Edward Bangs came to Plymouth in 1623 on the ship Anne. Mary Walton Ferris wrote that he was from Panfield, Essex, but didn’t offer substantive proof.
After living at Plymouth for over 20 years, he became one of the first settlers of Eastham, where he was living by 1645.
Edward married first, by about 1633, Lydia Hicks, baptized St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey, 6 Sept 1612, daughter of Robert Hicks (TAG 51:58); she apparently died within a year or two. He married, second, by about 1635, Rebecca (maiden name unknown). Some researchers give her maiden name as Hobart, but significant proof has not been found.