Birth: Philip Delano was baptized in the Walloon church of
Leiden on November 6, 1603, so he was born shortly before that date.
Death: He died in Duxbury between August 22, 1681, and
March 4, 1681/2.
Ship: Fortune, 1621
Life in Holland: Philip’s parents were Walloons,
Protestants from what was Walloon Flanders, now part of northern France.
Jan de Lano of Tourcoing and Mary Mahieu of Lille were betrothed on
January 13, 1596, in the Walloon church of Leiden. Philip was baptized
in the church on November 6, 1603. His father died within a year or two,
and his mother was betrothed to Robert Mannoo, a woolcomber from Namur
on February 18,1605. Philip grew up in Leiden, but further details are
Life in New England: Philip Delano came to Plymouth as a
single man in November 1621. He most likely lived at first with his aunt
and uncle, Francis and Hester (Mahieu) Cooke. He served on a number of
juries,was appointed surveyor for several years, and volunteered to
serve in the Pequot War in 1637.He lived in Duxbury by 1639.
Family: It is not clear how many children Philip Delano
had, their birth years or which of his two wives bore them.The following
is the current estimation. Philip married (1) Hester Dewsbery on
December 19, 1634, in Plymouth. She died between 1648 and 1653. Philip
married (2) Mary (Pontus) Glass by January 17, 1653/4.
Children attributed to Philip and Hester Delano: