- The English Ancestry and Homes of the Pilgrim Fathers
by Charles Edward Banks
This critically acclaimed work has biographical sketches of 112 passengers
who sailed on the first four ships to New England. Along with data on the
passengers' origins, family connections and later histories, it substitutes
proof for guess-work and blows holes in many cherished traditions. The author
gives first the historical evidence, then follows a list of the passengers
on the Mayflower, Fortune, Anne, and Little James. These are dealt with, one
by one, and the little known facts about their place of residence in England
and their parentage and ancestry are given.
- The Planters of the Commonwealth in Massachusetts, 1620-1640
by Charles Edward Banks
Scrupulous in every detail, this work contains the names of 3,600 passengers
on the ninety-six ships which brought them to New England between 1620 and
1640. Working with the same records employed by Savage, Drake, and Hotten,
and with records unknown or inaccessible to them, Colonel Banks here pulls
the several classes of records together to form the most complete and authoritative
collection of passenger lists for the period ever published. In addition to
the names of passengers and ships, places of origin, and places of residence
in America, the book includes indexes to surnames, ships, English parishes,
and New England towns.
- Topographical Dictionary of 2,885 English Emigrants to New England, 1620-1650
by Charles Edward Banks
This "Dictionary" comprises genealogical records of nearly 3,000
emigrants, giving their English homes, names of ships in which they sailed,
towns in which they settled in New England, and references to the printed
or manuscript sources from which the information derived. In collecting data
for this work, Colonel Banks made seven visits to England, searching the records
of nearly 2,000 parishes in order to connect the New England immigrants with
their native parishes. Additional information is provided in a series of indexes:
Index to Emigrants to New England; Index of the Wives and Children of the
Emigrants; Index of Parishes; Index of Ships; and Index of Towns in New England.
- The Winthrop Fleet of 1630
by Charles Edward Banks
This is an authoritative list of the 700 passengers who are believed to have
come to New England with John Winthrop in 1630. Based on research undertaken
in England and America, it provides as much data as could be verified on each
passenger name, place of departure, places of residence in England
and America, occupation, church affiliation, dates of birth, marriage, and
death, and relationships to other passengers. It also has indexes of names,
places, and subjects as well as appendices listing the passengers on the Mary
and John and the Lyon which sailed at the same time as the Winthrop Fleet.
- The Mayflower Reader: A Selection of Articles from 'The Mayflower Descendant'
by George Ernest Bowman
This work consists of a comprehensive selection of articles from the first
seven volumes of The Mayflower Descendant, an authoritative journal
devoted to Pilgrim genealogy and history, discontinued in 1937 and now quite
scarce. The seventy-eight articles selected for inclusion are of special significance
to the descendants of the early Plymouth and Cape Cod settlers, now numbering
in the hundreds of thousands and scattered to all points of the compass. They
include transcriptions of wills, inventories, passenger lists, and memoirs,
as well as a fair number of genealogies and historical sketches.
- Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families
by W. T. Davis
This is the most comprehensive register of Plymouth families ever assembled.
It has the names of thousands of Mayflower and sistership antecedents. The
data is based largely on records of the town of Plymouth and draws on all
marriage and birth records to the last quarter of the 19th century. Also,
there is material from other town records, family Bibles, probate records,
and the Registry of Deeds.
- Signers of the Mayflower Compact
by Annie Arnoux Haxtun
This is the standard reference work on the signers of the Mayflower Compact
(1620), consisting of lengthy sketches of the signers with considerable genealogical
information on the men and their families. Descriptions of arms, lineages,
and excerpts from wills and from other contemporary documents are integrated
with the historical and biographical data. In addition, the work contains
extensive records of the signers showing thousands of family connections.
Signers of the Mayflower Compact, which was originally published in pamphlet
form from 1897 to 1899, is divided into three parts. Parts I and II deal with
the signers and their families, one by one, while the final part contains
Brewster tombstone and Bible records and information on a number of later
Pilgrims who arrived on the Fortune, Ann, and the Little James. Notable among
the signers were John Alden, William Bradford, and Miles Standish, to mention
only a few.
- History And Genealogy of the Mayflower Planters (2 Volumes)
by Leon Clark Hills
Based largely on the genealogy of Mayflower planter Stephen Hopkins, this
work includes both his male and female lines through a number of generations.
Since four of Hopkins' children intermarried with descendants of many of the
"first comers" to Plymouth and Cape Cod, this work is brimming with
- A Catalogue of the Names of the First Puritan Settlers of the Colony
by Royal R. Hinman
The standard dictionary of the "First Settlers" of Connecticut,
this work consists of an alphabetically arranged list of about 2,000 persons,
showing the time of their arrival, residence, station or occupation, and names
of wives and children. Includes alphabetical lists of the first settlers of
Enfield, Hartford, Saybrook, Wetherfield, and Windsor; a list of "A Part
of the Early Marriages, Births, and Baptisms, in Hartford, Connecticut from
Record," and "Passengers of the Mayflower in 1620."
