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Sergeant John Hoyt, Sr.

Also Known As: "Haight", "Hyatt"
Birthdate: (73)
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 Jane Stoodley
Husband of Mary Elizabeth Purdy and Frances Hoyt
Father of Mary Hoyt; Mary Brown; Frances Colby; John Hoyt, Jr. of Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony; Thomas Hoyt and 13 others
Brother of Walter Hoyt; Nicholas Hoyt; Alexander Hoyt and Agnes Hoyt
Half brother of Sarah St John; Christopher Hoyt; Thomas Hyatt; Deborah Hoyt; Simon II Hoyt and 11 others

Managed by: Christopher Garland
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About Sgt. John Hoyt

'John Hoyt Sr.

Links

http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/john-hoyt_16012868

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_Bay_Colony

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Sgt John Hoyt

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.


http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/john-hoyt_16012868

'John Hoyt

Born in Somerset, England on 1625

to Simon Hoyt and Deborah Stowers.

John married Frances and had 12 children.

John married Mary Elizabeth Brundage and had 2 children.

He passed away on 1684 in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

Family Members

Parents

Simon Hoyt 1593-1657

Deborah Stowers 1590-1625

Spouse(s)

Frances 1622-1642

Mary Elizabeth Brundage 1629-1710

Children

Frances Hoyt 1638-1720

John Hoyt 1636-1693

Gregorie Hoyt 1640-1639

Thomas Hoyt 1640-1691

Elizabeth Hoyt 1642-1644

Sarah Hoyt 1654-1644

Mary Hoyt 1654-1695

Joseph Hoyt 1648-1649

Marah Hoyt 1646-1653

Naomi Hoyt 1655-1687

Dorothy Hoyt 1656-1677

Mehitable Hoyt 1660-1665

Mary Hoyt 1652-Unknown

Rachel Hoyt 1662-1714



https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hoyt-601

'John Hoyt (abt. 1625 - 1684)

Sgt John Hoyt aka Hoit, Hoitt

Born about 1625 in West Hatch, Somersetshire, England[uncertain]

Son of Simon Hoyt and [mother unknown]

Brother of Walter Hoyt [half], Nicholas (Hoyt) Haight [half],

Mary (Hoyt) Lyon [half], Moses Hoyt Sr. [half], Joshua Hoyt Sr [half],

Samuel Hoyt [half], Benjamin Hoyt [half], Miriam (Hoyt) Forman [half] and Sarah (Hoyt) Finch [half]

Husband of Unknown (UNKNOWN) Hoyt — married about 1650 in Connecticut [uncertain]

Husband of Mary Elizabeth (Brundage) Hoyt — married about 14 Oct 1658 in Wethersfield, Hartford,

Connecticut, USA

Father of Mary (Hoyt) Brown, Sarah Hoyt, Rachel (Hoyt) Horton and John Hoyt

Died 1 Sep 1684 in Rye, Westchester Co, NY [uncertain]

Profile managers: Loren Fay [send private message] and Joyce Weaver [send private message]

Hoyt-601 created 27 Jan 2012 | Last modified 15 Oct 2016

Disputed Associations

He was not the same as John Hoyt of Salisbury, then Amesbury, Massachusetts;

see John Hoyt (of MA) profile for more information.

Biography

John Hoyt (Simon)

Origins

John was born about 1625, the fourth son of Great Migration emigrant Simon Hoyt,

by Simon's first wife, (name unknown).[1]

He married first by 1650, Unknown (Unknown). He married second, about 1659, Mary (Brundish) Purdy, widow of Francis Purdy.[1]

Marriages and Children

Our evidence that John married the widow of Francis Purdy was that in 1678, her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth

(Brown) Purdy, in 1678 requested that "my father John Hoit and my brother Thomas Browne might stand overseers, or my brother Hacaliah Browne,' but Francis Purdy died in 1658 [FOOF 1:495-96].)[1]

John married twice: first Unknown (Unknown), and second, Mary (Brundish) Purdy, widow of Francis Purdy. John left a will in which he mentioned his wife Mary, two daughters, and "two youngest sons," hinting that there may have been other children.

1) Married by 1650 to Unknown (Unknown).[1]

Children of John and Mary:

Mary b ca 1640's, prob mar Hachaliah Brown Rachel Hoyt b ca 1640's, mar John Horton [not Norton] 2) Married about 1659 to Mary (Brundage/Brundish) Purdy, widow of Francis Purdy.[1]

Children of John and Mary:

John Hoyt Simon Children

The following profiles need to be found and attached to this John Hoyt: By his first wife, name not known:[1]

Mary, probably married Hachaliah Brown By his second wife, Mary (Brundish) Purdy:

Simon There may have been more children.

Fairfield, Connecticut

We find John Hoyt in town records of Fairfield from 1650 to 1683 when he sold 22 acres, including his dwelling house and barn to Peter Clapham. John had not lived in Fairfield for some years at this point.

According to Baird, John Hoyt (Hoitt) was born at Fairfield, removed to East Chester in 1665, then to Rye in 1676 where he was living as early as 1678 on Apawamis, "Budd's Neck," or Rye Neck, probably toward the southern end.[2]

East Chester, Westchester County, New York

John Hoyt was the third to sign the original Articles of Agreement between the inhabitants of Eastchester in 1665, and he was one of the original patentees in 1666.

Rye, New York

Just a few years before his death, John removed from Eastchester to Rye. In 1682, we find reference to his land in Eastchester as "formerly of John Hoyt." Baird reports that John was not one of the original proprietors of Rye; he probably purchased his land from one of the original settlers.[2]

Death and Legacy

John died before September 15, 1684 (inventory) at Rye, New York.[2]

Last Will and Testament

THE last will and Testament of John Hoit of Rye who Committs his body to the Grave and his spirit to God who Gave it and for my outward substance which God of his goodness hath Given me I dispose of as followeth FIRST I will and bequeathe unto my Loveing wife Mary Hoit On third parte of all my moveables she to have Her choice of them and my house and orchard and four acres of Land Lyeing below the Orchard and on acre of Salt Meadow Iyeing by the bridge this above menconed house orchard & lands I give to my wife dureing her life and then to Returne to my two youngest sons John Hoitt and Simon Hoit and if my wife Remain a widdow and need Require I Give her full power to sell some of this said Land for her Comfort Alsoe, I doe will and bequeath unto my two sons John Hoit and Simon Hoit all my Lands and Right In Lands In Rye their mothers Right only Excepted Alsoe I doe will and bequeath Unto my two daughters Mary Brown and Rachell Norton the two thirds of all my moveables Each of them One third Only the abovesaid Rachell Norton hath Receaved Six pownds which six pounds Is to bee discounted of of her third part and an Equall distribution to bee made between them and for my depts I order to bee paid out of the moveables FURTHERMORE It is my will if Either of my two youngest sons John or Simon should dye In their nonage the surviveing to have all the Lands. " I appoynt my Loveing wife to be my sole Executrix of this my will and Joshua Hoit* and Sam'. Hoitt* and John Bondig overseers. John Holt (seal) " Signed and sealed In the presence of Us. Walter Hoitt, Thomas Betts senr. Sources

↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Anderson, Robert C., 1995 "Simon Hoyt, Featured name Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to N.E. 1620-1630, Vols. I-III, Boston, MA: NEHGS , AmericanAncestors.org accessed online 7 June 2016 (Vol I-III, Page 1030). ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Baird, Charles Washington, 1871 Chronicle of a border town: history of Rye, Westchester county, New York, 1660-1870, including Harrison and the White Plains till 1788. New York : A.D.F. Randolph and Co., Archive.or accessed 7 June 2016 Page 412. https://books.google.ca/books?id=5xYVpaBmRnEC&pg=PA294&dq=hachaliah+brown+mary+hoyt&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiZya3J1N3PAhUC9R4KHWu6B6QQ6AEIHDAA#v=onepage&q=hachaliah%20brown%20mary%20hoyt&f=false

Acknowledgements

Joyce Rosnel. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Joyce and others. Smith-32867 11:29, 24 October 2013 (EDT)


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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
September 20, 1635
Age 21
Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts
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