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Matthias M. Hatfield, I

Also Known As: "Hetfield", "Mathias Heathfield"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Leiden, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Death: December 13, 1687 (47)
Elizabeth Town, Essex County, New Jersey, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Hatfield, I and Anna Hampton Hatfield
Husband of Mariken Marie Hatfield
Father of Mary Miller; Isaac B. Hatfield, Sr.; Col. Cornelius James Hatfield, Sr.; Abigail Hatfield; Abraham George Hatfield, I and 11 others
Brother of William Hatfield; Joseph Hatfield; Thomas Hatfield, Jr. and Abraham Hatfield

Occupation: Boatman, weaver, coroner, small claims court judge, Weaver
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About Matthias M. Hatfield, I

Parents: Thomas Hatfield (1602 - 1698) and Anna Hentem Cox (1612 - ).

Matthias was born in Holland, of Scots Irish descent,, and was a member of the New Haven Colony. Mathias first appeared in New Haven, CT in 1660 where he took the Oath of Fidelity. He subsequently moved to the area of the present day Elizabethtown, NJ in 1665, and took the same oath there. (Possible alternate b. & d. information: 1635 Lienden, Gelderland, Netherlands - 12/13/1687 Elizabeth, Union Co., NJ. Needs further research).

Spouse: Mariken/Maria Melijn/Melyn (1637 - 1694). Matthias Hatfield and his widow bride were married in a double wedding with her sister Susanna (who married Jan Winans).

Children of Matthais & Mariken/Maria (Melijn/Melyn) Hatfield: Issac (1667 - 1709); Cornelius (1669 - 1718); Abraham (1670 - 1706); Mary (Hatfield) Miller (1673 - 1740); and Elizabeth (Hatfield) Laulon (1675 - 1705). A total of 11 children are thought to have been born to this union.

Slight differences in the b. &/or d. dates of 2 of the children of Matthais & Meriken/Maria Hatfield, as listed on his Find A Grave memorial: Mary (Hatfield) Miller (1673 - 1742); and Elizabeth (Hatfield) Laulon (1675 - 1725).

Matthias Hatfield, along with brothers-in-law Jacob Melyn and Jan, was one of the original "Associates" who founded and settled Elizabethtown, New Jersey about 1664 - 1665..Matthias was a weaver.

Cornelius, Abraham, and Rachel were Baptized in N.Y. Dutch Reformed Church.

Matthias bought the most pretentious house in Elizabethtown, NJ at the foot of Pearl Street and the Elizabeth River. This Hatfield house played an important part in the Colonial Wars, for under the trees in front of the house were held The Indian Councils and Treaties of Peace. December 5, 1673 Matthias Hatfield bought this stone house on Pearl Street at the corner of Hatfield, from Lubberson; it remained in the family for 241 years, until 1914. The property, from the stone house, extended to the Elizabeth River where he had tanneries. He gave land for the Presbyterian Church and burial ground (which is now the center of town. Alexander Hamilton used to walk there learning his lessons while attending school at Barbers.) Matthias was one of the leading men in town, was a wealthy man, and greatly respected. Matthias Hatfield sat in the Justices Court as a chosen Freeholder. He was also a Justice, a High Sheriff, and a Collector for the County. He also sat in the Justices Court as a chosen freeholder.

Matthias Hatfield's Will, dated April 19, 1684 was Proved December 13, 1687; it is in the N.J. Archives XXI, pg. 114. Wife and Children are spoken of, but not by name. Witnesses George Ross, Humphrey Spinning.

Originally buried in the Old Burying Grounds (Newark, Essex Co., NJ), Matthais was reinterred at Fairmount Cemetery (Newark, Essex Co., NJ) in a mass crypt in the 1890's, when the Old Burying Grounds became defunct.

Sources:

"Descendants of Matthias Hatfield", by Abraham Hatfield.

Find A Grave Memorial # 57095721.



