Banks, The plaque reads as follow: In Memoriam THE REVEREND BENJAMIN DOGGETT, M.A. Born at Ipswich, England In 1636 M.A. St. John's College Cambridge, 1662 Rector OF St. Mary's White Chapel Parish And Of Christ Church Parish In Lancaster County From 1670 Until His Death In 1682
erected 1959 by descendants of the Rev. Benjamin Doggett
It doesn't say that he is buried there but we think he is. His Will requested that he be buried in front of his Plupit in St. Mary's Whte Chapel Church and we have no reason to doubt that he was. Now that would have been the Pulpit in 1682, not where the pulpit is today. After the Rev war the original part of the building rotted down but the foundation is still evident. You have to guess where his pulpit would have been in 1682.
The church in 1682 was rectangular. In 1740, two wings were added to the original structure. The building was not used from 1776 to 1832 and the original part collapsed. In 1832 the two wings were joined making the building rectangular again but perpendicular to the original structure.
The Vestry records prior to 1739 have been lost or destroyed and there is no grave marker now. As a result, we have no real solid proof that the executors complied with his request by we assume that they did.
I have some other interesting information on the Doggetts. If you will send me your email address, I will share some of them with you.