According to my notes, the index for volumes 51-148 of "The New England Historical and Genealogical Register" lists George Dossett and wife Merril Hearne, vol. 110, pg. 252. There are several Dossetts listed in the index for vols. 1-50 and 51-148.I have looked at vol. 110, pg. 252, but did not make any notation about what I found, and have a line drawn through George and Meril's names.My local library does not have the New England Historical and Genealogical Register--I looked at a set in a town about a 1,000 miles from where I live while on vacation several years ago.If anyone has access to this set of books, please look up George and Merril and tell us what it says, if anything.
By 1639, a man sometimes referred to as John Dosset and Dossit was living in Boston.Not long afterward, he moved to Baintree, Mass.For example, the records of the town of Braintree, Norfolk Co., Mass. record that in November 1656:"A high way layd out by the Selectmen in the old field of goodman Hoydin to carry or bring his corne out of his land by John Dossits land, Senior, which way is layd and appoined to lye in the line between Deacon Basse & John Dosset Senior . . ."Sanual A. Bates, ed. Records of the Town of Braintree, Mass, 1640-1793, pg. 7.His surname also appears on some records as Dorsett and Dusett, but most of the time appears as Dassett.His known children and grandchildren are shown in records with the surname Dassett.
According to the index, a William Dossett is mentioned in vol. 77, pg. 123 of The New England Historical and Genealogical Register.Although William was on my list to look at, I overlooked him and thus I do not know what is said about William.