived the first year.[4]

      She married John Winslow (possibly on October 12, 1624) and thus became the sister-in-law of Mayflower passenger Edward Winslow. They had ten children: John, Susannah, Mary, Edward, Sarah, Samuel, Joseph, Isaac, an unnamed child who probably died in infancy, and Benjamin. All but Benjamin married, and Benjamin's birth is the only one listed in the records of Plymouth colony.[4]

      The family moved to Boston some time after the birth of Benjamin in 1653. There John Winslow is said to have prospered as a merchant.

      She made out a will on July 31, 1676 (one of two female passengers from the Mayflower who did so, Elizabeth Tilley being the other) and died before May 1, 1679 in Boston.

    8. [S145] Web Page, http://www.pilgrimhallmuseum.org/mary_chilton.htm.
      Pilgrim Hall Museum

      Mary Chilton arrived in Plymouth on the Mayflower in 1620, accompanying her mother and father James Chilton. Mary?s father died while the Mayflower was anchored in Provincetown Harbor. Her mother died shortly thereafter. For more information on Mary Chilton?s parents, including information on their English and Dutch background, read the biography of James Chilton.

      A Chilton family tradition, first recorded in 1744, has the 12-year-old Mary Chilton as the first woman ashore at Plymouth. There is no contemporary recording of the event, but there are also no competing claims. Mary Chilton?s landing on Plymouth Rock has been celebrated in story and in art. The Landing of the Pilgrims, painted in 1877 by Henry Bacon and showing Mary Chilton landing on Plymouth Rock, is on exhibit at Pilgrim Hall Museum (click here to view that painting).

      Mary Chilton married John Winslow, a passenger on the Fortune (arrival in 1621). John Winslow?s brothers Edward and Gilbert had been passengers on the Mayflower. John Winslow was born in 1597. John Winslow and Mary Chilton were married sometime before 1627.

      John and Mary Winslow had 10 children : John, Susanna, Mary, Edward, Sarah, Samuel, Joseph, Isaac, an unnamed child who died young, and Benjamin.

      The youngest of these, Benjamin, is the only child whose birth is listed in the Plymouth Colony Records :
      "1653. Plymouth Regester of the Beirth of theire Children? Beniamine, the sonne of Mr John Winslow, born the 12th day of August."
      Plymouth Colony Records, Vol. 8, p. 15.

      Sometime after the birth of Benjamin, John and Mary Chilton Winslow moved to Boston. The place of their first residence is not known. On the 16th of June, 1671, John and Mary Chilton Winslow transferred their church membership from Plymouth to the Third Church in Boston (Third Church is now called the Old South Church; the present Old South Meeting House was built about 50 years after Mary Chilton?s death).

      On the 19th of September, 1671, John Winslow bought, for the sum of L500 in New England silver money, "the Mansion or dwelling-house of the Late Antipas Voice with the gardens wood-yard and Backside as it is scituate lying and being in Boston aforesaid as it is nowe fenced in And is fronting & Facing to the Lane going to mr John Jolliffes." The house, on today?s Spring Lane, no longer exists.

    9. [S605] U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc).
      Name Mary Chilton
      Spouse John Winslow
      Marriage 12 Oct 1624 - United States

    10. [S20] Mayflower Descendant Applications.
      Name Mary Chilton
      Spouse John Winslow
      Father James Chilton
      Children Susanna Winslow
      Relative Rose White Nead

    11. [S1635] U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc).
      Name Mary Chilton
      Arrival 1620 - Massachusetts

    12. [S19] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Yates Publishing, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc).
      Name John Winslow
      Spouse Mary Chilton
      Birth 1597 - En
      Marriage 1624 - MA

    13. [S23] History and genealogy of the Mayflower planters and first comers to ye olde colonies.


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