LYONELL CHILTON (1539 – 1583) - EUROPEAN
In 1539 LYONELL CHILTON was born in St. Paul’s, Canterbury, Kent, England. LYONELL’s parents are Richard Chilton and Isabell (maiden name unknown).
LYONELL was a yeoman of a considerable amount of property and resided at St. Paul’s Parish, Canterbury, Kent, England.
1560 (about): MARRIAGE OF LYONELL AND EDITH
About 1560 LYONELL (age 21) married his first wife possibly Edith (Graunt) (maiden name unknown) – probably in St. Paul’s, Canterbury, Kent, England. LYONELL and Edith had at least five children:
1580 (before): DEATH OF EDITH
Before 20 September 1580 Edith died.
1580: MARRIAGE OF LYONELL AND ISABELL FURNER
On 20 September 1580 LYONELL married Isabell Furner in Canterbury, Kent, England.
1582/1583: DEATH OF LYONELL
On 15 February 1582/1583 LYONELL (age 43/44) died in Canterbury, Kent, England – probably St. Paul’s.
Notes On Lyonell Chilton
Information is based on the following sources:
Lyonell and Isabell Furner did not have any children of their own together; however, Lyonell’s son James and Isabell’s daughter Susannah married one another They would have been step brother sister.back to top
JAMES CHILTON (c. 1564 – 1620) - IMMIGRANT
About 1564 JAMES CHILTON was born in St. Paul’s, Canterbury, Kent, England. JAMES’ parents are Lloynell Chilton and Isabell Furner.
1583: TAILOR AND FREEMAN
In 1583 JAMES was a tailor and freeman of Canterbury, Kent, England.
1586 (about): MARRIAGE OF JAMES AND SUSANNA FURNER
About 1586 JAMES (age 22) married Susanna (Mayflower) Furner in Canterbury, Kent, England. Susanna was JAMES’ step-sister – the daughter of Isabell Furner, his step-mother. JAMES and Susanna had at least ten children:
About 1600 the family moved to neighboring Sandwich in Kent County, England.
1608 (about): ESCAPE RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION TO HOLLAND
About 1608 JAMES with his wife and children moved to Leyden, Holland to escape religious persecution in England.
The excommunication of Mrs. Chilton is the first known record of a female Pilgrim having been excommunicated, or otherwise punished by the Church.
“I the parson there doe present Thomas Bartlet _______ the wife of James Chilton, Danyell Hooke and Mosses Flecher all of our said parish for pryvatly burying a childe of Andrewe Sharpe of St. Maries parish who is strongly suspected not to dye an ordinary death the which they secretly conveyed to the earth without anie notice to given to me or my clarke of anie companie of neighboures but such only as semed accessary thereunto, this they did the 25 or 24 of Aprill last past, the lawfulness of which acte some of them seem now since to dissent by calling into question the lawfulnesse of the kinges constitutions in this and other behalfes, affirming these thing to be popishly cerimonious and of no other force; for the truth of all which the premisses with much more when it shall be further erquired I the now resident incumbent there have hereunto subscribed my name this 8 May 1609.”
1619: ANTI-ARMENIAN RIOT
On 28 April 1619 JAMES and his daughter Isabella were caught in an anti-Armenian riot and JAMES was hit in the head with a brick requiring the services of the town surgeon, Jacob Hey.
1620: IMMIGRATION TO AMERICA
In 1620 JAMES came aboard the Mayflower with his wife, and daughter Mary (age 13). Popular legend gives Mary the distinction of being the first female to step ashore in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
1620: DEATH OF JAMES
On 8 December 1620 JAMES (age 56) died aboard the Mayflower while in Cape Cod Harbor, Barnstable, Massachusetts. JAMES was the oldest Mayflower passenger, and one of the first to die after reaching the New World.
Notes On James Chilton
Information is based on the following sources:
James Chilton: http://members.aol.com/cabebj/chilton.html website states that the wife of James Chilton has been disproven to be Susanna Furner due to a Baptism Record; however, belief to the contrary that Susanna Furner is indeed the wife of James Chilton is based according to two websites LDS FamilySearch and Chilton Family. SEE FAMILY HISTORY SOURCE INDEX.
Lyonell and Isabell Furner did not have any children of their own together; however, Lyonell’s son James and Isabell’s daughter Susannah married one another They would have been step brother sister.
ISABELLA CHILTON (1587 – 1665) - IMMIGRANT
On 15 January 1587 ISABELLA CHILTON was born in Canterbury, Kent, England. ISABELLA’s parents are James Chilton and Susanna Furner.
1615: MARRIAGE OF ISABELLA AND ROGER CHANDLER
On 21 July 1615 ISABELLA (age 28) married Roger Chandler in Leyden, Zuid-Holland (South Holland), Netherlands. ISABELLA and Roger had at least four children:
1632: IMMIGRATION TO AMERICA
By 1632 ISABELLA had immigrated to America with her husband Roger chandler. ISABELLA’s parents, James and Susanna, and her sister, Mary, sailed to America on the Mayflower.
PEQUOT WAR 1637
1665: DEATH OF ISABELLA
In 1665 ISABELLA (age 78) died in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
Notes On Isabella Chilton
Information is based on the following information:
Some Rootsweb.com sources indicate eleven children; however, names are duplicated and birth dates and places don’t follow. For example: Mary b. 1618 in Massachusetts, Samuel b. 1622 in Holland and Roger b. 1635/36 in England, when they were supposed to have immigrated to America by 1632.back to top