ENGLISH ANTECEDENTS
OF
THE REV. BENJAMIN DOGGETT

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Any investigation of the ancient families of East Suffolk, including the Doggetts, must begin with the work of J. J. Muskett, published in Suffolk Manorial Families, Vol. I, published in London in 1900. Muskett's objective was stated in his preface, as follows: " The leading idea of the present work is to give the pedigrees, carefully elaborated from contemporary documents, of every notable family seated in Suffolk before the era of the Georges, together with abstracts of some, at any rate, of the wills and other evidences upon which these pedigrees are based." The pedigrees published in Vol. I appear to be primarily of those families which had some connection with the Winthrop family of Groton. Eight pages are devoted to our Doggett family, including the pedigree chart entitled "Doggett of Groton, Lappage," covering the Doggetts and the closely related Lappage family, which chart has been extensively reproduced and circulated. Although this chart is not entirely complete, the data shown appear to be for the most part correct and reliable. Some of the abstracts, such as the "Will of John Doggett, 1564," have transcription or abstraction errors when compared to the originals, so care should be exercised in relying on this material without scrutiny.
Another essential source is Samuel Bradlee Doggett's History of the Doggett-Daggett Family, originally published in Boston in 1894, and reprinted by Gateway Press, Baltimore, Maryland in 1973, under sponsorship of the late George and Sydney Daggett. Five pages are devoted to "William Doggett, of Boxford, Suffolk, and his Descendants," and seven to "John Dogett, of Groton, Suffolk, and his Descendants." Again, the data are incomplete and contain a number of errors and misspellings, but nevertheless the information is invaluable for the leads provided.
A third source which has been extensively relied on for the following information is a series of unpublished research reports prepared from 1975 to 1977 by the late Rodney Dennys, Somerset Herald of Arms at the College of Arms in London, under commission by the late James Anderson Doggett of Greensboro, North Carolina. The writer had the pleasure of meeting with Mr. Dennys in London some years ago. His research is thoroughly documented and professional.
Information from "The Clopton Chronicles, the Ancestors and Descendants of Sir Thomas Clopton, Knt. & Katherine Mylde." by Martin Wood and Suellen Blanton, although it differs in some details from that below, is valuable and permission of the Clopton Family Genealogical Society, the copyright holder, to quote or cite from that document is gratefully acknowledged.
These sources have been supplemented with information from numerous other sources, including personal examination by the writer of microfilm and photocopies of parish registers and other primary source documents. These sources will be described at appropriate places hereinafter.

E1 RICHARD DOGGETT, resident of Groton, Suffolk, in mid 16th century. Name of wife unknown.
Children (Doggett):

E11		John			d. 1565
E12		Alice				m.	Mr. Lappadge
						m.	William More
E13		Anne			d. 1578	m.	Thomas Bacon
						m.	Robert Gosnold
E14		Elizabeth			m.	Mr. Spencer
The earliest Doggett in the direct ancestral line of the Reverend Benjamin Doggett is Richard Doggett. The Suffolk Lay Subsidy records were searched by Rodney Dennys, and some were searched by the writer. Lay Subsidies were assessments for taxation made at irregular intervals. Richard Doggett was found in Groton, Suffolk, in the Lay Subsidy of 14 and 15 Henry VIII (about 1523/24), with property valued at 80 and a 4 tax was levied on him. Richard was by far the wealthiest individual in the village at that time, as the entire tax paid by its inhabitants amounted to 5/15/3, and Richard's share was 4. Muskett lists Richard as appearing in the Lay Subsidy of 1526 of Norfolk (and Suffolk) 150.257, 18 Henry VIII, and calls him "a wealthy inhabitant of Groton, co. Suffolk." This appears to be a later tax list, but only by a few years.
The earliest document referring to Richard is a Military Survey of Babergh Hundred taken in 1522. Babergh Hundred was a part of southern Suffolk, the chief town of which was Sudbury and which included Groton, Boxford and other towns in the area. Henry VIII had ordered the Survey to determine the ability of different parts of the country to provide arms and armor. The Survey of Babergh Hundred is one of the few which have survived in the form of the original manuscript. The manuscript is in the archives of the Lincolnshire Records Office. This source was first identified to me by John McLinden, and a transcript has been placed on line by Ancestry.com.
The Babergh Survey records Richard Doget as a resident of Groton with the occupation of clothmaker and with lands there valued at 6 and movable property valued at 100. He is also recorded owning real property in Boxford, Edwardstone, and Assington valued at a total of 4-11-12d. This assessment was probably made by Sir William Clopton of nearby Lavenham, one of the five commissioners appointed to make the survey, and whose great-grandaughter, Margery Clopton, married Thomas Doggett, William of Boxford's eldest son and heir. As a result of this assessment, Richard was tasked to provide "3 harnes, 2 bowys, 2 shef of arrowys, and oon bill." The references to bows and arrows are obvious, but what were "harnes" and "bills." "Harnes" was sometimes spelled "harness" and refers to protective armor for a foot soldier. The meaning of "bill" is not so clear, but apparently refers to furnishing one foot soldier.
If we exclude the the Abbot of Bury St. Edmunds, the lord of the manor of Groton, the vicar and the resident priest, and the non-resident landowners, whose lands were not subject to the military obligations, Richard Doggett was by far the wealthiest resident of Groton. His wealth exceeded the total of all other residents in the town. The total obligations of all the residents amounted to 7 harnes, 3 bows, 3 sheafs of arrows, and 4 bills. Clothmakers were, after knights and many of the landed gentry, the most affluent of the business people in the wool producing areas of Suffolk. Richard was of only moderate wealth, compared to many of the other clothmakers, including the Cloptons, Martins, Springs, and others of the area, but he undoubtedly was the principal economic presence in Groton, providing employment or business opportunities for the weavers, fullers, tailors, and laborers, as well as the husbandmen and sheepshearers who made the raw materials available.
In Boxford Churchwardens' Account, 1530-1560, Northeast, editor (Suffolk Record Society, vol XXIII), Richard Dogett is mentioned twice for selling wood in the year 1537 to the adjoining parish of Boxford. The first entry states: "payd to goodman Dogett for a loade of woode, 18d; the second: "to Richard Dogett for 2 loades of woode for the plomer, 2s10d." This book also has a note stating that Richard Doget, of Groton, was called "my brother" by John Gawge the clothier in his will of 1521(P.C.C. 16 Maynwaryng). This will has not been examined by the writer.
No will of Richard has been found, and the name of his wife is not known. The names of his children may be deduced by reference to wills and other documents of related persons.
The key document in this regard is the Herald's Visitation of Suffolk, 1561, examined by Rodney Dennys, which contains the pedigree of Gosnold, or Gosnell, of Otley. This pedigree states that Robert Gosnell married as his second wife, Anne Bacon, daughter of Richard Doggett. The will of Anne Gosnold dated 20 Jul 1578, cited below, refers to her sister Alice More, and her sister Spenser. If Richard was the father of Anne, he must necessarily be the father of Anne and Elizabeth. The will of John Doggett dated 17 Jan 1564, cited below, refers to his sister More, his "brother, William More of Groton, and his sister Spencer. The will also refers to "Thomas Doggett," with no relationship stated. Thomas may have been a cousin, but the exact relationship is not known. The will of William More, of Groton, husband of Alice, refers to "sister" Elizabeth Spencer, and to John, Anne and William Dogat, the younger [children of John].
The writer is aware of several other documents that mention Richard. One such document is referenced in vol. 5 of Copinger's County of Suffolk, which states that one Robert Rudlond sold to Richard Doggett and Edmund Tod lands called Bombysley in Waldingfield, Suffolk, in 24 Henry VIII (1532), as recorded in Bod. Suff. Ch., pp. 504, 506. John McLinden has called attention to two other documents. First, a Latin deed dated 8 Jul 1520, in the Suffolk Record Office at Bury St. Edmunds, from an Agnes Bogays of Edwardstone, of which Richard was a witness. The writer's notes refer to a 1540 deed in the Bury St. Edmunds Record Office from Richard Dogett, et. al. to John and Agnes Bogays, and that John Dogett was also a party to the deed. The writer's notes were made some years ago in England, but are not clear at this time.
There were other Doggetts living in the Groton area at the same time as Richard. In the 1523/24 Lay Subsidy a George Doggett appears on a list of wage earners at Groton, with wages of twenty shillings (probably for a year), and he was assessed a tax of four pence. In the adjoining parish of Boxford, a John Doget and a Thomas Doget were assessed in the category of artificers, laborers and servants, and assessed a tax of 20s. In the parish of Edwardstone, a John Doget was listed, and likewise in the parish of Monkes Illeigh, another John, a servant was found. The latter had property valued at 1, and his tax was 4d. From this, it can be seen that Richard was indeed a very substantial person. The relationship between Richard and these other Doggetts is not known, but there must have been a family connection. The Doggetts of Richard's line and time appear to be members of the minor gentry, or of the more affluent yeomanry, who held lands as freeholders and also under tenure from manorial lords of greater prominence and wealth. In some cases, Doggett daughters were able to marry into these higher classes, and perhaps even in a few cases into the minor peerage.
The ancestry of Richard is obscure. There were Doggetts living in Babergh Hundred for at least two centuries before Richard, but very few written records have survived. One document is a lay subsidy levied in 1327, which lists as one of 21 residents of Bures a William Dogut, with a levy of 2s 6d, out of a total of 51s 1d, if the writer's notes are correct, and a Nicholas Dogat was taxed at the nearby parish of Hesset.
The writer has recently learned that Richard Doggett's home in Groton, known as "Doggett House," still exists. Unfortunately, I was unaware of this fact when I visited Groton some years ago. However, Susan Cooper has supplied me with photographs of the house and some data about its history. Information about the house and a photograph as the house appears today are the subject of a separate page.

E11 JOHN DOGGETT, son of Richard Doggett; d. 1565, Bures St. Mary’s, Suffolk; m(1). perhaps MARTHA ASHEFIELD; perhaps m(2) name unknown.
Children (Doggett):

