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John Tilley

John Tilley was born in 1571 in Henlow, Bedfordshire. He was approximately 49 years old when he sailed on the Mayflower.

John Tilley was the head of his group, 'the Tilley group'. They were members of the Leiden Congregation from Holland. He was a Separatist. He was a signer of the Mayflower Compact.

The Leiden Congregation

Group's entry in Bradford's Journal

John Tilley

Other people in this group: (Click one for more info)

The Voyage

The Mayflower Compact

John married Joan Hurst. John was the father of at least one child.

  1. Elizabeth Tilley, married John Howland

He and his wife both died soon after coming ashore at Plymouth.

The First Winter