About Samuel Hayward
Samuel Hayward, (abt 1646-abt 1695)
- Nicholas Hayward, (born before 1612 - died 1656), merchant of London
- Martha Washington (1649-1697). Daughter of Lawrence Washington & Amphyllis Twigden. No children.
- Hayward, Samuel, came to Virginia about 1675. His father, Nicholas Hayward, had extensive business with Virginia and was a well known notary public in London. Samuel was clerk of Stafford county and in 1685 was a member of the house of burgesses for the county. He married Martha, sister of John and Lawrence Washington, the immigrant ancestors of the Washington family of the Northern Neck. His sister married Richard Foote, of London, who came to Virginia and was ancestor of the Foote family. His son Samuel was English consul at Venice in 1741. source: Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, page 216
- From Virginia Magazine of History & Biography, Vol. 7, No. 1, July 1899: Samuel settled in Virginia, was the clerk of Stafford County, and a member of the House of Burgesses. About 1689 Nicholas Hayward, the younger, together with his brother, Samuel, Richard Foote, Robert Bristow (the last two, merchants of London) and George Brent of "Woodstock" in Virginia, purchased from the proprietors of the Northern Neck , 30,000 acres of land, in the present Prince William County, then in Stafford, which they called Brent Town or Brenton. Portions of this land long remained in the possession of the descendants of the four purchasers.
- Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham. Plantagenet ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families. Page 755. (see document, attached.)