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Seth Hyatt

Birthplace: Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Death: Died in Prince George's County, Maryland
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Son of Charles Hyatt and Sarah Hyatt
Husband of Alice Hyatt and Alice Hyatt (Davis)
Father of Abrilla Prather (Hyatt); Meshach Hyatt; Shadrach Hyatt; Abednego Hyatt and Seth Hyatt
Brother of Susannah Ann Hyatt; William E. Hyatt Jr.; Peter Hyatt,; Ann Hyatt; Elizabeth Hyatt and 1 other

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About Seth Hyatt

You can research Richard Preston's ancestry here:

One source says about his daughter Mary: Mary L. Preston, born 1653 in Chipping Norton Parish, Oxfordshire, England; died Unknown; married Charles Hyatt, Sr. 02 Sep 1667 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. If so, then Richard could not have come to America in 1635 on the Truelove with the William Preston family and must have come to America AFTER 1653.

Early colonists like the Preston family of Calvert & Dorchester Cos. Md., came to Maryland as Puritans seeking freedom from persecution in England. Upon removing from Mass. Bay Colony and Virginia, they came to Maryland and were again intensely persecuted, not only for refusing to pay church taxes, but also for political reasons. Richard Preston immigrated from Virginia to Calvert Co Md in 1650 with his wife Margaret and five children: Richard Jr., James, Samuel, Margaret and Naomi. [Patent L ABH F140] Two more children were born in Calvert Co: Rebecca and Sarah. In the same year, he was commissioned Military Commander of the Patuxent River area. In 1654 when Puritans took over governing Maryland, the seat of the Puritan government was established at the home of Richard Preston. He represented Calvert Co in the Md. Assembly from 1658 thru 1668. In 1669, he was elected to represent the newly formed Dorchester County. He acquired 2000 acres in what became Dorchester Co. Md. In Caroline Co, there is a town called Preston, named for the family.

Will of Richard PRESTON of Patuxent, MD., dated 2 Dec. 1699 [nb: 1669]. To my son James PRESTON, if he is alive and returns from England to Md., the use of my plantation in Patuxent during his lifetime until such time as my grandchild Samuel PRESTON comes of age. In the meantime my daughter-in-law Margaret PRESTON is to be provided for if she decides to give him maintenance. My said son James, on the same conditions, is to have my patent for 200 acres called the Neglect and the island upon the Eastern Shore called Barren Island. My land in Great Choptank called Herne lately purchased of Walter SMITH as per patent for 600 acres to my two daughters Rebeckah and Sarah PRESTON during [t]heir lifetimes, then to my son James, but if all should die, then to my kinsmen and John DASSAY. I have a convenant with William TICK, a Dutchman living in Little Choptank, relating to the delivery of cattle by us in partnership and, when this convenant expires, the said Raphe DASSAY is to have all my cattle remaining. My friend and o'seer Edward NORMAN is to be paid his full wages and at the end of his service 585 lbs of tobasso. Thomas BROCKSON is to be paid his full wages and given 1,200 lbs of tobacco and a cow. William PURNELL is to be given a cow, etc. and to be made free on 20 Oct. next. The said John DASSAY is to have goods to the value of £20 from my house or from the goods being sent from England this year. I leave £20 to George HARRIS to be paid in goods if he comes from England this year and half of the debts due to me in tobacco according to the promise I made him when he went with my son James to England. To my grandchildren William and James BERRY 5,000 lbs of tobacco and to my grandchild Rebeckah BERRY some plate which is to come from England. To my kinsman James DASSAY 4,000 lbs of tobacco. To my said son James half the money I have sent for by James CONEWAY. To Thomas PRESTON upon the Clifts I give the tobacco he owes me. To Isaac HUNT I give goods to the value of £5. To William HARPER I give what is due to him by my Bill. The residue of my estate to my said three children. Execs: My friends William BERRY, Peter SHARPE, John TAYLOR of Kent and John MEERES upon the Clifts. Wits: Enoch COOMBES, George DENLINE, Thomas PEALE and William JONES. AWW 20 Aug. 1670 to the son James PRESTON during the absence of the named execs. (Prob 11/333/101).

Richard PRESTON was a leading Quaker ... Enoch COOMES above has not been identified, but may be the same who came to Maryland ca 1663 w/wife Barbary [Barbara] & son, Enoch COMBS, Jr. who may have been same (or father of) the Enoch who was later in Prince George's County. (Research in Progress) Richard PRESTON'S daughter, Rebecca, m 23 Oct 1679 in Talbot County Quaker Lovelace GORSUCH, earlier of Lancaster County, Virginia, s/o John & Anne GORSUCH Lovelace of Hertsfordshire, England, and brother of Richard GORSUCH whose children were named in the 1676 Talbot County, Maryland will of an Edward ROE who was not the same who was also earlier of Lancaster, and whose two daughters married William & John COMBS. Both William FORD, h/o Sarah (Richard1) PRESTON, and Lovelace GORSUCH later removed to Dorchester County, MD, where Lovelace was living when he m 2nd on on 11 Jun 1696, Hannah WALLEY, " late of Pennsylvania, Spinster," at the Tuckahoe (Quaker) Meeting, in Talbot County, Maryland (Virginia Families..., Gorsuch-Lovelace Family).

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Seth Hyatt's Timeline

September 20, 1694
Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Age 24
Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States
Age 25
Maryland, USA
October 16, 1723
Age 29
Prince George's County, Maryland
February 25, 1749
Age 54
Prince George's County, Maryland