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Alice (Unknown) Mullins (abt. 1575 - aft. 1621)

Alice [uncertain] Mullins [uncertain] formerly [surname unknown]
Born about in Englandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died after in Plymouthmap
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Alice was a Pilgrim on the Mayflower and was wife of colonist William Mullins and mother of colonist Priscilla Mullins.

This is Alice, the wife of William Mullins. Alice was born towards the end of the 1500's. Alice married William Mullins, date and place of marriage are uncertain, between 1595 and 1600 (estimated) in the area of Dorking, Surrey, England She was probably the mother of all his children: William, Sarah Mullins Bluden, Joseph, and Priscilla Mullins Alden. She died during the winter of 1621 in the general sickness on the Mayflower. There is a memorial for her at Coles Hill Burial Ground, Plymouth, Plymouth County Massachusetts, USA. Note: A photo of the memorial may be found at findagrave as cited in the sources.

Williams Mullins' will was made on or about April 1, 1621. His wife Alice is mentioned in the will, so it may be assumed that she was still living at that time.[1]

Although it is possible that Alice is the mother of William's children, this has not been confirmed by any documentation.[2] The General Society of Mayflower Descendants states that Alice has no known descendants and as such it is not possible to join the Society under her name. [3]

Her maiden name is unknown.[4] Some WikiTree contributers believe that it was Atwood. No reliable sources have been cited to support the Atwood surname. Other very reliable sources claim that this surname is based on an error.[5]

Research Note

See Undiscovered Mayflower lineages "Alice (____) Mullins" American Ancestors Magazine. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010.)

Mayflower, First Sickness and Cole's Hill Burial Ground


  1. New evidence by Caleb H. Johnson, in "The Mayflower Quarterly", vol. 78, no. 1 (March 2012) published an article titled "Investigating the Origins of Alice Mullins" which provides some very interesting background material and hypotheses about her identity.
  4. See Source: Mayflower Families and Source: The Pilgrim Migration
  5. See Source: Mayflower Families through Five Generations pp. 16-17.
  • Source: Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littleford and Williams, Alicia Crane, Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Vol 16 Part 1 of 3, John Alden, Boston, Mass.: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2002.
  • Source: Robert Charles Anderson, The Pilgrim Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth Colony 1620-1633, Boston, New England Historic Genealogical Society 2004 (A sketch biography can be found on line at Pilgrim Village, which should be free)
  • Source: Johnson, Caleb, "Mayflower Passenger William Mullins", The American Genealogist, Vol. 79, p 161-169, July, 2004
  • Families of the Pilgrims by Hubert Kinney Shaw Boston, Mass. Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants,1955
  • The New England ancestry of Dana Converse Backus by Mary E. N. Backus of Salem, Mass. Unknown publication date.
  • Source: Title: Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Author: Gale Research Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc, 2010.Original data - Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2010. Repository Name:, Address:
  • Source: Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Repository Name:, Address:
  • Source: Title: Millennium File, Author: Heritage Consulting Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2003. Original data - Heritage Consulting. The Millennium File. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Heritage Consulting. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Repository Name:, Address:
  • Source: Title: Personal E-Mail (Richard D. Souther) Publication: 21 generations from Alvin Pratt & Eliza Ann Souther Note: Media: Internet
  • Source: Title: Ancestral File (R) Abbreviation: Ancestral File (R) Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Publication: Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998. Repository: Name: Family History Library Address: 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA
  • Source: Author: J Nesbitt, Title:, GEDCOM file imported on 28 Sep 1998. (
  • Source: S139 Author: Arthur Spitzenberger, Title: Family Tree, Spitzenberger Repository: #R139 NOTESource Medium: Internet CONT
  • Repository: R139 Name: HR-1158-RSS Address: E-Mail Address: Phone Number:
  • Source: S2274 Author: Yates Publishing Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Publication: Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004; Repository: #R2227
  • Repository: R2227 Name: HR-1005-BGR Address: E-Mail Address: Phone Number:
  • Source: S2282 Author: Title: Public Member Trees Publication: Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006; Repository: #R2227
  • Source: S251 Author: Edward A Cooper, Title: Family Tree, Cape Cod Genealogy Repository: #R251 NOTESource Medium: Internet CONT
  • Repository: R251 Name: HR-1256-FTR Address: E-Mail Address: Phone Number:
  • Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation (Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856) p. 448 "Mr William Mullines, and his wife, and 2. children, Joseph & Priscila; and a servant, Robart Carter." p. 452 "15 [persons] Mr Molines, and his wife, his sone, and his servant, dyed the first winter. Only his dougter Priscila survied, and maried with John Alden, who are both living, and have 11. children. And their eldest daughter is maried, & hath five children."
  • Bradford, William, 1590-1657. Of Plimoth Plantation: manuscript, 1630-1650. State Library of Massachusetts "List of Mayflower Passengers." In Bradford's Hand.


  • Thanks to Jamie Swindells for starting the profile on 14 April 2010.

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811 Uncleaned profile after merge
579 FindAGrave - Missing birth location
In response to Janet, other sources, including the Mayflower Society do not agree with this identification of Mrs. William Mullins. The Atwood name was found to be an error.
posted by Becky (Nally) Syphers
I believe she was Mary Alice Atwood, daughter of Nicholas Atwood and Olive Harman.

Birth 1 JAN 1573 • Field, London, England Death 15 MAR 1621 • Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts USA Source: "JLD1952 We Are All Connected Tree" created by Janet Lynn Dusten @

posted by Janet (Dusten) Segler
Unknown-259877 and Unknown-210447 appear to represent the same person because: Both are shown as wife of Mullins-5, birth and death dates similar +/-. Unknown-210447 has little data entered.
posted by Terry Welshans
Unknown-259877 and Unknown-295763 appear to represent the same person because: merge to prune the tree
posted by Daniel Postellon
Hi Becky; we're looking for an unattached Alice Unknown for merging purposes. See

This profile appears to be a candidate. Is she available?

posted by Jillaine Smith
Unknown-259877 and Atwood-581 appear to represent the same person because: These are the same person: Alice Poretier Atwood, b. 01 Jan 1574, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, City of London, Greater London, England; d. 15 Mar 1621, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, US; m. William Mullins, Abt. 1590, Leiden, Zuid-Holland Province, Netherlands.
posted by Jane (Harriss) Naus
If her maiden name is unknown, why are we keeping it Atwood and connected to these parents?
posted by Jillaine Smith
Atwood-7 and Atwood-912 appear to represent the same person because: while dates are slightly different, these are the same person
posted by Robin Lee

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