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John Hoyt, Sr.

Also Known As: "Haight", "Hyatt"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Upwey, Dorset, England
Death: Died in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Simon Hoyt and Joan Hoyt
Husband of Mary Elizabeth Purdy and Frances Hoyt
Father of Mary Brown; Frances Colby; John Hoyt, Jr.; Thomas Hoyt; Elizabeth Hoyt and 12 others
Half brother of Alice Crocker; Walter Hoyt; Nicholas Hoyt; Agnes Hoyt; Alexander Hoyt and 8 others

Managed by: Christopher Garland
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Immediate Family

About Sgt. John Hoyt

Sgt John Hoyt Memorial Photos Flowers Edit Share Learn about sponsoring this memorial... Birth: Mar. 12, 1614 Dorset, England Death: Feb. 29, 1688 Amesbury Essex County Massachusetts, USA

He married Frances Tewksbury about 1633

JOHN, 4th known child of Simon Hoyt by his 1st wife, was born say 1625. He married (1) by about 1650 _____ _____. He married (2) about 1659 Mary (Brundish) Purdy, widow of Francis Purdy. (John Hoyt's daughters, Mary, who probably married Hachaliah Brown, and Rachel, who married John Horton [not Norton], were apparently born in the early 1650s, as they married men born in the 1640s; we know that the widow of Francis Purdy had married John Hoyt because her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth (Brown) Purdy, in 1678 asked that "my father John Hoit and my brother Thomas Browne might stand overseers, or my brother Hacaliah Browne," but Francis Purdy died in 1658. Source: Anderson's Great Migration Begins

Cenotaph: He is named on the First Settlers monument at Golgotha Cemetery in Amesbury


Family links:

Parents:
 Simon Hoyt (1595 - 1657)
 Joan Stoodley Hoyt (____ - 1630)

Children:
 Frances Hoyt Colby (1636 - 1720)*
 John Hoyt (1638 - 1696)*

Siblings:
 John Hoyt (1614 - 1688)
 Walter Hoyt (1618 - 1699)*
 Nicholas Hoyt (1620 - 1655)*
 Alexander Hoyt (1623 - ____)*
 John Hoyt (1625 - 1688)*
 Agnes Hoyt (1626 - ____)*
 Mary Hoyt Lyon (1632 - ____)**
 Moses Hoyt (1634 - ____)**
 Joshua Hoyt (1639 - ____)**
 Miriam Hoyt Firman/Forman (1641 - ____)**
 Samuel Hoyt (1643 - ____)**
 Samuel Hoyt (1643 - 1720)**
 Benjamin Hoyt (1644 - 1736)**
 Sarah Hoyt Finch (1647 - 1713)**
 Sarah Hoyt Finch (1647 - ____)**
  • Calculated relationship
    • Half-sibling

Burial: Golgotha Burial Ground * Amesbury Essex County Massachusetts, USA

  • Memorial Site [?]

Created by: Scott Connor Barnard Record added: Jul 14, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 54958216

Added by: Jason Hoyt


Cemetery Photo Added by: Jason Hoyt


- Keeper of the Stars

Added: Jan. 26, 2016

- kathrynwitte

Added: Jul. 22, 2015

John Hoyt - Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian

Added: Mar. 25, 2015

Family links:

Parents:
 John Hoyt (1614 - 1688)

Spouses:
 John Colby (1633 - 1674)
 John Barnard (1655 - 1718)*

Children:
 Thomas Colby (1667 - ____)*
 Dorothy Barnard Currier (1677 - 1765)*

Sibling:
 Frances Hoyt Colby (1636 - 1720)
 John Hoyt (1638 - 1696)*
  • Calculated relationship

Burial: Unknown


Created by: Paula Towne McRonald Record added: Jan 21, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 83820543


- Family Tree Climber

Added: May. 10, 2016

- Connie (Cross) Krueger

Added: Mar. 19, 2016

In Memory of my 8th Great Grandmother, Frances Hoyt Barnard. - Margaret Hamby

Added: Jul. 30, 2015

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This is almost all completely incorrect GMDIR p 171 Unknown; 1639; Salisbury, Amesbury [SyTR 7; Lydia Harmon Anc 57-65; Pillsbury Anc 579-83]

Y DNA evidence proves he was not related to Simon. Robert Charles Anderson Great Migration study shows he has no relationship to Simon. He had two wives named Francis but the maiden name of both is unknown.

m1 before 1635 Frances(1) Unknown (some say she was Mary Frances Jewell) (who d 23 12m 1642); children (last three documented; first two supposed):

  • 1. Frances, b abt 1635; m1 John Colby; m2 John Barnard[7] m 1st John Colby, 14 Jan. 14, 1655/6; m. 2nd John * Barnard, 27 Dec. 1676. She d. in Amesbury, Jan. 2, 1720-1, probably aged about 85 years. (p. 20)[8]
  • 2. John Hoyt born about 1639; m 23 Jun 1659 Mary Barnes.[9], daughter of William and Rachel Barnes.[8]
  • 3. Thomas, twin, s John and Frances, 1: 11:m 1640 (1 Jan 1640/1)[8][10] m. Mary Brown, dau. of William and Elisabeth Brown, of Salisbury. (p. 23)[8]
  • 4. Gregorie, twin, s John and Frances, 1: 11m: 1640 1 Jan 1640;[8][10] d 1:11m: 1641 (1 Jan 1641/2) (p.24)[8][8]
  • 5. Elizabeth, d John and Frances, 23: 12 m: 1642 (23 Feb 1642/3)[8][10] NOTE: Day first wife died; therefore John's first wife likely died from complications related to childbirth.

m2 abt 1643 Frances(2) Unknown (some say she was Frances Tuxberry; Torrey says his first wife might have been a Tuxberry[11]) (who d aft 1664); children:

  • 4. Sarah, d John and Frances [2d w Ct. R.], 16: 11m: 1644;(16 Jan 1644/5 (p. 24)[8][10] d 26:12m:1644[10]
  • 5. Mary d John and Frances [2d w ct. r], 20: 12m: 1645 (20 Feb 1645/6);[10] probably married Christopher Bartlet, of Newbury Dec. 19 or 17, 1663. (p. 24)[8]
  • 6. Joseph, s John and Frances, 2d w., 13: 3m: 1648 (13 May 1648); d 19:2m:1648 (19 April 1648) according to the records. Probably a mistake in the month of one record. (p. 25)[8][10]
  • 7. Joseph, s John and Frances, 2d w., 27: 9m: 1649 (27 Nov 1649);[10][8] d 24:11m:1649 (24 Jan 1649/50.(p.25)[8][10]
  • 8. Marah, d John and Frances, 2d w., 24: 9m: 1653 (24 Nov 1653); d 1:10m:1653 (1 Dec 1653).[8][10]
  • 9. Naomy, d John and Frances, 2d w., 23: 11m: 1654 (23 Jan 1654/5);[8][10] probably m. John Lovejoy, Andover, March 23, 1677-8. (p. 25)[8]
  • 10. Dorethie, d. John and Frances, 2d w., 13: 2m: 1656 (13 April 1656) (p. 25)[8][10]
  • 11. Mehetabel, d John sr and Frances, 25: 8m: 1664 (25 Oct. 1664). (p. 25)[8][10]

I don't have time to fix this today but maybe someone could take this project on please.

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Sgt. John HOYT was born on 12 MAR 1613/14 in Upwey, Dorset, England. He died on 28 FEB 1688 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was buried on 29 FEB 1688 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He has Ancestral File Number 93W3-H9.

Notes

  • "Was one of the original settlers of Salisbury Mass. His age at that time can not be accurately determined, but, from the fact that he had at least two children born previous to 1639, it seems probable that he was born about 1610-15. He was chosen selectman, March, 1681-2 and moderator of town-meeting, Apr 1687 (the same yr he died) hence he could not have been very agaed and infirm at that time. Whether he came directly from England, or had previously lived in other towns in America, is uncertain."There is an excellent write up of him. On pp 19 it says he "was a Sergeant of the Salisbury Military Co. and was frequently called Sargent Hoyt".. He had two wives, both named Frances. He probably married his first wife about 1635, though we have found no record of it...The town records of Amesbury state that Sargent John Hoyt died on ye 28ti day & was buried on ye 29 day of Feb. An. Dom.1687-88. The County records at Salem state that he died on the 29th of Feb, but the town records are probably correct. Sources stated as #Old Norfolk C. Records. Norfolk included Amesbury, Exeter, Hampton, Haverhill, Salisbury,--towns north of the Merrimack. Also the Hist. and Genealogical Register, Jan., 1852, p.53abt 1635 when John was 25, he first married Frances.

SOURCES: (1). "Genealogical History of John Hoyt of Salisbury" by David W. Hoyt, 1857 Boston, C. Benjamin Richardson, 119 Washington Street; (2). Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996, Family History Library, 35 North West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150; (3). A GENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF THE HOYT, HAIGHT & HIGHT FAMILIES by David W. Hoyt; 1650-1820; 1871, Higginson Books, Salem Mass; pps 15,24 & 27.

