William Latham was 11-years-old when he came on the Mayflower as a servant to the John Carver family. After Carver’s death, Latham finished his term of service with William Bradford. He married a woman named Mary about 1643 but they had no children. Later he became associated with William Sayle’s adventure to settle a colony at Eleuthera, Bahamas. The colony failed and Latham reputedly starved to death there about 1648.
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 William Latham 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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