The Mayflower Part V

By J. W. Horrocks , published December 1922


The arguments for Jordan’s Barn, Buckinghamshire, being constructed of the “Mayflower’s” timbers rest on supposition.   The names of locals are merely similar to the owners, passengers and relatives of the Mayflower project. They are commonplace names.   Three of four owners’ names are accepted. That the fourth was Gardiner, related to the possible owner of Jordans, rests on unestablished propositions. The supposed Mayflower masts are two pillars in the old Abingdon Independent Chapel. That tradition relies on questionable testimony.   Neither the evidence of the barn itself nor that of the documents so far examined nor the combination decide the question.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Archaeology | Ocean Liners & Passenger Craft | Shipbuilding & Design

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