John Doggett – 1st Generation Doggett/Daggett
Baptized: reported 1 November, 1602 at Boxford, Suffolk County, England ^ – questionable whether he is the correct individual.
Died: 4 July, 1673 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, and reported buried in Watertown
1st (likely) to Alice Brotherton, 29 August 1622 at Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England ** First name formerly thought to be Hepzibah Brotherton.
2nd to Bathsheba Pratt, a widow on 29 August 1667 at Plymouth. Another source states this 2nd marriage was at Edgarton, Martha’s Vineyard Island, Dukes County, Mass.
Parents: Speculation exists *
Surname spelling in New England: 1st generation was some form of Doggett
Surname in old England includes Dogget, Doggett, Dagget
Occupation: Not known, but likely primary or secondary agriculture
Family Records: Not yet identified
(Likely) Alice Brotherton
Baptized: 6 March 1602/03 at Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England **
Died: ~1660 - 1667
Parents: Thomas and Ellen Brotherton**
Records in America: None known
Born: 1604 England
Died: after John Doggett died, but date not known
Parents: Joshua Pratt (1593 – 1656) and __. Joshua Pratt came to Plymouth, Plymouth County, Mass.
^ “History of Martha’s Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts,” by Charles Edward Banks, 1911
* Suffolk Manorial Families, Being the County Visitations and Other Pedigrees… by Joseph James Muskett, 1900, Volume 1.
** American Genealogist, Volume 72, April 1997, page 100/Gordon L. Remington
Writer: J. R. (Jim) Murphy, Planetmurphy.org. Previous compilation 25 June 2008; this update 1 January 2014.
This Chapter Covers the Following Daggetts
John Doggett (~1602 to 1673) + (likely Alice Brotherton + Bathsheba Pratt. Immigrant from England; Massachusetts - Watertown, Middlesex County; Rehoboth, Bristol County; Martha’s Vineyard, Duke County; Plymouth, Plymouth County. Children are (I), (II), (III), etc; grandchildren are (1), (2), (3), etc.
(I). Thomas Daggett “I” (born __ to 1691) + Hannah Mayhew. Martha’s Vineyard, Duke County, Massachusetts. Children are (1), (2), (3), etc
(1). Capt. Thomas Daggett (~1631-1691). Martha’s Vineyard
(2). Samuel Doggett (~1660-1718)
(3). John Daggett (1662-1724)
(4). Joshua Daggett (~1662-1738)
(5). Jemima Daggett (~1666) + Thomas Butler
(6). Mary Doggett (~1668) + Jeremiah Howe
(7). Patience Daggett ((~1670) + Samuel Annable
(8). Israel Daggett
(9). Ruth Daggett (~1676) + Nathaniel Bacon
(II). Elizabeth Doggett (~1635 to 1711) + Jermeniah Whitten. Martha’s Vineyard
(III). Hepzibah Doggett (~1643 to 1726) + John Eddy. Martha’s Vineyard
(IV). Joseph Doggett “I” (1634/48 to 1691) + American Indian wife, name unknown
(1). Alice “Ellis” Doggett + Henry Luce, Samuel Look + _ Allen.
(2). Hester Doggett + Edward Cottle
(3). Joseph Daggett “II” (~1668 to 1718) + Amy Eddy.
(v). John Doggett/Daggett “II” (~1626 to 1707) + Anne Sutton + Rebecca Bailey. Rehoboth.
(1). Anne Daggett (1653 to <1684) + Joseph Mason
(2). John Daggett “III” (1655-1662)
(3). Nathaniel Daggett (1661 to 1708) + Rebeckah Miller. Rehoboth. Eight children.
(4). Elizabeth Daggett (1666)
(5). Dr. Joseph Daggett (1657 to 1727) + Mary Palmer. Rehoboth. Children are (i), (ii), (iii), etc:
(i). John Daggett (1689 to 1772) + Elizabeth Dorman
(ii). Mary Daggett (1692) + Timothy Ide
(iii). Hannah Daggett (1695 to 1715)
(iv). Joseph Daggett “II” (1699 to 1735) + Margaret Pullen
(v). Hepzibeth Daggett (1701 to 1736), twin + Noah Chaffee
(vi). Martha Daggett (1701) + Nathaniel Cooper
(vii). Israel Daggett “I” (1703 to 1777) + Hannah Dorman + Lydia Mason. Rehoboth. Their children are (a), (b), (c), etc:
(a). Timothy Daggett (1725 to 1727)
(b). Joseph Daggett (1726 to 1727)
(c). Hepsabeth Daggett (1728 to 1728)
(d). William Daggett (1729 to 1813/19)
(e). Daniel Daggett (1731 to 1799) + Phebe Perry
(f). Hannah Daggett (1734)
(g). Lydia Daggett (1739)
(h). Sarah Daggett (1742)
(i). Martha Daggett (1745 to 1746)
(j). (possibly) Fear Pullen
(k). Israel Daggett “II” (1735 to abut 1777) + Francis Bowen Bannister. Children are (I^), (2^), (3^):
(I^). Joseph Daggett (1764)
(II^). Martha Daggett (1765 to 1847) + David Blake. Rehoboth, Massachusetts and Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. See their chapter.
Why This Doggett/Daggett Write-up?
Because sources are so scattered, this chapter is written for descendants of David Blake (1764 to 1854) and wife Martha Daggett (1765 to 1847) who want to know more about their earlier Daggetts.
What Others Say About John Doggett/Daggett
“The family name Doggett is also Dagget/Daggett, both of which are on the records at Watertown, but Doghead or Doged at Plymouth. John Doggett is listed as coming to Groton (Ship records) with the fleet of Winthrop in about 1630 with his wife, son John and son Thomas. He first resided at Watertown, first requested admission in 19 October 1630 and granted this 18 May 1631. During his residence in Watertown he gradually increased his land possessions and was probably in farming. His homestead was “adjoining Fresh Pond and had 6 lots and a grant of 60 acres. ** Soon afterward, he was part of a company with Governor Mayhew to develop the island of Martha’s Vineyard.”
** A Sketch of the History of Attleborough,” by John Daggett, 1894, pg 07
John Doggett Resided in the following Locations:
1 – Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, 1630 - 1646
Watertown was the fourth town established in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, with only Dorchester preserving its records earlier.
1630 October – Watertown (Massachusetts Bay Colony): Names of those who applied in October 1630 to be admitted as Freemen and dated May 1631: (includes) John Doggett
“Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the early settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts,” by Henry Bond and Horatio Gates Jones, 2012, page 1017
Comment: This writer is not sure where Bond & Jones found this freeman list as Watertown records began in 1634.
1635 July 30 – Watertown (Massachusetts Bay Colony): It was “agreed by the consent of the freemen, that 200 hundred acres of upland near the Mill shall be reserved as most convenient to make a township.”’ 1635 was a year before any of the general grants of land were made in Watertown….but records do not show that there was any…survey…until 8 April 1638.”
“Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the early settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts,” by Henry Bond and Horatio Gates Jones, 2012, page 1026
1636 February 28 – Watertown (Massachusetts Bay Colony): Grant of the Plowlands at Beverbroke Plans divided and lotted out by the Freemen to all the townsmen then inhabiting being 106 in number: (includes) #101 John Doggett – Six Acres.
“Watertown Records: The First and Second Books of Town Proceeding,” by Watertown, 2012, page 8.
1636 July 25 – Watertown: According to Watertown Records, the township grants were officially granted on 25 July 1636, with the total number of grants being only 120.
John Doggett – the Fourth Division – 30 acres
Thomas Maihew (Mayhew) – The Third Division – 80 acres
“Watertown Records: The First and Second Books of Town Proceeding,” by Watertown, 2012, page 03
1638 April 9 – Watertown (Massachusetts Bay Colony): A division of land at ye Townplott (no. 40). Includes John Doggett – six acres
“Watertown Records: The First and Second Books of Town Proceeding,” by Watertown, 2012, page 11.
1640 – Watertown (Massachusetts Bay Colony): List of long-term first Generation residents of Watertown. Criteria for inclusion included arrival by 1640; residence for 7 year minimum, usually grantee of town land (proprietor), adult on arrival, usually a male head of household: (includes) John Doggett…
Divided We Stand: Watertown, Massachusetts 1630-1680, by Roger Thompson
Watertown Records: the First and Second Books of Town Proceedings, pg 15, 199
About 1642 – Watertown recorded an inventory of land owners which was transcribed into the Watertown Proprietor’s Book included John Dogget – Lands Granted to him:
(1). An homestall (homestead) of 15 acres by estimation bounded south with the highway, the north and west with the pond to Nicholas Busby, and the east with William Paine.
Fresh Pond can be found in today’s Watertown’s northeast corner. Just east of the Pond is Cambridge which was established in 1630. John’s home site was possibly between the Pond and Cambridge, either the Pond’s eastern peninsula or close to the Pond’s southeast corner.
