Miscellaneous Doty Records

Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi

Edward Doty was a passenger on the Mayflower in 1620; his first wife's identity is
unknown; he married Faith Clarke in 1634 in Plymouth Colony; he died in 1655 in
Duxbury, Plymouth Colony.

May the 20th 1655
In the Name of God Amen

Know all men to whom it may concerne that I Edward Dotten senior of the Towne of
New Plymouth in New England being sicke and yett by the mercye of God in prfect
memory and upon matture Consideration Doe by this my last will and Testament leave
and bequeath my purchase land lying att Coaksett unto my sons; my son Edward I
give a Double portion and the the rest of my sonnes equall alike if they live to the
age of one and twenty.  If they Die before then to bee prted among the rest onely to
my wife I leave a third During her life and then after to returne to my sonnes.  And
unto my loveing wife I give and bequeath my house and lands and meddows within
the precincts of New Plymouth together with all Chattles and moveables that are my
proper goods onely Debts and engagements to bee paid; As for my Share of land att
Punckquetest if it come to anything I give it unto my son Edward; This being my last
will and Testament; I Edward Dotten Doe owne it for my Act and Deed before these my
loveing frinds who are Witnesses and Doe sett my hand to the same; the Day and
yeare above written.
John Howland
Edward Dotten
James Hurst (his Marke)
John Cooke
William Hoskins
Ther being many names besides Coaksett I mean all my purchase land According to
the Deed.

At the generall court held the fift of March 1655; faith the wife of Edward Dotten,
Deceased Did give up and make over all her right and enterest she had in the land of
Edward Dotten att Coaksett or places adjacent unto her Children this shee Did in the
presence of the said Court; held at Plymouth yt Day and yeare above expressed.

The above written Will and Testament of Edward Dotten Deceased was exhibited to
the Court held at Plymouth the fifth of March 1655 on the oathes of Mr. John
Howland, James Hurst, John Cooke and William Hoskins.


Faith Clarke Doty's Prenuptial Contract with John Phillips

Wife of Edward Doty, born in 1618/19 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England; married Edward Doty
in 1934 in Plymouth Colony; after Edward's death, married John Phillips in 1667; died
1675 in Marshfield, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts.

"The said Faith Doty is to enjoy all her house and lands, goods and cattle that shee is
now possessed of to her owne proper use, to dispose of them att her owne free will
from time to time, and att any time, as shee shall see cause.  The children of both the
said parties shall remain att the free and proper and onely dispose of theire owne
naturall parents, as they shall see good to dispose of them."

Faith Clarke Doty Phillips' Will

Wife of Edward Doty, born in 1618/19 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England; married Edward Doty
in 1934 in Plymouth Colony; after Edward's death, married John Phillips in 1667; died
1675 in Marshfield, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts.

Faith Phillips the wife of John Phillips, of Marshfield, "I bequeath to my daughter
Mary 9 pounds in my son John's hands, to my daughter Elizabeth 6 pounds, to my
daughter Mary 3 pounds due by bill of sale, to my daughter Desire 6 pounds, due by
my bill of sale and a warming pan."  On 4 Nov 1676 letters of administration were
granted to her son-in-law, John Rouse, Jr. of Marshfield, husband of her daughter
Elizabeth ... on behalf of himself his wife and sisters: viz Desire Sherman and Mary



1633 The Names of Freemen of eich Towne; Plymouth:
    Edward Dotey

1643 The Names of all the Males that are able to beare Armes from xvj. Yeares old to
    60 Yeares, w'in the severall Towneshipps; Plymouth:
    Edward Dotey

1658 Names of Freemen; First Plymouth:
    Edward Doty

1689 Received and admitted as Freemen at y Generall Court held at Plimouth the first
   Tuesday of June, 1689, these underwritten:
   Edward Dotey, Sen.

