JOHN RIGSDALE

“John Rigsdale and Alice his wife” were passengers to Plymouth in 1620 on the Mayflower, and they both died in the first sickness, during the winter of 1620/1 (Bradford 442, 446].

COMMENTS: Pope, with his usual orthographic indifference, notes an Alice Rickdall who joined the church at Dorchester about 1639, and on this slight basis suggests a possible relationship.

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