1George Thomas Little, Henry Sweetser Burrage and Albert Roscoe Stubbs, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, Vol. 2, p. 568 (1909).
"(II) John, son of George and Mary (Becket) Soule, born in 1632, died in 1707, aged seventy-five, resided in Duxbury. At the time his father made his will, John was the eldest child. He was made the chief heir. The portion of the will referring to this matter runs as follows: "And for as much as my eldest son, John Soule, and his family hath in my extreme old age and weakness bin tender and careful of mee and very helpful to mee; and is likely for to be while it shall please God to continew my life heer, therefore I give and bequeath unto my said son, John Soule, all the remainder of my housing and lands whatever." John Soule was freeman, 1653. During the excitement against the Quakers he was fined, October 2, 1660, for attending their meetings. He was surveyor of highways, 1672, 1694; grand juryman, 1675-77-78-83-84; arbitrator between Marshfield and Duxbury, and Plymouth and Duxbury, 1698, involving land disputes; witness to the Indian deed of Bridgewater, dated December 23, 1686, and joined in a remonstrance, 1687, against increasing the salary of Rev. Ichabod Wiswell. He married Esther, probably a daughter of Philip Dela Noye, who died September 12, 1733, aged ninety-five. Their children were: John, Joseph, Joshua, Josiah, Benjamin and two daughters.".