E111		William
		 (the elder)	b. 1545
E112		John		b. 1551	d. 1619	m.	Dorothy
E113		Oreell		b. 1552
E114		Anne		b. 1555		m. 1576	Simon Snelling	
						m.	Mr. Kent
E115		William
		 (the younger)	b. 1557	d. 1610	m.	Avis Lappadge
A primary source of information about John Doggett is his will dated 17 Jan 1564 [1564/5], probated on 6 May 1565 in the Archdeaconry of Sudbury [Liber "Arnolde," fol. 154]. John states in his will that he is of Bures St. Mary's, Suffolk, and he has the social standing of "Gentleman." He leaves property to his three sons, none of which had attained 21 years: William the younger; John; and William, "my eldest son." He also makes a bequest to his daughter Anne. He also makes reference to another daughter, the name of whom Muskett transcribes as "Ardelye." Rodney Dennys searched the Bures Parish Register and found records of four baptisms of children of John Doggett. These are: William, chr. 1545; John, chr. 1551/2; Anne, 1554/5, and another daughter chr. 1552/3 whose name Mr. Dennys transcribes as "Oreel." This would appear to be the same daughter named as "Ardelye" in John's will. The birth of William the younger does not appear in the register.
John named his wife's sister, William More, of Groton, as executor, and charged him with the care of his younger children. Apparently his wife had predeceased him. This would explain why none of John's children appear therefter in Bures records, as William More most likely brought the very young children to Groton.
According to Mr. Dennys, John Doggett appears as a taxpayer in the Lay Subsidy of 35 Henry VIII (abt. 1544), for the Hundred of Babergh, Suffolk, as a resident of Groton, with goods valued at 15, `and a tax of 10 shillings. The same tax list shows a Robert Doggett, "Gentleman," with lands assessed at 10 and a tax of 6 shillings 8 pence. Rodney Dennys, states that these two men headed the list of Groton property owners and therefore were probably the most important residents of Groton at that time. The relationship of John and Robert is not known. In the Lay Subsidy of 2 & 3 Edward VI (abt. 1549/50), John Doggett is found at Bures, and was assessed at 10 property and a tax of 10 shillings. From these documents and the Bures Parish Register, it appears that John moved from Groton to Bures about 1544 or 1545. It is interesting, but probably not significant, that in 1544 the Manor of Groton was granted by the Crown to Adam Winthrop, and about the same time John Doggett left Groton for Bures. In Adam Winthrop's will dated 1562 he refers to "lands and tenements which I purchased and had of John Doget." Perhaps John had sold some of his property in Groton upon his moving to Bures, but apparently not all, as he leaves considerable property to his sons in his 1564/5 will.
The presumption that John was married to Martha Ashefield, is supported by the following information. The Will of Robert Ashefield, of Stowlangtoft, Suffolk [cited in S. B. Doggett's History, but misspelled as "Glovalangloste"], dated in 1550[?], probated in Prerogative Court of Canterbury, (12 Goode), mentions his "brother" John Dogett and the two sons of John which he had by "Martha my sister." Only one son, William the elder, is shown above as born before 1550, but there is a gap of six years between the births of William and John. There could have been another son born in that period whose birth was not recorded in the Bures Parish Register, and who died between 1550 and 1564, or perhaps the 1550 date of the will was mistranscribed. One of the legatees of John Doggett's will is Gyles Ashfilde, Gent., so there was a close connection with the Ashefield family. It is also possible that John was married twice and the four younger children were children of a second wife. It would perhaps help to explain the naming of two sons "William" if they were children of different wives of John.
A search of land deeds in the Suffolk Feet of Fines (1533-1563) by Rodney Dennys revealed that in the year 38 Henry VIII (April or May 1546), John Doggett, junior, sold to Robert Luskyn as messuage and garden at Boxford, Suffolk. Why John is referred to as "junior" is unclear.

E111 WILLIAM DOGGETT "the elder," son of John Doggett; b. 1545, Bures St. Mary's, Suffolk.

Muskett states that William was "of Lavenham, " and that in 1567 he sold lands in Groton, Edwardston, Kersey, etc., citing Close Roll, 9 Eliz., Doggett c. Oder. Rodney Dennys examined this record and reported that the sale took place 9 Feb 1567/8. The document recited that the lands had been left to William in the will of his father dated 17 Jan 1565. The Bures Parish Register records William's christening on 4 May 1545. William would have had to be 21 years old to make the conveyance of real property, and was in fact 22 years old. John's will left to William the messuage [residence] in the manorance of John Kidsdale in Groton, which may have included lands in nearby Edwardston and Kersey. The existence of this document confirms that there were in fact two Williams who were the sons of John, as it is known from other evidence that William the younger was born in 1557
The Rent Roll of the Manor of Lindsey, dated 3 Jun 1577, abstracted by Rodney Dennys, shows William Doggett holding land called "Garrardes" (Rent 3s, 1d a year); 3 acres including "Dovehowscrofte" (Rent 20d a year); land called "Drynes" or "Brondescrofte" (Rent 6s, 8d a year; 9 acres of land called "Birchleyfelde" (Rent 10d a year).

E112 JOHN DOGGETT, son of John Doggett; b. 1551/2, Bures St. Mary’s, Suffolk, d. May 1619; bur. 29 May 1619, Groton, Suffolk; m. DOROTHY (surname unknown), bur. 4 Mar 1605/6, Groton.
Children (Doggett):

E112:1		Sarah		b. 1581
E112:2		John		b. 1582	d. 1653	m.	Elizabeth Buchton
E112:v		Susan		b. 1585	d. 1585
E112:3		Bridgett	b. 1586		m. 1615	Francis Cooper
E112:4		Susan		b. 1588		m. 1611	Lewis Kidbye
E112:5		Elizabeth	b. 1589		m. 1618	George Ward
E112:w		William		b. 1591	d. 1591
E112:x		William		b. 1592	d. 1592
E112:6		Martha		b. 1593		m. 1616	William Flack
						m.	Mr. Firmin
E112:7		Joseph		b. 1595	
E112:8		Amy		b. 1597	d. 1683	m. 1620	John Eddy
E112:9		Benjamin	b. 1598	d. 1647	m. 1624	Susan Monnings
E112:y		Abraham		b. 1601	d. 1602
E112:z		Mary		b. 1603	d. 1603
John Doggett was named in the 1564 will of his father, John of Bures, and was devised substantial properties when he reached the age of 21.; These properties included: a tenement called "Wright's" in the manorance of John Taylor; closes called "Mancliffes," "Monkes," and "Mayes"; a tenement in Stone Street in Boxford; and lands in Groton, Edwardstone and Boxford. John was only 12 years old when his father died, as his christening is recorded in the Bures St. Mary Parish Register as taking place on 12 Jan 1551 [1551/2 Old Style]. When he attained adulthood he married a lady with the given name of Dorothy, but the writer has not seen any marriage record giving the date and place of marriage or the surname of the bride. Rodney Dennys seasrched the Bures Parish Register and found no Doggett marriages. Likewise the Groton Parish Register does not record the marriage. We do know, however, that John was residing in Groton by May 1581, as his eldest child was born there on 21 May of that year.
Adam Winthrop had given in 1557 a life interest in Groton Manor to his son John Winthrop. Adam died in 1562, and presumably John lived in Groton where he would have been Lord of the Manor during some of the time John Doggett was a resident of Groton. However, John Winthrop became involved in a real estate investment in County Cork, Ireland, and had no interest in returning to Groton. Accordingly, in 1594 John Winthrop relinquished his life interest to his brother Adam and Adam's son John Winthrop. This John is the John Winthrop who led the Puritan emigration to Massachusetts in 1630, and became its first Governor. Adam Winthrop kept a diary in which there are several references to John Doggett, reported in Samuel B. Doggett's History, as follows: (1) 25 Jul 1603, Robt. Surrey married to John Doget's maid, Thomasin Hubbard; (2) 12 Apr 1604, Mr. Clopton and Mr. Dogett made an award between me and Adam Wynthrop, my nephew [son of William Winthrop, Adams's predeceased older brother]; (3) 1 Nov 1609, John Rawlinge kept a feast at his nue house where Mr. Thomas Tilney, Mr. Dogett and diverse others dined.
Samuel B. Doggett also found one reference to John Doggett in the Manorial Court Records of the Manor of Groton. On 14 Nov 1618, proceedings were had before John Winthrop, Esq., lord of the manor, in the presence of Adam Winthrop, gent., and John Doget and Steven Gostlin, two customary tenants of the manor as witneses whereby one John Nutter came into the manorial court and completed a real estate transaction whereby Nutter became a customary tenant of the Manor of Groton. From this record, it would seem that John had succeeded his father as the Lord of Groton Manor sometime before 1618, probably because his father was about 70 years of age in that year. Soon after John Winthrop emigrated to Massachusetts, he sold Groton Manor in 1631.
John was a clothier by profession, and apparently operated his business in Groton, as he was the owner of a dye house there. The writer has not seen any evidence that John was a member of the Clothiers' Guild of London.
The births of fourteen children of John and Dorothy are recorded in the Groton Parish Register, as are the deaths of five of those fourteen who died in infancy. These references are set forth below.
John's wife Dorothy preceded him in death. An entry in the Groton Parish Register, transcribed by the writer, records her burial on 4 Mar 1604 [1604/5]. Samuel B. Doggett shows 4 Mar 1605. SBD also sets out another entry from Adam Winthrop's diary which states: "1606 the second of March being Sunday about vij of the clocke in the evenynge the goodwyfe Dogett died." Muskett's pedigree shows her burial on 4 Mar 1605, as does the pedigree recorded in the Herald's Visitation of London, 1664. The writer has not used a perpetual calendar to determine the year in which March 4 fell on a Sunday, but such an exercise would perhaps determine which is the correct year.
John Doggett died between 22 May and 29 May 1619. He was buried at Groton on 29 May, and his will was executed on 22 May. His will, dated 22 May 1619, was probated on 30 Aug 1619 in the Archdeaconry of Sudbury (Liber "Gibson," fol. 321). He made numerous bequests and devises to his children and grandchildren and also established two charitable trust funds: one gift was for 10 for the poor of Groton, which money was transferred to Trustees in 1625. The second charity was a gift of 4 for the Boxford Free School. Both charities are reported to still be in existence.
Rodney Dennys, Somerset Herald of Arms, conducted a search of the Official Registers of the College of Arms for pertinent data. The only reference found which pertains to the Suffolk Doggetts was the Heralds' Visitation of London, 1664, which contains a pedigree of John Doggett and some of his descendants. The pedigree was entered by John Doggett, grandson of the above John, in 1665. The pedigree shows use of a coat of arms by this branch of the family, described as: Arms: two greyhounds salient, combatant or, collared argent; and Crest: An unicorn's head ermine, armed and attired or. However, Mr. Dennys stated that no right to arms had been granted to this family by the College of Arms, that they were not entitled to use the Coat of Arms, and further that the descendants of his brother William the younger (grandfather of the Rev. Benjamin Doggett) were likewise not entitled to any Arms. Nevertheless, the shield with two greyhounds standing on their hind legs and fighting, in several variations, have been adopted and used without sanction as a family Coat of Arms.

E112:1 SARAH DOGGETT; chr. 21 May 1581, Groton, Suffolk; apparently died prior to 1619.
E112:v SEWSAN ("Susan") DOGGETT; chr. 9 May 1585, Groton, Suffolk; bur. 28 Jul 1585, Groton, Suffolk.
E112:w WILLIAM DOGGETT; chr. 17 Jan 1590, Groton, Suffolk; bur. 27 Jan 1590, Groton, Suffolk.
E112:x WILLIAM DOGGETT; chr. 20 Sep 1592, Groton, Suffolk; bur. 24 Oct 1592, Groton, Suffolk.
E112:7 JOSEPH DOGGETT; chr. 20 Oct 1595, Groton, Suffolk.
E112:y ABRAHAM DOGGETT; chr. 8 Dec 1601, Groton Suffolk; bur. 23 Mar 1801/2, Groton, Suffolk.
E112:z MARY DOGGETT; chr. 26 Feb 1601/2, Groton, Suffolk; bur. 14 Mar 1602/3, Groton, Suffolk.

