The first page of “The names of those which came over first, in the year 1620

(Courtesy of the State Library of Massachusetts, Boston, Mass.)

The names of those which came over first, in the year 1620, and were (by the blessing of God) the first beginners, and (in a sort) the foundation, of all the plantations, and Colonies, in New England (And their families).1

Mr. John Carver,

Katherine his wife,


Desire Minter, &

2 manservants,

John Howland,

Roger Wilder.

William Latham, a boy,

& a maidservant, & a

child that was put to him

Called, Jasper More.

Mr. William Brewster.

Mary his wife, with

2 sons, whose names


were Love, & Wrestling,

and a boy was put to

him Called Richard More;

^and another of his brothers^.

The rest of his children

were left behind & came

over afterwards.

Mr. Edward Winslow,

Elizabeth his wife, &

2 menservants, Called


George Soule, and

Elias Story; also a little

girl was put to him called

Ellen, the sister of Richard


William Bradford, and


Dorothy his wife, having

but one child, a son left

behind, who came afterward.

Mr. Isaac Allerton, and

Mary his wife; with 3 children



Remember, &

Mary. And a servant boy,

John Hooke.

Mr. Samuel Fuller; and


a servant, called

William Butten. His wife

was [left] behind & a child,

which came afterwards.


John Crackston, and his son

John Crackston. [col. 2]

Captain Miles Standish


and Rose his wife.

Mr. Christopher Martin,


and his wife; and 2 servants,

Solomon Prower, and

John Langmore.

Mr. William Mullins, and his


wife; and 2 children, Joseph,

& Priscilla; and a servant,

Robert Carter.

Mr. William White, and

Susanna his wife; and one son


Called Resolved, and one born

a-shipboard called Peregrine; &

2 servants, named William

Holbeck, & Edward Thompso[n].

Mr. Stephen Hopkins, &

Elizabeth his wife; and 2

Children, called Giles, and


Constanta a daughter, both

by a former wife. And 2 more

by this wife, called Damaris, &

Oceanus; the last was born at

Sea. And 2 servants, called

Edward Doty, and Edward Lester.

Mr. Richard Warren ^died^, but


his wife and children were left

behind and came afterwards.


John Billington, and Ellen his wife;

and 2 sons, John, & Francis.

Edward Tilley, and Ann his wife;


and 2 children that were their

Cousins; Henry Sampson, and

Humility Cooper.


John Tilley, and his wife; and

Elizabeth their daughter. [273v]

Francis Cooke, and his son John;


but his wife, & other children came


Thomas Rogers, and Joseph his


son; his other children came



Thomas Tinker, and his wife, and a



John Rigdale; and Alice his


James Chilton, and his wife, and


Mary their daughter; they had

another daughter that was married

came afterward.


Edward Fuller, and his wife; and

Samuel their Son.

John Turner, and 2 sons; he


had a daughter came some years

after to Salem, where she is now


Francis Eaton, and Sarah his


wife, and Samuel their Son, a young


Moses Fletcher

John Goodman

Thomas Williams

Digory Priest


Edmond Margesson

Peter Browne

Richard Britteridge

Richard Clarke

Richard Gardiner

Gilbert Winslow

John Alden was hired for a

Cooper, at Southampton, where

the ship Victualed; and being


a hopeful young man was much

desired, but left to his own

liking to go, or stay when

he came here, but he stayed,

and married here. [col. 2]

John Allerton, and Thomas

English were both hired, the

Latter to go master of a shallop

here; and the other was reputed as


one of the company, but was

to go back (being a seaman) for

the help of others behind. But

they both died here, before the

ship returned.

There were also [an]other 2 seamen

hired to stay a year here in the


Country, William Trevor, and

one Ely. But when their time was

out they both returned.

These being about a hundred souls

Came over in this first ship; and

began this work, which God of his

goodness hath hitherto blessed; Let his

holy name have praise.

And seeing it hath pleased him to

give me to see 30 years completed,

since these beginnings. And that the

great works of providence are to

be observed. I have thought it not

unworthy my pains, to take a view,

of the decreasings, & Increasings of

those persons, and such changes as hath

passed over them, & theirs, in this thirty

years. It may be of some use to such as

come after; but however I shall rest in my

own benefit.

I will therefore take them in order

as they lie.

Mr. Carver and his wife, died the

first year, he in the spring, she in the

Summer; also his man Roger, and the

little boy Jasper, died before either

of them of the Common Infection.

Desire Minter, returned to her friend[s]

& proved not very well, and died

in England. His servant boy Latham

after more than 20 years’ stay in the

Country went into England; and

from thence to the Bahamy Islands

in the West Indies; and there with some

others was starved for want of food.

His maidservant married, and died a

year or two after here in this place.

His Servant John Howland married

the daughter of John Tilley, Elizabeth,

and they are now both living; and

have 10 children now all living; and

their eldest daughter hath 4 children,


And their 2[nd] daughter, one, all


living, and other of their children

marriageable. So 15 are come of them.

Mr. Brewster lived to very old

age; about 80 ^years^ he was when

he died, having lived some 23 or

24 years here in the country; &

though his wife died long before,

yet she died aged. His son Wrestle

died a young man unmarried; his


son Love, ^lived^ till this year, 1650,

and died, & left 4 children, now

living. His daughters which came

over after him, are dead but have

left sundry children alive; his eldest

son is still living, and hath 9 or 10


children, one married, who hath a

child, or 2.


Richard More, his brother died

the first winter; but he is married,

and hath 4 or 5 children, all living.

Mr. Edward Winslow, his wife died

the first winter, and he married with


the widow of Mr. White, and hath 2

children living by her marriageable,

besides sundry that are dead.

