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Joan Hurst and extended family are part of the Pilgrim Fathers

The extended family of Joan (Hurst) (Rogers) Tilley cross the Atlantic and set up a new colony.

I have not yet established a direct family tie to Joan Hurst but is part of the One Name Study of the HURST surname and it's derivatives.

Joan's details can be found here. Joan Hurst as a name cannot be seen in the list of passengers who travelled to the New World on the Mayflower in 1620.

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Henry Samson

Henry Samson

BAPTISM: 15 January 1603/4 at Henlow, co. Bedford, England, son of James and Martha (Cooper) Samson.
MARRIAGE: Ann Plummer, 6 February 1635/6 at Plymouth.
CHILDREN: Elizabeth, Hannah, daughter (name unknown), John, Mary, Dorcas, James, Stephen, and Caleb.
DEATH: 24 December 1684 at Duxbury.
yDNA HAPLOGROUP: I-M223

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Humility Cooper

Humility Cooper

BIRTH: About 1619, probably in Leiden, Holland, the daughter of Robert Cooper.
BAPTISM: 17 March 1638/9 at Holy Trinity, London, at the age of 19.
MARRIAGE: Did not marry.
DEATH: Sometime between 1639 (her baptism) and 1651 (when Bradford writes that she had died in England).

Humility Cooper was the daughter of Robert Cooper, who was originally from Henlow, co. Bedford, England. She was born about 1619 (based on her age at baptism), and came on the Mayflower in the custody of her uncle and aunt, Edward and Agnes (Cooper) Tilley. This probably suggests her mother had died (perhaps a childbirth complication) and so her father Robert may have then turned his young daughter over to his sister Agnes for care. Unfortunately, both Edward and Agnes Tilley died the first winter at Plymouth, and Humility was sent back to England or Holland, after 1627 when she was enumerated in the Division of Cattle at Plymouth in the William Brewster household. By 1638, at the age of 19, she was living in the parish of Holy Trinity, London, and was baptized there, as an adult, on 17 March 1638/9. No further record of her has been found, outside of the fact that William Bradford, writing in 1651, indicates she had died.

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Edward Tilley

Edward Tilley

BAPTISM: 27 May 1588 at Henlow, co. Bedford, England, son of Robert and Elizabeth Tilley.
MARRIAGE: Agnes Cooper, 20 June 1614 at Henlow, co. Bedford, England, daughter of Edmund and Mary (Wyne) Cooper.
CHILDREN: None recorded.
DEATH: Sometime the first winter at Plymouth, probably between January and March 1621.

Edward Tilley was born in 1588 in Henlow, co. Bedford, England, the son of Robert and Elizabeth Tilley. He married Agnes Cooper on 20 June 1614 in Henlow. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Leiden, Holland, where he is recorded in a notary record dated 25 April 1618. They came on the Mayflower along with their niece and nephew Humility Cooper and Henry Samson. Edward signed the "Mayflower Compact" and participated in the early explorations on Cape Cod where he was once appointed to provide "advice and council" to Myles Standish. By the time of the third exploration at Cape Cod, Edward Tilley had developed a cold. He would later die the first winter at Plymouth.

 

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Agnes (Cooper) Tilley

Agnes (Cooper) Tilley

Agnes Cooper was baptized on 7 November 1585 at Henlow, co. Bedford, England, the daughter of Edmund and Mary (Wyne) Cooper. On 20 June 1614, she married Edward Tilley. They moved to Leiden, Holland by 1618, and came on the Mayflower to Plymouth in 1620 with Henry Samson and Humility Cooper. Agnes' sister Martha was the mother of Henry Samson, and her brother Robert was the father of Humility Cooper. Some of the lines of Agnes' ancestry have been traced as far back as Wido de Reinbudcourt, the Doomsday Lord of Chipping Warden and Burton, co. Northampton, who lived in the 11th century, but no royal line has yet been found. Agnes died sometime the first winter at Plymouth, between January and March 1621. She and Edward had no known children.

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John Tilley

John Tilley

BAPTISM: 19 December 1571 at Henlow, co. Bedford, England, son of Robert and Elizabeth Tilley.
MARRIAGE: Joan (Hurst) Rogers, on 20 September 1596 at Henlow, co. Bedford, England, the daughter of William and Rose Hurst and widow of Thomas Rogers (no relation to Thomas Rogers, the Mayflower passenger).
CHILDREN: Rose (died young), John, Rose, Robert, and Elizabeth.
DEATH: Sometime the first winter at Plymouth, likely between January and March 1621.

Surprisingly little is known about John Tilley. He was born in 1571 at Henlow, co. Bedford, England, and his brother Edward Tilley and wife Agnes (along with their niece and nephew Humility Cooper and Henry Samson) also came on the Mayflower. Brother Edward is known to have lived in Leiden, but there is no record of John Tilley there (though it is certainly possible he was present there and just didn't get named in any record). John and Joan Tilley came on the Mayflower with their youngest child, Elizabeth, then about thirteen years old. Both John Tilley and wife Joan died the first winter at Plymouth, but their daughter Elizabeth survived and later married fellow Mayflower passenger John Howland.

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