E112:2 JOHN DOGGETT, son of John and Dorothy Doggett; b. Jul 1582, Groton, Suffolk; chr. 24 Jul 1582, Groton; d. 1653/4, Hamburg, Germany; m. ELIZABETH BUCHTON, d. 1653, Hamburg.
Children (Doggett):

E112:21		Elizabeth			m.	Henry Taylor
E112:22		John			d. 1680	m.	Alice Beauchamp
E112:23		Richard
E112:24		Thomas
E112:25		Anne				m.	George Watson
This John Doggett was christened in Groton, Suffolk, on 24 Jul 1582. He was the eldest son of John Doggett of Groton. He operated a textile business in Hamburg, Germany, for many years, and married Elizabeth Buchton of Hamburg. John died in 1653, probably in Hamburg. His will, dated 19 Mar 1652/3, probated 30 Jun 1853 (Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 242 Brent) by his son John as executor, recites that he was a member of the Mercer's Guild (and therefore a Citizen of London), and a member of the Merchant Adventurers of England. As the Merchant Adventurers were organized to trade with Europe, it is not surprising that John was a member. In his will, John names his son John; the descendants of his deceased daughter Elizabeth, wife of Henry Taylor; and his daughter Anne. this will is abstracted in Muskett.
Elizabeth died before 10 Oct 1653/4, in Hamburg, leaving a will dated 10 Oct 1653, probated in Westminster, 17 Jan 1653, by son John, as executor. (P.C.C., 320 Alchin). The will refers to Elizabeth as "the widow of John Dogett, late merchant in Hambrough," "of great age." Her will, also probated by her son John. The abstract of her will in Muskett names, in addition to son John: son-in-law Geo. Watson and daughter Anna Watson, and their children; John and Francis, children of her deceased daughter Elizabeth Taylor; and children of "son" John Davies.
Samuel B. Doggett states that John's wife was Elizabeth Bladwell, and cites the will of Thomas Bladwell of London, merchant, dated 29 Nov 1632 (P.C.C., 53 Audley), refers to his brother-in-law John Doggett, merchant, residing at Hambro, beyond the seas, and his wife Elizabeth Doggett and their children, John, Richard, Thomas, Elizabeth and Anne. The assumption by SBD that Thomas and Elizabeth were siblings does not seem justified. If Thomas and John married sisters, the term "brother-in-law" would have been used in an appropriate manner. Two of the children named in Bladwell's 1632 will, Richard and Thomas, apparently died before execution of the will of their father in 1653, and also do not appear in their mother's 1653 will.
In the Visitation of London, 1665, a pedigree was entered by John Doggett's son John. In this pedigree, John Dogget of London, merchant, is shown married to Elizabeth Buchton of Hamburg.

E112:21 ELIZABETH DOGGETT, dau. of John and Elizabeth (Buchton) Doggett; m. HENRY TAYLOR.
Children (Taylor):

E112:211	John
E112:212	Francis
Elizabeth is named in her father's 1653 will, as deceased, and wife of late Henry Taylor, and th her two children, John and Francis Taylor. The two orphaned grandchildren received one-sixth of the estate, plus the executor was charged to pay for their education. Elizabeth is also mentioned in her mother's 1653 will, referring to the children of her dedeased daughter Elizabeth Taylor, viz. John and Francke Taylor. The grandchildren received 10 each. In addition John received "a small silver beaker given her by her sister Margaret, and an additional 100 at age 24.

E112:22 JOHN DOGGETT, son of John and Elizabeth (Buchton) Doggett; b. Hamburg, Germany; d. 1680, St. Lawrence Pountney Par., London; m. ALICE BEAUCHAMP, dau. of John Beauchamp, of Reigate, Surrey, d. 1703, London.
Children (Doggett):

E112:221	Elizabeth	b. 1651		m. 1671	Justus Otgher
E112:222	Beauchamp	b. 1659
E112:223	John		b. 1660
E112:224	Benjamin	b. 1661	d. 1703
E112:225	Alice		b. 1663		m. 1683	David DeBary
At the Visitation of London, 1665, this John Doggett entered a pedigree beginning with his father, John of Groton, and continuing through his father, John of London, and himself to his children, Beauchamp, John, Benjamin, Alice and Elizabeth. John is described as John Dogget of London, merchant, married to Alice, dau. of John Beauchamp, of London.
The Will of John, dated 26 Dec 1679, was probated 6 Apr 1680, by Alice Doggett, his widown the Prerogative Court of Canterbury (P.C.C.46 Bath). He is referred to as "of London, Esq.,", residing in the Parish of St. Lawrence Pountney, London. The use of the term Esq. is consistent with the use of a coat of arms described with the pedigree, but as Rodney Dennys pointed out, John was never officially entitled to arms. The willnames his wife, Alice, and appoints her as executrix. He also names his three unmarried children, John, Benjamin and Alice. The sons were given 1000 each, 500 at age 24 and 500 atf age 28. The daughter, Alice, was given 1500 at age 21 or marriage. Elizabeth was married at the time to Justus Otgher, and they are mentioned with their children, inclu ding son John. He also mentions his deceased sister Watson, and her three daughters, Esther Norris, Margaret Watson and Katherine Watson. He also made several gifts to charity, including one to the orphan's house in Hamburg, which he states was his place of nativity. The will is abstracted in SBD.
The Will of Alice, dated 28 Aug 1699, was probated 5 May 1703 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury (P.C.C. 127 Degg). She is stated to reside in the Parish of St. Andrew, Holbourne, Middlesex. She mentions her daughter AliceDebary, wife of David Debary; her son-in-law, Justus Otgher; her son John Dogett and his wife; her son Benjamin and his wife; Katherine, dau. of Justus Otgher, wife of David Longuemantle and her children. It is noted that John and Benjamin were engaged in the trade of woodmonger. Alice's will is also abstracted in SBD. As indicated below, Otgher had written his brother-in-law Benjamin Doggett, then residing in Jamaica, to tell him that Alice had named Otgher as executor, but that John had filed a protest. Otgher advised Benjamin that his mother's estate had been diminished by losses and illness, and that John owed more to the estate than his share. John wrote to Benjamin in reply, asking him not to tell Otgher that John had received Otgher's letter as "it will doe me a diskindness."
The IGI lists a number of children of John, with dates of baptism in London, which, if correct, would indicate that there were a number of children who did not survive. These include Elizabeth, bapt. 4 May 1649; John, bapt. 16 Dec 1652; John, bapt. 21 Jan 1656; Benjamin, bapt. 13 May 1658; Beauchamp bapt. 6 Jul 1659; and Benjamin, bapt. 18 Dec 1663.

E112:222 BEAUCHAMP DOGGETT; chr. 6 Jul 1659, London.

Beauchamp, son of John Doggett, is stated in the IGI to have been baptized in London on 6 Jul 1659. This is consistent with the entry in the Visitation of London, 1665 that Beauchamp was John's son and heir, and was 6 years. Beauchamp apparently died some time between 1665 and 1679, as he is not mentioned in the wills of either of his parents.

E112:223 JOHN ("Jack") DOGGETT; b. after 1654, London; married and had children.

John resided in Carolina, where he had a wife and children, but he returned to London "to serve the Col." and left his wife and children in Carolina. Justus Otgher had written to John's brother, Benjamin in Jamaica, and told him that John had made a mistake in coming back to London, as the Colonel (whoever that may be) was "in bad circumstances himself." He also stated that John "lodgeth in the Fleet where he will receive noe good Councell given him" Fleet Street in London was the location of newspaper offices and residences of reporters, who were considered somewhat undesirable.
John is named in the wills of his father and mother. In his mother's will, John and his wife is mentioned. John is stated to be a woodmonger. What his occupation was in the New World is not known.
The IGI states that John Doggett, son of John, was baptized in London on 21 Jan 1656, but this does not seem logical.

E112:224 BENJAMIN DOGGETT; b after 1654, London.

Benjamin is named in the wills of his parents. His mother's will refers to Benjamin and his wife, but in the probate of his will in 1706, he is stated to be a bachelor. This would seem to indicate that his wife had died after 1699 and before 1706, possibly before 1703, when he first appears in Jamaica. His mother's will says he was a woodmonger, but ithe deposition filed in his probate proceedings states that the deponents knew Benjamin Dogett, late of London, merchant, "but dyeing, as these deponents believe, at Jamaica. The will, in the form of a letter to his brother John, dated 8 Jul 1703, was probated in the Commissary Court of London on 14 Nov 1706, by his brother John. In the will he also mentions his sister DeBary. This will is printed in Muskett and abstracted in SBD. The letter meets the formal requirements of a holographic will, and so was admitted to probate.
The IGI states that Benjamin Doggett, son of John, was baptized in London on 18 Dec 1663.

E112:225 ALICE DOGGETT, dau. of John and Alice (Beauchamp) Doggett; b. abt. 1654; m. 1683, DAVID DeBARY.

London Marriage Licenses, Registry of the Bishop of London: David Debary and Alice Dogett, 15 Mar 1682/3.
Alice is named in the wills of her parents, and in the will of her brother Benjamin.

E112:221 ELIZABETH DOGGETT, dau. of John and Alice (Beauchamp) Doggett; b. 1651; m. 27 Dec 1671, St. Helen's Bishopgate, London, JUSTUS OTGHER, b. abt. 1646,
Children (Otgher):

E112:221:1	Katherine			m. David Longuemantle
E112:221:2	John
In Marriage License Allegations in the Register of Vicar General of Archbishop of Canterbury (Harleian Soc., v. 13), is found the following entry: 1671, Dec 20. Justus Otgher of St. Mary Hill, London, merchant, Bachr., abt 25, and Elizabeth Doget, Spr., abt. 20, consent of father John Doget of St. Andrew Undershaft, Esq., at St. Helen's Bishopgate or St. James, Dukes Place. This would indicate that Elizabeth was born abt. 1651. The record of marriage is found in the Register of St. Helen's Bishopgate, with date of 27 Dec 1671.
In her mother's 1699 will, it is stated that Katherine, daughter of Justus Otgher was married to David Longuemantle, but Katherine was not mentioned. In her father's 1679 will, Elizabeth and children, including John Otgher under 21.

E112:25 ANNE DOGGETT, dau. of John and Elizabeth (Buchton) Doggett; m. GEORGE WATSON.
Children (Watson):

E112:251	Esther				m. Hugh Norris
E112:252	Margaret
E112:253	Katherine
Ann is named in the wills of her parents. She is named as wife of George Watson in her father's 1652 will. She received one-sixth of the estate. In her mother's 1653 will, her husband, George Watson, is also named. Anne was given "2 silver porringers and 4 silver spoons," and her children were given 200. The children are not named in the will.
The IGI reports three children of Anne: Esther, who married Hugh Norris; Margaret and Katherine.

E112:3 BRIDGETT DOGGETT, dau. of John and Dorothy Doggett; b. Aug 1586, Groton, Suffolk; m. 8 Sep 1615, Polstead, Suffolk, FRANCIS COOPER.
Children (Cooper):

E112:31		Anne
E112:32		Susan
The christening of "Brigette" is recorded in the Groton Parish Register on 21 Aug 1586. Her marriage to Francis Couper on 8 Sep 1615, at Polstead, Suffolk, is indexed in Boyd's Suffolk Marriage Index. The Polstead Parish register has not been examined.
The 1619 will of John Doggett, the father of Bridgett, names her as the eldest daughter, and names her daughters Anne and Susan. Francis Cooper. Francis Cooper was named as supervisor of the will, because his son John, named as executor, was "beyond the sea."

E112:4 SUSAN DOGGETT, dau. of John and Dorothy Doggett; chr. 3 Sep 1588, Groton, Suffolk; m. 20 Dec 1611, Groton, Suffolk, LEWIS KIDBYE. Had children, but details not known.

The christening of Susan and her marriage to Lewis Kidbye are recorded in the Groton Parish Register. She is named in her father's 1619 will as his daughter Suzan Kidbye, and Lewis Kidbye in named as his son-in-law. He mentions their children, but does not name them.

E112:5 ELIZABETH DOGGETT, dau. of John and Dorothy Doggett; chr. 9 Nov 1588, Groton, Suffolk; m. 7 Apr 1618, Groton, Suffolk, GEORGE WARD.

The christening of Elizabeth and her marriage to George Ward are recorded in the Groton Parish Register.

E112:6 MARTHA DOGGETT, dau. of John and Dorothy Doggett; b. Oct 1593, Groton, Suffolk; chr. 16 Oct 1593; m(1) 1616, Challisham, Suffolk, WILLIAM FLACK; m(2) 1620, Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk, JOHN FIRMAN.
Children (Flack):

E112:61		Mary
The christening of Martha is recorded in the Groton Parish Register. Her marriages to William Flack and John Firman are indexed in Boyd's Suffolk Marriage Index, but the the Parish Registers of Challisham and Stoke have not been examined. It has been stated by Samuel B. Doggett and others that Martha's husband was Giles Firman who came to Massachusetts with Winthrop in 1630, but this does not seem to fit the known facts. It is true, however, that Martha Firman came to the New World as part of Winthrop's Great Migration. In the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Vol. I, 5th Series (1871), there is a transcript of a letter dated 4 Mar 1632/3, written in Groton, from John Bluette, former steward of Groton Manor, to John Winthrop, Jr. In the letter, Bluette sends his love to "Martha Dogget the wife of goodman Firmyn."

E112:8 AMY DOGGETT, dau. of John and Dorothy Doggett; bapt. 16 Jul 1597, Groton, Suffolk, England; d. 20 Aug 1683, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA; m. abt. 1620, JOHN EDDY, son of Rev.William and Mary (Fosten) Eddy, bapt. 27 Mar 1597, St. Dunstan's, Cranbrooke, Kent, England.
Children (Eddy):

E112:7w	John			d.y.
E112:7x	John			d.y.
E112:71	Sarah		b. 1626	d. 1710	m. 1650	John Marion
E112:7y	Pilgrim		b. 1634	d.y.
E112:72	Pilgrim				m. 1656	William Baker
					m. 	Isaac Stedman
					m. 1679	Sylvester Eveleth
E112:73	John		b. 1637
E112:7z	Benjamin		d. 1639
E112.74	Samuel		b. 1640	d. 1711	m. 1664	Sarah Meade
E112:75	Abigail		b. 1643
E112:76	Ruth				m. 1670	Ezekiel Gardner
E112:77	Mary 		b. 1626	d. 1683	m. 1641 Robert Ashley
The christening of Amy is recorded in the Groton Parish Register.
John and Amy and family came to Massachusets in the vessel "Handmaid" which left London 10 Aug 1630 and arrived in Plymouth on 29 Oct 1630.

E112:9 BENJAMIN DOGGETT, son of John and Dorothy Doggett; b. Nov 1598, Groton, Suffolk; chr. 19 Nov 1598, Groton, d. 1647; m. Feb 1623/4, Higham, Suffolk, SUSAN MONNINGS, dau. of Richard Monnings, of Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk.
Children (Doggett):

E112:91		Benjamin	b. 1640
E112:92		Elizabeth	b. 1643
E112:93		Susan		b. 1645
		other children?
The christening of Benjamin is recorded in the Groton Parish Register. Boyd's Suffolk Marriage Index lists the marriage of Benjamin Dogget and Susan Munnings in 1623, at Higham, Suffolk. This is consistent with the abstract of their Marriage License, issued 2 Feb 1623/4, which states: Benjamin Doggett of Higham and Susan Monninges of Stoke-by-Nayland, both single, at Higham (Marriage Licenses from the Official Notebooks of the Archdeaconry of Suffolk, deposited at the Ipswich Probate Court, 1613-1674 (1903)). Muskett states that Susan was the daughter of Richard Monings of Stoke-next-Nayland, and cites the 1638 will of Richard Monings (P.C.C., 48 Harvey).
Benjamin resided in Assington, Suffolk. In 1638, he was enumerated in a militia census of Assington Parish, Babergh Hundred (Able Men of Suffolk, 1638 (Harleian Society)). According to Muskett, Benjamin was a resident of Assington at his death, leaving will dated 19 Aug 1647, probated at the Archdeaconry of Suffolk. Muskett also states that Benjamin had a son, Munnings Doggett. This may be correct, but the only Munnings Doggett that the writer has seen referenced is in the IGI, as "Moning Doggett, son of Benjamin and Margaret, chr. 26 Mar 1671, Polstead, Suffolk." This would appear to be son of Benjamin's son Benjamin. Benjamin's will has not been examined by the writer.
The IGI states that Benjamin and Susan had three children baptised in Assington: Benjamin, chr. 3 Apr 1640; ELizabeth, chr. 5 Jan 1643; and Susan, chr. 13 Apr 1645.

E112:92 ELIZABETH DOGGETT; chr. 5 Jan 1643, Assington, Suffolk.
E112:93 SUSAN DOGGETT; chr. 13 Apr 1645, Assington, Suffolk.

E112:91 BENJAMIN DOGGETT; bapt. 3 Apr 1640, Assisngton, Suffolk; prob m. MARGARET (surname unknown).
Children (Doggett) (perhaps):

E112:911	Monnings	b. 1671

E112:911 MONNINGS DOGGETT; chr. 26 Mar 1671, Polstead, Suffolk.

E114 ANN DOGGETT, dau. of John Doggett; bapt. 31 Mar 1554, Bures St. Marys, Suffolk; m(1) 18 Jun 1576, Groton, Suffolk, SIMON SNELLING; m(2) Mr. KENT.
Children (Snelling):

E114:x		Mary		b. 1577	d. 1578
E114:y		Simon		b. 1578	d. 1584
E114:1		William		b. 1582
E114:z		Simon		b. 1584	d. 1585
The data for Ann's marriage to Snelling and their children was supplied by John McLinden from Groton and Boxford parish registers. Her marriage to a Mr. Kent is noted in the 1610 will of her brother William, who calles her "Ann Kent."

E114:x MARY SNELLING, prob. dau. of Simon and Ann (Doggett) Snelling; bapt. 5 May 1577, Groton, Suffolk; bur. 10 Aug 1578, Groton, Suffolk.
E114:y SIMON SNELLING; bapt 2 Nov 1578, Boxford, Suffolk; (bur. 3 Mar 1583/84, Boxford, Suffolk.
E114:1 WILLIAM SNELLING; bapt. 2 Jun 1582, Boxford, Suffolk.
E114:z SIMON SNELLING; bapt. 2 May 1584, Boxford, Suffolk; bur. 23 Feb 1584/85, Boxford, Suffolk.

E115 WILLIAM DOGGETT (the younger), son of John Doggett; b. 1557; d. 10 Oct 1610, Boxford, Suffolk; bur. Boxford; m. 1 Jun 1591, Boxford, Suffolk, AVIS LAPPADGE, his first cousin, once removed, and dau. of Thomas and Agnes (Gale) Lappadge, chr. 1 Aug 1568, Groton, Suffolk; bur. 27 Jun 1652, Boxford.
Children (Doggett):

E115:1		Ann		b. 1592		m.	Mr. Rowarth
E115:2		Thomas		b. 1594		m. 1617	Margery Clopton
E115:3		Susan		b. 1596		m. 1617	Richard Norwich
E115:4		Avis		b. 1599		m. 1620	John Bond
E115:5		WILLIAM		b. 1600	d. 1670	m. 1626	Anne Langley
E115:6		Alice		b. 1601		m. 1624	Christopher Scarlett
E115:7		John		b. 1602
E115:x		Bridget		b. 1605
E115:8		Dorothy		b. 1605		m. 1637	Lawrence Stisted
E115:9		Lappadge	b. 1607		m. 1631	Anne Thurgoland
E115:A		Richard		b. 1608	d. 1667	m.	Sarah LeGris
The birth of William the younger, of Boxford, does not appear to be recorded in the Parish Register of Bures St. Marys as is the case of his older siblings, but his year of birth can be calculated from the inscription on his tombstone in St. Mary's Church in Boxford. This stone provides a great deal of information about William. The stone, imbedded in the floor of what is now used as a closet, next to the exterior wall of the building, is protected by a carpet which covers the stone unless removed to examine the stone. It is an elaborately carved black marble slab with the following inscription: "Here lyeth Willia. Doggett, marchant adveterer Citizen and mercer of London and free of the East India Company who tooke to wife Avis Lappadge ye Daught. of Thomas Lappage of Boxford, w'th who he lyved 19 years & had Issve by her 6 sones & 6 davgters. Ye said Will' dep'ed this life ye 10th of Octobr 1610 beinge of the age of 53 years." The Boxford Parish Register records the marriage of William and Aves Lappage as occurring on 1 Jun 1591, which corresponds to 19 years of marriage before William's death. The Register also records the baptisms of five sons and six daughters, so apparently one son died at birth and was not recorded in the Register.
At the four corners of the monument are four brasses in the form of shields, each brass bearing the coat of arms of an organization of which William was a member, and of which he was clearly proud to be a member. These organizations are: City of London; Mercers' Company; Merchant Adventurers; and East India Company. The Mercers' Company was one of the great guilds merchant of London, whose members dealt in silks, velvets and other expensive textiles, iimported from abroad. All members of the principal guilds were citizens of the City of London, which meant more than just being a resident. In fact, many citizens of London, like William, had their residence and conducted business in other locations. It must be assumed, however, that William spent much time in the City. The Merchant Adventurers were merchants whose business was engaging in import and export of goods to the European Continent. As was noted above, William's brother John was a Merchant Adventurer, and his son John lived in Hamburg, where he was a trader.
The fourth brass is that of the East India Company, formed to make voyages to the Far East and bring back silks, spices and similar luxury items, for sale to the wealthy residents of England. In later years, it operated as a joint stock company (similar to a present-day corporation), but in the early years, each voyage was financed by a separate group of investors. While visiting London some years ago, the writer decided to research the involvement of William with The East India Company, and visited the India Library, which is a branch of the British Museum and which has the original records of the East India Company. We were furnished with the original minute book of the directors of the Company. The first two voyages made by the Company had only a few subscribers, limited to the prominent and very wealthy. However, the third voyage, in 1605, was opened up to a larger number of subscribers, with a much smaller investment required. William's name appeared on the Bill of Adventure, listing 205 subscribers, with the minimum investment of 100, which amount was still a substantial amount of money at that time. A later entry in the minute book recorded the successful completion of the voyage and the division of profits among the subscribers, which profit was about three time the original investment. Only one other voyage was undertaken prior to William's death, the fourth voyage, in 1608. For that voyage, the Company returned to original format of involving only a few very wealthy investors. Therefore, Even though William participated in only one "adventure," it must have been a significant episode in his life, if the prominence given to the Company on his tombstone is any indication.
William was only seven years old when his father died. In his father's will, he was devised his father's "capital messuage," or main residence in Groton, named Edmonds, and all the lands in Groton, both freehold and copyhold, belonging to that residence, which were in the manorance of William's uncle, William More. He also received John's "Dye House" in Groton, and the "leads and fats within it. Leads and fats were names given to kettles used in dying fabric. "Fats" is an archaic spelling of "vats." He also received numerous other parcels of land in Groton. All to be given to him whcn he reached 21 years of age. But that was not all he received. He also was given the copyhold lands which John held of William Walgrave, Esq., of Lesen Hall. and also one third of all the personal property, including silver, jewels, money, and other property remaining after paying all debts of the estate. So it can be seen that about 1578, William became a wealthy young man.
The will of his father gave the "bringing up' of William, his brother John, and sister Ann to John's brother-in-law, William More, of Groton. On William More's death only two years later, the responsibility for the children's upbringing was left to More's son-in-law, and first cousin of the children, Thomas Lappage. Thomas was a generation older than William, and one of his children was a daughter Avis, born in 1568, eleven years William's junior. The two families were raised together, and despite the age difference, William and Avis fell in love and were married in 1591, as noted above.
The baptism of Avis Lappage was recorded in the Groton Parish Register on 1 Aug 1568. This entry is transcribed in East Anglia Notes & Queries, Series 2, vol. 7, p. 172: "Avice Lapadge, the Daughter of Thomas Lapadge was baptized the first day of August." the Register also contains an addition to the entry in a different hand: "She was married to William Dogget her cosin."
The will of William was probated in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, but no court records or copies of the will have been found. However, the dispositive portions of the will are abstracted in a 1644 chancery suit. The suit was brought by one Edward Alston against William's widow "Avice" Doggett (Alston c. Doggett, Chancery Proc., Mitford, 54, 44) The answer of Avis to plaintiff's bill was dated 18 Apr 1644, and included the infomration about the contents of the will. His son and heir, Thomas, received no bequest or devise in the will, which seems to be due to the fact that by law Thomas was entitled to receive the real estate belonging to his father, subject to any dower rights of William's wife, Avis. The other children are named, except for Bridget, who apparently predeceased her father as a young child. Sons Lappage and Richard, the two younger sons, received 1000 each, to be delivered when they reached age 24; the older sons, William and John, received only 400 each, which would seem to indicate that some other arrangements for them had been made during William's lifetime. The five daughters named each received 400 He also remembered his brother and sisters, his brother-in-law John Brond, his father-in-law, Thomas Lappage, and two local clergymen, and made bequests for the poor of Boxford and for the Boxford Free School, His son Thomas and his wife were named as executors, but Thomas relinquished the office and Avis probated the will.
In 1614 (12 James), four years after his death, an Inquisition Post Mortem was held to determine the identity of the parcels of real property held by William at the time of his death. The writer has not seen this document, either as an original or as a transcript. It is undoubtedly written in court Latin.
As William was about 34 years old at the time of his marriage, and died at the age of 53, none of the children were adults at the time of his death, escept his oldest daughter, Ann, who was 18. The other children ranged in age from 16 down to 1 year.
Avis died in Boxford and was buried there on 27 Jun 1652, according to the Boxford Parish Register, in which she is referred to a "old Mrs. Doggett." She was 84 years old at the time of her death. Muskett refers to a sale of a dwelling house and other land in Boxford and Polstead in 1629, made to Robert Gurdon, Esq., a prominent member of the local gentry, by Avis Doggett, widow, and Thomas Doggett, gent. and Margery, his wife. There is a letter from Thomas, mentioned below, concerning this sale.
John McLinden and others believe that John Doggett of Bures had only one son named William, but the writer believes that the evidence supports the conclusion that there were two Williams. We continue to research this question and will in the near future post the evidence and arguments on both sides of the issue.

