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William Mullins

Male Bef 1572 - 1621  (> 49 years)

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  • Name William Mullins 
    Birth Bef 1572  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 1572  [2, 3, 4
    Death 21 Feb 1621  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Person ID I1882  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of GFS, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of LD, Ancestor of LDN, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2020 

    Father John Mullyns,   b. Abt 1546, of Dorking, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 4 Feb 1584 (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Mother Joane Bridger,   b. Abt 1548   d. Bef 5 Feb 1609 (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Marriage 8 Jul 1571  Dorking, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    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 
    Marriage Bef 1593  [1, 3
    +1. William Mullins   d. 12 Feb 1673, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Priscilla Mullins,   b. Abt 1602   d. Aft 1651 (Age ~ 50 years)
    Family ID F201  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2020 

  • 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. [S4249] The Mayflower Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth, 1620 by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2020.

    2. [S637] Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Volume 16, Part 1, Family of John Alden by Esther Littleford Woodworth-Barnes. Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1999.

    3. [S1647] The Pilgrim Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth Colony 1620-1633, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New York Historic Genealogical Society, 2004.

    4. [S3582] Caleb H. Johnson, "Further Traces of the Mullins Family of Dorking, Co. Surrey, England." The Mayflower Descendant 61:17, Spring 2012.