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Simon Hoyte (Hoyt)

Also Known As: "Haight"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: West Hatch, Somerset, England
Death: Died in Stamford, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: West Park Place, Main Street, Washington Boulevard and Rippowam Place, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Michael Hoyt and Agnes NN
Husband of Jane Hoyt; Deborah Stowers and Susannah Taylor
Father of Sgt. John Hoyt; Walter Hoyt; Nicholas Hoyt; Agnes Hoyt; Alexander Hoyt and 16 others
Brother of Thomasine Hoyt

Occupation: Ships carpenter
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About Simon Hoyte

'Simon Hoyte

Simon Hoyt aka Hyatt, Hoyte, Hoit, Haight, Haite

Born about 1593 in West Hatch, Somersetshire, England [uncertain]

Son of John Hoyt Sr. [uncertain] and [mother unknown]

[sibling(s) unknown]

Husband of Deborah Stowers —

married [date unknown] [location unknown]

Husband of Susannah (Unknown) Bates —

married before 1632 [location unknown]

Father of Walter Hoyt,

Nicholas (Hoyt) Haight,

John Hoyt (of CT),

Mary (Hoyt) Lyon,

Moses Hoyt Sr., Moses Hoyt,

Joshua Hoyt, Samuel Hoyt,

Benjamin Hoyt,

Miriam (Hoyt) Forman and

Sarah (Hoyt) Finch

Died September 1, 1657 in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, Colony, British North America

Profile managers: Loren Fay [send private message], Rupert Young [send private message], and Edward Askins [send private message] Last modified 6 May 2016. This page has been accessed 3,306 times.

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This person migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640). If you are interested in this profile, please check out the Puritan Great Migration Project! Contents

[hide] 1 Disputed Origins & Wife Names 1.1 Immigration of Simon Hoyt and Family 2 Biography 2.1 Disputed Children 3 Sources 4 Acknowledgments Disputed Origins & Wife Names

In 1903, Emily Roebling in the footnotes of The Journal of the Reverend Silas Constant, listed a family for Simon Hoyt, born 20 Jan 1590 in Dorchester, England. Parents: John and Ruth Hoyt. Marriage: Deborah Stowers, 2 Dec. 1612 in Upway. Children: John, b. 12 March 1614; Walter b. 9 Jun 1616; Thomas b 20 Sept 1618; Deborah b. 9 Aug. 1620, d. 1628; Nicholas b. 10 Nov 1622; Ruth, b 2 Jan 1625, d. 1627.[1]

Donald Lines Jacobus and John Insley Coddington questioned this data.[2]

Research conducted in 1995 found no such records in Upway.[3] Similarly, there is no evidence that the maiden name of his second wife (Susanna) was Smith.

Anderson points out that the source of the Smith error might be reference to "The Smiths Goodman Hait's brother" (NEHGR 10:42) assuming "Smith" is a surname and not the more likely occupation of blacksmith. Anderson (GMB) also concludes that the 1903 research of Emily Warren Roebling (The Journal of the reverend Silas Constant) that pertains to the Hoyt family was incorrect, and points instead to IGI entries of the parish register of West Hatch, Somersetshire.

We have, therefore, marked his birth and father as uncertain until such can be confirmed.

Immigration of Simon Hoyt and Family

We know that Simon and his family were in New England early, 1629 according to Anderson.[2]

There are many internet sites and older genealogies that claim Simon was a passenger on the Lyon’s Whelp or maybe the Abigail, Packrat Pro for instance. They frequently include a quote from The True Travels, Adventures and Observations of Captain John Smith – London 1630. This blog is a particularly fine example. They cite: Banks, Charles Edward. Topographical Dictionary of 2885 English Emigrants to New England, 1620-1650. Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Co. 1976.

Click on Image to see larger Please note: This lists Simon as from Upway, Dorsetshire, instead of West Hatch, Somersetshire. Which points out the fact that wherever Banks acquired this information it was based on the Emily Roebling data of 1903.[1] Also Banks' reference is not a ship’s list or an old document but the Historical Record of Putnam Co. New York.

This was located as Historical And Genealogical Record, Dutchess And Putnam Counties, New York. Poughkeepsie, N.Y.: [Oxford publishing company Press of the A.V. Haight co., 1912. p. 452. The pertinent sentence being “...Simon Haight who was born in Dorsetshire, England, in 1595, and sailed for America October 6, 1628 on the vessel “Abigail” with Col. John Endicott ...” There is no source listed.

Conclusion: Although perhaps Simon Hoyt, did arrive on the Lyon’s Whelp or the Abigail, his arrival is based on an inaccurate supposition, timing which is good, and the presence of other persons from the Dorset area. Unfortunately those suppositions are based on outdated, unproven findings.[4]

Biography

Simon was born by about 1593 (based on date of marriage) and probably hailed from West Hatch, Somersetshire.[2] Note: profile reported birth January 20, 1590, (without evidence or citation).[citation needed]

He married first by 1618 Unknown Unknown; she probably died in England not long after 1625.[2]

That he had an earlier wife is suggested by the will of his widow which excludes his four oldest children. He married second by 1632 Susannah Unknown.[2] (She has been called 'Susannah Smith' in many sources, without evidence given. She m2 Robert Bates, and died before 1 Feb 1674.)

Simon Hoyt emigrated in 1629, initially settling in Charlestown, removing to Dorchester by 1633, Scituate 1635, Windsor, by 1639, Fairfield by 1649, Stamford by 1657. F.M. Post credits Simon (or Simeon, or Samuel) with being "one of the founders of Charlestown, Mass. in 1628 and 1629; also of Dorchester, Mass., and Windsor, Conn., in 1639.[5]

Some say he traveled on the Lyon's Whelp 5 Apr 1629, arriving Salem June 1629.[citation needed] But the following does not name him:

Now in this year 1629, a great company of people (The Higginson Fleet) of good rank, zeal, means and quality have made a great stock, and with six good ships in the months of April and May, they set sail from Thames for the Bay of the Massachusetts, otherwise called Charles River. The fleet consisted of, the George Bonaventure of twenty pieces of ordnance; the Talbot nineteen; the Lion's Whelp eight; the Mayflower fourteen; the Four sisters fourteen and the Pilgrim four, with 350 men women and children, also 115 head of cattle, as horses, mares, cows and oxen, 41 goats, some conies (rabbits), with all provision for household and apparel, 6 pieces of great ordnance for a fort, with muskets, pikes, corselets, drums, colors, and with all provisions necessary for a plantation for the good of man.[6] He died 1 Sep 1657.

He apparently did not leave a will, but five of his children went to the courts to sue for their portion, including:

Samuel Firman 'to my mother Hoyt for all demands from my father's estate Moses Hotye of Westchester, discharge to Joshua Hoyt of Stamford Samuell Hoyte, receipt for portion from father Simion Hoyte Samuell Finch, receipt for wife's portion from father Simon Hoyte. Benjamin Hoyte, receipt to brother Joshua Hoyte for portion form father's estate Children, with first wife, baptized at St. Andrew church in West Hatch:[7]

Walter bp West Hatch, Somersetshire, 30 Nov 1618;[8] m1 b 1642 ____ ____; m2 by 1652 Rhoda (_____) Taylor, widow of John Taylor. Nicholas, bp West Hatch 7 May 1620;[9] m Windsor 12 Jun 1646 Susanna (____ ) Joyce, widow of William Joyce Alexander, bp West Hatch 28 Dec 1623;[10] no further record John, b abt 1625; m1 by 1650 ____ ____; m2 abt 1659 Mary (Brundish) Purdy, widow of Francis Purdy. NOTE: This is NOT the John Hoyt of Salisbury/Amesbury, MA; 2003 DNA tests have indicated no relationship between Simon Hoyt and John Hoyt of Salisbury, MA. There are two other entries listed in the IGI Index, children of Simon. They are probably the same child, with the handwriting interpreted differently, the FreeReg2 search results indicate only one child Agnes[7] or perhaps they are twins. Ann Hoyte, bpt. 18 Oct 1626 in West Hatch[11] Agn. Hoyte, bpt. also 18 Oct 1626 in West Hatch[12] Children, with second wife:

Mary, b. ca. 1632, m. ca. Thomas Lyon Moses, b. ca. 1634, m. by 1659 Elizabeth (___) Joshua, b. ca. 1639, m. by 1664 Mary Bell Miriam, b. ca. 1641, m. Samuel Firman (Forman) 25 March 1662, Fairfield Samuel, b. ca. 1643, m1. Hannah Holly 16 November 1670, Stamford; m2. Rebecca (___) between 1671-1673; m3. Hannah (widow of John Gold) 20 September 1714, Stamford Benjamin, b. Windsor 2 February 1644/45, m. Hannah Weed, Stamford, 5 January 1670/1 Sarah, b. ca. 1647, m. Samuel Finch ca. 1663 Disputed Children

Anderson points out that there is no good evidence for the daughters Ruth and Deborah, which originated in the disputed 1903 research referenced above. Anderson also does not include daughter/s Ann, Agn, Agnes reported by FamilySearch and FreeReg as shown above.[2]

Sources

↑ 1.0 1.1 Roebling, Emily Warren. The Journal of the Reverend Silas Constant, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Yorktown, New York; With Some of the Records of the Church and a List of His Marriages, 1784-1825, Yogether with Notes on the Nelson, Van Cortlandt, Warren, and Some Other Families Mentioned in the Journal. Philadelphia : Printed for private circulation by J.B. Lippincott company, 1903. (p. 417/8) ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Robert Charles Anderson, "Simon Hoyt." Featured name. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Vol. 1-3. Boston, MA, USA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995, pp 1028-1033. ↑ Therefore, Deborah Stowers has been detached as this Simon's wife and mother of his children. See in particular Doug Sinclair's Archives ↑ ~~~~ ↑ Memoranda Relating to the Ancestors of the Post Family, by F.M. Post, 1906 ↑ The True Travels, Adventures and Observations of Captain John Smith, London (1630) ↑ 7.0 7.1 [http://freereg2.freereg.org.uk/search_queries/56ae8eacf493fd0cc300141a FreeReg2 search on Hoyt (soundex) 1610-1630, Somersetshire, West Hatch. ↑ "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5G9-JVT : accessed 29 January 2016), Walter Hoyte, 30 Nov 1618; citing WEST HATCH,SOMERSET,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 942.38 W5 K29C, 942.38/W5 K29C. ↑ "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5G9-6M5 : accessed 29 January 2016), Nic. Hoyte, 07 May 1620; citing WEST HATCH,SOMERSET,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 942.38 W5 K29C, 942.38/W5 K29C., ↑ "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5G9-ZWF : accessed 29 January 2016), Alex. Hoyte, 28 Dec 1623; citing WEST HATCH,SOMERSET,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 942.38 W5 K29C, 942.38/W5 K29C. ↑ "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JM9T-MQ6 : accessed 29 January 2016), Ann Hoyte, 18 Oct 1626; citing West Hatch, Somerset, England, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,526,637. ↑ "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5G9-6JS : accessed 29 January 2016), Agn. Hoyte, 18 Oct 1626; citing WEST HATCH,SOMERSET,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 942.38 W5 K29C, 942.38/W5 K29C. See also:

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'Simon Hoyt aka Hyatt, Hoyte, Hoit, Haight, Haite Born about 1593 in West Hatch, Somersetshire, England [uncertain] Son of John Hoyt Sr. [uncertain] and [mother unknown] [sibling(s) unknown] Husband of Deborah Stowers — married [date unknown] [location unknown] Husband of Susannah (Unknown) Bates — married before 1632 [location unknown] Father of Walter Hoyt, Nicholas (Hoyt) Haight, John Hoyt (of CT), Mary (Hoyt) Lyon, Moses Hoyt Sr., Moses Hoyt, Joshua Hoyt, Samuel Hoyt, Benjamin Hoyt, Miriam (Hoyt) Forman and Sarah (Hoyt) Finch Died September 1, 1657 in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, Colony, British North America Profile managers: Loren Fay [send private message], Rupert Young [send private message], and Edward Askins [send private message] Last modified 6 May 2016. This page has been accessed 3,306 times.

Categories: Puritan Great Migration.

This person migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640). If you are interested in this profile, please check out the Puritan Great Migration Project! Contents

[hide] 1 Disputed Origins & Wife Names 1.1 Immigration of Simon Hoyt and Family 2 Biography 2.1 Disputed Children 3 Sources 4 Acknowledgments Disputed Origins & Wife Names

In 1903, Emily Roebling in the footnotes of The Journal of the Reverend Silas Constant, listed a family for Simon Hoyt, born 20 Jan 1590 in Dorchester, England. Parents: John and Ruth Hoyt. Marriage: Deborah Stowers, 2 Dec. 1612 in Upway. Children: John, b. 12 March 1614; Walter b. 9 Jun 1616; Thomas b 20 Sept 1618; Deborah b. 9 Aug. 1620, d. 1628; Nicholas b. 10 Nov 1622; Ruth, b 2 Jan 1625, d. 1627.[1]

Donald Lines Jacobus and John Insley Coddington questioned this data.[2]

Research conducted in 1995 found no such records in Upway.[3] Similarly, there is no evidence that the maiden name of his second wife (Susanna) was Smith.

Anderson points out that the source of the Smith error might be reference to "The Smiths Goodman Hait's brother" (NEHGR 10:42) assuming "Smith" is a surname and not the more likely occupation of blacksmith. Anderson (GMB) also concludes that the 1903 research of Emily Warren Roebling (The Journal of the reverend Silas Constant) that pertains to the Hoyt family was incorrect, and points instead to IGI entries of the parish register of West Hatch, Somersetshire.

We have, therefore, marked his birth and father as uncertain until such can be confirmed.

Immigration of Simon Hoyt and Family

We know that Simon and his family were in New England early, 1629 according to Anderson.[2]

There are many internet sites and older genealogies that claim Simon was a passenger on the Lyon’s Whelp or maybe the Abigail, Packrat Pro for instance. They frequently include a quote from The True Travels, Adventures and Observations of Captain John Smith – London 1630. This blog is a particularly fine example. They cite: Banks, Charles Edward. Topographical Dictionary of 2885 English Emigrants to New England, 1620-1650. Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Co. 1976.

Click on Image to see larger Please note: This lists Simon as from Upway, Dorsetshire, instead of West Hatch, Somersetshire. Which points out the fact that wherever Banks acquired this information it was based on the Emily Roebling data of 1903.[1] Also Banks' reference is not a ship’s list or an old document but the Historical Record of Putnam Co. New York.

This was located as Historical And Genealogical Record, Dutchess And Putnam Counties, New York. Poughkeepsie, N.Y.: [Oxford publishing company Press of the A.V. Haight co., 1912. p. 452. The pertinent sentence being “...Simon Haight who was born in Dorsetshire, England, in 1595, and sailed for America October 6, 1628 on the vessel “Abigail” with Col. John Endicott ...” There is no source listed.

Conclusion: Although perhaps Simon Hoyt, did arrive on the Lyon’s Whelp or the Abigail, his arrival is based on an inaccurate supposition, timing which is good, and the presence of other persons from the Dorset area. Unfortunately those suppositions are based on outdated, unproven findings.[4]

Biography

Simon was born by about 1593 (based on date of marriage) and probably hailed from West Hatch, Somersetshire.[2] Note: profile reported birth January 20, 1590, (without evidence or citation).[citation needed]

He married first by 1618 Unknown Unknown; she probably died in England not long after 1625.[2]

That he had an earlier wife is suggested by the will of his widow which excludes his four oldest children. He married second by 1632 Susannah Unknown.[2] (She has been called 'Susannah Smith' in many sources, without evidence given. She m2 Robert Bates, and died before 1 Feb 1674.)

Simon Hoyt emigrated in 1629, initially settling in Charlestown, removing to Dorchester by 1633, Scituate 1635, Windsor, by 1639, Fairfield by 1649, Stamford by 1657. F.M. Post credits Simon (or Simeon, or Samuel) with being "one of the founders of Charlestown, Mass. in 1628 and 1629; also of Dorchester, Mass., and Windsor, Conn., in 1639.[5]

Some say he traveled on the Lyon's Whelp 5 Apr 1629, arriving Salem June 1629.[citation needed] But the following does not name him:

Now in this year 1629, a great company of people (The Higginson Fleet) of good rank, zeal, means and quality have made a great stock, and with six good ships in the months of April and May, they set sail from Thames for the Bay of the Massachusetts, otherwise called Charles River. The fleet consisted of, the George Bonaventure of twenty pieces of ordnance; the Talbot nineteen; the Lion's Whelp eight; the Mayflower fourteen; the Four sisters fourteen and the Pilgrim four, with 350 men women and children, also 115 head of cattle, as horses, mares, cows and oxen, 41 goats, some conies (rabbits), with all provision for household and apparel, 6 pieces of great ordnance for a fort, with muskets, pikes, corselets, drums, colors, and with all provisions necessary for a plantation for the good of man.[6] He died 1 Sep 1657.

He apparently did not leave a will, but five of his children went to the courts to sue for their portion, including:

Samuel Firman 'to my mother Hoyt for all demands from my father's estate Moses Hotye of Westchester, discharge to Joshua Hoyt of Stamford Samuell Hoyte, receipt for portion from father Simion Hoyte Samuell Finch, receipt for wife's portion from father Simon Hoyte. Benjamin Hoyte, receipt to brother Joshua Hoyte for portion form father's estate Children, with first wife, baptized at St. Andrew church in West Hatch:[7]

Walter bp West Hatch, Somersetshire, 30 Nov 1618;[8] m1 b 1642 ____ ____; m2 by 1652 Rhoda (_____) Taylor, widow of John Taylor. Nicholas, bp West Hatch 7 May 1620;[9] m Windsor 12 Jun 1646 Susanna (____ ) Joyce, widow of William Joyce Alexander, bp West Hatch 28 Dec 1623;[10] no further record John, b abt 1625; m1 by 1650 ____ ____; m2 abt 1659 Mary (Brundish) Purdy, widow of Francis Purdy. NOTE: This is NOT the John Hoyt of Salisbury/Amesbury, MA; 2003 DNA tests have indicated no relationship between Simon Hoyt and John Hoyt of Salisbury, MA. There are two other entries listed in the IGI Index, children of Simon. They are probably the same child, with the handwriting interpreted differently, the FreeReg2 search results indicate only one child Agnes[7] or perhaps they are twins. Ann Hoyte, bpt. 18 Oct 1626 in West Hatch[11] Agn. Hoyte, bpt. also 18 Oct 1626 in West Hatch[12] Children, with second wife:

Mary, b. ca. 1632, m. ca. Thomas Lyon Moses, b. ca. 1634, m. by 1659 Elizabeth (___) Joshua, b. ca. 1639, m. by 1664 Mary Bell Miriam, b. ca. 1641, m. Samuel Firman (Forman) 25 March 1662, Fairfield Samuel, b. ca. 1643, m1. Hannah Holly 16 November 1670, Stamford; m2. Rebecca (___) between 1671-1673; m3. Hannah (widow of John Gold) 20 September 1714, Stamford Benjamin, b. Windsor 2 February 1644/45, m. Hannah Weed, Stamford, 5 January 1670/1 Sarah, b. ca. 1647, m. Samuel Finch ca. 1663 Disputed Children

Anderson points out that there is no good evidence for the daughters Ruth and Deborah, which originated in the disputed 1903 research referenced above. Anderson also does not include daughter/s Ann, Agn, Agnes reported by FamilySearch and FreeReg as shown above.[2]

Sources

↑ 1.0 1.1 Roebling, Emily Warren. The Journal of the Reverend Silas Constant, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Yorktown, New York; With Some of the Records of the Church and a List of His Marriages, 1784-1825, Yogether with Notes on the Nelson, Van Cortlandt, Warren, and Some Other Families Mentioned in the Journal. Philadelphia : Printed for private circulation by J.B. Lippincott company, 1903. (p. 417/8) ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Robert Charles Anderson, "Simon Hoyt." Featured name. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Vol. 1-3. Boston, MA, USA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995, pp 1028-1033. ↑ Therefore, Deborah Stowers has been detached as this Simon's wife and mother of his children. See in particular Doug Sinclair's Archives ↑ ~~~~ ↑ Memoranda Relating to the Ancestors of the Post Family, by F.M. Post, 1906 ↑ The True Travels, Adventures and Observations of Captain John Smith, London (1630) ↑ 7.0 7.1 [http://freereg2.freereg.org.uk/search_queries/56ae8eacf493fd0cc300141a FreeReg2 search on Hoyt (soundex) 1610-1630, Somersetshire, West Hatch. ↑ "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5G9-JVT : accessed 29 January 2016), Walter Hoyte, 30 Nov 1618; citing WEST HATCH,SOMERSET,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 942.38 W5 K29C, 942.38/W5 K29C. ↑ "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5G9-6M5 : accessed 29 January 2016), Nic. Hoyte, 07 May 1620; citing WEST HATCH,SOMERSET,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 942.38 W5 K29C, 942.38/W5 K29C., ↑ "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5G9-ZWF : accessed 29 January 2016), Alex. Hoyte, 28 Dec 1623; citing WEST HATCH,SOMERSET,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 942.38 W5 K29C, 942.38/W5 K29C. ↑ "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JM9T-MQ6 : accessed 29 January 2016), Ann Hoyte, 18 Oct 1626; citing West Hatch, Somerset, England, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,526,637. ↑ "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5G9-6JS : accessed 29 January 2016), Agn. Hoyte, 18 Oct 1626; citing WEST HATCH,SOMERSET,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 942.38 W5 K29C, 942.38/W5 K29C. See also:

Hoyt's Issue, Spring 1997:1358 Acknowledgments

Thank you to these individuals who have contributed to this profile: Linda Cato, Heidi Clair, Janice Hardin, John Hermanson, Rupert Young, Jillaine Smith, Edward Askins and many others.

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U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about Simon Hoyt Name: Simon Hoyt Gender: male Birth Place: Do Birth Year: 1590 Spouse Name: Susanna Smith Marriage Year: 1635 Marriage State: CT Number Pages: 1

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Millennium File about Simon Hoyt Name: Simon Hoyt Spouse: , Susanna Smith Birth Date: 20 Jan 1590 Birth City: Dorchester Birth County: Dorset Birth Country: England Death Date: 1 Sep 1657 Death City: Stamford Death County: Fairfield Death State: Connecticut Death Country: USA Parents: , Children: Sarah Hoyt


(There has been research done recently suggesting that this family was from West Hatch, Somerset. If this is the case, Moses' father may have been a Michael Hoyt of that town.) Nevertheless, Simon, a Quaker, came to Massachusetts aboard the Abigail or George, in 1628. He lived in Dorchester, Charlestown and eventually Scituate, Mass.


Simon & Deborah (Stowers) Hoyt came to America with her brother, Nicholas Stowers, as well as the Spragues all from Upway, England, to New England (US) on the "Abigail" before 1628.
http://www.ctgenweb.org/county/cofairfield/pages/stamford/settlers_page.htm

Early Stamford Settlers


Information:

http://dougsinclairsarchives.com/hoyt/shoyt.htm


Simon Hoit was born very likely by about 1593 based on estimated date of marriage in England. Simon came to America aboard the Lions Whelp. He landed at Salem in 1628 or 1629, and shortly afterward went to Charlestown, MA, to live, as one of the first settlers. There were few pioneers who moved more often than he. He was an early settler in seven different colonies in New England , in most of them one of the first. He was hardly located in one, before he gave up his farm and home and began to clear another part of the wilderness for a new home.

He removed to Dorchester in 1632 or earlier. He was appointed "to see to the fences for the east field" at Dorchester , October 8, 1633, and in January following had a grant of marsh land. Early in 1635 he left Dorchester and located at Scituate, where he and his wife joined the church, April 19, 1635.. Here he built his house between September, 1634, and October, 1636.

He next moved to Windsor, Connecticut , about 1639 , where he had a grant of land, February 28, 1640.. His house was on the east side of the river near what is still known as Hoyt's Meadow. He sold his land at Windsor in 1648 and moved to Fairfield, Connecticut , before 1649. March 6, 1649, he had a grant of land there.

