Rebecca Doggett

29 July 1655–6 October 1728 (Age 73)
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Doggett was born on 29 July 1655, in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Thomas Doggett, was 48 and her mother, Joanna Hampton, was 39. She married John Wilder on 30 November 1675, in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 6 October 1728, in her hometown, at the age of 73, and was buried in Hingham Cemetery, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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John Wilder
Rebecca Doggett
Marriage: 30 November 1675
Hannah Wilder
Elizabeth Wilder
Hannah Wilder
Rebecca Wilder
Mary Wilder
Ephraim Wilder
Isaac Wilder

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30 November 1675
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


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Name Meaning

English:1. nickname, probably with abusive connotations, from a diminutive of Middle English dogge ‘dog’ (Old English docga). 2. nickname from Middle English dogge ‘dog’ + heved ‘head’ (Old English hēafod).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Rebekah/ in entry for Mary/Wilder, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Mary in entry for Rebekah Wilder, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Rebekah in entry for Ephraim Wilder, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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