Leslie Mahler, FASG, wrote a short article on a clue to the English origins of Mayflower passenger Isaac Allerton at Mayflower Quarterly 75:54-56. The gist of the article is an entry in guild records that show an Isaac Allerton, son of Bartholomew Allerton of Ipswich, Suffolk, being apprenticed as a tailor in 1607. This is deemed a clue. We know that the Mayflower passenger was called a tailor in Leiden records in 1615, and he named his eldest son Bartholomew, so why is this just a clue? Isaac Allerton deposed on 26 September 1639 as being aged about 53, hence born ca. 1586. If so, he would have been apprenticed at age 21--far too late for the custom of the time.