b.16 JUN 1685 Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
m. 16 Jul 1664
Facts and Events
Source:The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, p. 162:217 says she eloped, but no record of her marriage has been found, referencing Source:Mayflower Descendant, p. 6:216, in "Records of the First Parish in Brewster", which records:
Jonathan Bangs s Daughter Elisabeth ..... [p. 36] made her publick acknowledgment, with expressions of repentance, and was accordingly forgiven and accepted by ye chh. on Dec : 21. 1729.
On Jan : 24 . 1729/30 . a vote was [p]assed by ye bretheren respecting an adult child of ye chh, [that] they were not apprahensive [that] She had done any thing respacting her late marriage, [that] was of a Scandalus nature; so [what] she had done was not to be animadverted on by ye chh. This vote they passed, tho it was openly evident (1) [that] She was not published in Town according to law. (2) [that] She went out of ye County to Boston to be married (3) [that] she ran away with ye man in the night unknown to her Parents. (4) that her Parents, by their cou[n]tenances and expressions Seemed greatly grieved at [what] She had done. (5) [that] one of them, when the sin was publickly taken notice of from Exod : 20 . 12 . was so overwhelm[e]d at [what] her child had done, [that] she was not able for some time: after ye publick worship was over, to [p. 37] goe out of the Meeting house; for she owned to ye Paster she did not except against [what] was delivered [i.e., did not take exception to the sermon].
After ye Chh. had past ye above mentioned vote, they were told [that] they had prevented a publick process respecting that Person, yet on supposition of another instance of this kind, they ought to be more thoughtfull & ponderus then now they seemed to have been respecting [what] they had voted.
[Obviously, the writer did not agree with the Church's leniency in accepting Elizabeth back into the fold.]