2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage and the founding of Plymouth Colony. Commemorative publications, programs, and tours are planned in the US, the UK, and the Netherlands by various organizations, including the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and Plymouth 400, Inc.
In preparation for the festivities, we will be blogging about our resources for a different Mayflower family each month. First up is the descendants of George Soule!
George Soule was born in England in the 1590s. An exact date and place of birth has not been established. He was a signer of the Mayflower Compact on November 11, 1620, suggesting he was older than 20, and was a servant to Edward Winslow, suggesting he was younger than 25.
George was married to Mary Bucket/Beckett between 1624-1626. She arrived in Plymouth before July 31, 1623 aboard the Anne, and their first child was born by 1627.
The first generation of George Soule descendants:
- Zachariah, born ca. 1627 in Plymouth
- John, born ca. 1632 in Plymouth
- Nathaniel, born ca. 1637 in Plymouth
- George, born ca. 1639 in Plymouth
- Susanna, born ca. 1642 in Plymouth
- Mary, born ca. 1644 in Plymouth
- Elizabeth, born ca. 1645 in Plymouth
- Patience, born ca. 1648 in Duxbury
- Benjamin, born ca. 1651 in Duxbury
Want to learn more about George Soule’s descendants? Stop by the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center and browse through volume 3 of Mayflower Families Through Five Generations and/or the 4 volumes of Mayflower Families in Progress: George Soule of the Mayflower and his Descendants in the Fifth and Sixth Generations (SC 929.2 May)
posted by Cristina