Dowty, Thomas (Doughty)

Battle:3 Sep 1650, Battle of Dunbar, at Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Ship/Arrival:Unity; Dec 1650
Prisoner and List:“Thomas Dowty” #19 on ‘George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar List
Name Variations:Doughty, Doutie, Dowty
Residences:Oyster River, New Hampshire; Salem and Malden, Massachusetts; and Kittery and Saco, Maine
Other SPOW Associations:
Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy; please independently verify all data.

Published: 17 Feb 2016, Updated: 15 Oct 2018
Page contributors: Karen Doughty, Robert Doughty, Ray Dusek, Carol Gardner, Diane McCabe, Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust, B. Craig Stinson, Virginia (Doughty) Vaught


IMPORTANT UPDATE! (July 2018)
According to, Christopher Gerrard, Pam Graves, Andrew Millard, Richard Annis, and Anwen Caffell, in, Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650, (England: Oxbow Books, 2018), on page 249, Thomas is categorized as:

Probable [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity]

Dowty/Doughty, Thomas. Residences: Oyster River NH, Salem, Malden MA, Kittery, Saco ME. Appears: 1658. B.c.1630. D.1705. One of Valentine Hill’s seven Scots. Failed in an attempt to revive the Great Works Mill at Kittery in 1665. [Exiles; DR; BCS; SPOWS; Ch.7 & 8]

For explanations of the category, abbreviations and references see List of Dunbar prisoners from Lost Lives, New Voices.


First Generation in the New World

1. THOMAS¹ DOUGHTY, was born, presumably in Scotland about 1630 and died at Salem in 1705. Probate recorded on 12 March 1706. He married at Saco, York County, Maine on 24 Jan 1669, ELIZABETH BULLY/BULLIE, she was born at Saco in 1653 and died at Windham, CT in 1715.1

Biographical Notes:
The Involuntary American: A Scottish Prisoner’s Journey to the New World, by Carol Gardner, Hardcover, Available for pre-order at Amazon. Released October 25, 2018.
“1658 – received as an inhabitant of Dover [New Hampshire] [HTDNH 78]
Abt 1660 – lived with Valentine Hill, cut a road for Hill to his meadow at Wheelwright’s Pond; Hill paid Doughty £10 for cutting the road [HTDNH 78]
1661-1665 – taxed at Oyster River [New Hampshire]
1663 – he and John Wingate were partners in a logging contract
5 Jul 1664 – Thomas Doughty was bondsman promising that Peter Grant would appear in court to answer on the charge of bigamy.
Doughty gained high repute as a lumberman
Succeeded Roger Plaisted at the Great Works mill [also OKAHF 129]
Must have had a mill of his own at Doughty’s Falls, Berwick
1667 – removed to the mill at upper Kittery and the Saco Falls mills with Henry Brown and James Orr [GDMNH 114]
24 Jan 1669-70 – married Elizabeth Bully (aka Bulie) at Saco
before Philip’s War [1675] had removed to Wells, where he remained throughout that conflict
1686 – was a tenant of Mrs. Bridget Phillip’s mill at Saco
His petition to Andros mentioned a gristmill built by himself
1688 – Saco town treasurer” ~ Craig Stinson
He left children, viz., James who married, 10 April 1707, Mary Robinson in Hampton, N.H., and settled in Cape Elizabeth, Me.; Joseph of Salem; Elizabeth who married Thomas Thomes and went to Falmouth, Me.; Benjamin; Margaret, who married Samuel Wilson of Malden, Mass.; Abigail who married at Lynn, Mass., 28 October 1717, Robert Edmonds; and Patience who married Benjamin Follett of Salem, Mass. The descendants of Thomas Doughty are many in Maine and Massachusetts.” ~ Craig Stinson (See Craig’s research below.)
From Craig Stinson: “The Genealogical Dictionary of of Maine and New Hampshire, p 200, lists 7 children of Thomas Doughty (aka Dowty). Four are girls, so the surnames of those children are many… Thomas, Chamberlain, Wilson, Follet, Edmunds, Potter.
The three Doughty boys are:
Joseph (married Elizabeth Nurse in Salem in 1707, administered his father’s estate, died about 1751, 3 children)
James (born about 1680, married Mary Robinson) – this is the person to which Carol Gardner is referring.
Benjamin (settled in Windham, CT)
Carol Gardner wrote: “If the James Douty on your tree is the one who resided in Portland (then called “Falmouth”) Maine after about 1715, and married Mary Robinson (from Hampton or “Quamscuk,” NH), he was the third son of Thomas Doughty. I can’t speak to later generations of his family, except to say that his son David settled on Chebeague Island, Maine.” ~ Carol Gardner

Children of Thomas and Elizabeth (Bully) Doughty: (Seven children)
2. i. JOSEPH DOUGHTY, (Thomas¹), died about 1751; m. at Salem on 4 Dec 1707, ELIZABETH NURSE.
2. ii. ELIZABETH DOUGHTY,(Thomas¹), m. THOMAS THOMES/TOMS/TOMAS (PR)
2. iii. BENJAMIN DOUGHTY,(Thomas¹), settled in Windham, Connecticut.
2. iv. JAMES DOUGHTY,(Thomas¹), born about 1680; m. at Hampton, NH on 10 Apr 1707, MARY ROBINSON. (In Probate Record below.) She was b. at Exeter, NH in 1685; d. 1772.
2. v. MARGARET DOUGHTY,(Thomas¹), m., SAMUEL WILSON, of Malden.
2. vi. ABIGAIL DOUGHTY,(Thomas¹), m. at Lynn, Massachusetts on 28 Oct 1717, ROBERT EDMONDS.
2. vii. PATIENCE DOUGHTY,(Thomas¹), m. at Salem on 13 Mar 1706/7, BENJAMIN FOLLETT/FOLLIT.

Second Generation

2. i. JOSEPH² DOUGHTY, (Thomas¹), probably born at Saco and died about 1751. He married at Salem on 4 Dec 1707, ELIZABETH NURSE.

Biographical Notes:
Administered his father’s estate.

Salem, Massachusetts, Marriages Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).
Salem, Massachusetts, Marriages Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).

Children of Joseph and Elizabeth (Nurse) Doughty:
3. i. MARY³ DOUGHTY,(Joseph², Thomas¹), b. at Salem in 1708; m. at Salem on 6 Jun 1728, WILLIAM TWISS.
3. ii. ELIZABETH³ DOUGHTY,(Joseph², Thomas¹), b. at Salem in 1710; d. 1783; m. at Salem on 17 Sep 1729, JONATHAN SOUTHWICK.
3. iii. DESIRE³ DOUGHTY,(Joseph², Thomas¹), born in 1717; d. in 1759; m. at Mansfield in 1737/8.
3. iv. JOSEPH³ DOUGHTY,(Joseph², Thomas¹), baptized 17 Dec 1727; d. 14 Jul 1791; m. at Salem on 28 jul 1747, ELIZABETH TWISS.

2. ii. ELIZABETH DOUGHTY, (Thomas¹), m. THOMAS THOMES/TOMS/TOMAS (PR)

2. iii. BENJAMIN DOUGHTY, (Thomas¹), moved to Windham, Connecticut.

2. iv. JAMES DOUGHTY, (Thomas¹), was born possibly at Saco, York, Maine about 1680 and died in 1760. He married at Hampton, New Hampshire on 10 Apr 1707, MARY ROBINSON. (In Probate Record below.)

Sanborn, George Freeman, Jr., and Sanborn, Melinde Lutz. Vital records of Hampton, New Hampshire : to the end of the year 1900. Boston, Mass: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1992. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2016)
Sanborn, George Freeman, Jr., and Sanborn, Melinde Lutz. Vital records of Hampton, New Hampshire : to the end of the year 1900. Boston, Mass: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1992. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2016)

Children of James and Mary (Robinson) Doughty/Doutee:
3. DAVID³ DOUGHTY, (James², Thomas¹), b. in 1720 and died 1800. He settled on Chebeague Island, Maine; m. at Falmouth, on 14 May 1742, SARAH GETCHELL, she was b. 1723, d. at Brunswick, ME in 1800.

4. STEPHEN DOUGHTY, (David³, James², Thomas¹), b. at Falmouth in 1750 and died in at Topsham, ME in Jul 1834; m. at Topsham in 1768, HANNAH WALLACE, she was at Cape Elizabeth, ME, in 1742; d. at Topsham ME, in 1832.

2. v. MARGARET² DOUGHTY, (Thomas¹), m., SAMUEL WILSON, of Malden.

2. vi. ABIGAIL² DOUGHTY, (Thomas¹), was born at Saco in 1684. She died at Salem in Jul 1761. She married at Lynn, Massachusetts on 28 Oct 1717, ROBERT/ROBARD? EDMONDS, 1688-1749.

Children of Robert and Abigail (Doughty) Edmonds:
3. i. GEORGE³ EDMONDS, (Abigail², Thomas¹), 1718-?
3. ii. ELIZABETH³ EDMONDS, (Abigail², Thomas¹), 1720-?
3. iii. JOSEPH³ EDMONDS, (Abigail², Thomas¹), 1724-1795
3. iv. JOHN³ EDMONDS, (Abigail², Thomas¹), 1738-1816

2. vii. PATIENCE DOUGHTY, (Thomas¹), was born probably in Saco, York, Maine about 1680. She died at Windham, Windham, CT on 18 Oct 1726. She married at Salem, Massachusetts on 13 Mar 1706/7, BENJAMIN FOLLET, Lieutenant, 1676-1752.

Children of Benjamin and Patience (Doughty) Follet:
3. i. ELIZABETH³ FOLLET, (Patience², Thomas¹), 1707-1778
3. ii. ABIGAIL³ FOLLET, (Patience², Thomas¹), 1709-1784
3. iii. HANNAH³ FOLLET, (Patience², Thomas¹), 1710-1716
3. iv. MARY³ FOLLET, (Patience², Thomas¹), 1711-1751
3. v. SUSANNAH³ FOLLET, (Patience², Thomas¹), 1712-1748
3. vi. BENJAMIN³ DOUGHTY FOLLET, (Patience², Thomas¹), 1715-1788
3. vii. REBECKAH³ FOLLET, (Patience², Thomas¹), 1716-?
3. viii. HEZEKIAH³ FOLLET, (Patience², Thomas¹), 1717-1782
3. ix. JOSEPH³ FOLLET, (Patience², Thomas¹), 1721-1724

Pacenc Late Wife Of ___ Benjamin Follet Who Died ___ Headstone at Windham, Windham, Connecticut