(2). Two acres of meddow by estimation bound on the north with John Biscoe and the southeast with John Flemming
(3). Six acres of upland by estimation bounded the east and south with the highway, north with John Whitney and the west with Edmond White
(4). Six acres of plow land by estimation in the Further Plaine bounded the east with Thomas Rogers, the west with Martin Underwood, the north with Common land and the south the highway.
(5). Six acres of remote meddow by estimation and the 47 Lott.
(6). Thirty acres of upland by estimation being a great dividend in the 4th Division and the twelfth lott
“Watertown Records: The First and Second Books of Town Proceeding,” by Watertown, 2012, page 93;
Before 1644 – Watertown (Massachusetts): Range of lots in the Hither Plain, north of Sudbury Road, next the Great Dividends; beginning at Beaver Brook; (includes) John Doggett – 6 acres
Before 1644 – Watertown (Massachusetts): Names of Grantees, acres with first name original owner and 2nd name that of the purchaser before 1644: Range of lots in the Further Plain, North of Sudbury Road, next the Great Dividends; beginning at Beaver Brook includes John Doggett – 6 acres; (?) R. Wait.
“Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the early settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts,” by Henry Bond and Horatio Gates Jones, 2012, page 1025
2. Martha’s Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts 1642 – 1643
Sometimes referred to as Martin’s Vineyard
When the first white people arrived in Martha’s Vineyard, it is estimated there were “not less than 3000 Indians”…which many were later converted to the Christian faith. By 1674, there were 300 Indian families, amounting to 1500 individuals, in 1720 – 800 and 1764 – 313. The last full blooded Indian died some time ago. The island’s Indians were generally peaceful.
1 - "History of the Doggett-Daggett Family" by Samuel Bradley Doggett, 1894, pg 74.
2 - “Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Volume 3, 2nd Series, 1846, pages 38 – 94.
John Doggett was one of several persons to select a town location for settlement in 1642 and became a grantee. In 1642 Thomas Mayhew granted him a choice of farmland but for some reason this was delayed. John apparently did not move to Martha’s Vineyard at this time, but only lived there from time to time.
“A Sketch of the History of Attleborough,” by John Daggett, 1894, pg 08
1642 December 5 – Martha’s Vineyard Island: Deed abstract – “I (Thomas Mayhew) grant John Dogget of Watertown, his heirs and assignees forever, (1) 20 acres of land upon the point, beginning at the great stone, next to my lot, (2) 20 acres of meadow, (3) also 500 acres of land for a farm, provided John Dogget will not make his farm within 3 miles of my lot by the harbor. If my choice is not made within one year, then the said John Dogget has liberty to choose for himself. Signed: Thomas Mayhew, Thomas Mayhew, John Smith. Witnessed 5 December 1642. (Dukes County DB1/189)
3 – Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts 1646 - 1651
1646 February – Rehoboth: In 1646, John Doggett moved to Rehoboth. At the February town meeting of Rehoboth, “John Dogget” drew one of the lots for the new meadow, probably near or in Seaconk.
1646 12th month/February 12 – Rehoboth: A meeting of townsmen chose several persons to view the fence of the town lots. Names included John Dogget. On the same day, it was agreed that Edward Sale, John Dogget, William Sabin, John Peram, and William Trayer shall have leave to set a weier (weir, for catching fish) upon the cove, before William Devill’s house, and one upon Pawtucket river….
History of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, by Leonard Bliss, 1836/reprint undated, pg. 38
1646 Rehoboth Town Meeting: It was agreed to draw lots for the new meadow and to be made up 150 persons: (included) #40. John Doget
History of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, by Leonard Bliss, 1836/reprint undated, pg. 37
1646 8th month/October 8 – Rehoboth: At a general meeting of the town upon public notice given, it was agreed that John Doget shall have all the lands that were laid out for John Megges; and, because there was no lot laid out for him upon the great plain, it was agreed upon, that he shall have both…allotments, according to the estate, upon the great plain, and to begin upon the south side.”
The History of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, Leonard Bliss, 1836/reprint, pg 37.
1648 Rehoboth: At a general meeting of the town upon public notice…John Dogget and Robert Titus were chosen deputies for the towne.
The History of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, Leonard Bliss, 1836/reprint, pg 40-41
1648 June 7 –Plymouth: John Dogget became Deputy to the Plymouth General Count for Rehoboth and customs taker for Rehoboth.
The History of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, Leonard Bliss, 1836/reprint, page 168
4 – Martha’s Vineyard 1651 - 1665
1651 – Martha’s Vineyard: John Doggett appears again on the Martha’s Vineyard records in 1651 at the location of Great Harbour (now Edgartown).
1651/52 March 29 - Martha’s Vineyard: John Daggett was “chosen corporal of the military company on the Vineyard.”
“History of Martha’s Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts,” by Charles Edward Banks, 1911, 1/65
1653 May 8 – Martha’s Vineyard: First division of “common” land went to twenty proprietors (including) John Daggett and his son, Thomas Daggett. On 6 February 1654, the proprietors became 25 and again in 1660. Both John and Thomas Daggett were named.
The History of Martha’s Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts, Charles Edward Banks, 1911, 2/26-30 Edgartown
1653 June 8 – Martha’s Vineyard: John Doggett was chosen assistant to the chief magistrate to manage the business of the island, a position to which he was elected for the three following years.
“History of Martha’s Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts,” by Charles Edward Banks, 1911, 1/65
1660 March – Martha’s Vineyard: John Dogget purchased 500 acres from the Island Indians, Wampamog, the Indian chief or sachem of the Sanchekantacket tribe that “had been granted by Mr. Thomas Mayhew Senior and Junior for a farm.” To his surprise, the town voted that John Daggett, the elder, had broken an ordinance requiring the town’s consent to purchase land from the Indians. A huge fine of 5000 British pounds was levied against him by Governor Mayhew.
Edgartown Records Office, Town Order, January 24, 1662
1662 January 24 – Martha’s Vineyard: The town orders this fine to be paid. This case is then referred to the Plymouth Colony court 2 October, 1662 for judgment and arbitration when it disputed by John. The Plymouth jury didn’t agree with the Vineyard officials and gave John Doggett full title as granted by Thomas Mayhew, Sr.
1663 to 1655 – Martha’s Vineyard: John is recorded as plaintiff in several civil suits against neighbors for debts or damages. His last records in Martha’s Vineyard noted him in the fall of 1663 as one of subscribers to the “general fence.” In early 1665, he acted as agent for the town in purchasing some fishing rights from the Indian Sachem Tewanticut.
“History of Martha’s Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts,” by Charles Edward Banks, 1911, 1:65
1668 Summary of John Daggett’s Lands in Martha’s Vineyard
1668, May 26 – Martha’s Vineyard: Son “Thomas Doggett, Clerk” of Middletown (now Edgartown), Dukes County wrote a summary of John Doggett’s parcels in Martha’s Vineyard land that were “now in (his) possession:”
(1). 4 Acres lying at the south end of the Lott that he sold to (son-in-law) John Edy and of the same Lott, Thomas Jones on the southeast, the common on the south and on the west. These lots were probably in today’s Edgartown. Banks adds his home lot at Great Harbor (Edgartown) was the first one south of Governor Mayhew’s, and was situated on the west side of the road to the plains as it passes Tower Hill. It is probable that this was the site of his residence.”
“History of Martha’s Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts,” by Charles Edward Banks, 1911, page 65.
(2). “One Commonage (land) belonging to it.”
(3). One Lott of meadow at Sanchacantaket, about two acres bounded by John Smith on the southeast and Thomas Doggett’s meadow on the north. Possibly this is near “Sengekontacket Pond,” which is just north of Felix Neck between today’s Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. Daughters Elizabeth and Hephzibah inherited this meadow, as well as land at Aquampache, Felix Neck, and Komomache. In 1673, Joseph Daggett had a share in this in Sanchacantaket when it was divided up by the town.
(4). 2 acres of meadow upon Chapequideck (Cappaquiddick Island) on the further side of the Island from the Town (Edgartown). Son, Thomas Daggett inherited this.
(5). One Lot at Crackeruxett running from one side of the Neck to the other side of it.
There is a Crackatuxet Cove which is less than one mile straight south of Edgartown, near the Atlantic Ocean.
(6). One Lott at Quanomica. This neck of land was divided into lots in 1663 and the name is reported by Banks in 1911 to still survive.
(7). One Lott at Meachemies his field; and one 10 acre Lott upon the line bounded by John Gee his Lott upon the northeast (Machemy’s Field). This land was bequeathed to John and Joseph Daggett, each to have one half.
(8). One Lott in Felix Neck. Felix Neck is half way or one mile between today’s towns of Edgartown and Oak Bluffs.
(9) One thach(?) Lott of Wintuckett. Wintucket Cove is one mile southwest of Edgartown. Name is also found in Plymouth County.
(10). One shear of Alwives and a shear of whale. A shear or cut of Alwives and Whale concerns fishing, but why it’s recorded in the deed books is not understood.
(11). One 1/37th part of the Meadow that the Town bought of Tom Sesetom the Injuin; with all that long commonage and privileges granted by the Town to the foresaid John Doggett and his heirs and assigns forever to enjoy and are now in the possession of the foresaid John Doggett and recorded by me - Thomas Doggett Clerk.
Comment: Where is that 500 acre farm? Why wasn’t this included? The following is this writer’s interpretation: Later, on 1 October 1673, a court held at Edgartown upon Martha’s Vineyard, accepted and approved the farm which contained 500 acres upland and 20 acres of meadows. This was after Plymouth Colony Court sided with John Doggett on 2 October 1662 when Thomas Mayhew challenged and fined Doggett 5000 pounds money on 3 October 1660 for making the sale without the “towns consent.” It is possible that John Doggett “I” didn’t have firm possession of his farm before he died in 1673.
After his death, the farm was divided among his three sons: Thomas Daggett, John Daggett “II”, and Joseph Daggett. The farm’s location had to be a minimum of 3 miles from Thomas Mayhew who was located in today’s Edgartown. Farm location is probably within today’s town limits of Oak Bluffs, to the east of East Chop, running down to sea on its east. ^
^ The History of Martha’s Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts, Charles Edward Banks, Volume 2, 1911, Annuals of Oak Bluffs, page 13
5. Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts about 1667 - 1673
1667 August 26: John Dogget married 2nd in New Plymouth to Bethsheba Pratt and now lived there.
1673 July 4 – Plymouth Colony: John Doggett died. His will (signed with a mark) and inventory go his second wife, and to sons Thomas, John, and Joseph, and daughter Elizabeth and Hephzibah. The will was first recorded at Plymouth on 4 July 1677 and again on 3 October 1673 at Edgartown.
Will of John Doggett, finding the symptoms of death upon me, to make this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills.
I give to my beloved wife, all my household goods, all my wearing cloths, and all my debts in any part of Plymouth Colony. Also I give her one ox at Sacconesit(?) in the hands of William Sneed, Junr. Also I give to my said wife 5 pounds in goods which I was to receive of John Edy as part of pay for two oxen of mine that he sold for ten pounds. Also I give her the hide and tallow of an ox that is at the Vineyard to be sent to Boston.
And the four quarters of the ox I give equally to my sons and daughters at the Vineyard. My lands at Martha’s Vineyard undivided and their privileges which are part of the 27th part of that township – called now Edgartown.
I give to my two sons John and Joseph to be equally divided between them, and to remain to their heirs forever. My twenty acres of meadow, given me upon the same terms. My farm upon the said land was granted to me, which is not yet laid out to me; I give 10 acres of it to my son Thomas; five acres to my son John, five acres to my son Joseph.
A small parcel of meadow I have at Chappaquindick joining to my son Thomas his meadow there. I give it to my son Thomas 40 acres of upland and 5 acres of meadow that lie at one of Elizabeth Islands, namely that island which Peleg Sanford bought which upland and meadow I bought of Francis Uffleton-? Who had the said land of Mr. Mayhew. This said upland and meadow I give to my son Thomas.
My whole farm, I have already equally divided between my three sons; My ten acres lot upon the line; now where John Gee dwelth, I give equally to be divided between my two sons John and Joseph.
My land at Aquompache, and at Felix Neck and at Konomache, and a __ of meadow at Soncekontackett, and any other portion of land I have not before named, give to be equally divided between my two daughters Elizabeth and Hephzibah. All my cattle and hogs at Martha’s Vineyard I give to be equally divided between my two daughters.
My will is that my son John send my wife two pair of shoes and then I discharge him of all further debt. With reference to my state at the __ above mention, I __ my friend Jack R. Pison and John Edy my son-in-law, to be executors of this my will, and that if so performed…. My directive is that Lt. Norton and Andrew Ring be the overseers of this will that they take care so preformed.
The said John Dogget Senr. did attest the above written to be his last will and testament before us, be being then of sound memory and understanding….
(Signed) John “his mark ‘S’” Daggett, Senr. (Witnesses) John Cotton, John Atwood, Andrew Ring. Recorded at the Court of his Majesty at Plymouth, this 4th of July? 1673. (Also), this will is (recorded) by the court held at Edgartown, 3 October 1673…. (Dukes County DB 1/321)
Problems Resulting from 1673 Will
1675 May 29 – Martha’s Vineyard: (Abstract) Whereas there hath (been) some controversy concerning some particulars in the will and testament of John Dogget, Senr…it is agreed and concluded as follows, viz: That whereas said land undivided with privileges given to his sons John and Joseph. A certain parcel of land called Aquompache undivided is otherwise disposed to his two daughters. The said John and Joseph do hereby relinquish their rights and titles which they might claim. Recorded 29 May 1675, Matt. Mayhew, Secretary. (Signed) John Doggett, Joseph Doggett. (Dukes County DB 1/322)
1675 May 29 – Martha’s Vineyard: (Abstracted) Whereas land equally divided between two daughters Elizabeth and Hephzibah, now wives of John Edy and Jeremiah Whitton, a certain tract of land lying near Felix Neck named in the Will, had been previously given to his son Joseph Dagget. Said daughters now wholly relinquish any right and title to this claim. (Signed) John Eddy, Jeremiah (x) Whitton. Recorded 29 May 1675 by Matt. Mayhew, Secretary. (DB 1/322)
1675 May 29 – Martha’s Vineyard: (Abstracted) Certain tract of land in the town of Edgartown upon Martha’s Vineyard, being about 25 acres commonly called a dividend and lying next to a neck of land called Felix his neck. Said land belonged unto John Dogget, Senr. of Martha’s Vineyard, lately deceased, but given by him to his son Joseph Dogget, (but because of confusion) I, John Dagget, son and heir hereby (deed this land) to my brother Joseph Daggett. (Signed) John Dogget. Witnesses – Richard Sarson, Matt. Mayhew. Acknowledged 29 May 1675. (DB 1/280)
1677 September 6 – Martha’s Vineyard: (Abstracted and open to interpretation) Know all me, jointly agreed to divide the farm that our father gave to us, lying upon the East-? most chop of Heinser-?* hole with south division to Thomas Daggett, northeast for John Doggett, and southwest for Joseph Daggett. (signed) John (“x”) Doggett, Thomas (“x”) Doggett, Joseph (“x”) Doggett. Witnesses – Matthew Mayhew, Mary Mayhew. Entered 15 September 1677. (DB 1/15)
* Reported to be Holmes Hole, but doesn’t look like it.
Banks states this Farm was in the town of Oak Bluffs between Squash Meadow and the lower part of Farm Pond. Thomas Daggett sold his 1/3 part to his Brother John “II” of Rehoboth on 9 October 1677. In 1692, John Daggett “II” of Rehoboth sold all his 2/3 to James Allen of Chilmark. Joseph Daggett continued to add additional land to his 1/3 of the farm.
History of Martha’s Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts, Volume II, by Charles Edward Banks, 1911, Subject Oak Bluffs, pages 17-19.
2nd Generation Children of John Doggett “I” and his wife Alice Brotherton:
Children are (I), (II), (III), etc – birth dates not in sequence
(I.) Thomas Daggett “I”, born about 1630/1632 and married about 1657, Hannah Mayhew, the daughter of Governor Mayhew by his second wife. Hannah Mayhew was born June 15, 1635 at Watertown, Massachusetts and died at Edgartown 1722. Thomas died between April 13 and September 15, 1691 at Edgartown, Dukes County, Mass. In 1963, a descendant, John Tobey Daggett wrote about later Martha’s Vineyard Daggetts in his book, “It Began with a Whale, Memories of Cedar Tree Neck, Martha’s Vineyard.
According to the John Daggett – author, Thomas Doggett was “a man of some education. Governor Mayhew had reported “my son (in-law) hath more language than any other Englishman upon the Island.” Furthermore, his surname spelling became Daggett probably not until near the close of his life.”
“A Sketch of the History of Attleborough,” by John Daggett, 1894, pg 08: His information is from “History of the Doggett-Daggett Family,” by Samuel B. Doggett, 1894.
1681 November 12 – Martha’s Vineyard: (abstracted). I, Thomas Daggett, faithfully state that whatsoever, Thomas Mayhaw shall give unto his daughter Hannah, my wife, that she shall have full liberty to dispose of it for her own use, and whatever is left will go our children. Dated 2 June 1679. (signed) Thomas Daggett. (Witnesses) Thomas Mayhew, __ William, Joseph Naton. Entered 12 November 1681. (DB 1/323)
Reported Children of Thomas Daggett and Hannah Mayhew, born at Edgartown
(1). Capt. Thomas Daggett “II” (~1658 to 23 August 1726 Edgartown) lived and died on Martha’s Vineyard. His only record at Rehoboth:
1689 February 7 – Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts: Proprietors not Inhabitants of Rehoboth: Thomas Daggett, Esq.
