Mary Allerton  39,41
- Born: Jun 1616, Leiden, Holland 39
- Marriage: Thomas Cushman  [9C77-66R] in 1636 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
- Died: 28 Nov 1699, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA at age 83
FamilySearch ID: MH1C-19V.
Mary arrived in Plymouth, Mass. on "May Flower" in 1620
Last survivor of the Mayflower pilgrims; arrived with herparents and sibl ings Bartholomew and Remember !Ninety years oldat death, but this would me an that she was born before herparents were married, highly unlikely at t he time. Other
dateshows age 87 (1612-1699) so birth would be after Nov 1611marriage of p arents.
She was the last survivor of the 100 (or 102) who came across on the Mayflower. She was probably buried by husband Thomas but there is noheadst one.
Note: From "A Brief History of the Pilgrims: Complied from Bradford's andW inslow's Own Writings" 1947 by Chester E. Rogers Published by TheRogers Pr int, Plymouth Mass.:
List of Passengers on the Mayflower: "Mary Allerton. A daughter.Marr ied Elder Thos. Cushman, Robert Cushman's son, and had eightchildren, S he was the last survivor of those who left England in the"Mayflower," a nd died in 1699 in Plymouth."
The book above was largely derived from "Bradford's History" written by Gov. Bradford. Also used Young's Chronicles of the Pilgrims whichinclud es Mourt's Relation written either by Gov. Bradford or Gov.Winslow and Win slow's Narrative.
When Mary died in 1699, she was the last survivor of the Mayflower.The bir th years for Mary and her siblings must be wrong. According toThe Engli sh Ancestry and Homes of the Pilgrim Fathers; by CharlesEdward Banks, originally published 1929;
May was the youngest of the 3(Bartholomew, Remember and herself); and all were about 2 years apart.Supposedly Mary would have been born ca 1616, yet she was married ca 1620 according to another source.
Note: Source: Genealogies of Mayflower Families
Mary Allerton was born about 1616 in Leiden, Holland, to parents Isaac a nd Mary (Norris) Allerton. She came to Plymouth on the Mayflower in 162 0, at about the age of four. Around 1636, she married Thomas Cushman. Thomas had come to Plymouth at the age of 13 on the ship Fortune in 1621 with father Robert Cushman, a prominent member of the Pilgrims' congregation in Leiden. Thomas and Mary had a surprisingly prosperous family: seven of their eight children survived to adulthood, got married, and provid ed at least 50 grandchildren. Thomas and Mary both lived to very old age, having never moved from Plymouth. Thomas died in December 1691, nearly reaching 85 years in age. Mary, who gave birth to and raised eight children, lived to the age of 83. Prior to her death in November 1699, she w as the last surviving Mayflower passenger.
Noted events in her life were:
• Alt. Death: Alt. Death Last survivor of Mayflower party, 28 Nov 1699.
Mary married Thomas Cushman  [9C77-66R] [MRIN: 78], son of Robert Cushman  [9837-2GK] and Sarah Reder  [MMM2-W6Z], in 1636 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA. (Thomas Cushman  [9C77-66R] was born on 8 Feb 1607/08 in Canterbury, Kent, England 39 and died on 10 Dec 1691 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA 39.)