The May Flower Passengers in 1620
The Mayflower was the renowned ship that transported the English Separatists, (Pilgrims), from Southampton, England, to Plymouth, Massachusetts (which became the capital of Plymouth Colony), in 1620.
The Mayflower left England on September 6 and after a exhausting 66-day journey marked by disease, which claimed two lives, the ship dropped anchor inside the hook tip of Cape Cod (Provincetown Harbor) on November 11. The Mayflower was originally destined for the mouth of the Hudson River, near present-day New York City, at the northern edge of England's Virginia colony.
However, the Mayflower went off course as the winter approached, and remained in Cape Cod Bay. On March 21, 1621, all surviving passengers, who lived aboard the ship during the winter, moved ashore at Plymouth, and on April 5, the Mayflower, a privately commissioned vessel, returned to England.
The Mayflower has a famous place in American history as a symbol of early European colonization of the future US. With their religion oppressed by the English Church and government, the small party of religious separatists who comprised about half of the passengers on the ship wanted a life where they could practice their religion freely. Americans whose roots are traceable back to New England often believe themselves to be descended from Mayflower passengers. of the colony.
Here are the names of the Mayflower passenger.