Edward BANGS

Male Abt 1592 - 1678  (~ 86 years)


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  • Name Edward BANGS  [1, 2, 3
    • Edward Bangs, one of the seven who began the settlement at Nausett in 1645, came over from England in the Ann in 1623, a fellow passenger with Nicholas Snow. At this period he was about thirty-two years of age, but whether a married or single man is not positively known. In the beginning of the year 1624, it having been decided to allow each person who came over in the first three ships, one acre apiece to be laid out near the settlement as possible, for planting land, which each was to use for seven years, the records show that "Bangs" was assigned four acres "towards Eel River," while Nicholas Snow was allowed the use of one acre. From this fact, it has been supposed Mr. Bangs was a married man with children at this early date. Mr. Bangs is mentioned in the records as being of John Jenney's company, which numbered thirteen persons, and to which "the twelfth lot" of cattle fell at the division, May 22, 1627. to this company "fell" says the record, "the great white back cow, which was brought over with the first in the Ann." both Bradford and Morton say the first neat cattle were brought over in the year 1624....

      Mr. Bangs was the first treasurer of Eastham, after the settlement in 1645. He was a surveyor of highways in 1647, 1650 and 165, and perhaps a deputy to the court in 1652, which year he was also of the Grand Inquest. In 1657 he was allowed "to draw wine" and strong water at Eastham, with instructions not to sell to the Indians. In 1658, he agreed to find "2 horses and 2 men for the country's service," upon the town providing "sufficient furniture for them." In 1659, he "promised freely" to find "a man and horse with complete furniture, for the term of one year for the country's service." Upon an order of the court to appoint overseers of the poor, with Nicholas Snow and Richard Higgins, he was appointed for Eastham in 1659. After this he took but little interest in public matters.

      Whether Mr. Bangs was more than once married, it is impossible to determine. His wife, in 1651, was called Rebecca. If she were his only wife, she was a daughter of Robert Hicks, who died at Scituate in 1647, as he mentions his grandson, John Bangs, in his will, which would indicate that John Bangs' mother was a daughter and that she had been or was the wife of Edward Bangs.

      Mr. Bangs died at Eastham, about the last of February in the year 1677-8, at the age of about 86 years, leaving no wife. HIs will, a lengthy document, in which he makes known his age, bears date Oct. 19, 1677. It was presented for proof at Plymouth, March 5, 1677/8, Mr. John Freeman and Mr. Thomas Crosby upon oath, testifying as to its being his last will. [1]
    Born Abt 1592  Chechester, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Will 19 Oct 1677  [3
    Died Feb 1678  Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Notes 
    • Excerpts from Genealogical Records: Pilgrim Genealogies and Histories: He arrived at Plymouth in 1623 in the "Ann." He was made a freeman 1633, and removed to Eastham in 1644 with the planters of that town, where he served as a Grand-Juryman, overseer of the Board. He was a Deputy to the Colony Court for four or five years. The first vessel built in Plymouth was a barque of 40 or 50 tons, and Edward Bangs had charge of the construction.
    Person ID I03574  Main Tree
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2016 

    Family Rebecca HICKS,   d. Bef 1647 
    Married Between 1635 and 1637  [3
    Children 
     1. Rebecca BANGS,   b. Between 1636 and 1637, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 19 Oct 1677  (Age ~ 41 years)  [Natural]
     2. Jonathan BANGS,   b. Abt 1641, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Nov 1729, Brewster, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years)  [Birth]
     3. Bethia BANGS,   b. 28 May 1650, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1696  (Age 46 years)
     4. Apphia BANGS,   b. 15 Oct 1651, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1677  (Age > 27 years)  [Birth]
     5. Mercy BANGS,   b. 15 Oct 1651, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     6. Joshua BANGS,   b. Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1711  [Natural]
     7. Lydia BANGS,   b. Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1709  [Natural]
     8. Sarah BANGS,   d. Feb 1682/3  [Birth]
     9. Hannah BANGS,   b. Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1677  [Natural]
     10. John BANGS,   d. Between 27 Jan 1702 and 17 May 1708  [Birth]
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F02816  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1592 - Chechester, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Feb 1678 - Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S3601] Cape Cod Library of Local History and Genealogy Vol. 1, Leonard H. Smith Jr.

    2. [S02362] Genealogical Records: Pilgrim Genealogies and Histories, 1600s-1900s: Mayflower Planters, Cape Code Series Vol. II, Merchant Adventurers of England.

    3. [S02018] Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines Volume II by Mary Walton Ferris.