Biographical Sketch of George Aldrich

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(I) George Aldrich was born in Derbyshire, England, about 1605. He married, in England, November 3, 1629, Katherine Seald, and came to New England in 1631 with his wife. She was born about 1610, according to her deposition made June 18, 1670, when she was sixty years old. He was a tailor by trade. He settled in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and belonged to the church there about 1636. He was admitted a freeman, December 7, 1636. In 1663 he was one of, the first seven persons to arrive in the township of Mendon, Massachusetts. He sold his land in Braintree to his friend, Richard Thayer, of Braintree, June 9, 1663. He died at Mendon, after the re-settlement following King Philip’s war, March 1, 1683. His wife died January 11, 1691. His will was dated at Mendon, November 2, 1682, and proved April 26, 1683. He bequeathed to wife; to children Joseph, John, Jacob, Mary, Sarah Bartlett, Mercy Randall and Martha Dunbar. Children: Abel, born 1633; Joseph, June 4, 1635; Mary, June 16, 1637; Miriam, June 29, 1639, died May 10, 1652; Experience, September 4, 1641, died February 2, 1642, at Braintree; John, April 2, 1644; Sarah, January 26, 1646, died February 17, x665; Peter, April 14, 1648; Mercy, June 17, 1650; Jacob, February 28, 1653, mentioned elsewhere; Martha, July 10, 1656; Miriam, March 16, 1659.

MLA Source Citation:

Milliken, Charles F. The History of Ontario County, New York, and Its People Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York. 1911. Web. 20 December 2014. - Last updated on May 29th, 2011

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