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  • Pilgrim Village Families Sketch: ____ Ford

    Birth: He was born about 1592, based on his estimated date of marriage.

    Death: He died in Plymouth Colony between November 11, 1621, and late 1623.

    Ship: Fortune, 1621

    Life in England: Nothing is known of his life in England.

    Life in New England: Ford arrived in Plymouth Colony in the fall of 1621 with his wife, son and daughter. The Fortune arrived on November 9, and his wife, Martha, gave birth to a son that night. Ford died before the land division of 1623.

    : Ford married Martha _____ by about 1617 and had at least three children. After his death, she married Peter Brown and had two children. She died by 1630, and Brown married (2) Mary _____.

    Children of _____ and Martha Ford:

    • John was born about 1617. He died or left Plymouth Colony between January 5, 1640/1, and 1643.
    • Martha was born about 1619. She married William Nelson in Plymouth on October 29, 1640, and had four children. She died in Plymouth on December 20, 1683.
    • A son was born in Plymouth Colony on November 9, 1621, and died soon after.
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