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DOGGETT, William
LAPPAGE, Avis (Alice)
(Abt 1561-1629)
(Abt 1630-1692)


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MAYHEW, Hannah

DOGGETT, Thomas 1

  • Born: Abt 1630, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA 1
  • Marriage: MAYHEW, Hannah on 23 Sep 1657 in Edgarton, Dukes Co., MA
  • Died: 18 Aug 1692, Edgarton, Dukes Co., MA about age 62 1
  • Buried: Firstburial Grnd, Marshfield 1

bullet  General Notes:

Born in Massachusetts or in route from England.

October, 1677: purchased 50 acres of land at Attleborough Falls from his brother, of that place. (see brother John's notes)

Married the Governor's 'favorite daughter'. "Henceforth his position was assured and throughout his life he was an official of one sort or another in the Mayhew government until his death." (Vol.3, p127)

//There is no distinct biography of Thomas or his wife in Banks, in that his life is intertwined with the history of Martha's Vineyard until his death in 1692. He held a number of high positions and was clearly one of the leading men of the government before and after the death of the Governor. Apparently he was the Governor's 'right-hand-man' and an important figure both in the consolidation of the Governor's power in the 1660's and the transition of power to the Governor's grandson, Matthew, following his death in 1682.//

Deathdate in Banks: between 13 April and 15 Sept 1691 (no will) (Vol 3, p127)

Family Group Sheets in LUNDELL  for Thomas and his ancestors.

Supplement to John/Doggett/Daggett of Martha's Vineyard gives more children to this marriage: Mercy (b 1678), Hannah (13 Sept 1685), Jeremiah (17 Oct 1687), Thomas (19 Mar 1690). Mercy is recorded as a child in LUNDELL.

Not really a lot is known about Thomas Daggett, even though he was the assistant deputy to his father in law in the governorship of Martha's Vineyard. For what little is known about him it would be important to see the biography of his wife, Hannah. Thomas evidently was born either in England or came to America in his mother's womb, for he is recorded as being born the same year that his father's family came to this country with Governor Wintrop. He evidently had strong connections with Reheboth and Attleborough falls, for he's recorded as buying 50 acres there from his brother John. Thomas' son John eventually left Martha's Vineyard to live in Attleborough Falls in 1712, were evidently a strong contingent of the extended family had settled. 1 2


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

He was employed. 1 Gentleman


Thomas married Hannah MAYHEW, daughter of Governor Thomas MAYHEW and Jane GALLION, on 23 Sep 1657 in Edgarton, Dukes Co., MA. (Hannah MAYHEW was born on 15 Jun 1635 in Medford, MA and died on 7 Feb 1723 in Edgarton, Dukes Co., MA.)



1 Banks, Charles Edward (1854-1931), The history of Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts (Edgartown, MA, Dukes Co. Hist. Society, 1966) in 3 Volumes: Contents: v. 1. General history -- v. 2. Town annals -- v. 3. Family genealogies [1641 - ca. 1800].)

2 Lundell, Kay, Triumphant Banners - Supplement One: The Ancestry of Nelson Higgins (Ogden, Utah: Kay Lundell, c1990, [88] pages, LDS FHL Microfilm #1597612). Supplement One traces the ancestry of Mary Daggett, the mother of Nelson Higgins (1806-1890). Nelson was the subject of Kay Lundell's earlier work, "Triumphant Banners".
The supplement's primary focus is on Mary's parents, Mayhew Daggett and Esther Atwater and includes their biographies as well as about 60 family group sheets tracing the Daggett and Atwater lines. The parentage of Mayhew Daggett runs counter to the 1894 genealogy of Samuel and George Daggett and hence to many of the genealogies submitted to the LDS and to online databases. See the notes on Mayhew Daggett (born 1730) for additional clarification. Ms. Lundell's sources on the family group sheet for Mayhew, his marriage and children are appended as detail in this database.

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