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Elinora More (bef. 1612 - abt. 1621)

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Elinora (Ellen) "Elinor" More
Born before in Shipton, Shropshire, Englandmap
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[children unknown]
Died about in Plymouthmap
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Baptized: Ellen/Elinora was baptized at Shipton, Shropshire, "24 May 1612 Ellinora Moore filia Samuelis Moore de Larden et uxoris eius bap. "The baptism of her sister Mary reveals the name of her mother Catherine.[1]

Elinora's mother had been engaged in a long term affair with Jacob Blakeway, and it was determined that he was the father of her children. After the divorce of Samuel and Catherine, Samuel had custody of the children and put them into the care of John Carver and Robert Cushman to transport them to Virginia, maintain them for seven years and at the end of the term provide them with 50 acres of land.[2]

Sailed on the Mayflower 1620: "Mr. Edward Winslow ; Elizabeth, his wife; ... also a litle girle was put to him, caled Ellen, the sister of Richard More." "One of his servants dyed, as also the litle girle, soone after the ships arivall."[3]

Death: Prince[4] published the names of those who died in Nov and Dec 1620. Ellen's brother, Jasper, died then but she was not named so died in early 1621 [1620/21]. With many others who died that winter, her name appears on the Pilgrim Memorial Tomb, Coles Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts.


  1. Hill, Edwin A. "The English Ancestry of Richard More of the Mayflower." NYGBR Vol 36. Iss. 3. p. 214
  2. Wagner, Anthony B. The Origin of the Mayflower Children: Jasper, Richard and Ellen More. New England Historical and Genealogical Register 114: 163 Link at AmericanAncestors ($)
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston:, 1865) – p. 447, 451
  4. Prince, Thomas. A chronological history of New-England, in the form of annals, being a summary and exact account of the most material transactions and occurrences relating to this country, in the order of time wherein they happened, from the discovery of Capt. Gosnold, in 1602, to the arrival of Governor Belcher, in 1730 : with an introduction containing a brief epitome of the most considerable transactions and events abroad, from the creation ... (Boston 1826. )


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On 2 Feb 2017 at 14:36 GMT Michael Stills wrote:

Elinor appears to be a descendant of Berkeley-6 who is a Surety Baron descendant

Ellen is 26 degrees from Lizzie Griffiths, 18 degrees from Fred Rogers and 11 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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