Name

Christopher Jones

Career

Mariner

Occupation 1

Ship captain

Occupation 2

NA/New England region

Era

Europe's Reconnaissance (1351-1640)

Born

1585

Died

1624

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captain/master of the Mayflower in 1620 on its passage from Southampton, England to New England. An able seaman who had access to a 3' crossstaff for calculating latitude. Nonetheless, put the Mayflower two degrees to the north of where the patent allowed the Pilgrims to settle. Was unable to get around Cape Cod when sighting land off Truro and wintered with the Pilgrims in Plymouth.