Passengers Who Died With No Known Descent

Passenger Profile

Maid to the Carvers

She is believed to be the unknown second wife of Francis Eaton whose second wife was Dorothy. She died before 1626.

Bartholomew Allerton

Bartholomew returned to England where he married and had children: Isaac, Mary, Dorothy and John Allerton.

John Allerton, hired seaman

Although John was a seaman, he was considered one of the company; he was likely a brother of fellow passenger, Isaac Allerton, however proof has yet to be found. It is noted that a John Allerton buried at child at Leiden in 1616. John was hired to return to Leiden “for the help of others behind.” He died the first winter.

Richard Britterige, single man

Richard signed the Mayflower Compact, at Provincetown Harbor, 11 November 1620. He died at Plymouth, 21 December 1620.

William Butten, servant

William was a servant to Samuel Fuller. He died at sea, on 6 November 1620.

Robert Carter, servant

Robert was a servant to the Mullins’ family and died after 2 April 1621 when he was mentioned in the will of William Mullins. He did not sign the Mayflower Compact on 11 November 1620.

John Carver and wife Katharine

John and Katharine traveled on the Mayflower with six servants, John Howland and Roger Wilder; Desire Minter; a boy William Latham; an unnamed maid servant and Jasper More, a child. [All are covered elsewhere.]

John Carver signed the Mayflower Compact on 11 November 1620. John was the first Governor of Plymouth Colony. He died in April 1621 and Katharine died five or six weeks later, in May or June 1621.

Richard Clarke, single man

Richard signed the Mayflower Compact, 11 November 1620, therefore was born before 1599. He died the first winter.

John Crackstone and son John Jr.

 John Sr. signed the Mayflower Compact, 11 November 1620, but John Jr. did not. John Sr. would have been on some or all of the three expeditions along the Cape in November 1620 where the men sickened due to the elements. He died date unknown, that first winter in the general sickness. He may be the man of the same name who married at Stratford, Suffolk, in 1594, Katherine Bates. John did have one known daughter, Anna Crackstone who married at Leiden, 1618, Thomas Smith; did they have children?

John Jr. was born after 1600 as he died not sign the compact. He would have received two acres in the 1623 land division and is included in the 1627 cattle division in Isaac Allerton’s company. He died five or six years after his father, after becoming lost in the woods and suffering from frostbite in his feet.

(   ) Ely, hired seaman

One of two seamen hired to stay one year; when his time was up he returned to England, probably in the Fortune. He is possibly Christopher or John Ely/Ellis who are both documented in Leiden.

Thomas English, hired seaman

Thomas was hired to stay in Plymouth and to be the Master of the shallop. He died the first winter.

Richard Gardner, single man

Richard signed the Mayflower Compact, on 11 November 1620. He was included in the 1623 land division but is not mentioned in the 1627 cattle division.

Bradford states he became a seaman.

John Goodman, single man

John was a signer of the Mayflower Compact, 11 November 1620. In January 1620/1, he became lost in the woods and his feet were frostbitten.  He received one acre in the 1623 land division but does not appear on the 1627 cattle division.  

William Holbeck, servant

William was a servant to the William White family. He did not sign the Mayflower Compact and died the first winter.

John Hooke, apprentice

John was the son of John and Alice (Thomas) Hooke. In 1619, at Leiden, he was apprenticed to Isaac Allerton for 12 years, to learn the trade of a tailor and to received schooling and religious training. He was about 13 years old when he accompanied the Allerton family on the Mayflower.

William Latham, boy, servant 

William was about 12 years old when he traveled on the Mayflower as a servant to the Carver family. He remained about 20 years before going back to England, and from there he went to the Bahamas where he starved for lack of food.

Edward Leister, servant

Edward was a servant to the Hopkins family. He signed the Mayflower Compact, 11 November 1620. He fought the first duel in the colony, with Edward Doty, fellow servant to the Hopkins family. Bradford states that when his servitude was completed, he went to Virginia where he died by 1651.

Edmond Margeson, single man

Edmond signed the Mayflower Compact, 11 November 1620. He died during the first winter of 1620/1.

Christopher and Marie Martin, Solomon Prower, John Langemore

Christopher traveled on the Mayflower with his wife Marie, her son Solomon Prower and servant John Langemore. They all died of the general sickness the first winter, Solomon on 24 December 1620 and Christopher on 8 January 1620/21.

Christopher and Marie had a son, Nathaniel Martin, baptized at Great Burstead in 1609. Marie had five children by her first husband, Edward Prower, with only Edward Prower Jr. leaving issue – thus their descendants have no Mayflower descent.

Desire Minter, servant or ward

Desire accompanied John and Katherine Carver on the Mayflower. She was likely the daughter of William and Sarah (Willet) Minter. When the Carvers died the first winter, Desire went back to England sometime before 1623 when she was not listed in the land division.

John Rigdale and wife Alice

John signed the Mayflower Compact on 11 November 1620. Both died in the general sickness the first winter. It is not known if they left behind any children.

Elias Story, servant

Elias was a servant to Edward and Rose Winslow. He died the first winter.

Edward Thomson, servant

Edward was a servant to the White family. He did not sign the Mayflower Compact and died the first winter.

Edward Tilley, wife Ann, niece Humility Cooper

Edward Tilley and his wife Ann/Agnes were passengers on the Mayflower; accompanying them was their niece, Humility Cooper, about one year old. Edward’s brother John Tilley and his wife Joan Hurst were also passengers.

Edward signed the Mayflower Compact on 11 November 1620 when the Mayflower was anchored at Provincetown Harbor.

Edward and Agnes both died the first winter of 1620/1 during the general sickness. They had no known issue. Humility received one acre in the 1623 land division. After the Fullers died, Humility was returned to her family in England and according to Bradford, she died before 1651.

Edward Thomson, servant

Edward was a servant in the William White family. He died on 4 December 1620 when the ship was at Cape Cod.

Thomas Tinker, wife and son

Thomas signed the Mayflower Compact, on 11 November 1620. This family died during the general sickness the winter of 1620/21.

William Trevore and (     ) Ely, seamen

These two seamen were hired to stay one year; when their time was up they returned to England, probably in the Fortune. Ely is possibly Christopher or John Ely/Ellis who are both documented in Leiden.

John Turner and 2 sons

John signed the Mayflower Compact on 11 November 1620. He and his two sons died the first winter. Bradford tells us he had a daughter who came over and lived in Salem. The 1623 poll tax in Lieden shows a Lysbet Turner, orphan, who was living in the same household as Thomas Rogers’ widow and children. There was indeed an Elizabeth Turner living in Salem but she has not been identified.

Roger Wilder, servant

Roger was a servant to John and Katherine Carver. He died the first winter in the general sickness.

Thomas Williams, single man

Thomas was a signer of the Mayflower Compact, 11 November 1620. He died the first winter.

Gilbert Winslow, single man

Gilbert was the brother of fellow passenger, Edward Winslow. Gilbert signed the Mayflower Compact, 11 November 1620. He received one acre in the 1623 land division but was not included in the 1627 cattle division, therefore returned to England before this date. He likely went back on one of Edward’s frequent trips to England on behalf of the colony. Gilbert died before 1651 when Bradford calls him deceased.