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John Faunce, of Plymouth Colony

Also Known As: "John Fance"
Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: Purleigh, Essex, England
Death: Died in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of John Faunce and Mary Faunce
Husband of Patience Whitney
Father of Mary Harlow (Faunce); Priscilla Warren; Elder Thomas Faunce; Sarah Buck; Mercy Holmes and 3 others
Brother of Manasseh Faunce
Half brother of <private> Lamont and <private> Lamont

Occupation: Deacon, Town Clerk
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About John Faunce, of Plymouth Colony

John Faunce

  • Birth: 1610 - Purleigh, Essex, England
  • Death: Nov 29 1653 - Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • Wife: Patience Morton

John Faunce arrived in Mass. Bay on 10 July 1623 on the Pilgrim Ship the "Anne" to Plymouth, New Plymouth Colony. He married Patience Morton in 1633 in Plymouth, New Plymouth Colony. She survived him and married Thomas Whitney 2nd.

Their children were:

  1. Mercy Faunce, born on Thursday, 10 April 1651 o.s. in Plymouth, New Plymouth Colony, died on Friday, 11 February 1732 o.s.. She married Nathaniel Holmes on Sunday, 29 December 1667 o.s. in Plymouth, New Plymouth Colony.
  2. Priscilla Faunce, born in 1634.
  3. Sarah Faunce, born in 1645.
  4. Thomas Faunce, born in 1647.
  5. Elizabeth Faunce, born on Thursday, 23 March 1648 o.s..
  6. Joseph Faunce, born on Wednesday, 4 May 1653 o.s..
  7. John Faunce, born on Wednesday, 29 November 1654 o.s..
  8. Patience Faunce married John Holmes.


According to the Falmouth book's account of the multiple Mercy Faunce's... This John Faunce is presumably the son of the older John Faunce. This would make him the brother of the older Mercy Faunce.

IGI: John (the son) b. 1645/1654 Joseph b. 4/14 May 1653


Deacon, Town Clerk, Mayflower passenger

• resource p.726 and elsewhere in Strangers and Pilgrims, Travelers and Sojourners (Bangs c.2009)

isbn 0-930270-45-2

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John Faunce, of Plymouth Colony's Timeline

October 1600
Purleigh, Essex, England
Age 22
Plymouth, MA
Age 22
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
July 25, 1628
Age 27
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 32
Plymouth, Plymouth Colony
Age 37
Of, Plymouth, Plymouth, Mass
Age 44
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Age 47
Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
April 10, 1651
Age 50
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States