1. Robert Tilley was born about 1545 and was buried 21 February 1612/3 at Henlow, Bedfordshire, England. He married before 1570, Elizabeth Ellborne who was buried at Henlow on 27 March 1614. They were the parents of:
2. John Tilley was baptized 19 December 1571 at Henlow, Bedfordshire, England and died about 1621 at Plymouth, Massachusetts. He married on 20 September 1596 at Henlow Joan Hurst baptized 13 March 1568 at Henlow, died about 1621 Plymouth Massachusetts, daughter of William and Rose (Marshe) Hurst. John and Joan were passengers on the Mayflower in 1620 and died during the first winter at Plymouth. They were the parents of Rose, John, Rose, Robert, and Elizabeth.
3. Elizabeth Tilley was baptized 30 August 1607 at Henlow, Bedfordshire, England and died 21 December 1687 at Swansea, Massachusetts. She married on 25 March 1623 at Plymouth, John Howland, born about 1592 at Fen Stanton, England and died 23 February 1673 at Kingston, Massachusetts, son of Henry and Margaret (---) Howland. Elizabeth accompanied her parents on the Mayflower. She married a fellow passenger. They had ten children: Desire, John, Hope, Elizabeth, Lydia, Hannah, Joseph, Jabez, Ruth, and Isaac.
Mayflower Increasings by Susan E. Roser (2nd edition, Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore, 1995).
Ancestral Lines by Carl Boyer, 3rd (Santa Clarita, CA, 1998, 3rd ed.).
“A Fresh Look at the Parentage of Joan (Hurst) (Rogers) Tilley; with her mother’s identity and Family of Origin” by Eugene Cole Zubrinsky The American Genealogist 85 (2011):1-8.
John Howland of the Mayflower: Volume 1; Descendants of Desire Howland Gorham by Elizabeth Pearson White (Picton Press, Camden, ME, 1990).