Sources and Notes:
Google Documents, shared by Sharon Alexander:
~”Thomas Doughty 1630 Scotland
Married Elizabeth Bullie 24 Jan 1669 in Saco”
Genealogical dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire by Noyes, Libby, Davis
Part III, page 200 https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE206
~Scotch Exiles in New England Author Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn, Maine Historical Society Coll. 733 Coll. 831. Probate records of Thomas’ will (James) (pg 72)
~History of the town of Durham, New Hampshire (Oyster River Plantation) with genealogical notes by Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn, 1850-1927; Thompson, Lucien, b. 1859; Meserve, Winthrop Smith, b. 1838 (vol 1)
~The First Permanent Settlement in Maine by Everett S. Stackpole Excerpt from Sprague’s Journal of Maine History, Vol. XIV, No. 4 (Prepared for the meeting of the Piscataqua Pioneers at South Berwick, August 18, 1926.)
~Androscoggin Historical Society Lewiston – Auburn Maine. “Ancestry of John A Hicks and Ada Rowe Hicks 1600-1952” LDS Film 007725058 image 256; Roll GM 1266
~Historical Memoranda of Ancient Dover, NH by John Scales and Alonzo Quint
~Early Vital Records of Saco and Biddeford, Me., New England Historical Genealogical Register, vol 71
~New England Marriages Prior to 1700
~History of Saco and Biddeford, with notices of other early settlements,… by George Folsom
~Lamprey River online Lesson 6 PEOPLE OF THE RIVER (1) – need original source (http://www.lampreyriver.org/education-and-outreach-curriculum-lesson-6)
~[Wooden Buildings in Early Maine and New Hampshire: A technological . . . by R. Candee Thomas Doughty, another of Hill’s first seven Scots, ]
~Mentioned in John Cutt’s (first president of New Hampshire) will, sec 3d http://www.seacoastnh.com/brewster/5.html
~The History of Portland, from Its First Settlement, With Notices of the Neighbouring Towns, and of the Changes of Government in Maine… – William Willis page 13
~On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 9:05 PM Karen Doughty <> wrote: Re: Samuel and Sarah Mann Doughty – I have found a death certificate for Harriet Doughty Getchell that indicates Samuel and Sarah Mann Doughty of Topsham were her parents. Harriet was born in 1824. I have also found information in the book, History of Woodstock, Me., with Family Sketches and an Appendix by William Berry Lapham, 1882. There is a segment on Samuel B. Doughty, whose parents were also Samuel and Sarah Mann Doughty. Samuel B. was born in 1805. It looks like they may have had 12 children between the years 1805 and 1824. From the History of Woodstock: ” Samuel B. Doughty came here in 1854 and settled in Sigotch. He was by trade a calker and after he came here he frequently spent portions of his summers working at his trade in the ship-yards of Bath. He was born in Topsham, October 16, 1805; was the son of Samuel and Sarah (Mann) Doughty, the former born in Topsham, in 1781, and the latter in Gloucester, Mass, 1785; grandson of Stephen and Hannah (Wallis) Doughty, the former born on the “Great Island” in Harspwell, and the latter in Gloucester, Mass. The grandfather of Stephen Doughty is said to have been a Scotchman. Samuel B. Doughty, who came here, was married Nov. 7, 1833, to Mary Willson, who was born in Bowdoin, February 19, 1815. “
~Black, George Fraser, 1866-1948. The Surnames of Scotland, Their Origin Meaning and History, (New York : New York Public Library & Readex Books, 1962), First published in 1946. “Doughty” is a Scottish surname.
~Carol Gardner wrote: “If the James Douty on your tree is the one who resided in Portland (then called “Falmouth”) Maine after about 1715, and married Mary Robinson (from Hampton or “Quamscuk,” NH), he was the third son of Thomas Doughty. I can’t speak to later generations of his family, except to say that his son David settled on Chebeague Island, Maine.” ~ Carol Gardner
~Thomas Doughty at Geni.com.
~On 9 April 2018, Virginia (Doughty) Vaught said,
Please add me as a descendant & researcher of Thomas Doughty/Dowty 1630-1705. My line:
Thomas Doughty/Dowty (1630-1705)
James Doughty (1680-1760)
David Doughty (1720-1800)
Stephen Doughty (1750-1834)
Stephen W Doughty (1777-1855)
Stephen W Doughty (Jr) (1801-1845)
Isaiah Doty (1827-1900)
Frank Edward Doty (1853-1912)
Merle William Doty (1880-1945)
Ernest William Doty (1903-1990)
Margaret Rae Doty (1934-1995)
Virginia Marie Doughty (This is me)
Thank you,
Virginia (Doughty) Vaught
Nampa, Idaho
~In March 2018, Robert Doughty () said:
“I’m not sure this is the same family, but the Province and Court Records of Maine, Volume 1, Page 272 show Thomas Doughty (my ancestor) was a grand jury member, September 18, 1666 in court at Cascoe and Kittery, Maine. At this court session, Thomas Chick was indicted for misbehavior. Thomas Chick and Thomas Doughty engaged themselves in a bond of 10 pounds that Chick “shall be of good behavior towards all persons, especially toward the wife of Davie Hamilton.”
~On 28 March 2018, Diane McCabe said, “James [Doughty²] owned land on Queen Street, Portland, Maine. Plot plan is on file at Portland City Hall. He later sold his land, and moved to Cape Elizabeth (now South Portland). I have not been able to find where he is buried. Maine Historical Society assisted me with my search.”
~On 8 Oct 2016, Karen Doughty said:
After my dad (an only child), in reverse order, and all in Berwick/Falmouth/Brunswick/Topsham/Auburn:
Gen 3: Fred E. Doughty and Augusta Wellman
Gen 4: Fred A. Doughty and Isabelle Leighton
Gen 5: Alvin S. Doughty and Lelia Smith
Gen 6: George L. Doughty and Sabrina ?
Gen 7: Samuel Doughty and Sarah Mann
Gen 8: Stephen Doughty and Hannah Wallace
Gen 9: David Doughty and Sarah Getchell
Gen 10: James Doughty and Mary Robinson
Gen 11: Thomas Doughty and Elizabeth Bully
~In 2016, Carol Gardner said:
“I’m a researcher for Thomas Doughty. I know that there was a Henry Brown in Maine who lived much of his life with James Orr. They were both Dunbar prisoners and both started as slaves of Valentine Hill at Oyster River. Later, they moved to Wells, Maine where they operated a mill with another Scot, Robert Stewart. Thomas Doughty had a couple of lumber contracts with them, and may have resided with, or near them, during King Philip’s War.”


Scots at Oyster River
Thomas Doughty (abt. 1630-abt. 1705)
By B. Craig Stinson

Thomas Doughty, got his start working at Valentine Hill’s mill and also cutting a road for him in 1660. He soon gained repute as a lumberman and an owner of mills, including the Great Works mill, the Saco mills, and his own mill at Doughty’s Falls at Berwick. He was often the bondsman for a Scot in trouble, including in 1664 when Peter Grant was to appear in court on the charge of bigamy. He died about 1705, about 75 years of age.

Thomas Doughty, aka Dowty
#19 on “The Dunbar Prisoners” list

GDMNH 200:
Born abt 1630 (about 70 in 1700)
1658 – received as an inhabitant of Dover [HTDNH 78]
Abt 1660 – lived with Valentine Hill, cut a road for Hill to his meadow at Wheelwright’s Pond; Hill paid Doughty £10 for cutting the road [HTDNH 78]
1661-1665 – taxed at Oyster River
1663 – he and John Wingate were partners in a logging contract
5 Jul 1664 – Thomas Doughty was bondsman promising that Peter Grant would appear in court to answer on the charge of bigamy.
Doughty gained high repute as a lumberman
Succeeded Roger Plaisted at the Great Works mill [also OKAHF 129]
Must have had a mill of his own at Doughty’s Falls, Berwick
1667 – removed to the mill at upper Kittery and the Saco Falls mills with Henry Brown and James Orr [GDMNH 114]
24 Jan 1669-70 – married Elizabeth Bully (aka Bulie) at Saco
before Philip’s War [1675] had removed to Wells, where he remained throughout that conflict
1686 – was a tenant of Mrs. Bridget Phillip’s mill at Saco
His petition to Andros mentioned a gristmill built by himself
1688 – Saco town treasurer
In the next war he withdrew to Malden
He was often bondsman for a Scot in trouble
HTDNH 78 says the Indians drove him from Wells to Salem, MA, where he died about 1705
Estate settled 1710
7 children named; many descendants

Sources:
HTDNH History of the Town of Durham, New Hampshire, vol. 1, Everett S. Stackpole and Lucien Thompson, 1913, p. 78.
GDMNH Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, Noyes, Libby, and Davis, Portland, Maine: The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1928-1939, pp. 114, 200.
OKAHF Old Kittery and Her Families, Everett S. Stackpole, Lewiston, Maine, Press of the Lewiston Journal Company, 1903, p. 129.

B. Craig Stinson
July 24, 2016
______________________________________________________________

~I believe this excerpt about Thomas Doughty from p. 78 of Stackpole’s History of the Town of Durham, New Hampshire, refers to the Thomas Dowty #19 being researched by this group. ~ Craig Stinson
Thomas Doughty was received as an inhabitant of Dover in 1658. He was born in 1630, as a deposition shows. In this deposition he declares that he worked for Valentine Hill and cut a road for Hill to his meadow at Wheelwright’s Pond, where said Hill built a house and kept cattle. Hill paid Doughty ten pounds for cutting the road. Doughty removed to Great Works, South Berwick, and managed the sawmill there a short time. He married, 24 June 1669, Elizabeth Bulie of Saco. The Indians drove him from Wells to Salem, Mass., where he died about the year 1705. He left children, viz., James who married, 10 April 1707, Mary Robinson in Hampton, N.H., and settled in Cape Elizabeth, Me.; Joseph of Salem; Elizabeth who married Thomas Thomes and went to Falmouth, Me.; Benjamin; Margaret, who married Samuel Wilson of Malden, Mass.; Abigail who married in Lynn, Mass., 28 October 1717, Robert Edmonds; and Patience who married Benjamin Follett of Salem, Mass. The descendants of Thomas Doughty are many in Maine and Massachusetts.” ~Shared by Craig Stinson

Essex County, MA- Probate File Papers, 1638-1881 (3) 2
Essex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881.Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.)

Vital Records from The NEHGS Register (2)
Vital Records from The NEHGS Register. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (Compiled from articles originally published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register.)

Legal Issues, shared by Ray Dusek:
~As early as 1661, he was having legal troubles, and the York County court records in Maine are our source of Thomas and his legal activities over the next several years.
~In 1661 Leeft (Fafayette) Phillips sued Thomas to recover debt of 11 pounds 11 shillings 7-1/2 pence and court costs.
~Three years later Thomas sued Ensign John Barrett for 21 pounds 9 shilling and Court cost of 26 pence.
~That same year John Barrett sued Thomas for breach of contract and was awarded his claim plus court costs.
~Again on 13 September 1664, when the court met in Saco, John Barrett Sr. of Wells, brought action against Doughty for `unjust molestation` and the court found for the defendant.
~When court convened in June of 1664 there was a case before it involving one Peter Grant (Grant was a documented deported prisioner on the UNITY with Thomas) who had been living with one Joane Grant, widow, without having been officially married to her.
~ She, `being bigg with child` the court accepted a bond of 20 pounds from Thomas Doughty who garenteed that Peter would `maintayne the child`. Little did Thomas realize that he would be in a similar predicament in five years time.
~At the end of 1666 Grand Jury meeting, Thomas Doughty and Thomas Chicke “do ingage themselves in a bond of ten pounds unto our sovereign Lord the King, that said Chicke shall be of good behavior towards all persons, especially toward the wife of Davie Hamilton (another UNITY prisoner).”
~In 1667, he was sued by Alexander Maxwell (another UNITY prisoner) for “not payment of a debt due, to the value of 13 pounds 10 shilling with damages”.
~About the same time, James Warrine (a UNITY prisioner) brought action against Doughty for not paying a debt.
~On 7 July 1670, he payed a fine of 10 shillings. Two days earlier the Court entry reads “Wee present Thomas Doughty and Elizabeth.
~Doughty for having a child unlawfully begotton” and then, “Thomas Doughty ownes the presentation in Court, fined 5 pounds and paying the officers fee 5 shillings with an admonition is discharged”.
~For a change, in 1671, Thomas filed a suit which he won and recieved 10 pounds 26 shillings and 40 shillings for cost.
~Then on 4 July 1671 he was sued over the “taking away of pine loggs”.
~Twice during 1673, George Norton brought suit at York meeting of the Court. Once, Norton was allowed costs for not prosecuting his action against Doughty. The next year, Norton again sued Thomas Doughty over an unpayed debt.
~At the same meeting of the Court, Doughty went bail for Richard Gibson, who had struck his commanding officer, Captian Charles Frost, while he, Gibson, had been intoxicated. The bail of 20 pounds was to garentee Gibson’s good behavior. The Court stipulated that the “said Richard Gibson hereby stands Ingaged to performe honest service unto said Doughty for one whole years tyme”. At the end of this service, Doughty was to pay Gibson about 76 pounds for his services satisfactorally rendered. (Sinnett, in his Doughty Genealogy, states that Thomas’ wife was Elizabeth Gibson, so was Richard Gibson, Thomas’s brother-in-law and did Elizabeth Gibson die before Thomas married Elizabeth Bully?)
~Not all of Thomas’ problems were civil ones, for we find that the Court at Yorke, under the date of 6 July 1675, entered the following, “Wee present Thomas and his wife for not frequenting the publique worship of God on the Lords days according to law”.
~In 1676, Norton was again suing Thomas Doughty, James Dare and Hene Browne, but this time the Court found for the defendants.
~Then on 2 April 1678, Thomas sued under two different suits. Both against H. Sayword over fifty thousand-one hundred foote of boards and the Court called them ‘non-suits’.
~In 1681, Thomas appeared in Kittery Court to pay the fine of Abra Collins, ‘common lyar and drunkard’, and six months later he paid a second time for the same scotsman.
~Again in 1685 and twice in 1689, Thomas was involved in a couple of judgements and a suit for the withholding of payment of his debts.
~Thomas often went bond for Scotsmen, when court problems arose. He must have been a man of means to be able to continue putting up bail for others, but he may have been repaid in full for work that he was able to get out of these unfortunates, who had run afoul of the law.

  1. “Thomas Doutie maried Elyzabeth Bullie Jan 24 1669” Vital Records from The NEHGS Register. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (Compiled from articles originally published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register.) https://www.americanancestors.org/DB522/i/21135/126/426743779 []

Eager, William

Battle:Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Ship/Arrival:Unity, Dec 1650
Prisoner and List:
Name Variations:
Residences:
Other SPOW Associations:
Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy; please independently verify all data.

Published: 15 Dec 2014, Updated: 21 Aug 2018
Page contributors: Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust


William Eager, #21 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list
Surname variations: Eager, Eger, Auger, Agar, Ager, Augur


IMPORTANT UPDATE! (July 2018)
According to, Christopher Gerrard, Pam Graves, Andrew Millard, Richard Annis, and Anwen Caffell, Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650, (England: Oxbow Books, 2018), on page 249, William is categorized as:

Probable [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity]

Eager/Auger/Augur/Eger/Agar/Ager, William. Residences: Cambridge, Malden MA. Appears: 1659. D.1690. Explicitly attested as Scot and appears at the appropriate time. [Exiles; SPOWS]

For explanations of the category, abbreviations and references see List of Dunbar prisoners from Lost Lives, New Voices.


Find his descendants and researchers here.

First Generation in the New World

1. WILLIAM¹ EAGER, “Scotchman” was born presumably in Scotland about 1629 and died at Marlborough*, Middlesex, Massachusetts* on 4 April 1690*. He married, first, at Malden*, Middlesex, Massachusetts on 7 Oct 1659*, RUTH HILL*, daughter of Abraham and Sarah (Long) Hill. He married, second, at Cambridge on 13 Apr 1680, LYDIA CHEEVER, widow of Thomas Barrett and Arthur Cole (Coale).

Biographical Notes:
c. c. [County Court Returns] Augur, William, m. Ruth Hill. Capt. Marshall. 7 (10), 1659.” From: Births, Marriages and Deaths from the Town of Malden, Massachusetts, 1649-1850.
He left a will which can be seen at: Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.) Unfortunately it is in poor condition and difficult to read. One of his descendants needs to print out the will and carefully try to transcribe it as there does seem to be a lot of information in the will.

