"The names of those which came over first, in the year 1620, and were by the blessing of God the first beginners and in a sort the foundation of all the Plantations and colonies in New England; and their families." William Bradford, Of Plimoth Plantation 1620–1647.

(Names in italics indicate the signers of the Mayflower Compact; names in bold letters indicate those who survived the first year.)

John Carver and Katherine, his wife. Desire Minter and two manservants, John Howland and Roger Wilder. William Latham, a boy. A maidservant and a child that was put to John Carver, called Jasper More.

William Brewster and Mary, his wife; their two sons, Love and Wrestling. A boy that was put to him, called Richard More, and his sister Mary. The rest of the Brewsters' children were left behind but came later.

Edward Winslow and Elizabeth, his wife. Two manservants, called George Soule and Elias Story, also, a little girl was put to him called Ellen, the sister of Richard More.

William Bradford and his wife, Dorothy. The Bradfords had one son, who remained behind but came on a later ship.

Isaac Allerton and his wife, Mary, and their three children, Bartholomew, Remember and Mary. And a servant boy named John Hooke.

Samuel Fuller and a servant called William Button. Samuel Fuller's wife and their child came afterwards.

John Crackstone and his son, John Crackstone.

Captain Myles Standish and Rose, his wife.

Christopher Martin, his wife, Mary, and two servants, Soloman Prower and John Langmore.

William Mullins, his wife, and their two children, Joseph and Priscilla; as well as a servant, Robert Carter.

William White and his wife, Susannah, and their son, Resolved, and a son born aboard ship, called Peregrine. Also, two servants named William Holbeck and Edward Thompson.

Stephen Hopkins and Elizabeth, his wife, and their two children, Damaris and Oceanus; the latter was born at sea. Also, Stephen Hopkins' children from his first marriage, Giles and Constance. And two servants, called Edward Doty and Edward Lester.

Richard Warren. His wife and children were left behind but came later.

John Billington and his wife Elinor, and their two sons, John and Francis.

Edward Tilley and Ann, his wife, and two children that were their cousins, Henry Sampson and Humility Cooper.

John Tilley and his wife, Joan, and Elizabeth, their daughter.

Francis Cooke and his son, John. Francis Cooke's wife and other children came afterwards.

Thomas Rogers and Joseph, his son; his other children came afterwards.

Thomas Tinker, his wife, and a son.

John Rigdale and his wife, Alice.

James Chilton, his wife, and their daughter, Mary. Their other daughter, who was married, came later.

Edward Fuller, his wife, and Samuel, their son.

John Turner and two sons. He had a daughter who came to Salem some years later.

Francis Eaton and Sarah, his wife, and Samuel, their son, a young child.

Moses Fletcher. His wife, Sarah, and his children remained in Holland.

Digory Priest. His wife, Sarah, and children stayed behind in Holland. Sarah, with the knowledge of her husband's death, married Godbert Godbertson. The family came to New Plymouth in 1623.

John Goodman. His wife, Sarah, remained behind in Holland.

Thomas Williams, Edmund Margesson, Peter Browne, Richard Britteridge, Richard Clarke, Richard Gardiner, Gilbert Winslow.

John Alden was hired as a cooper at Southampton, where the ship was supplied. Left to his own liking to go or stay, he decided to stay and married in New Plymouth.

John Allerton and Thomas English were both hired. The latter to master a shallop in the new colony; the other was reputed as one of the company but was to go back (being a seaman) for the help of others behind. However, they both died before the ship returned.

There were also two other seaman hired to stay a year in the colony, William Trevor and one Ely, but when their time was out they both returned to England.


Adapted from William Bradford's Of Plimoth Plantation 1620–1647, Samuel Eliot Morison, editor, 1970 (Alfred A. Knopf, New York).

Courtesy Plimoth Plantation Research Staff and Education Dept.