Edward Doty Jr.
1Ethan Allen Doty, Doty-Doten Family in America: Descendants of Edward Doty, an Emigrant by the Mayflower, 1620, pp. 30-32 (1897).
"2. EDWARD DOTY (or DOTEN), the oldest son of Edward Doty and Faith Clarke, was born at Plymouth, probably in 1637. He was, therefore, at the death of his father, in 1655, eighteen years of age.
He was a seaman by profession, and probably early adopted this occupation.
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He married, 25th February, 1662-3, Sarah Faunce, who was born at Plymouth about 1645, and was daughter of John Faunce and Patience his wife, and sister of the famous Elder Thomas Faunce.
John Faunce came to Plymouth, 1623, in the Ann. In the same vessel came George Morton, the suthor of "Mourt's Relacion," previously noted with his wife Julian, whom he had married in 1612 at Leyden, she a daughter of Alexander Carpenter of Wrentham, England. With her parents came Patience Morton, born at Leyden 1615, who in 1634 married John Faunce.
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It is related that in a storm on the 8th Feb., 1689-90, Edward Dotey, with his son John and Elkanah Watson, another resident of Plymouth, were drowned in Plymouth harbor, or, perhaps more properly, by the wreck of their vessel in attempting to enter the harbor.
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One of the earliest records in this register is given thus:
"The children of Edward Doty Senior and Sarah his wife--
11. i. EDWARD, born 29th May 1664.
12. ii. SARAH, born 9th day June, 1666.
13. iii. JOHN, born 4th day of August, 1668.
14. iv. MARY,) twins, born 9th day of July, 1771.
15. v. MARTHA,)
16. vi. ELIZABETH, born 22nd Dec., 1673; m. before 1696 Tobias Oakman, as appears by the partition deed quoted above. No other reference to them appears in the records at Plymouth, and it is probable that they removed soon elsewhere.
17. vii. PATIENCE, born 7th July, 1676.
18. viii. MERCY, n. 6th Febuawary, 1678. Shee dyed the last day of November, 1682.
19. ix. SAMUEL, born 17th May, 1681.
20. x. MERCY, born 23rd September, 1684.
21. xi. BENJAMIN, born 30th May, 1689.
Of these, besides the first "Mercy," whose death is given on the record, Edward, the oldest son, died probably between 1690, at which date his father is still called Senior, and 1696, when the agreement between all the living heirs shows that he had died and without issue. John was drowned in the harbor with his father Feb. 8, 1689-90, and Patience died February 16, 1690-1.".