Malden, a hilly woodland area north of the Mystic River, was settled by Puritans in 1640 on land purchased in 1629 from the Pennacook tribe. The area was originally called the “Mistick Side” and was a part of Charlestown. It was incorporated as a separate town in 1649. The name Malden was selected by Joseph Hills, an early settler and landholder, and was named after Maldon, England.~Wikipedia

Children of William and Ruth (Hill) Eager:
2. i. WILLIAM EAGER*, (William¹)*, b. and d.* at Malden* on 20 Dec 1661*; DIED YOUNG. (Births, Marriages and Deaths from the Town of Malden, Massachusetts, 1649-1850. Page 328.)
2. ii. WILLIAM EAGER*, (William¹), b. at Malden* on 30 Nov 1662*; d. before 1684. (“Augur” on birth record at Malden)
2. iii. ZACHARIAH EAGER, (William¹), b. at Malden in Oct 1667; d. at Marlborough on 5 Jul 1742.
2. iv. ABRAHAM EAGER, Captain, (William¹), b. at Malden on 11 July 1670; d. at Shrewsbury, MA on 25 Oct 1734; m. on 15 Nov 1692, LYDIA WOODS, dau. of John and Lydia (Rice) Woods
2. v. ZERUBBABEL EAGER, (William¹), b. at Cambridge on 8 Jun 1672; d. at Marlborough on 9 Jan 1746/7; m. on 23 Mar 1698, HANNAH KERLEY, dau. of Henry and Elizabeth Ward Howe Kerley.
2. vi. MARTHA EAGER, (William¹), b. at Cambridge on 26 Oct 1674.
2. vii. RUTH EAGER, (William¹), b. at Cambridge on 1 Feb 1677; d. at Marlborough on 25 Dec 1768; m., JOHN BANISTER.
2. viii. SARAH EAGER, (William¹), b. at Cambridge on 25 Jun 1679

Children of William and Lydia (Cheever) Barrett Cole Eager:
2. ix. MARGARET EAGER, (William¹), b. 25 May 1681, d. Cambridge in 1725; m. ISAAC MANNING
2. x. MERCY EAGER, (William¹), b. at Marlborough on 20 Oct 1682.
2. xi. LYDIA EAGER, (William¹), b. at Marlborough on 20 Jun 1684.
2. xii. JAMES EAGER, Captain, (William¹), b. at Marlborough on 21 Sep 1686; m. TABITHA HOWE.
2. xiii. JACOB EAGER, (William¹), b. at Marlborough in 1688.
2. xiv. JOHN EAGER, (William¹), b. at Marlborough on 6 Jun 1689; d. 18 Jan 1756.

Second Generation

2. i. WILLIAM EAGER, (William¹ & Ruth), was born and died at Malden in 1661. DIED YOUNG.

2. ii. WILLIAM EAGER, (William¹ & Ruth), was born at Malden on 30 Nov 1662 and died before 1684.

2. iii. ZACHARIAH EAGER*, (William¹ & Ruth), was born at Malden in Oct 1667* and died at Marlborough on 5 Jul 1742*. He married at Marlborough/Framingham* by 1694*, ELIZABETH NEWTON*. Elizabeth* died at Marlborough* on 18 Jan 1756*.(Torrey’s NE Marriages to 1700) (In will, probate 1690 “William Eager”)

Children of Zachariah and Elizabeth (Newton) Eager:
3. WILLIAM EAGER
*, born* at Marlborough* on 14 Feb 1697*.
3. MARGRET EAGER*, died* at Marlborough* on 19 Jul 1726*.
3. PHINEHAS EAGER*, son, died* at Marlborough* on 28 May 1729*.

2. iv. ABRAHAM EAGER*, Captain, (William¹ & Ruth), was born at Malden on 11 July 1670 and died at Shrewsbury, Mass. on 25 Oct 1734. He married at Marlborough/Worcester/Shrewsbury* on 15 Nov 1692*, LYDIA WOODS*, daughter of John and Lydia (Rice) Woods. (In will)

Children of Abraham and Lydia (Woods) Eager:
3. i. MARTHA EAGER*, b. at Marlborough* on 15 Aug 1693*.
3. ii. LYDIA EAGER*, b. at Marlborough* on 3 Jul 1696*.
3. iii. SARAH EAGER*, b. at Marlborough* on 27 May 1699*.
3. iv. HAZADIAH EAGER*, daughter*, b. at Marlborough* on 1 Jul 1701*.
3. v. PHEBE EAGER*, b. at Marlborough* on 11 Feb 1703*.
3. vi. ZERUIAH EAGER*, daughter*, b. at Marlborough* on 17 Sep 1705*.
3. vii. LUCY EAGER
*, b. at Marlborough* on 15 Jul 1707*.
3. viii. ABRAHAM EAGER*, b. at Marlborough* on 14 Sep 1709*.
3. ix. MILLICENT EAGER*, b. at Marlborough* on 22 Feb 1711/12*; d. at Marlborough on 24 Feb. 1711/12. DIED YOUNG.
3. x. BEZALEEL EAGER*, son, b. at Marlborough* on 22 Dec 1713*.

2. v. ZERUBBABEL EAGER*, (William¹ & Ruth), was born at Cambridge on 8 Jun 1672* and died at Marlborough on 9 Jan 1746/7*. He married at Marlborough* on 23 Mar 1698*, HANNAH KERLEY*, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Ward Howe Kerley. (Torrey’s NE Marriages to 1700) (In will)

Children of Zerubbabel and Hannah (Kerley) Eager:
3. URIAH EAGER*, Captain*, son, b. at Marlborough* on 4 Apr 1700* and died* at Marlborough* on 30 Dec 1780* “in his 81st year”*.

2. vi. MARTHA EAGER, (William¹ & Ruth), was born at Cambridge on 26 Oct 1674.

2. vii. RUTH EAGER, (William¹ & Ruth), was born at Cambridge on 1 Feb 1677 and died at Marlborough on 25 Dec 1768. She married, JOHN BANISTER.

2. viii. SARAH EAGER, (William¹ & Ruth), was born at Cambridge on 25 Jun 1679.

2. ix. MARGARET EAGER, (William¹ & Lydia), was born at 25 May 1681 and died at Cambridge in 1725. She married, ISAAC MANNING.

2. x. MERCY EAGER*, (William¹ & Lydia*), was born at Marlborough* on 20 Oct 1682*.

2. xi. LYDIA EAGER*, (William¹ & Lydia), was born at Marlborough* on 20 Jun 1684*.

2. xii. JAMES EAGER*, Captain, (William¹ & Lydia*), was born at Marlborough* on 21 Sep 1686*. He married, TABITHA HOWE. Has living descendants.

2. xiii. JACOB EAGER, (William¹ & Lydia), was born at Marlborough in 1688.

2. xiv. JOHN EAGER*, (William¹ & Lydia*), was born at Marlborough* on 6 Jun 1689* and died on 18 Jan 1756.

SOURCES AND NOTES:

Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.
Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.
Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). "Marlborough"
Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). “Marlborough”

Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (11) 2

Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (12) 2

Written and submitted by Jill Barnard, direct descendant of William Eager
January 19, 2015:
“There is much conjecture about the origins of William Eager (alternate spellings Auger, Augur, Eger, Agar, and Ager). William’s ancestry is believed to be from England, who then settled on their estates in Ireland, and married into a Scottish family. There is no record of his birth or his arrival in New England. He was deposed in 1689/90 as being age 60, making his birth year about 1629 (New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol 85 p 453-454, pub Boston, MA 1931.)

There is strong evidence that he was one of 10,000 Scottish soldiers captured at the Battle of Dunbar September 3, 1650, by Oliver Cromwell of England, and taken to New England on the “Unity” as one of 150 Scottish Prisoners of War, who were sold as indentured servants upon arrival. The usual term of indentured servitude was 7 years.

He is first found in New England records in 1659 when he married in Malden, MA – just after his indenture would have ended. He was mentioned in the will of William Godden (Gooden) of Malden, written in 1663, which stated, “There were sums of money due him [Godden] from Edward Wiar and William Egar, Scotchmen…” (History of Malden, MA 1633-1785, p 601)

Both of these men were included on a list of probable Unity passengers in 1650, compiled by reputable American genealogist George S. Stewart. As he wrote in a letter to Elizabeth French on 18 Jan 1911, Stewart was “particularly interested in 150 of the Dunbar prisoners who were embarked at Newcastle, England in November 1650, consigned to John Bex and Joshua Foote, merchants of London, and whose ultimate destination was New England…”

Elizabeth (French) Bartlett was one of the most esteemed female genealogists of her time, doing research in England and America between 1908 and 1917. Stewart requested her assistance in researching the Dunbar list while she was living in London. Their documents are held in the R. Stanton Avery Collection at New England Historic and Genealogical Society in Boston. More research is needed to determine what information caused Stewart to place William Eager’s name on his list of probable Dunbar prisoners.

1659: He was married by Captain Marshall on October 7, 1659 in Malden, MA to 1) Ruth Hill (daughter of Abraham and Sarah Long Hill) born 1640 in Malden. (Malden VRs to 1850) It has been noted that the Scottish Prisoners of War frequently married the daughters or close family members of the men they were indentured to. Abraham Hill was a prominent citizen of Malden, a tavern owner, and was the tenant and operator of the Coytmore corn mill. It is probable he could have needed the servitude of one or more SPOWs, and had the means to support them.

1673: By 1673 William and Ruth had five children and at least one servant. On 22 Nov 1673, Ruth Agur testified as “wife of William”, “that John Salter, their servant, threw her on to the fire”; confirmed by John Evans (perhaps another servant?). Salter was sentenced to Bridewell; Daniel Champney, Surety. Test: Ruth Egur age thirty three {33} yrs. (Middlesex County, MA: Abstracts of Court Files, 1649-1675, Vol 2 p 194)

1679: Ruth died in Cambridge 6 Jan 1679 and is buried there. Her headstone is inscribed “Ruth wife to William Eger, aged 39 year, Dec. Jan y 6 1679”.

1680: William, age 50-51, married in Cambridge, MA, on 13 Apr 1680: 2) Lydia ?Cheever Barrett Cole, widow of Thomas Barrett and Arthur Cole (Coale). (Cambridge VRs to 1850)

1682: They removed to Marlborough about 1682 in the earliest days of that settlement. He was one of the original proprietors of Marlborough, and was instrumental in the purchase of the Ockoocangansett Plantation from the Indians in 1684. He settled in that colony, where he died 4 Apr 1690. There is no surviving gravestone in the early cemeteries.

Susie Eager Trotter wrote in “History of the Eager Family”: “His marriage and his interest in the purchase of the Indian tract indicated that he was a man of some standing, and I have, therefore, been surprised not to find any record of his admission to citizenship or his activity in public affairs. The record of his Scottish ancestry probably explains this. If he was a Scotch Presbyterian, he was of course not eligible as long as he retained his membership.”

In his will he left 42 acres on which his dwelling house, barn, and out housing stood, commonly called his Home lot; plus land and meadows (acreage not mentioned). His estate was inventoried at £318.

The names of his wives and 14 children are listed in the Malden church records and/or the will of William Eager, which was probated 17 June 1690.

His children with Ruth Hill:
i. William b. and d. 1661 Malden
ii. William b. 30 Nov 1662 Malden; d. before 1684
iii. Zachariah b. October 1667 Malden; d. 5 Jul 1742 Marlborough
iv. Captain Abraham Eager b. 11 July 1670 Malden, MA; d. 25 Oct 1734 Shrewsbury, MA; m. Lydia Woods, dau. John and Lydia Rice Woods
v. Zerubbabel b. 8 Jun 1672 Cambridge; d. 9 Jan 1746/47 Marlborough m. Hannah Kerley 23 Mar 1698, dau. Henry and Elizabeth Ward Howe Kerley.
vi. Martha b. 26 Oct 1674 Cambridge
vii. Ruth b. 1 Feb 1677 Cambridge; d. 25 Dec 1768 Marlborough; m. John Banister
viii. Sarah b. 25 Jun 1679 Cambridge

His children with Lydia Cheever Barrett Cole:
ix. Margaret b. 25 May 1681, d. 1725 Cambridge. m. Isaac Manning
x. Mercy b. 20 Oct 1682 Marlborough
xi. Lydia b. 20 Jun 1684 Marlborough
xii. Capt. James b. 21 Sep 1686 Marlborough
xiii. Jacob b. 1688 Marlborough
xiv. John b. 6 Jun 1689 Marlborough, d. 18 Jan 1756

**Esther, mentioned in his will, is believed to be the daughter of Lydia Cheever and her 1st husband Thomas Barrett.

In History of the Eager Family…, Susie Eager Trotter gives the following account: WILLIAM EAGER: born in Ireland, came to Plymouth, MA from Wales in 1630 with the Winthrop Fleet, then moved from Plymouth to Cambridge, MA. This is believed to be erroneous for the following reasons:

  1. William Eager was deposed in Marlborough, MA in 1689/90 as being 60 years old. That would make his birth year 1629 Or 1630. Therefore, he would have been one year old or less upon arrival with the Winthrop Fleet. There is no record of his birth in England, Ireland, or New England. (New England Historic and Genealogical Register, Vol 85 p 453-454, pub Boston, MA 1931.)
  2. The William Ager who came with the Winthrop Fleet in 1630 appears to have come alone. There were no parents, spouse, siblings, or children listed. This William Ager settled in Salem, married “Alice”, had four children (none named William), and died in 1654. (The Great Migration Begins, Vol 1 p 14-15, pub 1995)
  3. The Winthrop Fleet did not arrive at Plymouth, but at Charlestown and Salem, MA. So he would not have “moved from Plymouth to Cambridge”. Further, Eager spent at least 11 years in Malden after marrying there, and prior to removing to Cambridge; he had four children in Malden, all of public record. The author failed to acknowledge his presence in Malden, MA.

