"... That Rebecca was the daughter who married Thomas Delano has been controversial - see under Thomas Delano. The only direct proof for the existence of Rebecca Alden is PCR 4:7, showing that on 1 October 1661 Abraham Pierce, Jr. apologized to the court for having foolishly told Ruth Sprague and Bethiah Tubbs at Francis Sprague's house that Rebecca Alden and Hester Delano were with child and that "wee should have young troopers within three quarters of a yeare." "
Mentions a deed dated 2 Jul 1685, witnessed by "Thomas DeLano and Rebecca Delano". Also, in an unpublished court record dated 12 Jun 1696, there was a court order to "summon five or six motherly discreet woman", the return being signed by Rebecca Dellano. These are both thought to add circumstantial evidence that Thomas Delano's wife was Rebecca Alden, not Mary Alden.