1854. Edward BANGS
(924) was born in 1591. He was baptised
on 28 Oct 1591 in Panfield, Essex, England. He died in Feb 1677/78 in Eastham,
MA. IMMIGRANT - 1623 - PASSENGER ON THE ANNE. "He came to America in the
Anne in 1623 along with the Hicks family and by 1627 he had married Lydia and
they had two sons, evidenced by the four shares they received in the 1627 cattle
division. He and John Doane were appointed to divide meadow in 1633 and the
next year he and several others were appointed to lay out roads at Plymouth.
He was one of the assessors of Plymouth in 1634 and 1635, one of the committee
to view the hay ground and assist in laying it out in 1637. He was on the grand
jury several times and was an arbitrator also. Edward was a shipwright. He
superintended the building of a barque at Plymouth in 1642 and contributed one-sixteenth
part of the amount raised for its construction. Ships had been built earlier
in the Bay Colony, but it is believed that this was the first vessel built entirely,
not just upgraded or remodeled, in Plymouth Colony. ... In 1644 the Bangs family
was one of seven who moved with Assistant Governor Thomas Prence to settle Nauset,
out on Cape Cod. Plymouth was reluctant to have such new settlements established
because they weakened and diminished her control over church and government affairs.
On the other hand it was inevitable that people would want to go where they
felt there were better lands and more opportunities for their growing families.
... Edward Bangs was elected town treasurer. A meeting house for worship was
built. ... Edward was one of the first deputies to the General Court from Nauset
in 1647 and in other years, and a surveyor of highways in 1647, 1650 and 1651.
In this last year the General Court 'ordered that the town of Nauset be henceforth
called and known by the name of Eastham.' This was when Stephen Atwood and some
other new settlers came. It was still wilderness. ... In 1656/7 Edward Bangs,
'who was engaged in merchandise, was duly licensed to draw and sell spirituous
liquors,' with orders not to sell to the Indians. He continued to serve the
town in various ways, but Paine says after 1659 'he took but little interest
in public matters.' He was then about seventy years old." (Bonnie Hubbard)
He was married to Lydia HICKS by 1627 in MA.
was born in 1612 in England. She was baptised on 6 Sep 1612 in England.
She died before 1677. IMMIGRANT - 1623 - PASSENGER ON THE ANNE Children were:
927 i. Sarah BANGS.
ii. Apphiah* BANGS(925) was born on 15 Oct 1651 in Eastham, MA. She died about 1707. NOTE: "COLLAPSED PEDIGREE" - APPHIAH'S SISTER SARAH IS THE GREAT GRANDMOTHER OF DEBORAH SEARS WHO MARRIED JOSEPH C. ATWOOD. APPHIAH IS THE PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER OF JOSEPH C. SEE APPHIAH** FOR INFORMATION ABOUT HER LIFE, HUSBAND JOSEPH ATWOOD AND THEIR DESCENDANTS. SEE APPHIAH** FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HER LIFE AND FAMILY.
iii. Mercy BANGS(926) was born on 15 Oct 1651 in Eastham, MA. Apphiah's twin. Mercy married on the same day that Apphiah married John Knowlesl
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