How many people died on the Mayflower?


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Out of the original group of 102 passengers and approximately 30 crew members on the Mayflower, five died on the ship. Another 44 died before reaching Plymouth.

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William Butten died on Nov. 6, 1620, and is recorded as the only fatality during the voyage from England. He was a young indentured servant to Samuel Fuller.

Four people died on the Mayflower while it was anchored off of Cape Cod. Edward Thompson, a servant of William White, died on Dec. 4, 1620. Jasper More, a 7-year-old boy who was a servant of John Carver, died on Dec. 6, 1620. Dorothy Bradford, the 23-year-old wife of William Bradford, technically did not die on the Mayflower itself; she fell off and drowned on Dec. 7, 1620. James Chilton died at the age of 64 on Dec. 8, 1620.

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