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James (Doughty) Doty Sr. (abt. 1624 - 1693)

James Doty Sr. formerly Doughty aka Doughty
Born about in Englandmap [uncertain]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about 15 Aug 1649 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 69 in Scituate, Massachusettsmap
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James was born about 1624 in England, He is probably not the son of Edward Doty as Edward came to the colony as a youth. (So, his children would have been born in the new world.) (Consider: Edward Doty (Father) and Winifred Warner (Mother).)

According to Deane, he "was early in this town [Scituate], having married Lydia, daughter of Humphrey Turner 15 Aug. 1649.[1][2][3] They had between 1650 and 1670 the following children:[1]

  1. Mary, b 23 Jun 1650 Scituate[4]
  2. James, b 21 Feb 1651/2 Scituate[5]
  3. Elizabeth, b 5 Nov 1654 Scituate[5]
  4. Martha, bapt 12 Apr 1657 Scituate[5]
  5. Lydia, b 14 Feb 1658/9 Scituate[5]
  6. Sarah, b 2 Apr 1662 Scituate[5]
  7. Samuel, b 29 Sep 1664 Scituate[5]
  8. Robert, b 14 Feb 1667/8 Scituate[5]
  9. Susanna, b 15 Feb 1670/1 Scituate [5]

He was a soldier in Philip's war, and 1678, was paid by the Town for nine week's campaign in 1676. This family may have removed to Connecticut." [1]

Disputed parents

The claim by Frank A. Randall, Randall and Allied Families, (Chicago, 1943, p. 4), that the James Doty who married Lydia Turner was a son of Edward Doty of the Mayflower is clearly invalid. He did not share in Edward Doty's estate even though he was living at that time.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Savage, James, A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England showing three generations of those who came before May, 1692, on the basis of Farmers Register. Making of America Project. Vol II, p.63
  2. American Marriage Records Before 1699, William Montgomery-Clemens, (Genealogical Publishing Company), p. 216.
  3. The Massachusetts Vital Records Project; Scituate Marriages; p 107
  4. The Massachusetts Vital Records Project; Scituate Births; p 137
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 The Massachusetts Vital Records Project; Scituate Births; p 138
  6. Wakefield, Robert S., "Wrestling2 Brewster: an Old Hoax Resurfaces and Other Mayflower Family Fables," Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 43(1993):13-15. (Link by $ubscription.) Mayflower Descendant: A Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy and History. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1899- . (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010).

See also:

  • Massachusetts, Compiled Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1700-1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society; Boston, Massachusetts; Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts to the Year 1850
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 13 July 2021), memorial page for James Doughty (1624–10 Feb 1693), Find A Grave: Memorial #173697331, ; Maintained by Pilgrims Patriots Pioneers (contributor 48182370) Unknown.

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There is no evidence that the Mayflower Edward Doty married Winifred Warner in England or in Plymouth Colony. There is no evidence that the Mayflower Edward Doty had a son named James, no mention in his will or in Faith Clark's documentation. I have removed the Mayflower Edward Doty and Winifred Warner as parents of this James Doty, in accordance with the Mayflower Project guidelines.
posted by Michael Lewis
alternate birth:

Born about 1624 in Scituate, Plymouth, MA

Born about 1624 in England

alternate death:

Died February 10, 1693 in Scituate, Plymouth, Mass., USA

Died about 1669 in Scituate, Plymouth, Mass.

posted by Steven Mix

Rejected matches › James Doughty (abt.1785-)

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