3424. Edward DOTY died on Aug 23 1655 in Plymouth,
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Date: 02-28-95 (19:57) Number: 453
From: DAVID SYLVESTER Refer#: NONE
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Subj: Mayflower Compact (1620) Conf: (221) GenealogyY
The Mayflower Compact (1620)
In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal
Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord, King James, by the Grace of God,
of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith,
Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the
Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a voyage to
plant the first colony in the northern Parts of
Virginia; do by these Presents, solemnly and mutually in the Presence
of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together
into a civil Body Politick, for our better
Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid; And
by Virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame such just and equal
Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices, from time to time,
as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the General good of
the Colony; unto which we promise all due Submission and Obedience. In
Witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape Cod the
November, in the Reign of our Sovereign Lord, King James of England,
France and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth.
Anno Domini, 1620
John Carver William Mullins John Billington
Peter Brown Digery Priest Thomas English
Thomas Tinker John Turner William Brewster
John Howland Samuel Fuller Edward Tilly
Edmund Margesson Stephen Hopkins Richard Clark
John Craxton John Alden Edward Winslow
John Allerton Thomas Rogers George Soule
Gilbert Winslow Richard Warren John Goodman
James Chilton Miles Standish Edward Liester
Edward Fuller Francis Cooke Richard Bitteridge
William Bradford Richard Gardiner Moses Fletcher
Francis Eaton Thomas Williams William White
John Ridgate John Tilly Isaac Allerton
Edward Doten Christopher Martin
From David Sylvester, A fellow Doty descendant of Swanville, ME.
Edward Doty came in the Mayflower in the employ of Stephen Hopkins. He
had been apprenticed to a London tanner and was called a servant,
meaning apprentice in the Plymouth records. Hopkins was a tanner. Doty
was among the signers of the famous compact drawn and executed aboard
the Mayflower at Plymouth. He was of the party that set forth to
explore the country, Dec. 6, 1620. That Doty and his fellow apprentice
were not at the time thoroughly Puritanic in their views may be judged
from the fact that they fought a duel. The English disapproved of the
duel, but the Pilgrims saw fit to punish the combatants. They fought
with swords and one was wounded in the hand, the other in the thigh.
They were adjudged by the whole company "to have their heads and feet
tied together, and so to be for 24 hours, without meat and drink,
which was begun to be inflicted, but within an hour because of their
great pains, and at their own and their
master's great request, upon promise of better carriage, they are
released by the governor."
His later disputes he took to court and his name appeared as plaintiff
or defendant often in civil court. In 1624 he was granted land on
Watson Hill, Plymouth for a home lot.
He had joined the church and was admitted a freeman before March 7,
One of his first deeds on record is dated July 12, 1637, Edward Doty
to Richard Derby, signed with a mark. He had many real estate
transactions and his rates show he was in late life a man of property.
His occupation is given as planter, indicating that he did not find
much opportunity to follow his trade. In 1652 he was one of the
purchasers of the Dartmouth tract. The name of his first wife is
unknown. The oldest house in Plymouth is the Doten house; the oldest
wharf was named Doty or Doten. He was married to Faith CLARKE on Jan 6 1634/35 in Plymouth, MA.
CLARKE(71) was born in 1619.
(72) Children were:
i. Thomas DOTY was born in 1641.
ii. Samuel DOTY.
iii. Elizabeth DOTY.
iv. Mary DOTY.
v. Edward DOTY was born in 1637.(73)
vi. John DOTEN(54) was born in 1639 in Plymouth.(74) He died on May 8 1701. (75) John was a farmer, a juror and in 1671 a surveyor. He and most of his
descendants followed the spelling of Doten.
vii. Desire DOTY was born in 1645.(76)
viii. Isaac DOTY was born on Feb 8 1648/49.(77)
1712 ix. Joseph DOTY.
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