An American Family History

Elizabeth Fry Daggett

Daggett is also spelled Dogged, Doged and Doggett.
death's head
Detail of Winged Death's Head from Samuel Blanchard's tombstone.

Elizabeth Fry Daggett was probably born in England. Some sources have her parents as Jonas and Frances Humphrey, of Dorchester.

She married William Fry. Their children and life together are described in detail in the section on William and Elizabeth Fry.
Children of Elizabeth Fry Daggett
and William Fry

He left her a widow in 1642 and she inherited “his house & foure acres of land being his home lot. . . [and] The rest of [his] estate." It was unusual at that time for a woman to inherit. If she had had sons, they would have inherited.

She married her second husband Thomas Daggett (Doggett) about 1643. Thomas was born in 1607 in England. His first wife died in Concord on June 23, 1642.

Elizabeth died about 1653.
Old Style Calendar
Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used.

Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts was settled early by the English as a frontier outpost of  the Massachusetts Bay Colony.


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