Person:Francis Doughty (3)

Rev. Francis Doughty
d.bef 3 Mar 1683/4
m. abt 1600
  1. Elizabeth Doughtyabt 1580 - bef 1652
  2. Frances Doughtyabt 1600 -
  3. Margaret Doughtyabt 1600 -
  4. Jacob Doughtyabt 1600 - abt 1634
  5. Rev. Francis Doughtyabt 1604 - bef 1683/4
  • HRev. Francis Doughtyabt 1604 - bef 1683/4
  • WBridgett Stone1604 - 1657
m. bef 1628
  1. Mary Doughtyabt 1628 -
  2. Francis Doughtyabt 1630 -
  3. Elias Doughty1632/33 - Abt 1690
  • HRev. Francis Doughtyabt 1604 - bef 1683/4
  • WAnn Graves1620 - 1683
m. 8 Jun 1657
Facts and Events
Name[1] Rev. Francis Doughty
Alt Name[1] Fr. Doughty, minst
Gender Male
Birth? abt 1604 Hampsteed Farm, Oldbury Parish, Gloucestershire, Englandsource = OLT, needs verification
Marriage bef 1628 Gloucestershire, Englandbased on birthdate of eldest known child, Mary
to Bridgett Stone
Occupation[5] 1632 Rangeworthy, Thornbury Parish, Gloucestershire, Englandemployed as a curate
Other[1] 15 May 1634 Gloucestershire, Englandenters into a 10 yr Deed of Trust on his father's Hampsteed farm
Other[1] 16 May 1634 Hampsteed Farm, Oldbury Parish, Gloucestershire, Englandnamed in Will of Alderman Francis Doughty, his father
Occupation[6] abt 1635 Sodbury Parish, Gloucestershire, Englandvicar
Other[1][6] 1 Nov 1635 - 5 May 1636 Wapping, Massachusetts Bay ColonyChapel of Wapping - upset parishioners by saying that the King of England was elected to his position as opposed to inheriting it ; is taken to court; receives reprimand ; issues letter of apology
Other[1] 1637/8 Cohannett, Massahusetts Bay Colonyname appears as one of 46 ancient purchasers of Cohannet, the Ancient Grist Mill at the Falls on Mill River
Residence[1] 29 May 1639 Dorchester, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Other[1] Sep 1639 Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colonysister Mrs. Elizabeth Cole begins a series of lawsuits against him concerning the settlement of their father's estate. The suits and charges continue back and forth between the siblings for the next 11 years, but Francis never pays his sister what she feels she is owed.
Other[1] 1639/40 Cohannett (later Taunton), Massachusetts Bay Colonyspeaks out against the organization of a church in Taunton and is dragged out of the Assembly by the Constable and "forced to goe away"
Other[1] 2 Mar 1640 Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colonyappears in a Plymouth court where he is fined 30 shillings for selling a pound of powder to the natives and his servant is set in the stocks "for swearing profanely"
Other[1] abt 1641 Aquidneck Island (aka Rhode Island)sent to "Aquedney" which his Dutch friends called the "latrina of New England". He leaves Rhode Island to go to the New Netherland Colony.
Other[1] abt 1642 Taunton, Massachusetts Bay Colonysold 12 ac in Taunton [no sources given]
Other[1] 28 Mar 1642 Mespat in Newtown Settlement, Long Islandnamed in the Mespat Patent (13,332 ac on Long Island, which becomes known as "The Newtown Settlement")
Other[1] 6 Jun 1643 Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colonysued by John Gilbert, Jr. [for what?], but he doesn't show up in court [probably because he is already on Long Island]
Other[1] Sep 1643 Newtown Settlement, Long IslandNewtown is attacked by Indians who killed some of their men and cattle and burned their houses. The settlers left for New Amsterdam.
Other[1] 1645 tried to return to Newtown Settlement, but soon fell out over property rights. Sent to prison for 24 hrs and fined 25 guilders, but kept in jail until fine was paid.
Other[1] 22 Oct 1645 New Amsterdam, New York, New York, United StatesReformed Dutch Church - daughter Mary marries Adriaen Van der Donck, Dutch leader of the Remonstrance, a group formed for relief of the tyranny of the Dutch Directors of the colony
Other[1] 1646/7 Flushing, Queens, New York, United Statesfirst Presbyterian minister of Flushing
Other[1] 1648-50 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United Statessister Elizabeth Cole, destitute and widowed, reopens her case against him and wins sympathy of the court who orders Doughty to return to Boston and face the charges - but he never does
Occupation[4] 1657 Northampton, Virginia, United StatesRector of Hungar's Parish
Marriage 8 Jun 1657 Northampton, Virginia, United Statesto Ann Graves
Occupation[4] 1665 Rappahannock, Virginia, United StatesRector of Sittenborn and South Farhnam Parishes
Other[4] 18 Mar 1668/9 Rappahannock, Virginia, United Statesdeeds 200 ac in Charles County, Md. to wife Ann for life; he and wife Ann part ways
Death? bef 3 Mar 1683/4 source = OLT, needs verification

