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George SOULE

George SOULE[1]

Male Abt 1598/9 - Bef 1679  (~ 80 years)

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  • Name George SOULE 
    Born Abt 1598/9  Eckington, Worchester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
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    Immigration 11 Nov 1620  Plymouth Rock, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • “Mayflower”
    Died Bef 22 Jan 1678/9  Duxbury, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Son of Robert Soule (1564-1612) and Elizabeth Tylson (1568-?).

      George Soule sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 as a servant of Edward Winslow. Mary Bucket arrived three years later on the ship Ann and they were married a few years later.George Soule sailed on the Mayflower as a servant to Edward Winslow of Droitwich, England, who resided in an adjoining parish. According to Ridlon George Soule was educated and an instructor to Winslow's children during the journey. He had books and kept a diary. (Soule, Sowle and Solis History by Rev. G.T. Ridlon, Sr.(1926). This excellent reference has copies of wills and probate papers.Since George was a "servant" to Edward Winslow, his voyage to Plymouth was in a business, not a religious relation to the expedition. If he was an indentured servant he was not technically and legally a free agent, but was obligated to go with his employer.George served as a Representative to the General Court from Duxbury, 1645, 46, 50, 51 and 54.Early in 1637 the Pequot Indians fell openly upon the English at Connecticut. In response to a plea for assistance, the Plymouth General Court agreed forthwith to send fifty men. George Soule volunteered for this service, June 7, 1637 as one of 42 men under Lieutenant William Holmes and Reverend Thomas Prence as chaplain "but when they were ready to march, they had word to stay" for the enemy was as good as vanquished and there would be no need. The Society of Colonial Wars recognizes for membership any descendant of George Soule by reason of this "service" which, strictly speaking, was not actually performed. [2]
    Person ID I36404  main
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2012 

    Family Mary BECKETT,   b. 17 Jan 1589/60, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1679, Duxbury, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years) 
    Married 29 Mar 1623  Plympton, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth SOULE,   b. 1645, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1725, Middleborough, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F12762  Group Sheet