Dorothy Unknown Eaton was born circa 1600 in Yorkshire, England and died circa 1624 Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. She married Francis Eaton (1596-1633) 1622 in Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.


Dorothy Unknown Eaton was a passenger on the Mayflower and is believed to have been the maidservant of Governor John Carver (1565-1621).

She married fellow passenger Francis Eaton (1596-1633) whose wife died in the first winter. She died a year or two after the marriage - ca. 1624. Bradford wrote of her: “married, and dyed a year or two after, here in this place.” They had no children. Burial place unknown.

Vital Records

Bradfords Passenger List

Source: History of Mayflower Plantation (1650) by William Bradford (1590-1657)

"Mr. John Carver; Katherine, his wife; Desire Minter; and 2 manservants, John Howland, Roger Wilder; William Latham, and a maid servant, and a child that was put to him, called Jasper More."

"Mr. Carver and his wife, died the first year, he in the spring, she in the summer; also his man Roger, and the little boy Jasper, died before either of them, of the common infection. Desire Minter, returned to her friend & proved not very well, and died in England. His servant boy Latham after more than 20 years stay in the country went into England; and from thence to the Bahama Islands in the West Indies; and there with some others was starved for want of food. His maid servant married, and died a year or two after here in this place. His servant John Howland married the daughter of John Tilley."


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