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.
Please join us for our 2018 Spring Reception
This year’s event will be held on May 20, 2018 at 3pm at the Hale-Byrnes House, located at 606 Stanton-Christiana Road in Newark, Delaware.
Built in 1750 the Hale-Byrnes House gained its historic stature after the Battle of Cooch’s Bridge, the only Revolutionary War battle on Delaware soil. After the battle, General George Washington met with his council at the house on September 6, 1777.
Junior members and young friends are invited to learn to play games typical in Pilgrim families. Ideal ages are 4 -12 years.
Directions: The Hale-Byrnes House is off Exit 4B of I-95. Take Route 7 North and turn right immediately after the Morgan- Christiana Bank Center.