7288. Richard Chilton
THE CHILTON FAMILY
Colonization of the New World, The Pilgrim's Journey to Leyden, Holland and the Voyage of the Mayflower
GENEALOGICAL SUMMARY: FOUR GENERATIONS
1. Richard  Chilton was born about 1500 and a member of St. Paul's Parish in Canterbury, England. His will was proved in 1539. The Chilton family is found in the vicinity of Canterbury, England as far back as 1339, where a Robert Chilton is a Representative of Parliament from Canterbury. 1
Child of Richard Chilton:
i. Lyonell [2 ] Chylton, born about 1535/40, Canterbury, England; married secondly, Isabell Furner; died about 1582.
2. Lyonell [2 ] Chylton (Richard ), was born about 1535/40 in Canterbury England. He was a yeoman of a considerable amount of property and resided at St. Paul's Parish, Canterbury. The name of his first wife who was the mother of his children is unknown. His second wife was Isabell Furner. His will was proved 13 Feb 1582/83. 2
The children born in Canterbury to Lyonell Chylton and his first wife:
3 i. John Chilton
ii.James3 Chilton, born before 1563, Canterbury, Kent Co., England; married Susannah Furner before 1587; died in Cape Cod Harbor, 18 Dec 1620.
4. James  Chilton (Lyonell , Richard ) was born before 1563 in Canterbury, Kent Co., England. He married, Susannah Furner his step-sister, and the daughter of Isabell Furner before 1587. James was a tailor and freeman of Canterbury in 1583. The family moved to neighboring Sandwich in Kent County about 1600. About 1608 he and his wife moved to Leyden, Holland to escape persecution in England and were both passengers on the Mayflower that arrived at New England in 1621. James died aboard the Mayflower while in Cape Cod Harbor on 18 Dec 1620. His wife Susannah died the following spring during the "great sickness" leaving their daughter orphaned. 3
Children born to James and Susannah (Furner) Chilton:
Isabell Chilton, born 8 Jun 1589, St. Paul's Parish, Canterbury,
England; married Roger Chandler at Leyden, Holland 21 Jul 1615. She is the "Isabella Tgrilton" in Leyden records.
ii.Jane Chilton, born 8 Jun 1589, St. Paul's Parish, Canterbury,
Mary Chilton, born before 23 Nov 1593; died 23 Nov 1593 St.
Martin's, Canterbury, England.
Joel Chilton, born before 2 Nov 1593; died 2 Nov 1593, St.
Martin's, Canterbury, England.
Elizabeth Chilton, christened 14 Jul 1594, St. Martin's, Canterbury,
James Chilton, christened 22 Aug 1596, St. Martin's, Canterbury,
England; died young.
Ingle Chilton, christened 29 Apr 1599, St. Paul's, Canterbury,
Christian Chilton, christened 26 Jul 1601, St. Peter's, Sandwich,
James Chilton, christened 11 Sep 1603, St. Peter's, Sandwich,
Mary  Chilton, christened 30 May 1607, St. Peter's, Sandwich,
England; married John Winslow 12 Oct 1624, Plymouth, Mass.;
died before 1 May 1679.
17. Mary  Chilton (James , Lyonell , Richard ), was christened on 30 May 1607, at St. Peter's in Sandwich, England. She was a passenger on the Mayflower, along with her parents. Tradition claims she was the first to step foot on Plymouth rock. Orphaned in the New World the first spring and was raised in the John Alden and Miles Standish households. She married John Winslow, the son of Edward and Magdalene (Ollyver) Winslow, on 12 October, 1624. Mary was the only passenger of the Mayflower to later settle in Boston. John Winslow died on 21 May 1674, in Boston. Mary died in Boston and her will was proved 1 May 1679, in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. 4
1. Society of Mayflower Descendants, Mayflower Families Vol 2, 2:3.1. General Society of Mayflower Descendants,
Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Vol 2, 2:3.1,(Plymouth: 1978). It is believed that in Sandwich, England
James and Susannah Chilton joined the Separatist movement. It was there that they probably met Moses Fletcher who
later went to Leyden, Holland along with others from that community. Society of Mayflower Descendants, Mayflower
Families Vol 2, 2:3.
3. Savage, Dictionary of First Settlers , 1:379; Society of Mayflower Descendants, Mayflower Families Vol 2, 2:3-4;
Haxtun, Signers of the Mayflower Compact, 72; Hills, History of the Mayflower Planters, 101; Banks, English Ancestry
of Pilgrim Fathers, 45.
4. Savage, Dictionary of First Settlers, 4:601;1:379; Winsor, MHB, 2:551; Banks, English Ancestry of Pilgrim Fathers.