|Death: ||Dec. 18, 1620|
James Chilton was born about 1556, the son of Lyonell Chilton and Lyonell's second wife, whose name is not known. James was a resident of Canterbury, England and became part of the Pilgrim Separatist Community at Leyden, Holland.
He, 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 in 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)
Wife Chilton (____ - 1621)*
Isabella Chilton Chandler*
Mary Chilton (1607 - 1679)*
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Originally Created by: Mary Harrell-Sesniak
Record added: Sep 25, 2006
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