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  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 THE REVEREND FRANCIS DOUGHTY, in Colonial Society of Massachusetts. Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts. (Boston, Massachusetts: The Society, 1895-), 10:261-76.

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    [cos1776 note: A paper on the life of Francis Doughty presented to the society in Feb 1906 by Henry A. Parker. Some of the facts are sourced, some are not.]

  2.   Francis Doughty, in Lechford, Thomas, and James Hammond Trumbull. Note-book kept by Thomas Lechford, Esq.,: lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts Bay, from June 27, 1638 to July 29, 1641. (Cambridge [Massachusetts]: John Wilson and Son, 1885), 7:133.

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  3.   Riker, James. The annals of Newtown in Queens County, New-York: containing its history from its first settlement, together with many interesting facts concerning the adjacent towns : also, a particular account of numerous Long Island families now spread over this and various other states of the Union. (New York: D. Fanshaw, 1852), 13, 17-25, 28, 42, 48-50, 76, 78, 87, 105, 327, 413, 414, .

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  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Rev. Francis Doughty, in Doliante, Sharon Johnson. Maryland and Virginia Colonials: Genealogies of Some Colonial Families. Families of Bacon, Beall, Beasley, Cheney, Duckett, Dunbar, Ellyson, Elmore, Graves, Heydon, Howard, Jacob, Morris, Nuthall, Odell, Peerce, Reeder, Ridgley, Prather, Sprigg, Wesson, Williams and Collateral Kin. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., c1991), 324.

    ... on June 8, 1657, she [Ann Graves] entered into a marriage contract with the then Rector of Hungar's Parish, the Rev. Francis Doughty [Northampton Co. Records, No. 7, p. 48], who then became her (3) and last husband. They removed from the Eastorn Shore to Rappahanock Co., Va., where Francis Doughty was Rector of Sittenborn and South Farnham Parishes, in 1665, and they subsequently settled in Charles Co., Md. [Jester, op. cit., p. 190. Also see, Captains and Mariners of Early Maryland, by Semmes, p. 204, wherein it is stated that Col. Ninian Beall, of Maryland, "was well acquainted with the Reverend Francis Doughty, the Reverend Mathew Hill, and others, who founded the first presbytery in the province [Maryland]"; and Old Somerset On The Eastern Shore Of Maryland, by Clayton Torrence, p. 529, who gives further comments on the Reverends Doughty and Hill.]

    They were again in Rappahanock Co., Va., by Mar. 18, 1668/9 (or, perhaps had lived in Maryland bef. coming here?), when they agreed to go their separate ways, and he deede to her for life, 200 a. in Chas. Co., Md. [Rappahanock Co. Records, 1668-72, p. 119] ...

  5. Francis Doughty, in Mahler, Leslie. The English Ancestry of Richard(1) Dole of Newbury, Massachusetts: With a Note on Francis Doughty, Minister of Long Island. The American Genealogist (D.L. Jacobus). (Jan 1999), 74:53-57.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Rev. Francis Doughty, in Neill, Edward D. The English Colonization of America: During the Seventeenth Century. (United States: Strahan & Company, 1871), 326-327.

    ... The Rev. Francis Doughty, who was the son of a Bristol alderman, and had been vicar of Sodbury, Gloucester, and arraigned before the High Court of Commissions for contempt of his sacred Majesty, having spoken of him in prayer as "Charles, by common election and general consent, King of England," came to Massachusetts in 1639, but shortly after his brother-in-law, William Stone, was made Governor of Maryland, he moved to that province (The Dutch Mennonists had a colony at Lewes, Delaware.). ...