History of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, by Leonard Bliss, 1836/reprint, page 129.
(2). Samuel Doggett (~1660 to 26 February 1717/18)
(3). John Daggett (1662 to 7 September 1724). Between 1711 and 1712, this John Daggett and two of his sons – Capt. Mayhew Daggett (~1686-1752) and Ebenezer Daggett (1690-1740) settled in Attleborough in Bristol County, Massachusetts. Long dynasties begin here.
“A Sketch of the History of Attleborough,” by John Daggett, 1894, free online.
(4). Joshua Daggett (~1662 to 1737/38 Edgartown)
(5). Jemima Daggett (~1666) married on 27 November 1682 to Thomas Butler
(6). Mary Doggett (~1668) married about 1693 to Jeremiah Howe of Yarmouth, Massachusetts
(7). Patience Daggett (~1670) married on 11 April 1695 to Samuel Annable of Barnstable
(8). Martha Daggett (~1672) married on 25 May 1695 of John Crane of Killingworth, Connecticut
(9). Israel Daggett
(10). Ruth Daggett (~1676) married on 11 November 1696 to Nathaniel Bacon of Barnstable.
(II.) Elizabeth Doggett, daughter of John Doggett “I,” born about ca1632/1638 in Watertown, Massachusetts and died after 1711. Elizabeth Doggett married Jeremiah Whitten at an unknown time. Jeremiah was born ~1628 and came to America in 1635 with his father Thomas Whitten age 36 and Audrey Whitten, age 45. Banks states the Whittens lived in Plymouth and a resident of Tisbury, Martha’s Vineyard before 1671. By 1673, he had 40 acres. Jeremiah and Elizabeth Whitten had two children: (1) Thomas Whitten who died young and (2) Mary Whitten (1 May 1666, per Town book of Tisbury) who married Benjamin Manter. Jeremiah died in 1711 and his will noted “aged Mother Elizabeth my wife” was still living in November of that year.
“History of Martha’s Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts,” by Charles Edward Banks, 1911, 2:64/65.
(III). Hepzibah Doggett, daughter of John Doggett “I,” born ca1643 at Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts and died 3 May 1726 at Tisbury, Martha’s Vineyard, Duke County. She married about 1661 to John Eddy/Edy (25 December 1637 Plymouth to 27 May 1715 at Tisbury). By 28 December 1659, Eddy was already on Martha’s Vineyard (Edgartown Records 1/133). On 3 March 1660, Hepzibah Doggett was a witness to the 500 acre “farm” purchase from Wampamog to John Daggett.* On 22 October 1660, Eddy became the owner of land given him by the town (E.R. 1/147), later followed by in 1663 by an additional 10 acres and two shared acres of meadow. (Dukes Co. DB. 6/115). Later, he purchased 6 acres from John Dogget for a homestead lot. On 17 May 1673, he became an overseer (executor) of John Doggett’s will (Duke Co. DB 1/321). There were 9 children, including Amy Eddy (~1668 to 1712/14), reported to married Joseph Daggett “II”
“The Eddy Family of Martha’s Vineyard, by Karen Flanders Eddy, found online history.vineyard.net/eddy.htm. Excellent write-up!
* “History of Martha’s Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts,” by Charles Edward Banks, 1911, 1:65.
(IV). Joseph Doggett, son of John Doggett “I,” born about between 1634 and 1648 at Watertown, Middlesex County, Mass. and died 15 September 1691. Joseph married 1st in Martha’s Vineyard to an American Indian whose name is not known. He was reported to be the first white man to reside in Oak Bluffs with his Indian wife and children. Joseph Doggett married 2nd to __, possibly to another Indian wife.
When John Doggett “I” died in 1673, he left portions of his property at Sangekantacket Neck on Martha’s Vineyard to son Joseph. The Indian Sachem Wampamog sold to Joseph Doggett additional lands.
Children of Joseph Doggett and 1st Wife
(1). Alice (sometimes “Ellis”) Doggett was never formally married, and had three illegitimate children by three men. Per her will, their names were (1) Henry Luce, (2) Samuel Look (~1702 married Ruth Savory and moved to Rochester, Massachusetts. Samuel and Ruth Look had eight children, with sons in American Revolution, and (3) __ Allen.
(2). Hester Doggett married Edward Cottle
(3). Joseph Daggett “II” (ca1668 to ~1718) married Amy Eddy about 1685
1 - From “Native People of Southern New England 1650 – 1775” by Kathleen J. Bragdon, 2012, pages 120-122
2 – Daggett Family Website on http://history.vineyard.net/daggett.htm.
(V). John Doggett/Daggett “II”, son of John Doggett ”I,” estimated born in England ca1626, immigrated to America ~1630, and died 1707.
John Daggett “II” (“John Dogget”) married 1st on 23 September 1651 at Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts to Anne Sutton. Anne Sutton was born about 1630, possibly at Suffolk County, England, immigrated 1632 to Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Her parents were John Sutton (1593 – 1672) and Julia Little (1595 – 1671).
John Daggett “II” married 2nd on 22 June 1697 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts to Rebecca Bailey, her 2nd marriage. There were no children from this marriage. Rebecca had married 1st on 22 August 1661 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts to Isaac Browne. Her parents were John Bailey (1613 – 1691) and Eleanor Emery (1624 – 1700).
Both John Daggett (Doggett) “I” and “II” were early settlers of Rehoboth. The record of his family may still be seen in the town book, with Daggett being spelled, Dogheadt, Doggett, Dogett, Dogget by John Doggett himself. By 1651 or 1652, his father John Doggett had already returned to Martha’s Vineyard.
1658 – Rehoboth Town Record: “John Doghead.”
Early Vital Records of Bristol County, Massachusetts to About 1850, CD by Search–ReSearch Publishing Corporation, 2002
1658 June 22 – Rehoboth, Bristol County: John Dogget is listed with new land on the meadows on the north side. According to Bliss, division of this land was included in the North Purchase, now Attleborough and Cumberland.
History of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, by Leonard Bliss, 1836/reprint undated, pg. 49
1666 Rehoboth: Records of the Rehoboth North Purchase this year include John Doggett – 1 share.
A Sketch of the History of Attleborough,” by John Daggett, 1894, pg 57
1666 October 16 – Rehoboth: John Doggett, John Woodcock, and John Titus were chosen at a town meeting to determine if trees had been improperly chopped down on the north side.
A Sketch of the History of Attleborough,” by John Daggett, 1894, pg 60
1668 May 26 - Rehoboth: With King Philip’s quit-claim deed on 30 March 1668 of 8 square miles on both the east and west sides of Palmer’s River to the city father of Rehoboth, “John Daggett” is listed a benefactor among many other names. In King Philip’s war, “John Dogget” is listed advancing money 22.214.171.124 to sustain the war.
1671 January 9 - Rehoboth: John Dogget has “liberty granted him to build a warehouse and wharf at the water side.” 1672 June 5 - Rehoboth: he was a surveyor of highways at Rehoboth.
1674 June 3 - Rehoboth: He was sworn in as constable.
~1675 - Rehoboth: “John Dogget” advanced 11.3.5 pounds of money to help pay soldiers in King Phillip’s War.
History of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, by Leonard Bliss, 1836/reprint undated
1677 February 30 – Martha’s Vineyard: (Abstract) John Dagget of Edgartown on Martha’s vineyard sold land at Edgartown to Andrew Newcomb, about four? acres, laid out from the town as commonage to John Freeman, blacksmith. 13 February 1677. (Signed) John Dagget. Notation: (blank) Dagget the wife of John Dagget appeared before me and confirmed to this deed, 23 April (no year but should 3 1677) – her mark. Witnesses – Nicolas M. Morton, Matt. Mayhew. (DB 1/37)
1678 August 16 – Martha’s Vineyard: Know all me, I, Thomas Daggett of Edgartown upon Martha’s Vineyard (sell to) my brother John Dogget of Rehoboth, Colony of New Plymouth, several parcels of land. (1) Ten Acres in the town of Edgartown at a place commonly called __ Swamp, late belonging into John Freeman of this said town, smith, with dwelling house, (2) 1/3 part of a farm in Martha’s Vineyard belonging unto my father John Doggett, deceased, and lies between Drakey John, myself, and my brother Joseph Daggett. 9 October 1677. Court 9 October 1677. (Signed) Thomas Daggett, Hannah Daggett. (Witnessed) Matthew Mayhew. Entered 16 August 1678. (DB 1/323) Banks states this farm was at Oak Bluffs
1689 February 7 – Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts: Inhabitants of Rehoboth: John Daggett.
History of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, by Leonard Bliss, 1836/reprint, page 128.
