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 Mary <I>Chilton</I> Winslow

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Mary Chilton Winslow Famous memorial

Birth
England
Death
16 May 1679 (aged 71–72)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot
Winslow Family Tomb
Memorial ID
6076 View Source

First Pilgrim to touch Plymouth Rock. Passenger on Mayflower. She was born in England around May, 1607. (She was baptized on May 31, 1607). Her parents were James and Susannah (Furner) Chilton. When Mary was thirteen, she sailed on the Mayflower to Plymouth. Her father was the oldest passenger on the ship. He was sixty-four. On December 18, 1620, James died while the Mayflower was anchored in Provincetown Harbor. Mary was left an orphan when her mother died six weeks later. Mary Chilton became a ward of either Myles Standish or John Alden. In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims held their Harvest Feast, Mary would have been a helper. After the first difficult winter only four adult women survived. They would have been responsible for the feast, which lasted three days. When the land division occurred in 1623, Mary received three shares. One for each of her parents and one for herself. Around October 12, 1624, Mary Chilton and John Winslow married. They became the parents of ten children. About 1653, the Winslows moved to Boston where John became a prosperous merchant. They lived on Spring Lane.

First Pilgrim to touch Plymouth Rock. Passenger on Mayflower. She was born in England around May, 1607. (She was baptized on May 31, 1607). Her parents were James and Susannah (Furner) Chilton. When Mary was thirteen, she sailed on the Mayflower to Plymouth. Her father was the oldest passenger on the ship. He was sixty-four. On December 18, 1620, James died while the Mayflower was anchored in Provincetown Harbor. Mary was left an orphan when her mother died six weeks later. Mary Chilton became a ward of either Myles Standish or John Alden. In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims held their Harvest Feast, Mary would have been a helper. After the first difficult winter only four adult women survived. They would have been responsible for the feast, which lasted three days. When the land division occurred in 1623, Mary received three shares. One for each of her parents and one for herself. Around October 12, 1624, Mary Chilton and John Winslow married. They became the parents of ten children. About 1653, the Winslows moved to Boston where John became a prosperous merchant. They lived on Spring Lane.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 10 Aug 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 6076
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6076/mary-winslow: accessed ), memorial page for Mary Chilton Winslow (1607–16 May 1679), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6076, citing Kings Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.