Title: The Filson Club History Quarterly [Vol.28]
Author: Stith Thompson
Note: Borrowed from <<http://www.doggettfam.org/england.htm>>
At the Visitation of London, 1665, this John Doggett entered a pedigree beginning with his father, John of Groton, and continuing through his father, John of London, and himself to his children, Beauchamp, John, Benjamin, Alice and Elizabeth. John is described as John Dogget of London, merchant, married to Alice, dau. of John Beauchamp, of London.
The Will of John, dated 26 Dec 1679, was probated 6 Apr 1680, by Alice Doggett, his widow in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury (P.C.C.46 Bath). He is referred to as "of London, Esq.,", residing in the Parish of St. Lawrence Pountney, London. The use of the term Esq. is consistent with the use of a coat of arms described with the pedigree, but as Rodney Dennys pointed out, John was never officially entitled to arms. The will names his wife, Alice, and appoints her as executrix. He also names his three unmarried children, John, Benjamin and Alice. The sons were given �1000 each, �500 at age 24 and �500 at age 28. The daughter, Alice, was given �1500 at age 21 or marriage. Elizabeth was married by this time to Justus Otgher, and they are mentioned with their children, including son John. He also mentions his deceased sister Watson, and her three daughters, Esther Norris, Margaret Watson and Katherine Watson. He also made several gifts to charity, including one to the orphan's house in Hamburg, which he states was his place of nativity. The will is abstracted in SBD.
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