Nicholas Wyatt (c.1620 - 1672)

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Birthplace: VA, USA
Death: Died in Anne Arundel, Maryland
Managed by: Tammy Swingle (Tucker)
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About Nicholas Wyatt

There is no primary documentation for him as a son of Rev. Hawte Wyatt, or indeed before he arrives in Maryland in 1649 with his wife and "her" daughter in tow.

Rather annoyingly, there was another and somewhat later Nicholas Wyatt, with better documented parentage, who also went from England to Virginia to Maryland (Prince George's rather than Anne Arundel).

Birth: said to be 1620, place uncertain (presumably Kent, England, if he is a son of Rev Wyatt. (There is also a Devonshire Wyatt family that has had a Nicholas every few generations.)

Death: 1673 Anne Arundel County Maryland, USA

Anne Arundel Gentry

One of the first settlers of the Severn was Nicholas Wyatt, Gent., a wealthy planter, who migrated in 1649 with the non-conformists from Virginia up the Severn along with his wife, Damaris, and her daughter, Mary.

Children of Nicholas and Damaris Wyatt 1. Sarah Wyatt Bland Dorsey, born 1650. 2. Samuel Wyatt, born ca 1657, died young.

In 1651 Nicholas Wyatt took up lands on the Severn nine miles west of Annapolis, called "Wayfield." Among his Maryland patents were "Wyatt's Harbor" and "Wyatt's Hill." Apparently Nicholas transported people into Maryland in exchange for land as he has several land grants in Anne Arundel County.

Nicholas Wyatt is usually associated as one of the Puritans of Virginia, but like several of the Dissenters, he became "convinced" of the Quaker beliefs and refused to take an oath. On October 10, 1662, he was fined 500 lbs. of tobacco or two months imprisonment without bail for refusing to bear arms.

Nicholas Wyatt died in 1674.

During his residence in Anne Arundel County he acquired one of the most affluent estates of his day. At his death the personal estate alone was appraised at ₤65,788. His will was dated December 10, 1671, and was probated in Anne Arundel County on January 22, 1673. Capt. Cornelius Howard wrote the will and testified that the testator did not appear to be in condition at that time to remember what he owned. Plantations were left to his minor son, Samuel, who died soon thereafter and to his daughter, Sarah, with his wife Damaris as the residuary heir.

The inventory was taken room by room which indicated the pretentiousness of his estate. Personalty was reported at the Outward Plantation, in the hall at the Lower Plantation, the parlor, hall chamber, porch chamber, staircase, parlor chamber, kitchen chamber, kitchen loft, in the quarters, milk house, cellar, cellar loft, kitchen buttery, and at the Landing. There were books, six framed pictures, also three other pictures, and a silver plate. At the Landing there were one servant man, one servant woman, and one negro slave. Also at the Landing were one boat 17 feet long appraised at ₤800, one 10 feet boat appraised at ₤500, a large canoe at ₤200, and an old boat at ₤100.

Damaris Wyatt was made executrix of her husband's will. Upon her subsequent marriage to Thomas Bland, Gent., attorney, there was a contest in chancery, in which Sarah Wyatt Dorsey, the heir, contended for the administration of the estate, on the ground of a subsequent revocation of the will of 1671. The case was decided in favor of the heir by her husband, Maj. Edward Dorsey, who administered.


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Children:
 Sarah Wyatt Dorsey (1657 - 1690)*
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Note: *Possibly the son of Rev. Haute Wyatt & Barbara Mitford or Anthony Wyatt & Mary Chapline. Wife's maiden name was Stockett. Ancestor of Sarah, Duchess of York, and outlaw brothers Frank and Jesse James.

 

Burial: Wyatt Plantation Annapolis Anne Arundel County Maryland, USA


Maintained by: meet Virginia Originally Created by: P Fazzini Record added: Jan 08, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 63896243

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Nicholas Wyatt's Timeline

1620
1620
VA, USA
1620
Virginia, United States
1647
1647
Age 27
South River, All Hallowes Parish, Anne Arundell, Maryland, United States
1653
1653
Age 33
Anne Arundel, MD, USA
1655
1655
Age 35
1657
1657
Age 37
Middle Neck, Wicomico County, Province of Maryland
1672
January 22, 1672
Age 52
Anne Arundel, Maryland
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Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States