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Mary CHILTON

Mary CHILTON[1]

Female Abt 1607 - Bef 1679  (~ 72 years)

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  • Name Mary CHILTON 
    Born Abt 1607  Kent Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Baptism 31 May 1607  St Peter’s Parish, Sandwich, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigrant Flag
    Immigration 11 Nov 1620  “Mayflower” Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Noteworthy “Mayflower” 
    Died Bef 1 May 1679  Boston, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Kings Chapel Burial Ground, Boston, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12731  main
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2017 

    Father James CHILTON,   b. 1556, prob Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1620, Provincetown Harbor, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Susanna FURNER,   b. 1564, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1621, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 1585  St Martin’s Parish, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F6642  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John WINSLOW,   b. 16 Apr 1597, Droitwich, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 21 May 1674, Boston, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 77 years) 
    Married 10 Dec 1624  Plymouth, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Susanna WINSLOW,   b. Abt 1628, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 14 Nov 1685, E Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
    +2. John WINSLOW,   b. 28 Jun 1630, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1682/83, Boston, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +3. Mary WINSLOW,   b. Abt 1631, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1663, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
    +4. Edward WINSLOW,   b. Abt 1635, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1682, Boston, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)
    +5. Joseph WINSLOW,   b. Abt 1636, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1679, Long Island, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
    +6. Sarah WINSLOW,   b. Abt 1638, Boston, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1726, Boston, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years)
    +7. Samuel WINSLOW,   b. Abt 1641, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1680, Boston, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
    +8. Isaac WINSLOW,   b. 1644, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 29 Aug 1670, Port Royal, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 26 years)
     9. Child WINSLOW,   b. Bef 1650, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 12 Mar 1672/73  (Age > 23 years)
     10. Benjamin WINSLOW,   b. 12 Aug 1653, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1675  (Age 21 years)
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F5325  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1607 - Kent Co, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 31 May 1607 - St Peter’s Parish, Sandwich, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 1 May 1679 - Boston, Suffolk, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Kings Chapel Burial Ground, Boston, Suffolk, MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • d/o James and Mary Chilton

      Mary and parents were passengers on Mayflower in 1620, arriving at Plymouth, MA. Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England Sept. 16, 1620. Landed in America Nov. 21. 1620; 65 day voyage. Explored the area where they landed for 1 month before deciding on the best site for settlement at Plymouth. 104 passengers on Mayflower.
      from Mayflower Families Vol. 2

      Mary Chilton is said to be the first woman to step ashore from the Mayflower in 1620. At thirteen Mary Chilton was thus left an orphan at Plymouth. No record reveals with whom she spent the next few years, but perhaps for at least a part of the time she was member of either the Alden or the Standish household; in the 1623 land division "Marie" Chilton received her share (undoubtedlly three acres—one for herself and one for each parent) between the shares of John Alden and Myles Standish. By the time of the cattle division of May 1627, Mary had married John Winslow, and the couple were included with John Shaw's group.
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      Will of Mary Chilton Winslow:

      In the name of God Amen the thirty first day of July in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred seventy and Six I Mary Winslow of Boston in New England Widdow being weake of Body but of Sound and perfect memory praysed be almighty God for the same, Knowing the uncertainety of this present life and being desirous to settle the outward Estate the Lord hath lent me. I doe make this my last will and Testamt in manner and foreme following (that is to say) First and principally I comend my Soule into the hands of Almighty God my Creator hopeing to receive full pardon and remission of all my sins; and Salvation through the alone merrits of Jesus Christ my redeemer; And my body to the earth to be buried in Such Decent manner as to my Executor hereafter named shall be thought meet and convenient and as touching such worldly Estate as the Lord hath Lent me my will and meaneing is the same shall be imployed and bestowed as hereafter in and by this my Will is Exprest.

      I doe hereby revoake renounce and make voide all wills by me formerly made and declaire and apoint this my Last Will and Testamt.

      Item I will that all the Debts that I justify owe to any manner of person orpersons whatsoever shall be well and truely paid or ordained to be paid in convenient time after my decease by my Executor hereafter named.

      Item I give and bequeath unto my Sone john Winslow my great Square table.

      Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah Middlecott my Best Gowne and Pettecoat and my Silver beare bowle and to each of her chlidren a Silver Cup with a handle; Also I give unto my Daughter Susanna Latham my long Table; Six Joyned Stooles and my great Cupboard; a bedstead Bedd and furniture there unto belonging that is in the Chamber over the room where I now Lye; my small silver Tankard; Six silver spoones, a case of Bottles with all my wearing apparell; (Except onely what I have hereby bequeathed unto my Daughter Meddlecott & my Grandchild Susanna Latham:)

      Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandchild Ann Gray that trunke of Linning that I have already delivered to her and is in her possession and also one Bedstead, Bedd Bouster and Pillows that are in the Chamber over the Hall; Also the sume of ten pounds in mony to be paid unto her within Six months next after my decease: Also my will is that my Executo shall pay foure pounds in mony pr ann for three yeares unto Mrs. Tappin out of the Intrest of my mony now in Goodman Cleares hands for and towards the maintenance of the said Ann Grya according to my agreemt with Mrs.Tappin:

      Item I give and bequeath unto Mary Winslow Daughter of my sone Edward Winslow my largest Silver cupp with two handles: and unto Sarah Daughter of the said Edward my lesser Silver Cupp with two handles: Also I give unto Said Sone Edwards chlidren Six Silver Spoones to be divided between them.

      Item I give and bequeath unto my grandchild Parnell WInslow the Sume of five pounds in mony to be improved by my Executo until he (Sic) come of age: and then paid unto him (Sic) with the improvemt.

      Item I give & bequeath unto My grandchild Chilton Latham the sum of five pounds in mony to be improved for him untill he come of Age and then paid to him with the improvemt.

      Item my will is that the rest of my spoones be divided among my grandchildren according to the discression of My daughter Middlecott:

      Item I give unto my Grandchild Mercy Harris my white Rugg:

      item I give unto my granchild Susanna Latham my Petty Coate with the silke Lace:

      Item I give unto Mary Winslow Daughter of my Sone Joseph Winslow the Sume of Twenty pounds in mony to be paid out of the sume my said Sone Joseph now owes to be improved by my Executor for the said Mary and paid unto her when She shall attaine the Age of eighteene yeares or day of Marriage which of them shall first happen.

      Item I give and bequeath the full remainder of my Estate whatsoever it is or wheresoever it may be found unto my children Namely John Winslow, Edward Winslow, Joseph Winslow, Samuell Winslow, Susanna Latham and Sarah Middlecott to be equally divide between them.

      Item I doe hereby nominate constitute authorize and appoint my trusty friend Mr. William Tailor of Boston aforesd merchant the Sole Executor of this my last will and testamt: In witness whereof I the said Mary Winslow have hereunto set my hand and Seale the daye and yeare above written.

      "Memorandum I doe hereby also Give and bequeath unto Mr. Thomas Thacher paster of the third Church in Boston the Sume of five pounds in mony to be pd convenient time after my decease by my Executor.

      Mary Winslow
      X
      her marke
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      Mary's will was proved 11 July 1679, however, it would appear that shedied before 1 May 1679, upon which date Mr. William Tailer renounced theexecutorship of her estate. Administration of her estate was granted 24July 1679 to her sons John Winslow and son-in-law Richard Middlecott.


      Will is preserved at the Suffolk Co, Registry of Probate in Boston,Suffolk, MA.

      Mary's tombstone is in King's Chapel.

      References: MD 1;65-71, 151; 2:116; 3:129-33; 17:70. MQ 33:43-5;38:101-3. Fam of Pilgrims pp 61-3 (no primary source found for mar. date10 Oct. 1624). Stoddard pp 100, 125. Banks English Ancestry pp 43, 130.Bradford's Hist (1952) pp 452, 426. NEHGR 17:159-60. Plymouth Colony Rcds1:3, 9; 8:17; 12:11 (John & Mary Winlow in a division). Plymouth byThacher p. 95. Savage 1:379; 4:601

      More About Mary CHILTON:

      Burial: King's Chapel Burying ground, Cole's Hill, Plymouth, MA

      References: NEHGR 63:201. TAG 38:244-5. STODDARD pp. 100, 120, 124, FAMOF PILGRIMS pp. 60-1. BANKS ENGLISH ANCESTRY p. 45. BRADFORD'S HIST(1952) pp. 442, 446, MQ 26(4):2; 27(1):5-6; 33:43-5; 38:101-3; 40:8-13;43:56. SAVAGE 1:379. LEYDEN DOCUMENTS pp. 21, 48, PLYMOUTH COLONY RECS1:9; 12:4, 11.

  • Sources 
    1. [S70] Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Sherman, Robert Moody, Verle Delano Vincent, Robert S. Wakefield, et al., (General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997, Plymouth, MA).