Priscilla Mullins

about 1602–1685 (Age 83)
Stoke, Surrey, England

The Life Summary of Priscilla

Priscilla Mullins was born about 1602, in Stoke, Surrey, England as the daughter of William Mullins and Alice. She married John Alden from 12 May 1621 to July 1623, in Plymouth Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. In 1620, at the age of 18, her occupation is listed as spinner and weaver, school teacher in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, British Colonial America. She died in 1685, in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 83, and was buried in Myles Standish Burying Ground, Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

John Alden
Priscilla Mullins
Marriage: from 12 May 1621 to July 1623
Elizabeth Alden
Capt John Alden Jr
Sarah Alden
Captain Jonathan Alden
Rebecca Alden
Joseph Alden
Priscilla Alden
Ruth Alden
Mary Alden
David Alden

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    from 12 May 1621 to July 1623Plymouth Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children


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    World Events (3)

    Age 18
    In 1620, after 2 rough months at sea, 102 Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock and established one of the very first English settlements in America.
    1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower
    Age 18
    "The Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in the New World in September 1620. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, 40 of whom called themselves ""Saints."" After two stormy months at sea, the ship reached the New World. Nearly half of the group died during their first winter due to malnutrition and the harsh New England winter."
    1642 · The English Civil War
    Age 40
    A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): habitational name from one or more of the many places in France with names derived from Old French molins ‘mills’, such as Moulins (Aisne) and Moulines (Calvados, Manche). Compare Molin , with which there may well have been some interchange.Irish (Clare and Cork): from variant of Mullen .English: there has been some confusion with Mullings .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Story of Priscilla Mullins and her friend on the Mayflower.

    I have read a diary of a girl named Remember Patience Whipple, and in her diary in mentions her being friends with Priscilla Mullins who was at the time 18 years old. Patience was only 12 at the time. …

    Sources (16)

    • U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700
    • Priscilla Mullens, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
    • Priscilla Mullins Alden, "BillionGraves Index"

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