Simon Hoyt, of Somerset & Stamford

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Simon Hoyt, of Somerset & Stamford

Also Known As: "Symon Haight", "Hoyte", "Hayt", "Hoit", "Hoitt", "Hoight", "Goodman Hait"
Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Curry Rivel, Somerset, England
Death: September 1, 1657 (58-66)
Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, American Colonies
Place of Burial: West Park Place, Main Street, Washington Boulevard and Rippowam Place, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Michael Hoyt, of West Hatch and Mrs. Unk Hoyte
Husband of Jone Hoyt, of Broadwindsor and Susannah Bates
Father of Christopher Hoyt; Walter Hoyt, of Norwalk; Nicholas Hoyt; Alexander Hoyt, of West Hatch; Agnes Hoyt and 9 others
Brother of Anne Hoyte; Thomasine Hoyt; Elizabeth Stuckey and Richard Hoyte
Half brother of John Hoyte

Occupation: Ships carpenter
Managed by: Christopher Garland
Last Updated:

About Simon Hoyt, of Somerset & Stamford

In the Haight family history, some records indicate Michael Hoyte living in Curry Rivel prior to about 1600, making this as a possible birth location for Simon Hoyt. Also, the same records indicate Simon married Susanna prior to departing for the American Colonies.

Simon Hoyt (c1595-1657), son of Michael Hoyt of West Hatch, Somerset, England, married on 11/4/1617 in Marshwood, Dorset, England to Jone Stoodlie (2/8/1596-c1630), daughter of John and possibly Dorothie Stoodley, and baptized in Marshwood. He survived Jone and married Susannah, her parents unknown, 2nd.

Groom: Simon Hoyt... Bride: Jone Stoodley... County: Dorset... Parish: Marshwood... Date: 4th November 1617... Year: 1617... Parish Records Marriages

Simon came to America aboard the Lions Whelp. He landed at Salem in 1628 or 1629, and shortly afterward went to Charlestown, Mass. to live, as one of the first settlers.


Children of Jone Stoodlie and Simon Hoyt, baptized in West Hatch, Somerset, England:

  • 1. Christopher (c1616-8/22/1618) baptized in West Hatch (out of wedlock)
  • 2. Walter 11/30/1618
  • 3. Nicholas 5/7/1620
  • 4. Alexander 12/2/1623
  • 5. Agnes 10/8/1626
  • 6. John baptized in Broadwindsor 12/25/1628. (corrected the correction 7/18/2017)

Simon Hoyte of Upwey (1590-?) is found at:

Simon Hoyte, of Upwey

He married Deborah Stowers, (1593-?) and remained in England. Their son John (1614-1688) died in Amesbury Massachusetts, possibly Thomas in Connecticut.

Jone must have died just before or just after the family emigrated to New England, because Simon Hoyt married 2nd before 1635, possibly about 1630, probably in Massachusetts, to Susannah, her parents unknown. The grave of Jone Hoyt in Charleston is an estimate and not supported by documentation.

At the time of her death, before 1 Feb 1674 in Stamford, Connecticut, she was Susannah Bates, probably the wife of Robert Bates of Stamford.

Children of Susannah and Simon Hoyt: (Except Benjamin, birth order and dates are estimates.)

  • Mary, b. ca. 1630, m. Thomas Lyon
  • Moses, b. ca. 1632 (Dorchester?), m. Elizabeth
  • Joshua, b. ca. 1635 (Scituate?), Mary Bell (if she was the Mary Hoyt listed in father Francis Bell's will)
  • Sarah, b. ca. 1637, (Scituate?), m. Samuel Finch
  • Miriam, b. ca. 1639 (Scituate?), m. Samuel Firman (perhaps Forman) 25 March 1662, Fairfield, CT (date and place not confirmed by author)
  • Samuel, b. ca. 1642, (Windsor?), m. 1. Hannah Holly, 16 November 1670, Stamford, CT, 2. Rebecca (neither confirmed by author)
  • Benjamin, b. 2 February 1644/1645, Windsor (Windsor land records, not seen by author), m. Hannah Weed, 5 January 1670/71, Stamford, CT (not confirmed by author)
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Simon Hoyt, of Somerset & Stamford's Timeline

January 20, 1590
Upway, Dorsetshire, England
Curry Rivel, Somerset, England
Age 21
West Hatch, County Somerset, England
November 30, 1618
Age 23
Somerset, England
May 7, 1620
Age 25
West Hatch, Somerset, England
December 28, 1623
Age 28
West Hatch, Somersetshire, England
October 8, 1626
Age 31
Somerset, England
December 25, 1628
Age 33
Age 37
Massachusetts, United States