John Allerton served on the Mayflower as a seaman and signed up for one year to perform colony labor. Little is known about his life other than records, which show that on May 21, 1616, he buried a child at St. Peters in Leiden.
He was a signatory on the Mayflower Compact. Though he planned to return on the ship to help other church members sail to Plymouth, he died before the Mayflower returned to England, on April 5, 1621.
The Mayflower left England in September 1620 with 102 men, women and children bound for Virginia. After 65 days they arrived far north of their preferred destination. They created a government on arrival forming the Mayflower Compact, which stated the colonists would create “laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices…,” follow their Christian faith, work together for the common good, and be loyal subjects to King James.
This John Allerton history mug is part of our Mayflower history series which includes many of the notable figures who played major roles during this conflict.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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