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Capt John Alden Sr was born 16 May 1622 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts to John Alden (c1599-1687) and Priscilla Mullins (1602-1680) and died 14 March 1701 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Phillips (1622-1695) 1 April 1659 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, the Kingdom of England.


Captain John Alden JR (1622-1701)

Plymouth Colony Settler / Sailor

Vital Stats

Biography

John Alden, Jr. was the son of John Alden, Sr. and Priscilla Alden (née Mullins), who settled in Plymouth Colony (present-day Plymouth, Massachusetts) in 1620, arriving on the Pilgrim ship Mayflower. He was born in Plymouth in about 1626 or 1627. He and his older sister Elizabeth are listed in the records of the division of cattle among the residents of Plymouth, which occurred on June 1, 1627 [O.S. May 22, 1627].[2]

He was a sea captain, a merchant in Boston, and a charter member of Rev. Samuel Willard's Old South Meeting House and Third Church in Boston, and held a military command during King William's War and was involved in the Naval battle off St. John (1691).

He was a sea-captain, a merchant in Boston, and a charter member of Rev. Samuel Willard's Third Church in Boston. His tombstone is preserved at the portico there after having been discovered during excavations where it had been dumped after the removal of the graves.

1629 Alden House in Duxbury

John Alden House in Duxbury, Massachusetts

John Alden House in Duxbury MA. Built in 1653, replacing the first house he built in 1629.

By 1629, John Alden, Sr. and his family had moved to Duxbury, Massachusetts where they built their first family home, only 38 feet x 10 feet big, in which he would raise a family of 10 children. He would build a much larger home in 1653, which much of the business of Plymouth Colony was transacted as he served as court clerk. Today, 1653 Alden House, which stands on Alden Street, is operated as a Alden family history museum by Alden Kindred Society.


Salem Witch Trials

In addition to the troubles at Salem he was involved in a number of scandals and controversies. However the only one to bring much modern attention occurred in Salem, Massachusetts when he stopped there on his return home from Quebec, where he had gone in February 1692 to ransom British prisoners captured in the Candlemas attack on York, Maine. He was subsequently accused of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials in May 1692. He had been inclined not to make much of the matter, but was prevailed upon by some friends and broke out of jail. He escaped to Duxbury, where he stayed with friends until, as he later said, "the public had reclaimed the use of its reason". When he returned, he was cleared by proclamation.

Gravesite

Alden, Jr. died on March 25, 1702 [O.S. March 14, 1701] in what was then the Province of Massachusetts Bay. His gravestone reads "Here lyeth ye body of John Alden Senior aged 75 years deceased March ye 14 1701∕2"[3] ("Senior" in this context indicates that he was himself father of a third John Alden). The stone is preserved at the portico of the present Old South Church in Boston after having been discovered during excavations where it had been dumped after the removal of the graves.

Marriage & Family

Children born at Duxbury, Plymouth Colony ?

  1. Mary Alden (1659-1667) - died age 8 (Alden.Org only)
  2. John Alden (1660-1663) - died age 3 (Wikipedia only)
  3. Elizabeth Alden (1662-1662) - died infant (both sources)
  4. John Alden (1663-1730) - (descendants)
  5. William Alden (1664-1664) - died infant (wikipedia only)
  6. Elizabeth Alden (1665-1739) - married 1) John Walley and 2) Simon Willard - total of 10 children
  7. William Alden (1665-1667) - died infant (wikipedia only)
  8. Zachary Alden (1667-1672) - died young (both sources)
  9. Nathaniel Alden (1668-1701) - m. Hepzipah Mountjoy (descendants)
  10. William Alden (1669-1728) - m. Mary Drury (descendants)
  11. Zachariah Alden (1672-1709) - m. Mary Viall (descendants)
  12. Sarah Alden (1675-1681) - (Alden.org only)
  13. Nathan Alden (1677-1701) - no marriage / no descendants (both sources)
  14. Sarah Alden (1681-1701) - no marriage / no descendants (both sources)



Children


Offspring of Capt John Alden Sr and Elizabeth Phillips (1622-1695)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Alden (1659-1667) 17 December 1659 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 1667 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
John Alden (1660-1663) 17 December 1659 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 1667 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Elizabeth Alden (1662-1662) 9 May 1662 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 14 July 1662 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
John Alden (1663-1730) 12 March 1663 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 1 February 1730 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Elizabeth Gwinn (1668-1719)
Susanna Winslow (1675-1746)

William Alden (1664-1664)
Elizabeth Alden (1665-1739) 9 April 1665 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 9 February 1729 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts John Walley (1662-1702)
Simon Willard (1676-1713)

William Alden (1665-1667)
Zachary Alden (1667-1672) 8 March 1667 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 1672 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Nathaniel Alden (1668-1701) 9 July 1668 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 1701 Antigua, West Indies Hepzibah Mountjoy (1673-1736)

William Alden (1669-1728) 10 September 1669 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 9 February 1729 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Mary Drury (1672-1727)

Zachariah Alden (1672-1709) 18 February 1672 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 1709 Massachusetts Mary Vial (1676-1737)

Sarah Alden (1675-1681) 5 March 1675 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 1671 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Nathan Alden (1677-1701) 17 October 1677 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 1701 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Sarah Alden (1681-1701) 27 September 1681 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 1701 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts

Siblings


Offspring of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins (1602-1680)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Alden (1622-1701) 16 May 1622 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 14 March 1701 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Elizabeth Phillips (1622-1695)

Elizabeth Alden (1625-1717) 1625 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 31 May 1717 Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island William Pabodie (1620-1707)

Joseph Alden (1627-1696) 22 May 1627 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Kingdom of England 8 February 1697 Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Kingdom of England Mary Simmons (1638-1697)

Sarah Alden (1627-1674) 1627 Plymouth Colony, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 13 June 1688 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Alexander Standish (1627-1702)

Johnathan Alden (1633-1697) 22 May 1632 1629 Alden House, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Kingdom of England 14 February 1697 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Kingdom of England Abigail Hallett (1644-1725)

Mary Alden (1632-1688) 1638 1629 Alden House, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Kingdom of England 13 June 1688 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Kingdom of England
Ruth Alden (1643-1674) 1643 1629 Alden House, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Kingdom of England 1674 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, Kingdom of England John Bass (1630-1716)

David Alden (1645-1719) 1646 1629 Alden House, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Kingdom of England 20 May 1718 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Kingdom of Great Britain Mary Southworth (c1650-1719)

Priscilla Alden (1647-1688) 1639 1629 Alden House, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 1688 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Rebecca Alden (1649-1689) 1643 1629 Alden House, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 1688 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Thomas Delano (1642-1723)

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