- Mayflower Descendants and their Marriages for Two Generations After the
by John T. Landis
Landis lists, in very concise form, the Mayflower passengers, their children
and their grandchildren, with records of births, deaths, and marriages as
far as known. He also includes a copy of the famous Mayflower Compact, as
well as a short history of the Church of the Pilgrim Fathers of New England.
- Lineages of Members of the National Society of Sons and Daughters of
the Pilgrims (Volumes I-III)
In more than 1,000 pages, these volumes record the lineages of thousands of
members of the National Society of the Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims.
Generation by generation, descent is traced from the earliest immigrant ancestor
to the present member of the Society, the sole condition of membership being
that the ancestor must have arrived in the colonies between 1620 and 1700.
Each of the lineage records contains the names of all ancestors in the direct
line of descent complete with birth, marriage, and death dates.
- Records of Plymouth Colony Births, Deaths, Burials, and Other Records,
by Nathaniel B. Shurtleff
Originally published as Volume Eight of "Records of the Colony of New
Plymouth in New England: Miscellaneous Records 1633-1689," this work
consists of births, marriages, deaths, and burials from the several towns
of the Colony of New Plymouth. The records of births, commencing in 1647,
of Swansea, Yarmouth, Plymouth, Sandwich, Eastham, Scituate, Taunton, Barnstable,
and Rehobeth give the names of the newborn, dates, and names of parents. The
records of marriages commence in 1633 and give the names of the newlyweds,
dates, and sometimes names of brides' fathers.
- The Truth About the Pilgrims
by Francis R. Stoddard
This book corrects certain longstanding misconceptions about the Pilgrims
and furnishes authoritative genealogical and biographical data on the Mayflower
passengers themselves. Of considerable interest to genealogists is the appended,
annotated list of Mayflower passengers, with additional biographical information,
some brought to light for the first time.
- Chronicles of the Pilgrim Fathers of the Colony of Plymouth From 1602
by Alexander Young
This volume contains an authentic history of the Pilgrim Fathers who planted
the Colony of Plymouth, from their origin in John Robinson's congregation
in 1602 to his death in 1625. The document of first importance is Gov. Bradford's
History of the Plymouth Colony, which contains a detailed history of their
rise in the north of England, their residence in Holland, the causes which
led to their emigration, and the means whereby they transported themselves
- Cape May County Mayflower Pilgrim Descendants, 1620-1920
by P. S. Howe
The Cape May County families of Pilgrim descent are from three Mayflower passengers,
John Howland, his wife Elizabeth Tilley, and her father, John Tilley. Based
on early land, marriage, cemetery and church records, this definitive work
contains hundreds of interrelated genealogies, which come down to the early
20th century. At least 10,000 persons are cited in the index.
- Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors And War Service
by Elizabeth M. Leach Rixford
This work is the product of the esteemed genealogist Elizabeth Rixford. Her
efforts to trace her familial lines to the Mayflower, the National Society
Founders and Patriots of America, the Huguenot Society, the Daughters of the
American Revolution, the United States Daughters of 1812, the Colonial Daughters
of the 17th Century, and the National Society Daughters of the American Colonists
in Vermont, has helped her to compile this excellent source of information
where she touches on more than 5,000 ancestors.
- Families Directly Descended From All the Royal Families in Europe (495
To 1932) & Mayflower Descendants
by Elizabeth M. Leach Rixford
Whereas Mrs. Rixford's earlier work traced the branches of her maternal and
paternal lines and the main branches of her husband's family to the Mayflower
and other eminent American lineage societies, this work extends many of those
connections to the royal and noble families of Europe. If you have an interest
in one of the following royal, noble or Mayflower households, this book may
contain the link you are seeking: Aquitaine, Angouleme, Anjoy, Baskerville,
Beauchamp, Bray, Bulkeley, Capet, Castille, Cheney, James Chilton, Francis
Cooke, Courtenay, Rixford, De Vere, Farleigh-Hungerford, Devereux, Douglas,
Drake, Eaton, Ferrers, Fitz-Alan, Flanders, Graves, Greene, Gregory, Hainault,
Heydon, Johnson, William Latham, Lawrence (John and Isaac), Lisle, Marshall,
Milbourne, Moore, Mowbray, Phelps, Port, Province, Rogers, Russell, Seymour,
De Spineto, Smith and Georges, Sir Henry Smith, Stanley, Throckmorton, Tailefer,
Vermandois, Warren, Washburn, Washington, Winnington (Wynnington), Governor
Thomas Welles, Whitney, William the Conqueror, Winslow, and Wyne.