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  • Pilgrim Village Families Sketch: Mary More

    Robert Charles Anderson

    Birth: Mary More was baptized April 16, 1616, a reputed daughter of Samuel and Katherine (More) More.

    Death: She died the winter of 1620/1.

    Ship: Mayflower, 1620

    Life in England: Ellen 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 Jacon 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: Mary and her brother, Richard, were placed in the care of William Brewster, and came to Plymouth Colony with William and Mary Brewster and their sons, Love and Wrestling. Mary died the winter of 1620/1.

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