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Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Mayflower passengers
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 22:42:31 -0500
Hi ...Seems the more we research, the more we find that everyone has something to contrubite...so we learn everyday...!!
In looking at many references on the Mayflower, I noted that the signers of the Mayflower Compact are not listed in Bradford's 'History of Plymouth Plantation' written about 1650. The earliest list is reported to be found in Nathaniel Morton's 'New England's Memorial' published in 1669. There are 38 names on that list (will print them out if anyone wants them).
It is reported that the Mayflower with 102 passengers (two more were born on the ship) and about 45 crew members weighed anchor and departed out of Old Plymouth, England on September 6, 1620(OS).
The distance from Plymouth England to Cape Cod was about 3000 miles, it took 65 days. On Nov 20th 1620(NS) Cape Cod was sighted.
The Mayflower anchored within half mile of the end of Long Point, two miles from the present village of Provincetown. This day Saturday Nov 21 1620 (NS) (Nov 11th O.S) must be considered always as one of the greatest historical significance.
---- Marsha Boles <> wrote:
> I had old file on Mayflower passengers that did not match up either.
> Started snooping around and found lots of list and few agreed completely.
> I love technology, but expected this to be easier.
> Name spelling errors and duplicate names (father and son with same name, even mother and daughter with same name) complicate things.
> Then tried to work backwards from those original 41 signers of Mayflower Compact and connect wives, children and servants. Looks like some of the sailors and servants signed the document but not all.
> Ended up with 106 people - that is not supposed to be right either.
> There were a few deaths and a few births.
> I decided there was probably no list before they sailed or the list stayed aboard ship. Governor Bradford compiled a list from the survivors after the first winter. Most agree 1/2 of the passengers died the first year and maybe the survivors were too stressed out, memories failed.