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Nicknames: "John Haden", "John Heiden Snr. of Braintree"
Birthplace: perhaps , Hinton Blewitt, Somerset, England
Death: Died in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Occupation: came over on the John and Mary in 1630. Iron Works.
Managed by: Noah Gregory Tutak
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About John Hayden

John Hayden of Dorchester and Braintree. Parents unknown. NOT the brother of William Hayden of Connecticut (d 1669). Married Susanna; 9 children. NOT the son of Gideon Hayden of St. Ottery David according to the Great Migration Project.

From the Great Migration Project:

  • ORIGIN: Unknown
  • MIGRATION: 1632
  • BIRTH: By about 1609 based on estimated date of marriage.
  • DEATH: Braintree between 31 October 1678 (date of will) and February 1681[/2?] (date of inventory).
  • MARRIAGE: By about 1634 Susanna _____, who was named in his will, and had been his "faithful companion for many years"; there is no indication of any earlier wife, and she was very likely the mother of all his children. Since John Hayden was in Dorchester by 1632, and the eldest child was probably born about 1634, the marriage most likely took place in Dorchester. She died by 3 October 1684.

CHILDREN:

  1. JOHN, b. say 1634; m. Braintree 6 April 1660 Hannah Ames.
  2. JOSEPH, b. say 1636; a "distracted or possessed child" (provided for in father's will); d. by 4 April 1695.
  3. SAMUEL, b. say 1638; m. Braintree 28 October 1664 Hannah Thayer.
  4. JONATHAN, b. Braintree 19 May 1640; m. Braintree 20 April 1669 Elizabeth Lad.
  5. HANNAH, b. Braintree 2 September 1642; she was married and presumably deceased by the time of her father's will, having had at least two children; the identity of her husband is unknown, although a search of Braintree men of the right age might allow such an identification.
  6. EBENEZER, b. Braintree 12 September 1645; m. by 1673 Hannah _____ (eldest known child b. Milton 13 January 1673).
  7. NEHEMIAH, b. Braintree 14 February 1647[8]; m. Braintree [blank] March 1678[/9] Hannah Neale.

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Jacobus suggested that William Hayden [said to be the brother of John Hayden] may have come from Hinton Blewitt, co. Somerset, England. Spear agrees, saying the idea that he was son of Gideon Hayden of Ottery St. Mary, Devon has been disproved. (He was identified earlier as son of Gideon of Ebford and Cadhay in Rev. William B. Hayden's "The Heydons in England and America", London 1877, p. 25.)

Stile's Hist. of Windsor, Conn. p.369 states that William Hayden and John Hayden probably brothers came from Hinton Blewet, Co. Somerset, England. This has yet to be proved.

See notes about ancestry:

John Hayden of Dorchester and Braintree, Massachusetts Bay Colony by William J. Dowell Copyright 2002 William J. Dowell

Again and again we read that Gideon Haydon and Margaret Davy of Cadhay House, Ottery St Mary, Devonshire, were the parents of John Hayden, the 1632 immigrant to Dorchester, Massachusetts.

However, tracing the origins of an early New England immigrant ancestor can be an extremely challenging exercise, not least because, in the past, genealogists have often reached firm conclusions based upon very inadequate evidence, such as a coincidence of names and dates. Frequently, New England settlers have been identified as members of gentry families in England, who were generally well documented. However, relatively few immigrants came from a gentry background; they were mostly tradesmen or yeomen. Thus the Gideon Haydon genealogy has gained wide acceptance among John Hayden's descendants in America, but without any proof beyond a coincidence of name and date.

On the other hand, there are two strong arguments against this genealogy. First, the Gideon Haydon family of Cadhay were adherents of the Church of England, and their sons, Gideon Haydon (1609-1680) and Nicholas Haydon (1620-1676), were ardent Royalists during the English Civil War, whereas our John Hayden was clearly a Puritan.

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Came over from England 1630

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JOHN HAYDEN, sometimes, perhaps then commonly, spelled Heiden, as in his will. Freeman, May 14, 1634. Of Dorchester, 1634. Of Braintree, 1640. The second entry in the Town Record of Births, is of his son Jonathan. Will dated Oct 31, 1678 ; proved July 26, 1684 ; recorded Suff. Prob., 6 : 483. Mentions wife Susanna, sons Ebenezer, Joseph, John, Nehe- miah, and Jonathan, the children of his deceased son Samuel, and dau. Hannah. Appoints his wife Susanna, with Samuel Thompson and Joseph Penniman, Executors. His widow Susanna, was living 1695. His children were—

2. John,8 b. , 1635; m. Hannah Ames, April 6, 1660.

3. Joseph,2 b. . Living as above, 1678.

4. Samuel," b. ; m. Hannah Thayer," 1664. [thatbb, 6.]

5. Jonathan," b. May 19, 1640; m. Elizabeth Ladd, April 20, 1669.

6. Hannah,2 b. April 7, 1642. Living as above, 1678.

7. Ebenezer,8 b. Sept. 12, 1645 ; m. Hannah .

8. Nehemioh," b. Feb. 14, 1647-8 ; m. Hannah Neale.

9. William," (perhaps ;J b. ; m. Hannah ; had Susanna,3 b. Sept.

23, 1666. He d. before 1678.

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JOHN HAYDEN

          B 1611 Somerset, Devonshire, England d 7-26-1682 Braintree, Mass.
                   m. 1634 Susanna Dullen b 1614 d 2-9-1684 Braintree, Mass.

John Hayden and a younger brother, William Hayden, came to New England aboard the ship 'John and Mary' which landed at Dorchester, Mass. in 1630. John probably moved to Braintree in 1640 as the birth of his son Jonathon is recorded on the second page of the Braintree records. He settled near the Iron Works and was connected with the First Iron Works in Mass.

Their children were:

        John b 1635 Dorchester, Mass d 5-29-1718 Braintree
                m. Hannah Ames    4-6-1660
        Joseph b 1636 d 1695  --  Many records show John Hayden's requests for county assistance for this "distracted or possessed child."
         Samuel b 1838 d 1675
                  m. Hannah Thayer 10-28-1664
         Jonathan b 5-19-1640 d 6-5-1718
                  m. 4-20-1669 Elizabeth Ladd
         Hannah b 2-7-1642 d 7-13-1669
                  unmarried
         Ebenezer b 12-7-1645 d 2-13-1717
                  m. prior 1679 Ann Thompson
        Nehemiah b 2-14-1647 d 1-12-1717
                   m. 3-16-1678 Hannah Neale

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Two brothers, William and John, came to America in 1630 on the "Mary and John" in the company of 300, landing in Dorchester, Mass. John, from whom we are descended later moved to Braintree, Mass. and William to Windsor, Conn. As early as 1883 the Hayden family had a reunion in Windsor, Conn with 300 people present. Prior to that reunion several had been to England and visited their relatives, the ancestral estates, looked up their "lines" and their coat of arms.

In the 1930's a Hayden quarterly was published for about 4 years called the Hayden Families and it has lately been published again. The Rev. William B. Hayden of Portland, Maine, a descendant of John, published a genealogy in 1887. At that time he could not quite pinpoint the parents of William and John but now it is in all the printed material Gideon was the father and presumably they have made the connection in the last 100 years. (See top of page for details on why John was not son of Gideon.)

According to the Rev. William B. Hayden's material the Norfolk Line included:

1. Thomas de Heydon of Heydon, in South Erpingham b. c. 1185 d. 1250. He was justice itinerant in Norfolk County in 1221. He was the first judge of Norfolk appointed under Magna Charta.

2. William Heydon, eldest son, succeeded him on the estate of Heydon. He was b about 1220 d 1272. He was no doubt the father of

3. John de Heydon, the judge and ancestor of the Devon line as the records state the judge was a younger son of one of the Norfolk family. This judge flourished in 1273. He was "younger brother of William who is the third of the Norfolk line, judge in this County Devon in the first year of the reign of Edward I (1273).

