Name: Mary Chilton
Birth: BEF 31 MAY 1607 in Sandwich,Kent,England
Death: 1 MAY 1679 in Boston, Mass
A daughter of James and Susanna Chilton, Mary sailed with them on the 1620 Mayflower, and she has been called the first woman to step on Plymouth Rock (see Charles T. Libby, Mary Chilton's Title to Celebrity, [reprint. Providence, R.I., 1978]). She was baptized at St. Peter's Parish, Sandwich, Kent on 31 May 1607. She married at Plymouth Edward Winslow's brother John Winslow, and they later moved to Boston, where she died before 1 May 1679. Her family is given in MF5G 2. See also Robert M. Sherman, "The Baptism of Mary Chilton," MQ 43:56, and Hunt's article under her father, James Chilton. Parents: James CHILTON and Susanna FURNER (?).
She was married to John WINSLOW about 22 May 1627 in Plymouth, MA.(524) Children were: John WINSLOW, Susanna WINSLOW, Mary WINSLOW, Edward(3) WINSLOW, Sarah WINSLOW, Samuel WINSLOW, Joseph WINSLOW, Isaac WINSLOW, Child WINSLOW, Benjamin WINSLOW.
Last Will & Testament 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 Six I Mary Winslow of Boston in New england widdow being weake of Body but of Sound and perfect memory praysed by almighty God for the same Knowing the uncertainety of this present life and being desirous to settle that outward Estate the Lord hath Lent me. I doe make this my last will and Testamt in manner and forme following (that is to say) First and principally I commend 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 Decemt 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.
"Imps 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 Justly owe to any manner of person or persons whatsoever shall be well and truly 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 children a Silver Cup with an handle: Also I give unto my grandchild william paine my Great silver tankard: Item I give unto my Daughter Susanna Latham my long Table : Six Joynes 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 linnin that I have alreddy delivered to her and is in her possession and also one Bedstead, Bedd boulster 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 executor 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 Gray 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 my Said Sone Edwards Children 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 Executor unt
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Baptism: 31 May 1607, St. Peter's, Sandwich, Kent, England, daughter of James Chilton. Mayflower
John Winslow, about 1626-1627, Plymouth.
Death: Before 1 May 1679, Boston.
Children: John, Susanna, Mary, Edward, Sarah, Samuel, Joseph, Isaac, an unnamed child who died young, and Benjamin.
Mary Chilton was born in 1607 in Sandwich, Kent, England, and was the daughter of James Chilton and his wife (whose name has not been discovered). When Mary was just two years old, excommunication proceedings began against her mother, who had attended the secret burial of a child of Andrew Sharpe. The child was buried in secret because they opposed the "popish" burial ceremonies required by the Church of England.
Mary and family then came to Leiden, Holland, and joined with the Pilgrims' church there. In 1619, when she was twelve, her father and oldest sister were caught in an anti-Arminian riot and her father was hit in the head with a stone--an injury for which he would have to seek out a surgeon.
In 1620, at the age of 13, Mary came with her parents on the Mayflower. Her father was one of the first who died after the ship had anchored off Provincetown Harbor. He died on December 8. Mary is traditionally given the honor of being the first female to step ashore at Plymouth Rock, but there is no historical documentation for this tradition. Her mother also died sometime later the first winter, orphaning her in the New World. Which family it was that raised her has not been determined, but in 1623, at the age of 16, Mary received her share in the Division of Land, and her property was apparently located between that of Myles Standish and John Alden, and was not too far from Edward and John Winslow. Edward Winslow's brother John had come to Plymouth on the ship Fortune in 1621. Sometime between 1623 and 1627, John Winslow married Mary Chilton, and in the 1627 Division of Cattle, where they received a share in the "lesser" black cow that had come in the ship Anne in 1623, along with two female goats. As they had not yet had any children by the Division of Cattle, it is likely their marriage was in 1626 or 1627.
Their first child John was born about 1627, and nine more children would follow. The family resided in Plymouth for many years, but eventually ended up in Boston, where her husband John died in 1674. Mary made out her will in 1676 and died about 1679.
Father: James Chilton
Mother: Mrs Chilton
John Winslow b: 16 APR 1597 in Droitwich,Worchestershire,England
- Susanna Winslow b: ABT 1630 in Plymouth, MA