| || Notes for Elizabeth Tilley:|
Regarding the voyage on the Mayflower to America:
Little did anyone setting out to make the Atlantic crossing on that tiny ship imagine that within a year, of the nineteen women on board, fourteen of the eighteen who were married would be dead, as would six of the children, three of the young adults, and over half of the men. In some cases entire family parties died, or almost all. Fifteen-year-old Elizabeth Tilley lost her parents and her uncle and aunt and was left with the care of her toddler cousin Humility Cooper. Her cousin Henry Samson, sixteen at the time of the voyage, survived, and Elizabeth later married fellow passenger John Howland.
Taken from James Deetz's & Patricia Scott Deetz's book: The Times of Their Lives; Life, Love, and Death in Plymouth Colony.