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

John Clark

John CLARK (1575 – 1623) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation in the Shaw line.  He was the pilot of the Mayflower and while the Pilgrims were exploring Cape Cod and Plymouth Harbor in their shallop, he … Continue reading

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Thomas Lumbert

Thomas LUMBERT (1582 – 1665) was Alex’s 11th Grandfather; one of 4.096 in this generation of the Shaw line. Thomas Lumbert (Lombard, Lumbar, Lumberd) was baptized on 2 Feb 1581/82  in Thorncombe, Dorsetshire, England.  His father was also Thomas LUMBERT. … Continue reading

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Robert Cushman

Robert CUSHMAN (1578 – 1625)  was a Pilgrim leader and made arrangements for the Leiden congregation to immigrate to North America. He preached the first recorded sermon in the New World. (Wikipedia) He was Alex’s 11th Grandfather; one of 4,096 in … Continue reading

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Isaac Allerton

Isaac ALLERTON (1586 – 1659) was one of the original Pilgrim fathers who came on the Mayflower to settle the Plymouth Colony in 1620. (Wikipedia) While serving as  Plymouth’s business agent he used the colony’s collateral for his own failed business ventures.  He … Continue reading

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Thomas Cushman Sr.

Thomas CUSHMAN Sr. (1608 – 1691) was Alex’s 10th Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line. Thomas Cushman Sr. was baptized at St. Andrew Parish, Canterbury, Kent, England, on 8 Feb 1607/08,Canterbury, Kent, England.  His parents were Robert … Continue reading

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Francis Cooke

Franics COOKE (c.1583 -1663) (Wikipedia) was one of the 102 passengers on the Mayflower. This early settler is one of the twenty-six male Pilgrims known to have descendants. He was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of … Continue reading

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Lt. John Tomson

Lt. John TOMSON (1616 – 1696) was Alex’s 9th Great Grandfather; one of 1,024 in this generation of the Miller linehjwas of Scottish descent.  It is said his father died soon after his birth, and his mother married again.  Even … Continue reading

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John Cooper

John COOPER (1592 – 1684) may have been Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Miller line. John Cooper was born 1592 in England.   He immigrated with his sister Lydia Cooper about the year 1632. … Continue reading

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George Allen the Elder

George ALLEN the Elder (c. 1568 – 1648) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather two times over; two of 2,048  in this generation of the Miller line.  His daughter Rose and son Ralph are both our ancestors. George Allen was born … Continue reading

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George Morton (Pilgrim Father)

George MORTON (George Mourt) (c. 1585 – 1624) was an English Puritan Separatist. (Wikipedia)  He published and wrote the introduction to the first account in Great Britain of the founding of Plymouth Colony, called Mourt’s Relation. George was Alex’s 10th … Continue reading

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