1774  Representing Onslow County in the North Carolina Provincial Congress,
    held to elect delegates to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia:
    Benajah Doty

1776  4/4/1776; Representing Onslow County at the Provincial Congress, Halifax,
   (the   fourth meeting of the people in a representative capacity opposed to the
   Royal Government in NC) was:  Benjamin Doty  [
probably 'Benajah']

1776  10/15/1776; Delegate:  Benajah Doty;  "Delegate to Congress, which was not
   only to make laws, but also to form a Constitution, which was to be the cornstone
   of all law; and, as it is well or ill ordered, would tend to the happiness or misery
   of the State."

1778  Member of the General Assembly from Onslow County; House of Commons:
   Benajah Doty

1769 Onslow Co., NC Tax List:
   Doty, Benajah and son; Peter & Mima, 2 white men; 1 Negro man; 1 Negro woman


State of North Carolina, Onslow County
Know all men by these _____, That We, Josiah Warren, Benajah Doty and Hinchey
Warren, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency _____ and his Successors in
Office, in the Sum of _____ Pounds, current Money of this State, for the true Payment
whereof, we do hereby bind ourselves, our Heirs, Executors, Administrators and
Assigns, jointly and severally, firmly by these _____.  Witness our Hands and Seals,
this _____ Day of 1780.

The condition of this obligation is such, That whereas the above-named Josiah
Warren hath made Application for a Licence for a Marriage to be celebrated between
him and Miss Nancy Doty, _____ of St. John's Parish.  Now if it shall appear hereafter,
that there is nothing to obstruct said Marriage, then this Obligation to be void,
otherwise to remain in full Force and Virtue.
Signed, Sealed and Delivered, in the Presence of :
Josiah Warren
Hinchey Warren
Benajah Doty


In the name of God Amen the Twenty Second Day of October One Thousand Seven
Hundred and Eighty, I Benajah Doty of Onslow County in the State of North Carolina
being very sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory Thanks be given
unto God, Therefore calling into mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is
appoiinted for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament
that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my sould into the hands
of God that gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in ____
Christian Burial _____ of my Executors.  Nothing doubting but as the general
Resurrection shall revive the sam again by the mighty power of God, and as _____
such worthy estate where with it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give
Demi_____ and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.  I give to my
loving wife, Elizabeth Doty, two negroes, Tom and Sarah, likewise I give to my wife,
Elizabeth Doty, one horse and side saddle, five cows and calves, she having choice
out of my stock and one bed and bedstead and furniture also the choice of two sows
and piggs and ))))) hoggs for meat and one barrow.  Corn to make beef and all of my
hitching _____, two hocks of bees and a hlaf dozen of chares and one case of bottles
and choice of two wheels, one wooling wheel and one linning wheel, two ewes and
lambs and two trunks and _____ in _____ and all fowls of all kins.  I give to Hester
Brack twenty pounds and no more.  I give Taber Doty four hundred and forty acres of
land lying on the North East of New River and a negro fellow, Bob, one feather bed.  I
give unto my daughter, Nancy Norris, one hundred acres of fine/pineland joining the
land that she now lives on, which land I bought from James Hammons to her and her
heirs ajoins forever and calves and one feather bed.  I give the land whereon I now
live to my two sons, Samuel and Benajah.  Likewise my grist mill that ajoins my land to
be equally divided with the said land by my Executors to them and their Heirs and
apines forever like wised give each of them a feather bed.  My will is that their shall
be a likely young negro woman bought for my son James as soon as sthe money is got
for the sale of my Estate.  Likewise, I give to my son James one feather bed.  Now my
will is that all my estate that is not here in merchandise to be sold and money to be
divided between my three youngs sons.  I like wise constitute make and ordain my
worthy friends Robert Nixon and Stephen Williams Executors and my beloved wife,
Elizabeth Doty, Executrix on this my last will and testament and I do here utterly
disallow, revoke, _____ other forms of testaments with legacies and bequests and
_____ by me in anyways before named willed and bequeathed _____.  And confirming
this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness where of I have here unto
set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
Signed, m sealed in the presence of us:
Francis Chatwin
John Cook
William _onkey
Signed:  Benajah Doty, with seal

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