Thomas Hatfield, I (1600 - 1698)

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Birthplace: Almondbury, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Amsterdam/Milford, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
Managed by: Janice Kaye Garlington
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About Thomas Hatfield, I

Parents: Johis Hatfield (1589 Almondbury, West Yorkshire, England - ) and Elizabeth Bright (1580 - ), per Find A Grave Memorial # 57096973. Needs further research... Johis' Find A Grave Memorial # 67199039.

Possible alternate birth year for Thomas Hatfield, I is 1602.

Thomas Hatfield, I was the first identifiable ancestor of the American branch of Hatfields.

Thomas was a religious dissenter who escaped religious persecution from the Crown, by fleeing to Leyden, Holland, with Dr. John Robertson and his congregation. He went from Yorkshire, England to Leyden, Holland about 1610 and was of the congregation of John Robinson's Church at the time of his marriage. He and his sons appear to have come to America about 1660. Thomas Hatfield I and Matthias Hatfield were weavers at New Haven and Elizabeth. Robinson had been an Anglican minister, but came to believe like the Puritans, that the church was becoming too much like the Roman Catholic Church. Because of the persecution of the Puritans and Separatists by King James I (1556-1625). Robinson and Thomas Hatfield ancestor left for Holland, arriving first in Amsterdam, and then moving to Leyden. Soon after the congregation settled in Leyden John Robinson was publicly ordained as their new minister. William Brewster became their ruling elder. People from all over England made their way to Leyden and in time, the congregation came to number several hundred.

Thomas' occupation was a woolcomber as a young man. He first appeared in New York in 1665. Thomas Hatfield, I and son Matthias were weavers at New Haven and Elizabeth, NJ.

Records of Thomas' marriage to Anna Hentem Cox (c. 3/14/1612 possibly in Englefield, Berkshire, England - date ?, Amsterdam, Hunterdon Co., NJ) give his surname as "Hadvelt"; other spelling seen: "Hetfelod" and "Hadfield". An alternate date of birth for Thomas is 09/23/1589, and it is possible that Anna was born about 1600. It is unclear if Anna was born in England or Holland. If she was born in England, and she and Thomas met in England, then they may have fled to Holland together. However, other accounts show Anna being born in Holland, and she and Thomas also being married in Holland. This would suggest that only Thomas fled England for Holland, and once there, met his future bride.

Children of Thomas, I and Anna Hentem (Cox) Hatfield: William (1621 - ); Joseph (1623 - ); Thomas, II/Jr.(1626 - 1696); and Mathias M Hatfield (1635 - 1687).

Anna Hentem (Cox) Hatfield is was buried in the Holland Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Holland, Hunterdon Co., NJ.

Her Find A Grave Memorial # 57096393.

-------------------- Birth: Mar. 4, 1602 Almondbury West Yorkshire, England Death: 1698 Amsterdam Hunterdon County New Jersey, USA

The first identifiable ancestor of the American branch of Hatfields was a religious dissenter who fled to Leyden, Holland with the Dr. John Robinson (Robertson) congregation. Robinson had been an Angelican minister but came to believe like the Puritans that the churcdh was becoming too much like the Roman Catholic Church. Because of the persecution of the Puritans and Separatists by King James I (1556-1625). Robinson and our Hatfield ancestor left for Holland, arriving first in Amersterdam, and then moving to Leyden. Soon after the congretation settled in Leyden John Robinson was publicly ordained as their new minister. William Brewster became their ruling elder. People from all over England made their way to Leyden and in tme, the congregation came to number several hundred.

Thomas, followed the Puritan exodus to Leyden, Holland. His last name was given as Hadvelt for is marriage to Anna.

He was a woolcomber as a young man. First appeared in New York in 1665 The last name spelling differed in several records (Hetfelod, Hadvelt, Hadfield)

Also has a son Thomas Jr.


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Parents:
 Johis Hatfield (1589 - ____)
 Elizabeth Bright Hatfield (1580 - ____)

Spouse:
 Anna Hentem Cox Hatfield (1612 - ____)

Children:
 William Hatfield (1621 - ____)*
 Joseph Hatfield (1623 - ____)*
 Thomas Hatfield (1626 - 1696)*
 Mathias M Hatfield (1635 - 1687)*
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Burial: Oak Hill Golf Course Burial Ground Holland (Hunterdon County) Hunterdon County New Jersey, USA



      
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Thomas Hatfield, I's Timeline

1600
March 4, 1600
Almondbury, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
1621
May 1, 1621
Age 21
Leyden, Netherlands
1621
Age 20
1623
1623
Age 22
1624
1624
Age 23
Leyden, Holland, Netherlands
1635
1635
Age 34
1640
August 25, 1640
Age 40
Danzig, Prussia
1698
1698
Age 97
Amsterdam/Milford, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
????
Holland, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States