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Nicholas Wyatt, Gent.

Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: Virginia
Death: between December 10, 1671 and January 22, 1673 (47-57)
Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Place of Burial: Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Unknown Wyatt (NOT Rev. Haute Wyatt!) and Nicholas Wyatt's mother
Husband of Damaris Bland
Father of Samuel Wyatt; Sarah Dorsey and Mary Damaris Welsh

Occupation: Land Owner, Wealthy Plantation Owner
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About Nicholas Wyatt, Gent.

There is no primary documentation for him as a son of Rev. Hawte Wyatt, or indeed before he arrives in Maryland in 1649 with his wife (DAMARIS) and "her" daughter (Mary-Damaris) in tow.

He is not listed among the four children of Rev. Haute Wyatt in the household expenses submitted by (Rev. Wyatt's mother) Lady Jane Finch, who was caring for the late Rev's orphans.


Birth: said to be 1620, place uncertain (possibly Virginia. There is also a Devonshire Wyatt family that has had a Nicholas every other generation.)

In residence in Maryland, in what soon became Anne Arundel County, circa 1649.

Death: 1673 Anne Arundel County Maryland, USA


Anne Arundel Gentry

One of the first settlers of the Severn was Nicholas Wyatt, Gent., a wealthy planter, who migrated in 1649 with the non-conformists [Puritans] from Virginia up the Severn along with his wife, Damaris, and her daughter, Mary.

Children of Nicholas and Damaris Wyatt 1. Sarah Wyatt Bland Dorsey, born 1650. 2. Samuel Wyatt, born ca 1657, died young.

In 1651 Nicholas Wyatt took up lands on the Severn nine miles west of Annapolis, called "Wayfield." Among his Maryland patents were "Wyatt's Harbor" and "Wyatt's Hill." Apparently Nicholas transported people into Maryland in exchange for land as he has several land grants in Anne Arundel County.

Nicholas Wyatt is usually associated as one of the Puritans of Virginia, but like several of the Dissenters, he became "convinced" of the Quaker beliefs and refused to take an oath. On October 10, 1662, he was fined 500 lbs. of tobacco or two months imprisonment without bail for refusing to bear arms.

[* Note: What this suggests is that he may have originated on the lower Eastern Shore and moved up from there by way of Somerset County, MD before crossing the Bay and taking up residence on the Severn. There were Wyatts in Accomack from quite early on.]

Nicholas Wyatt died in 167[2].

During his residence in Anne Arundel County he acquired one of the most affluent estates of his day. At his death the personal estate alone was appraised at ₤65,788. His will was dated December 10, 1671, and was probated in Anne Arundel County on January 22, 1673. Capt. Cornelius Howard wrote the will and testified that the testator did not appear to be in condition at that time to remember what he owned. Plantations were left to his minor son, Samuel, who died soon thereafter and to his daughter, Sarah, with his wife Damaris as the residuary heir.

The inventory was taken room by room which indicated the pretentiousness of his estate. Personalty was reported at the Outward Plantation, in the hall at the Lower Plantation, the parlor, hall chamber, porch chamber, staircase, parlor chamber, kitchen chamber, kitchen loft, in the quarters, milk house, cellar, cellar loft, kitchen buttery, and at the Landing. There were books, six framed pictures, also three other pictures, and a silver plate. At the Landing there were one servant man, one servant woman, and one negro slave. Also at the Landing were one boat 17 feet long appraised at ₤800, one 10 feet boat appraised at ₤500, a large canoe at ₤200, and an old boat at ₤100.

Damaris Wyatt was made executrix of her husband's will. Upon her subsequent marriage to Thomas Bland, Gent., attorney, there was a contest in chancery, in which Sarah Wyatt Dorsey, the heir, contended for the administration of the estate, on the ground of a subsequent revocation of the will of 1671. The case was decided in favor of the heir by her husband, Maj. Edward Dorsey, who administered.

Family links:

 Sarah Wyatt Dorsey (1657 - 1690)*
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Note: *Possibly the son of Rev. Haute Wyatt & Barbara Mitford or Anthony Wyatt & Mary Chapline. Wife's maiden name was Stockett. Ancestor of Sarah, Duchess of York, and outlaw brothers Frank and Jesse James. [Parentage undetermined - NOT the son of Anthony Wyatt & Mary Chapline, that's the other Nicholas Wyatt. Almost certainly not the son of either/any of Rev. Wyatt's known wives, because not in residence at Boxley as a child of the Rev's in 1639. Remote possibility he was born in Virginia of an extramarital liaison, possibly with one of Sir Francis Wyatt's servants. High probability that he is not of the Haute Wyatt line at all.]


Burial: Wyatt Plantation Annapolis

Anne Arundel County Maryland, USA

Maintained by: meet Virginia Originally Created by: P Fazzini Record added: Jan 08, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 63896243

"Nicholas Wyatt surveyed "Wyatt's Harbor" and "Wyatts' Hills," upon which " Belvoir" now stands, just south of, and in sight of Round Bay. Adjoining it was Thomas Gates, upon "Dorsey's Creek," near "Dorsey," taken up by the first Edward Dorsey, in partnership with Captain John Norwood."
Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland .

Formerly Professor of English Literature in the Maryland Agricultural College, genealogist and author of "The Warfields of Maryland."

KOHN & POLLOCK, Publishers, Baltimore, Md. 1905.

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Nicholas Wyatt, Gent.'s Timeline

Virginia, United States
Age 21
Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States
Age 34
Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States
Age 37
Anne Arundel Co.,MD
December 10, 1671
Age 51
Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States