Joan (Hurst) (Rogers) Tilley


BAPTISM:  13 March 1567/8 at Henlow, co. Bedford, England, daughter of William and Rose Hurst.
FIRST MARRIAGE:  Thomas Rogers, on 18 June 1593 at Henlow, co. Bedford, England.  (No relation to Thomas Rogers the Mayflower passenger of the same name).
SECOND MARRIAGE:  John Tilley, on 20 September 1596 at Henlow, co. Bedford, England.
CHILDREN (by Thomas):  Joan.
CHILDREN (by John): Rose (died young), John, Rose, Robert, and Elizabeth.
DEATH: Sometime the first winter at Plymouth.


Joan Hurst was born in 1567/8 in Henlow, Bedford, England, the daughter of William and Rose Hurst.  She married first to Thomas Rogers in 1593 (not related to the Mayflower passenger Thomas Rogers).  With her husband Thomas, she had a daughter Joan, baptized on 26 May 1594 in Henlow.  Attempts to determine what happened to Joan have so far been unsuccessful.  She may have died young.  When her first husband Thomas died, likely around 1594 or 1595, she remarried to John Tilly. 

John and Joan (Hurst)(Rogers) Tilley came on the Mayflower in 1620, bringing with them daughter Elizabeth.  Joan, along with her husband, died the first winter at Plymouth, orphaning their 13-year old daughter Elizabeth in the New World.  Elizabeth would later marry to Mayflower passenger John Howland.