John Alden, Jr. (1626 - 1701) MP

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Nicknames: "Sailor"
Birthplace: Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
Death: Died in Boston, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
Occupation: Sea captain, merchant
Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
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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

1626
June 1, 1626
Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1659
April 1, 1659
Age 32
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
December 17, 1659
Age 33
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
1660
November 20, 1660
Age 34
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
1662
1662
Age 35
1663
March 12, 1663
Age 36
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1663
Age 36
1665
April 9, 1665
Age 38
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
1666
March 5, 1666
Age 39
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
1667
1667
Age 40