Sources:
-Vital records of Malden, Cambridge, & Marlborough, MA to 1850
History of Malden, Massachusetts, 1633-1785, Corey, pub. 1898
The Great Migration Begins”, Vol 1, p 14, pub 1995
History of the Eager Family 1630-1952; Susie Eager Trotter, pub 1952

Trotter, Susie Eager. History of the Eager Family: From the coming of the first immigrant, William Eager, in 1630 to date, 1952 (Harpeth Press, 1952) (Google eBook)”

Fassett, Patrick

Battle:Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Ship/Arrival:Unity, Dec 1650
Prisoner and List:
Name Variations:
Residences:
Other SPOW Associations:
Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy; please independently verify all data.

Published: 15 Dec 2014
Updated: 07 Mar 2020
Researchers: Sheila McCreven, Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust, Diane Schroeder
Editor: Teresa Rust


Patrick Fassett (alias M’Pherson), #23 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar List

[Ma]ckfarson, _____?.* ***** [Mac]kfarson in NEHGR, on the John and Sara Passenger List

Name Variations: Fassett, McPherson, Mackfassy, Mackfarson, Patrick, Patriach, Facit, Fasset, Fassit, Fassitt, M’Pherson


IMPORTANT UPDATE! (July 2018)
According to, Christopher Gerrard, Pam Graves, Andrew Millard, Richard Annis, and Anwen Caffell, in, Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650, (England: Oxbow Books, 2018), on page 253, Patrick is categorized as: Possible [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity] Fassett/McPherson/Mackfassy/Mackfarson, Patrick/Patriach. Residences: Cambridge, Billerca, Malden, Concord, Charlestown MA. Appears: 1666. B.c.1628. D.1713. There is an entry in the John & Sara list for Mackfarson, with no forename, but it is impossible to tell if this is the same man. [Exiles; DR; SPOWS; Ch.8; App.B] For explanations of the category, abbreviations and references see List of Dunbar prisoners from Lost Lives, New Voices.


Scottish Surname:
Black, George Fraser, 1866-1948. The Surnames of Scotland, Their Origin Meaning and History, (New York : New York Public Library & Readex Books, 1962), First published in 1946. Page 505.: There is NO FASSETT OR FASSET in this book but there is MacPherson.

SPOW DNA Study:
Group 1-B, Haplogroups R-Z283


First Generation in the New World

1. PATRICK FASSETT, was born presumably in Scotland about 1628 and died at Billerica, Massachusetts on 06 or 07 Nov 1713, aged 85. 1. 2 He married at Malden, MA by 1670, SARAH REYLEY. 3 She died at Billerica, Massachusetts on 15 Jan 1740 as the wife of, THOMAS BATEMAN.

Biographical Notes:
Patrick lived in Malden, Boston and Billerica, Massachusetts.
1. Patrick’s headstone and a slightly inaccurate biographical note can be found at Find A Grave.
2. The following information is from a query in the Boston Transcript (1830-1941):
“Sarah Fassett (Macpherson) born in Boston 1 Mar 1674 was one of the children of Patrick Fassett, born in Scotland about 1628, died 6 Nov. 1713, aged 85 (grave stone Billerica, Mass). He was in Concord in 1663-67, Charleston 1670, Malden 1672, Boston 1674-79, Bilerica 2 June 1679 (inhabitant). He married Sarah who died 15 Jan. 1739/40 aged 95. Children John, Joseph, Sarah, Samuel, Deborah, Mary, Peter, Josiah, Benjamin. Patrick Fassett, a prudent and well behaved farmer acquired considerable estate conveying land to his sons in his lifetime. His widow Sarah married Thomas Bateman of Concord. Patrick came to New England about 1652, one of a group of prisoners taken in Cromwell’s campaigns against the Scots.”
– Submitted by Diane Schroeder
3. In “1688 Patrick Fassit was living in Newton & Billerica” 4 from the Massachusetts: Miscellaneous Census Substitutes, 1630 – 1788, 1840, 1890 found at American Ancestors.org.

Children of Patrick and Sarah (Reyley) Fassett:
2. i. JOHN FASSETT, b. at Malden on 3 Oct 1670; d. 30 Jan 1737; m. at Billerica on 31 Mar 1697, MARY HILL.
2. ii. JOSEPH FASSETT, b. at Malden, Massachusetts in 1672 [6]; m. at Lexington by 1701, MARY MUNROE.
2. iii. SARAH FASSETT, b. at Boston, Mass., 1 Mar 1674; m. in Cambridge, Mass. in 1725, THOMAS HUTCHINSON.
2. iv. SAMUEL FASSETT, b. at Boston on 29 Dec 1677
2. v. SAMUEL FASSETT, b. at Billerica on 07 May 1679
2. vi. DEBORAH FASSETT, b. at Billerica on 15 Feb 1680/81
2. vii. MARY FASSETT, b. at Billerica on 31 Mar 1683²; m., JOB LANE.
2. viii. PETER FASSETT, b. at Billerica on 24 Aug 1685;2 d. at Billerica on 16 May 1711 5 m. at Billerica on 01 Feb 1710/11, ELIZABETH MANNING.8
2. ix. JOSIAH FASSETT, b. at Billerica on 01 Dec 1687.
2. x. BENJAMIN FASSETT, b. at Billerica on 07 Jul 1690.

Second Generation

2. i. JOHN FASSETT, was born at Malden on 3 Oct 1670 and died at on 30 Jan 1737. He married at Billerica on 31 Mar 1697, MARY HILL. 3

Biographical Notes:
John Fassett was the first resident physician in the town of Bedford, Massachusetts. 30 Jan 1736 he was 66 years old. 6

Children of John and Mary (Hill) Fassett:

2. ii. JOSEPH FASSETT, was born at Malden, Massachusetts in 1672. He married at Lexington by 1701, MARY MUNROE, (probably SPOW descendant). 3

2. iii. SARAH FASSETT, was born at Boston on 01 Mar 1674. Married at Cambridge in 1725, THOMAS HUTCHINSON. (See below in Notes by Sheila McCreven)

On 29 Oct 2016, Sheila McCreven of Woodbridge, CT shared:
“Hello. I am an 8th great-granddaughter of Patrick Fassett and Sarah Reyley through their daughter Sarah who married Thomas Hutchinson in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1725. I see that you have Patrick and Sarah’s children listed including my Sarah but no further information on her descendants. I would be happy to supply you with some details if you would like to add them. I would also like to know more about Patrick and any possible connection to the MacPherson clan in America? Specifically I am looking to see if there is a connection to another ancestor of mine: Mary McPherson – born March 8, 1820, married Linus Berthrong, died January 10, 1898 in upstate New York.”

2. iv. SAMUEL FASSETT, was born at Boston on 29 Dec 1677. 7

2. v. SAMUEL² FASSETT, was born at Billerica on 07 May 1679. 8 He married, LYDIA (_____).

