Mary Doty: Birth: BET 1647 AND 1653. Death: 13 JUN 1728
Note: From "Finding Your Roots." The ancestry of Edward Doty is not known. He was a servant of StevenHopkins, and was said to be of London.
Charles Banks notes a marriage of an Edward Dowty and WynifrydWaryner, 12 December 1613, in St. Mary-le-Strand, London. This isprobably not the Edward of the Mayflower for a couple of reasons.First, if Edward was born around 1599, he would have only been 14 atthe time of the marriage. Second, Edward was a servant and servantsweren't usually married. Third, Edward didn't re-marry until 1634, yetif this was his first wife she clearly died before 1620. Fourteenyears without remarrying, in those days, would have been quite anunusually long time period.
Another possible clue is a Thomas Dowghty who was married four yearslater. Edward named one of his sons Thomas, so perhaps this is arelative -- a brother, cousin, or possibly his father re-marrying.
Edward Doty is recorded as a contentious man, often in trouble withthe law. On 18 Jun 1621 he fought with Edward Leister in what wouldbecome the colonies first and only duel. Neither were seriouslyinjured, and bother were subsequently punished. During his life, hewould be charged with various crimes, including trespassing, assaultand battery, and breaking the peace.
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