Sunday, January 23, 2011
The following relations were passengers on the Mayflower:
1.(My 10th Great Grandfather)John Howland John Howland sailed on the Mayflower as a servant to Gov John Carver. During the voyage, John Howland was swept overboard and only saved himself by grabbing a rope dangling in the water. John Howland married fellow passenger Elizabeth Tilley (#2) in Plymouth on August 14th of 1626. John Howland died at the age of 80 in 1672-1673.
2.(My 10th Great Grandmother)Elizabeth Tilley was a member of the Separatist Church of Leiden. She sailed on the Mayflower with her parents John (3) and Joan Tilley (4). Elizabeth died in 1687-1688.
3-4.(My 11th Great Grandparents) John Tilley and his wife Joan (Hurst)(Rogers) Tilley were members of the Separatist Church of Leiden. Both died the first winter in Plymouth.
5-6 (My 11th Great Uncle and Aunt) Edward Tilley, brother of John(3) and his wife Alice Cooper were members of the Separatist Church of Leiden. Both died the first winter in Plymouth.