Mary Allerton Cushman (c. 1616 – 28 November 1699) was a settler of Plymouth Colony in what is now Massachusetts. She was the last surviving passenger of the Mayflower.[1] She arrived at Plymouth on the Mayflower when she was about four years old and lived there the rest of her life; she died aged 83.

Mary Allerton Cushman
BornJune 1616
Died28 November 1699(1699-11-28) (aged 82–83)
Thomas Cushman (m. 1636)
ChildrenThomas, Mary, Sarah, Isaac, Elkanah, Fear, Eleazar, and Lydia
Mary Allerton Cushman's grave on Burial Hill

Mary Allerton was born about 1616 in Leiden, The Netherlands to parents Isaac and Mary Norris Allerton. According to some sources, she was baptised in June 1616.[2] She came to Plymouth on the Mayflower in 1620, at about the age of four. Around 1636, she married Thomas Cushman, who had come to Plymouth in 1621 at the age of thirteen on the ship Fortune with father Robert Cushman, a prominent member of the Pilgrims' congregation in Leiden. Thomas and Mary had a prosperous family. Seven of their eight children survived to adulthood, got married, and provided at least 50 grandchildren. Thomas and Mary both lived to an old age, never moving from Plymouth. Thomas died in December 1691, reaching nearly 85 years in age. Mary, who gave birth to and raised eight children, lived to the age of 83. Prior to her death in November 1699, she was the last surviving Mayflower passenger. She was buried on Burial Hill in Plymouth.[3]


  1. ^ "Mayflower History". Archived from the original on 2010-05-12.
  2. ^ Her birthyear is disputed, about 1616 or 1617. Some sources claim she was baptized in June 1616 in Leiden; the authenticity of this claim has not been verified.
  3. ^ Mary Allerton at Find a Grave