1707 September 9 – Rehoboth Death Record: John Daggett
Vital Records of Rehoboth from Early Vital Records of Bristol County, Massachusetts to About 1850, CD by Search–ReSearch Publishing Corporation, 2002
Ann Sutton, Wife of John Daggett “II”
Concerning his wife Ann Sutton, Savage says this: “John Sutton (Hingham) came in the Diligent, 1638, with his wife and four children as the records of blessed Daniel Cushing assumes for us, from Attleburg in County Norfolk, a town about 15 miles from Norwich, but less than half that distance from Hingham, encouraged the settlement of Rehoboth, where land was assigned him 1644, but forfeit, by removing. As he is called senior, perhaps one of his children was son John, but of the stock I gather no more.” From ships records: Passengers on the Diligent (1638) were John Sutton, Mrs. Elizabeth Sutton and children Hannah, John, Jr., Nathaniel and Elizabeth. Possibly Hannah is Anne and the Mormon Library Website indicates this – JRM. Also notice that Nathaniel, son of Anne and John Doggett occurs, possibly derived from the Sutton side.
3rd Generation Children of John Doggett/Daggett “II” and Anne Sutton:
Children are (1), (2), (3), etc; births not in sequence
Original handwriting of Rehoboth Vital Records (births) spelled their children as Anna and John Dogheadt; Joseph and Nathaniell Doggett; Elizabeth Dogett.
1. Anne Daggett (mid August, 1652/53 at Rehoboth, Bristol County, Mass to <1684) married on 12 March 1683 to Joseph Mason (Rehoboth Vital Records).
2. John Daggett “III” (January 8, 1655 to 31 March 1662 (“last of March”) per Rehoboth Death Record).
3. Nathaniel Daggett (mid August 1661 at Rehoboth to 1708) married at Rehoboth on 24 June 1686 to Rebeckah Miller (died 9 April 1711 per Rehoboth Vital Records).
1689 February 7 – Rehoboth: A list of the names of inhabitants and proprietors of the Towne of Rehoboth having rights and titles to the Measurages, Tenements, and Lands contained in… (included) Nathaniel Daggett”
History of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, by Leonard Bliss, 1836/reprint, page 128
1705 December 14 - Bristol County, Mass: Will of Nathaniel Dagget of Rehoboth, written 14 December 1705, probated 5 January 1708/9. Wife Rebecah. Sons: Nathaniel Dagget, John Dagget, and Amos Dagget. Daughters Rebecah Dagget, Jemima Dagget, and Abigail Dagget (all under age). Friends: Samuel Mason and Daniel Smith of Rehoboth to be Overseers. Witnesses: John Buttersworth, Samuel Mason and Daniel Smith. (Probate 2:250)
Children of Nathaniel Daggett and Rebeckah Miller, all born Rehoboth
(i). Nathaniel Daggett (11 August 1688 Rehoboth to 22 August 1688 per Rehoboth Vital Records)
(ii). Rebecah Daggett (8 October 1689 Rehoboth) married 30 April 1710 to George Wood of Swansea.
(iii). Elizabeth Daggett (14 November 1691 to 11 February 1691/92 per Rehoboth Vital Records)
(iv) Jemima Daggett (12 December 1692 Rehoboth)
(v). Nathaniel Daggett “II” (3 April 1695 Rehoboth) married 30 April 1724 Attleborough to Lydia Tiffany
(vi). John Daggett (16 March 1698/99 to 1738) married on 15 June 1721 Swansea, Bristol County to Hopestill “Hope” Wood (20 February 1698/98 Swansea), daughter of John and Bethia Wood of Swansea with birth of children recorded at Rehoboth. Hope Daggett married 2nd on 9 December 1742 Rehoboth to Aaron Wheeler and 3rd to Joseph Brown.
(vii). Abigail Daggett (19 March 1700/01)
(viii). Amos Daggett (18 January 1702/03 Rehoboth to 1771 Swansea) married 3 July 1733 Swansea to Mary Sisson.
4. Elizabeth Daggett (October 23, 1666 at Rehoboth, Bristol County, Mass).
5. Dr. Joseph Daggett “I” was born middle of November 1657 at Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts and died 19 January 1726/27 at Rehoboth (Death Records notes him as Dr. Joseph Daggett). He married on 14 February 1688/89 at Rehoboth to Mary Palmer (Rehoboth Vital Records). Mary Palmer was born 23 February 1663 at Rehoboth and died 15 April 1757 at the age of 94 at Rehoboth (Vital Records). Her parents were Jonas Palmer and Elizabeth Grissell (Griswold).
Joseph Daggett resided in Rehoboth where he practiced medicine and was also a wheelwright and miller. He was a Rehoboth soldier in King Philip’s War and took part in the Narragansett Expedition in 1676.
History of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, by Leonard Bliss 1836/undated reprint. Although, there were several Joseph Doggett/Daggetts living at this time, History of Rehoboth noted “Joseph Doggett” was a Rehoboth soldier who went of the Narraganset Expediton. In 1675, Daggett was 18 years of age.
King Philips War 1675 - 1676
In 1675, Indians near Bristol County, Massachusetts and what is now Rhode Island began a two year war of burning settlements and killing white settlers. The chief ruler was Pometacom, known to the English as King Philip. Allied with him were a number of tribes including the Pocasset Indians, under the woman’s leadership of Weetamoo, a sister to King Philip’s wife. The only Indian tribe to side with the English were the Seconets under the woman’s leadership of Awashuncks. A number of her tribe served under Captain Benjamin Church (1639 – 1717) who led American forces against King Philip’s warriors. The Seconets were the only ones to survive total destruction only to later nearly disappear from white-man’s diseases.
The settlers began fortifying special garrison houses in their settlements. At Seekonk, one such garrison house was on the southeast side of the common. Here the settlers would go at times of possible Indian attack.
In 1675, the Pocasset Indians themselves numbered about 300 warriors and joined King Philip’s warriors when he promised to plunder the English houses and cattle. The first town they attacked was Swansea on June 20, 1675 while many of the settlers were elsewhere at a meeting. Four days later, the returning Swansea settlers were attacked and 5 killed. Help came from 17 mounted men from Bridgewater the next day and a week later soldiers from Boston arrived, losing 3 men at Taunton when Indians attacked. In the meantime, homesteads about the countryside were attacked and burned, and road travelers ambushed and killed. By June 29, 1675 the garrison houses became the Indian focus. The soldiers then went to King Philip’s Indian village of Mount Hope Neck only to find he had outflanked them to attack Swansea again.
On June 30, 1675 Captain Prentice quartered his troops in Rehoboth to protect the settlers. Next, King Phillip burned the little villages of Little Compton, Tiverton, Dartmouth, Freetown, Fall River, New Bedford, Westport, Fairhaven, and succeeded in scaring off many settlers. On July 18, 1675, soldiers were sent to King Philip’s camp near a large swamp. These soldiers are lead into an ambush and 15 English are killed, with the rest in retreat.
The Indians then fortified the swamp and the next big fight came March 26, 1676 near Pawtucket, within the old limits of Bristol County, Massachusetts. The forces under Captain Michael Pierce of Scituate are completely defeated and nearly all killed. The Indians are now encouraged by this success explode into warfare.
On March 28, 1676, the Indians burned Seekonk (part of Rehoboth), destroying 45 homes, 21 barns, 2 grist-mills, one saw-mill and killed one inhabitant. Only the garrison house and one other home survive. The homes were in flames in the evening and by the next morning there is nothing but smoking ruins. The Indians moved on the Wrentham. Then on August 12, 1676 King Philip is killed by the soldiers and August 28, 1676 his best commander Annawan is captured. The war is over.
Later Years of Joseph Daggett “I”
1686 October 27: Joseph Daggett bought with his brothers Nathaniel and Thomas Daggett of Edgartown, 50 acres of land on both sides of the Ten Mile River, at the falls in the North Purchase. Bristol deeds state: “The first mill built at the falls was a corn mill, owned and occupied by Joseph Daggett. This was doubtless the first mill in town.”
A Sketch of the History of Attleborough,” by John Daggett, 1894, pg 99
1689 February 7 – Rehoboth Town Meeting: Inhabitants recorded (include) Joseph Daggett, Nathaniell Daggett, John Daggett
History of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, by Leonard Bliss 1836/undated reprint/pg. 128
1689/90 – New Plymouth: An Account of Wolves kild in several towns in the last and this year (includes) Joseph Dogget of Rehoboth – one (wolf).
Records of the colony of New Plymouth in New England by Nathaniel Bradstreet Shurtleff and David Pulsifer, 1856, page 235.
1690: He killed a wolf. Later at Gay Head, on Martha’s Vineyard, the colored and variegated earth suggested the existence of minerals.
1692 August 17: Joseph Daggett of Rehoboth and Samuel Gaskill of Boston bought from Thomas Harlock and Hannah Daggett, the right to search for mines or minerals, precious stones, etc. at Gayhead.
1701 November 18: Thomas Butler of Chilmark, Dukes County, upon Marthas Vinyard, for 7 pounds deeded to Joseph Doggett and Nathaniel Doggett in Rehoboth, wheelwrights, 1.15 acres of salt meadow at the Hundred Acre Meadow of Rehoboth. (Vol IV/152).
