George Joseph Alden (c.1573 - c.1620) MP

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Nicknames: "George /Alden/"
Birthplace: Southampton, Hampshire, England
Death: Died in Southampton, Hampshire, England
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About George Joseph Alden

Charles Edward Banks, in his book The English Ancestry and Homes of the Pilgrim Fathers, 1929, puts forward a theory that John is the son of George ALDEN and Jane (---) and grandson of Richard and Avys ALDEN of Southampton, England. Since BRADFORD says John ALDEN was hired in Southampton, this would be a logical place to start looking for ALDENS. No other supporting evidence has been found, and it has been noted by many researchers that the names George, Richard, and Avys do not occur anywhere in John ALDEN's family. Naming children after parents and grandparents was an extremely common practice in the seventeenth century, and the absence of such a name is nearly enough evidence to disprove this theory.

The currently popular theory is that John ALDEN came from Harwich, Essex, England. There was a sea-faring ALDEN family living there, who were related by marriage to Christopher JONES, captain of the Mayflower. It has been suggested John ALDEN may be the son of John ALDEN and Elizabeth DAYE, but this is not fully proven either.

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PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MERGE THIS PROFILE WITH ANY OTHER!!! -------------------- John Alden appears to have originated from an Alden family residing in Harwich, Essex, England, that was related by marriage to the Mayflower's master Christopher Jones. He was about 21 years old when he was hired to be the cooper, or barrel-maker, for the Mayflower's voyage to America. He was given the option to stay in America, or return to England; he decided to stay.

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George Joseph Alden's Timeline

1573
1573
Southampton, Hampshire, England
1595
1595
Age 22
Bocking, Essex, , England
1598
January 1598
Age 25
Southampton,,Hampshire,England
July 6, 1598
Age 25
Southampton, Hampshire, , England
1600
1600
Age 27
Southampton, Hampshire, , England
1601
1601
Age 28
Southampton, UK
1615
February 24, 1615
Age 42
Lichfield, Staffordshire, , England
1615
Age 42
Lichfield, Staffordshire, , England
1620
July 1620
Age 47
Southampton, Hampshire, England
1655
February 24, 1655
Age 47
Lichfield, Staffordshire, , England