Jane Doty Bostwick


Jane (Anne or Jane Anne) Doty was born about 1745. She may have been the daughter of Jabez and Mary Ann Price Doty. If so, her father was "of New York City" at the time of her birth. Then her brother, John Doty, would become rector of St. George's Anglican church in Schenectady and later chaplain of a Loyalist regiment.

During the summer of 1766, she married Augustus Bostwick. Their marriage may have been childless or she could have been the mother of two sons. About that time, the new couple settled in Albany where Augustus joined St. Peter's Anglican church.

These Bostwicks lived modestly in Albany until Augustus's death prior to 1779 when "widow Bostwick" was listed as the owner on a first ward assessment roll. In 1788, her home and holdings were assigned small assessments. In 1790, Jane was the head of a first ward household that included herself and one boy.

In December 1791, she was identified as the niece and heir in the will of John Price.

Jane Doty Bostwick may have been alive as late as August 1815 and may have removed to Quebec at any time after 1790 - the last community-based reference to her in Albany.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Jane Doty Bostwick is CAP biography number 1877. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 4/20/07