Early Rehoboth, Documented Historical Studies of Families…by Richard LeBaron Bowen, 1948, page 168.
1703 October 17: The town of Attleboro voted that Joseph Daggett of Rehoboth, having the privilege that the stream at the Ten Mile River Falls, shall go free of all sorts of taxes until a corn mill has the constant custom of threescore families (from “History of Attleborough).
1704 September 22 – Bristol County Probate: Will of Jonah Palmar, Sr., husbandman of Rehoboth, dated 22 September 1704, probated 6 July 1709. Wife Abigail. Mentions agreement made her before their marriage. Sons: Samuel Palmer (eldest), and Jonah Palmer. Eldest 3 daughters: Hannah French, Mary Dagget, and Martha (no surname). Also, daughter Grace Carpenter. Grandson – Samuel Palmer, son of son Samuel. Three sons (not named) of my son Jonah. Grand children Jonah and Joseph Titus. Grandchildren – Stepman Carpenter, Lidia Carpenter, and Gershom Carperter. Ensign Moses Read to be Exec and he shared equally with son Samuel Palmer in receiving the home lot. Cash to Joseph Ormsbee. Witnesses – Daniel Carpernter, John Ormsbee, and Preserved-? Abell. (2/255-256)
1711 October 17: A list was submitted of inhabitants of Rehoboth belonging to Mrs. Greenwood's Church, Baptists, and others, as well as those outside of requested precinct, included Joseph Doggett and Nathaniel Doggett.
1726 Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate: Will of Joseph Dagget, Sr. of Rehoboth, Wheel Right, dated 23 December 1726, probated 21 March 1726/7. Wife Mary. Sons: John (eldest), Joseph (2nd) and Israel (youngest) Dagget. Daughters: Mary Hapzibeth and Martha. Wife Mary as Executrutrix, Witnesses: Epharim Carpenter, Epharim French & Jonathon Roberson.
1726 March 13 – Bristol County: Inventory of Estate of Joseph Dagget of Rehoboth, presented by his widow Mary Daggett, Exec. Appraisers were Epharim Carpenter, Daniel Parrin and Daniel Carpenter (5:369)
Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records 1687 - 1745, by H. L. Peter Rounds, 1987, Volume 5, page 143 (Probate 5:367/8)
4th Generation Children of Joseph Daggett “I” and Mary Palmer:
Children are (i), (ii), (iii), etc and birth dates are not in sequence
(i). John Daggett (19 January 1688/89 Rehoboth to 8 January 1772 Rehoboth) married Elizabeth Dorman (7 December 1691 Boxford to 7 August 1767 Rehoboth)
(ii). Mary Daggett (30 August 1692 at Rehoboth, Mass) married on 20 December 1716 to Timothy Ide, both of Rehoboth (Vital Records).
(iii). Hannah Daggett (20 November 1695 at Rehoboth to 9 January 1714/15 at Rehoboth, per Rehoboth Vital Records).
(iv). Joseph Daggett “II” (13 June 1699 to 16 February 1734/35 at Attleboro, Bristol County, Mass) married on 29 November 1722 at Rehoboth to Margaret Pullen of Bristol.
(v). Hepzibeth Daggett (29 September 1701 twin at Rehoboth and died 12 August 1736 at Rehoboth, Mass) married on 16 December 1725, both of Rehoboth, to Noah Chaffee (17 December 1692 to 5 October 1732), his 2nd marriage. Noah Chaffee married 1st on 5 May 1720 to Sarah Carpenter. Hepzibeth’s husband died 1732. On 26 August 1736, Hepzibah Daggett’s estate was administered by her brother Israel Dagget, who was appointed 26 August 1736.
The Chaffee Genealogy, by William Henry Chaffee, 1909, page 36.
(vi). Martha Daggett (29 September 1701 at Rehoboth, twin) possibly married at Rehoboth on 23 August 1720 to Nathaniel Cooper, both of Rehoboth (Vital Records).
(vii). Israel Dagget “I” was born 20 March 1703 at Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusett and died 1777 in Rehoboth. Israel Daggett “I” married 1st on 15 April 1724 at Boxford Massachusetts to Hannah Dorman at Boxford and 2nd on ~1770-? to Lydia Mason, widow of Timothy Mason “I” (_ to 1740) - merchant and ferryman. ^
^ The Narragansett Historical Register, by James N. Arnold, 8/290
Details on Israel Daggett “I”
1704 April 30 – Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts: Israel was baptized this date in the Rehoboth Church.
1725 March 29 - Rehoboth Town Meeting: Following officers chosen: Isreall Daggett.
(Rehoboth, Seekonk, Ma 1632-1812 (Narragansett Bay Region) Volume III, Part 1 & 2, by John G. Erhardt, 1990, page 292.)
1726 December 23 – Bristol County: Will of Joseph Dagget, Sr. of Rehoboth, Wheelright, dated 23 December 1726, probated 21 March 1726/7. Wife Mary Dagget. Sons: John Dagget (eldest), Joseph Dagget (2nd), and Israel Daggett (youngest). Daughters: Mary, Hepzibeth, and Martha (no surnames), wife Mary as Executrix: Witnesses: Epharim Carpenter, Epharim French, Jonathon Robinson (WB 5/367/8)
1729 March 31 - Annual Town meeting: Jury of (for) Tryals - (includes) Israell Daggett.
Rehoboth, Seekonk, Ma 1632-1812 (Narragansett Bay Region) Volume III, Part 1 & 2, by John G. Erhardt, 1990, page 323
1730 March 30 - Rehoboth Town Meeting, held in the meeting house in the westerly part of town, on 30 March 1730, the following town officials were chosen...hog greves: (included) Israel Daggett.
Rehoboth, Seekonk, Ma 1632-1812 (Narragansett Bay Region) Volume III, Part 1 & 2, by John G. Erhardt, 1990, page 332
1736 August 26 - Rehoboth: Appointment of Israel Dagget of Rehoboth, Yeoman, to be Administrator of the estate of his sister Hipzebeth Chaffey of Rehoboth, deceased. Elder brother John Dagget refused to be Administrator. (WB 8/390)
1736 August 30 – Bristol County: Inventory of Hipzebeth Chaffey estate was presented by Israel Dagget, brother and Administrator.*^^ (WB 8/426/7)
Abstracts of Bristol County, Ma Probate Records, by H. L. Peter Rounds, 1987, WB 8, page 253, 255
1737 February 9 -Rehoboth: Israel’s life was marred by a scandal which was never proven – that he was the father of Fear Pullen (born 9 February 1736/37), but Rehoboth Vital Records do record his name with Fear Pullen
“Vital Records of Rehoboth" by James N. Arnold, 1897/1992
1737 - Bristol County: Appointment of Israel Dagget, to be guardian of Hannah Daggett, daughter of Joseph Daggett of Atteborough.*^^ This Joseph Daggett (1699 to 1734) is the brother of Israel Daggett.
Abstracts of Bristol County, Ma Probate Records, by H. L. Peter Rounds, 1987, Volume 8, page 263 (8:525); also 9/268
1739 September 18 - Bristol County: Account of Israel Dagget, Administrator of estate of his sister Hephzibeth Chaffey of Rehoboth. Includes item to Jonathan Chaffey, who was Administrator to estate of his brother Noah. (WB 9/265-7)
Abstracts of Bristol County, Ma Probate Records, by H. L. Peter Rounds, 1987
1739 September 18 – Bristol County: Appointment of Israel Dagget of Rehoboth, Yeoman, to be guardian of Hannah Dagget (under 14), daughter of Joseph Dagget of Attleborough, Yeoman, deceased. 18 September 1739. (Probate 9/268)
Abstracts of Bristol County, Ma Probate Records, by H. L. Peter Rounds, 1987
1740 March 31 - Rehoboth: At an annual town meeting held in the meeting house in the westerly part of town. Surveyors of the highways: (included) Israel Daggett
Rehoboth, Seekonk, Ma 1632-1812 (Narragansett Bay Region) Volume III, Part 1 & 2, by John G. Erhardt, 1990, page 423
1740 June 19 – Rehoboth: Petition to the General Court by Rehoboth signers requested a recent town meeting be declared void and new elections of town officers be called. Signers included John Daggett and Israel Daggett.
"Vital Records of Rehoboth" by James N. Arnold, 1897/1992
Rehoboth, Seekonk, Ma 1632-1812 (Narragansett Bay Region) Volume III, Part 1 & 2, by John G. Erhardt, 1990, page 426
1744 March 26 – Rehoboth: Annual town meeting at the meeting house in the westerly part of town...Measurer of Timber: Israell Daggett and David Burr.
Rehoboth, Seekonk, Ma 1632-1812 (Narragansett Bay Region) Volume III, Part 1 & 2, by John G. Erhardt, 1990, page 479
1745/46 April – Bristol County: A Petition of Richard Tree and Margaret, his wife, late Widow of Joseph Dagget…Israel Dagget who was many year since appointed Guardian to Simeon Dagget the only son of the deceased (who if alive is now the age of 21 years) holds real restate of the said deceased against petitions….
