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James Chilton
Birth: 1556
Kent, England
Death: Dec. 18, 1620
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

James Chilton was born about 1556, the son of Lyonell Chilton and Lyonell's first wife, whose name is not known. James was a resident of Canterbury, England and became part of the Pilgrim Separatist Community at Leyden, Holland.

James, his wife, and one of their ten children, Mary, were passengers on the Mayflower. At age 64, James was the oldest passenger on the ship. He signed the Mayflower Compact on November 11, 1620. He died on Dec. 18, 1620 while the Mayflower was anchored in Cape Cod Harbor at Provincetown.

Mrs. Chilton's first name is not known. She died after James during the first winter at Plymouth. Tradition states that their daughter, Mary Chilton, who later married John Winslow, was the first passenger to leap to the shore.

James has two cenotaphs in Provincetown.
The first is at the Winthrop Street Cemetery and the second is in the Mayflower Passengers who died at Sea Memorial.
 (bio by: Chip5610) 
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   Chilton (1564 - 1621)*
  Mary Chilton (____ - 1593)*
  Joel Chilton (____ - 1593)*
  Isabell Chilton Chandler (1587 - ____)*
  Mary Chilton Winslow (1607 - 1679)*
*Calculated relationship
one of four Mayflower passengers who died in December 1620
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Maintained by: Chip5610
Originally Created by: Mary Harrell-Sesniak
Record added: Sep 25, 2006
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Honoring my 9th great-grandfather
- Sylvia Engdahl
 Added: Oct. 2, 2015
Rest in Peace Great Ancestor.
- Darwin Concon
 Added: Sep. 16, 2015
Learned today this he is my 12th great grandfather. There had been talk in the family my whole life that we had ancestors on the Mayflower but nobody knew for sure. As it turns out... I had TWO great grandfathers!
 Added: Jul. 24, 2015
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