DOYLE, Bartholomew, of Boston, Hingham and Rehoboth MA

Bartholomew Doyle was born possibly in Ireland,[1] say about 1700.[2] He died about 1730 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co MA.[3]

He first married Mary Mansfield in Boston, Suffolk Co MA, 12 Mar 1723/24.[4] Mary was born 27 Mar 1701 in Lynn, Essex Co MA, and died in 1727 in Hingham, Plymouth Co MA.

Bartholomew Doyle married second Elizabeth Sprague, a Mayflower descendant, on 1 Jan 1727/28 in Hingham, Plymouth Co MA.[5]

Elizabeth Sprague was born 15 Aug 1704 in Hingham, Plymouth Co MA, a daughter of James and Elizabeth (Fearing) Sprague.[6] Elizabeth married second Benjamin Wilson, possibly 15 Dec 1730.[7] She died after 9 Nov 1772.[8]

The only child of Bartholomew Doyle and his wife Elizabeth Sprague was a daughter Elizabeth, baptized 6 Sep 1730 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co MA. See “The Children of Elizabeth (Sprague) (Doyle) Wilson” at



© 2009, Kathy Alvis Patterson


[1] Pioneer Irish in New England, Some New England Irish of the First Quarter of the Eighteenth Century, page 304: Bartholomew Doyle, Boston, Mass. 1723.

[2] His first marriage was in 1724; his first wife was born in 1701 and his second wife in 1704.

[3] A daughter was born in 1730 in Rehoboth, and his widow remarried, possibly as early as 15 Dec 1730.

[4] NEHGR, (1946), Vol 100, p 239.

[5] Solomon Lincoln, Jr, History of the Town of Hingham, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, Hingham: Caleb Gill, Jr, and Farmer and Brown: 1827, 163. Robert S Wakefield, Mayflower Families in Progress: Robert Bartlett, family # 157, page 100. 

[6] Wakefield, loc cit.

[7] Benjamin’s first wife died 10 Jul 1731. Either the first wife’s death date or the date of the second marriage is probably mistaken. This confusion has kept descendants of Elizabeth’s second marriage from being accepted in to the Society of Descendants of the Mayflower. See Wakefield, loc cit.

[8] Deed, Bristol Co MA LR57: 108.

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