NOTES ON ALDEN FAMILY
"John Alden was hired for a cooper at Southampton where the ship
victualed, and being a hopefull young man was much desired, but left to his
owne liking to go, or stay when he came here, but he stayed, and maryed
Gov. William Bradford, "History of Plymouth Plantation".
"Records Of The Colony Of New Plymouth In New England", N. B. Shurtleff,
ed., by order Mass. Legislature, Boston, 1855. Court Orders, V.1, 1633-1640.
This gives the printed page and original page
P-5 (P-1 ms) 1 Jan. 1632-3, "It was further ordered and decreed,
that if any were elected to the office of Councell, and refused to hold the
place, that then he be amerced in ten pounds sterling fine; and. in case
refused to be paid, to be forthwith levied". At the same court . . . "like
wise Mr. William Bradford, Capt. Miles Standish, John Howland, John Alden,
John Done, Stephen Hopkins, & William Gibson were chosen for the Councell
the same year at the same courts who held and recieved the Oath".
p-9 ms-9 Rated for publick use 25 Mar. 1633
John Alden 1;04:00
p 33 ms 77/8 "At cort held 3 March 1634 Mr Howland, Mr Alden,
Mr Colier assistants"
P 51 ms 102 - 6 March 1636 Court of Assistants "A pcell of
land containeing a knowle, or a little hill, lying over against Mr. Aldens
lands at Blewfish River, is granted by the Court unto the said Mr. John Alden
in lue of a pcell of land taken from him (next unto Samuel Nashes lands)
for publike use.'
P-32 (p. 74 Ms) - 1 Jan. 1634-5 John Alden was again elected to post
of Govs. asst.
P. 39 (P. 87 Ms) 2 Mar. 1635-6 "That the Gov., Mr Prence, Mr Collier,
Mr Alden, Mr Brown and Mr John Howland to view that portion of grounds on
the North side of the South River, and if they find it more beneficiall for
farms to Scituate then to there pts then to allot it to them, if not, to
P.36 (p. 82 MS) - 5 Jan 1635-6 John Alden chosen to assistant.
Ed. Winslow Gov.
p. 40 (p. 88 Ms) 14 Mar 1635-6 "To Mr. Alden, where he
mowed last year, & before his ground so much as he needeth."
P. 48 (Ms P. 98 .) - 3 Jan. 1636 John Alden was again chosen
(Ms. P. 99 ) 3 Jan. 1636 Allixander Higgens, Humfrey
Hewett & Thomas Whitney tooke the oath of fidelitie & were admitted
to "dwell & reside wth John Weeks & John Alden, or
p. 52 (104-5 Ms.) - 7 Mar. 1637 John Alden on a list of the Freemen
of Plymouth Colony
p. 71 (Msp. 135) - 4 Dec 1637 The land bounds of John
Alden were "stipulated" and he was noted as being "of Duxbery"