Peregrine White was the son of William and Susanna White, and the brother of Resolved White. He was born in late November 1620 onboard the Mayflower, while the ship was anchored in Cape Cod Harbor. He was the first European born to Pilgrims in America. Peregrine White served in the militia at age 16 and rose to become a captain. He was also a farmer and a representative in the General Court. He married Sarah Bassett, in 1648 and together they had 7 children. Peregrine is believed to be the last surviving passenger of the Mayflower. The name Peregrine means traveler.
His obituary in the Boston Newsletter dated July 22, 1704, “..Altho’ he was in the former part of his Life extravagant; yet was much Reform’d in his last years…”
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 Peregrine White 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.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.
- Shipping charges are lower when buying multiple mugs.