4. Robert Heydon appears to have been the first to change the spelling of the first syllable by inserting an a instead of e. He settled at Boughwood, an estate in the parish of Harpford. His wife's name was Joan.

5. Henry Haydon appears to have married his own cousin or near relation as this Juliann is stated to be "daughter and heir of Haydon of Ebford." Their son

6. William Haydon inherited Boughwood, followed by his son

7. Robert Haydon of Boughwood, who was succeeded by his son,

8. John Haydon of Boughwood, whose son,

9. Henry Haydon of Boughwood and Ebford, seems to have been the first to come into full possession of both estates. This was in the reign of Richard II, 1397. He was succeeded by his son, John, who did not have heirs so he was succeeded by his brother,

10. William Haydon of Lymston who married and had issue. The fourth son,

11. Richard Haydon was living on the estates during the reign of Edward IV, 1476. He was succeeded by his son,

12. Richard Haydon of Boughwood and Ebford, who was living there during Henry VIII's reign, 1522. He married daughter of Maurice Trent, Joan, and had three sons - Thomas of Boughwood and Ebford, John of Cadhay and George.

John incorporated the parish of Ottery St. Mary - 1st transfer from Romanists to Protestants. He married Joan, Heir of Cadhay, daughter of Hugh Granville, and John made this into a lovely estate. Being childless he left this to his grandnephew, Robert Haydon.

13. Thomas Haydon of Ebford, oldest son of Richard, married Joan, daughter of Richard Weeks and their son,

14. Thomas Haydon of Hills in Kilmiston, Boughwood and Ebford married Christine, daughter of Robert Tidersleigh of Tidersleigh in Dorsetshire. Their son,

15. Robert became heir to Cadhay and resided there. He married Joan, daughter of Sir Amias Paulet of George Hinton, Somerset and was living in 1620. He was succeeded by his eldest son,

16. Gideon Haydon, Esq. of Ebford and Cadhay, who married Margaret, daughter of John Davy of Creedy and they had seven sons and five daughters. He was succeeded by his eldest son Gideon but other sons, William and John came to America 1632-1633.

The author goes on to explain how this estate of Cadhay is still in the hands (when he visited in 1877) of heirs who had received it through the female lines. He surmised it had not changed hands for 700 years except by inheritance.

All of the Haydon/Haydens have been trying for YEARS to prove if John and William Hayden of the Mary and John Ship of 1630 did or did not belong to the Cadhay Manor Family of Gideon Hayden. I surely wanted them too also, but NO THEY DID NOT. William is NOT even listed on the family records and the John who is listed , married, stayed in England and raised a family there."

-------------------- Thanks to Stephan Clark who provided me with this source.

JOHN HAYDEN

ORIGIN: Unknown

MIGRATION: 1632

FIRST RESIDENCE: Dorchester

REMOVES: Braintree 1639

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Admission to Dorchester church before 14 May 1634 implied by freemanship; did not join reorganized Dorchester church after 1636.

FREEMAN: 14 May 1634 (seventh in a group of ten Dorchester men) [MBCR 1:369].

ESTATE: Land grants in Dorchester: 16 acre Great Lot, 16 January 1632/3 [DTR 1]; 8 acre Great Lot, 1 December 1634 [DTR 9]; acre and a half swamp, 17 April 1635 [DTR 11]; about 8 acres, 18 March 1637/8 [DTR 30]; 3 acres, Lot #68 in Meadows beyond Naponset [DTR 321]. By 18 January 1635/6 he had sold his "great lot on Roxbury bounds" [DTR 15].

