1620 VOYAGE TIMELINE
Mayflower left London
Mayflower arrived in Southampton
Speedwell left Delfshaven
Speedwell arrived in Southampton
Both ships left Southampton
Both ships turned back; Speedwell was leaking
Both ships arrived in Dartmouth;
Speedwell was repaired
Both ships left Dartmouth
Both ships turned back; Speedwell still leaking
Both arrived in Plymouth; Speedwell deemed "unseaworthy"
Mayflower left Plymouth for America
Sighted land at Cape Cod; turned south along coast; sailed into dangerous waters and turned back
Anchored in Cape Cod harbor
Attempted to sail across bay to Plymouth;
wind was too strong; returned to Cape Cod harbor
Sailed across bay, anchored in Plymouth harbor
"Virginia Territory" referred to all land in America claimed by England.
The Mayflower's chartered destination was not in present-day Virginia.
The Universalis Cosmographia, created by Martin Waldseemüller in 1507, is the first map of the Americas in which the name "America" is mentioned.
The pilgrims almost certainly had access to a map of "New England" published by Captain John Smith in 1616.
Plymouth was not named by the pilgrims for their site of departure in England; it was named [New] Plimouth by John Smith on his 1616 map.