Edward Thompson

Edward Thompson came on the Mayflower in the care of the William White family.  He did not sign the Mayflower Compact, suggesting he was under the age of 18 or 21.  He died on 4 December 1620, making him the first Mayflower passenger to die after the ship had anchored off the tip of Cape Cod, and while the first explorations of the Cape were still underway.  Edward Thompson's name is far too common for there to be any hope of a conclusive identification in English records, unless he can somehow be tied to the family of William White, whose origins have also not yet been conclusively ascertained.