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William Mullins

Male Abt 1572 - 1621  (~ 49 years)


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  • Name William Mullins 
    Born Abt 1572  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Feb 1621  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I1882  Nielsen Hayden genealogy
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2015 

    Father John Mullyns 
    Mother Joane Bridger 
    Family ID F309  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice,   d. Aft 2 Apr 1621, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1593  [2
    Children 
    +1. Priscilla Mullins,   b. Abt 1600 to 1605,   d. Aft 1651  (Age ~ 52 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2017 17:55:25 
    Family ID F201  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Emigrated on the Mayflower, 1620. Died in the first winter. He was a shoemaker.

      From "The Probable English Origin of Mayflower passenger Peter Browne, and His Association with Mayflower Passenger William Mullins," by Caleb Johnson, The American Genealogist 79:3, July 2004:

      "The parentage and ancestry of William Mullins have not been conclusively proven. The Mullins family may have been living in Dorking for a considerable period of time prior to William Mullins himself, as the Dorking manor court rolls between 1454 and 1458 mention a Peter and Isabel Moleyn on several occasions. The Dorking parish registers are unfortunately defective for the years 1572 through 1578 -- the time period in which we would expect William to have been baptized. However, there was only one Mullins family in Dorking that was having children during this time period: the John Mullins who married Joan Bridger there on 8 July 1571. Most of their children would have fallen into the 'black hole' in the registers. On 23 September 1582, we see the baptism of their last child, Edward Mullins. On 4 February 1583/4, a Mullins (no Christian name given) was buried. Wc can reasonably assume this burial record was for John Mullins the father, because the next Mullins burial record in the registers, on 8 July 1584, was recorded as the 'son of widow Mullins.' And since son Edward Mullins appears in no subsequent Dorking records, we can speculate that this was the unnamed son who was buried. The following year, on 1 November 1585, the widow Joane Mullins was remarried to Vyncent Benham.
      "Two Mullinses appear in later Dorking records; they are assumed to be unrecorded children of John and Joan (Bridger) Mullins. They are the Mayflower passenger, William Mullins, and John Mullins."

  • Sources 
    1. [S637] Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Descendants of the Pilgrims Who Landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts in December 1620: Volume 16, Part 1, Family of John Alden, by Esther Littleford Woodworth-Barnes. Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1999.

    2. [S759] The Pilgrim Migration: Emigrants to Plymouth Colony 1620-1633, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004.