George/1 Soule

M, #74663, (between 1595 and 1599 - before 22 January 1679)
Last Edited:20 Aug 2017

Children with Mary Beckett:

  • Zachariah/2 Soule1 b. before 22 May 1627
  • John/2 Soule+1 b. circa 1632, d. before 14 Nov 1707
  • Nathaniel/2 Soule1 b. circa 1637
  • George/2 Soule1 b. circa 1639
  • Susanna/2 Soule1 b. circa 1642
  • Mary/2 Soule1 b. circa 1644
  • Elizabeth/2 Soule1 b. circa 1648
  • Patience/2 Soule1 b. circa 1648
  • Benjamin/2 Soule1 b. circa 1651
George/1 Soule, born in England, "came on the Mayflower as a servant to the Edward Winslow family, indicating he was under 25 years old at the time; however, he did sign the Mayflower Compact, suggesting he was over 21. This puts his birth year at around 1595-1599," writes Caleb Johnson.1 He married, before 1626 at Plymouth, Mary Beckett.1
     "George Soule and family moved to Duxbury very early on, and he was a deputy to the Plymouth Court for a number of years beginning in 1642. He had volunteered for the Pequot War of 1637, but Plymouth's troops were not needed. He was on various committees, juries, and survey teams, during his life in Duxbury. In 1646, for example, he was appointed to the committee to deal with Duxbury's problem of the disorderly smoking of tobacco."1
     George Soule's wife Mary died at Duxbury in Dec 1676.2
     His will, 11 Aug 1677, was supplemented by a codicil dated the 20th of the following month.3 Son John was named sole executor. The codicil states,

If my son John Soule above-named or his heirs or assigns or any of them shall at any time disturb my daughter Patience or her heirs or assigns or any of them in peaceable possession or enjoyment of the lands I have given her at Nemasket alias Middleboro and recover the same from her or her heirs or assigns or any of them; that then my gift to my son John Soule shall be void; and that then my will is my daughter Patience shall have all my lands at Duxbury and she shall be my sole executrix of this my last will and testament and enter into my housing lands and meadows at Duxbury.1

     George died at Duxbury before 22 Jan 1679.2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S429] Caleb Johnson, MayflowerHistory.com, George Soule page, http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/Passengers/GeorgeSoule.php
  2. [S1679] Ruth E. Hall, "Descendants of George Soule", citing Soule and Terry, George Soule of the Mayflower and his Descendants for Four Generations; Plymouth, MA : General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2006.
  3. Text of these documents may be viewed at Caleb Johnson's Mayflower History site, http://wwwmayflowerhistorycom

John/2 Soule

M, #74665, (circa 1632 - before 14 November 1707)
Father*George/1 Soule1 b. btw 1595 - 1599, d. b 22 Jan 1679
Mother*Mary Beckett1 b. s 1606, d. Dec 1676
Last Edited:20 Aug 2017

Children with Rebecca Simmons:

  • Rebecca/3 Soule2 b. circa 1656, d. 18 Sep 1732
  • James/3 Soule2 b. 4 Oct 1659, d. 27 Aug 1744
  • Sarah/3 Soule2 b. circa 1660, d. after 16 Mar 1690
  • Rachel/3 Soule2 b. circa 1660, d. after 16 Mar 1690
  • Aaron/3 Soule2 b. circa 1664, d. after 24 Mar 1752
  • Benjamin/3 Soule2 b. circa 1665, d. 1 Dec 1729
  • Moses/3 Soule2 b. circa 1669, d. circa 9 May 1748
  • Zachariah/3 Soule2 b. circa 1670, d. before 16 Mar 1690
  • John/3 Soule2 b. circa 1675, d. 19 May 1743

Children with Esther Sampson:

  • Joseph/3 Soule b. 31 Jul 1679, d. 11 Jul 1763
  • Josiah/3 Soule b. 31 Jul 1679, d. 11 Jul 1763
  • Joshua/3 Soule+ b. 12 Oct 1681, d. 29 May 1767
John/2 Soule was born circa 1632 at Plymouth, Massachusetts.2 Of Duxbury, there he married (1), circa 1664, Rebecca Simmons, with whom he had 9 children.2 She died circa 1675.2
     His father's will, 11 Aug 1677, named him sole executor. But a codicil added the 20th of the following month stipulated,

If my son John Soule above-named or his heirs or assigns or any of them shall at any time disturb my daughter Patience or her heirs or assigns or any of them in peaceable possession or enjoyment of the lands I have given her at Nemasket alias Middleboro and recover the same from her or her heirs or assigns or any of them; that then my gift to my son John Soule shall be void; and that then my will is my daughter Patience shall have all my lands at Duxbury and she shall be my sole executrix of this my last will and testament and enter into my housing lands and meadows at Duxbury.1

     John married (2), circa 1678, Esther Sampson, with whom he had 3 children.2 He died at Duxbury before 14 Nov 17072, and his widow 12 Sep 1735, a. 95.2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S429] Caleb Johnson, MayflowerHistory.com, George Soule page, http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/Passengers/GeorgeSoule.php
  2. [S1679] Ruth E. Hall, "Descendants of George Soule", citing Soule and Terry, George Soule of the Mayflower and his Descendants for Four Generations; Plymouth, MA : General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2006.