One of his servants died, as also the

little girl soon after the ship’s arrival.


But his man George Soule, is still

living, and hath 8 children.


William Bradford, his wife died

soon after their arrival; and he

married again; and hath 4 children,

3 whereof are married.1

Mr. Allerton his wife died with the

first, and his servant John Hooke.

His son Bartle is married in England,

but I know not how many children

he hath. His daughter Remember is


married at Salem, & hath 3 or 4

Children living. And his daughter

Mary is married here, & hath 4

Children. Himself married again

with the daughter of Mr. Brewster, &

hath one son living by her, but

she is long since dead. And

he is married again, and hath left

this place long ago. So I account

his Increase to be 8, besides his

sons in England. [col. 2]

Mr. Fuller, his servant died at sea; and

after his wife came over, he had two


children by her; which are living

and grown up to years. But he died

some 15 years ago.

John Crackston died in the first

mortality; and about some 5 or 6 years

after his son died; having lost himself in

the woods, his ^feet^ became frozen,

which put him into a fever, of which he


Captain Standish his wife died in the

first sickness; and he married again,


and hath 4 sons living, and some are


Mr. Martin, he, and all his, died

in the first Infection; not long

after his arrival.

Mr. Mullins, and his wife, his

Son, & his servant died the first

winter. Only his daughter Priscilla


survived, and married with John

Alden, who are both living, and

have 11 children. And their eldest

daughter is married & hath five


Mr. White, and his 2 servants died

soon after their landing. His wife


married with Mr. Winslow (as is

before noted). His 2 sons are married,

and Resolved hath 5 children; Peregrine

two, all living. So their Increase are 7.

Mr. Hopkins, and his wife are now

both dead; but they lived above

20 years in this place, and had one

son, and 4 daughters born here.


Their son became a seaman, & died

at Barbados; one daughter died

here, and 2 are married; one of

them hath 2 children, & one is yet

to marry. So their Increase, which


still survive, are 5. But his son Giles,

is married, and hath 4 children. [274v]

His daughter Constanta, is also


married, and hath 12 children all

of them living, and one of them


Mr. Richard Warren lived some 4

or 5 years, and had his wife come


over to him, by whom he had 2

sons before [he] died; and one of

them is married, and hath 2

children. So his Increase is 4. But

he had 5 daughters more came over

with his wife, who are all married,

& living & have many children.

John Billington after he had been

here 10 years, was executed, for

killing a man; and his eldest


son died before him; but his

2[nd] son is alive, and married,

& hath 18 Children.

Edward Tilley, and his wife both

died soon after their arrival; and

the girl Humility their cousin, was


sent for Into England, and

died there. But the youth Henry

Sampson, is still living, and is

married, & hath 7 children.

John Tilley, and his wife both

died, a little after they came

ashore; and their daughter

Elizabeth married with John

Howland and hath Issue as is

before note.

Francis Cooke is still living, a

very old man,4 and hath seen

his children’s, children, have

children; after his wife came over


(with other of his children), he

hath 3 still living by her, all

married, and have 5 children.

So their increase is 8. And his


Son John which came over

with him, is married, and hath

4 children living. [col. 2]

Thomas Rogers died in the first sickness,

but his son Joseph is still living, and is


married, and hath 6 children. The rest of

Thomas Rogers’ Came over, & are married,

& have many children.

Thomas Tinker, and his wife, and son, all

died in the first Sickness.

And so did John Rigdale, and his wife.

James Chilton, and his wife also died in the first


first Infection. But their daughter Mary, is still

living, and hath 9 children; and one daughter is

married, & hath a child; so their Increase is 10.

Edward Fuller, and his wife died soon after they


came ashore; but their son Samuel is living, &

married, and hath 4 children, or more.

John Turner, and his 2 sons all died in the

first sickness. But he hath a daughter still living

at Salem, well married, and approved of.

Francis Eaton, his first wife died in the general

sickness; and he married again, & his 2[nd]


wife died, & he married the 3[rd], and had by

her 3 children. One of them is married, & hath

a child; the other are living, but one of them is

an Idiot. He died about 16 years ago.


His Son Samuel, who came over a sucking

child is also married, & hath a child.

Moses Fletcher

Thomas Williams

Digory Priest

John Goodman

Edmond Margesson

Richard Britteridge

Richard Clarke

All these died soon after their arrival, in the

General sickness that befell. But Digory Priest

had his wife & Children sent hither afterwards,

she being Mr. Allerton’s sister. But the rest left

no posterity her.

Richard Gardiner, became a seaman, and died

in England, or at sea.

Gilbert Winslow after diverse years abroad

here, returned into England and died there.

Peter Browne married twice; by his first wife


he had 2 children, who are living, & both of

them married; and the one of them hath 2

children; by his second wife, he had 2 more; he

died about 16 years since. [275]

Thomas English; and John Allerton,

died in the general sickness.

John Alden married with Priscilla,

Mr. Mullins his daughter, and ^had^

Issue by her ^as^ is before related.

Edward Doty, & Edward Lester

the servants of Mr. Hopkins. Lester

After he was at liberty, went to


Virginia, & there died. But Edward

^Doty^ by a Second wife hath 7

children and both he and they are living.

Of these 100 persons that came

first over, in this first ship together;

the greater half died in the general

mortality; and most of them in 2

or three months’ time. And for

those which survived though some

were ancient & past procreation; &

others left the place and Country;

yet ^of^ those few remaining are

sprung up above 160 persons, in this

30 years. And are now living in this

present year, 1650, besides many

of their children which are dead,

and come not within this account.

And of the old stock (of one, &

the other), there are yet living this

present year, 1650, near 30 persons.

Let the Lord have the praise; who is

the High preserver of men.5