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DOLOR DAVIS (d. 1672/3) of East Farleigh, Cambridge, Duxbury, Scituate, Barnstable and Concord
Dolor Davis died between 13 Sep 1672, when he signed his will, and 2 Jul 1673, when it was proved. [Ref, p. 294] He married first Margery Willard on 29 Mar 1624 in East Farleigh, co. Kent. [Ref] He married second Joanna (Hull) Bursley. [Ref] Joanna was the daughter of Rev. Joseph Hull and the widow of Capt. John Bursley. [Ref]
Dolor Davis was a house carpenter. [Ref, p. 292]
On 13 Jul 1614, James Clarke, gentleman of East Farleigh, made his will. He left his servant Dolor Davis his house and land in Marden. [Ref, 50;118]
Dolar came to New England about 1634. [Ref] On 17 Apr 1635, Margaret Davis, age 32, John Davis, age 4, and Elizabeth Davis, age 1, were enrolled for passage to New England on the Elizabeth. [Ref, p. 297]
Dolor settled in Cambridge, and moved to Duxbury by 1638. [Ref, p. 292] He moved to Scituate by 1641. [Ref, p. 292] He is on a 1640 list of inhabitants of Barnstable. [Ref] Having been dismissed from the church at Duxbury, Dolar and his wife were admitted to the church at Barnstable on 27 Aug 1648. [Ref] Dolor moved to Concord in 1655, returning to Barnstable in 1666. [Ref]
Dolor was on the Plymouth petit jury on 1 Mar 1641/2. [Ref, p. 293] "Dolar Davis & his sonns" are in the Barnstable section of the 1643 list of those between 16 and 60 able to bear arms in Plymouth Colony. [Ref] He was appointed to the Plymouth grand jury on 4 Jun 1645, but was ill and may not have served. [Ref, p. 293] He was admitted freeman on 2 Jun 1646. [Ref, p. 293] He was the constable in Barnstable on 6 Jun 1654. [Ref, p. 293] He was surveyor of highways on 7 Jun 1655. [Ref, p. 293] He was a selectman in Groton in 1655. [Ref, p. 293]
On 4 Aug 1634, Dolor was granted 25 acres in Cambridge. [Ref, p. 293] On 4 Jun 1635 he held this land and a house lot. [Ref, p. 293] He sold the 25 acres to Richard Girling on 25 Aug 1635. [Ref, p. 293] On 6 Apr 1640, Dolor was granted meadow land in Duxbury; 50 acres were laid out for him on 8 Aug 1640. [Ref, p. 293] On 20 Aug 1655, Roger Draper of Concord sold land and a house to Dolor. [Ref, p. 293] On 17 Jul 1658, Dolor sold Abraham Blush his house lot and land in Barnstable; this was acknowledged by Margery. [Ref, p. 294] When this was acknowledged again on 16 Feb 1667/[8?], Margery did not take part. [Ref, p. 294]
In his will, Dolor mentions his wife Joanna; his eldest son John; his sons Simon and Samuel; his daughter Mary; his son-in-law Lewis; his daughter Ruth Hall. [Ref, p. 294-5]
RUTH DAVIS (bp. 1644 - 1715)
Parents: Dolor Davis and Margery Willard [Ref]
Ruth Davis was baptised on 24 Mar 1644 in Barnstable. [Ref][Ref, p. 296] She died on 6 Jun 1715 in Plainfield. [Ref] She married Stephen Hall [Ref] on 3 Dec 1663 in Concord. [Ref]
Her father refers to Ruth as Ruth Hall in his will. [Ref, p. 294-5]
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