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The Clopton Chronicles

A Project of the Clopton Family Genealogical Society

 

 

 

Regarding

 

The Descendants of Richard Doggett of

Boxford, County Suffolk

 

The First Five Generations

 

 

Compiled By Martin Wood, LLB., M.A. &

Suellen Clopton Blanton,[1] bblanton@fast.net

 

 

 

The information contained in the following genealogy must be judged on the evidence submitted supporting each claim.  Any additional information which will add to our knowledge of this family will be gratefully accepted

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

        1.  Richard1 Doggett, of Boxford, County Suffolk

       

Children of Richard Doggett, of Boxford, County Suffolk are:

+      2                 i.    John2 Doggett, of Bures St. Mary's County Suffolk, died 1565 in Bures St. Mary's,  County Suffolk.

        3                ii.    Alice Doggett, of Groton, County Suffolk.

+      4               iii.    Anne Doggett, of Groton, County Suffolk, died July 20, 1578.

        5               iv.    Elizabeth Doggett.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

        2.  John2 Doggett, of Bures St. Mary's County Suffolk (Richard1) died 1565 in Bures St. Mary's,  County Suffolk.  He married Martha Ashfeld. 

       

Children of John Doggett and Martha Ashfeld are:

        6                 i.    William3 Doggett, of Bures St. Mary's, Suffolk, born 1545.

+      7                ii.    John Doggett, Clothier, of Groton County Suffolk, died Abt. May 29, 1619 in Groton, County Suffolk, and buried St. Bartholomew's Church, Groton, May 29, 1619.

        8               iii.    Oreell Doggett, of Bures St. Mary's, Suffolk, born 1552.

        9               iv.    Anne Doggett, of Bures St. Mary's, Suffolk, born 1555.

+      10              v.    William Doggett, I, of Boxford, County Suffolk, born Abt. 1557; died October 10, 1610 in Boxford, County Suffolk.

 

        4.  Anne2 Doggett, of Groton, County Suffolk (Richard1) died July 20, 1578.  She married (1) Thomas Bacon, I, of Heggerset.    She married (2) Robert Gosnold, the Elder, Lord of Otley Hall, son of John Gosnold and Katherine Kebell.  He was born Abt. 1490, and died 1572.

Known as "Robert the Elder," he owned many estates in England, including "Otley Hall." 

       

Children of Anne Doggett and Thomas Bacon are:

+      11               i.    George3 Bacon.

        12              ii.    Thomas Bacon II.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

        7.  John3 Doggett, Clothier, of Groton County Suffolk (John2, Richard1) died Abt. May 29, 1619 in Groton, County Suffolk, and buried St. Bartholomew's Church, Groton, May 29, 16191.  He married Dorothy.  She died March 2, 1603/04 in Groton, County Suffolk, and buried St. Bartholomew's Church, Groton, March 4, 16042.

       

Child of John Doggett and Dorothy is:

        13               i.    John4 Doggett, the Younger, of Groton, Suffolk, born Bef. July 24, 15823.

 

        10.  William3 Doggett, I, of Boxford, County Suffolk (John2, Richard1) was born Abt. 1557, and died October 10, 1610 in Boxford, County Suffolk.  He married Avis Lappadge, of Boxford, County Suffolk4 June 1, 1591, daughter of Thomas Lappadge and Agnes Gale.  She died Abt. June 27, 1652 in Boxford, Suffolk.

William was a fairly prominent merchant whose home was in Boxford, but whose business was in London.  He was a member of the Mercer's Company of London, a Merchant Adventurer, and a subscriber to the third voyage of the East India Company.  He is buried in the church at Boxford, with a marker that has four brasses in the corners, with arms of the Mercer's Company, City of London, Merchant Adventurers, and East India Company.  The marker is in the choir vestry.

       

Children of William Doggett and Avis Lappadge are:

        14               i.    Ann4 Doggett, of Boxford, County Suffolk5, born Abt. May 15, 1592 in Boxford,  County Suffolk, and baptized St. Mary's Church, Boxford, May 15, 15926.

        15              ii.    Susan Doggett, of Boxford, County Suffolk, born Abt. January 25, 1594/95 in Boxford,  County Suffolk, and baptized St. Mary's Church, Boxford January 25, 15946.

+      16             iii.    Thomas Doggett, Gentleman, of Boxford, Suffolk, born Abt. December 31, 1596 in Boxford,  County Suffolk, and baptized St. Mary's Church, Boxford December 1, 1594.

        17             iv.    Avis Doggett, of Boxford, County Suffolk, born Abt. February 22, 1597/98 in Boxford,  County Suffolk, and baptized St. Mary's Church, Boxford February 22, 15976; died 1625 in England,  and buried St. Mary's Church, Boxford in 16257.  She married John Brond, of Sherbourne, County Suffolk July 23, 1620 in Boxford, County Suffolk8

        18              v.    William Doggett, II, of Boxford, County Suffolk, born Abt. February 23, 1598/99 in Boxford,  County Suffolk, and baptized St. Mary's Church, Boxford February 23, 15998; died Aft. January 31, 1640/419.

        19             vi.    Alice Doggett, of Boxford, County Suffolk, born Abt. May 14, 1601 in Boxford,  County Suffolk, and baptized St. Mary's Church, Boxford May 14, 160110.  She married Christopher Scarlett, of Nyland, County Suffolk11 July 14, 1624 in Boxford, County Suffolk12; died Aft. September 23, 1650 in Nyland, County Suffolk.

        20            vii.    John Doggett, of Boxford, County Suffolk, born Abt. November 4, 1602 in Boxford,  County Suffolk, and baptized St. Mary's Church, Boxford November 4,160212.

        21           viii.    Bridget Doggett, of Boxford, County Suffolk, born Abt. May 10, 1604 in Boxford,  County Suffolk, and baptized St. Mary's Church, Boxford May 10, 160412; died 1610 in Boxford,  County Suffolk, and buried St. Mary's Church, Boxford.

        22              ix.    Dorothy Doggett, of Boxford, County Suffolk, born Abt. November 28, 1605 in Boxford,  County Suffolk, and baptized St. Mary's Church, Boxford November 28, 160512; died Aft. January 31, 1640/4113.

        23               x.    Lappadge Doggett, of Boxford, County Suffolk, born Abt. February 12, 1605/06 in Boxford,  County Suffolk, and baptized St. Mary's Church, Boxford February 12, 160514.

        24              xi.    Richard Doggett, of Boxford, County Suffolk15, born Abt. December 1, 1608 in Boxford,  County Suffolk, and baptized St. Mary's Church, Boxford December 1, 1608; died 1667.

        25             xii.    Alston Doggett, of Boxford, County Suffolk, born Abt. 1610 in Boxford,  County Suffolk, and baptized St. Mary's Church, Boxford in 1610.

 

        11.  George3 Bacon (Anne2 Doggett, of Groton, County Suffolk, Richard1)

       

Child of George Bacon is:

+      26               i.    Dorothy4 Bacon.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

        16.  Thomas4 Doggett, Gentleman, of Boxford, Suffolk (William3, John2, Richard1) was born Abt. December 31, 1596 in Boxford,  County Suffolk, and baptized St. Mary's Church, Boxford December 1, 159416.  He married Margery Clopton, of Castlings Manor, Groton17 April 22, 1617 in Castlings Manor, Groton, County Suffolk18, daughter of William Clopton and Margery Waldegrave.  She was born Abt. June 18, 1590 in Castlings Manor and baptized June 18, 1590 at St. Bartholomew's Church, Groton, County Suffolk19, and died Abt. October 30, 1633 in Groton, County Suffolk, England and buried St. Bartholomew's Church, Groton20.

        Thomas inherited much of his father's estate.  And as son and heir, his social standing was greater than that of his younger brothers, so he made an "acceptable" husband to the more powerful Cloptons.  His brother, John, traveled with John Winthrop to New England.  The Doggets, Gosnolds and Winthrops, all kinsmen of the Cloptons,  intermarried.  A list of the original settlers of Jamestown written by Captain John Smyth, records the names of three Gosnolds, including their Captain, Bartholomew Gosnold.  See Brief Communion.

       

Children of Thomas Doggett and Margery Clopton are:

+      27               i.    William5 Doggett, I, Rector of Stoke-by-Clare, born Abt. January 5, 1617/18 in Groton, County Suffolk and baptized St. Bartholomew's Church, Groton, January 5, 1618.

        28              ii.    Margery Doggett, of Groton, born 1619.

        29             iii.    Avis Doggett, of Groton, born 1621.

        30             iv.    Thomasine Doggett, of Groton, born 1624.

 

        26.  Dorothy4 Bacon (George3, Anne2 Doggett, of Groton, County Suffolk, Richard1)  She married Anthony Gosnold, I, of Otley Hall, son of Robert Gosnold and Mary Vesey.  He died Bef. December 1609.

       

Children of Dorothy Bacon and Anthony Gosnold are:

        31               i.    Anthony5 Gosnold, II, of Clopton, died January 7, 1608/09 in Jamestown, Virginia.

It is believed Anthony, unlike his brother, Bartholomew, was not a participant in the first landing.  He arrived on one of the supply ships which landed in January and April of 1609.  On January 7, 1608, ten men, including Anthony, were drowned in the James River,  when a storm capsized the small skiff in which they were riding.  "The Three Worlds of Captain John Smith," Philip L. Barbour

+      32              ii.    Bartholomew Gosnold, Pathfinder of New England, born 1572 in England; died August 22, 1607 in Jamestown, Virginia.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

        27.  William5 Doggett, I, Rector of Stoke-by-Clare (Thomas4, William3, John2, Richard1) was born Abt. January 5, 1617/18 in Groton, County Suffolk and baptized St. Bartholomew's Church, Groton, January 5, 161821.  He married Margaret Tuttle. 

William graduated from Cambridge.  He was ordained as an Anglican minister and was rector of Stoke-by-Clare, Suffolk.

       

Children of William Doggett and Margaret Tuttle are:

        33               i.    Susan6 Doggett, born 1639.  She married John Spering 1662.

        34              ii.    Avis Doggett, born 1643.  She married (1) John Williams  She married (2) Daniel Bright

        35             iii.    Richard Doggett.

        36             iv.    Ann Doggett.  She married Jefferson

        37              v.    Benjamin Doggett.

        38             vi.    William Doggett II.

        39            vii.    Robert Doggett.

 

        32.  Bartholomew5 Gosnold, Pathfinder of New England (Dorothy4 Bacon, George3, Anne2 Doggett, of Groton, County Suffolk, Richard1) was born 1572 in England, and died August 22, 1607 in Jamestown, Virginia.  He married Mary Golding, daughter of Robert Golding and Martha Judd. 

Trained as a lawyer, he attended Cambridge University, and studied law at Middle Temple.  He did not find law very stimulating, and became interested in the talk of exploring the "New World."  His first trip was with Sir Walter Raleigh, in the unsuccessful attempt to found a colony in Virginia.   In 1602 he explored the northern coast and named on area "Cape Cod."  On December 19, 1606, as the Captain of the "God Speed," he became part of the first colonists of Jamestown.

       

Child of Bartholomew Gosnold and Mary Golding is:

        40               i.    Paul6 Gosnold, born Abt. December 1605.

 

 

Endnotes

 

1.  Winthrop Papers, Volume I, 1498-1628,  (Copy located Clopton Family Archives, courtesy of Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton), p. 46, n., Idenfied John doggett as:  "Of Groton, clothier, buried May 29, 1619.  His wife, Dorothy, died March 2, 1604-5."

2.  Groton Parish Register Commencing 1562,  (Courtesy of Martin Wood, LL.B, MA), Also, in his diary, Adam Winthrop notes:  "The seconde of march being sunday about vij of the Clocke in the evenyng the godewyfe Dogett died."

3.  Winthrop Papers, Volume I, 1498-1628,  (Copy located Clopton Family Archives, courtesy of Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton), p. 76, Refers to him as "John doggett the yonger."  Notes he was baptized July 24, 1582.

4.  Doggett, The Doggett-Daggett Family,  (Courtesy of Martiin Wood, LL.B., M.A.), p. 14, In the will of Alice Edgar, dated 1595, "my cosine Avis Dogett fortye shillgs," and "her husband my cousine William Dogett, one gold right with a black stone." p. 341, Ipswich ProbateThe will of Thomas Lappage, of Boxford, Suffolk, dated January 29, 1611, mentions all goods and chattels in the house of Avis Doggett my daughter and her children, also children of Susan Brond."  Somerset House Lawes, fo. 34.

5.  Doggett, The Doggett-Daggett Family,  (Courtesy of Martiin Wood, LL.B., M.A.), p. 13.

6.  Boxford Parish Registers, St. Mary's Church,  (Courtesy of Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton).

7.  Doggett, The Doggett-Daggett Family,  (Courtesy of Martiin Wood, LL.B., M.A.), p. 13.

8.  Boxford Parish Registers, St. Mary's Church,  (Courtesy of Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton).

9.  He was named in the will of John Brond, his brother-in-law, which was dated January 31, 1641.

10.  Boxford Parish Registers, St. Mary's Church,  (Courtesy of Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton).

11.  In his will, dated September 23, 1650, he mentions "my mother in law Mrs. Avis Doggett.  P.C.C. Grey, 99, Somerset House.

12.  Boxford Parish Registers, St. Mary's Church,  (Courtesy of Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton).

13.  Mentioned in the will of her brother-in-law-, John Bond, of Sherbourne, County Suffolk, dated January 31, 1641.

14.  Boxford Parish Registers, St. Mary's Church,  (Courtesy of Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton).

15.  He is mentioned in the will of his brother-in-law, John Brond, of Sherbourne, County Suffolk, dated January 31, 1641.

16.  Boxford Parish Registers, St. Mary's Church,  (Courtesy of Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton).

17.  Winthrop Papers, Volume I, 1498-1628,  (Copy located Clopton Family Archives, courtesy of Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton), p. 186-187, In the account of her sister, Thomasine (Clopton) Winthrop's death:  "Then she called for hi sister margerye, whom she exhorted to serve God, and Take heede of pride, and to have dare in hir matchinge that she looked not at riches and worldly respects, but at the feare of God, for that would bring hir comfort at hir deathe although she should eet with many afflicitions."

18.  Groton Parish Register Commencing 1562,  (Courtesy of Martin Wood, LL.B, MA), "1617.  thomas Doggetrent, and Mrs. Margery Clopton were married the 22nd day of April."Also, Adam Winthrop notes in his diary:  "Tho Doget was maried to Mar. Clopton."

19.  Groton Parish Register Commencing 1562,  (Courtesy of Martin Wood, LL.B, MA), Baptised June 18, 1590.

20.  Groton Parish Register Commencing 1562,  (Courtesy of Martin Wood, LL.B, MA), Buried October 30, 1633.   It is noted she is a widow.  Possibly this could be an entry for a wife of one of her brothers.

21.  Groton Parish Register Commencing 1562,  (Courtesy of Martin Wood, LL.B, MA).

 

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[1] The Descendants of Elisha King, Sr., & His Wives Mary, Kesiah Sanders, & Margaret Sanders, The First Four Generations, is an excerpt from The Clopton Chronicles, the Ancestors and Descendants of Sir Thomas Clopton, Knight & Dame Katherine Mylde, and is the property of the Clopton Family Genealogical Society which holds the copyright on this material.  Permission is granted to quote or reprint articles for noncommercial use provided credit is given to the CFGS.  Prior written permission must be obtained from the Society for commercial use.

Martin Wood, LL. B., M.A., author and historian living in Groton, County Suffolk, England, who serves on the United Kingdom Editorial Board, The Winthrop Papers, A Project of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton, Founder and Executive Director of The Clopton Family Genealogical Society & Clopton Family Archives, is a direct descendant of this line.

The Society wishes to thank James Doggett, webmaster of the English Antecedents of The Rev. Benjamin Doggett for his assistance.  He maintains a website at http://www.doggettfam.org/england.htm