and His Descendants for Four Generations

compiled by
Muriel Curtis Cushing

edited by
Margaret Harris Stayer, CG

Published by
General Society of Mayflower Descendants


Philippe Delano, b. Leiden, Holland 1602; bp. in the Walloon Church of Leiden 6 Nov. 1603 ; son of Jan and Marie (Mahieu) de Lannoy; d. bet. 22 Aug. 1681 (memorandum serving as his will) and 4 March 1681/2 (inventory); ae 79 yrs, leaving a personal estate of fifty pounds and thirteen shillings.

He m. (1) Plymouth 19 Dec. 1634 Hester Dew(e)sbury, parents and birth unknown; d. prob. Duxbury bef. 1653 when a deed was signed by second wife Mary.

He m. (2) bet. 4 March 1652 (called widow in father's estate inventory) and 17 Jan. 1653/4 (deed) Mary (Pontus) Glass ; b. ca. 1625 if ae 20 when she first married ; d. after 5 July 1682 as she is mentioned in the settlement of Philip's estate ; dau. of William and Wybra (Hanson) Pontus and widow of James Glass. James and Mary (Pontus) Glass had 4 daus: Hannah Glass, b.1647, d. young; Wybra Glass, b. 1649 m. Joseph Bumpus; Hannah Glass, b. 1651 m. Isaac Billington; and Mary Glass, b. 1652 m. Samuel Hunt.

On 1 March 1676/7 Philip Delano Sr., "aged 74 yrs, or there about" and Mary his wife, took oath that bef. "he married Mary Glass ye relict of James Glass deceased that she ye sd Mary gave all her lands unto her three children Mary, Wybery, and Hannah equally alike."

Philip Delano served on the Plymouth Grand and Petit juries, on the committee to view "the hay grounds," as a surveyor, and volunteered to serve in the Pequot War. In 1633 "Phillip Delanoy" was in the first list of Plymouth Colony Freemen.

In 1623 Philip Delano was granted an acre of land in Plymouth as "passenger on the Fortune" ; the sale of this acre to Stephen Deane in 1627 was the first recorded land sale in the colony.

On 2 Oct. 1637 Philip Delano was granted forty acres, bounded by land of Mr. John Alden lying on the south side, the sea on the east side, and the lands of Edward Bumpasse on the west side.

Philip Delano is on the list of names of Purchasers of Dartmouth who on 7 March 1652 met at Plymouth to make allotment of their shares which had been purchased from the Indians and in 1662 Philip is on the list as being one of "the first borne children of this government" to receive land in Middleborough.

There is no probate record for Philip Delano. An inventory taken and exhibited to the Court on 4 March 1681/2 on the "oath of his son Samuel" mentions only the personal estate with no real estate involved. On 5 July 1682 Thomas and Samuel (only son of the second wife) Delano agreed to follow what they knew to be the intent of their father "do mutually agree to pursue the Reall Will of the Deceased according to a Memorandum." A comparison was made bet. 2 memoranda, - - one dated 22 Aug. 1681 and the other "now drawn." Administration on the estate of "Phillip Delano of Duxborrow" was granted on 7 July 1682 to Samuel Delano.

Only six of Philip's children are named in the memorandum: Philip, Thomas, John, Samuel, Jane, and Rebecca. His wife (not named) was to have a cow and the free use of 1/3 of the orchard and land, both upland and meadow, during her life. Five shillings apiece were bequeathed to his seven eldest children; "two (viz) - Phillip and Thomas - have received theire proportions." All the moveables at his wife's death were to be disposed of amongst his four youngest children.

Children (DELANO) by wife Hester b. prob. Duxbury:

  1. Mary b. ca. 1635

  2. Philip b. say 1637

  3. Hester/Ester b. ca. 1640/1

  4. Thomas b. 21 March 1642 (Delano p.99)

  5. John b. ca. 1644

  6. Jonathan b. ca. 1648

  7. Children (DELANO) by wife Mary b. prob. Duxbury:

  8. Jane b. ca. 1655

  9. Rebecca b. ca. 1657

  10. Samuel b. ca. 1659 (of age in July 1682)

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