Thomas Doty

Male 1641 - 1678  (37 years)


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  • Name Thomas Doty 
    Born 1641  Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13
    History birth to death  Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He was a seaman. [4]
    • He was one of the first purchasers of Middleboro, Mass., 1662, and his interest there remained in the family till disposed of by his grandson, but it is probable that he never lived there. [4, 8]
    • On 17 January 1667/68, he conveyed to John Smith all his interest in the land at Dartmouth received as his share from the estate of his father. [4]
    • On 13 December 1670, he was granted 1½ acres for a house plot. [4]
    • A fairly accurate inventory of his property about this time is probably given, for having gotten into a difficulty which obliged him to leave town, we find recorded, 1671-2, March 5: "In reference to a frame of an house framed by Josias Wormall according to agreement with Thomas Dotey, the said Dotey being departed the goument (etc.), the Court ordered that a proffer be made to Joseph Dotey the agent of the said Thomas Dotey to fulfill the conenants of his brother and take the frame, or if he refuses the said Wormall to sell." He did return to Plymouth. [4]
    • On 29 October 1673, "In reference to the complaint of Edward Gray and John Rickard against Thomas Dotey and his companie or boats crew, in reference vnto theire rvmuing theire boate against the said Grayes boate, the Court orders that the said Dotey and his said companie shall pay the sume of twenty and fine shillings towards the losse of an anchor and pts of a road which was lost by the said boatesrunning one against another, which sume is to be payed to the said Gray and Rickard, vnto whom the said anchor and road belonged, and whereas the said mr of the boate was much to blame respecting the prmises, it is ordered by the Court, that hee shall beare a double share of the said award, and that the witnesses who witnessed in the case be allowed seauen shillings." [4]
    • On 4 December 1678, he made his will: Thomas Dotey of Plymouth being very sicke yett haveing the use of his sences and reason Did on the fourth Day of December 1678 Declare these following words To be his last will Namly that all his estate hee Gave absolutely to his wife Mary Dotey to be wholly att her Dispose and left it all with her to Improve and make use of as shee should see best; This hee Declared to be his will as above written ; In the prsence of Edward Dotey and Samuell Eaton and Anne Sav[blotted]*; And it was Comitted to writing December the 5 th within 24 houres after the Death of the said Thomas Dotey; [3, 4]
    • On 28 January 1679, his estate was inventoried.

      An Inventory of the estate of Thomas Doten Deceased taken the 28th Day of January by us whose Names are under written
      Item 2 Cowes 1 Calfe 4 swine - £5 12/
      Item his wearing Clothes - £3 16/
      Item pewter and brasse and Iron ware - £2 2/
      Item 2 Chests and a box - 14/
      Item earthen ware trenchers and spoones & Glasses - 7/
      Item Armes and amunition - £1 13/
      Item bookes - 4/
      Item 25 pound of sheeps woole and 19 pound and an halfe of Cotton woole - £1 5/2
      Item lines and ledds and hookes and spliting kniife - 8/
      Item a butt & old Caske payels & tubbs - 15/
      Item 1 shees and Napkins and blankett and other old linnine £1 1/
      Item 1 paire of boots -12/
      Item 1 spade 1 axe 1 paire of pitchforke tynes & other old Iron - 6/
      Item 3 old baggs one paire of Cards 1 looking Glasse -3/
      Item 10 pond of feathers 10/
      Total £17 16/8

      Debts Dew from the estate
      Item att Boston to John Poole - £1 4/
      Item To ffrancis Douce - 12/
      Item To John Winge - 13/6
      Item To Mary flarnum - 16/

      Debts Due from the estate att Plymouth
      To mr Thomas Clarke - £1 10/
      To Grge Watson - £1 10/
      To John Churchill - 10/
      To John Bryant senir: - 7/
      To Abraham Jackson - 16/

      Ephram Morton
      Willam harlow
      [3]
    • On 3 March 1679, his will was proved. He left all of his property to his wife, Mary. [4]
    Died 4 Dec 1678-5 Dec 1678  Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 9, 11, 12
    Full Review Completed 30 Jan 2020 
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Person ID I2404  | Boudreau Line
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2020 

    Father Edward Doty 
    Mother Failth Clark 
    Family ID F1870  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Churchill,   b. 1 Aug 1654, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 21 Oct 1725, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14
    Married 30 Oct 1672-Mar 1674/75  Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 9, 13, 14
    Notes 
    • The question of whether Thomas Doty had one wife or two, has been a matter of conjecture for many years. An examination of all the many court documents proves that Thomas Doty had only one wife, Mary Churchill. [9]
    Children 
     1. Martha Doty,   b. Apr 1672-May 1672, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Hannah Doty,   b. 16 Dec 1675, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1754  (Age 78 years)
     3. Thomas Doty,   b. 22 Jul 1679, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F1865  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1641 - Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - birth to death - Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Oct 1672-Mar 1674/75 - Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Dec 1678-5 Dec 1678 - Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2002] ------------- Secondary Sources -------------.

    2. [S90] Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, volume I (A-F), (Boston: New England Historic Genealogy Society, 1995).

    3. [S1820] Boweman, George Ernest. "Thomas Doty's Will and Inventory", (Boston: The Mayflower Descendant Volume 4, 1902).

    4. [S1818] Doty, Ethan Allen. Doty-Doten Family in America: Descendants of Edward Doty, an Emigrant by the Mayflower, 1620, (Brooklyn, New York: Ethan Allen Doty, 1897).

    5. [S1823] Doty, Ethan Allen. Edward Doty: A Mayflower Passenger and Plymouth Settler, (Philadelphia: Ethan Allen Doty, 1954).

    6. [S934] Landis, John T. Mayflower Descendants and their Marriages for Two Generations after the Landing, (Washington, DC: Bureau of Military and Civic Achievement, 1922).

    7. [S1822] Lawrence, Ethel V. Continuing the Line of Doty-Lawrence Family as Found in "Doty-Doten Family" by Ethan Allen Doty, (East Northfield, Massachusetts: manuscript, 1940).

    8. [S1821] MacKenzie, George Norbury. Colonial Families of the United States of America Volume 4, (New York: George Norbury MacKenzie, 1914).

    9. [S1824] Merrick, Barbara Lambert. Doty and Churchill of Plymouth Colony: The Two Claimed Wives of Thomas Doty, (New Haven, Connecticut: The American Genealogist, Volume 71, 1996).

    10. [S72] Pope, Charles Henry. The Pioneers of Massachusetts , (Boston: Charles H. Pope, 1900).

    11. [S1756] Roser, Susan E. Mayflower Increasings 2ed Edition, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1989).

    12. [S91] Torrey, Clarence Almon. New England Marriage Prior to 1700, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985).

    13. [S1239] Pratt, Melvyn. Report to Eddy Family Reunion 1999, (Polo Alto, California: manuscript, 1999).

    14. [S793] Norris, D. W. and H.A. Feldman. The Wells Family , (Milwaukee: Cramer-Krasselt Company, 1942).



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