In his will, dated 31 October 1678 and proved 26 July 1682, "John Heiden Snr. of Braintree ... being weak in body" bequeathed to "my dear wife Susanna who hath been my faithful companion for many years my whole visible estate excepting what I have disposed unto my son Ebenezer two acres of upland and one of meadow lying in Braintree ... during her natural life in order to the maintaining of my son Joseph and in case Joseph outlive his mother, the said estate shall be in the hands of my executors for the maintenance of the said Joseph during his natural life"; to "my loving wife to her own dispose all my moveable estate"; to "my son John after my wife's and son Joseph's decease so much as shall make him equal with what I have formerly given to any of his other brethren"; residue after wife and Joseph's death equally divided "between all my children, the children of my son Samuel to have a child's portion among them, and the children of my daughter Hannah"; "I do hereby confirm unto my son Nehemiah what I before gave him, viz: one end of my house and the rest mentioned in an instrument to that end provided he pay unto my executors for the benefit of my wife & Joseph the £30 in money which he oweth to me"; "my loving wife Susanna & my loving friends Samuel Thompson & Joseph Peniman" executrix & executors [SPR 6:483].

The inventory of the estate of "John Haiden Senior late of Braintry" was taken February 1681 and totalled £125 13s., of which £110 was real estate: "half a house, half a barn, and two acres adjoining," £30; "five acres of land on the other side of the brook next Deacon Bass," £50; and four acres of salt meadow in Milton, £30 [SPR 9:107].

At court on 3 October 1684, Susanna the widow and executrix of John Hayden having died without completing adminstration of the estate, John Hayden and Jonathan Hayden, two of the sons of the testator, were appointed administrators de bonis non, and gave a bond for the same on 9 February 1684[/5] [SPR 6:483, New Series 2:386]. On 3 February 1687 [sic, probably should be 1684] Samuel Tompson and Joseph Peniman attested that they had never accepted executorship [SPR New Series 2:386].

On 4 April 1695 an inventory "of the remaining estate of John Hayden of Brantrey deceased left unadministered by his widow Susanna Hayden" was entered, totalling £95, all real estate, being the same parcels as in the 1682 inventory [SPR 13:577].

Also on 4 April 1695 an administrator's account was entered, which included a charge of £20 "(f)or the sickness and funeral charges of the said deceased and of one of his sons; also of Susanna Heydon his widow" [SPR 13:578].

BIRTH: By about 1609 based on estimated date of marriage.

DEATH: Braintree between 31 October 1678 (date of will) and February 1681[/2?] (date of inventory).

MARRIAGE: By about 1634 Susanna _____, who was named in his will, and had been his "faithful companion for many years"; there is no indication of any earlier wife, and she was very likely the mother of all his children. Since John Hayden was in Dorchester by 1632, and the eldest child was probably born about 1634, the marriage most likely took place in Dorchester. She died by 3 October 1684 [SPR 6:483].

CHILDREN:

i JOHN, b. say 1634; m. Braintree 6 April 1660 Hannah Ames [BrVR 717].

ii JOSEPH, b. say 1636; a "distracted or possessed child" (provided for in father's will); d. by 4 April 1695 [SPR 13:577-78].

iii SAMUEL, b. say 1638; m. Braintree 28 October 1664 Hannah Thayer [BrVR 717].

iv JONATHAN, b. Braintree 19 May 1640 [BrVR 631]; m. Braintree 20 April 1669 Elizabeth Lad [BrVR 718].

v HANNAH, b. Braintree 2 September 1642 [BrVR 631]; she was married and presumably deceased by the time of her father's will, having had at least two children; the identity of her husband is unknown, although a search of Braintree men of the right age might allow such an identification.

vi EBENEZER, b. Braintree 12 September 1645 [BrVR 631]; m. by 1673 Hannah _____ (eldest known child b. Milton 13 January 1673).

vii NEHEMIAH, b. Braintree 14 February 1647[8] [BrVR 632]; m. Braintree [blank] March 1678[/9] Hannah Neale [BrVR 719].

COMMENTS: The move to Braintree must have taken place between 18 March 1637/8 (Dorchester land grant) and 19 May 1640 (birth of son Jonathan in Braintree).

On 6 June 1639 "John Hayden's fine, for entertaining a servant unlicensed, being done ignorantly, is remitted him" [MBCR 1:262].

