James Chilton

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James Chilton, son of Lyonell Chilton, was born at Canterbury, Kent, England, about 1556.1 He died at Cape Cod Harbor, Massachusetts, 18 December 1620.1

James Chilton is commonly reported to have married his step-sister, Susanna Furner, however, she was clearly baptized in November 1573, and the first child of James and his wife was baptized in January 1586. It is very unlikely that a 12 1/2 year old would be married and have a child.2


  • Isabella Chilton1 b. 15 Jan 1586/87
  • Jane Chilton1 b. 8 Jun 1589
  • Mary Chilton1 b. 1593, d. bef. 23 Nov 1593
  • Joel Chilton1 b. 1593, d. bef. 2 Nov 1593
  • Elizabeth Chilton1 b. 14 Jul 1594
  • James Chilton1 b. 22 Aug 1596
  • Ingle Chilton1 b. 29 Apr 1599
  • Christian Chilton1 b. 26 Jul 1601
  • James Chilton1 b. 11 Sep 1603
  • Mary Chilton+1 b. 31 May 1607, d. bef. 1 May 1679
This person was last edited on11 Jul 2015


  1. [S38] Robert Moody Sherman, Verle Delano Vincent, Robert S. Wakefield and Lydia Dow Finlay, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Descendants of the Pilgrims Who Landed at Plymouth, Mass. December 1620: Volume Fifteen: Family of James Chilton and Family of Richard More(Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), 1-3, further cited as Sherman, Vincent, Delano, Wakefield, and Finlay, MF 15.
  2. [S703] Michael R. Paulick, "The 1609-1610 Excommunications of Mayflower Pilgrims Mrs. Chilton and Moses Fletcher," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 153 (Oct 1999): 407-412, at 409, further cited as Paulick, "Excommunications of Mayflower Pilgrims Mrs. Chilton and Moses Fletcher."