Thomas Dowty/Doughty, #19 on ‘The Dunbar Prisoners’ List

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Published: 17 Feb 2016
Updated: 27 Oct 2016

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Surname Variations:
Doughty, Doutie, Douty, Doutee

27. Thomas Dowty, #19 on “The Dunbar Prisoners” List

Scottish Surname:
Black, George Fraser, 1866-1948. The Surnames of Scotland, Their Origin Meaning and History, (New York : New York Public Library & Readex Books, 1962), First published in 1946.:

The surnames of Scotland, their origin meaning and history ... Black, George Fraser, 1866-1948.

The surnames of Scotland, their origin meaning and history … Black, George Fraser, 1866-1948.

First Generation in the New World

1. THOMAS¹ DOUGHTY, was presumably born in Scotland about 1630 and died at Salem in 1705. Probate recorded on 12 March 1706. He married at Saco, York County, Maine on 24 Jan 1669, ELIZABETH BULLY/BULLIE.

Biographical Notes:
“1658 – received as an inhabitant of Dover [New Hampshire] [HTDNH 78]
Abt 1660 – lived with Valentine Hill, cut a road for Hill to his meadow at Wheelwright’s Pond; Hill paid Doughty £10 for cutting the road [HTDNH 78]
1661-1665 – taxed at Oyster River [New Hampshire]
1663 – he and John Wingate were partners in a logging contract
5 Jul 1664 – Thomas Doughty was bondsman promising that Peter Grant would appear in court to answer on the charge of bigamy.
Doughty gained high repute as a lumberman
Succeeded Roger Plaisted at the Great Works mill [also OKAHF 129]
Must have had a mill of his own at Doughty’s Falls, Berwick
1667 – removed to the mill at upper Kittery and the Saco Falls mills with Henry Brown and James Orr [GDMNH 114]
24 Jan 1669-70 – married Elizabeth Bully (aka Bulie) at Saco
before Philip’s War [1675] had removed to Wells, where he remained throughout that conflict
1686 – was a tenant of Mrs. Bridget Phillip’s mill at Saco
His petition to Andros mentioned a gristmill built by himself
1688 – Saco town treasurer” ~ Craig Stinson
He left children, viz., James who married, 10 April 1707, Mary Robinson in Hampton, N.H., and settled in Cape Elizabeth, Me.; Joseph of Salem; Elizabeth who married Thomas Thomes and went to Falmouth, Me.; Benjamin; Margaret, who married Samuel Wilson of Malden, Mass.; Abigail who married at Lynn, Mass., 28 October 1717, Robert Edmonds; and Patience who married Benjamin Follett of Salem, Mass.  The descendants of Thomas Doughty are many in Maine and Massachusetts.” ~ Craig Stinson (See Craig’s research below.)
From Craig Stinson: “The Genealogical Dictionary of of Maine and New Hampshire, p 200, lists 7 children of Thomas Doughty (aka Dowty). Four are girls, so the surnames of those children are many… Thomas, Chamberlain, Wilson, Follet, Edmunds, Potter.
The three Doughty boys are:
Joseph (married Elizabeth Nurse in Salem in 1707, administered his father’s estate, died about 1751, 3 children)
James (born about 1680, married Mary Robinson) – this is the person Carol Gardner is referring to
Benjamin (settled in Windham, CT)
Carol Gardner wrote: “If the James Douty on your tree is the one who resided in Portland (then called “Falmouth”) Maine after about 1715, and married Mary Robinson (from Hampton or “Quamscuk,” NH), he was the third son of Thomas Doughty. I can’t speak to later generations of his family, except to say that his son David settled on Chebeague Island, Maine.” ~ Carol Gardner

Children of Thomas and Elizabeth (Bully) Doughty: (Seven children)
2. JOSEPH DOUGHTY, died about 1751; m. at Salem on 4 Dec 1707, ELIZABETH NURSE.
2. ELIZABETH DOUGHTY, m. THOMAS THOMES/TOMS/TOMAS (PR)
2. BENJAMIN DOUGHTY, settled in Windham, Connecticut.
2. JAMES DOUGHTY, born about 1680; m. at Hampton, NH on 10 Apr 1707, MARY ROBINSON. (In Probate Record below.)
2. MARGARET DOUGHTY, m., SAMUEL WILSON, of Malden.
2. ABIGAIL DOUGHTY, m. at Lynn, Massachusetts on 28 Oct 1717, ROBERT EDMONDS.
2. PATIENCE DOUGHTY, m. at Salem on 13 Mar 1706/7, BENJAMIN FOLLETT/FOLLIT.

Second Generation

2. JOSEPH DOUGHTY, (Thomas¹), probably born at Saco and died about 1751. He married at Salem on 4 Dec 1707, ELIZABETH NURSE.

Biographical Notes:
Administered his father’s estate.

Salem, Massachusetts, Marriages Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).

Salem, Massachusetts, Marriages Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).

Children of Joseph and Elizabeth (Nurse) Doughty:
3.   i. MARY DOUGHTY, b. at Salem in 1708; m. at Salem on 6 Jun 1728, WILLIAM TWISS.
3.  ii. ELIZABETH DOUGHTY, b. at Salem in 1710; d. 1783; m. at Salem on 17 Sep 1729, JONATHAN SOUTHWICK.
3. iii. DESIRE DOUGHTY, born in 1717; d. in 1759; m. at Mansfield in 1737/8.
3.  iv. JOSEPH DOUGHTY, baptized 17 Dec 1727; d. 14 Jul 1791; m. at Salem on 28 jul 1747, ELIZABETH TWISS.

2. ELIZABETH DOUGHTY, (Thomas¹), m. THOMAS THOMES/TOMS/TOMAS (PR)

2. BENJAMIN DOUGHTY, (Thomas¹), moved to Windham, Connecticut.

2. JAMES DOUGHTY, (Thomas¹), was born possibly at Saco, York, Maine about 1680. He married at Hampton, New Hampshire on 10 Apr 1707, MARY ROBINSON. (In Probate Record below.)

Biographical Notes:
Carol Gardner wrote: “If the James Douty on your tree is the one who resided in Portland (then called “Falmouth”) Maine after about 1715, and married Mary Robinson (from Hampton or “Quamscuk,” NH), he was the third son of Thomas Doughty. I can’t speak to later generations of his family, except to say that his son David settled on Chebeague Island, Maine.” ~ Carol Gardner

Sanborn, George Freeman, Jr., and Sanborn, Melinde Lutz. Vital records of Hampton, New Hampshire : to the end of the year 1900. Boston, Mass: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1992. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2016)

Sanborn, George Freeman, Jr., and Sanborn, Melinde Lutz. Vital records of Hampton, New Hampshire : to the end of the year 1900. Boston, Mass: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1992. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2016)

Children of James and Mary (Robinson) Doughty/Doutee:
3. DAVID DOUGHTY, settled on Chebeague Island, Maine

2. MARGARET DOUGHTY, (Thomas¹), m., SAMUEL WILSON, of Malden.

2. ABIGAIL DOUGHTY, (Thomas¹), married at Lynn, Massachusetts on 28 Oct 1717, ROBERT EDMONDS.

2. PATIENCE DOUGHTY, (Thomas¹), was born probably in Saco, York, Maine about 1680. She married at Salem, Massachusetts on 13 Mar 1706/7, BENJAMIN FOLLETT.

SOURCES and NOTES:
Thomas Doughty at Geni.com.

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Scots at Oyster River
Thomas Doughty (abt. 1630-abt. 1705)
By B. Craig Stinson

Thomas Doughty, got his start working at Valentine Hill’s mill and also cutting a road for him in 1660.  He soon gained repute as a lumberman and an owner of mills, including the Great Works mill, the Saco mills, and his own mill at Doughty’s Falls at Berwick.  He was often the bondsman for a Scot in trouble, including in 1664 when Peter Grant was to appear in court on the charge of bigamy.  He died about 1705, about 75 years of age.

Thomas Doughty, aka Dowty
#19 on “The Dunbar Prisoners” list

GDMNH 200:
Born abt 1630 (about 70 in 1700)
1658 – received as an inhabitant of Dover [HTDNH 78]
Abt 1660 – lived with Valentine Hill, cut a road for Hill to his meadow at Wheelwright’s Pond; Hill paid Doughty £10 for cutting the road [HTDNH 78]
1661-1665 – taxed at Oyster River
1663 – he and John Wingate were partners in a logging contract
5 Jul 1664 – Thomas Doughty was bondsman promising that Peter Grant would appear in court to answer on the charge of bigamy.
Doughty gained high repute as a lumberman
Succeeded Roger Plaisted at the Great Works mill [also OKAHF 129]
Must have had a mill of his own at Doughty’s Falls, Berwick
1667 – removed to the mill at upper Kittery and the Saco Falls mills with Henry Brown and James Orr [GDMNH 114]
24 Jan 1669-70 – married Elizabeth Bully (aka Bulie) at Saco
before Philip’s War [1675] had removed to Wells, where he remained throughout that conflict
1686 – was a tenant of Mrs. Bridget Phillip’s mill at Saco
His petition to Andros mentioned a gristmill built by himself
1688 – Saco town treasurer
In the next war he withdrew to Malden
He was often bondsman for a Scot in trouble
HTDNH 78 says the Indians drove him from Wells to Salem, MA, where he died about 1705
Estate settled 1710
7 children named; many descendants

Sources:
HTDNH History of the Town of Durham, New Hampshire, vol. 1, Everett S. Stackpole and Lucien Thompson, 1913, p. 78.
GDMNH Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, Noyes, Libby, and Davis, Portland, Maine: The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1928-1939, pp. 114, 200.
OKAHF Old Kittery and Her Families, Everett S. Stackpole, Lewiston, Maine, Press of the Lewiston Journal Company, 1903, p. 129.

B. Craig Stinson
July 24, 2016
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I believe this excerpt about Thomas Doughty from p. 78 of Stackpole’s History of the Town of Durham, New Hampshire, refers to the Thomas Dowty #19 being researched by this group. ~ Craig Stinson
Thomas Doughty was received as an inhabitant of Dover in 1658.  He was born in 1630, as a deposition shows.  In this deposition he declares that he worked for Valentine Hill and cut a road for Hill to his meadow at Wheelwright’s Pond, where said Hill built a house and kept cattle.  Hill paid Doughty ten pounds for cutting the road.  Doughty removed to Great Works, South Berwick, and managed the sawmill there a short time.  He married, 24 June 1669, Elizabeth Bulie of Saco.  The Indians drove him from Wells to Salem, Mass., where he died about the year 1705. He left children, viz., James who married, 10 April 1707, Mary Robinson in Hampton, N.H., and settled in Cape Elizabeth, Me.; Joseph of Salem; Elizabeth who married Thomas Thomes and went to Falmouth, Me.; Benjamin; Margaret, who married Samuel Wilson of Malden, Mass.; Abigail who married in Lynn, Mass., 28 October 1717, Robert Edmonds; and Patience who married Benjamin Follett of Salem, Mass.  The descendants of Thomas Doughty are many in Maine and Massachusetts.” ~Shared by Craig Stinson

Essex County, MA- Probate File Papers, 1638-1881 (3) 2

Essex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881.Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.)

Vital Records from The NEHGS Register (2)

Vital Records from The NEHGS Register. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (Compiled from articles originally published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register.)