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Edward Bangs

Edward Bangs was born in England, probably in 1591. In his will, written in 1677, he says he is aged 86 years. He is probably the same Edward Bangs who was baptized in 1591 at Penfield, County Essex, England, the son of John and Jane (Chavis) Bangs.

Edward Bangs arrived in Plymouth in 1623 on the Anne.

Edward Bangs married Lydia Hicks sometime after 1627. Robert Hicks, Edward’s father-in-law, had arrived in Plymouth in 1621 on the Fortune. The rest of the Hicks family – Robert’s wife Margaret, and their three children, Samuel, Phoebe and Lydia, arrived on the Anne (as did Edward Bangs). Edward and Lydia Hicks Bangs had one son, John. Lydia died in the mid-1630s. Edward remarried, to Rebecca [last name uncertain]. Edward and Rebecca had 9 children.
Edward Bangs served on several town committees, and held a responsible position within the community.

Edward Bangs and his family moved to Cape Cod in the 1640s when the town of Nauset (later renamed Eastham) was being established. In Nauset, Edward was licensed to sell alcohol.
Edward Bangs died in 1677/78.

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