Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Tilleys in:
 • Coles Hill Burial Ground
 • Plymouth
 • Plymouth County
 • Massachusetts
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Edward Tilley
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: unknown
Henlow
Central Bedfordshire Unitary Authority
Bedfordshire, England
Death: 1621
Plymouth
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

Born on or before 27 May 1588, the date of his baptism at Saint Mary's Church in Henlow, Bedfordshire.

Son of Robert and Elizabeth Tilley.

Brother of fellow "Mayflower" passenger John Tilley. He and his brother were both signatories of the Mayflower Compact.

Husband of Agnes (Cooper) Tilley. They married on 20 Jun 1614 at Saint Mary's Church in Henlow, Bedfordshire.

Tragically, neither Edward and Agnes (Cooper) Tilley nor Edward's brother John and his wife Joan (Hurst) Tilley survived the first winter at Plymouth. Edward was survived in the New World by his niece Elizabeth Tilley, who married their fellow Mayflower passenger and signer of the Mayflower Compact John Howland.

*Cole's Hill is the place where the Pilgrims buried those who did not survive the first winter. They were buried in unmarked graves, at night, supposedly because the survivors feared the local Native Americans would feel an advantage in strength if they knew how many of the colonists were dying during that first winter. The place is now marked with a stone sarcophagus which contains all the remains of the Pilgrims who were originally buried on the hill.

Requiescat in pace. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Robert Tilley (1540 - 1613)
  Elizabeth Tilley (____ - 1614)
 
 Spouse:
  Agnes Ann Cooper Tilley (1585 - 1621)*
 
 Sibling:
  Edward Tilley (____ - 1621)
  John Tilley (1571 - 1621)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: "The Howland Quarterly," Vol. 68, No. 4, December 2003. Added to database by an 11th great-grandnephew.
 
Burial:
Coles Hill Burial Ground
Plymouth
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: wildgoose
Record added: Sep 24, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30047208
Edward Tilley
Added by: wildgoose
 
Edward Tilley
Added by: Marina Williams
 
Edward Tilley
Added by: Marina Williams
 
 
There are 2 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Tim & Grace
 Added: Feb. 7, 2013

- Betty Warner
 Added: Nov. 18, 2012
Signer of the Mayflower Compact. Thank you for your brave efforts in founding the United States on Christian principles.
- Wendy (inactive)
 Added: Nov. 10, 2012
There are 5 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service