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 were William TILLEY and Agnes [__?__]. He married 1570 in Henlow, Bedfordshire, England to Elizabeth [__?__]. Robert died 31 Dec 1612 in Henlow, Bedford, England.
Elizabeth was born in 1544 in Henslow, Bedfordshire, England. Elizabeth died in 27 Mar 1614
Children of Robert and Elizabeth:
|1.||John TILLEY||19 Dec 1571 Henlow, Bedfordshire, England||Joan HURST Rogers 20 Sep 1596 in Henlow, Bedfordshire, England||10 Apr 1621 Plymouth, Plymouth, Mass|
|2.||Rose Tilley||8 May 1574 Henlow, Bedfordshire, England||John Goods 24 Jun 1599 in Henlow, Bedfordshire, England||1621 England|
|3.||George Tilley||28 Jan 1576 Henlow, Bedfordshire, England||1612 Henlow, Bedfordshire, England|
|4.||Agnes Tilley||6 Mar 1579 Henlow, Bedfordshire, England||1612 Henlow, Bedfordshire, England|
|5.||Elizabeth Tilley||26 Jan 1582 Henlow, Bedfordshire, England||Richard Austin
15 Dec 1608 in Henlow, Bedfordshire, England
|20 Feb 1625 Henlow, Bedfordshire, England|
|6.||William Tilley||1 Sep 1585 Henlow, Bedfordshire, England||Elizabeth Peppitt
11 Nov 1612 in Henlow, Bedfordshire, England
|18 Jan 1625 Henlow, Bedfordshire, England|
|7.||Edward Tilley||27 May 1588 Henlow, Bedfordshire, England||Agnes Cooper
20 Jun 1614 in Henlow, Bedfordshire, England
|1621 Plymouth, Plymouth, Mass.|
|8.||Alice Tilley||28 Feb 1590 in Henlow, Bedfordshire, England||29 Jul 1597 Henlow, Bedfordshire, England|
|9.||Mary Tilley||[__?__] Farr|
1. John TILLEY (See his page)
2. Rose Tilley
Rose’s husband John Goods was born 1574 in Henlow, Bedfordshire, England.
5. Elizabeth Tilley
Elizabeth’s husband Richard Austin was born 1580 in Henlow, Bedfordshire, England. His parents were William Austin and Mary Bromeham. Richard died in 1613.
6. William Tilley
William’s wife Elizabeth Peppitt was born 1590 in Henlow, Bedfordshire, England. Elizabeth died 1635 in Henlow, Bedfordshire, England
7. Edward Tilley
Edward’s wife Agnes Cooper was baptized 7 Nov 1585, Henlow, Bedford, England, Her parents were Edmund Cooper and Mary Wyne.
Agnes’ sister Martha married James Samson, and they were the parents of Mayflower passenger Henry Samson. Agnes’ brother Robert was the father of Mayflower passenger Humility Cooper.
Agnes Cooper’s ancestry has been successfully traced back as far as Wido de Reinbudcourt, the Domesday Lord of Chipping Warden and Burton, Northampton, England, who lived during the 10th century; but no royal lineages have yet been noted for any of her lines..
The first winter was very difficult for the Pilgrims, due to hunger, cold and disease. Out of the 102 Mayflower passengers, 52 of them died before spring. When the Pilgrims feared an Indian attack, they would pull the sick members out of bed, prop them up against trees, and put a gun in their hands. Governor John Carver died, and virtually every family lost a loved one. Both Edward and Ann Tilley died in that first winter, as did John Tilley and his wife, Joan.
The children survived, though. Humility Cooper was sent back to England, where she grew to adulthood. Henry Samson and Elizabeth Tilley (daughter of John and Joan Tilley) grew to adulthood in Plymouth Colony, married and thrived.