JOHN[1] 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.


  1. 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


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