|The illustrations on this page are from
"The Romantic Story of the Mayflower Pilgrims"
by Albert C. Addison, published in 1911
| "Being thus passed the vast ocean, and a sea of troubles before in their preparation.....,
they had now no friends to welcome them, nor inns to entertain or refresh their
weatherbeaten bodies; no houses or much less towns to repair to, to seek for succour."
William Bradford, upon arrival in the New World
|"Site of the Old Fort, Burial Hill, Plymouth"
|"John Robinson's House in Leyden, where the
Pilgrims worshipped while they were in Holland"
|"The Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor"
|"The Departure of the Mayflower"
|"The Old Fort and First Meeting House"
|"The Grave of Miles Standish, Duxbury"
|"Elder Brewster's Chair and Cradle of Peregrine White"
|"Gov. Carver's Chair and Ancient Spinning Wheel"
| The Mayflower Compact
In the Name of God, Amen. We whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of
our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France
and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, etc. Having undertaken, for the Glory of God
and advancement of the Christian Faith and Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage
to plant the First Colony in the Northern Parts of Virginia, do by these presents
solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one of another, Covenant and
Combine ourselves together into a Civil Body Politic, for our better ordering and
preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue herof to enact,
constitute and frame such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Act, Constitutions and
Offices, from time to time, as shall be though most meet and convenient for the general
good of the Colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In
witness whereof we have hereunder subscribed our names at Cape Cod, the 11th of
November, in the year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King James of England,
France and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland, the fifty-fourth. Anno Domini 1620.
Isaac Allerton; William Bradford; William Brewster; John Carver; James Chilton;
Francis Cooke; Humility Cooper; John Crackstone; Moses Fletcher; Edward
Fuller; Samuel Fuller; William Holbeck; John Hooke; Desire Minter; Degory
Priest; Thomas Rogers; Edward tilley; Thomas Tinker; John Turner;
Thomas Williams; Edward Winslow
The Merchant Adventurers or "Strangers":
John Billington; Richard Britteridge; Peter Browne; William Butten; Robert
Carter; Edward Doty; Francis Eaton; Stephen Hopkins; John Howland; John
Langmore; William Latham; Edward Leister; Christopher Martin; the More
children: Richard, Ellen, Mary and Jasper; William Mullins; Solomon Prower;
John Rigdale; Henry Samsomn; George Soule; Elias Story; John Tilley;
Richard Warren; Gilbert Winslow
Not known with certainty, but probably a Pilgrim:
Not known with certainty, but probably Adventurers:
Richard Clarke; Edmund Margesson; Edward Thompson;
Roger Wilder; John Goodman
Hired by the passengers:
John Alden (cooper); Myles Standish (military command); Thomas English
(seaman); John Allerton (seaman); William Trevore (seaman); Mr. Ely
(seaman); Richard Gardinar (seaman?)
The Mayflower Compact
|"But that which was most sad and lamentable was, that in two or three months' time half of
their company died, especially in January and February, being the depth of winter, and
wanting houses and other comforts;.....So as there died sometimes two or three of a day in
the forsaid time, that of 100 and odd persons, scarce fifty remained."
William Bradford, concerning the Pilgrims' first winter
|In April, the Pilgrims gathered at the harbor to say goodbye to the Mayflower as she began
her return trip to England. As sad and apprehensive as they must have been to watch her
set sail, none of the surviving Pilgrims opted to return with her.
|Gov. William Bradford
|"The Landing of the Pilgrims"