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  • Pilgrim Village Families Sketch: Robert Mendum

    Robert Charles Anderson

    Birth: Robert Mendum was born about 1602.

    Death: He died in May 1682.

    Ship: Unknown, 1630

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

    Life in New England: He was in Duxbury by 1639. He was in Kittery, Maine by 1644, where he kept a tavern. He was occasionally in trouble with the courts for allowing excessive drinking and for selling wine and beer contrary to order. In Maine, he served on various juries and was the constable for Kittery several years. Mary Mendum in 1651 was in court on several occasions for cursing and committing assault and battery on several neighbors.

    Family: Robert Mendum married (1) Mary _____ by 1639 and had two children. He married (2) Judith (_____) _____ by 1658.

    Children of Robert and Mary Mendum:

    • Sarah was born about 1647. She married James Muchmore by 1667, if she was his only wife, and had one son. She died before May 1682.
    • Jonathan was born about 1650. He married Mary Raines by about 1675 and had four children. She married (2) John Woodman by August 1693.
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