Person:John Faunce (1)

John Faunce
b.Bef 1608
m. Bef 1633
  1. Priscilla FaunceCal 1633 - 1707
  2. Mary FaunceEst 1638 - 1664
  3. Patience FaunceEst 1641 -
  4. Sarah FaunceEst 1643 - 1695
  5. Elder Thomas FaunceEst 1647 - 1745/46
  6. Elizabeth Faunce1648/49 - 1649/50
  7. Mercy Faunce1651 - 1731/32
  8. Joseph Faunce1653 - 1728
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] John Faunce
Gender Male
Birth[1] Bef 1608 Based on estimated date of marriage.
Emigration[1][2] 1623 On the Anne.
Residence[1] 1623 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage Bef 1633 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States (probably)to Patience Morton
Other[1] 1 Jan 1632/33 Admitted freeman of Plymouth Colony.
Death[1] 29 Nov 1653 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Estate Inventory[1] 15 Dec 1653 £27 10s. 6d., with no real estate included.
The Anne and The Little James (1623)
The Anne and the Little James left England together, and arrived a week or so apart in Plymouth. Most of the passengers were probably on the Anne, as the Little James was smaller and carried mostly cargo.
Sailed: May(?) 1623 from an unspecified port in England under William Peirce (Master Anne), Emanuel Althan (Captain Little James), and John Bridges (Master Little James).
Arrived: 10 July 1623 (the Anne) and about 10 days later (the Little James) at Plymouth, Massachusetts
Previous Vessel: Weston's ships (Swan, Charity, Sparrow) (1622)
Next Vessel: Jonathan (1623)

~60 (Full List)
Families of earlier immigrants: Patience and Fear Brewster - Elizabeth (Walker) Warren and daughters - Hester (Mathieu) Cooke and her children - Bridget (Lee) Fuller - Margaret Hicks and her children - Wife and daughter of William Hilton - Frances Palmer - Joshua Pratt - Barbara Standish
Other Passengers: Anthony Annable (and family) - Edward Bangs - Robert Bartlett - Mary Bucket - William Bridges - Thomas Clark - Christopher Conant - Anthony Dix - John Faunce - George Morton (and family) - Godbert Godbertson (and family) - Timothy Hatherly - Edward Holman - John Jenney (and family) - Manasseh Kempton - Experience Mitchell - George Morton (and family) - Ellen Newton - Oldham, John, his wife and sister - Christian Penn - Abraham Pierce - Nicholas Snow - Alice (Carpenter) Southworth - Francis Sprague - Stephen Tracy, wife, and daughter - Ralph Wallen

Resources: Primary Sources: Bradford's History of Plymouth Plantation - Mourt's Relation - Pilgrim Hall (wills and other contemporary documents)

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 John Faunce, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995)

    "ORIGIN: Unknown"
    "FREEMAN: In the '1633' list of Plymouth freemen 'John Phance' appears in the midst of many persons admitted on 1 January 1632/3 [PCR 1:4]. In the 7 March 1636/7 list of Plymouth freemen [PCR 1:52]. In 1639 list of Plymouth freemen [PCR 8:174]."
    "DEATH: Plymouth 29 November 1653 [NEHGR 116:188-89, reinterpreting PCR 8:16, which gives the year as 1654]."

  2. 2.0 2.1 John Faunce, in Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862)

    "Faunce, John, Plymouth, came in the Ann 1623, prob. young, for no w. or ch. is ment. for ten yrs. m. 1633, Patience, d. of George Morton, had Priscilla, wh. m. Joseph Warren; Mary, wh. m. 15 July 1658, William Harlow; Patience, wh. m. 20 Nov. 1661, John Holmes; Sarah, wh. m. 26 Feb. 1663, Edward Dotey; Thomas, b. a. 1647; Eliz. 23 Mar. 1648, d. next yr.; Mercy, 10 Apr. 1651, wh. m. 29 Dec. 1667, Nathaniel Holmes; John, wh. d. 29 Nov. 1654, prob. young; and Joseph, 14 May 1653; and d. 18 Jan. 1687. The name, Manasseh F. wh. stands next to his in the list of passengers in the Ann, must be, without doubt, for M. Kempton."

  3.   Willison, George F. Saints and strangers: being the lives of the Pilgrim Fathers and their families, with their friends and foes; and an account of their posthumous wanderings in limbo, their final resurrection and rise to glory, and the strange pilgrimages of Plymouth Rock. (New York)
    p.235, 447, 449, & 460.

    John Faunce arrived at Plymouth as a Stranger via ANNE or FORTUNE c.1623. They had nine children, including Thomas Faunce b. 1647, who became the 3rd and last Ruling Elder (1699-1746) of Plymouth.