William Hayden (1608 - 1669) MP

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Birthplace: Perhaps , Hinton Blewitt, Somerset , England
Death: Died in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut
Occupation: Farmer, owned stone quarry
Managed by: Brandt Joseph Gibson
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About William Hayden

William Hayden, original proprietor of the Hartford Colony. Parents unknown. Possibly the brother of John Hayden, of Dorchester & Braintree.

NOT the son of Gideon Hayden, Esq., of Ebford & Cadhay. This has been disproven according to the Great Migration Project.

"William and John Hayden (brothers) came to America on the ship 'Mary and John' arriving at Dorchester, MA, in 1630. Their origins are reported to be near the borders of Somerset and Devonshire, England. William settled in Hartford, CT, around 1636 where he served in the Pequot War saving the life of Capt. John Mason in the fight of Mystic Fort. In 1642 he moved near to Windsor, CT, and served in Major Mason's Troop between 1657 and 1658. He finally settled at Killingworth in 1665."

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According to the research done on the ship Mary & William at http://www.maryandjohn1630.com/passengerlist_c.html William and John are on the "Possible" list of passengers. (Other categoreis are "Certain" or "Probable".

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Biographical Summary:

William Hayden, Dorchester, came probably in the "Mary and John," 1630; removed to Connecticut; served in the Pequot War; land granted to his heirs, 1671, for his services; an original proprietor at Hartford; his home-lot, in 1639, was on the road to the Neck; he sold this lot February 9, 1642-3, at about which time he bought lands in Windsor, "towards Pine Meadow." He remained in Windsor until 1664, when he removed to Fairfield, and from there to Killingworth, in 1665; deputy from K. 1667. His first wife died in Windsor in 1655, and he married (2) Margaret, widow of William Wilcockson, in Fairfield. He died in Killingworth, September 27, 1669.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), pages 242-243. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books

origins

Jacobus suggested that William 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.)

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William Hayden, of Hartford's Timeline

1608
1608
Hinton Blewitt, Somerset , England
1639
1639
Age 31
Massachusetts
1640
September 2, 1640
Age 32
Stamford, Fairfield Co, Connecticut
1642
February 2, 1642
Age 34
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
1648
June 6, 1648
Age 40
Windsor, Hartford, CT
1658
1658
Age 50
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
1669
September 27, 1669
Age 61
Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut
1669
Age 61
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1996
February 3, 1996
Age 61
October 10, 1996
Age 61