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Mary Chilton

Mary Chilton

Female 1607 - 1679

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  • Name  Mary Chilton 
    Born  31 May 1607  St Peter, Sandwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  1 May 1679  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I28283  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  30 Dec 2009 

    Father  James Chilton,   b. Abt 1563, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1620, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Susanna Furner,   b. Abt 1564, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1621, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1585  Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F7337  Group Sheet

    Family  John Winslow,   b. 16 Apr 1597, Droitwich, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1674, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Oct 1624  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Winslow,   b. 15 Apr 1628, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1663, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Winslow,   b. Abt 1630, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1683, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Susanna Winslow,   b. 1630, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1685, East Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Edward Winslow,   b. 1634, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1682, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Sarah Winslow,   b. Abt 1638, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1726
     6. Joseph Winslow,   b. Abt 1642, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1679, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Isaac Winslow,   b. 1644, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1670, Port Royal, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Benjamin Winslow,   b. 12 Aug 1653, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1673, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Dec 2009 
    Family ID  F7335  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Oct 1624 - Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 May 1679 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Mary Chilton Winslow
    Mary Chilton Winslow
    Mary Chilton Winslow was Duncan Rea Williams' ninth great grandmother. She was the first woman to step ashore at Plymouth Rock from the Mayflower.

  • Notes 
    • 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 also 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 apparently located between that of Myles Standish and John Alden, and was not too far from Edward and John Winslow. 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, and in the 1627 Division of Cattle, where 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 was in 1626 or 1627.

      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.

      From http://mayflowerhistory.com