E115:3 SUSAN DOGGETT; chr. 25 1595, Boxford, Suffolk; m. 1617, Groton, Suffolk, RICHARD NORWICH.

The baptism of Susan is recorded in the Boxford Parish Register. Her marriage to Richard Norwich is noted by Muskett, citing Adam Winthrop's diary.

E115:4 AVIS DOGGETT; char. 22 Feb 1598, Boxford, Suffolk; d. 1625; bur. Boxford, Suffolk; m. 23 Jul 1620, Boxford, Suffolk, JOHN BOND.

The baptism of Avis is recorded in the Boxford Parish Register. Her marriage to John Bond at Boxford in 1620 is indexed in Boyd's Suffolk Marriage Index, and SBD gives the complete date as 23 Jul 1620. SBD also states that she was buried in Boxford in 1625, but the entry is ambiguous and may refer to her husband John. Avis is also mentioned in the 1650 will of her brother-in-law, Christopher Scarlett, which makes the 1625 burial date unlikely.

E115:7 JOHN DOGGETT, son of William and Avis (Lappadge) Doggett; chr. 4 Nov 1602, Boxford, Suffolk.

It has often been stated that this John Doggett was the same as the John who emigrated to Massachusetts with Winthrop in 1630, and who is the ancestor of a large number of descendants, most of whom have adopted the surname "Daggett." This assumption has been based on several coincidences, including the following: John Winthrop was lord of the manor at Groton, Suffolk, adjoining the parish of Boxford; members of the Doggett family were prosperous citizens of Groton and certainly knew Winthrop; John's age would be appropriate for him to have been the emigrant; and no mention is made of him in the records after 1630. It has also been often alleged that John the emigrant's first wife was Hepzibah Brotherton, apparently based on the existence of the given names "Hepzibah" and "Brotherton" in the family. However, these assumptions do not seem to have any evidence in their support. Examination of the parish records of Boxford, Groton, and adjacent parishes, does not reveal any record of a marriage of John, or any Doggett, to Hepzibah, or any Brotherton. In fact, the only mention of John in the records seems to be that of his baptism at Boxford in 1602. John was living at the death of his father in 1610, and was bequeathed the sum of 400 pounds.
In Alice Brotherton, wife of John Doggett of Martha's Vineyard (The American Genealogist, v. 72, p. 89, 1997), Gordon L. Remington advances the theory that the first wife of John the emigrant was one Alice Brotherton, daughter of Thomas and Ellen Brotherton, who was baptized in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, on 6 Mar 1602/3. Alice and John Doggett were married on 29 Aug 1622 in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire. The writer has examined the Marston Moretaine parish records, and agrees with Mr. Remington. There is no direct evidence that John of Bedfordshire and John of Boxford are the same person, and there were a number of other Doggetts in Marston Moretaine parish, including two sons of a Thomas Doggett, baptized in 1604 and 1608. In support of the position that John the emigrant and John the son of William are the same person is the fact that there were members of the Lappadge family living in the Marston Moretaine area, and if John moved to that area to be near other relatives, that would account for his disappearance from the Suffolk records.
After considering all the possibilities and some inferences not discussed above, the writer has come to the conclusion that John of Boxford and John of Bedfordshire were quite probably the same person, and was the uncle of the Rev. Benjamin Doggett.

E115:1 ANNE DOGGETT, dau. of William and Avis (Lappadge) Doggett; chr. 15 May 1592, Boxford, Suffolk; m. Mr. ROWARTH.
Children (Rowarth):

E115:11		John
The baptism of Anne is recorded in the Boxford Parish Register. Her son John is mentioned in the 1641 will of John Brand (P.C.C. 116 Campbell}.

E115:2 THOMAS DOGGETT, son of William and Avis (Lappadge) Doggett; chr. 31 Dec 1594, Boxford, Suffolk; m. 22 Apr 1617, Groton, Suffolk, MARGERY CLOPTON, dau. of William and Margaret (Waldegrave) Clopton, of Castleins, Groton, chr. 18 Jun 1590..
Children (Doggett):

E115:21		William		b. 1618
E115:22		Margery		b. 1619
E115:23		Avis		b. 1621
E115:24		Thomasine	b. 1624
The baptism of Thomas Doggett is recorded in the Boxford Parish Register on 31 Dec 1594.
The Groton Parish Register contains the following entry: "1617 Thomas Dogget, gent. & M'tress Marg'rey Clopton weare maried ye 22d day of Aprill."
The Visitation of Suffolk, made by William Hervey (pub. by Howard, ed., in 1866), v. 1, p. 27, contains extracts from the Groton Parish Register. It is reported that on 2 Apr 1617, Thomas Doggetrent [i.e. doggett, gent.] married Mrs. [sic] Margery Clopton. ("Mrs" was a term of respect, and did not always signify marriage). The Visitation of Suffolk, 1611, contains a Clopton pedigree. The pedigree states that Margery Clopton, bapt. 18 Jun 1590, married on 22 Apr 1617, Thomas Doggett of Boxford. The Clopton family were an extremely powerful and wealthy family, and were lords of the second manor in the parish of Groton, Castleins. This marriage is evidence that the Doggetts, although they were primarily merchants and not landed gentry, had a place in society well above that of the yeomanry. Less than two years before, on 6 Dec 1615, Margery's sister, Thomasine, had married John Winthrop. Unfortunately, Thomasine died the following year, 1616. In an account of her death printed in Life and Letters of John Winthrop, published in Boston, 1864, it is written: "Then she called for her sister Margerye whom she exhorted to serve God and take heede of pride and to have care in hir matchinge that she looked not a riches and worldly respects but at the feare of God for that would bringe hir comfort at hir death although she should meet with many afflictions." The following year Margery married Thomas Doggett.
According to Venn, Alumni Cantabrigenses, Thomas Doggett matriculated as a pensioner at St. John's College, Cambridge, in Michelmas Term, 1611. Nothing further is known about his time at Cambridge, but Venn records that on 26 Mar 1614, he was admitted at Lincoln's Inn. Apparently Thomas decided to study to become a lawyer and did not finish his studies at St. John's.
Times apparently did not go well with Thomas after his father's death, as there is a letter dated 6 Oct 1627, from Thomas to John Winthrop, at Groton, is iu the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, vol. 1, p. 179. This letter implies that he had a serious cash flow problem and owed his mother's brother, John Brand, money which was secured by a lien on his real property.The letter asks Winthrop's help in finding a "chapman" or agent to help find a buyer for the property. Thomas stated that he had been offered 1800 for the property, but said that his uncle and he felt it was worth more. He is somewhat ambiguous as to his asking price, stating in one place that he would willingly take 1900, but because interest and expenses were continuing he would take 1800. In another place he states that if could sell the property and lease it back at 100 a year, he would sell for 1800, but that if "a gent will buye it to dwell in my prise is twoe thousnad pound." Thomas apparently also maintained a house in London, as he refers to his title papers and a plot of all the parcels of land being in London.
In any event, a buyer was eventually found. It was Robert Gurdon, Esq., a member of the extremely powerful and wealthy Gurdon family of nearby Assington. In 1629, a sale to Gurdon by Thomas and Margery, together with Thomas' mother, Avis, who still had dower rights to the land. The conveyance is recorded in Feet of Fines, Suffolk, Mich. 4, Charles I), and is reprinted in Muskett. The conveyance shows a payment of 200 pounds sterling. How this relates to the prices mentioned in the above letter is not clear.
The baptism of Margery, dau. of Thomas and Margery Doggett, is recorded in the Boxford Parish Register, as occurring 30 Nov 1619, and the baptism of Thomasine, anaother daughter, is recorded as occurring on 23 Jan 1624. According to the IGI, Avis Doggett, dau. of Thomas and Margery was baptised 20 Feb 1620 in Polstead.

E115:21 WILLIAM DOGGETT, son of Thomas and Margery (Clopton) Doggett; chr. 5 Jan 1617/8, Groton, Suffolk; m. perhaps MARGARET TUTTE.

William was baptized at Groton on 5 Jan 1618/19, according to the Groton Parish Register. According to Venn, Alumni Cantabrigenses, he matriculated in 1636 as a sizar at Queen's College, Cambridge. He received his B.A. degree in 1639/40 and his M.A. in 1643. Presumably he had the traditional classical education. Venn's Appendix (vol. IV) states that William was prob. ordained priest (Orkney) 20 Mar 1651, and was vicar of Stoke-by-Clare, Suffolk, in 1661. This attribution is probably correct, as the first appointment ofWilliam's cousin, the Rev. Benjamin Doggett after his ordination in 1662 was as curate of the church in Stoke. Apparently William had not continued in the ministry and hired Benjamin to be minister in his place.
The admission as sizar would seem to confirm the financial problems of his father, as sizars were students who earned their way through at least two years of college by serving as servant to an upperclassman or graduate student, in contrast to pensioners, who paid tuition.
The marriage of William Doggett to Margaret Tutte is only supposition, and is based on a Marriage License issued by the Registry of the Bishop of London on 26 Nov 1636.
The Boxford Parish Register shows that a William Doggett was moved from Ipswich and buried 10 Sep 1670. This may refer to this William, although this is not certain.
Wood and Blanton, The Clopton Chronicles (WWW), states that Margaret's surname was "Tuttle."
Nothing further has been learned about William.

