Matthias M. Hatfield, I

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Matthias M. Hatfield, I

Also Known As: "Hetfield"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Leiden, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Death: Died in 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; Thomas Hatfield; Anna Hampton Hatfield and Anna Hentem Cox
Husband of Mariken Melijn Hatfield and Marikin (Marie\Maria) Melyun
Father of Cornelius Hatfield, Colonel; Isaac Hatfield; Abraham George Hatfield, I; Mary Hatfield; Rachel Hatfield and 1 other
Brother of Joseph Hatfield; Thomas Hatfield, Jr. and William Hatfield

Occupation: Boatman, weaver, coroner, small claims court judge
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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)
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Burial: Old Burying Ground (Defunct) Newark Essex County New Jersey, USA

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Matthias M. Hatfield, I's Timeline

1640
August 25, 1640
Leiden, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
1665
June 9, 1665
Age 24
New York, New York, NY, USA
1667
1667
Age 26
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
1670
June 8, 1670
Age 29
Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, Colonial America
1673
1673
Age 32
Elizabeth, NJ
1674
October 3, 1674
Age 34
New York, New York, New York
1675
1675
Age 34
Elizabeth Town, Essex County, New Jersey, Colonial America
1687
December 13, 1687
Age 47
Elizabeth Town, Essex County, New Jersey, Colonial America
December 13, 1687
Age 47
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States