JOHN TILLEY and his wife came to America in the "Mayflower" in 1620, with his daughter Elizabeth. His occupation was that of a silk worker.
He was the sixteenth signer of the "Mayflower" company.
Gov. Bradford in his list of Mayflower passengers gives: "3 John Tillie, and his wife; and Elizabeth, their doughter."
"John Tilley and his wife both dyed, a litle after they came ashore; and their daughter, Elizabeth, maried with John Howland and hath Isue as before noted."
The name of the wife of John Tilley is in doubt, and while there has been a tradition that she was a daughter of Gov. Carver, nothing has been found to prove such a claim.
He served on Dec. 6, 1620, in "The First Encounter" at Great Meadow Creek.
John Tilley and his wife both died during the spring of 1621 at Plymouth, Mass.
- Elizabeth, born in 1607; m. John Howland.
SOURCE: The Tucker Genealogy, A Record of Gilbert Ruggles and Evelina Christina (Snyder) Tucker; by Tyler Seymour Morris; Chicago 1902; pp. 104