Christopher Jones House

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Christopher Jones House - Captain of the Mayflower. There is an exhibition in the Ha’penny Pier Visitor Centre and Jones’s house still exists in King’s Head St (Sara’s home is still opposite although now it is a public house, the Alma).

Harwich was where the Mayflower was registered, and its captain Christopher Jones once lived in King’s Head Street in the town. 

t is believed that Captain Jones was born in Harwich in 1570, and died in 1622. Captain Jones, whose first wife died aged 27 in 1603, married twice at St Nicholas Church in the town.

His one son from his first marriage died in 1596. He had eight children with his second wife. Captain Jones’s name appears in Harwich’s royal charter of 1604.

The rebuilt church and the guildhall is where a copy of the charter is displayed, 

He said the first person to step ashore at Plymouth Rock was Harwich barrel-maker John Alden, whose descendants are said to include Marilyn Monroe and Dick Van Dyke.

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Christopher Jones House

Type:Historic House

Kings Head Street, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3EE

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