1. Edward1 DOTY was born in England circa 1599. Edward died August 23, 1655 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts at 56 years of age.(1) He was interred August 1655 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts.
He married Faith CLARKE January 6, 1634/5 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts.(2) Faith was born circa 1618 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. Faith was the daughter of Thurston CLARKE and Faith (--------). Faith died December 1675 in Marshfield, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts at 57 years of age. She was interred December 21, 1675 in Marshfield, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts.
She came from Ipswich, England on the "Francis" in April 1634. She is listed among those passengers not taking the Oath of Allegiance and Supremacy at the Custom House at Ipswich, due to being under age. Her age is indicated as 15 years in the record.
Less than a year after her arrival at Plymouth, she married Edward Doty. In his "History of Plymouth Plantation" completed in 1650, Governor Wiliam Bradford refers to her as Edward Doty's second wife. The colony records contain no indications that Edward was married earlier and no clues to the identity of his first wife.
She and her husband had nine children, the youngest born less than two years prior to his death in 1655. In 1667 she married John Phillips, a widower, and moved to Marshfield where she lived until her death at about 56 years of age.
He was a passenger on the "Mayflower", landing at Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620. He was referred to as a London youth and came as an indentured servant of Stephen Hopkins who was a tanner. It is believed that his being described as a servant meant that he was actually apprenticed to Mr. Hopkins, which was the custom of the times. This is substantiated by the fact that he was the fortieth signer of the Mayflower Compact and subsequently received the same allotment of land and stores as all other single men.
He appears to have been of fiery temperament as he often appeared before the court as both plaintiff and defendant. On 18 June 1621, he and Edward Lister, Stephen Hopkins' other servant, were sentenced to have their head and feet tied together for twenty four hours for being participants in the first duel fought in New England. A number of court appearances involved settlement of business differences with other members of the colony. Others include his acquittal, on 2 January 1633, of wrongfully taking a hog from John Washburne and his conviction for slandering William Bennet by calling him "rogue" on 1 April 1633. On 24 March 1634, he was convicted and fined for breaking the peace by drawing blood from Josias Cooke. Following a complaint of deceitful bargain brought against him by George Clarke, he is convicted and fined, on 2 January 1638, for breaking the King's peace in assaulting George Clarke.
His warm blood and quick temper did not prevent his being regarded by the community as an industrious, energetic, and useful citizen.
Edward DOTY and Faith CLARKE had the following children:
+ 2 i. Edward2 DOTY was born about 1637.
+ 3 ii. John DOTY was born about 1639.
+ 4 iii. Thomas DOTY was born about 1641.
+ 5 iv. Samuel DOTY was born circa 1643.
+ 6 v. Desire DOTY was born 1645.
+ 7 vi. Elizabeth DOTY was born circa 1647.
+ 8 vii. Isaac DOTY was born February 8, 1648/9.
+ 9 viii. Joseph DOTY was born April 30, 1651.
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