On 27 October 1647 the General Court replied to the petition of John "Heyden for relief in regard of his own infirmity & his child bereaved of his senses" that if the church could not help them, it was fit they should be helped out of the public treasury, but otherwise they must take care of their own poor, as other towns do" [MBCR 2:199]. On 18 October 1648 it was voted that the court would give John Hayden £5 out of the impost on wines for his "distracted or possessed child" [MBCR 2:259, 3:140]. On 22 May 1651 the court answered another petition of "John Heydon of Brantry for relief in respect of his distracted child, as also some loss lately befallen him" and granted him £5 per year to be paid out of the town levy and the town to bear the rest of the charge, a payment still being made 23 May 1655 [MBCR 3:232, 329, 395]. On 19 October 1654, "Goodwife Heydon" was allowed 50s. from the country rate for the "relief of her distempered child" [MBCR 3:363].

In 1858 John Adams Vinton included in this family a son William, who had with wife Hannah a daughter Susanna born in Braintree on 23 September 1666 [The Vinton Memorial ... (Boston 1858), p. 323]; no such entry appears in the Braintree vital records, but there was a Susanna, daughter of Samuel and Hannah Hayden, born there on 28 September 1666 [BrVR 645]. Since this daughter Susanna is the only time the supposed William is seen, there is actually no evidence for the existence of William. Vinton also states that "[h]is widow Susanna, was living 1695," which misinterprets the probate record of that year, and must be the source for Savage's statement to the same effect.

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ORIGIN: Unknown MIGRATION: 1632 FIRST RESIDENCE: Dorchester REMOVES: Braintree 1639 CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Admission to Dorchester church before 14 May 1634 implied by freemanship; did not join reorganized Dorchester church after 1636. FREEMAN: 14 May 1634 (seventh in a group of ten Dorchester men) [MBCR 1:369]. ESTATE: Land grants in Dorchester: 16 acre Great Lot, 16 January 1632/3 [DTR 1]; 8 acre Great Lot, 1 December 1634 [DTR 9]; acre and a half swamp, 17 April 1635 [DTR 11]; about 8 acres, 18 March 1637/8 [DTR 30]; 3 acres, Lot #68 in Meadows beyond Naponset [DTR 321]. By 18 January 1635/6 he had sold his "great lot on Roxbury bounds" [DTR 15]. In his will, dated 31 October 1678 and proved 26 July 1682, "John Heiden Snr. of Braintree ... being weak in body" bequeathed to "my dear wife Susanna who hath been my faithful companion for many years my whole visible estate excepting what I have disposed unto my son Ebenezer two acres of upland and one of meadow lying in Braintree ... during her natural life in order to the maintaining of my son Joseph and in case Joseph outlive his mother, the said estate shall be in the hands of my executors for the maintenance of the said Joseph during his natural life"; to "my loving wife to her own dispose all my moveable estate"; to "my son John after my wife's and son Joseph's decease so much as shall make him equal with what I have formerly given to any of his other brethren"; residue after wife and Joseph's death equally divided "between all my children, the children of my son Samuel to have a child's portion among them, and the children of my daughter Hannah"; "I do hereby confirm unto my son Nehemiah what I before gave him, viz: one end of my house and the rest mentioned in an instrument to that end provided he pay unto my executors for the benefit of my wife & Joseph the £30 in money which he oweth to me"; "my loving wife Susanna & my loving friends Samuel Thompson & Joseph Peniman" executrix & executors [SPR 6:483]. The inventory of the estate of "John Haiden Senior late of Braintry" was taken February 1681 and totalled £125 13s., of which £110 was real estate: "half a house, half a barn, and two acres adjoining," £30; "five acres of land on the other side of the brook next Deacon Bass," £50; and four acres of salt meadow in Milton, £30 [SPR 9:107]. At court on 3 October 1684, Susanna the widow and executrix of John Hayden having died without completing adminstration of the estate, John Hayden and Jonathan Hayden, two of the sons of the testator, were appointed administrators de bonis non, and gave a bond for the same on 9 February 1684[/5] [SPR 6:483, New Series 2:386]. On 3 February 1687 [sic, probably should be 1684] Samuel Tompson and Joseph Peniman attested that they had never accepted executorship [SPR New Series 2:386]. On 4 April 1695 an inventory "of the remaining estate of John Hayden of Brantrey deceased left unadministered by his widow Susanna Hayden" was entered, totalling £95, all real estate, being the same parcels as in the 1682 inventory [SPR 13:577]. Also on 4 April 1695 an administrator's account was entered, which included a charge of £20 "(f)or the sickness and funeral charges of the said deceased and of one of his sons; also of Susanna Heydon his widow" [SPR 13:578]. BIRTH: By about 1609 based on estimated date of marriage. DEATH: Braintree between 31 October 1678 (date of will) and February 1681[/2?] (date of inventory). MARRIAGE: By about 1634 Susanna _____, who was named in his will, and had been his "faithful companion for many years"; there is no indication of any earlier wife, and she was very likely the mother of all his children. Since John Hayden was in Dorchester by 1632, and the eldest child was probably born about 1634, the marriage most likely took place in Dorchester. She died by 3 October 1684 [SPR 6:483]. CHILDREN: i JOHN, b. say 1634; m. Braintree 6 April 1660 Hannah Ames [BrVR 717].

