John Alden, Jr.

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John Alden, Jr.

Also Known As: "Sailor"
Birthplace: Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
Death: Died in Boston, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
Place of Burial: Boston, Middlesex County, MA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Alden, "Mayflower" Passenger and Priscilla Mullins, "Mayflower" Passenger
Husband of Elizabeth Alden (Phillips)
Father of Mary Alden; William Alden; Elizabeth Alden; Capt John Alden; John Alden and 9 others
Brother of Elisabeth Pabodie; Joseph Alden, Sr.; Sarah Standish; Capt. Jonathan Alden; Ruth Bass and 10 others

Occupation: Sea captain, merchant
Managed by: Carol Ann Selis
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About John Alden, Jr.

Son of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins of the Mayflower

Captain John Alden Jr. (c.1623 - 4 March 1701) was the son of John Alden Sr. and Priscilla Mullins, who arrived on the Mayflower in 1620 and settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

He moved to Boston and married there Elizabeth (Philips) Everill, widow of Abiel Everill. They had 13 children. A sea captain, Boston merchant, and a charter member of Rev. Samuel Willard's Third Church in Boston, he held a military command during King William's war. He was a member of the Old South Church of Boston and his ancient slate headstone is embedded in the wall there.

He sailed to Quebec, February 1692 to ransom British prisoners captured in the Candlemas attack on York, Maine, but perhaps the best known event of his life is when, on a trip to Salem, he was accused of witchraft and spent fifteen weeks in a Boston jail. He escaped shortly before nine of the other victims were executed, fleeing 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 along with some 150 other accused.


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John Alden, Jr.'s Timeline

June 1, 1626
Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
April 1, 1659
Age 32
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
December 17, 1659
Age 33
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
November 20, 1660
Age 34
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Age 35
March 12, 1663
Age 36
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
Age 36
April 9, 1665
Age 38
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
March 5, 1666
Age 39
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Age 40