Person:Robert Cushman (3)

Robert Cushman
chr.9 Feb 1577/8 Rolvenden, Kent, England
d.16 Feb 1625 London, England
m. 18 Jul 1568
  1. Robert Cushman1577/8 - 1625
  • HRobert Cushman1577/8 - 1625
  • WSarah RiderAbt 1580 - Bef 1616
m. 31 Jul 1606
  1. Thomas CushmanBEF 1606 - 1691
  2. Sarah CushmanABT 1615 - 1638
  • HRobert Cushman1577/8 - 1625
  • WMary Clark1576-1577 - 1625
m. 5 Jun 1617
Facts and Events
Name Robert Cushman
Gender Male
Christening[1] 9 Feb 1577/8 Rolvenden, Kent, England
Marriage 31 Jul 1606 Canterbury, Kent, Englandto Sarah Rider
Marriage 5 Jun 1617 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlandsto Mary Clark
Death[2][4] 16 Feb 1625 London, England
Reference Number? Q7343266?

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Robert Cushman (1577 – 1625. He was an important leader and organizer of the Mayflower voyage in 1620, serving as Chief Agent in London for the Leiden Separatist contingent from 1617 to 1620 and later for Plymouth Colony until his death in 1625 in England.

Cushman was most likely one of the first Mayflower passengers when the ship sailed from London to Southampton to meet the Speedwell coming from Leiden. The Speedwell was later forced to be abandoned.

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  1. Robert Cushman, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).

    son of Thomas and Elinor (Hubbard) Couchman [NEHGR 68:181].

  2. International Genealogical Index. (LDS Church, 1999-2005).
  3.   Robert Cushman, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  4. Great Migration has no specific date, but notes "On his return from England early in 1626 Myles Standish "brought them notice of the death of their ancient friend Mr. Cushman, whom the Lord took away also this year" [Bradford 180]."
The Fortune (1621)
The Fortune, the second ship to arrive at Plymouth, was sent by the Merchant Adventurers, the same group that financed the Mayflower. It arrived unexpectedly and without significant supplies, thus further stressing the colony. Upon return to England, the Fortune was carrying £500 of cargo to pay off the Pilgrims' debt, but it was captured by the French en route.
Sailed: 9 Aug 1621 from London, England under Master Thomas Barton
Arrived: 9 Nov 1621 at Plymouth, Massachusetts, shortly after the first Thanksgiving
Next Vessel: The Anne and the Little James (1623)

35; 17 families left descendants (Full List)
John Adams - William Bassett - Jonathan Brewster - Clement Briggs - Edward Bumpas - Robert Cushman (and son) - Stephen Deane - Phillip Delano - Ford family - Robert Hicks - William Hilton - Thomas Morton - William Palmer (and son)- Thomas Prence - Moses Simmons - John Winslow - William Wright

Resources: Primary Sources: Bradford's History of Plymouth Plantation - Mourt's Relation
Wikipedia: Arrival of the Fortune