Between 1649 and 1657 he had settled at Stamford, Connecticut , and here he died, according to Stamford records, September 1, 1657.

Simon Hoyt married on 4 Nov. 1617, probably Jane Stoodie. She probably died in England not long after 1625. He married (2), by about 1632, Susannah Smith. She married (2) Robert Bates, and died before 1 February 1674.

Five of the children of Simon Hoyt gave receipts for their portions of Simon's estate. On 1 February 1674 Moses Hoyt, Joshua Hoyt, Samuel Hoyt, Benjamin Hoyt, Thomas Lyon, Samuel Finch and Samuel Firman came to an agreement "concerning the distribution of the estate of our deceased mother Susanna Bates"

The children of Simon and Jane Stoodie, his first wife were:

Walter, bp. West Hatch, Somersetshire, 29 November 1618; m. (1) by about 1642 _____ _____; m. (2) by about 1652, Rhoda (Tinker) (Hobbs) Taylor, daughter of Robert Tinker and widow of Thomas Hobbs and John Taylor. Nicholas, bp. West Hatch 7 May 1620; m. Windsor 12 June 1646 Susanna (_____) Joyce, widow of William Joyce. Alexander, bp. West Hatch, 28 December 1623; no further record. John, b. say 1625; m. (1) by about 1650 _____ _____; m. (2) about 1659 Mary (Brundish) Purdy, widow of Francis Purdy. Anes, bp. West Hatch, 18 October 1626; no further record. The children of Simon and Susanna Hoyt were:

Mary, b. say 1632; m. by about 1652, Thomas Lyon. Moses, b. say 1634; m. by 1659 Elizabeth _____. Joshua, b. say 1639; m. by 1664 Mary Bell; in his 24 May 1689 will Francis Bell named daughter Mary Hoyt. Miriam, b. say 1641; m. Fairfield, 25 March 1662, Samuel Firman (or Forman). Samuel, b. say 1643; m. (1) Stamford 16 November 1670 (or 1671?) Hannah Holly; m. (2) between 1710 and 1713 Rebecca._____, who d. Stamford 8 December 1713; m. (3) Stamford, 20 September 1714, Hannah Slawson, widow of John Gold. Benjamin, b. Fairfield, 2 February 1644; m. Stamford 5 January 1670, Hannah Weed. Sarah, b. say 1647; m. by about 1663 Samuel Finch, son of John Finch. Most of his children inherited his propensity for changing residence, and in twenty years after his death no one of the name of Hoit (Hoyt) remained in any of the seven towns, except Stamford . The family seems to have been adventurous, rather than restless, and in most cases well-to-do.

Source: "The Great Migration Begins, Sketches, PRESERVED PURITAN"

The following is copied from: "The Benedict Family History News"; Formerly "The Benedict Family News"; Volume IV Number 3 Winter 1997, pp. 29 - 42; Editor: Mary Alice Benedict Grindol:

"The Spring 1995 and Spring 1996 Hoyt Issue3 has received new research on Simon Hoyt by Robin Bush, an English researcher hired by Roy Olson, its editor.

Mr. Bush found Hoyt baptismals in West Hatch near Taunton, Somerset, England. Walter Hoyt was baptized 29 November 1618 and Nicholas Hoyt was baptized 7 May 1620. This indicates that Simon the immigrant was from Somerset, England. Also found was a marriage 4 November 1617 for Simon Hoyt to Jane Stoodlie at Marshwood, Dorset, England. This fits for the age of Walter Hoyt, Simon’s first child. It was previously believed that Simon Hoyt, from Upwey, Dorset, England had married Deborah Stowers.4 Mr. Bush checked the Upwey Parish Registers and found the registers survive only from 1654. He found the Bishop’s transcripts for the Parish only from 1731. The Dorchester Parish (Holy Trinity) survives from 1559, All Saints & St. Peter’s Parish records are from 1653. None of these have bishop’s transcripts before 1730/1. None of these parish records have any trace of Simon Hoyt or baptisms of his children. Mr. Olson hopes to continue further research in England."

References:

1. Richardson, Douglas, "English Ancestry of the Merwin and Tinker Families of New England, Part Two: John Tinker of Boston and Lancaster, Massachusetts and Windsor and New London, Connecticut", The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, (Boston: New England Historic and Genealogical Society, Vol. CXLIX, Oct. 1995) , p. 401-432.

2. Richardson, Douglas, "English Ancestry of the Merwin and Tinker Families of New England, Part One: Miles Merwin of Windsor & Milford, Connecticut", The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, (Boston: New England Historic and Genealogical Society, Vol. CXLIX, Jul. 1995), p. 295-311.

3. Hoyt Issue, Roy F. Olson, Editor, 360 Watson Rd., Paducah, KY 42003

4. Emily Warren Roebbing, The Journal of The Rev. Silas Constant (1903).

ORIGIN: West Hatch, Somersetshire MIGRATION: 1629 FIRST RESIDENCE: Charlestown REMOVES: Dorchester by 1633, Scituate 1635, Windsor by 1639, Fairfield by 1649, Stamford 1657 CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: On 19 April 1635 "Symeon Hayte and Bernard Lumbard and their wives" joined the church at Scituate [ NEHGR 9:279]. FREEMAN: 18 May 1631 [ MBCR 1:366]. OFFICES: Dorchester fenceviewer, 8 October 1633, 24 May 1634 [ DTR 3, 6]. ESTATE: On 3 April 1633 "Symon Hoite" was responsible for building forty feet of fence at Dorchester, based on ownership of two cows [DTR 2]. On 6 January 1633/4 it is "ordered that the marsh and swamp before Goodman Hosford and Davy Wil[ton] shall be divided among themselves and Symon Hoyte" [DTR 5]. On 2 June 1634 it is "ordered that Goodman Witchfeild and Goodman Hoyte shall have to be divided between them the marsh that lies in the north side of the neck towards Boston over against Mr. Rainsford's house in Boston, being for 8 acres by estimation" [DTR 6]. On 10 February 1634/5 "Simon Hoyte" was ordered to keep one of the bulls in the neck of land [DTR 10]. On 17 April 1635 it is "ordered that the lot of meadow which was Symon Hoyte's next to Boston side joining to John Witchfeild shall be divided betwixt Mr. Rodger Williams and Gyles Gibbes" [DTR 11].

  In his accounting of houses built at Scituate, Rev. John Lothrop included "Goodman Haite's" as the sixteenth, about midway in the section of those built between September 1634 and October 1636, and with the annotation "which Mr. Bower hath bought" [NEHGR 10:42].
  In the Windsor land inventory on 28 February 1640[/1] "Symon Hoyte" had granted from the plantation for meadow and upland "fourscore acres," also "on the northside of the rivulet fourscore acres, thirty [of?] which is given his son Walter Hoyte from the town" [ WiLR 1:88].
  Five of the children of Simon Hoyt gave in receipts for their portions of his estate: Samuel Firman "to my mother Hoyt for all demands from my father's estate," 25 March 1662; "Moses Hoyte of Westchester, discharge to Joshua Hoyt of Stamford," 2 April 1666; "Samuell Hoyte, receipt for portion from father Simon Hoyte," April 1665; "Samuel Finch, receipt for wife's portion from father Simon Hoyte," April 1665; and "Benjamin Hoyte, receipt to brother Joshua Hoyte for portion from father's estate," 27 January [blank] [ TAG 11:34; Gillespie Anc 289].
  On 1 February 1674 Moses Hoyt, Joshua Hoyt, Samuel Hoyt, Benjamin Hoyt, Thomas Lyon, Samuel Finch and Samuel Firman came to an agreement "concerning the distribution of the estate of our deceased mother Susanna Bates" [Gillespie Anc 289-90, citing StLR A:61].

BIRTH: By about 1593 based on estimated date of marriage. DEATH: Stamford 1 September 1657 [TAG 10:44, 45]. MARRIAGE: (1) By 1618 _____ _____; probably died in England not long after 1625.

  (2) By about 1632 Susannah _____. (She has been called "Susannah Smith" in many sources, without the evidence given. For an argument that she was not a Smith, see ASSOCIATIONS below.) She married (2) Robert Bates, and died before 1 February 1674.

CHILDREN:

   With first wife
   i   WALTER, bp. West Hatch, Somersetshire, 30 November 1618; m. (1) by about 1642 _____ _____ (eldest child b. about 1642 [ FOOF 1:295]); m. (2) by about 1652 Rhoda (Tinker) (Hobbs) Taylor, daughter of Robert Tinker and widow of Thomas Hobbs and John Taylor [FOOF 1:295; TAG 66:217-18; NEHGR 149:412-13].
   ii   NICHOLAS, bp. West Hatch 7 May 1620; m. Windsor 12 June 1646 Susanna (_____) Joyce [ Grant 45], widow of William Joyce.
   iii   ALEXANDER, bp. West Hatch 28 December 1623; no further record.
   iv   JOHN, b. say 1625; m. (1) by about 1650 _____ _____; m. (2) about 1659 Mary (Brundish) Purdy, widow of Francis Purdy. (John Hoyt's daughters, Mary, who probably married Hachaliah Brown, and Rachel, who married John Horton [not Norton], were apparently born in the early 1650s, as they married men born in the 1640s; we know that the widow of Francis Purdy had married John Hoyt because her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth (Brown) Purdy, in 1678 asked that "my father John Hoit and my brother Thomas Browne might stand overseers, or my brother Hacaliah Browne," but Francis Purdy died in 1658 [FOOF 1:495-96].)
   v   AGNES, bp. West Hatch 18 October 1626; no further record.
  With second wife
   vi   MARY, b. say 1632; m. by about 1652 Thomas Lyon (their daughter Abigail m. in 1672 [FOOF 1:395]). (The first wife of Thomas Lyon was Martha Johanna Winthrop, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Fones) Winthrop, the latter of whom later married ROBERT FEAKE and William Hallett.)
   vii   MOSES, b. say 1634; m. by 1659 Elizabeth _____ (eldest child Abigail m. by 1679 [FOOF 1:296]).
   viii   JOSHUA, b. say 1639; m. by 1664 Mary Bell (eldest known child b. Stamford 22 December 1664 [TAG 11:35]; in his 24 May 1689 will Francis Bell named daughter Mary Hoyt [FOOF 1:60]).
   ix   MIRIAM, b. say 1641; m. Fairfield 25 March 1662 Samuel Firman (or Forman) [FOOF 1:207].
   x   SAMUEL, b. say 1643; m. (1) Stamford 16 November 1670 (or 1671?) Hannah Holly [TAG 11:33]; m. (2) between 1710 and 1713 Rebecca _____, who d. Stamford 8 December 1713 [Gillespie Anc 291, citing StTR 1:128; TAG 11:92]; m. (3) Stamford 20 September 1714 Hannah Slawson, widow of John Gold [Gillespie Anc 291, citing StTR 1:129; TAG 11:93].
   xi   BENJAMIN, b. Windsor 2 February 1644[/5] [WiLR 1:19]; m. Stamford 5 January 1670[/1] Hannah Weed [TAG 11:33]. (Several sources state that Benjamin was born at Windsor on 2 February 1644/5; this birth is not recorded at Windsor and, as noted in COMMENTS below, the Hoyt family must have been residing in Fairfield by this date.)
   xii   SARAH, b. say 1647; m. by about 1663 Samuel Finch, son of JOHN FINCH [Gillespie Anc 147-51].

ASSOCIATIONS: In the list of houses built at Scituate, the twenty-first, built probably just a few months after that of Simon Hoyt, was "The Smiths Goodman Hait's brother" [NEHGR 10:42]. Who this might be has not been learned. This may, however, be the basis for the identification of Hoyt's second wife as Susanna Smith, on the assumption that "The Smiths" intends a surname. But it more likely was meant for the occupation, as a blacksmith was an essential element of each of these new towns, and one frequently finds grants made specifically for the smith or the miller, without stating the name of the person employed in that calling. COMMENTS: In 1903 Emily Warren Roebling included in The Journal of the Reverend Silas Constant a number of birth, marriage and death records said to pertain to the family of Simon Hoyt, and to be from the parish register of Upway, Dorsetshire. Donald Lines Jacobus and John Insley Coddington questioned these records, because parish registers provide us with baptismal and burial dates rather than birth and death dates, and also because some of the dates were incomplete, lacking the day of the event; despite this, Paul Prindle argued in 1976 for their authenticity [Gillespie Anc 287].

  More recently the IGI has led to several entries in the parish register of West Hatch, Somersetshire, which are more appropriate for this family, and which are in direct contradiction with the data published by Roebling. As a result, we reject here all the Upway dates, and also the identification of the first wife of Simon Hoyt.
  Without the evidence for the identity of the first wife we might wonder whether Simon Hoyt had more than one wife. The range of years over which Simon Hoyt had children (nearly thirty) and the agreement over the estate of his widow, Susannah (_____) (Hoyt) Bates, which did not include the four older surviving sons, are sufficient evidence that Simon Hoyt was married twice.
  Without the Upway dates we have no evidence for daughters Ruth and Deborah, and the sons need to be rearranged. Walter would appear to be the eldest son, for two reasons at least. First, in the Windsor grants of land to his father, there is also a grant to him, at a time when he would recently have come of age. If John were older, we would expect to find him in these land records as well. Second, from the records of Matthew Grant we know that both Walter and Nicholas had married before Simon Hoyt moved to Fairfield, but there is no indication from Windsor records that John had married this early. There is also no evidence for a son Thomas. Prindle lists some records for such a person, but they actually pertain to Thomas Hyatt of Stamford [Gillespie Anc 290; FOOF 1:318]. To add to the confusion, probate documents for Simon Hoyt and Thomas Hyatt are mixed together on the same pages of the Stamford records [TAG 11:34].
  The seven children of the second wife must all have been born in the 1630s and 1640s, from about 1632 to about 1647. These records are internally consistent, but do raise a small problem when compared with what little we learn from the records of Scituate and Windsor, the two towns in which Simon Hoyt lived from 1635 to about 1646. Hoyt and his wife were admitted to Scituate church in 1635, but had no children baptized there, and Matthew Grant tells us that Simon Hoyt had two children born during his residence at Windsor [Grant 93]. The two eldest children of this marriage, Mary and Moses, were probably born in Dorchester. The next two, Joshua and Miriam, seem firmly placed as born in the years when the family lived in Windsor. The birth of Benjamin is recorded at Windsor on 2 February 1644[/5], but the dates for Samuel and Sarah are less certain, and seem to cluster around the period from 1645 to 1647, very close to the birth of Benjamin. If Grant is right, then these three must have been born in Fairfield; the solution may be that each of these is a little younger than our estimate, or that the Hoyt family moved to Fairfield as early as 1644. Either Grant is in error as to the number of children born in Windsor, or Benjamin wasn't really born in Windsor, but had his birth recorded there perhaps because he had elder brothers still living in that town.
  Simon Hoyt settled at Charlestown in 1629 [ ChTR 2]. On 7 May 1640 "Symon Hoyette and his family are to be freed from watch & ward until there be further order taken by the court" [ RPCC 11; CCCR 1:49]. 

Simon Hoyt biographical info - STATES THERE IS NO RECORD EVID FOR DEBORAH STOWERS AS SIMON'S WIFE, etc.

http://dougsinclairsarchives.com/hoyt/shoyt.htm


vital records sources are discussed in the text

..... This is an analysis of information published in Hoyts' Issue and material from primary sources in the United States in one place so that researchers interested in Simon Hoyt and his family don't have to rely on gathering bits and pieces, some of it erroneous, on the internet. Many thanks to Sharon Dulcich for her efforts in getting the information in the Spring 1995 and Spring 1996 Hoyts' Issue to me. aaaSimon Hoyt has many descendants and therefore many people interested in his background. The major source used for this family's history has been David W. Hoyt's A Genealogical History of the Hoyt, Haight, and Hight Families.(1a) This, like many other 19th and early 20th century genealogical books, has been regarded as an authority. Unfortunately most of these books were not researched and/or written by people with the professional-level genealogy skills needed to properly gather and evaluate evidence. Many amateur genealogists have understandably taken such published information as fact and have republished it and have spread it across the internet. The body of knowledge of the Simon Hoyt family has suffered greatly from this.

In England

aaaIn 1995 a researcher in Engand named Robin Bush looked in records there for evidence of Simon. One would have expected to find corroboration of the claim in David Hoyt's book that Simon married Deborah Stowers and had four children baptized in Upway (correct spelling "Upwey"), Dorsetshire. Instead it became apparent that marriage and baptism records have not been available for Upwey before 1654 since at least 1831. In any case they are not known to exist today and cannot be consulted. aaaRobin Bush found records at West Hatch, Somersetshire, of the baptisms of four children of Simon Hoyt. Walter and Nicholas are among them and the immigrant Simon is known to have had sons with these names. The supposed Upwey family also had sons Walter and Nicholas. Further investigation into the background of Massachusetts Bay immigrant Nicholas Stowers, who supposedly lived near Upwey, might prove interesting. Bush says that the baptism dates for Walter and Nicholas correspond to the ages of Walter and Nicholas of MA/CT. I am not very familiar with information on Nicholas, but Walter's approximate age is given in a probate document and corresponds to a birth year of 1618. (1b) aaaRegarding a man named Micheal Hoyt (variously spelled) Bush cites a Manor Court record (2a) dated 18 July 1599 that concerns his occupation of rented land, apparently in West Hatch, with his children Richard, Simon, Anne, Thomasine (Thamazine, etc.) and Elizabeth. This document refers to "the customary rent and services and works of scouring and ditching the lords' rivers" connected with their tenancy. This apparently is the earliest such record, leading Bush to think this was when the family arrived in West Hatch. Michael later occupied other properties. He also served town offices much the same as those in New England. He was a juryman and often foreman of the homage jury in the Hallimote Court and Manor Court between 1606 and 1620 (2b). Homage juries were composed of tenants who reported to the courts on misdemeanors and deaths among the tenants. Hallimote Court records say he was a reeve (keeper of animals on behalf of the town) in 1612/13(3). In 1613 he had five stray sheep in his custody. He was elected a tythingman (tax collector) at West Hatch in 1614 (4), but he was still a reeve, given that in the same year he was holding a horse that was to be given to the lords as fee for someone's tenancy(5). aaaSimon "made default of the suit of court" in 1616 (6), 1618 (7) and twice in 1620(8). Michael stated in Hallimote Court records that in 1617 he surrendered his 1599 rental lands to the use of Simon(9). Manor Court records say that Michael and Simon were on the homage jury in 1619(10). Simon acknowledged to his fellow jurymen and the court that he cut down 6 oak trees on his land and sold them outside the manor, which was against custom. On his father's pledge Simon paid a 20 shilling fine at the next meeting of the court. Simon was a juryman again in 1620(11). aaaQuoting Bush from the same source as the last, "A view was taken between the land of Alexander Hearne called Barleidge and the land of Simon Hoyte called 'Long Medow.' It was found that the boundary was 'an old ditch.' Simon Hoyte was ordered to make a sufficient fence between his meadow called 'Long Medow' and the land of Walter Curry before 28 Oct. on pain of 5 s." aaaMichael's wife at the time of his death was probably Agnes. The West Hatch Manor Court refers to her as a widow who was holding a tenement of the same description as Michael's and that she was to pay a fee to the lords in 1628 with Richard Hoyt (name of the oldest son of Michael) as one of her pledges(12). Bush suggests that Michael's son John was born to a second wife about 1608. A Hundred Court record (13) of 1620 says that the court ordered Richard Hoyt to bring his brother John to be sworn to the assize. Bush says that this was usually done when a boy reached the age of 12, but how diligent was this in practice? Was John born shortly after Michael's 1599 record of tenancy (in which John doesn't appear)? Michael's daughter Thomasine (variously spelled) was baptized in 1581/82. She had at least one older sibling (Anne is listed before her in court records. I am assuming that lists of children are by age as they are in probate records). If Anne was the first born, say in 1580, and John was the last in say 1600, that would span the average 20 year period of a married woman's fertility. Perhaps Richard was ordered to bring John to court because he had not previously. However John would have been 20 and Richard probably would not have been involved. If John's was a late and last birth of Michael's wife he could have still been a minor in 1620 if he was born say 1603 or 4. In any case no marriage records have been found for Michael and his wife is not named in the one baptism record. It is notable that daughters named Agnes were born to Simon and Richard Hoyt in West Hatch. aaaBush further cites account rolls for West Hatch that mention Simon Hoyt's payments to the manor for new grants of tenements through 1631, and by 1632/33 his name was crossed out and replaced by another. He acquired two tenements in 1627/28, not long before Simon the immigrant most likely left England. If the latter is the same as West Hatch Simon he would have signed away the properties when he was in either Charlestown or Dorchester, MA. He had become a freeman in 1631, so he may have felt sufficiently established in the Massachusetts Colony to undo his real estate ties in England. Bush notes that the above court entries are all under the subheading of the manor tything of West Hatch. This makes a fairly certain connecton between the Simons - the son of Michael of West Hatch, the father of Walter and Nicholas of West Hatch and the immigrant to Massachusetts Bay. aaaBush found a marriage record at Marshwood, Dorset, of Simon Hoyt and Jane "Stoodlie" in 1617. Marshwood is not so far from West Hatch (about 10 miles) to negate the possibility that this couple had Walter and Nicholas, but Simon was otherwise in West Hatch. Marshwood records reveal only that there were Stoodley (variously spelled) baptisms in the early 17th century, indicating that Jane's family probably was established in the area when she was married.(14) John Stoodley was among the free tenants of Marshwood manor in 1626-41 and Walter "Stoodleigh" was a member of the homage jury for Whitchurch Hundred, near Marshwood, in 1626. Given the appearance of Walter among Simon's children, perhaps Walter Stoodleigh was Jane's father or brother. aaaThe name Michael is found among the children named in the will of Thomas Hoyt of Seavington St. Mary, Somersetshire (1576) and his wife Isabel (1587). That town is about 9 miles from West Hatch and about 2 1/2 miles from South Petherton, where Michael's daughter was baptized. Thomas' will mentions several of his grandchildren, but none by Michael. Isabel's will does mention that Michael had children. This accords with the idea that Michael's oldest daughter (and first child?) may have been Anne, born say 1580. There is no further evidence cited to make a strong connection between Thomas of Seavington St. Mary and Michael of South Petherton/West Hatch. aaaRobin Bush doesn't give a list of all the sources he consulted, although it is apparent that he looked at a number of unnamed records that did not reveal Hoyt information. Are there more records that can be researched in that region of England? For instance, does Michael appear in any other South Petherton area records? All of Michael's children before 1599 may have been born there. Are there Manor Court records for the area similar to those covering the town of West Hatch?

