Some Early Settlers of
Plymouth, New England
including Duxbury and Marshfield
This page lists those families among the early settlers of Plymouth, who were the ancestors of the persons to whom this web site is dedicated. Direct ancestors are in bold. Links will be created to these families as the web pages are created.
The settlement of Plymouth began with the arrival of the Mayflower on 11 December 1620. Passengers included:
- John Alden
- John and Elinor Billington and their sons, John and Francis
- William and Mary Brewster, with children Love and Wrestling.
- Francis Cooke and his son John
- William and Alice Mullins and their children Priscilla and Joseph.
- Thomas Rogers and his son Joseph
- Henry Samson
- George Soule
- Myles Standish and his wife Rose.
- Richard Warren
The Fortune arrived on 10 November 1621 with additional settlers, including the following:
- Edouard Bompasse
- Jonathan Brewster, son of William and Mary Brewster
- Clement Briggs (moved to Weymouth by 1630)
- William and Martha Ford and their children John and Martha
- Robert Hicks
- Thomas Prence
The Anne arrived at Plymouth on 10 July 1623 and the Little James a week or ten days later. These ships brought more settlers, including the following:
- Edward Bangs
- Robert Bartlett
- Mary Becket (who married George Soule)
- Patience and Fear Brewster, children of William and Mary Brewster
- Thomas Clarke
- Hester (Mahieu) Cooke, wife of Francis Cooke, and their children, Jane, Elizabeth and Jacob
- John Faunce
- Margaret Hicks, wife of Robert Hicks, with their children Samuel, Lydia and Phoebe
- John and Sarah (Carey) Jenney, with their children Samuel and Abigail and another child born at sea.
- Experience Mitchell
- George and Juliana (Carpenter) Morton and their children Nathaniel, Patience, John, Sarah and Ephraim
- Eleanor Newton
- Lucretia Oldham
- Christian Penn
- Barbara ________, who married Myles Standish
- Elizabeth Warren, wife of Richard Warren, and their children Mary, Anna, Sarah, Elizabeth and Abigail
In the years that followed, more persons settled at Plymouth, some coming directly from England, other arriving first at Massachusetts, then moving to Plymouth. Also, many of the early settlers of Plymouth moved to nearby developing settlements, including Duxbury (incorporated 1637) and Marshfield (incorporated 1649). The years indicated below are the earliest documented dates for their presence at Plymouth. Among these are the following:
- John and Alice Shaw and their children, John, Abigail and James
- Mary (Durant) Ring and her children, Elizabeth, Susanna and Andrew.
- Richard and Mary (Goodall) Masterson and their children Nathaniel and Sarah
- John and Ann Doane and daughter Lydia
- Richard Church (First dettled at Weymouth by 1630)
- Kenelm Winslow
- John Barnes
- Stephen Bryant
- Edmund Chandler and children Samuel and Lydia
- Thomas Little
- William and Wybra (Hanson) Pontus and their children Mary and Hannah
- Thomas Pope
- John Washburn
- William and Jane Collier and children Mary, Rebecca, Sarah, and Elizabeth
- Mary Plummer (married John Barnes)
- William Shurtleff
- Rebecca ________ (married Edward Bangs)
- Ann Plummer (married Henry Samson)
- Margaret (Moore) Washburn, wife of John Washburn and their sons John and Philip.
- William Nelson
William Thomas and son Nathaniel (moved to Marshfield by 1641)
- James Glass
- Thomas ans Susanna Hayward and children Thomas, John, Elizabeth, Susanna and Martha. They settled at Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1635, moved to Duxbury in 1638, and to Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, by 1658.
- Frances West and Margery Reeves settled at Duxbury
- Arthur and Margaret Howland and their children, deborah, Mary and Martha settlerd in Marshfield
- John Tomson
- John Howard settled in Duxbury
- William Harlow In Lynn, Massachusetts, by 1637, Sandwich, Plymouth Colony in 1638, married at Plymouth in 1649 and remained there.
- Thomas Lucas
- John Barrows and his first wife and their son Robert
- Francis Adams
- Francis LeBaron
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