Friday, June 15, 2012
William Mullins was born about 1572, apparently to John and Joan (Bridger) Mullins of Dorking,
He married a woman named Surrey,
but her maiden name has not been identified. Longstanding claims that her
maiden name is Atwood, or Poretiers, are without basis.
William brought his wife Alice and children Priscilla and Joseph on the Mayflower; he also brought over 250 shoes and 13 pairs of boots, his profession being a shoe and boot dealer. He died on 21 February 1620/1. His original will has survived, written down by John Carver the day of Mullins' death. In it he mentions his wife Alice, children Priscilla and Joseph, and his children back in Dorking, William Mullins and Sarah Blunden. He also mentions a Goodman Woods, and a Master Williamson, who have not been identified. It was witnessed by the Mayflower's captain Christopher Jones, the Mayflower's surgeon Giles Heale, and
Plymouth's governor John
Additional information from web site
Born abt 1572 probably Dorking,
son of John and Joan (Bridger) Mullins. Surrey, England
Alice, probably abt
1600, probably at Dorking, Surrey,
Death: 21 Feb 1620/21
Children: William, Sarah, Priscilla and Joseph.