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Dorothy (Unknown) Kinge (1593 - 1684)

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Dorothy Kinge formerly [surname unknown] aka Hayne, King [uncertain]
Born in Dorset, Englandmap [uncertain]
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married about in Sherborne, Dorset, Englandmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died in Southold, Province of New York (present day Southold, Suffolk County, New York, USA)map
Profile last modified | Created 5 Jul 2014
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Dorothy (Unknown) Kinge migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Disputed Origins

Dorothy may have been born as a Hayne or Haynes and been christened on 17 Feb 1593 in Portisham, Dorset Co., England. At this point, it is only speculation that her parents are John Haynes and Alice Lambert.

West (who relies on highly derivative sources such as unsourced family pedigrees) identifies Dorothy's father as Walter Hayne, not John, and places her birth at 1601 in Massachusetts, not England. (VERY unlikely.) He also claims that the wedding took place 17 Feb 1616 in Sherborne.[1]

Disputed Marriage: 17 FEB 1616/7 Abbey Church of St. Mary, Sherburne, Dorsetshire, England

Note: Anderson questions whether the marriage in Sherburne pertains to the emigrating couple:
"In 1902 Lucy D. Akerly (and apparently Rufus King) took note of the marriage at Sherborne, Dorset, on 17 February 1615/6/7 of William King and Dorothy Hayne, and suggested that this marriage pertained to this immigrant [NYGBR 33:71]. In 1918 J. Gardner Bartlett stated (without providing any evidence or argumentation) that William King had two wives, of whom Dorothy was the second, and that he had four children with each of these wives.
"These two hypotheses are mutually exclusive. The English marriage record is certainly possible, but it seems a few years too early, based on both the approximate age of William and the ages of his children. Bartlett may have based his arrangement of the family on the apparent gap of six years between the birth dates of the fourth and fifth children. The gap is not, however, as great as this, and the total range of dates of birth for the eight children, from about 1623 to 1641, are well within the range of the fertility span of a single woman. We do not subscribe to either of these hypotheses, and simply state that William had a single wife Dorothy, surname unknown."[2]

In addition to the sources mentioned by Anderson, other genealogists have linked William King to Dorothy Hayne, not Haynes. Torry places her birth in the year 1601[3] and describes their wedding as having taken place in "Sherborne, Dorset in Eng 17 Feb 1616/17". Other secondary sources concur that William King and a Dorothy Hayne, who was born in 1601, married.[4]

Disputed Origins

In the Great Migration, Anderson noted Lucy D. Akerly and Rufus King's hypothesis that Dorothy's surname may have been Hayne. The suggestion arose because of a record at Sherborne, Dorset, (less than 30 miles from the family's departure point of Wemouth) that showed a Dorothy Hayne marrying a William King on 17 Feb 1617/18. The names and geographic proximity are intriguing, but there is no further evidence indicating that this is the same couple. Anderson (and thus, Wikitree’s Puritan Great Migration project) thus considers Dorothy's surname and parents to be unknown.[5]


Dorothy raised eight children. She survived her husband and probably died in Southold, Long Island, New York, where she lived on land provided her by her son, Samuel, after William’s death.

Death: 1684 Southold, Suffolk, New York.

Dorothy _____ King/Kinge was born about 1601, based on her age listed as 34 when she emigrated from England on the Marygould.[6]


  1. Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Individual Records [1]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2000. HIGHLY derivative. Should not be relied upon.
  2. Great Migration 1634-1635, I-L. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume IV, I-L, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2005. Vol. 4, Page 177
  3. Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004. Page 440
  4. [Heritage Consulting. The Millennium File. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Heritage Consulting.]. The Millennium File is HIGHLY derivative and should not be relied upon.
  5. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, I-L, Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society (2007), IV: page 177. Digital copy from subscription site. Accessed 1 Oct 2016.
  6. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration, I-L, IV: page 174.

See also:

  • Godfrey Memorial Library. American Genealogical-Biographical Index. Middletown, CT, USA: Godfrey Memorial Library.
  • Mary Beth Wheeler - GENDEX - 11/98
  • John Arthur Tuthill and James McDougall Kortright, Tuthill Family: A family line from the 16th Century, Orange, California, 1936, 1980.

Children not included in tree:

Gen and Fam Hist of Central New York, Vol 3 pg 1157 FGS in poss of Ruby Henderson 562 Driggs Ave SLC UT

See also;

  • Torry, Clarence A, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004

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On 31 Jan 2018 at 10:50 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

I’ve detached the unproven parents again.

On 30 Jan 2018 at 22:33 GMT Theodore Palmer wrote:

I have NO PRIVATE information beyond what I originally posted. What I posted earlier today was just based on what I saw on Wikitree. Sorry!


On 30 Jan 2018 at 21:21 GMT Vic Watt wrote:

Dorothy is currently shown with parents. Detach (again)?

On 30 Jan 2018 at 10:48 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

UNKNOWN-74589 and Unknown-242889 appear to represent the same person because: These two profiles clearly represent the same woman who married a William Kinge and emigrated to the Americas.

On 30 Jan 2018 at 10:31 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Theodore, what’s your source? According to the narrative, her origins have not been confirmed.

On 30 Jan 2018 at 07:26 GMT Theodore Palmer wrote:

Dorothy's father was John Haynes so her name at birth was Haynes. Although I initiated this profile of an ancestor, would someone with appropriate authority please correct it.


On 1 Oct 2016 at 15:02 GMT Theodore Palmer wrote:

UNKNOWN-74589 and Hayne-88 appear to represent the same person because: Despite the disagreement on which side of the Atlantic she was born, the profiles seem to report the same peson.

On 11 Apr 2016 at 18:31 GMT Terry Mandeville wrote:

Hayne-140 and Hayne-88 appear to represent the same person because: appear to be same person, both married to person of same name.

On 9 Jan 2016 at 02:55 GMT Theodore Palmer wrote:

Unknown-242889 and Hayne-140 are not ready to be merged because: Seems reasonable that both profiles are for the same person, but they also could be for two partially confused people.

On 1 Dec 2015 at 17:16 GMT Michele (Britton) Camera wrote:

The results of my mtDNA test have arrived. Are there any other descendants of John Haynes Sr (Haynes-256 ) or Alice Lambert Haynes (Lambert-308) willing to compare results to attempt triangulating to this ancestor. I am aware that this is a long shot, but you never know when you will be lucky.

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