He'd been into the supplies which is
one of the reasons that they were
forced to set up camp near Plymouth
Rock and not search out a better
.our victuals being much spent, especially,
our beer." William Bradford, Pilgrim
leader December 19th, 1620.
Being good Christians, they were hard pressed
to set him adrift in the wilderness and
Captain Jones has made it quite clear that he
did not want they man to continue on the
Mayflower, they resolved to incorporate
him into the community whether he liked it or
not. They made him the brew master.
was arrested on several occasions for breaking
the king's peace, assault & battery and
drinking on the Sabbath, and suffering others
in his house to drink to the point of
following year after another load of pilgrims
arrived, a young woman, Wanda Peach was taken
as a vagrant. She was assigned to stay
with MacThoy, hoping her softer touch would
take some of the fire out of him.
married two months later and the problems at
the house increased. She was arrested
for "suffering Ebenezer "Pikkle"
Pikkleson to attempt to abuse her body by
uncleanesse," and not reporting it.
Pikkle was charged with "lude and sodomiticall
practices tending to sodomye with John
MacThoy--a notorious rogue, and other lude
carryages" with MacThoy's wife, Wanda.
the Merry Mount
Colony sent out the call for recruits, the
threesome dropped what they were doing and
been supposed that Miles Standish led an
attack on Merry Mount when their debauches
became too much for the Puritans to bear.
In truth, the brew master who replaced MacThoy
produced substandard beverages. The
Pilgrims were resolved to get MacThoy back.
They were too late though. John had set
sail for warmer climes by the time they
--Details supplied by the Widow