William Hayden (1600 - 1669)

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Birthplace: Keynsham, Bath and North East Somerset, UK
Death: Died in Killingworth, Middlesex, CT, USA
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About William Hayden

(f/g) William Hayden Birth: 1600 Keynsham, England Death: Sep. 27, 1669 Killingworth Middlesex County Connecticut, USA

He came over on the MARY & JOHN in 1630 at about the age of 30 years, living first at Dorchester where he became a freeman there in 1634. In 1643, he removed to Windsor and was a soldier in Captain John Mason's mounted troops from 1657 to 1658 in the Pequot War, the first troop of it's kind in the colony. William Hayden was credited with saving the Captain's life by cutting the string on the bow of an Indian who was going to shoot him. The bow was passed down through the family for years and eventually given to the Connecticut Historical Society. He was given a grant of land for his service.

In 1665, he settled in Killingsworth and was deputy to the General Court in Hartford in 1667.

His first wife (name unknown) died in 1655. The church records say only ".. the death of the wife of William Hayden". He married secondly my ancestor, MARGARET (BIRDSEYE) WILCOXSON, the widow of WILLIAM WILCOXSON (also my ancestor). His son, Daniel, married Hannah Wilcoxson, daughter of my ancestor, William & Margaret (Birdseye) Wilcoxson.

Family links:

 Margaret Birdseye Hayden (1610 - 1675)
 Margaret Harvey Wilcockson Hayden (1611 - ____)
 Daniel Hayden (1639 - 1713)

Inscription: WILLIAM HAYDEN A Native of England One of the First Settlers of Dorchester Removed to Windsor 1643 and to Killingworth, Conn. Where He Died September 27, 1669 His Wife Died at Killingworth 1655

Burial: Palisado Cemetery Windsor Hartford County Connecticut, USA Created by: Nareen, et al Record added: Jun 24, 2004 Find A Grave Memorial# 8979208 -tcd

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Keynsham, Bath and North East Somerset, UK
September 27, 1669
Age 69
Killingworth, Middlesex, CT, USA
Windsor, Hartford, CT, USA