Greetings! The Society of Mayflower Descendants in Delaware welcomes you to its website. We are one of fifty-two societies in the United States and Canada formed under the auspices of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants which was founded at Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1897. Our membership consists of individuals who have proven their descent from one or more of the passengers who sailed from Holland and England to New England in the fall of 1620 aboard the ship Mayflower, and established an English colony there at a place they named Plymouth, located in what is now Massachusetts. Thirty-seven men and fourteen women of the original 102 passengers aboard the Mayflower have descendants, and genealogists estimate that today, almost four hundred years later, there are over twenty million living persons who descend from those twenty nine Pilgrims.



Sunday, May 19, 2019, 3:00pm
Quaker Meeting House
4th and West Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Our 2019 Spring Reception is almost here! Our venue is the Quaker Meeting House, a location rich in character and Wilmington history. Mrs. Mary Starkweather-White, our host, will guide us through the stories of the house and grounds, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. Enjoy home-made desserts and light refreshments while you learn about this special place with a history dating back to the 1700s. Until then, see our latest Spring Lynes which details some of the history of the Quaker Meeting House in an article on the second page.


Meet Mr. John Sweeney

Former News Journal editor, John Dickinson scholar, and Delaware author Mr. John Sweeney will be with us to share insights of John Dickinson’s remarkable life and contributions to the cause of liberty. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about Dickinson, arguably Delaware’s most important founding father.

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Anyone wanting a program on the Mayflower or the Pilgrims, may contact David Bradford at

The Delaware Society has two members that go to schools or groups.  They dress in Pilgrim attire and bring to life the incredible journey of our forefathers.


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