Edward Bangs was born circa 28 October 1591 in Panfield, Essex, England, United Kingdom to John Bangs (c1560-1631) and Jane Chavis (c1565-1632) and died 19 October 1677 Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes. He married Lydia Hicks (1612-1663) 1623 in Panfield, Essex, England, United Kingdom. He married Rebecca Unknown Bangs (c1611-1665) 1635 in England, United Kingdom.

Research Notes

On 22 June 1651 Edward Bangs of Eastham, yeoman, and Rebecca his wife, sold to "Mannasses Kemton" of Plymouth, yeoman, forty acres of upland in Plymouth [PCR 12:209]. Edward Bangs served on a dozen juries and on four grand juries between Oct. 1636 and Nov. 1643, and performed the usual minor services as a viewer, appraiser, and tax assessor. He was interested in the purchase of Nauset (Eastham), and his was one of the seven families which removed there about Apr. 1644. At the first town meeting in 1646, Edward was elected Treasurer, and held that office for nineteen years. He was said to have been Deputy in 1647, 1650-1, and other years. In 1656-7 he was licensed to sell "wine and strong waters" at Eastham.

His will, dated 19 Oct. 1677, giving his age as 86 years, was probated 5 Mar. 1677/8, and named all his children (below) except Rebecca, whose children were bequeathed 12 pounds. No wife was mentioned in the will.

2nd Wife Rebecca

Edward did NOT marry Rebecca Hobart! Birthplace, parents, and wife Rebecca's surname, are NOT known. A previous submitter wrote a good explanation and suggests the work of a fraudulent genealogist that may be the source of the mistakes:

Rebecca Hobart is not proven to be the wife of Edward Bangs: Robert Charles Anderson in The Great Migration Begins, Vol 1, p. 90 (Edward Bangs) writes:

"Citing a supposed entry in the Hobart diary, Mary Walton Farris suggested that Rebecca was daughter of Edward Hobart of Hingham, but this entry may not have existed, and the identity of Rebecca (___) Bangs remains unknown [NEHGR 121:4, 56]."


Offspring of Edward Bangs and Lydia Hicks (1612-1663)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Bangs (1634-1708)

Offspring of Edward Bangs and Rebecca Unknown Bangs (c1611-1665)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Pandora Bangs (1635-)
Edward Bangs (c1635-1746)
Rebecca Bangs (1636-1692) 1 October 1636 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 21 November 1692 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Jonathan Sparrow (1632-1707)
Sarah Bangs (1638-1681)
Jonathan Bangs (1640-1729) January 1640 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States 9 November 1728 Brewster, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States Mary Mayo (1652-1711)
Lydia Bangs (1642-1705) 1642 Barnstable County, Massachusetts 1705 Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Benjamin Higgins (1640-1691)
Hannah Bangs (1644-1677) 1644 Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts October 1677 Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts John Doane (1635-1708)
Joshua Bangs (1646-1711)
Bethia Bangs (1650-1696)
Mercy Bangs (1651-1696)
Apphia Bangs (1651-1722) 15 October 1651 Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts 12 June 1722 Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts John Knowles (1633-1705) John Knowles (1633-1705) Stephen Atwood (1651-1722)


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