Thomas English was born circa 1590 in England, United Kingdom and died 1621 Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes.

Research Notes

Very little is known about Mayflower passenger Thomas English, beyond his name and the fact he died sometime the first winter at Plymouth Colony, probably between January and March 1621. He was 39th of the 41 signers of the Mayflower Compact. Probably hired to master a shallop to explore local waters.

He appears to have been a member of the Leiden church congregation and is likely the man who witnessed the betrothal of Jacob McConkey to Bletgen Peters in Leiden on 31 May 1613.

Vital Records

Bradfords Passenger List

From Gov. Bradford's listing of 1620 passengers of the Mayflower:

John Allerton and Thomas Enlish were both hired, the later to goe master of a shalop here and the other was reputed as one of the company, but was to go back (being a seaman) for the help of others behind. But they both died here, before the shipe returned.

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.

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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