Mary Chilton was from Kent, England, and just 13 when she came to Plymouth. Both her parents died in the winter of 1620-1621. At age 16 she received a share in the Division of Land. In about 1625, she married John Winslow. Their first child, John, was born in 1627 and nine more children would follow. They eventually moved to Boston where her husband died in 1674. Mary made out her will in 1676 and died in 1679.
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 Mary Chilton 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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