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John Tilley

  • Birth 15 Dec 1571 Bedfordshire, England
  • Death 11 Jan 1621 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 16539001

John Tilley was a passenger on the Mayflower. He died in the first winter.

John Tilley married Joan Hurst Sept 20, 1596 in England. Joan Hurst was the daughter of William and Rose Hurst. Joan had been married firstly to a Mr. Curtis and had a daughter, Joan, who was a step-daughter of John Tilley. John and Joan Tilley had four children: John, Rose, Robert, and Elizabeth. John's children, John, Rose, Robert, and his step-daughter, Joan, stayed in England; the girls being married and the boys engaged in apprenticeships. It was not until a descendant of one of the children left in England applied for membership in Society of Mayflower Descendants based on his ancestor, John Tilley, that the information that Elizabeth was not an only child was known on this side of the Atlantic.

Bio by: Roderick Winston Graham


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Gravesite Details The surname Tilley is also spelled Tilly on several genealogical and historical sites.
  • Maintained by: Kay Cynova
  • Originally Created by: LF
  • Added: 7 Nov 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16539001
  • Shari Hanson Frey
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Tilley (15 Dec 1571–11 Jan 1621), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16539001, citing Coles Hill Burial Ground, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Kay Cynova (contributor 47064119) .