E115:5 WILLIAM DOGGETT, son of William and Avis (Lappadge) Doggett; chr. 27 Feb 1599/1600, Boxford, Suffolk; d. 1676; m. ANNE LANGLEY, dau. of Geoffrey and Anne (Carter) Langley, of Colchester, Essex.
Children (Doggett):

E115:51		Ann		b. 1626		m.	Mr. Jefferson
E115:52		John		b. 1628
E115:53		William		b. 1630		m.	Mary
E115:54		Richard		b. 1634	d. 1677	m.	Ann
E115:55		BENJAMIN	b. 1636	d. 1683	m.	Jane (Francis?) Garrard
E115:56		Susan(na)	b. 1639		m. 1662	John Spering
E115:57		Avis		b. 1644		m. 1662	John Williams
						m.	Daniel Bright
E115:58		Robert
This William Doggett, the second son of William of Boxford, is the father of the emigrant, the Rev. Benjamin Doggett. His baptism is recorded in the Boxford Parish Register on 23 Feb 1598. About 1625, William married Anne Langley, dau. of Geoffrey Langley, grocer, and alderman of Colchester, in the neighboring county of Essex. Anne's mother was Anne Carter of Waltham on the Nayes (Walton on the Naze), Essex.Although the writer has not seen a parish register entry for the marriage, it is evidenced by a pedigree in the Visitation of Essex, 1634 (Harleian Soc. Pub., v. 13, Metcalfe, ed.). which show the children of Geoffrey and Anne Carter as including Anne, wife of William Doggett of Ipswich.
The births of five children of William and Anne are recorded in the Parish Register of St. Mary-le-Tower, Ispswich, between 1626 and 1636. According to the IGI, which have not been verified by the writer, show that Mary and Avis, daughters of William and Anne, were baptized in 1639 and 1644, respectively, at Pettistree.
The Will of William Doggett, dated 14 Oct 1675, was probated 2 May 1676 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury (P.C.C. 48 Bence). An abstract of this will is printed in Muskett. This will refers to his son[-in-law] John Spering; his daughter, Susanna Spering; his grandchildren, Ann, Mary, John and Roger Spering; his son[-in-law] Daniel Bright; his daughter Avis Bright; his grandchild Daniel Bright; his grandson, William Williams; son Richard and his daughters Ann and Mary; his son[in-law] Jefferson; his daughter Ann Jefferson; his son Benjamin; his son William, and children Mary, Avis, John and Susanna; his son Robert. He named his brother John Doggett, merchant, and his son-in-law John Spering as executors. He refers to his lands in Boxford. The will states that he was a resident of the Parish of Stepney, county of Middlesex, and that he had the social standing of gentleman.
One fact that has been a problem in attributing the 1675 will of William Doggett to William of Ipswich is the entry in the Boxford Parish Register stating that Mr. William Doggett was moved from Ipswich and buried in Boxford on 10 Sep 1670. If that is not the burial of this William, then whom could it be? Probably not William's son William, because he was named in his father's 1675 will, with no indication that he was deceased. The original will has not been examined, nor has the Register entry referred to. It does appear from the contents of the will that the author was William the son of William of Boxford.
It is apparent that William moved from Ipswich to Stepney between 1636 and 1639, and resided there until is death. While in Ipswich, William pursued the occupation of "woollendraper," as we learn from the records of admission of the Rev. Benjamin Doggett to St. John's College, Cambridge He may well have continued in that business even after moving to the London area.
William is mentioned in the 1641 will of his uncle, John Brand, of Sherbourne, Suffolk (P.C.C. 116 Campbell).

E115:51 ANN DOGGETT, dau. of William and Anne (Langley) Doggett; chr. 3 Nov 1626, St. Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich, Suffolk; m. Mr. JEFFERSON.

The baptism of Ann is recorded in the Ipswich St. Mary-le-Tower Parish Register. In her father's 1675 will, he refers to his son[in-law] Jefferson and his daughter Ann Jefferson.

E115:52 JOHN DOGGETT; chr. 16 Sep 1628, St. Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich, Suffolk.

The baptism of John is recorded in the Ipswich St. Mary-le-Tower Parish Register. He is not mentioned in his father's will, so it seems that he may died prior to 1675, without issue.

E115:53 WILLIAM DOGGETT, son of William and Anne (Langley) Doggett; chr. 25 Sep 1630, St. Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich, Suffolk; MARY (surname unknown)
Children (Doggett):

E115:531	William		b. 1656
E115:532	Mary
E115:533	Avis
E115:534	John
E115:535	Susanna
The baptism of William is recorded in the Ipswich St. Mary-le-Tower Parish Register. His marriage to Mary is stated in the parish register entry of the birth of their son William.
Thw 1675 will of William's father, this William is referred to, as are his children: William, and Mary, Avis, John and Susanna. No mention is made of a wife.
In the St. Mary-le-Tower Register, the baptism of Anna, dau. of William and Anna Doggett, on 25 Jun 1669, is recorded. The will of Margaret Weld, dated 1671, refers to her sister, Anna, wife of William Dogett. From these entries, it would be logical to conclude that Anna was a second wife of William. However, William's son William died in 1684, intestate, and his mother Mary inherited his estate.
Who then was William who married Anna, sister of Margaret Weld?

E115:531 WILLIAM DOGGETT; chr. 9 May 1696, St. Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich, Suffolk; d. 1684, Ipswich, Suffolk.

The baptism of William is recorded in the Ipswich St. Mary-le-Tower Parish Register. His death, intestate, in 1684 is supported by two entries in public records. First, the Index to Probate Records of the Court of Archdeaconry of Suffolk, 1444-1750, states that William, "singleman" died in Ipswich in 1684, and indexes two administration documents. In the Administrations, 1609-1800, from the Adminstrations Act Book, in the Ipswich & East Suffolk Record Office, states that the estate William Dogget "of Ipswich husbandman, was administered in Feb 1684.
He is mentioned in his grandfather's 1675 will "when out of his apprenticeship."

E115:54 RICHARD DOGGETT, son of William and Anne (Langley) Doggett; chr. 13 Apr 1634, St. Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich, Suffolk; m. ANN (surname unknown).
Children (Doggett):

E115:541	Ann
E115:542	Mary		b. 1665
The baptism of Richard is recorded in the Ipswich St. Mary-le-Tower Parish Register. The baptism was originally recorded as "Joseph, son of William
Doggett," but this appears to be an error and a second entry for the same date calls him "Richard."
The baptism of Mary, the daughter of Richard and Ann, is also recorded in the Ipswich St. Mary-le-Tower Parish Register, on 7 May 1665.
Richard and his two daughters, Ann and Mary, are mentioned in their grandfather's 1675 will.
The most interesting documents pertaining to Richard and Ann are found not in England, but in the County Records of Lancaster County, Virginia, where Richard's brother Benjamin was minister of the two parishes of that county. On 13 Jul 1677, the Lancaster County Court ordered recorded, in both Latin and English, a power of attorney from "Anne Doggett, of Ipswich, Suffolk Co., widdow, admx of Richard Dogget, late of Ipswich, mercht, decd." The power of attorney was in favor of Capt. John Purvis, of Wapping Parish, of Stepney, Middlesex Co., mariner. The power of attorney was dated 3 Feb 1677/8. Capt. Purvis obviously had a ship which made regular trips to Lancaster County, and had his residence in Stepney, as did Richard's father. The power of attorney was for the purpose of collecting a debt, indicating that Richard had engaged in trading with merchants in Lancaster County, perhaps Col. William Ball or others. Whether this was the result of his brother residing in the county, or whether Benjamin's moving to Virginia was brought about by efforts of Richard or Capt. Purvis, or both, is an intriguing question.

E115:55 BENJAMIN DOGGETT (Emigrant Ancestor), son of William and Anne (Langley) Doggett; chr. 28 Oct 1636, St. Mary-le-TowerIpswich, Suffolk; d. 1683, Lancaster County, Virginia; m. 21 Sep 1664, Hadleigh, Suffolk, Mrs. JANE (Francis ?) GARRARD.
Children (Doggett):

001		Benjamin	b. 1665	d. 1723	m.	Betty
						m.	Mrs. Mary Threlkeld
002		Jane		b. 1667
00x		William		b. 1668	d. 1668
00y		John		b. 1670
003		Richard		b. 1672	d. 1721	m.	Elizabeth Bushrod
004		Anne		b. 1674
005		William		b. 1676	d. 1716	m.	Elizabeth

For details and descendants, see separate page.

E115:56 SUSAN(NA) DOGGETT, dau. of William and Anne (Langley) Doggett; b. abt. 1639 (bapt. Pettistree); m. 1662, St. Dunstan's, Stepney, Midx, JOHN SPERING, broadweaver, of Spittlefields (or Stepney).
Children (Spering):

E115:561	Ann
E115:562	Mary
E115:563	John
E115:564	Roger
Marriage Registers of St. Dunstan's, Stepney, Middlesex: John Spering of Spittlefields, broadweaver, m. Susana Doggett of White Chappell, maid, 28 Sep 1662.
Allegations for Marriage Licenses - Faculty Office of the Arhcbishop Canterbury, 1543-1569 (Harleian Soc., v. 24): John Spering, of Stephney, Midx., Bachr, 24 and Susan Doggett, Spr., 23, dau. of William Doggett, of St. Mary's Whitechapel, Gent, who consents at Stephney, or Whitechapel, afsd.
In her father's will dated 1675, Susanna and her husband John Spering are mentioned, together with their children, Ann, Mary, John and Roger, all under 21.

E115:57 AVIS DOGGETT, dau. of William and Anne (Langley) Doggett; b. abt 1643 (bapt. Pettistree); m(1) 21 Aug 1662, St. Dunstan's, Stepney, Midx, WILLIAMS, broadweaver, of Spittlefields (or Stepney); m(2) DANIEL BRIGHT.
JOHN Children (Williams):

E115:571	William

Children (Bright):

E115:572	Daniel
Marriage Registers of St. Dunstan's, Stepney, Middlesex: John Williams of Spittlefields, silkthroster, and Avis Doggett of Whitechapell, maid, 21 Aug 1662/
Allegations for Marriage Licenses - Faculty Office of the Arhcbishop Canterbury, 1543-1569 (Harleian Soc., v. 24): John Williams of Stephney, Midx., BAchr., 22, and Avis Doggett, Spr., 19, dau. of William Doggett of St. Mary Whitechapel, Midx, Gent., who consents, at Stephney, afsd.
In her father's will dated 1675, Avis and her second husband, Daniel Bright, and their son Daniel Bright are mentioned. Also mentioned is her son by her first marriage, William Williams.