Children of Samuel and Lydia (_____) Fassett:
3. ESTHER³ FASSETT, b. at Billerica on 29 Sep 1706. 9
3. LYDIA FASSETT, b. at Billerica on 01 Fen 1709/10. 9
3. ESTHER³ FASSETT, b. at Billerica on 13 Nov. 1711.9
3. AMAZIAH³ FASSETT, b. at Billerica on 06 May 1720. 10

2. vii. MARY FASSETT, was born at Billerica on 31 Mar 1683. 11 She married, JOB LANE.

2. viii. PETER FASSETT, was born at Billerica on 24 Aug 168512

Children of Josiah and Sarah (_____) Fasset:
3. MARY FASSET, d. at Billerica on 08 May 1720.

2. x. BENJAMIN FASSETT, was born at Billerica on 07 Jul 1690.11

Here lies buried the body of Doctor John Fasset who departed this life January 30th 1736 in the 67th year of his age. Old Burying Ground Bedford Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA Plot: Sect. C5, Stone 103
Here lies buried the body of Doctor John Fasset who departed this life January 30th 1736 in the 67th year of his age.
Old Burying Ground
Bedford
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Sect. C5, Stone 103

For more information please contact the descendants/researchers of Patrick Fassett. Thank you! 🙂

Sources and Notes:

  1. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/7660/360/141919006 []
  2. Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871.Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives. Digitized images provided by FamilySearch.org) https://www.americanancestors.org/DB536/i/14471/7399-co2/38240272 []
  3. New England Marriages to 1700. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB1568/i/21174/532/426885392 [] [] []
  4. Massachusetts: Miscellaneous Census Substitutes, 1630-1788, 1840, 1890 (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013. From records supplied by Ancestry.com) https://www.americanancestors.org/DB509/rd/13684/11913/242330152 []
  5. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/7660/360/22246504 []
  6. History of the Town of Bedford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Year of Our Lord 1891 … with a Genealogical Register of Old Families Abram English Brown
    author, 1891 – Bedford (Mass.) https://books.google.com/books?id=YXYUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA84&lpg=PA84&dq=Dr.+John+Fasset+of+Bedford&source=bl&ots=Seo-MOjjGu&sig=ACfU3U0rnV-zRzTf67Keu_5qJUsf5c17rQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj43KGO4onoAhUTvp4KHXOOBeoQ6AEwBHoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=Dr.%20John%20Fasset%20of%20Bedford&f=false []
  7. Boston, MA: Inhabitants and Estates of the Town of Boston, 1630-1822 (Thwing Collection). Inhabitants and Estates of the Town of Boston, 1630–1800 and The Crooked and Narrow Streets of Boston, 1630–1822. CD-ROM. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014.) https://www.americanancestors.org/DB530/i/14226/7849/260103911 []
  8. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/7660/76/22246372 []
  9. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/7660/75/22246371 [] [] []
  10. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/7660/75/22246371[/efn+note]
    3. MARY FASSETT, b. at Billerica on 03 Jul 1722. ((Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).
    3. DEBORAH³ FASSETT, 09 Jun 1724. ((Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/7660/75/22246371[/efn+note]

    2. vi. DEBORAH FASSETT, b. at Billerica on 15 Feb 1680/1. ((Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/7660/75/141909926 []

  11. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/7660/75/141909926 [] []
  12. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/7660/75/141909926[/efn+note] and died at Charlestown, Massachusetts on 16 May 1711. He married at Billerica on 01 Feb 1710/11, ELIZABETH MANNING.8

    2. ix. JOSIAH FASSETT, was born at Billerica on 01 Dec 1687. ((Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/7660/75/141909926 []

Paul, John

Battle:Battle of Dunbar at Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland on 03 September 1650
Ship/Arrival:The ketch, Unity; Dec 1650 at Massachusetts Bay
Prisoner and List:John Paul, #84 on George Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar List
Name Variations:
Residences:Malden (originally “Mistick Side” part of Charlestown), Middlesex, Massachusetts; Lynn (originally Saugus), Essex County, Massachusetts
Other SPOW Associations:
Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy; please independently verify all data.

Published: 03 Dec 2014, Updated: 18 Sep 2020
Researchers: Ray Dusek, Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
Editor: Teresa Rust

First Generation in the New World

1. JOHN¹ PAUL, Lieutenant Marshall, was born in Scotland about 1628 and died after 1675. He married, at Malden, Massachusetts on 3 May 1657, LYDIA JENKINS. Malden, MA VR

Contributed by Ray Dusek of Montana.

Biographical Notes:
1. Not sure if John is related to William Paul , a probable Dunbar SPOW.

2. According to Christopher Gerrard, Pam Graves, Andrew Millard, Richard Annis, and Anwen Caffell, in, Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650, (England: Oxbow Books, 2018), on page 248, John is categorized as: Definite [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity] Paul, John. Residences: Lynn, Malden MA. Appears: 1657. B.1628. D.aft.1675. [Exiles; DR; SPOWS; Ch.7] For explanations of the category, abbreviations and references see List of Dunbar prisoners from Lost Lives, New Voices.

Children of John and Lydia (Jenkins) Paul:
2. JOHN PAUL, b at Malden on 25 Aug 1658, died at Malden on 14 Sep 1658
2. LYDIA PAUL, b. at Malden on 9 Mar 1659.
2. ELIZABETH PAUL, b. at Malden in Dec 1668.
2. JOEL PAUL, b. at Malden in Oct 1676; d. at Malden in Nov 1676

Contributed by Ray Dusek. Malden BIRTHS: Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/7739/368/142155938
Malden DEATHS: Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/7739/368/142155938

Second Generation

2. i. JOHN PAUL, (John¹), was born at Malden on 25 Aug 1658 and died at Malden on 14 Sep 1658. NO OFFSPRING

2. ii. LYDIA PAUL, (John¹), was born at Malden on 09 Mar 1659.

– NINE YEARS PASS BEFORE NEXT CHILD –

2. ELIZABETH PAUL, (John¹), was born at Malden in Dec 1668 and died at Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts in 1745. She married, at Boston on 27 Feb 1694/5, HENRY RHODES/ROADS.

Boston, MA: Inhabitants and Estates of the Town of Boston, 1630-1822 (Thwing Collection). Inhabitants and Estates of the Town of Boston, 1630–1800 and The Crooked and Narrow Streets of Boston, 1630–1822. CD-ROM. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014.)
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB530/i/14226/14260/260127891

Children of Henry and Elizabeth (Paul) Rhodes:
3. THEODOTY RHODES, (Elizabeth², John¹), 1695-1733
3. SARAH RHODES, (Elizabeth², John¹), 1700-?
3. MARTHA RHODES, (Elizabeth², John¹), 1703-?

– EIGHT YEARS PASS BEFORE NEXT CHILD –

2. JOEL PAUL, (John¹), was born at Malden in Oct 1676 and died at Malden in Nov 1676. NO OFFSPRING

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

New England Marriages to 1700. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB1568/i/21175/1152/426898971