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David Alden

Birthplace: Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, Colonial America
Death: between June 05, 1718 and April 01, 1719 (67-77)
Duxbury, Plymouth County , Province of Massachusetts, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Alden, "Mayflower" Passenger and Priscilla Alden, "Mayflower" Passenger
Husband of Mary Alden
Father of Sarah Alden; Ruth Sprague; Elizabeth Seabury; Priscilla Chesebrough; Benjamin Alden and 2 others
Brother of Elizabeth Pabodie; Capt. John Alden; Sarah Standish; Joseph Alden; Capt. Jonathan Alden and 4 others

Occupation: 6 children. a prominent member of the church, a man of great respectability and much employed in public business.
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About David Alden


David Alden, son of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins, married Mary Southworth, daughter of Constant Southworth Ensign and Elizabeth Collier, about 1670 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. (Mary Southworth was born about 1650 in Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts 446 and died between Mar 1718 and Feb 1719 in Massachusetts 446.)

Their children

  1. Henry Alden, born abt. 1671
  2. Ruth Alden, born abt. 1674
  3. Elizabeth Alden, born abt. 1677
  4. Pricilla Alden, born abt. 1679
  5. Benjamin Alden
  6. Alice Alden, born abt 1685
  7. Samuel Alden, born abt 1689


No will of David's has been found, and only deeds of gifts to four of his children - to Alice, wife of Judah Paddoc, to Pricilla Cheeseborough, wife of Samuel, and to his two sons, Benjamin and Samuel. He gives to Benjamin Alden land in Duxbuough and Pembroke. (from Plymouth Registry of Deeds, vol. 12, page, 147.) To Samuel Alden, seaman, from David Alden, husband, for natural love and affection, land in Middleborough, Rotty Brook, "land given me by my honored father, John Alden, late of Duxbury, under a deed, dated 8 July, 1674." This deed to Samuel is dated 13 March 1717-1718, recorded 25 March, 1717-1718. Then again, David alden to Benjamin Alden, for natural love and affection, land in Pembroke, only he was not to have the disposal until after David deceased, or the decease of David's wife. Dated 28 March, 1718, Book 14, page 55, Plymouth Registry of Deeds.

Justin Winsor, in his History of Duxbury, page 214, says: "David Alden was much employed in the public business of the town, one of its selectmen, its deputy and likewise and assistant in the Government. He was a prominent member of the church, said to be one of its deacons, and a man of the highest respectability." he also add that in 1676, David was a constable and in 1701, treasure of duxbury.


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David Alden's Timeline

Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, Colonial America
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Duxbury, Plymouth Colony
April 9, 1675
Duxbury, Plymouth Colony
January 4, 1679
Duxbury, Plymouth Colony
Duxbury, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
June 1685
Duxbury, Plymouth Colony
December 22, 1688
Duxbury, Plymouth County, New Plymouth Colony
June 5, 1718
Age 72
Duxbury, Plymouth County , Province of Massachusetts, Colonial America