ii JOSEPH, b. say 1636; a "distracted or possessed child" (provided for in father's will); d. by 4 April 1695 [SPR 13:577-78].

iii SAMUEL, b. say 1638; m. Braintree 28 October 1664 Hannah Thayer [BrVR 717].

iv JONATHAN, b. Braintree 19 May 1640 [BrVR 631]; m. Braintree 20 April 1669 Elizabeth Lad [BrVR 718].

v HANNAH, b. Braintree 2 September 1642 [BrVR 631]; she was married and presumably deceased by the time of her father's will, having had at least two children; the identity of her husband is unknown, although a search of Braintree men of the right age might allow such an identification.

vi EBENEZER, b. Braintree 12 September 1645 [BrVR 631]; m. by 1673 Hannah _____ (eldest known child b. Milton 13 January 1673).

vii NEHEMIAH, b. Braintree 14 February 1647[8] [BrVR 632]; m. Braintree [blank] March 1678[/9] Hannah Neale [BrVR 719].

COMMENTS: The move to Braintree must have taken place between 18 March 1637/8 (Dorchester land grant) and 19 May 1640 (birth of son Jonathan in Braintree). On 6 June 1639 "John Hayden's fine, for entertaining a servant unlicensed, being done ignorantly, is remitted him" [MBCR 1:262]. On 27 October 1647 the General Court replied to the petition of John "Heyden for relief in regard of his own infirmity & his child bereaved of his senses" that if the church could not help them, it was fit they should be helped out of the public treasury, but otherwise they must take care of their own poor, as other towns do" [MBCR 2:199]. On 18 October 1648 it was voted that the court would give John Hayden £5 out of the impost on wines for his "distracted or possessed child" [MBCR 2:259, 3:140]. On 22 May 1651 the court answered another petition of "John Heydon of Brantry for relief in respect of his distracted child, as also some loss lately befallen him" and granted him £5 per year to be paid out of the town levy and the town to bear the rest of the charge, a payment still being made 23 May 1655 [MBCR 3:232, 329, 395]. On 19 October 1654, "Goodwife Heydon" was allowed 50s. from the country rate for the "relief of her distempered child" [MBCR 3:363].

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John Hayden, of Dorchester & Braintree's Timeline

1606
November 2, 1606
Ebford,,DEVO,ENGL
November 2, 1606
Ottery St. Mary, Devon, Norfolk, England
1609
1609
Hinton Blewitt, Somerset, England
1634
1634
Age 25
Dorchester, Norfolk, Massachusetts
1635
May 12, 1635
Age 26
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
1635
Age 26
Braintree, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1636
1636
Age 27
Braintree, MA, USA
1640
1640
Age 31
Braintree, MA, USA
1642
April 7, 1642
Age 33
Braintree, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1645
September 12, 1645
Age 36
Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA