James CHILTON

James CHILTON

Male 1556 - 1620  (64 years)

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  • Name James CHILTON 
    Born 22 Aug 1556  Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Living 1619  Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Emigration 1620  Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Aboard the Mayflower 
    Died 8 Dec 1620  at sea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • off Cape Cod
    Person ID I29474  FamilyWorld
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2012 

    Father Lionel CHILTON,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12953  Group Sheet

    Family Susanna,   d. 1621, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1586  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • John G. Hunt has suggested, reasonably, but on limited evidence, and James Chilton's wife was Susanne Furner, his stepsister [TAG 38:244-45]. [1]
    Children 
    +1. Isabella CHILTON,   c. 15 Jan 1586/7, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Jane CHILTON,   c. 8 Jun 1589, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Joel CHILTON,   c. maybe 1591, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 2 Nov 1593, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
     4. Mary CHILTON,   b. maybe 1593, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 23 Nov 1593, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     5. Elizabeth CHILTON,   c. 14 Jul 1594, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. James CHILTON,   c. 22 Aug 1596, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 11 Sep 1603, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 7 years)
     7. Ingle CHILTON,   c. 29 Apr 1599, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Christian CHILTON,   c. 26 Jul 1601, Sandwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. James CHILTON,   c. 11 Sep 1603, Sandwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Mary CHILTON,   c. 30 May 1607, Sandwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1 May 1679  (Age ~ 71 years)
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2012 
    Family ID F9849  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Aug 1556 - Canterbury, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1586 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - 1619 - Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - Aboard the Mayflower - 1620 - Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Dec 1620 - at sea Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    'Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor' by William Halsall, 1882, at Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    "Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor" by William Halsall, 1882, at Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

  • Notes 
    • James Chilton left Leiden, Holland aboard the Mayflower, but died before reaching Plymouth. His occupation was Tailor.

      "Until recently there was no direct evidence that James Chilton resided in Leiden, despite the marriage of one and perhaps two daughters there. Recent research in Leiden has revealed a notarial record detailing an assault on James Chilton, aged 63, and his daughter on 28 April 1619 [NS]; this assault has been interpreted as one of the reasons leading the Pilgrims to believe that they were becoming less welcome in Leiden, and therefore as a factor in the decision to leave for New England [Bangs 34; see also Stratton 262].

      "In his list of those on the Mayflower Bradford included 'James Chilton and his wife, and Mary their daughter; they had another daughter that was married, came afterward' [Bradford 442]. In his accounting of the family in 1651 Bradford reported that 'James Chilton and his wife also died in the first infection, but their daughter Mary is still living and hath nine children; and one daughter is married and hath a child. So their increase is ten' [Bradford 446].

      "The death date for James Chilton is given variously as 6, 8, or 18 December 1620. The best evidence for the date is Prince, who cites a now-lost notebook kept by William Bradford [Prince 165]. The date of 18 December may have arisen when someone corrected for the 1752 calendar change, an unnecessary confusion. A month before his death, James Chilton signed the Mayflower Compact."

      [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S30] Great Migration Begins, The , Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116, 1995), ISBN 0-88082-044-6., 354.

    2. [S30] Great Migration Begins, The , Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116, 1995), ISBN 0-88082-044-6., 353-355.