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Edward Dotey

Edward Dotey (or Doty) was a Mayflower passenger, arriving in Plymouth as a servant to Stephen Hopkins. He seems to have been a high-spirited and aggressive young man, appearing with some regularity in the Court Records for disagreements with his neighbors. He was, in fact, involved in Plymouth Colony’s first duel, engaging in swordplay with Edward Leister, another servant of Stephen Hopkins.

Edward Dotey seems to have completed his term of service by 1627.

Edward Dotey was married twice. The name of his first wife is unknown. His second wife was Faith Clark, daughter of Thurston (or Tristram) Clarke. From the Plymouth Colony Records, Vol. 1, page 32: "January 6, 1634. Edward Doten and Fayth Clarke wer maried."   Edward Dotey and Faith Clarke were the parents of nine children.

Edward Dotey died August 23, 1655. Click here for Edward Dotey's will and an inventory of his estate.  His burial place is unknown.

His widow, Faith Clark Dotey, was remarried in 1666/67, to John Phillips of Marshfield. She was buried at Marshfield in December of 1675.

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