Thomas Tinkner, his wife, and son

Very little is known about the Tinker family.  In fact, the name of Thomas Tinker's wife and son are not even known.  William Bradford, in his Mayflower passenger list, simply noted that "Thomas Tinker and his wife and son all died in the first sickness."  Thomas Tinker and his family were members of the Leiden church congregation, and he was granted citizenship there on 6 January 1617.  His occupation is given in the citizenship record as a wood sawyer.

In 1929, Charles E. Banks in his book, The English Ancestry and Homes of the Pilgrim Fathers, suggested that perhaps Thomas Tinker was the carpenter from Neatishead, co. Norfolk, who married Jane White at Thurne, co. Norfolk, on 25 June 1609.  

My research indicates this Thomas and Jane Tinker subsequently moved to the neighboring parish of Potter Heigham, Norfolk, where they baptized a son Richard on 22 March 1609/10.  Quite possibly this Thomas, wife Jane, and son Richard, are the Mayflower passengers.