Sunday, June 17, 2012

John Tilley

John Tilley was born in 1571 in Henlow, Bedford, England, and married the widowed Joan (Hurst) Rogers on 20 September 1596 in Henlow.  He, his wife Joan, and his youngest daughter Elizabeth all came on the Mayflower to Plymouth in 1620.
John and his wife both died the first winter at Plymouth, orphaning the 13-year old Elizabeth Tilley in the New WorldElizabeth would later marry to Mayflower passenger John Howland.

Baptism: 19 Dec 1571, Henlow, Bedford, England, son of Robert and Elizabeth Tilley
Marriage: Joan (Hurst) Rogers, 30 Sep 1596, Henlow, Bedord, England, daughter of William and Rose Hurst and widow of Thomas Rogers (no relation to Thomas Rogers of the Mayflower).
Death: sometime the first winter at Plymouth
Children: Rose (died young), John, Rose, Robert, and Elizabeth.


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