Birth: Jasper More was baptized August 8, 1613, a reputed son of Samuel
and Katherine (More) More.
Death: He died the winter of 1620/1.
Ship: Mayflower, 1620
Life in England: Jasper was one of four children, two sons and two
daughters, born to Katherine More. In 1616, Katherine’s husband accused his wife
of long-term adultery with Jacob Blakeway, maintaining that some, if not all, of
the children were actually Blakeway’s. After a separation and lengthy divorce
proceedings, the four children were brought to London.There they were placed
under the care of John Carver and Robert Cushman, who transported them to what
would become Plymouth Colony.
Life in New England: Jasper was placed in the care of John Carver, and
came to Plymouth Colony with John and Catherine Carver; another child in their
care, Desire Minter; a boy,William Latham; an unnamed maidservant; and two
manservants, John Howland and Roger Wilder. Jasper and Roger Wilder died in the
winter of 1620/1; the Carvers died in the summer.