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John Carver (abt. 1576 - 1621)

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Governor John Carver
Born about in Doncaster, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married before in Leiden, Hollandmap
Descendants descendants
Father of
Died in Plymouth, Massachusettsmap
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Carver-254 created 28 Apr 2011 | Last modified | Last edit: 17 May 2017
12:33: Andrea (Stawski) Pack proposed a merge of Carver-538 and Carver-254 with a comment. [Thank Andrea for this]
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Categories: Mayflower Passengers | Mayflower Compact signatories | Plymouth, Massachusetts | Puritan Great Migration.

The Mayflower.
John Carver was a passenger on the Mayflower.
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The Puritan Great Migration.
John Carver migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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John Carver is credited with writing the Mayflower Compact, was its first signer, and was the first governor of New Plymouth Colony. Carver was a Leiden Separatist instrumental in organizing the Pilgrim's Mayflower voyage in 1620, on which he was a passenger, and which resulted in the creation of Plymouth Colony in America.

John Carver was a deacon in Leiden about 1609 at about age 25, and is believed to have been born sometime before 1584. Leiden records of St. Pancras Church state that Carver buried a child on July 10, 1609. Sometime shortly after the death of the child, Carver's wife Mary died.

John Carver may have been the actual author of the Mayflower Compact itself, and was also its first signer. Following the Compact signing, Carver was "chosen, or rather confirmed" governor of the new political body that was his creation.


Date: 1562-1563
Place: Doncaster, Yorkshire, England

Imported only 1562 from Birth Date and marked as uncertain.

Ancestral File Number

Ancestral File Number: 3019-SQ

User ID

User ID: 323C6B3BD334674BA7C1F4D6288FA7F9563F

LDS Baptism

LDS Baptism:
Date: Completed

LDS Endowment

LDS Endowment:
Date: Completed

Data Changed

Data Changed:
Date: 15 Feb 2010
Time: 18:06

Prior to import, this record was last changed 18:06 15 Feb 2010.


  • Created through the import of Ella Lamoreaux.ged on 28 April 2011.

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On 17 May 2017 at 16:33 GMT Andrea (Stawski) Pack wrote:

Carver-538 and Carver-254 appear to represent the same person because: Clear Duplicate

On 6 Apr 2017 at 14:00 GMT Tanya Kasim wrote:

He and Katherine White Leggatt were married in Leiden, Holland.

John is 17 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 16 degrees from Cindy Lesure, 19 degrees from Bonnie Thornton and 18 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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