Acts of Resolves, Public and Private at the Province of Massachusetts, John H. Clifford, Alexander S. Wheeler, William C. Williamson, page 566.
1747 March 31 - Annual Rehoboth Town Meeting: Israel Daggett was named "Measurer of Timber".
"Vital Records of Rehoboth" by James N. Arnold, 1897/1992, page 514
1747/48 March 7 - Annual Rehoboth Town Meeting: Measurers of Timber were Israel Daggett and Samuel Burr. Constables: 3rd Lieut. John Daggett, his brother Israel Daggett to serve in his room and stead.
"Vital Records of Rehoboth" by James N. Arnold, 1897/1992, page 519, 533-534.
1749 to 1750 - Rehoboth: Israel Dagget of Rehoboth, Yeoman, was appointed to be guardian of John Pike (minor over 14), son of Jarvis Pike of Rehoboth, dated 7 August 1750. Granted to Israel Daggett for keeping Joseph Saben, one of the poor of the town from 19 August 1749 to 14 September 1750; for carrying a man out of town named Samuel Swan to the Constable at Providence.
Also, Israel was appointed Constable in place of his brother "3rd Lieutenant John Daggett". Israel was given money for (1) keeping Joseph Saben, one of the poor of the town, from 19 August 1749 to 14 September 1750, and (2) for carrying a man out of town named Samuel Swan to the Constable at Providence, (3) to Israel Dagget, one of six constables for ye year 1750. Rehoboth elders declared that taxes would be collected in grain, corn, etc, due to the scarcity of money, 17 September 1750. (Probate Records 12/89, 13/118)
"Abstracts of Bristol County, Ma Probate Records 1745-1762 by H. L. Peter Rounds, 1987, Volume 12, page 89, (12:352/3)
"Vital Records of Rehoboth" by James N. Arnold, 1897/1992, pg. 514, 533-535
1752 – Bristol County: Israel Daggett was an Appraiser of the personal estate of Rebecca Running of Rehoboth, a widow, deceased.
"Abstracts of Bristol County, Ma Probate Records 1687-1745 by H. L. Peter Rounds, 1987
1754 – Bristol County: Israel Daggett was an Appraiser of the estate of Elizabeth Shorey, deceased, a minor daughter of Miles Shorey of Rehoboth, dated 3 April 1754.*^^
"Abstracts of Bristol County, Ma Probate Records 1687-1745 and 1745-1762 by H. L. Peter Rounds, 1987, Volume 14, page 153. (14:144/5
1755 March 31 - Annual Town Meeting on Monday, Israel Daggett was chosen Constable.
"Vital Records of Rehoboth" by James N. Arnold, 1897/1992, page 573
1758 – Rehoboth Court: Court made orders to Israel Dagget, Executor of the Estate of Simon Dagget of Atteborough, dated 4 April 1758. On 12 October 1758, Israel gave account of this estate.
Abstracts of Bristol County, Ma Probate Records 1687-1745 and 1745-1762 by H. L. Peter Rounds, 1987, Volume 16, page 216, 225 (16:15/6, 126)
1759 May 11 – Rehoboth, Bristol County: __ Daggett buried 11 May 1759, Wife of Israel.
Unrecorded Vital Records of Rehoboth, Mass, Part 2, Deaths, Robert Sheldon Trim, 1980, page 90. from Ingraham Records, a typewritten copy of "Litel Book" kept by Obadiah Ingraham, containing his record of his burials in Rehoboth from 1750-1773
1760 October – Rehoboth, Bristol County: At the Rehoboth Town Meeting, Israel Daggett was ordered to appear at the next court. He was fined 20 pounds money when he failed to appear with Martha Daggett, a minor. Their statement, "lyed (who are minors). Comment: Document statements are unclear on what happened. At the Bristol County December 1760 Court held in Taunton: "One sovereign Lord the King versus Israel Daggett of Rehoboth, Yeoman, on 6th July list, Israel Daggett did and was found in bed with Rachael Healy (wife of William Healy of Rehoboth). Israel pleaded not guilty. Jury found (him) Not guilty".
"Vital Records of Rehoboth" by James N. Arnold, 1897/1992, page 619, 638
Comment: Sources do not separate Israel Daggett Senior from Junior. This might suggest that only one was living in Rehoboth at the time - but which one?
1761 March 20 – Bristol County, Massachusetts: Deed #1 – Rehoboth, Barrington: Know all men by these presents that we, John Dagget and Israel Dagett of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, whereon our honored father, Joseph Dagget, late of Rehoboth, deceased, did in and by his last will and testament give to use and our heirs, all his lands and meadows in Rehoboth and Barrington which is not disposed of by him to be equally divided between us. We have mutually agreed on a division of the following parts of land which is part of our Father's lands given to us aforesaid.
One lot of land containing 10 acres at the northeast part of Great Maple swamps...on ye westerly side of highway that leadeth from Gentleman Captus toward Zwariah Carpenters.
Deed #2: 10 acre lot lying easterly side of the highway opposite against the first 10 acres.
Deed #3 – 12 acre lot adjoining the east side of the last mentioned 10 acre lot which makes the whole tract to contain...32 acres and is divided into two equal parts... (description)...above dividing line and to Israel Dagget is to have to him and his heirs and assignees above dividing line 12 acre lot and easterly half of middle 10 acres containing by record 17 acres and to bound westerly above the divided line...to lands of the heirs of Obediah Carpenter, deceased...to said Israel Daggett, his heirs....
They have agreed and divided one ten acre lot that was laid out to our said father on ye east side of Mill River between Rehoboth and Attelborough and is bounded as appears on 5-8 page of 4th book of Rehoboth Land Records and is divided by a line beginning...meadow belonging to heirs of Jacob Ide, deceased, John Daggett is to have to him, his heirs, and assignees, the southerly line of this lot... and said John Daggett...line between said Rehoboth and Attelborough.
Signed: John ("S") Dagget and Israel ("S") Daget. Witnessed by __ Daggett and Daniel Carpenter, 25 September 1761. (DB 45/137)
1763 September – Bristol County Court: Noted Israel Dagget made surety for one Edward Luther and Edward Gardner.
"Vital Records of Rehoboth" by James N. Arnold, 1897/1992, page 638
1770 August 27 – Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island: Israel Daggett and Lydia my wife of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province deeded for 30 pounds to Timothy Mason, now of Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island…land and ferry lying in Providence and known by the name of Upper Ferry or Masons Ferry and now in the occupation of William Daggett of said Providence. Incudes Ferry Land House and all the privileges. (signed) Israel Daggett (seal) and Lydia (x) Daggett (seal). Witnesses: Nathaniel Walker, William Bagley. Entered 29 November 1770. (DB19/103)
Lydia Daggett was the 2nd wife of Israel Daggett “I.” Arnold states Lydia married first to Timothy Daggett “I.” Timothy Mason in the above deed should be her son, Timothy Mason “II.” Both were involved in Mason’s Ferry.
The Narragansett Historical Register, by James N. Arnold, Volume 8, page 290
1770 October 1 – Rehoboth Town Meeting: Held in the meeting house in the west part of town voted that that ye select men consider an abatement requested for Israel Daggett, former constable.
"Vital Records of Rehoboth" by James N. Arnold, 1897/1992, page 669
1772 – Rehoboth, Bristol County: A black named “Prince” is mentioned as his man servant in 1772. Israel was a Constable of the Rehoboth Community this year.
"Abstracts of Bristol County, Ma Probate Records 1687-1745 and 1745-1762 by H. L. Peter Rounds, 1987
1777 January 12 – Rehoboth, Bristol County: Israel Daggett made his will dated 12 January 1767, probated 24 June 1777 mentions wife Lydia Daggett, sons - William , Israel, and Daniel; daughters – Lydia, Sarah, and Martha.
