Person:Priscilla Mullins (1)

m. by abt 1593
  1. William Mullinsest 1593 - 1672/73
  2. Joseph Mullinsest 1596 - 1621
  3. Sarah Mullinsest 1598 -
  4. Priscilla Mullinsabt 1602 - aft 1651
  • HJohn AldenBet 1598 - 1687
  • WPriscilla Mullinsabt 1602 - aft 1651
m. 12 May 1622
  1. Elizabeth Alden1623 - 1717
  2. Capt. John Alden, Jr.Abt 1626 - 1701/02
  3. Joseph AldenAft 1627 - 1696/97
  4. Sarah AldenAbt 1629 - 1674
  5. Capt. Jonathan AldenAbt 1632 - 1697
  6. Ruth AldenAbt 1634/35 - 1674
  7. Mary Alden - after 1688
  8. Priscilla Alden - Aft 1688
  9. Rebecca AldenBef 1643 - Aft 1696
  10. Dea. David AldenAbt 1646 - Bet 1718
  11. Unknown AldenEst 1651 - Est 1651
Facts and Events
Name Priscilla Mullins
Alt Name Priscilla Molines
Gender Female
Birth[3] abt 1602 Dorking, Surrey, England
Marriage 12 May 1622 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesto John Alden
Death[3][4][5][8] aft 1651 Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Burial[7] Myles Standish Burying Ground, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

--Priscilla Mullins, died after 1687, our most celebrated ancestress was left alone in a strange land by the deaths of both parents and her brother, soon after her arrival at Plymouth. Tradition paints her as very beautiful, of dark complexion, slender and graceful. Her marriage to has been chronicled in Chapter XII. One must pause here for reflection. William and Alice Mullins passed out of life under a deep cloud. They very likely felt that their coming to a new world had been a ghastly mistake. If the veil of the future could have been lifted, if they could have seen their Priscilla a year or so later, as the bride of the handsome favorite of the Mayflower Company, and in after years the proud mother of an illustrious family of eleven children, destined to be the ancestress of Presidents, poets, and authors of distinction, if they could have seen the multitudes of little Priscillas to be named for their beautiful daughter, and the greater multitudes of men and women

From "Memoirs of the Leonard, thompson and Haskell Families" - With the exception of Pocahontas whose story falls into period between 1607-12, Priscilla is first well known heroine of American Romance and will always be known as such whether she did or did not say "Prithee why do you not speak for yourself, John?"


She is famous from Longfellow's poem about Myles Standish and John Alden - " speak for yourself John". Priscilla accompanied her parents on the Mayflower to Plymouth Colony. The only proven Mullins descendants today are those of Priscilla and John Alden. "Priscilla was a dark-haired orphan."

John and Priscilla (Mullins) Alden had ten children, 69 grandchildren and nearly 500 great-grandchildren.

From Governor Bradford's Accounting of the Mayflower Passengers


mr William Mullines, and his wife; and .2. children Joseph, & priscila; and a servant Robart Carter.

mr Molines, and his wife, his sone, & his servant dyed the first winter. Only his dougter priscila survied, and maried with John Alden, who are both living, and have .11. children. And their eldest daughter is maried & hath five children.[GEB Note:See N. E. Memorial, p. 22.This entry is in a different hand.]

Edward Winslow, died; 1655; Remember (Allerton) Maverick, died about 1652. also Priscilla (Mullins) Alden and Bartholomew Allerton both of whom Bradford mentions as living in 1650, but the years of their decease cannot be stated with any approach to accuracy.

From Mayflower Web Pages. Caleb Johnson © 1997


William Bradford's Mayflower passenger list


This is the passenger list Governor William Bradford wrote for his History, Of Plymouth Plantation, which he wrote between 1630 and 1654. What follows is a transcript of how his journal actually read - the original spelling and punctuation are maintained here. Bradford actually writes the passenger list twice - the first time he simply lists the passengers, and the second time he tells what happened to each person or family.

The names of those which came over first, in ye year .1620. and were (by the Blesing of God) the first Beginers, and (in a sort) the foundation, of all the plantations, and Colonies, in New England. (And their families.)

mr William Mullines, and his wife; and .2. children Joseph, & priscila; and a servant Robart Carter.

