The DELANO Family of Leiden, South Holland, the Netherlands and Duxbury, Plymouth, MA


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PHILLIPE DELANO (DE LA NOYE) of Leiden and Duxbury
THOMAS DELANO m. Rebecca Alden
SARAH DELANO m. John Drew 2

Generation 1

PHILIPPE DELANO (DE LA NOYE) of Leiden and Duxbury

Parents: Unknown

Philippe de la Noye was a French-speaking Walloon who joined the Pilgrim church in Leiden and who came to New England on the Fortune in 1621. [Ref: notes]

On 2 Jan 1632/3 and on 2 Jan 1633/4 the General Court asked the colonists to pay taxes, in grain or the equivalent. [Ref][Ref] Philippe was assessed relatively low taxes in both years. [Ref]

He is in the Duxbury section of the 1643 list of those between 16 and 60 able to bear arms in Plymouth Colony. [Ref]

In 1664, land was laid out near Namasket (Middleborough) for Philip Delanoy. [Ref]

Children of Philippe Delano:

  1. Thomas Delano married Rebecca Alden.
  2. Mary Delano married Jonathan Dunham on 29 Nov 1655 in Plymouth. [Ref][Ref, p. 602]
  3. Rebecca Delano married John Churchill, on 28 Dec 1686. [Ref]

Generation 2


Parents: Philippe Delano

Thomas Delano married Rebecca Alden in 1667, before 30 Oct. [Ref]

On 30 Oct 1667 Thomas Delano was fined ten pounds for fornication with his wife before marriage. [Ref][Ref]

Children of Thomas Delano and Mary Alden:

  1. Sarah Delano married John Drew.

Generation 3


Parents: Thomas Delano and Rebecca Alden

Sarah Delano married John Drew. [Ref][Ref]


Family Genealogies

Alden, Mrs. Charles L., "Alden Genealogy," in Gary Boyd Roberts, ed., Genealogies of Mayflower Families: from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, v. 1, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1985

Churchill, Gardner Asaph,. The Churchill Family in America. Boston: Pub. by the family of Gardener A. Churchill, 1904. Online:

Court Records

Hayward, Elijah, "Plymouth Colony Records," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 9, 1855, 313-318.


Stratton, Eugene Aubrey, Plymouth Colony: Its History and People 1620 - 1691, Salt Lake City, Ancestry, 1986.

Personal Records

Bradford, William, Of Plymouth Plantation, Alfred A. Knopf , New York, 2001, with an introduction and notes by Samuel Eliot Morison.

Public Records

Shurtleff, Nathaniel B., "List of Those Able to Bear Arms in the Colony of New Plymouth 1643," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 4, 1850, 255-259.

Shurtleff, Nathaniel B., "Plymouth Colony Rates," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 4, 1850, 252-3.

Websites and Projects

Plymouth Colony Archive Project,

Vital Records

Roser, Susan E., comp., Mayflower Marriages, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, c. 1990.