Capt. John Wyatt, Sr.

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John Wyatt, Sr.

Birthplace: Boxley, Kent, England
Death: Died in Gloucester, Caroline County, Virginia Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Hawte Wyatt and Anne Wyatt
Husband of Mary Wyatt and Jane Wyatt
Father of William Wyatt; Edmund Wyatt; John Wyatt, Jr. and Anne Katherine Wyatt
Brother of Anne Eveleigh
Half brother of Edward Wyatt, Sr.; George Wyatt and Thomas Wyatt

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About Capt. John Wyatt, Sr.

John Wyatt I, the son of Rev. Haute Wyatt and his 2nd wife Anne Cox, was cared for by his grandmother Lady Jane Finch Wyatt, as his mother had died in 1631. He came to America as a young man and was claimed as a headright by Colonel Thomas Pettus in 1652. Pettus received 1,000 acres in Westmoreland County,Virginia, in a patent dated Feb. 10, 1652, for transporting 20 persons, including John Wyatt. See Nell Marion Nugent, Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol. 1, p. 389. John Wyatt I was twice married. Around 1650 he married Mary Cocke and had sons Edmund and William. After Mary's death John married Jane Osborne and had by her a son John and daughter Anne. John Wyatt I was mentioned in the will of his cousin Eleanor Wyatt, (1624-1649), the only child of Haute Wyatt's brother Henry. She died in 1649 in England and left a bequest of 40 pounds to John and 50 pounds to his sister Anne. See "Virginia Gleanings in England," Virginia Historical Magazine 31 (1923), 239. Anne later came to Virginia and was among the headrights claimed by John Ashley in 1653. There is a family tradition that John Wyatt I, known as Capt. John Wyatt, was a sea captain and ran a line of merchant ships between England and Barbados. "Possibly Rev. Haute's son John was the Capt. John Wyatt, of York, 1646-65, at whose house in 1655 Maj. William Wyatt and others witnessed 'an acknowledgment by the protector of the young king of the Chicksoyacks to Edward Wyatt.'" See P. Stacy, "Major William Wyatt of St. Stephen's," Tyler's Quarterly Magazine 26 (October 1944), 119.

Y-DNA studies are inconclusive due to uncertainties in various lines; but there are two loose groups of I-M253 profiles, one of which traces back to a "Conquest Wyatt 1652/4-1708/9" whose general information is a very close match to what is known about the Conquest Wyatt who was the son of Edward Wyatt, a confirmed son of Rev. Haute Wyatt by his first wife. One "John Wiatt ca. 1735-1795" is a dead-on match to 25 markers (the Conquest test stopped at 25), and another "John Wiatt 1732-1805", tested in two lines, is close enough to be related. If any line proves out, it will probably be the second ("Conquest") I-M253 one.

Lines claiming descent from "Rev. Haute Wyatt" or "Sir Thomas Wyatt" match neither this group nor each other - the "Haute Wyatt" line tests R-P311, and the "Sir Thomas Wyatt" line tests R-M269. There are too many differences for them to be related so recently as the 15th century, so in all probability neither one is a valid line.

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Capt. John Wyatt, Sr.'s Timeline

July 18, 1621
Haxey, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
Boxley, Kent, England
Age 21
Age 25
Gloucester County, Virginia Colony
Age 26
Northern Neck region, Virginia
Age 27
Age 35
Gloucester, Caroline County, Virginia Colony