Spouse: Frances JEWELL. Sgt. John HOYT and Frances JEWELL were married before 1633. Children were: Frances HOYT, John HOYT, Thomas HOYT (twin), Gregorie HOYT (twin), Elizabeth HOYT.

Spouse: Frances TEWKSBURY. Sgt. John HOYT and Frances TEWKSBURY were married before 1645. Children were: Sarah HOYT, Mary HOYT, Joseph HOYT, Joseph HOYT, Marah HOYT, Naomi HOYT, Dorothy HOYT, Mehitable HOYT.


Alt birth date: 3/12/1614


John (1st) was born in England between 1610 and 1615.

His name does not appear on a passenger list and no record is available showing the date of his arrival in this country.

He may have been a minor at the time of his arrival but there is no record of his parentage.

He was one of the original settlers of Salisbury, MA. He showed up on a plantation, called Colchester, about 1620. First mention of John was his name in the register, in regard to changing the name of Colchester to Salisbury in the year 1640.

He was chosen selectman in 1682 and moderator of the town meetings in April 1687.

John lived on the other side of the Pow Wow River, that side of the river was later changed to Amesbury (Emesbury.)

John held just about every official position to be had in Salisbury including Sgt. in the militia.

Property belonging to him included clay pits which helped make bricks for the town.

He was a planter and husbandman.

Birth: Mar. 12, 1614 Dorset, England Death: Feb. 29, 1688 Amesbury Essex County Massachusetts, USA

He married Francis Tewksbury about 1633.


Burial: Golgotha Burial Ground Amesbury Essex County Massachusetts, USA


The familyname was sometimes spelled Haight.
Planter, sergeant in the Salisbury Militia
born on 12 MAR 1613/14 in Upwey, Dorset, England. He died on 28 FEB 1688 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was buried on 29 FEB 1688 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He has Ancestral File Number 93W3-H9. NOTE: "Was one of the original settlers of Salisbury Mass. His age at that time can not be accurately determined, but, from the fact that he had at least two children born previous to 1639, it seems probable that he was born about 1610-15. He was chosen selectman, March, 1681-2 and moderator of town-meeting, Apr 1687 (the same yr he died) hence he could not have been very agaed and infirm at that time. Whether he came directly from England, or had previously lived in other towns in America, is uncertain."There is an excellent write up of him. On pp 19 it says he "was a Sergeant of the Salisbury Military Co. and was frequently called Sargent Hoyt".. He had two wives, both named Frances. He probably married his first wife about 1635, though we have found no record of it...The town records of Amesbury state that Sargent John Hoyt died on ye 28ti day & was buried on ye 29 day of Feb. An. Dom.1687-88. The County records at Salem state that he died on the 29th of Feb, but the town records are probably correct. Sources stated as #Old Norfolk C. Records. Norfolk included Amesbury, Exeter, Hampton, Haverhill, Salisbury,--towns north of the Merrimack. Also the Hist. and Genealogical Register, Jan., 1852, p.53abt 1635 when John was 25, he first married Frances.

SOURCES: (1). "Genealogical History of John Hoyt of Salisbury" by David W. Hoyt, 1857 Boston, C. Benjamin Richardson, 119 Washington Street; (2). Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996, Family History Library, 35 North West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150; (3). A GENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF THE HOYT, HAIGHT & HIGHT FAMILIES by David W. Hoyt; 1650-1820; 1871, Higginson Books, Salem Mass; pps 15,24 & 27.

Spouse: Frances JEWELL. Sgt. John HOYT and Frances JEWELL were married before 1633. Children were: Frances HOYT, John HOYT, Thomas HOYT (twin), Gregorie HOYT (twin), Elizabeth HOYT.

Spouse: Frances TEWKSBURY. Sgt. John HOYT and Frances TEWKSBURY were married before 1645. Children were: Sarah HOYT, Mary HOYT, Joseph HOYT, Joseph HOYT, Marah HOYT, Naomi HOYT, Dorothy HOYT, Mehitable HOYT.

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Sgt. John Hoyt's Timeline

1614
March 12, 1614
Upwey, Dorset, England
March 12, 1614
Upway, Dorsetshire, England
1635
January 14, 1635
Age 20
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1638
June 23, 1638
Age 24
Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1641
January 1, 1641
Age 26
Sailsbury,Essex,Massachusetts
January 1, 1641
Age 26
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1642
February 23, 1642
Age 27
Sailsbury,Essex,Massachusetts
1645
January 16, 1645
Age 30
Amesbury, MA, USA
1647
1647
Age 32
Amesbury, MA, USA