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View Tree for Mary AllertonMary Allerton (b. 1616, d. November 28, 1699)

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Mary Allerton, wife of Thomas Cushman, tombstone

Mary Allerton (daughter of Isaac Allerton, Sr. and Mary Norris)425 was born 1616 in Leyden, Holland425, and died November 28, 1699 in Plymouth, MA426. She married Thomas Cushman, Sr. on Abt. 1636 in Plymouth, MA, son of Robert Cushman.

 Includes NotesNotes for Mary Allerton:
Mary Allerton was one of the passengers on the Mayflower at the age of four and she was present at the "First Thanksgiving" in Plymouth in October 1621, along with her father, Isaac Allerton, and her older brother Bartholomew and her older sister, Remember Allerton.

When she died at the age of 83, she was the last survivor of those who came on the Mayflower.

The will of Thomas Cushman, Sr. of Plymouth dated 22 Oct. 1690, sworn 16 March 1691/2 names wife Mary Cushman, sons Thomas, Issac, Elkanah and Eleazer Cushman; daughters Sarah Hoaks, and Lidia Harlow; the three grandchildren in Lin (Lynn), the children of daughter Mary Hutchinson, deceased.

Descendants from Isaac Allerton, through Mary Allerton & Thomas Cushman, through Eleazar Cushman and Elizabeth Coombs are also descended from Mayflower pilgrim Degory Priest.

The following biographical summary was from

Biographical Summary

Mary Allerton was born about 1616 in Leiden, Holland, to parents Isaac and Mary (Norris) Allerton. She came to Plymouth on the Mayflower in 1620, at about the age of four. Around 1636, she married Thomas Cushman. Thomas had come to Plymouth at the age of 13 on the ship Fortune in 1621 with father Robert Cushman, a prominent member of the Pilgrims' congregation in Leiden. Thomas and Mary had a surprisingly prosperous family: seven of their eight children survived to adulthood, got married, and provided at least 50 grandchildren. Thomas and Mary both lived to very old age, having never moved from Plymouth. Thomas died in December 1691, nearly reaching 85 years in age. Mary, who gave birth to and raised eight children, lived to the age of 83. Prior to her death in November 1699, she was the last surviving Mayflower passenger.

She is buried on Old Burial Hill, Plymouth,MA. Her tombstone, which is part of a large monument to her father in law, reads as follows, on the south side of the monument:


widow of Elder Cushman, and daughter of Isaac Allerton,
Died XXVIII November, MDCXCIX, aged about XC years,
The last survivor of the first comers in the Mayflower.

East side:

Erected by
The descendants of
Robert Cushman
In memory of their Pilgrim Ancestors,

More About Mary Allerton:
Burial: Unknown, Old Burial Hill, Plymouth, MA.

More About Mary Allerton and Thomas Cushman, Sr.:
Marriage: Abt. 1636, Plymouth, MA.

Children of Mary Allerton and Thomas Cushman, Sr. are:
  1. +Sarah Cushman, b. Bet. 1639 - 1641, Plymouth, MA427, 428, d. Aft. February 10, 1706/07429.
  2. +Eleazar Cushman, b. February 20, 1656/57, Plymouth, MA430, d. Aft. November 1733, Plympton, MA431.
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