Birth: John Dunham was born about 1587.
Death: He died in Plymouth on March 2, 1668/9.
Ship: Unknown, 1632
Life in England: John Dunham has been tentatively identified as the son of Richard Dunham of Langford, Bedfordshire.
Life in Holland: John Dunham and three children were listed as inhabitants of Zevenhuysen in Leiden in the October 15, 1622, census.
Life in New England: John Dunham first appeared in the Plymouth records in 1633, being listed in both the 1633 list of freemen and in the March 25, 1633, tax list for Plymouth. During his life, he served on many juries and committees. He was a deputy to the Plymouth court for many years, beginning in 1639, and a selectman from 1644. He was also chosen as a deacon of the Plymouth church. By occupation, he was a weaver, a craft he may have learned in England. He was described at his death as a deacon in the Plymouth church, but it is not known when he was chosen.
Family: John Dunham married (1) Susan Kaino in Clophill, Bedfordshire on August 17, 1612, and had three children. He married (2) Abigail Balliou in Leiden on October 22, 1622, and had eight children. She was still living in 1669.
Children of John and Susan Dunham: