John Doane, Jr.

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John Doane, Jr.

Birthplace: Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
Death: Died in Eastham, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Deacon John Doane and Ann Doane
Husband of Hannah Doane and Rebecca Doane
Father of David Doane; John Doane, III; Ann Young; Rebecca Merrick (Doane); Hannah Collins and 3 others
Brother of Lydia Hicks; Abigail Lothrop; Dea. Daniel Doane and Ephraim Doane
Half brother of Thomas Bryant, of Plymouth Colony; Stephen Bryant, of Plymouth Colony and John Bryant, of Scituate

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About John Doane, Jr.

John Doane was born about 1635 and died on March 15, 1707/8. He was buried in Cove Burying Ground, Eastham.

He married:

  1. Hannah Bangs in Eastham April 30, 1662 and had six children.
  2. Rebecca Pettee on January 14, 1684/5.


  • 'Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth: Davis
  • Bangs, Edward, came in the Ann, 1623, and prob. m. Lydia, d. of Robert Hicks, and had Rebecca, John, Sarah, m. Thomas Howes; Jonathan, 1460, m. Mary, d. of Samuel Mayo of Barnstable; Lydia, m. Benjamin Higgins; 'Hannah, m. John Doane'; Joshua, m. Hannah, d. of John Scudder; Bethia, 1650, m. Gersham Hall; Mercy, m. Stephen Herrick, and Apphia, m. John Knowles, and Joseph Atwood.
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  • 'Plymouth Colony, its history & people, 1620-1691 By Eugene Aubrey Stratton
  • Pg. 238
  • Bangs, Edward - Arriving at Plymouth in 1623 on the Anne, Edward Bangs was probably born ca. 1591, for he said he was age eighty-six in 1677. Dawes-Gates (2:61-68) has a section on him and cites the evidence to show that he was probably identical with the Edward Bangs who was baptized on 28 October 1591 in Panfield, Essex, England, the son of John and Jane (Chavis) Bangs. he married (1) after 1627 Lydia Hicks, daughter of Robert and Margaret Hicks (she may have been the second wife, for Dawes-Gates suggests that he may have had an earlier one, and, (2) Rebecca (?Hobart). He was one of the Purchasers, and he was on the 1632/33 freeman list. He was one of those chosen to lay out the twenty-acre lots in the 1627 division, along with William Bradford, Edward Winslow, John Howland, Francis Cooke, and Joshua Pratt (PCR 12:14). With Myles Standish and others, Edward Bangs was chosen in 1633 to divide the meadow in the bay equally (PCR 1:14). He was also on committees to assess the entire colony for public costs (PCR1:33, 38), and he served on various juries and other public service committees (PCR). He appears to be a man who was responsible and trusted. In a record where he was surety for another, he was called yeoman (PCR 1:103). In 1641 he was granted eighty acres of land at Warren's Wells, and in 1642 he was allowed to exchange some of it for land closer to his house (PCR 2:25, 48). He moved to Nauset with the Prence group, and in 1647 he was a supervisor of the highways there (PCR 2:115).
  • In 1652 he became a deputy for Eastham (PCR 3:9) and in 1657 was licensed to sell wine and strong waters at Eastham "provided it bee for the refreshment of the English and not to bee sold to the Indians" (PCR 3:123). In a deed of 22 June 1651, he was joined as grantor by his wife Rebecca (PCR 12:209). He made his will on 19 Oct. 1677, calling himself aged eighty-six years, and he named his sons: Jonathan, John, Joshua; his daughter Howe, daughter Higgens, daughter Hall, daughter Merrick, and daughter Atwood; the children of his daughter Rebecca, deceased; and his son Jonathan's oldest son Edward (Ply. Colony PR 3:2:106). In an agreement of 6 March 1677/78, Jonathan Bangs agreed that the land bequeathed to his son Edward could be used by Jonathan's brother John until Edward came of age (PR 3:2:105). Dawes-Gates 2: 67 gives his children from his marriage to Lydia Hicks as: John, who married Hannah Smalley, and from his marriage to Rebecca (Possibly Hobart), Rebecca, who married Jonathan Sparrow; Sarah, who married Thomas Howes, Jr.; Jonathan, who married (1) Mary Mayo, (2) Sarah __, and (3) Ruth (Cole) Young; Lydia who married (1) Benjamin Higgins, and (2) Nicholas Snow; 'Hannah, who married John Done'; Joshua, who married Hannah Scudder; Bethia who married Rev. Gershom Hall; Mercy, who married Stephen Merrick; and Apphia who married (1) John Knowles, and (2) Stephen Atwood.
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Will of John Doane

In his will dated May 18, 1678, inventory taken May 21, 1686 and sworn by Abigail Doane May 29, 1686, he named his "loving wife," daughter Abigail, sons John, Daniel and Ephraim, and granddaughter Margaret Hicks, and left the remainder of his estate to "all my sons and daughters". He described himself in the will as "aged eighty and eight or there about" and in the inventory he was said to have died February 21, 1685/86, "aged about a hundred years" - a typical overstatement of age which occurred in those times.

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John Doane, Jr.'s Timeline

Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
April 30, 1662
Age 27
Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
May 29, 1664
Age 29
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
July 25, 1666
Age 31
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
May 12, 1668
Age 33
Eastham, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
May 12, 1669
Age 34
Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
June 2, 1670
Age 35
Eastham, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
March 21, 1673
Age 38
Eastham, Barnstable, MA
Age 39
Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 39
Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA