1. Edward Planter DOTY (-) (/) (~) was born on 14 May 1598 in Thurburton Hill, Suffolk County, England.1,2,3,4 This is a picture of a replica of the Mayflower. It was 90 feet long and 24 feet long. It had a crew of 15-20 men and a passenger load of 102 people on its voyage from Plymouth, England, to the New Plymouth (MA) in "New England" in the United States in 1620.
His surname was spelled "Doten" in his will.
(It is not known for certain if he was born in Thurburton Hill, because there is apparently no such location. He is believed to have been born in Suffolk County, but that also has not been determined.)
From the Internet website, MayflowerFamilies.com: "Born about 1599 and a servant upon his arrival. Died at Plymouth 23 August 1655. First wife, unknown. He married, second, at Plymouth, January 1634/35, Faith Clarke, who was buried at Marshfield 21 December 1675. She had married, second, John Phillips. Nine children by his second wife, Faith."
Excerpts from The Doty-Doten Family in America, Descendants of Edward Doty, an Emigrant by the Mayflower, 1620, by Ethan Allen Doty (Brooklyn, New York , 1897): "Edward Doty 'a youth of London,' came to America on the Mayflower in the service of Stephen Hopkins. Quick of temper, with a 'generally litigious if not quarrelsome nature,' Edward was party of the second offence committed in Plymouth – a sword and dagger duel with Stephens’ other servant, Edward Lister, 18 June 1621.
In 1635, Edward married (apparently as his second wife) a lass of sixteen years, Faith Clarke, by whom he sired six sons and three daughters.
The oldest son, Edward, was a seaman by trade. His descendants, in the middle of the nineteenth century, mostly resided in Connecticut, New York, and Michigan.
The second son, John, was a farmer. His descendants, several of whom adopted the 'Doten' moniker, resided principally in Massachusetts, but also in Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Quebec.
Thomas, the third son, was also a seaman (a fisherman). He and most of his children and grandchildren lived and died in Plymouth.
Samuel Doty, the fourth son, was 'the ancestor of the very large and influential branch of the family, who, from the State of New Jersey, have gone forth as pioneers to the West and the South.'
Isaac, the fifth son, moved to Oyster Bay, Long Island. His nineteenth-century descendants were mostly settled in New Jersey, Nova Scotia, Southern New York and Western Connecticut.
Edward’s youngest son, Joseph, was among the earliest proprietors of Rochester, Massachusetts. His descendants in the nineteenth century lived mostly in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan."
Additional Internet Source: "Edward Doty is recorded as a contentious man, often getting himself in trouble with the law.
On 18 June 1621 he fought a duel with Edward Leister, which would become the Colony's first (and only) duel. Neither were seriously injured, and both were subsequently punished by having their heels tied to their neck. However, their punishment was cut short due to their apparent suffering.
Doty was in court on a number of occasions, mostly in civil disputes. On 2 January 1632/3, Edward Doty was sued by three different people: John Washburn, Joseph Rogers, and William Bennett. It all appears to have been a disagreement about a trade of some hogs; John Washburn's case was thrown out, Joseph Rogers was awarded four bushels of corn. In William Bennett's case, Edward Doty was found guilty of slander, and fined 50 shillings.
Two years later, in March 1633/4, Edward Doty was fined 9 shillings and 11 pence for drawing blood in a fight with Josias Cooke. In January 1637/8, Doty was fined for assaulting George Clarke.
In 1639, Edward Doty posted "bail" for John Coombes, who was charged with giving out poisoned drinks. There were a number of other civil disputes and court matters that Edward Doty was involved with. And however disagreeable in personality, Edward Doty was mostly involved in simple civil disputes and was never in any serious official trouble."
His inventory conducted on 21 Nov 1655 by Hoskins and Ephraim Tinckham amounted to 137 pounds, 19 shillings and 6 pence. Edward died on 23 August 1655 at the age of 57 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, MA.1,4,6 He was buried on 2 September 1655 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, MA.4
Edward Planter DOTY (-) (/) (~) and Faith CLARKE were married on 6 January 1634/5 in England, United Kingdom.1,2,4 (MayflowerFamilies.com indicates that they only had seven children. But they may also have had a son William, b. 1637, and a daughter, Faith, b. 1639.)
. Faith CLARKE, daughter of Thurston CLARKE and Faith LOCS, was born in 1619 in Ipswich, Suffolk County, England.1,4 on the ship Franci, Ma. She died on 19 December 1675 at the age of 56 in Marshfield, Plymouth County, MA.1 She was buried on 21 December 1675 in Marshfield, Plymouth County, MA.2 Faith emigrated from England, United Kingdom.7 She came to America on the ship "Francis" with her father.
Edward Planter DOTY (-) (/) (~) and Faith CLARKE had the following children: