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WHO MAY JOIN?

 

     Men and women, over the age of 18 years, who are lineal descendants of men or women who settled in any of the 18 towns of the Plymouth Colony from 1620 through 1691 may be eligible for member-ship. Again, for purposes of this Society, the term “settler” refers to one who lived in the Colony for at least one year, although possibly in more than one town during that time.

     The initiation fee is $25.  To it must be added either $40 annual dues and membership certificate or the lifetime membership fee of $265, which includes the cost of the membership certificate.

     For these reasons, individuals who settled in one of the 18 towns of the Plymouth Colony are considered propositus ancestors for membership.  For purposes of this Society, the term “Settler” refers to one who lived in the Colony for at least one year, between the years of 1620 and 1692, although possibly in more than one town during that time.  Plymouth Colony consisted of the following towns

     The list of qualifying towns does not include the settlement of Weymouth, which, in 1621 at its first settlement was known as Wessagusset.  This settlement was, in fact, its own colony and in 1630 became part of the Colony of the Massachusetts Bay.

 

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

             
Barnstable (1638) Bridgewater (1656) Bristol (1681) Dartmouth(1652)
Duxbury (1637) Eastham (1651) Freetown (1683) Little Compton (1682)
Marshfield (1640) Middleborough (1669) Plymouth (1620) Rehoboth (1645)
Rochester (1686) Sandwich (1638) Scituate (1633) Swansea (1668)
  Taunton (1639) Yarmouth (1639)  

 

If you are interested in joining this society, please follow the link below to send   

 an e-mail to the Genealogist General at JSK1296@aol.com