These being aboute a hundred sowls came over in this first ship; and began this worke, which god of his goodnes hath hithertoo blesed; let his holy name have ye praise.

And seeing it hath pleased him to give me to see. 30. years compleated, since these beginings. And that the great works of his providence are to be observed. I have thought it not unworthy my paines, to take a veiw of the decreasings, & Increasings of these persons, and such change as hath pased over them, & theirs, in this thirty years. It may be of some use to such as come after; but however I shall rest in my owne benefite. I will therefore take them in order as they lye.

mr Molines, and his wife, his sone, & his servant dyed the first winter. Only his dougter priscila survied, and maried with John Alden, who are both living, and have .11. children. And their eldest daughter is maried & hath five children. See N. E. Memorial, p. 22.

Of these 200 persons which came first over, in this first ship together; the greater halfe dyed in the generall mortality; and most of them in .2. or three monthes time. And for those which survived though some were ancient & past procreation; & others left ye place and cuntrie. yet of those few remaining are sprunge up above .160. persons; in this .30. years. And are now living in this presente year . 1650. beside many of their children which are dead and come not within this account.

And of the old stock, (of one, & other) ther are yet living this present year. 1650. nere .30. persons. Let the Lord have ye praise; who is the High preserver of men.


References
  1.   1. John Alden, in Alden Kindred of America Genealogy Database, 27 JUL 2005.

    "1. John Alden was born about 1598 in , , , England. He died on 22 Sep 1687 in Duxbury, Plymouth, MA, US. He was buried in 1687 in Duxbury, Plymouth, MA, US."

    John married Priscilla Mullins about 1621 in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA, US. Priscilla was born about 1602 in of Dorking, Surrey, , England. She died after 1650."

  2.   Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Descendant.

    Governor Bradford's Accounting of the Mayflower Passengers, (1:16).

  3. 3.0 3.1 "William Mullins", in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 1316.

    Children of William Mullins and Alice ---: Priscilla b. "say" 1603, m. by 1623 John Alden.

  4. Johnson, Caleb. MayflowerHistory.com [1].
  5. Priscilla Alden, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).

    the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

    Priscilla Alden (née Mullins or Mullens), (c. 1602–c. 1685), noted member of Massachusetts's Plymouth Colony of Pilgrims, was the wife of fellow colonist John Alden (c. 1599–1687). They married in 1621 in Plymouth.

  6.   William Bradford. History of Plymouth Plantation, 452.

    "Mr. Molines, and his wife, his sone, and his servant, dyed the first winter. Only his dougter Priscila survied, and maried with John Alden, who are both living, and have 11. children. And their eldest daughter is maried, & hath five children."

  7. Miles Standish Burying Ground, in Find A Grave.
  8. John Alden, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).

    MARRIAGE: Plymouth about 1623 PRISCILLA MULLINS, daughter of WILLIAM MULLINS; she died after 1651, when she is mentioned in Bradford's summary of Mayflower passengers

The Mayflower (1620)
The Mayflower was the first settlement voyage to New England, carrying primarily English Separatists known as Pilgrims. It was destined for the mouth of the Hudson River, but landed at Cape Cod in present-day Massachusetts.
Sailed: 6 Sep 1620 from Southampton, England under Captain Christopher Jones
Arrived: 11 Nov 1620 at Plymouth, Massachusetts
After spending the winter aboard ship, the surviving passengers moved ashore on 21 Mar 1621.
Next Vessel: The Fortune (1621)

Passengers:
104; 24 families left descendants (Full List)
Pilgrim Families: Allerton (Asst. Gov. Isaac) - Bradford (Gov. William) - Brewster (Rev. William) - Chilton - Cooke - Fuller (Edward) - Fuller (Samuel) - Priest - Rogers - Sampson - Tilley (Edward) - Tilley (John) - White - Winslow (Edward)
Other Families and Servants: Alden - Billington - Browne - Doty - Eaton - Hopkins - Howland - Mullins - Soule - Standish (Capt. Miles) - Warren - Winslow (Gilbert)

Resources: Primary Sources: Bradford's History of Plymouth Plantation - Mourt's Relation - Pilgrim Hall (wills and other contemporary documents)
Wikipedia: Mayflower (voyage) - Passenger List - Pilgrims - Plymouth Colony - Captain Christopher Jones