Samuel Dunham, Sr. (c.1624 - 1711) MP

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Birthplace: Scrooby, North Hingham, Lancashire, England
Death: Died in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Occupation: Town Officer, Planter
Managed by: Eric ANDERSON
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About Samuel Dunham, Sr.

Immigration: circa 1629. Possibly arrived on the 2nd voyage of the 'Mayflower'. Admitted a freeman on June 7, 1648. Planter of New Plymouth. Samuel was the Representative from Plymouth in 1668 & Constable 1674. In 1675 was Surveyor of highways. Belonged to the Plymouth Colony Militia. One pastor described Samuel as a 'old drunkard' (how Christian of the pastor). Excommunicated from the church in 1681 due to his drinking. He was fined 5 shillings by the Plymouth court 'for being overtaken with drink'. In Nov. 1689 he was accused of taking the Lord's name in vain, having been heard to say, 'the curse of God is upon the head & pluck', with many other unsavory speeches partly by intemperance in drinking which sister Jackson testified against him before the elders to his face'. Accepted again to communion Sept. 8, 1690.

Sources: Records from the Plymouth Colony

             Info from Joann Yeager Gwinn
             Info from Isaac Watson Dunham
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Samuel Dunham, of Plymouth's Timeline

1624
1624
Scrooby, North Hingham, Lancashire, England
1644
1644
Age 20
Lancashire, England
1649
June 29, 1649
Age 25
Leiden,South Holland,,Netherlands
June 29, 1649
Age 25
Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA
1650
April 10, 1650
Age 26
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
1651
December 29, 1651
Age 27
1653
1653
Age 29
Plymouth, Plymouth, MA
1659
May 19, 1659
Age 35
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
1692
January 15, 1692
Age 68
Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
1711
January 20, 1711
Age 87
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA