Mayflower Descendant

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Mayflower Descendant—a journal of Pilgrim genealogy and history—is one of the most highly respected scholarly journals in the field of genealogy.

The journal is published twice per year, in winter and summer. Each issue is approximately 100 pages plus an annual every-name index in summer.

The result of an agreement with the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants (MSMD), the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) has assumed a ten-year stewardship of the venerable journal the Mayflower Descendant.

First published in 1899 by George Ernest Bowman, founder of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, which published the journal until 2014, the Mayflower Descendant has long been a highly regarded source of scholarship relating to Mayflower families and related genealogies, their origins in England, and their lives and places of residence in America, from the earliest settlements to their migrations north and westward. Under NEHGS, the Mayflower Descendant will continue to be a significant source of genealogical and historical scholarship and will maintain the Descendant’s historic standards.

Topics to be explored in forthcoming issues:

  • Further genealogical analysis of Pilgrim families in New England and their origins in England and the Netherlands.
  • Towns in Plymouth Colony, England, and the Netherlands with which Pilgrims are associated (similar to items in The Great Migration Newsletter).
  • Genealogical summaries of families in eastern Massachusetts into which Mayflower descendants married, with which they were often associated, or which bore Pilgrim surnames.
  • Mayflower families beyond the fifth generation, often in locations beyond eastern Massachusetts (the “Mayflower diaspora”).
  • Further record transcription from eastern Massachusetts or from areas into which Mayflower descendants moved.

Volume 69, Number 1, Winter 2021

Editor’s Introduction

John Wade of Massachusetts and John Wade of Nova Scotia: Are They the Same Man?

Bonnie Wade Mucia

Ancestry and History of Philip Delano, Born Philippe de Lannoy: Further Findings about the de Lannoy and Mahieu Families

George English

Notable Mayflower Descendants: Senator Tammy Duckworth

Richard Hall

The English Origins of Job, John, Daniel, and Ruth Cole

William E. Cole

Eastham and Truro [Mass.] Town Records, 1671–1783 (continued from Vol. 68 [2020]: 76)

Peter Burgess

Jane Clarke: A Strong Woman
The English Origins of William Collier’s Wife

William E. Cole

Additions and Corrections to MD 67 (2019): 138 and MD 68 (2020): 129

Review of the Family of Experience Mitchell

Barbara Lambert Merrick

Seen Elsewhere

Scott Andrew Bartley