"History of the Doggett-Daggett Family" by Samuel Bradley Doggett, 1894
Inventory of the personal estate of Israel Daggett “I,” dated 10 June 1797 included: 1 Beaver Hat, 2 old felt hats, 1 wig, 1 pair of leather Britches with plate buttons, 1 all wool Blue Jacket, 1 shag great coat, 1 pair of silver shoe buckles, 1 pair of silver knee buckles, 1 silver watch, 2 Bibles, 1 law book, 1 pair of compasses, 1 hatchets,
One great wheel, 15 pounds of feathers, 6 ½ pounds of woosted yarn ready spun, 2 3-5 pounds woolen yarn, 3 pounds 3-4 of tow yarn, 4 pounds 1-4 of lining yarns, joiners, plains, chisels, gouges, augers, bits and gimblets, 2 crosscut saws, One oxcart, one horse cart, 2 plow shears, one mare and colt, 27 sheep, 4 cows, 1 yearling steer, 1 heifer. ^
^ My Children’s Ancestors: Data Concerning about Four Hundred New England New England Ancwtors of the Children of Roselle Theodore Cross and his Wife Emma Asnath (Bridgman) Cross by Rev. R. T. Cross, 1913
5th Generation Children of Israel Daggett “I” and Hannah Dorman, born Rehoboth:
Notice that the first 3 children did not live long
(a). Timothy Daggett (9 June 1725 to 20 February 1726/27 per Rehoboth vital Records)
(b). Joseph Daggett (2 December 1726 to 24 February 1727)
(c). Hepsabeth or Hezekiah Daggett (7 October 1728 to 27 December 1728 per Rehoboth Death Record)
(d). William Daggett (1 November 1729 to 1813/19 Seekonk) married 4 November 1760 Rehoboth to Hannah Bailey (Rehoboth Marriage Record). William was in possession of Mason’s Ferry in 1770. With Fuller’s Ferry below, these two ferries were the only means of crossing from Providence, Rhode Island to Rehoboth until 1793. On 14 September 1793, The Providence Gazette noted a bridge now connected Rhode Island with Massachusetts. On 8 August 1793, William Daggett sold his ferry property to proprietors of the Central Bridge.
The Narragansett Historical Register, by James N. Arnold, Volume 8, page 290, 294, 296, 301.
(e). Daniel Daggett (16 November 1731 to July/October 1799) married 10 July 1759 Providence, Rhode Island to Phebe Perry of Attleborough (Rehoboth Marriage Record).
1759 July 10 – Rehoboth, Bristol County, Ma: Daniel Daggett of Rehoboth and Phebe Perry at Attleboro married at Providence, Rhode Island by Jabez Brown, Assistant, 10 July 1759, Int. March 24. 1759.
"Vital Records of Rehoboth" by James N. Arnold, 1897/1992, 3:333
1773 March 29 - Rehoboth: Constable of Rehoboth; Town Meeting this date to know town's mind whether they will sell a water lott of a 100 feet front or give liberty to Daniel Daggett to Elkanah-? French to build a wharff to ye cove above and near Mr. Nathan Daggett's wharff or other....
"Vital Records of Rehoboth" by James N. Arnold, 1897/1992, page 682, 686.
(f). Hannah Daggett (9 June 1734)
(g). Lydia Daggett, (15 June 1739)
1766: Lydia Daggett of Rehoboth and John Wood of Newport, Rhode Island was married by Thomas Bowen, Esq, 13 May 1766. Int. 23 December 1765.
Vital Records of Rehoboth" by James N. Arnold, 1897/1992, 3:343
(h). Sarah Daggett (23 April 1742)
(i). Martha Daggett (31 January 1745/46 to 1746)
(j). Fear (Pullen - ?) "reputed daughter of Israel Daggett and Jane Pullen," born 9 February 1736/37.
"Vital Records of Rehoboth" by James N. Arnold, 1897/1992
(k). Israel Daggett “II” was born 27 April 1737 at Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts and died about 1777. He married on 19 June 1763 in Rehoboth by Thomas Bowen, Bristol County, Massachusetts to Mrs. Frances Bowen Bannister, a widow. Francis Bowen, born date not known and died about 1777. She had married 1st to __ Bannister. Francis Bowen Bannister Daggett’s father was William Bowen (1 March 1703 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
Details for Israel Daggett “II” + Francis Bowen Bannister + Lydia Mason
1762: Israel Doggett served in Major Peck's Company in 1762.
Rhode Island in the Colonial Wars, by Howard M. Chapin, 1994, page 61
1769 February 6 (date in question) – Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts: Daniel Daggett, brother to Israel Jr., was appointed guardian to Martha, Joseph and Lydia Daggett. Martha Daggett was four years old when this happened.
1777 June 24 – Bristol County Court: William Daggett was appointed guardian to Joseph Daggett and Lydia Daggett; Daniel Daggett guardian to Martha Daggett.
It is now thought that Francis Bowen Daggett died about 1777. Nat Taylor writes: "The guardianship was ordered on 24 June 1777, when Joseph was 13, Martha 11 and Lydia 8. Frances did not likely die in childbirth since it was eight years after Lydia's birth – unless it was from a complication from a subsequent pregnancy. My assumption is that Israel (Jr.) died close to 1777."
Courtesy of Nat Taylor, email 2 February 2009.
1784 – Bristol County: Bristol County probate noted Israel Daggett, deceased, with property left to eldest daughter – Martha Daggett, only son – Joseph Daggett; youngest daughter – Lydia Daggett.
6th Generation Children of Israel Daggett “II” and Frances Bowen
Children born at Rehoboth
(Children from "Vital Records of Rehoboth" by James N. Arnold, 1897/1992); Note: Children identified with parents named - Israel Daggett “II” and (wife) Frances. Children are (I^), (2^), (3^).
(I^). Joseph Daggett, born 4 May 1764. On 24 June 1777, William Daggett was appointed his guardian.
(II^). Martha Daggett, born 6 October 1765 and married David Blake on 23 September 1785 at Rehoboth. More information exists in the Chapter on David Blake + Martha Daggett.
(III^) Lydia Daggett, born 6 February 1769 at Rehoboth, Mass. and died 16 February 1828.
(Many of these earlier books are free to read on the Google Books website)
1 – Suffolk Manorial Families, Being the County Visitations and Other Pedigrees… by Joseph James Muskett, 1900, Volume 1. Lists Some English Doggetts
1 - "History of the Doggett-Daggett Family" by Samuel Bradley Doggett, 1894.
2 – “A Supplement to the Section entitled John Doggett-Daggett of Martha’s Vineyard,” by George H. Daggett, Sydney B. Daggett, Samuel Bradley Doggett, 1974 (not reviewed – can’t locate an affordable copy)
3 - “It Began with a Whale, Memories of Cedar Tree Neck, Martha’s Vineyard,” John Tobey Daggett, 1963.
4 – Source for Alice Brotherton Doggett: American Genealogist, April 1997, Volume 72, page 100. Data found on ancestry.com. Gives exact Brotherton – Doggett marriage date and English location.
5 - “A Sketch of the History of Attleborough,” by John Daggett, 1894
1 - “Watertown Records: The First and Second Books of Town Proceeding,” by Watertown, 2012, page 93; note that there are two repeating sets of pages in this book.
2 - “Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the early settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts,” by Henry Bond and Horatio Gates Jones
3 – “Divided We Stand: Watertown, Massachusetts 1630-1680,” by Roger Thompson
Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
1 - “History of Martha’s Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts,” by Charles Edward Banks, 1911
2 – Vital Records of Edgartown, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (not utilized) – lists, births, marriages, of Thomas Doggett/Daggett descendants after about 1725
3 - “Native People of Southern New England 1650 – 1775” by Kathleen J. Bragdon, 2012
4 - “Faith and Boundaries: Colonists, Christianity, and Community among the Wampanoag Indians of Martha’s Vineyard 1600-1871” by David J. Silverman, 2005
5 - “Experience Mayhew’s Indian Converts,” 1727
6 - “Wampanoag Genealogical History of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts,” Jerome D. Segal, Richard Andrew Pierce, Charles Edward Banks, 2003
Suffolk County, Massachusetts, etc.
1 – “Early Recorders and Registers of Deeds for the county of Suffolk, Massachusetts: 1639-1735” by John Tyler Hassam
2 – “Registers of Probate for the County of Suffolk, Massachusetts 1639-1799” by John Tyler Hassem
3 – “Vital Records of Wrentham, Massachusetts to the Year 1850
4 – “Suffolk County (Massachusetts) Wills by New England Historical and Genealogical Register
Bristol County, Massachusetts, etc
1 - "Vital Records of Rehoboth" by James N. Arnold, 1897/1992; Note: Children identified with parents named - Israell Daggett Jr. and (wife) Frances.
2- "Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records 1745-1762” by H. L. Peter Rounds, 1987
3 - “History of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts,” by Leonard Bliss, 1836/reprint undated
4 - “Early Rehoboth, Documented Historical Studies of Families…by Richard LeBaron Bowen, 1948”
5 - "Unrecorded Vital Records of Rehoboth, Mass, Part 2, Deaths" by Robert Sheldon Trim, 1980. Burial record from Ingraham Records, typewritten copy of "Litel Book" keep by Obadiah Ingraham, containing his record of his burials in Rehoboth from 1750-1773.
6 - “A Sketch of the History of Attleborough,” by John Daggett, 1894
First Existing Records for Towns in 1630 - 1646
Dorchester (established 1630): 1st surviving records begin 16 January 1632
Watertown (Est. 1630): 23 August 1634
Boston (Est. 1630): 1 September 1634; Charlestown: (Est. 1629): 1 October 1634
Salem (Est. 1626): 26 December 1636; Plymouth (Est. 1620): 31 March 1637
Cambridge was established in 1630 and Medford in 1630
“Watertown Records: The First and Second Books of Town Proceeding,” by Watertown, 2012, in foreword.