The DELANO family of Leiden and Duxbury

Send comments and corrections to

PHILIPPE DE LA NOYE of Leiden and Duxbury
THOMAS DELANO m. Rebecca Alden

First Generation

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]

Second Generation


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.

Third Generation


Parents: Thomas Delano and Rebecca Alden

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


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.

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

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

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

Plymouth Colony Archive Project,

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

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.

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