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 2, Summer 2021

Editor’s Introduction

The Children of George and Phebe (Stephens) Ellis of Plymouth, Massachusetts: A Henry Samson, John Howland, and Richard Warren Line

Deborah Wentworth Lansing

Finding Hannah Richmond, Second Wife of Thomas Hathaway: Continuation of a Thomas Rogers Line and the Westward Removal of a Hathaway Family to the Berkshires

Ryan James Corker

John and Phebe (Leonard) Wade of Granville, Nova Scotia: Descendants of James Chilton and Richard More

John Bradley Arthaud and Christopher Challender Child

Doty-Doten Data

Barbara Lambert Merrick

Notable Mayflower Descendants: Mitt Romney

Christopher Challender Child

Two Edmund Howeses of Yarmouth Who Both Marry an Abigail

Margaret Bobertz

Eastham and Truro [Mass.] Town Records, 1671–1783 (continued from Vol. 69 [2021]: 101)

Peter Burgess

The Mother of Content Howes/Hawes, Wife of Peter Branch [Jr.] of Preston, Connecticut: A John Howland Line

Marian Bowers Natale

Ancestry and History of Philip Delano, Born Philippe de Lannoy: An Updated Review of Publications

George English

Asa Nye Bodfish and Elizabeth Armington Nye: Seven Lines of Descent from John and Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland

Marian Bowers Natale

Index of Persons in Volume 69

Phebe Harlow, Wife of Edward Stephens of Plympton, Massachusetts: A Double Richard Warren Line

Deborah Wentworth Lansing