Birth: 1635 Lienden Gelderland, Netherlands Death: Dec. 13, 1687 Elizabeth Union County New Jersey, USA

Was a member of the New Haven Colony. Mathias first appeared in New Haven on May 1,1660 where he took the Oath of Fidelity and subseaquently in Elizabethtown, New Jersey on February 19, 1665 he took the same oath. He bought the most pretentious house in Elizabethtown, New Jersey at the foot of Pearl Street and the Elizabeth River. Hatfield house played an important part in the Colonial Wars, for under the trees in front of the house,were held (The Indian Councils and Treaties of Peace)

Originally buried in the Old Burying Grounds. Reinterred at Fairmount Cemetery (Newark) in mass crypt in 1890's.

From the book: Descendants of Matthias Hatfield by: Abraham Hatfield

Matthias was a weaver. Supposed to have been the son of Thomas Hatfield of Leyden. A native of Yorkshire, England.


Family links:

Parents:
 Thomas Hatfield (1602 - 1698)
 Anna Hentem Cox Hatfield (1612 - ____)

Spouse:
 Mariken Melyn Hatfield (1637 - 1694)*

Children:
 Cornelius Hetfield (1666 - 1718)*
 Issac Hatfield (1667 - 1709)*
 Abraham Hatfield (1670 - 1706)*
 Mary Hatfield Miller (1673 - 1742)*
 Elizabeth Hatfield Laulon (1675 - 1725)*

Siblings:
 William Hatfield (1621 - ____)*
 Joseph Hatfield (1623 - ____)*
 Thomas Hatfield (1626 - 1696)*
 Mathias M Hatfield (1635 - 1687)
  • Calculated relationship

Burial: Old Burying Ground (Defunct) Newark Essex County New Jersey, USA


Member of the New Haven Colony.
Birth: 1635 Lienden Gelderland, Netherlands Death: Dec. 13, 1687 Elizabeth Union County New Jersey, USA

Was a member of the New Haven Colony. Mathias first appeared in New Haven on May 1,1660 where he took the Oath of Fidelity and subseaquently in Elizabethtown, New Jersey on February 19, 1665 he took the same oath. He bought the most pretentious house in Elizabethtown, New Jersey at the foot of Pearl Street and the Elizabeth River. Hatfield house played an important part in the Colonial Wars, for under the trees in front of the house,were held (The Indian Councils and Treaties of Peace)

Originally buried in the Old Burying Grounds. Reinterred at Fairmount Cemetery (Newark) in mass crypt in 1890's.

From the book: Descendants of Matthias Hatfield by: Abraham Hatfield

Matthias was a weaver. Supposed to have been the son of Thomas Hatfield of Leyden. A native of Yorkshire, England.


Family links:

Parents:
 Thomas Hatfield (1602 - 1698)
 Anna Hentem Cox Hatfield (1612 - ____)

Spouse:
 Mariken Melyn Hatfield (1637 - 1694)*

Children:
 Cornelius Hetfield (1666 - 1718)*
 Issac Hatfield (1667 - 1709)*
 Abraham Hatfield (1670 - 1706)*
 Mary Hatfield Miller (1673 - 1742)*
 Elizabeth Hatfield Laulon (1675 - 1725)*

Siblings:
 William Hatfield (1621 - ____)*
 Joseph Hatfield (1623 - ____)*
 Thomas Hatfield (1626 - 1696)*
 Mathias M Hatfield (1635 - 1687)
  • Calculated relationship

Burial: Old Burying Ground (Defunct) Newark Essex County New Jersey, USA


Created by: Yvonne 19999 Record added: Aug 15, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 57095721


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Matthias M. Hatfield, I's Timeline

1640
August 25, 1640
Leiden, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
1655
November 1655
Staten Island, Richmond, New York, United States
1666
June 9, 1666
Elizabethtown, Essex, New Jersey, USA
1666
NJ, United States
1667
1667
Elizabeth, Union County, NJ, United States
1667
Elizabeth, NJ
1667
Elizabethtown, Essex, New Jersey, USA
1668
1668
of Elizabethtown, Essex, New Jersey, United States
1669
June 9, 1669
New York, NY, United States