Category Archives: First Comer

Under the original agreement with the “merchant adventurers”, those who came and worked as partners in the Plymouth venture would all benefit from the 1627 Division of the colony assets. While we tend to give the Mayflower passengers special consideration as “The Pilgrims” (a term they did not use to denote themselves that came into use at the end of the 18th century), the Plymouth colonists classified all those who arrived on the first four ships (Mayflower, Fortune,Ann, and Little James) alike, I may expand my definition to include all ancestors who arrived before the 1630.Great Migration

Thomas Blossom

Thomas BLOSSOM (1580 – 1632) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line. Thomas Blossom was born in 1580 Little Shelford, Cambridge, England. His parents were Peter BLOSSOM (1535- 1597) and Annabel [__?__] (1549 – … Continue reading

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Stephen Hopkins

Stephen HOPKINS (1580 – 1644) (wiki) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line. Stephen was the only Mayflower passenger who had previously been to the New World.  His adventures  included surviving a … Continue reading

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Nicholas Snow

Nicholas SNOW (1600 – 1676) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of 1,024 in this generation of the Shaw line. Nicholas Snow was born 18 Jan 1600 in Hoxton, Middlesex, England. Hoxton is now  a district in the East End of London in … Continue reading

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Edward Allerton

Edward ALLERTON (1555 – 1590)  was Alex’s 12th Grandfather; one of 8,192 in this generation of the Shaw line. Edward Allerton was born in 1555 in St Dionis Backchurch, London, England. His parents were William ALLERTON and [__?__]. He married … Continue reading

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Robert Tilley

Rpbert TILLEY (1540 – 1612) Two of Robert’s sons came to America on the Mayflower, both dying the first winter.  Robert was Alex’s 13th Great Grandfather in the Shaw line. Robert Tilley was born in 1540 in England. His parents … Continue reading

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William Collier

William COLLIER (1585 – 1671) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather in two ways, through his granddaughters Mercy Freeman and Sarah Howes, making him  two of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line. William Collier was born about 1585/1586 in Southwark, Surrey, … Continue reading

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First Comers

Under the original agreement with the “merchant adventurers”, those who came and worked as partners in the Plymouth venture would all benefit from the 1627 Division of the colony assets. While we tend to give the Mayflower passengers special consideration as … Continue reading

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