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. They had between 1650 and 1670 the following children:
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." 
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 [Doty-42|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.
↑ 1.01.11.2 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
↑ 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: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010).
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 (www.findagrave.com/memorial/173697331/james-doughty : 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.