E115:6 ALICE DOGGETT, dau. of William and Avis (Lappadge) Doggett; chr. 14 May 1601, Boxford, Suffolk; m. 14 Jul 1624, Boxford, Suffolk, CHRISTOPHER SCARLETT, son of John and Mary (Horsman) Scarlett, of Nayland, Suffolk, d. 23 Sep 1650. Mercer.
Children (Scarlett):

E115:61		John				m. 	Frances Bettesworth
E115:62		Thomas				m. 	Sara Driwood
The baptism of Alice on 14 May 1601 is recorded in the Boxford Parish Register. Boyd's Suffolk Marriage Index lists the marriage of Alice Dogget and Cris Scarlet, at Boxford. SBD reports the full date of marriage as 14 May 1624, probably from the parish register. Christopher Scarlett was a mercer by occupation, as was Alice's father.
The will of Christopher Scarlett, of Nayland, mercer, dated 23 Sep 1650, was probated 16 May 1651 (P.C.C. 99 Grey). The will is abstracted in Misc. Gen. VI, 2d Ser. The will names his mother-in-law, Avice Doggett, and directed that he be buried near his wife in Nayland. It is clear, therefore, that Alice predeceased Christopher.
In the Visitation of Essex, 1664, a pedigree was entered by Christopher's son John. This pedigree states that Christopher was the son of John Scarlett of Nayland and Mary, dau. of Sir John Horsman, Knt. of Com. Norfolk, and married Alice, dau. of _____ Doggett, of Boxford. Christopher's maternal grandfather had been granted knighthood.

E115:62 THOMAS SCARLETT m. SARA DRIWOOD, dau. of John Driwood of Braintree, Essex.

The Scarlett pedigree in the Visitation of Essex states that Thomas Scarlett m. Sara, dau. of John Driwood of Braintree, Essex.

E115:61 JOHN SCARLETT, son of Christopher and Alice (Doggett) Scarlett; m. FRANCES BETTESWORTH, dau. of Thomas Bettesworth, of Winchester, Hampshire.
Children (Scarlett):

E115:611	Christopher	b. 1659
E115:612	Thomas
E115:613	John
E115:614	Frances
The Scarlett pedigree in the Visitation of Essex states that John Scarlett of Copford, Essex, m. Frances, dau. of Thomas Bettesworth, Esq, of Winchester, Hampshire, and lists his children, Christopher, age 5, Thomas, John and Frances.

E115:8 DOROTHY DOGGETT, dau. of William and Avis (Lappadge) Doggett; chr. 28 Nov 1605, Boxford, Suffolk; m. 1637 (Lic 28 Nov) , Ipswich, Suffolk, LAWRENCE STISTED, of Ipswich, son of Owen and Elizabeth (Jermy) Stisted, of Kesgrave, Suffolk.
Children (Stisted):

E115:81		Lawrence	b. 1643
The baptism of Dorothy is recorded in the Boxford Parish Register.
In the Marriage License Bonds of the Archdeaconry of Suffolk, deposited at the Ipswich Probate Court, the marriage license of Lawrence Stisted and Dorothy Doggett of St. Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich, Suffolk, single, at Kesgrave, is shown. It may be that Dorothy had gone to Ipswich to live with her brother William. Dorothy is mentioned in thee 1641 will of her uncle, John Brand.
The Visitation of Suffolk, 1664-1668 (published in Harleian Soc., v. 61), contains a Stisted of Ipswich pedigree, which shows that Lawrence Stisted of Ipswich of Ipswich in Com. Suff., gent., son of Owen Stisted of Kesgrave and Elizabeth, dau. of Wm. Jarmy of Brightwell, Suffolk, m(1) Dorothy, dau. of ______ Doggat of Boxford, Suff. and had son Lawrence, age 21 in 1664. The pedigree also shows a second marriage of Lawrence, to Elizabeth, dau. of John Brand, of Aderston, Suffolk, and children Joseph and Anne. Elizabeth Brand and Dorothy Doggett were first cousins.

E115:9 LAPPADGE DOGGETT, son of William and Avis (Lappadge) Doggett; chr. 12 Feb 1606/7, Boxford, Suffolk; m. 1630/1 (Lic. 9 Feb), ANNE THURGOLAND.

The baptism of Lappadge Doggett is recorded in the Boxford Parish Register.
London Marriage Licenses, Registry of the Bishop of London (Index Library), shows a license issued 9 Feb 1630/1 to Lapidge Doggett and Anna Thurgoland.
The baptism of Avis, dau. of Lappage and Ann Doggett on 4 Jan 1634 is recorded in the Boxford Parish Register.
In Copinger, County of Suffolk, v. 1, p. 241, the Calendar of State Papers is cited as showing that in 1634, one Thomas Bird of Boxford, clothwaker, filed a petition that Lapidge Doggid, draper of Boxford, had sold tobbacco without a license.

E115:A RICHARD DOGGETT, son of William and Avis (Lappadge) Doggett, chr. 1 Dec 1608, Boxford, Suffolk; d. 1667, Hadleigh, Suffolk; bur. Boxford, Sufolk; m. SARAH LeGRIS, his second cousin once removed, and dau. of Rev. John and Elizabeth (Lappadge) LeGris.tt):

E115:A1		Richard
E115:A2		Avis		b. 1640
E115:A3		Elizabeth
The baptism of Richard is recorded in the Boxford Parish Register. The burial of Richard at Boxford on May 24 1667 is also in the Register.
The will of Elizabeth LeGris, mother of Sarah, dated 17 Aug 1642 (P.C.C. 4 Fines), refers to her daughter Sarah, wife of Richard Doggett of Hadleigh, Suffolk, and gives her her house and lands at Boxford. She also names Richard, Avis and Elizabeth, children of Richard and Sarah, all of whom were under 21 years of age. this will is abstracted in SBD. Richard is also named in the 1641 will of his uncle, John Brand.
According to Venn, Alumni Cantabrgienses, Richard was admitted as a pensioner at Emmanuel College, Cambridge on 3 Apr 1626. Pensioners paid full tuition for attending the college. According to Venn, Richard was born in 1608. He matriculated in 1626, received his B.A. degree in 1629/30, and his M.A. degree in 1633.
Able Men of Suffolk, 1638 (Harleian Soc.), a militia census, Richard Doggett is enumerated in Monksilleigh Parish, Babergh Hundred, in the vicinity of Boxford. On 1 Nov 1640, Richard witnessed the will of William Clopton of Groton, as reported in Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, v. 28. He apparently moved to Hadleigh, Suffolk, not long thereafter. the IGI has an entry for Avis Doggett, dau. of Richard and Sarah, baptised in Hadleigh, Suffolk, 13 Oct 1640.

E12 ALICE DOGGETT, dau. of Richard Doggett; m(1) Mr. LAPPADGE; m(2) WILLIAM MORE, of Groton, Suffolk, d. 1566.
Children (Lappadge):

E121		Thomas		b. 1534	d. 1614	m.	Agnes Gael
E122		Raffe (Ralph)	b. 1542	d. 1592	m. 1575	Ann Gifford
E123		William				m. 1569	Alice Bond
E124		Robert
E125		Alice				m. 	Robert Edgar
No record of the birth of Alice is known, but her identity is revealed by references to her in wills of her kinsmen. For instance, the will of Anne Gosnold refers to her sister Alice More; the will of John Doggett of Bures refers to his sister More; the will of William More refers to "brother" John Dogate and his children, and to William Dogat the younger. Other documents such as the letter of Thomas Doggett to John Winthrop, iscussed above, confirm her identity.
Alice was first married to a Mr. Lappadge, first name not known. After his death, Alice married a wealthy "gentleman" of Groton, William More. William More died leaving a will dated 6 Oct 1566, probated 8 Mar 1566/7 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury (P.C.C. 9 Stonard). The will is abstracted in Muskett. It leaves property to his wife, Alice and her children, Thomas, Raffe, William, Robert, Alice (Edgar), and to Mary and Alice Lappage, daughters of Robert. He also mentioned John, Anne and Willilam the younger, children of John of Bures. He made gifts to a number of his own children and kinsmen. He made a gift in trust for the poor of Boxford and Groton, with the trustees being John Winthrop, John Spencer (perhaps his brother-in-law), William Coo, and John Gale, all prominent citizens of those parishes. The residue went to his wife and his eldest son, Thomas Lappage.
One interesting direction in William More's will is that his son Thomas was not only appointed executor, but was appointed as successor executor of the estate of John Doggett [John of Bures], and was charged with the "bringing up of his children." When John Doggett died only two years earlier, he had placed both duties on More.

E123 WILLIAM LAPPADGE; m. 1569, Groton, Suffolk, ALICE BOND.

Boyd's Suffolk Marriage Index shows William Lappage m. Alice Bond in 1569, at Groton.
Muskett's pedigree does not name wife, but says "had issue."
In the will of his stepfather, William More, William was given a "messuage in Edwardstone.

E125 ALICE LAPPADGE; d. abt. 1595; m. ROBERT EDGAR, of Sotterley, Suffolk.

Muskett states that Alice Lappadge married Robert Edgar of Sotterley, Suffolk, Gent. Her will dated 2 Jul 1595, was probated in the Archdeaconry of
Sudbury.
Alice Edgar, "my kinswoman," received 3/6/8 under the will of John Doggett [of Bures]. .She also received 40 under the will of her stepfather, William More, who refers to her as his "wife's daughter."

E121 THOMAS LAPPADGE, son of Alice (Doggett) Lappadge, b. abt. 1534; d. 1613, Boxford, Suffolk; prob. m. 1567, Edwardstone, Suffolk, AGNES GAEL, dau. of Thomas Gael, of Edwardstone, Suffolk, d. 1605.
Children (Lappadge):

E121:1		Avis		b. 1568	d. 1652	m. 1591	William Doggett
E121:x		Susan		b. 1571
E121:2		Susan		b. 1578		m.	John Brond
he Will of Thomas Lappage of Boxford, Gent., dated 29 Jan 1611/2, was probated 4 May 1614 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury (P.C.C. 34 Lawe). This will has not been examined, but it is referenced in the pedigree in Muskett, which states that Thomas was nearly 80 years old at his death. This would place his birth at about 1534. The Boxford Parish Register shows that Thomas was buried 26 Feb 1613/4. The Register also has an entry of the burial of Avis [?], wife of Thomas Lappage on 8 Oct 1605, probably a transcription error.
Boyd's Suffolk Marriage Index indicates that the Bishop's Transcript of the Edwardstone Parish Register shows a marriage in 1567 of Thos. Lappage and Robt. [?] Gulle. This may be a mistranscription of the register, but the date and location seem to fit. The will of a Thomas Gael of Edwardstone (adjacent to Boxford), probated in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury in 1590 (P.C.C. 41 Drury) is cited by Muskett as authority for the marriage of Thomas and Agnes. There is also a will of a Thomas Gale of Edwardstone probated in Bury St. Edmunds in 1586 (Goddarde 125), which also could be the father of Agnes. Neither will has been examined.
The Boxford Parish Register records the baptism of three children of Thomas and Agnes, Avice, Susan, and a second Susan. The first Susan, daughter of Thomas and Agnes Lappage, was christened on 2 Sep 1571, and apparently died very young.
In the will of his stepfather, William More, Thomas was given "capital messuage in Boxford called Churches, and other land in Boxford and Edwardstone.

E121:1 AVIS LAPPADGE, dau. of Thomas and Agnes (Gael) Lappadge; bapt. 1 Aug 1568, Groton, Suffolk; d. 1562; m. WILLIAM DOGGETT [the younger], her first cousin once removed, son of John Doggett.

For details and descendants, see husband's entry [E115].

