Mary Norris Allerton was born circa 1589 in Berkshire, England to Edward Norris (1579-1659) and Elizabeth Pierpoint (1568-1621) and died 25 February 1621 Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. She married Isaac Allerton (1586-1658) 4 November 1611 in Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands.


Mary Norris Allerton was a Mayflower passenger and Wife of Isaac Allerton (1586-1658), the 5th signer of the "Mayflower Compact". She died in the first winter at Plymouth Colony.

She traveled to the Colonies with her husband and 3 children Barhlomew, Remember and Mary Allerton Cushman, who became the wife of Elder Thomas Cushman.

Scrooby Separatists


Scrooby Separatists were a mixed congregation of early English Protestants / non-conformists founding living in the border region of of South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. They were called "Separatists" because of their rebellion against the religious authority of the Church of England, the official state religion. In 1607/8 the Congregation emigrated to Netherlands in search of the freedom to worship as they chose. Shortly after that they were the basis of the group to sail in the Mayflower to the New World.


She was the first person to give birth in the Plymouth Colonies (a stillborn born upon the Mayflower as it was docked in the harbor).

It is said that in the painting by Henry Sargent (1770-1885) entitled "Landing of the Pilgrims", Mary Norris Allerton is represented as having a fine face, rather beautiful, and as being of a "meek and quiet spirit". The painting was painted in 1818-1822 and is on permanent display at Pilgrim Hall Museum; Plymouth, MA.


Offspring of Isaac Allerton (1586-1658) and Mary Norris Allerton
Name Birth Death Joined with
Bartholomew Allerton (1612-1658) 1612 Reusel-de Mierden, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands 15 February 1658 Bramfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom Margaret Fairfax (1612-)
Sarah Fairfax (1616-)
Remember Allerton (1614-1656) 1614 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands 12 September 1655 Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States Moses Maverick (1611-1686)
Mary Allerton (1616-1699) June 1616 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands 28 November 1699 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States Thomas Cushman (1608-1691)
Child Allerton (1620-1620) 1620 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands 1620 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Stillborn Allerton (1620-1620) 22 December 1620 Plymouth Harbor onboard Mayflower, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 22 December 1620 Plymouth Harbor onboard Mayflower, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts



Vital Records

Cole's Hill Memorial


A large monument was erected in 1921 on Cole's Hill in Plymouth, Massachusetts to honor the many pilgrims who came to Plymouth Colony in the Mayflower but died during the first terrible winter and were buried here. This person is one of those person's listed thereon.

Scene of the secret night burials of those who died during the settlement's first bitter winter. Corn was planted over their unmarked graves so that the Native Americans should not know how many had perished. Mary Norris Allerton is the 2nd inscription on the monument.

Pilgrim Monument

National Monument to the Forefathers, commemorates the Mayflower Pilgrims, (including this person) who came to Plymouth Colony in 1620 on the Mayflower. Dedicated on August 1, 1889, it is thought to be the world's largest solid granite monument. Located on an 11 acre hilltop site on Allerton Street in Plymouth, Massachusetts.



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