In New England

aaa Simon Hoyt appears on a list, with Nicholas Stowers and the Sprague family, of those who were the first to live in Charlestown in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.(15) The date given for the list, which appears in the town records, is 1628, but scholars are confident that the document was made somewhat later. Although a few families were living in the vicinity of what became Charlestown by 1628, the so-called Higginson Fleet of ships which sailed in the Spring and Summer of 1629, sent by the Massachusetts Bay Colony, carried some if not most of the people named on that list. A statement has been proliferated that the Hoyts came over on the ship Abigail in 1628. There is no extant list of passengers on that trip of Abigail nor any other evidence to specifically place the Hoyts on it. John Endicott, Governor of Massachusetts Bay, approved the removal of the Spragues and "three or four others" to explore and settle what became Charlestown. Given the probable proximity of their origins in England, Simon may not only have sailed with them but joined them as one of those others to Charlestown. On the above-mentioned list, Simon is listed one name away from the Spragues. aaa Simon appears on the first list of "Names of such as tooke the Oath of Freemen" of the colony, dated 18 May 1631,(16) and is presumed to have been in Dorchester. The first record found of Simon in that town is from 1633, leaving in question where he was in 1631. On 3 April 1633 Dorchester town records state that a double-rail fence with mortices in the posts was ordered to be put up by the cow-owners of the town, 20 feet of length per cow. Simon's fencing was to be 40 feet.(17) On 8 October of the same year he was appointed a fenceviewer for the "east field."(18) On 6 January of the following year he was included in a division of "marsh and swamp."(19) He was elected a fenceviewer for the "north field" on 24 May 1634.(20) On 2 June he was in another division of marsh and swamp, a parcel of about 8 acres on the north side of the "neck." On 10 February 1634/35 he was ordered to keep one bull with the heifers on the "neck of land," for which he was to be paid.(21) This action surely was taken to make calves and that Simon was to oversee the process. The last mention of Simon as a Dorchester resident was on 17 February 16(34/?)35, when it was ordered that "the lott of medow that was Symon Hoytes next to boston side Joyning to John Witchfield shall be devided betwixt Mr. Rodger Williams and Gyles Gibbes."(22) aaaSimon and his family moved to Scituate, MA, by the time he and his wife joined the church there on 17 April 1635.(23) Given the last two references to Simon in the Dorchester town records, the move can be placed between 10 February (perhaps 17 February) and 17 April 1635. Rev. Lothrop of Scituate listed the house lots and their occupants from the time he arrived in November? of 1634 to December? of 1636, the months being unclear.(24) Simon had a house lot there between those dates. Dean's history of Scituate indicates that "Goodman Hoyt" was granted land in the "Greenfield" section of Scituate between April? and June? of 1635, although it is not clearly stated and there are no sources cited in this work.(25) However, given all this evidence it is reasonable to say that the Hoyts moved to Scituate in late Winter of 1635 and had established themselves sufficiently enough to join the church and build or buy a house there within the next 4 months. aaaThe time of Simon's removal to Windsor, CT, is not known, but speculated to have been between 1636 and 1639, when groups of settlers from Massachusetts Bay went there. He apparently does not appear in Scituate town and church records after 1635-1636. In 1677 Matthew Grant recorded that there were 2 children born to Simon in Windsor(how accurate was this over 30 years after the fact?), suggesting that he moved there with the 1639 party headed by Rev. Huit.(26) He was surely there by 7 May 1640, when the Particular Court of Connecticut ordered that "Simon Hoyette and his family are to be freed fro watch & ward until there be further Order taken by the Courte."(27) The reason for this may be found in where Simon was granted land in Windsor. He appears in an inventory of land ownership dated 28 February 1640/41.(28) He had been granted "fourscore" acres of upland and meadow and the same amount on the north side of the "rivulet," with 30 acres of the latter designated for his son Walter. A copy of this record describes the property as being on the east side of the "rivulet" (presumably what is now the Farmington River), but given the meandering of the river, it might have been open to interpretation. This area became known as Hoyt's Meadow and was enough distant from the main settlement known as the Palisado to excuse Simon and Walter from gaurd duty. A record of January 1659/60 says he had a "long seat" in the Windsor church, for which he paid 6 shillings.(29) He had died in Stamford, CT, by this time. The record refers to pews associated with houses and their original owners, although the latter are not named, and Simon was likely among them. aaaSimon supposedly sold his homestead lot in "Hoyt's Meadow" in 1646.(30) He owned a house lot and 2 1/2 acres bordering the common in Fairfield, CT; 5 acres at "Sascoe Neck" on "Hoit's Island" and land purchased from John Green.(31) This land is listed in an inventory for the town of Fairfield dated 6 March 16(48/?)49. He may have bought some of it near the time he sold his Windsor land in 1646 and made his move in that year. aaaSimon's death is recorded in the Stamford town records as having occurred on the 1st day of the 7th month 1657, translating to 1 September 1657.(32) An inventory of his estate was taken on 9 October 1657. This Fairfield Co. probate item is given here as it was transcribed for David Hoyt's book. It is described as worn and partially torn. The end of it is clearly missing.

[O]cto 9: 57 An Inventory of ye Estate of Simon Hoyte taken by ff[illegible] Rich Law Entry 24: 3 mo 1659

Impmus 8 Cowes 15- It [Item] 2 oxen 15- It 4:2: years 10- It 1:3:yearold com tine 03- It 1 yearl-g 01- It one Horse 10-0 It one mare & Colt 20-0 It one yearl-g colt with time 12- O - 0 It p Land 30-0-0 It one Homelote & a mill 30- 0 - 0 It in puter 01- It in brass, 1: pan 1 : pot, 1 : mortter, 2 : cittills 02- It in Iron, 1: pot, 2 lesser pots 03 It more Iron, axes, howes Chaines 05 It armes, 1 gun, 3 swords 2: barrells 02-08 It in woollen Cloathes 05-06 It one hat & lether Jacket 00-07 It one paire sheets & 43 yards new cloth 07-09 It too Chests, 2 wheeles 01-02 It in Coops ware 01-03 It in Turners ware 00-03 It three Earthen pots 00- It one sadle & roapes & tow comes 01- It in beding 06- It [sivory?] &c marking Iron 00- It one colter & old Iron 00- It in Indian Corn, 10: bushells 01- It 25 bushells wheat 05- It 80: ib: of tobaca 01- It cart & plow & wheeles 02- It two yoaks 00- It in Debts, Due 05- It in Hey six load 05- It in pease 40 bushells 07- It 14 swine 20- It 2 hides 00-

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aaaSeveral receipts are said to have been in Simon's probate file for the distribution of his estate.(33a) They refer to Joshua Hoyt receiving portions from his brothers Moses (2 April 1666), Samuel (April 1665) and Benjamin. Samuel Finch, on behalf of his wife, received their portion in April 1665 and Samuel Firman gave his portion to his mother-in-law on 25 March 1662. Other receipts are probably missing, but the signature of "Joen" Hoyt can be found as witness to Moses' signature. The John Hoyt who witnessed Moses' signature could have been Simon's son or grandson. aaaIt is clear that Simon's children were by two wives. There is no primary evidence found identifying the family name of his second wife Susannah. There is a record made by Rev. John Lothrop of Scituate apparently in 1637 that lists the houses by heads of household of that town since his arrival in 1634. There is an entry for "The Smiths. Goodman Haits brother." No other entry is prefaced by "the," such as "the Hoyts." All the households except 3, including "The Smiths," are numbered, which may indicate those three were not land owners. It is unlikely that this was a Mr. Smith. He was very likely the town blacksmith. Susannah and her heirs (among whom are not the English-born children of Simon) are named in an agreement regarding the distribution of her estate. At the time of her death she was Susannah Bates, probably the wife of Robert Bates of Stamford. Her heirs were her children Moses, Joshua, Samuel and Benjamin Hoyt, and the husbands of her daughters Mary, Sarah and Miriam (namely Thomas Lyon, Samuel Finch and Samuel "ffirman").(34) The inventory was presented at court on 24 May 1659.

child of Simon? perhaps out of wedlock:(35)

Christopher, bur. 22 August 1618

information for children of Simon of New England with West Hatch Simon and (Jane Stoodley's?) children's information inserted, with baps. from West Hatch parish church records, in parentheses:

i. Walter (bap. 29 November 1618) ii. Nicholas, (bap. 7 May 1620) (iii. Alexander, bap. 28 December 1623) (iv. Agnes, bap. 18 October 1626) v. John

children of Simon and Susannah:

v. Mary, b. ca. 1630, m. Thomas Lyon vi. Moses, b. ca. 1632 (Dorchester?), m. Elizabeth vii. Joshua, b. ca. 1635 (Scituate?), Mary Bell (if she was the Mary Hoyt listed in father Francis Bell's will) viii. Sarah, b. ca. 1637, (Scituate?), m. Samuel Finch ix. Miriam, b. ca. 1639 (Scituate?), m. Samuel Firman (perhaps Forman) 25 March 1662, Fairfield, CT (date and place not confirmed by author) x. Samuel, b. ca. 1642, (Windsor?), m. 1. Hannah Holly, 16 November 1670, Stamford, CT, 2. Rebecca (neither confirmed by author) xi. 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)

1a. David W.Hoyt, A Genealogical History of the Hoyt, Haight, and Hight Families, (Boston,1871). 1b. Walter Hoyt's will, microfilm, Connecticut State Library. 2a. North Curry Hundred, Hallimote and Manor Court Tolls of the Dean and Chapter of Wells Cathedral, DD/CC 131924/6, translated from Latin. 2b. Hallimote and Manor Courts, DD/CC131907/14. 3. Hallimote Court, DD/CC 131925/8. 4. Hundred Court, DD/CC 131925/4. 5. Hallimote Court,ibid. 6. Hundred Court, 131925/6. 7. Manor Court, 131925/5. 8. Hundred Court, 131910a/9; with his father, in Hallimote Court, same source. 9. Hallimote Court, DD/CC 131925/5. 10. Manor Court, DD/CC 131925/2. 11. Hallimote Court, 131910a/5. 12. Ibid, 131907/2. 13. Ibid, 131910a/9. 14. Somerset & Dorset Notes & Queries, vol. 10, pp. 242-4. 15. Richard Frothingham, Jr., The History of Charlestown, Massachusetts (1845). 16. Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, ed., Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, etc. (Boston, 1853), pg. 366. 17. Fourth Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston 1880; Dorchester Town Records; second edition 1883 (Boston, 1883), pg. 2. 18. Ibid, pg. 3. 19. Ibid, pg. 5. 20. Ibid, pg. 6. 21. Ibid, pg. 10. 22. Ibid, pg. 11. 23. Samuel Dean, History of Scituate, Massachusetts, from its First Settlement to 1831 (Boston, 1831). 24. Ibid. 25. Ibid. 26. Henry R. Stiles, A History of Ancient Windsor, reprint, Somersworth, NH, 1976. (HAW) 27. Records of the Particular Court of Connecticut 1639-1663, Connecticut Historical Society. 28. The Great Migration Begins project cites Windsor land records 1:88. 29. Information on Simon in Windsor from HAW. 30. HAW, pp. 159,167-8. This is an abstract of the original record, which has not been seen. 31. Donald Lines Jacobus, comp. & ed., History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, 1:293. Original records not seen. 32. Fairfield town records in The American Genealogist," 10:116. 33a.. The American Genealogist, 11:34. 33b. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 10:42; The American Genealogist, 11:34. 34. E. B. Huntington, History of Stamford 1641-1868, etc. (1979), pg. 34. 35. "supposed son of Simon Hoyte," West Hatch parish church records. Walter clearly was Simon and Jane's first child after their marriage about a year earlier.


Cf: Simon Hoyt (1595 Curry Rivel, Somersetshire, - Sept 1, 1657) Company of Governor John Endicott on "Abigail" in 1628. One of first settlers of Dorchester in 1630. to Scituate in 1633. Married 2nd Susanna Smith. To Windsor, then to Fairfield in 1649. Subsequently to Stamford. Son Walter abt 1618. (Stiles, Windsor, 410)


According to information provided by English researcher, Mr. Robin Bush, Somerset, England, Simon appeared in records of Stamford, CT. Of Charlestown 1628, Dorchester 1630, Scituate 1635, Windsor 1639, and sold holdings in 1646. The old Goody Hoyt who died 1644 at Windsor, CT, may have been his mother. He received a grant of land in Fairfield in 1649. His first wife may possibly have been Debra Stower. Stowers, Hoyts and Gov. Endicott, came to New England on the ABIGAIL. -18771. researcher, David W. Hoyt. Simon probably had 2 more sons- Alexander and John by his first wife. Mary Moses, Josua, Miriam, Samuel, Benjamin, and Sarah were children of the second marriage according to Anderson's "The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England 1620-1633."

Robin Bush states that on 2 September 1619 Simon went to the court for cutting 6 oak trees on the manor lands and selling the trees against the laws of the manor. Michael, Simon's father, pledged to pay the fine. Simon's sons, Nick and Walter were baptized in the West hatch Manor owned by the Wells Cathedral of Somerset. Michael's will of 15 Jul 1599 in Evington, St. Mary was the most help. The Church records are in Latin.

Simon Hoyt was one of a small group of men who sailed with John Endicott in 1628 from England on the schooner Abigal for Massachusetts where Endicott served as the first colonial governor until the arrival of Governor Winthrop with the main body of the colonists in 1630.

Simon settled first in Charlestown, on the bank of Boston Harbor at the mouth of the Charles River. Here his wife Deborah Stowers died, leaving him five children of whom the two oldest, John (1614-1684) and Thomas (1618-1656) were born in Dorset, England. Simon then married Susannah Smith and they had seven children. They lived in Dorchester and Windsor, Conn., before following Thomas to Stamford in 1650, where Simon lived until his death in 1657.

In England

In 1995 a researcher in Engand named Robin Bush looked in records there for evidence of Simon.

One would have expected to find corroboration of the claim in David Hoyt's book that Simon married Deborah Stowers and had four children baptized in Upway (correct spelling "Upwey"), Dorsetshire.

Instead it became apparent that marriage and baptism records have not been available for Upwey before 1654 since at least 1831.

In any case they are not known to exist today and cannot be consulted.

Robin Bush found records at West Hatch, Somersetshire, of the baptisms of four children of Simon Hoyt.

Walter and Nicholas are among them and the immigrant Simon is known to have had sons with these names.

The supposed Upwey family also had sons Walter and Nicholas.

Further investigation into the background of Massachusetts Bay immigrant Nicholas Stowers, who supposedly lived near Upwey, might prove interesting.

Bush says that the baptism dates for Walter and Nicholas correspond to the ages of Walter and Nicholas of MA/CT.

I am not very familiar with information on Nicholas, but Walter's approximate age is given in a probate document and corresponds to a birth year of 1618. (1b)

Regarding a man named Micheal Hoyt (variously spelled) Bush cites a Manor Court record (2a) dated 18 July 1599 that concerns his occupation of rented land, apparently in West Hatch, with his children Richard, Simon, Anne, Thomasine (Thamazine, etc.) and Elizabeth.

This document refers to "the customary rent and services and works of scouring and ditching the lords' rivers" connected with their tenancy.

This apparently is the earliest such record, leading Bush to think this was when the family arrived in West Hatch.

Michael later occupied other properties.

He also served town offices much the same as those in New England.

He was a juryman and often foreman of the homage jury in the Hallimote Court and Manor Court between 1606 and 1620 (2b). Homage juries were composed of tenants who reported to the courts on misdemeanors and deaths among the tenants. Hallimote Court records say he was a reeve (keeper of animals on behalf of the town) in 1612/13(3). In 1613 he had five stray sheep in his custody. He was elected a tythingman (tax collector) at West Hatch in 1614 (4), but he was still a reeve, given that in the same year he was holding a horse that was to be given to the lords as fee for someone's tenancy(5).

Simon "made default of the suit of court" in 1616 (6), 1618 (7) and twice in 1620(8). Michael stated in Hallimote Court records that in 1617 he surrendered his 1599 rental lands to the use of Simon(9). Manor Court records say that Michael and Simon were on the homage jury in 1619(10). Simon acknowledged to his fellow jurymen and the court that he c

Father: John HOYT

Mother: Ruth UNKNOWN

Marriage 1 Jane STOODLEY b: Y

Married: Y

Children

Walter (The English Immigrant) HOYT b: bef 30 NOV 1618 in West Hatch, Somerset, England
Nicholas HOYT b: BEF 7 May 1620 in West Hatch, Somerset, England
Alexander HOYT b: BEF 28 December 1623 in West Hatch, Somerset, England
Agnes HOYT b: BEF 18 October 1626 in West Hatch, Somerset, England
John HOYT b: Y

Marriage 2 Susannah MARRIED TO SIMON HOYT b: Y

Children

Mary HOYT b: ca. 1630
Moses HOYT b: ca. 1632 in Dorchester?
Joshua HOYT b: ca. 1635 in Scituate?
Sarah HOYT b: ca. 1637 in Scituate?
Miriam HOYT b: ca. 1639 in Scituate?
Samuel HOYT b: ca. 1642 in Windsor?
Benjamin HOYT b: 2 February 1644/1645

(f/g) Simon Hoyt Birth: 1593, England Death: Sep. 1, 1657 Stamford Fairfield County Connecticut, USA

Born by about 1593, based on estimated date of marriage. Came from West Hatch, Somersetshire to Massachusetts Bay in 1629. First settled in Charlestown; moved to Dorchester by 1633, Scituate in 1635, Windsor by 1639, Fairfield by 1649, & Stamford in 1657. Died in Stamford CT, 1 September 1657. Married: (1) By 1618 _____ _____; probably died in England not long after 1625. (2) By about 1632 Susannah _____. (She has been called "Susannah Smith" in many sources, without the evidence given. For an argument that she was not a Smith, see ASSOCIATIONS below.) She married (2) Robert Bates, and died before 1 February 1674. Source: Anderson's Great Migration Study Project


Family links:

Spouses:
 Wife Hoyt
 Susannah Hoyt 
Children:
 Walter Hoyt (1618 - ____)*
 Nicholas Hoyt (1620 - ____)*
 Alexander Hoyt (1623 - ____)*
 John Hoyt (1625 - ____)*
 Agnes Hoyt (1626 - ____)*
 Mary Hoyt Lyon (1632 - ____)*
 Moses Hoyt (1634 - ____)*
 Joshua Hoyt (1639 - ____)*
 Miriam Hoyt Firman/Forman (1641 - ____)*
 Samuel Hoyt (1643 - ____)*
 Benjamin Hoyt (1644 - ____)*
 Sarah Hoyt Finch (1647 - ____)

Burial: Palisado Cemetery Windsor Hartford County Connecticut, USA Plot: Founders Monument Created by: Linda Mac Record added: Apr 09, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 35680599 -tcd


   n 1995 a researcher in England named Robin Bush looked in records there for evidence of Simon. One would have expected to find corroboration of the claim in David Hoyt's book that Simon married Deborah Stowers and had four children baptized in Upway (correct spelling "Upwey"), Dorsetshire. Instead it became apparent that marriage and baptism records have not been available for Upwey before 1654 since at least 1831. In any case they are not known to exist today and cannot be consulted. Robin Bush found records at West Hatch, Somersetshire, of the baptisms of four children of Simon Hoyt. Walter and Nicholas are among them and the immigrant Simon is known to have had sons with these names. The supposed Upwey family also had sons Walter and Nicholas. Further investigation into the background of Massachusetts Bay immigrant Nicholas Stowers, who supposedly lived near Upwey, might prove interesting. Bush says that the baptism dates for Walter and Nicholas correspond to the ages of Walter and Nicholas of MA/CT.

Unfortunately, as Doug Sinclair says, many Hoyt descendants have been misled by imaginary information in David W. Hoyt's book. "Many amateur genealogists have understandably taken such published information as fact and have republished it and have spread it across the internet. The body of knowledge of the Simon Hoyt family has suffered greatly from this," Sinclair writes. This account of the Hoyt-Haight genealogy is greatly indebted to the work of Hoyt researchers Doug Sinclair and John E. Hoyt. The other chief sources for this account include the Descendants of Simon Hoyt website, The Great Migration Begins, Lori Luke's Families of Early Ulster County, New York database, the Faella-McKiel Family Tree database, and the "Legends" genealogy website.

SIMON HOYT ("Hoyte"), son of Michael Hoyte, born circa 1593, probably in West Hatch, Somersetshire, England; died 1 Sept. 1657, Stamford, Connecticut. Simon married on 4 Nov. 1617 in Marshwood, Dorsetshire, England, to JANE STOODLIE, with whom he had five sons and one daughter, all born in West Hatch. An illegitimate child named Christopher Hoyt, identified in the West Hatch parish records as a "supposed son of Simon Hoyte," died and was buried in West Hatch in Aug. 1618. English researcher Robin Bush identifies Christopher as a child of Simon and Jane born before they were married. Jane apparently died in England circa 1627, and a few years later Simon remarried, either in England or in Massachusetts, where he had seven or eight more children. (Records ascribed to Mr. Rowland give the death in 1647 of a child of "Hoyte," but it is uncertain who that child might have been -- the child may have belonged to Simon's son Walter.) As for the place where the marriage of Simon Hoyt and Jane Stoodlie took place, Marshwood is about 10 miles from West Hatch, which is where all other relevant English documents place Simon Hoyt. According to Hoyt researcher Doug Sinclair, "Marshwood records reveal only that there were Stoodley (variously spelled) baptisms in the early 17th century, indicating that Jane's family probably was established in the area when she was married. John Stoodley was among the free tenants of Marshwood manor in 1626-41 and Walter "Stoodleigh" was a member of the homage jury for Whitchurch Hundred, near Marshwood, in 1626. Given the appearance of (the name) Walter among Simon's children, perhaps Walter Stoodleigh was Jane's father or brother." There was also a Stoodley family at Hawkchurch, Dorsetshire (now in Devonshire), with living descendants in America. Marshwood is within walking distance of Hawkchurch, so it is likely that Jane Stoodlie was related to the Hawkchurch Stoodleys.

The research of Robin Bush determined that Simon Hoyt "made default of the suit of court" in 1616, 1618 and twice in 1620. Michael Hoyte surrendered his 1599 rental lands to the use of his son Simon in 1617, according to Hallimote Court records. Manor Court records show that Michael and Simon were both on the homage jury in 1619 and again in 1620. While an homage juryman in 1619, says Doug Sinclair, "Simon acknowledged to his fellow jurymen and the court that he cut down six oak trees on his land and sold them outside the manor, which was against custom. On his father's pledge Simon paid a 20 shilling fine at the next meeting of the court." In addition, Robin Bush quotes Hallimote Court records showing that, "A view was taken between the land of Alexander Hearne called Barleidge and the land of Simon Hoyte called 'Long Medow.' It was found that the boundary was 'an old ditch.' Simon Hoyte was ordered to make a sufficient fence between his meadow called 'Long Medow' and the land of Walter Curry before 28 Oct. on pain of 5 s."

Account rolls for the manor tything of West Hatch mention Simon Hoyt's payments to the manor for new grants of tenements through 1631, but by 1632/33 his name had been crossed out and replaced by someone else's name. Simon had acquired two tenements in 1627/28, which would have been not long before he probably left England. As Doug Sinclair writes, if the immigrant Simon Hoyt of Massachusetts "is the same as West Hatch Simon, he would have signed away the properties when he was in either Charlestown or Dorchester, MA. He had become a freeman in 1631, so he may have felt sufficiently established in the Massachusetts Colony to undo his real estate ties in England." There is little doubt that West Hatch Simon is the immigrant Simon. It has been commonly reported that the Simon Hoyt family came over to Massachusetts on the ship "Abigail" in 1628. However, no ship passenger list is extant for that sailing of the Abigail, nor is there any evidence that the Hoyts were passengers on the Abigail in 1628. Simon Hoyt appears on a list (along with Nicholas Stowers and the Sprague family) of those who were the first settlers in Charlestown, Suffolk County, in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The date given for the list, which appears in the town records, is 1628, but scholars are confident that the document was made somewhat later. Some if not most of the people on that list came over on the Higginson Fleet of ships, which sailed in the spring and summer of 1629, and it is likely that the Hoyt family, as well as the Spragues, arrived in that year on those ships. John E. Hoyt reports that Simon Hoyt and his family arrived on 25 April 1629 aboard the Lyon's Whelp from Graveshead, England, to Salem, Massachusetts.

The Simon Hoyt family apparently did not remain long in Charlestown. Simon's name is on the first list of "Names of such as tooke the Oath of Freemen" of Massachusetts Bay Colony, dated 18 May 1631. At that time he is presumed to have been in Dorchester, but the first record of Simon in that town does not appear for another two years. Doug Sinclair writes:

   "On 3 April 1633 Dorchester town records state that a double-rail fence with mortices in the posts was ordered to be put up by the cow-owners of the town, 20 feet of length per cow. Simon's fencing was to be 40 feet. On 8 October of the same year he was appointed a fenceviewer for the 'east field.' On 6 January of the following year he was included in a division of 'marsh and swamp.' He was elected a fenceviewer for the 'north field' on 24 May 1634. On 2 June he was in another division of marsh and swamp, a parcel of about 8 acres on the north side of the 'neck.' On 10 February 1634/35 he was ordered to keep one bull with the heifers on the "neck of land," for which he was to be paid. This action surely was taken to make calves and that Simon was to oversee the process. The last mention of Simon as a Dorchester resident was on 17 February 1634 (or 1635?), when it was ordered that 'the lott of medow that was Symon Hoytes next to boston side Joyning to John Witchfield shall be devided betwixt Mr. Rodger Williams and Gyles Gibbes.'"