E121:2 SUSAN LAPPADGE, dau. of Thomas and Agnes (Gael) Lappadge; bapt. 15 Jun 1578, Groton, Suffolk; m. JOHN BRAND.
Children (Brand/Brond):

E121:21		John				m. 	Mary Eldred
E121:22		Joseph				m.	Thomazine Trotter
E121:23		Benjamin			m.	Elizabeth Cutler
E121:24		Anne				m.	John Bruning
E121:25		Mary				m.	Mr. Cold
E121:26		Susan				m. 	Roger Browne
E121:27		Sarah				m. 	Thomas Mott
E121:28		Elizabeth			m. 	Lawrence Stisted
121:29		Amy				m.	Robert Cutler
E121:2A		Martha				m.	Joseph Beaumont
The birth of Susan was recorded in the Groton Parish Register on 1 Aug 1568.

E121:24 ANNE BROND; m. Rev. JOHN BRUNING, b. 1622, d. 1663, Rector of Semer (Seymour) Par., Suffolk.
E121:25 MARY BRAND; m. Mr, COLD, of Bilston, Suffolk.
E121:26 SUSAN BRAND; m. ROGER BROWNE, of Boxford, Suffolk.
E121:29 AMY BROND, dau. of John and Susan (Lappadge) Brand; m. ROBERT CUTLER, son of Robert Cutler, of Ipswich, Suffolk.

E121:21 JOHN BRAND, son of John and Susan (Lappadge) Brand; m. MARY ELDRED, dau. of John Eldred of Colchester, Essex.
Children (Brand):

E121:211	John		b. 1623
E121:212	Benjamin
E121:213	Joseph
E121:214	Eldred
E121:215	Samuel
E121:216	Thomas
E121:217	Elizabeth

E121:22 JOSEPH BRAND, son of John and Susan (Lappadge) Brand; m. THOMAZINE TROTTER, dau. of Thomas Trotter of London.
Children (Brand):

E121:221	Joseph				m.
						m.	Anne Rich
E121:222	Thomas
E121:223	John
E121:224	Thomazine			m. 	Sir SamuelBernardiston
E121:225	Susanna		b. 1640	d. 1721	m.	Sir John Morden
E121:226	Sarah				m.	Thomas Baird	
E121:227	Amy
E121:228	Mary				m.	James Scambler
E121:229	0Anna				m.	Thomas Dudson
						m.	Sir John Bennet

E121:229 ANNA BROND, dau. of Joseph and Thomazine (Trotter) Brand; m(1) 1676, THOMAS DUDSON, son of Edward and Anne (Colfe) Dudson, of London, b. 1648, d. 1678; m(2) 1683, Sir JOHN BENNET, knighted 1706, d. 1723.
Children (Dudson):

E121:229:x	Anne			d. 1676
E121:229:1	(dau)				m. 	Walter Hungerford

E121:23 BENJAMIN BROND, son of John and Susan (Lappadge) Brand; m. ELIZABETH CUTLER.
Children (Brond):

E121:231	John				m. 	Margaret Rogers

E121:231 JOHN BROND, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Cutler) Brond; m. MARGARET ROGERS, dau. of Walter Rogers of Leatherhead.
Children (Brond):

E121:231:1	John
E121:231:2	Benjamin
E121:231:3	Isaac
E121:231:4	Charles
E121:231:5	William
E121:231:6	Elizabeth
E121:231:7	Susanna

E121:27 SARAH BROND, dau. of John and Susan (Lappadge) Brand; m. THOMAS MOTT, of Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk, son of John and Alice (Harrington) Mott, of Wiston, Suffolk.
Children (Mott):

E121:271	Sarah

E121:2A MARTHA BROND, dau. of John and Susan (Lappadge) Brand; m. JOSEPH BEAUMONT of Hadleigh, Suffolk, son of Edward and Alice (Lufkin) Beaumont, of Hadleigh.
Children (Beaumont):

E121:2A1	John		b. 1645
E121:2A2	Edward
E121:2A3	John
E121:2A4	Mary 				m. 	Thomas Whiting
E121:2A5	Martha
E121:2A6	Alice

E122 RAFFE (Ralph) LAPPADGE, son of Alice (Doggett) Lappadge, b. abt. 1542; d. 15 Jul 1592, Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk; m. 1575, Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk, ANN GIFFORD, dau. of John and AnnGifford. Ann m(2) 15 Aug 1594, in Stoke-by-Nayland, Adam Cooke.
Children (Lappage):

E122:1		John
		perhaps others
Boyd's Suffolk Marriage Index shows Ralfe Lappage m. Ann Gifford in 1575, at Stoke-by-Nayland.
Muskett's pedigree shows Ralph Lappage, died by 1593, leaving issue.
In the will of his stepfather, William More, Ralph was given a "messuage which Lewis of Stoke dwells in."
Birth and death dates and Ann's second marriage supplied by John McLinden from parish registers.

E124 ROBERT LAPPADGE, son of Alice (Doggett) Lappadge; d. 1613
Children (Lappadge):

E124:1		Elizabeth			m. 	John LeGris
E124:2		Mary				m.	Thomas Canham
E124:3		Alice				m.	William Hayward
Muskett's pedigree shows Robert was devisee of his uncle [John] Doggett and his stepfather [William] More, and that he had lands in Stoke-by-Nayland.
Information from a researcher in Ipswich states that the Bury St. Edmunds Will Index shows a will of Robert Lappage of Stoke probated in 1613. This will has not been examined.
Robert was given 30, and his daughters, Mary and Alice Lappage, were given 5 each, in the will of William More, their step-grandfather
Muskett's pedigree shows that Mary married Thomas Canham of Assington and that Alice was married to William Hayward. This information apparently from the 1611 will of their uncle, Thomas Lappage, which has not been examined.

E124:1 ELIZABETH LAPPADGE, dau. of Robert Lappadge; m. Rev. JOHN LeGRIS, d. 1629/30.
Children (LeGris):

E124:11		Sarah				m. 	Richard Doggett
E124:12		Mary				m.	Mr. Palmer
E124:13		Anne 				m. 	Mr. Gaunt.
Muskett's pedigree shows that Elizabeth married John LeGris, clerk. She is mentioned in the 1611 will of her her grandfather, Thomas Lappadge, the 1525 will of her aunt, Alice Edgar, and the 1564 will of John Doggett (in which she is called Jane).
SBD states that the will of Elizabeth LeGris, of Weston, Suffolk, dated 17 Aug 1642, probated in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury (P.C.C. 4 Fines) names her daughters Sarah Doggett, Mary Palmer and Anne Gaunt.
Muskett states that the will of John LeGris, clerk, dated 11 Mar 1629/30, was probated 21 Apr 1630 in the Episcopal Court of Norwich. This will has not been examined and its contents are not known to the writer.

E124:11 SARAH LeGRIS, dau. of John and Elizabeth (Lappadge) LeGris; m. RICHARD DOGGETT, her second cousin once removed, and son of William and Avis (Lappage) Doggett.

For details and descendants, see husbands entry [E115:A].

E13 ANNE DOGGETT, dau. of Richard Doggett; d. 1578; m(1) THOMAS BACON, of Heggerset (Hessett), Suffolk;  m(2) abt. 1574, ROBERT GOSNOLD, of Otley, son of John and Katherine (Kebell) Gosnold, b. abt 1490.
Children (Bacon):

E131		George
Thomas Bacon left a will dated 10 Mar 1546, a transcript of which has generously been furnished to the writer by John McLindon. This will names four sons: Edmund, John, Francis and George. The will also mentions his "son-in-law" Robert Keen, but no daughter is named. It is probable that Anne was the second wife of Thomas, and that Edmund, John and Francis, and an unnamed daughter, who married Robert Keen.
Rodney Dennys reported that a search of the Official Register of the College of Arms produced the following: "At the Herald's Visitation of Suffolk in 1561, a pedigree was recorded of the Gosnoll family. Robert Gosnoll of Otley, Suffolk, married Anne Bacon, daughter of Richard Doggett; they had no children."
Sasmuel B. Doggett refers to Robert as "Esq." which would appear to be appropriate as his right to arms was apparently confirmed by the College of Arms in 1561. Muskett refers to the Visitation Records as Harleian MS 1560.
Muskett states that Anne married first Thomas Bacon, Gent., of Heggersett (or Hessett), Suffolk, and had one son, George Bacon. The New England Genealogical and Historical Register, in vol. 57, repeats the above information, and refers to marriage settlements dated 10 Oct 1574 with Richard [sic] Gosnold, which have not been examined.
Anne died in 1578, and her will dated 20 Jul 1578 was probated in Nov 1578 in the Consistory Court of the Bishop of Norwich (140 Woodstock). In her will (abstracted in NEHGR, vol. 58), Anne refers to various Bacon and Gosnold family members, and others, including her sister Alice More, her sister Spenser, and her niece Alice Edgar.
Wood and Blanton, The Clopton Chronicles (WWW): Anne Doggett: States that Robert Gosnold, son of John and Katherine (Kebell) Gosnold, was b. abt. 1490, and that Thomas and Ann Bacon had two children, George and Thomas Bacon. There does not seem to be any support for the existence of a son Thomas.

E131 GEORGE BACON, son of Thomas and Anne (Doggett) Bacon. Married.
Children (Bacon):

E131:1		Dorothy				m. 	Anthony Gosnold
		other children

E131:1 DOROTHY BACON, dau. of George Bacon; m. ANTHONY GOSNOLD, of Grundisburgh
Children (Gosnold):

E131:11		Anthony II		d. 1608
E131:12		Bartholomew	b. 1572	d. 1607	m.	Mary Golding
NEHGR, vol. 57, states that Anne's grandaughter by her first marriage through her son George Bacon, became the wife of Anthony Gosnold of Grundisburgh, and mother of Bartholomew Gosnold. Bartholomew Gosnold was a famous mariner and explorer of the new world. No research has been done to try to determine the name of the daughter of George Bacon.
Wood and Blanton, The Clopton Chronicles (WWW): Dorothy Bacon, dau. of George Bacon, m. Anthony Gosnold.

E131:11 ANTHONY GOSNOLD II, son of Anthony and Dorothy (Bacon) Gosnold; b. England; d. 7 Jan 1608/09, Jamestown, Virginia.

Citing Barbour, The Three Worlds of Captain John Smith, Wood and Blanton, in The Clopton Chronicles (WWW), states that Anthony arrived in Jamestown on a supply ship which landed in Jan 1608/09. On 7 Jan 1608/09, Anthony and nine other men were drowned in the James River when a storm capsized a small ship in which they were riding.

E131:12 BARTHOLOMEW GOSNOLD, son of Anthony and Dorothy (Bacon) Gosnold; b. 1572, England; d. 22 Aug 1607, Jamestown, VA; m. MARY GOLDING, dau. of Robert and Martha (Judd) Golding.
Children (Gosnold):

E131:121	Paul		b. 1605
Wood and Blanton, The Clopton Chronicles (WWW) states in addition to the vital statistics above, as follows: Trained as a lawyer, he attended Cambridge University, and studied law at Middle Temple. He did not find law very stimulating, and became interested in the talk of exploring the "New World." His first trip was with Sir Walter Raleigh, in the unssuccessful attempt to found a colony in Virginia. In 1602 he explored the northern coast and named an area "Cape Cod." On December 19, 1906, as the Captain of the "God Speed," he became part of the first colonists of Jamestown.

E14 ELIZABETH DOGGETT, dau. of Richard Doggett; m. Mr. SPENCER (or Spenser).

Not much is known about Elizabeth. She is mentioned in the wills of her brother, John Doggett, her brother-in-law, William More, and her sister Anne Gosnold. From these wills, we know that her husband's name was Spencer, perhaps John. No information about children. Elizabeth is not mentioned in Muskett's pedigree.
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