It is your Web Master belief that many Doak individuals were on the ship
"Elizabeth" when it docked at Boston in late 1718. No records of
passengers were kept in those days of those disembarking at Boston nor were
records kept of those going aboard ships in Ireland. So we are left to surmised
what was true from a few meager records that do exist. The only record we
actually have of Doak arrivals was a notice in the Boston Selectmans' Minutes of
1719 stating that Robert Doak and two sons were "warned out" of Boston after
arriving on the "Elizabeth". Only passengers stating they intended to stay in
Boston were subject to being warned out. Other passengers could leave the ship
and head off for other places with no record ever being made of their having
been aboard the ship or in Boston. After 1718, other records start showing up,
proving that Doak individuals were marrying and having children all around the
Boston area and as far west as Pennsylvania. It is probably true that only
Robert is shown as being warned out along with his two sons who were "of age". Other members of his large family, including his wife, would not be mentioned. Other members of his family such as brothers, sisters and aunts and uncles might
also not be mentioned at the time. Many records are available later at many
geographic locations mentioning these people by name. It is from these records
and by exercising some logic, that your Web Master has drawn up a family tree
reflecting the Doak family members where were probably on the "Elizabeth" in
1718. All entries in the Tree can be proven as real people that lived in
actual places. Where your Web Master has exercised some judgment is in the
connection between individuals. It will be left to future Doak
researchers to either proof or disprove the contents of this tree.
||Descendents of Samuel Doak of Ireland - Arrived
aboard the "Elizabeth" in 1718. Starts with Samuel's son
Robert, immigrant to Boston 1718.
||Click to expand the above. Ignore the black
area. Scroll the white area. It is HUGE! Shows 4 generations
starting with Robert and Margaret.
This Tree is very very wide and will
require lots of scrolling. Sorry about that.