Mary <I>Allerton</I> Cushman

Mary Allerton Cushman

Leiden Municipality, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Death 28 Nov 1699 (aged 83)
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot 01
Memorial ID 12498378 · View Source
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"Mayflower" passenger.

Daughter of Isaac Allerton and Mary Norris.

Wife of Elder Thomas Cushman.

Mother of Thomas Cushman, Jr., Sarah, Martha, Isaac, Elkanah, Feare, Eleazer and Lydia Cushman.

Sister of Bartholomew, Remember and Isaac Allerton.

Mary Allerton Cushman was the last survivor of the first newcomers of the Mayflower.

This is a granite column, twenty-five feet high, and it is by far the most conspicuous monument on the hill. It reads:
Fellow exile with the Pilgrims in Holland,
Afterwards their chief agent in England,
Arrived here IX November, MDCXXI,
With Thomas Cushman his son:
Preached IX-. December,
His memorable sermon on "the Danger of self-love
And the sweetness of true friendship:"
Returned to England XIII December,
To vindicate tho enterprise of Christian emigration;
And there remained in the service of the Colony Till MDCXXV,
When, having prepared to make Plymouth His permanent home.

West side: --

He died, lamented by the forefathers
as "their ancient friend, - who was
as their right hand with their friends
the adventurers, and for divers years
had done and agitated all their business
with them to their great advantage."

"And you, my loving friends, the adventurers
to this plantation, as your care has been first
to settle religion here before either profit
or popularity, so, I play you, go on. --
I rejoice -- that you thus honor God
with your riches, and I trust you shall be repaid
again double and treble in this world, yea,
and the memory of this action shall never die."

South side: --


Son of Robert, died X December, MDCXCI,
Aged neatly LXXXIV years.
For more than XLII years he was
Ruling Elder oú the First Church in Plymouth,
By whom a tablet was placed to mark his grave on this spot,
Now consecrated anew by a more enduring memorial.


widow of Elder Cushman, and daughter of Isaac Allerton,
Died XXVIII November, MDCXCIX, aged about XC years,
The last survivor of the first comers in the Mayflower.

East side:

Erected by
The descendants of
Robert Cushman
In memory of their Pilgrim Ancestors,

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