It was probably around March 1635 that Simon and his family moved to Scituate, Massachusetts. Simon and his second wife SUSANNAH joined the church there on 19 April 1635. He and Susannah probably married circa 1630, perhaps in England or perhaps in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Susannah's maiden name is unknown, and there is no evidence that her maiden name was Smith, as has previously been claimed. Dean's history of Scituate indicates that "Goodman Hoyt" was granted land in the "Greenfield" section of Scituate during the spring or early summer of 1635. A few years later, probably in 1639, Simon and his family left Massachusetts and settled in Windsor, Connecticut. In 1677 Matthew Grant recorded that there were two children born to Simon in Windsor. Groups of settlers from Massachusetts Bay, including a party headed by Rev. Huit, are known to have gone to Windsor in 1639, and the Hoyts may have been in Rev. Huit's party. In any case, Simon was certainly in Windsor by 7 May 1640, when the Particular Court of Connecticut ordered that "Simon Hoyette and his family are to be freed fro watch & ward until there be further Order taken by the Courte." In Windsor, Simon was granted 80 acres of upland and meadow and the same amount on the north side of the "rivulet" (probably the Farmington River), with 30 of those acres on the north side designated for his son Walter. Simon's land became known as Hoyt's Meadow, and it was far enough away from the main settlement -- called "the Palisado" -- that Simon and Walter were excused from guard duty ("watch and ward"). A record of Jan. 1659/60 says Simon, by then deceased, had a "long seat" in the Windsor Church for which he had paid a pew rental of 6 shillings.

After living at Windsor for a few years, Simon and his family moved to Fairfield, Connecticut. It is supposed that Simon sold his homestead lot in Hoyt's Meadow in 1646. An inventory for the town of Fairfield dated 6 March 1648 (or 1649?) says that Simon owned a house lot and two and half acres bordering the common in Fairfield; 5 acres at "Sascoe Neck" on "Hoit's Island," and land purchased from John Green. Simon may have bought some of his Fairfield land around the time that he sold his Windsor land, and therefore probably moved in 1646. His final move was to Stamford, Connecticut, where his death is recorded as having occurred on the first day of the seventh month in 1657, which translates to 1 Sept. 1657. An inventory of his estate was taken on 9 Oct. 1657. His widow Susannah later remarried, probably to ROBERT BATES of Stamford, Connecticut. She died sometime before 1 Feb. 1674, on which date her children came to an agreement regarding the distribution of her estate -- in that agreement she is referred to as "our deceased mother Susanna Bates."

The known and putative children of Simon Hoyt and his two wives are:

    --  CHRISTOPHER HOYT, buried 22 Aug. 1618 in West Hatch.
    4A. WALTER HOYT, baptised 29 or 30 Nov. 1618.
    --  NICHOLAS HOYT, baptised 7 May 1620.
    --  ALEXANDER HOYT, baptised 28 Dec. 1623.
    4B. JOHN HOYT, born perhaps circa 1625 in West Hatch.
    --  AGNES HOYT, baptised 18 Oct. 1626 in West Hatch.
    --  MARY HOYT, born circa 1630 in Charlestown, Mass., md. Thomas Lyon.
    --  MOSES HOYT, born circa 1634, married Elizabeth (NN).
    --  JOSHUA HOYT, born circa 1639, married Mary (Bell?).
    --  MIRIAM HOYT, born circa 1641, married Samuel Firman (Forman?).
    --  SAMUEL HOYT, born circa 1643, married twice.
    --  BENJAMIN HOYT, born 2 Feb. 1643/44, married Hannah Weed.
    --  SARAH HOYT, born circa 1646, married Samuel Finch.
    ??  (NN) HOYT, a stillborn child, born circa 1647.

Source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~fesschequy/Hoyt.html


http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hoytjohn319&id=I2731


Simon Hoyt was born in Dorsetshire, Eng 20 Jan 1590, and died at Stamford CT 1 Sp 1657, son of Michael Hoyt and Agnes Hite of Dorsetshire, Eng, who never came to America. He married, 1st, at Upway, England, on 2 Dec 1612, Deborah Stowers, daughter of Walter Stowers, born at Dorchester, Eng 1 May 1593.

Simon Hoyt, with his brother in law Nicholas Stowers and the Spragues, who were also from Upway, came to America in the ship "Abigail", with Governor Endicott, and landed at Salem MA 5 Sep 1628.

“He settled first at Charlestown, Mass., in 1629, and in 1630 removed to Dorchester, Mass., with the first settlers. On October 8/1633 he was appointed fence viewer and again on June 2/1634. In 1635 he removed to Scituate, Mass., and joined the church there. He married 2) in Scituate Susannah Smith and then moved to Windsor, Conn., in 1635, and to Fairfield in 1649, and Stanford in 1655. The inventory of his estate dated October 9/1657.

Susannah Smith, who died 1 Feb 1674 at Stamford, after his death then m 20 as his 2nd wife Robert Bates of Stamford, who died 11 Jan 1675, and had another family by him.

------------------------------- Simon Hoyt was born 20 Jan 1590 in West Hatch, Somerset, England. His parents were Michael HOYT and Ruth SMITH. He married Jane STOODLEY 4 Nov 1617 in Marshwood, Dorset, England. He did NOT marry Deborah Stowers 2 Dec 1612 in Upway Dorchester, Dorset, England. Simon came to America aboard the Lions Whelp. [the same vessel as carried our anchor immigrant Thomas MINER]. He landed at Salem in 1628 or 1629, and shortly afterward went to Charlestown, Mass. to live, as one of the first settlers. After Deborah died, he married Susannah Smith. Simon died 1 Sep 1657 in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut.

Deborah Stowers was born 1 May 1593 in Dorchester, Dorset, England. Her parents were Walter Stowers and [__?__]. Deborah died 1634 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Mass.

Susannah Smith died in Feb 1674. Her parents were Richard Smith and Rebecca Buswell. After Simon died, she married Robert Bates. (b. 1620 – d. 11 Jun 1675 in Stamford, Fairfield, CT)

Children of Simon and Jane:

Information for children of Simon of New England with West Hatch Simon and (Jane Stoodley’s ) children’s information inserted, with baptisms. from West Hatch parish church records Name Born Married Departed 1. John HOYT 12 Mar 1614 West Hatch, Somerset, England Frances TEWKSBURY . Mary Jewell 1644 Amesbury, Essex Co, Mass . Mary Elizabeth Brundage Purdy 14 Oct 1658 Fairfield, Fairfield, CT. 1 Sep 1684 Rye, Westchester, New York. 2. Walter Hoyt 9 Jun 1616 bapt. 29 Nov 1618) West Hatch, England Elizabeth St. John 1643 Windsor, Fairfield, CT . Rhoda Tinker 1652 in Windsor, Hartford, CT 1698 Windsor, Fairfield, CT 3. Thomas Hoyt 20 Sep 1618 West Hatch, England Elizabeth Russell 20 Aug 1633 Stamford, CT 9 Sep 1656 Stamford, CT 4. Deborah Hoyt 9 Aug 1620 West Hatch, England 3 Jun 1628 Upway, Dorset, England 5. Nicholas Hoyt 10 Nov 1622 bapt. 7 May 1620 West Hatch, England Mrs. Susannah Joyse 12 Jun 1646 Windsor, CT 7 Jul 1655 Windsor, CT 6. Alexander Hoyt bapt. 28 Dec 1623 West Hatch, England 9 May 1627 Upway, Dorset, England 7. Ruth Hoyt Jan 1625 West Hatch, England 9 May 1627 Upway, Dorset, England 8. Agnes Hoyt bapt. 18 Oct 1626 West Hatch Dorchester, Dorset, England

. Children of Simon and Susannah Smith Name Born Married Departed 9. Mary Hoyt 20 Sep 1635 Luke Hill 6 May 1651 Windsor, Hartford, CT . Thomas Lyon 10. Moses Hoyt 1637 Stamford, Fairfield, CT Elizabeth Budd c. 1659 Fairfield, CT 11. Sarah Hoyt 1639 Stamford, CT Samuel Finch c. 1663 12. Joshua Hoyt 1641 Windsor, Hartford, CT Mary Bell c. 1664 13. Samuel Hoyt 1643 Fairfield, Fairfield, CT Hannah Holly 16 Nov 1670 Stamford, CT . Rebecca [__?__] 1710-1713 . Hannah Slawson 20 Sep 1714 Stamford, CT 14. Benjamin Hoyt 2 Feb 1644 Windsor, CT Hannah Weed 5 Jan 1670 Windsor, CT 15. Miriam Hoyt 1645 Stamford, Fairfield, CT Samuel Firman (Forman) 25 Mar 1662 Fairfield, CT . Richard Harcourt 1683 Fairfield, CT 16. Hannah Hoyt 1649 Windsor, Hartford, CT

Most of his children inherited his propensity for changing residence, and in twenty years after his death no one of the name of Hoit (Hoyt) remained in any of the seven towns, except Stamford . The family seems to have been adventurous, rather than restless, and in most cases well-to-do.

Simon Hoyt was an early settler in seven different colonies in New England , in most of them one of the first. He was hardly located in one, before he gave up his farm and home and began to clear another part of the wilderness for a new home. There were few pioneers who moved more often than he.

1st Charlestown was founded in 1628, and settled 4 Jul 1629, by Thomas Graves, Increase Nowell, Simon HOYT, Rev. Francis Bright, Ralph, Richard and William Sprague and about 100 others who preceded the Great Migration.

2nd He removed to Dorchester in 1632 or earlier. He was appointed “to see to the fences for the east field” at Dorchester , 8 Oct 1633, and in January following had a grant of marsh land.

3rd Early in 1635 he left Dorchester and located at Scituate, where he and his wife joined the church, 19 Apr 1635. Here he built his house between September, 1634, and October, 1636.

4th He next moved to Windsor, Connecticut , about 1639 , where he had a grant of land, 28 Feb 1640. His house was on the east side of the river near what is still known as Hoyt’s Meadow.

5th and 6th He sold his land at Windsor in 1648 and moved to Fairfield, Connecticut , before 1649. 6 Mar 1649, he had a grant of land in Farfield.

Windsor CT Founders Memorial – Simon Hoyt is listed on the middle panel

7th Between 1649 and 1657 he had settled at Stamford, Connecticut , and here he died, according to Stamford records, 1 Sep 1657.

Five of the children of Simon Hoyt gave receipts for their portions of Simon’s estate. On 1 Feb 1674 Moses Hoyt, Joshua Hoyt, Samuel Hoyt, Benjamin Hoyt, Thomas Lyon, Samuel Finch and Samuel Firman came to an agreement “concerning the distribution of the estate of our deceased mother Susanna Bates”

Source: “The Great Migration Begins, Sketches, PRESERVED PURITAN”

Source: http://minerdescent.com/2010/10/27/simon-hoyt/


Homage juryman in 1619 and 1620.

Paid a 20 shilling fine in 1620 for cutting down six oak trees on his rented land in West Hatch.

He is said to have sailed from England on the Lyon’s Whelp, which left Gravesend, Kent, England on 25 April 1629, and arrived in Naumkeag Harbor (Salem, Massachusetts) on 29 June 1629.

Original settler of Charlestown in 1629.

Freeman, Massachusetts Bay Colony 1631.

Removed to Dorchester by 1633, where he served as a fence viewer.

Scituate 1635. Windsor 1639. Fairfield 1646.

Stamford by 1657.

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"Simon Hoyt, died 1:7:1657." (Stamford Town Records, volume 1, page 19)

NOTE: The 7th month of the Old Style calendar corresponds to September, not July.

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The inventory of his estate, taken on 24 May 1659, included a home lot, household items, land, a mill, horses, cattle, swine, farm implements, a plow, 10 bushels of corn, 25 bushels of wheat, 40 bushels of peas and 80 pounds of tobacco.

