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Objectives of the Mayflower Society in Pennsylvania

“To perpetuate the memory of our Mayflower Ancestors, and to preserve their records, history and all facts relating to them, their ancestors and their posterity. To maintain and defend the principle of civil and religious liberty as set forth in the Compact of the Mayflower, “For ye glorie of God, and advancement of ye Christian faith, and honor of our…Countrie.”

“To cherish and maintain the ideals and institutions of American freedom, and to oppose any theories or actions that threaten their continuity.”

“To transmit the spirit, the purity of purpose and steadfastness of will of the Pilgrim Fathers to those who shall come after us, an undiminished heritage of liberty and law.”

“To secure united effort to discover and publish original matter in regard to the Pilgrims, together with existing data known only to antiquarians, and to authenticate, preserve and mark historical spots make memorable by Pilgrim association.”

—Article II, Constitution of Society in Pennsylvania 


Membership Requirements and Mayflower Passengers

Individuals with proof of lineal descent (a “blood line”) from a passenger of the Mayflower voyage that terminated at Plymouth, New England, in December 1620 shall be eligible for membership. The names of the 51 passengers from whom descent has been proven are as shown below:

John Alden

Bartholomew Allerton

Isaac Allerton

Mary (Norris) Allerton

Mary Allerton

Remember Allerton

Elinor Billington

Francis Billington

John Billington

William Bradford

Love Brewster

Mary Brewster

William Brewster

Peter Browne

James Chilton

Mrs. James Chilton

Mary Chilton


Francis Cooke

John Cooke

Edward Doty

Francis Eaton

Samuel Eaton

Sarah Eaton

Moses Fletcher

Edward Fuller

Mrs. Edward Fuller

Samuel Fuller

Samuel Fuller

(son of Edward Fuller)

Constance Hopkins

Elizabeth (Fisher) Hopkins

Giles Hopkins

Stephen Hopkins

John Howland

Richard More

Priscilla Mullins

William Mullins

Degory Priest

Joseph Rogers

Thomas Rogers

Henry Samson

George Soule

Myles Standish

Elizabeth Tilley

John Tilley

Joan (Hurst) Tilley

Richard Warren

Peregrine White

Resolved White

Susanna White

William White

Edward Winslow