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Family links:

Parents:
 Michael Hoyt (____ - 1624)

Spouses:
 Joan Stoodley Hoyt (____ - 1630)*
 Susanna Bates (____ - 1673)*

Children:
 John Hoyt (1614 - 1688)*
 Walter Hoyt (1618 - 1699)*
 Nicholas Hoyt (1620 - 1655)*
 Alexander Hoyt (1623 - ____)*
 John Hoyt (1625 - 1688)*
 Agnes Hoyt (1626 - ____)*
 Mary Hoyt Lyon (1632 - ____)*
 Moses Hoyt (1634 - ____)*
 Joshua Hoyt (1639 - ____)*
 Miriam Hoyt Firman/Forman (1641 - ____)*
 Samuel Hoyt (1643 - ____)*
 Benjamin Hoyt (1644 - 1736)*
 Sarah Hoyt Finch (1647 - ____)*

Sibling:
 Thomasine Hoyt (1582 - 1623)*
 Simon Hoyt (1595 - 1657)
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Note: No known marker.


Burial: Stamford Burying Ground (Columbus Park) Stamford Fairfield County Connecticut, USA



He married (1) unknown (2) Joan Stoodley on 4 November 1617 in Marshwood, Dorsetshire, England, and (3) Susanna ______ in 1631 in Dorchester, Massachusetts.


Simon Hoyt aka Hyatt, Hoyte, Hoit, Haight, Haite Born about 1593 in West Hatch, Somersetshire, England [uncertain] Son of John Hoyt Sr. [uncertain] and [mother unknown] [sibling(s) unknown] Husband of Deborah Stowers — married [date unknown] [location unknown] Husband of Susannah (Unknown) Bates — married before 1632 [location unknown] Father of Walter Hoyt, Nicholas (Hoyt) Haight, John Hoyt (of CT), Mary (Hoyt) Lyon, Moses Hoyt Sr., Moses Hoyt, Joshua Hoyt, Samuel Hoyt, Benjamin Hoyt, Miriam (Hoyt) Forman and Sarah (Hoyt) Finch Died September 1, 1657 in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, Colony, British North America Profile managers: Loren Fay [send private message], Rupert Young [send private message], and Edward Askins [send private message] Last modified 6 May 2016. This page has been accessed 3,306 times.

Categories: Puritan Great Migration.

This person migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640). If you are interested in this profile, please check out the Puritan Great Migration Project! Contents

[hide] 1 Disputed Origins & Wife Names 1.1 Immigration of Simon Hoyt and Family 2 Biography 2.1 Disputed Children 3 Sources 4 Acknowledgments Disputed Origins & Wife Names

In 1903, Emily Roebling in the footnotes of The Journal of the Reverend Silas Constant, listed a family for Simon Hoyt, born 20 Jan 1590 in Dorchester, England. Parents: John and Ruth Hoyt. Marriage: Deborah Stowers, 2 Dec. 1612 in Upway. Children: John, b. 12 March 1614; Walter b. 9 Jun 1616; Thomas b 20 Sept 1618; Deborah b. 9 Aug. 1620, d. 1628; Nicholas b. 10 Nov 1622; Ruth, b 2 Jan 1625, d. 1627.[1]

Donald Lines Jacobus and John Insley Coddington questioned this data.[2]

Research conducted in 1995 found no such records in Upway.[3] Similarly, there is no evidence that the maiden name of his second wife (Susanna) was Smith.

Anderson points out that the source of the Smith error might be reference to "The Smiths Goodman Hait's brother" (NEHGR 10:42) assuming "Smith" is a surname and not the more likely occupation of blacksmith. Anderson (GMB) also concludes that the 1903 research of Emily Warren Roebling (The Journal of the reverend Silas Constant) that pertains to the Hoyt family was incorrect, and points instead to IGI entries of the parish register of West Hatch, Somersetshire.

We have, therefore, marked his birth and father as uncertain until such can be confirmed.

Immigration of Simon Hoyt and Family

We know that Simon and his family were in New England early, 1629 according to Anderson.[2]

There are many internet sites and older genealogies that claim Simon was a passenger on the Lyon’s Whelp or maybe the Abigail, Packrat Pro for instance. They frequently include a quote from The True Travels, Adventures and Observations of Captain John Smith – London 1630. This blog is a particularly fine example. They cite: Banks, Charles Edward. Topographical Dictionary of 2885 English Emigrants to New England, 1620-1650. Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Co. 1976.

Click on Image to see larger Please note: This lists Simon as from Upway, Dorsetshire, instead of West Hatch, Somersetshire. Which points out the fact that wherever Banks acquired this information it was based on the Emily Roebling data of 1903.[1] Also Banks' reference is not a ship’s list or an old document but the Historical Record of Putnam Co. New York.

This was located as Historical And Genealogical Record, Dutchess And Putnam Counties, New York. Poughkeepsie, N.Y.: [Oxford publishing company Press of the A.V. Haight co., 1912. p. 452. The pertinent sentence being “...Simon Haight who was born in Dorsetshire, England, in 1595, and sailed for America October 6, 1628 on the vessel “Abigail” with Col. John Endicott ...” There is no source listed.

Conclusion: Although perhaps Simon Hoyt, did arrive on the Lyon’s Whelp or the Abigail, his arrival is based on an inaccurate supposition, timing which is good, and the presence of other persons from the Dorset area. Unfortunately those suppositions are based on outdated, unproven findings.[4]

Biography

Simon was born by about 1593 (based on date of marriage) and probably hailed from West Hatch, Somersetshire.[2] Note: profile reported birth January 20, 1590, (without evidence or citation).[citation needed]

He married first by 1618 Unknown Unknown; she probably died in England not long after 1625.[2]

That he had an earlier wife is suggested by the will of his widow which excludes his four oldest children. He married second by 1632 Susannah Unknown.[2] (She has been called 'Susannah Smith' in many sources, without evidence given. She m2 Robert Bates, and died before 1 Feb 1674.)

Simon Hoyt emigrated in 1629, initially settling in Charlestown, removing to Dorchester by 1633, Scituate 1635, Windsor, by 1639, Fairfield by 1649, Stamford by 1657. F.M. Post credits Simon (or Simeon, or Samuel) with being "one of the founders of Charlestown, Mass. in 1628 and 1629; also of Dorchester, Mass., and Windsor, Conn., in 1639.[5]

Some say he traveled on the Lyon's Whelp 5 Apr 1629, arriving Salem June 1629.[citation needed] But the following does not name him:

Now in this year 1629, a great company of people (The Higginson Fleet) of good rank, zeal, means and quality have made a great stock, and with six good ships in the months of April and May, they set sail from Thames for the Bay of the Massachusetts, otherwise called Charles River. The fleet consisted of, the George Bonaventure of twenty pieces of ordnance; the Talbot nineteen; the Lion's Whelp eight; the Mayflower fourteen; the Four sisters fourteen and the Pilgrim four, with 350 men women and children, also 115 head of cattle, as horses, mares, cows and oxen, 41 goats, some conies (rabbits), with all provision for household and apparel, 6 pieces of great ordnance for a fort, with muskets, pikes, corselets, drums, colors, and with all provisions necessary for a plantation for the good of man.[6] He died 1 Sep 1657.

He apparently did not leave a will, but five of his children went to the courts to sue for their portion, including:

Samuel Firman 'to my mother Hoyt for all demands from my father's estate Moses Hotye of Westchester, discharge to Joshua Hoyt of Stamford Samuell Hoyte, receipt for portion from father Simion Hoyte Samuell Finch, receipt for wife's portion from father Simon Hoyte. Benjamin Hoyte, receipt to brother Joshua Hoyte for portion form father's estate Children, with first wife, baptized at St. Andrew church in West Hatch:[7]

Walter bp West Hatch, Somersetshire, 30 Nov 1618;[8] m1 b 1642 ____ ____; m2 by 1652 Rhoda (_____) Taylor, widow of John Taylor. Nicholas, bp West Hatch 7 May 1620;[9] m Windsor 12 Jun 1646 Susanna (____ ) Joyce, widow of William Joyce Alexander, bp West Hatch 28 Dec 1623;[10] no further record John, b abt 1625; m1 by 1650 ____ ____; m2 abt 1659 Mary (Brundish) Purdy, widow of Francis Purdy. NOTE: This is NOT the John Hoyt of Salisbury/Amesbury, MA; 2003 DNA tests have indicated no relationship between Simon Hoyt and John Hoyt of Salisbury, MA. There are two other entries listed in the IGI Index, children of Simon. They are probably the same child, with the handwriting interpreted differently, the FreeReg2 search results indicate only one child Agnes[7] or perhaps they are twins. Ann Hoyte, bpt. 18 Oct 1626 in West Hatch[11] Agn. Hoyte, bpt. also 18 Oct 1626 in West Hatch[12] Children, with second wife:

Mary, b. ca. 1632, m. ca. Thomas Lyon Moses, b. ca. 1634, m. by 1659 Elizabeth (___) Joshua, b. ca. 1639, m. by 1664 Mary Bell Miriam, b. ca. 1641, m. Samuel Firman (Forman) 25 March 1662, Fairfield Samuel, b. ca. 1643, m1. Hannah Holly 16 November 1670, Stamford; m2. Rebecca (___) between 1671-1673; m3. Hannah (widow of John Gold) 20 September 1714, Stamford Benjamin, b. Windsor 2 February 1644/45, m. Hannah Weed, Stamford, 5 January 1670/1 Sarah, b. ca. 1647, m. Samuel Finch ca. 1663 Disputed Children

Anderson points out that there is no good evidence for the daughters Ruth and Deborah, which originated in the disputed 1903 research referenced above. Anderson also does not include daughter/s Ann, Agn, Agnes reported by FamilySearch and FreeReg as shown above.[2]

Sources

↑ 1.0 1.1 Roebling, Emily Warren. The Journal of the Reverend Silas Constant, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Yorktown, New York; With Some of the Records of the Church and a List of His Marriages, 1784-1825, Yogether with Notes on the Nelson, Van Cortlandt, Warren, and Some Other Families Mentioned in the Journal. Philadelphia : Printed for private circulation by J.B. Lippincott company, 1903. (p. 417/8) ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Robert Charles Anderson, "Simon Hoyt." Featured name. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Vol. 1-3. Boston, MA, USA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995, pp 1028-1033. ↑ Therefore, Deborah Stowers has been detached as this Simon's wife and mother of his children. See in particular Doug Sinclair's Archives ↑ ~~~~ ↑ Memoranda Relating to the Ancestors of the Post Family, by F.M. Post, 1906 ↑ The True Travels, Adventures and Observations of Captain John Smith, London (1630) ↑ 7.0 7.1 [http://freereg2.freereg.org.uk/search_queries/56ae8eacf493fd0cc300141a FreeReg2 search on Hoyt (soundex) 1610-1630, Somersetshire, West Hatch. ↑ "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5G9-JVT : accessed 29 January 2016), Walter Hoyte, 30 Nov 1618; citing WEST HATCH,SOMERSET,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 942.38 W5 K29C, 942.38/W5 K29C. ↑ "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5G9-6M5 : accessed 29 January 2016), Nic. Hoyte, 07 May 1620; citing WEST HATCH,SOMERSET,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 942.38 W5 K29C, 942.38/W5 K29C., ↑ "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5G9-ZWF : accessed 29 January 2016), Alex. Hoyte, 28 Dec 1623; citing WEST HATCH,SOMERSET,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 942.38 W5 K29C, 942.38/W5 K29C. ↑ "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JM9T-MQ6 : accessed 29 January 2016), Ann Hoyte, 18 Oct 1626; citing West Hatch, Somerset, England, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,526,637. ↑ "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5G9-6JS : accessed 29 January 2016), Agn. Hoyte, 18 Oct 1626; citing WEST HATCH,SOMERSET,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 942.38 W5 K29C, 942.38/W5 K29C. See also:

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Simon Hoyte's Timeline

1589
January 20, 1589
West Hatch, Somerset, England
1590
January 20, 1590
Age 1
Upway, Dorsetshire, England
1614
March 12, 1614
Age 25
Upwey, Dorset, England
1614
Age 24
1615
1615
Age 25
England
1616
June 9, 1616
Age 27
West Hatch, Somerset, England
1618
September 20, 1618
Age 29
Weymouth, Dorset, England
1618
Age 28
UK