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Susannah Taylor (Smith)

Also Known As: "Susannah (Smith) Hoyt Bates Taylor"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Upwey, Weymouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Daughter of unknown father of Susannah Taylor (Smith) and unknown mother of Susannah Taylor (Smith)
Wife of Simon Hoyte; Robert Bates and John Taylor, V
Mother of Deborah Quimby; Mary Eliza Lyon; Moses Hoyt; Miriam Ann Harcourt / Foreman; Deacon Samuel Haight and 10 others

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About Susannah Taylor

Susanna Smith Bates

  • Birth: 1615, Upway, Dorset, England
  • mmigration: 1629 (Age: 14)
         o Charlestown,Middlesex,Massachusetts,USA
         o Description: Ship:Unk from West Hatch, Somersetshire,England
 

Marriage: 1635-04-02 (Age: 20)

         o Stamford,Fairfield,Connecticut,USA
         o to Simon Hoyt  

Death: 1674 (Age: 59)

         o Stamford,Fairfield,Connecticut,USA

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    Name
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         o Susanah Smith
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     Gender
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         o Female
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     Birth
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         o 1615
         o Of, Upway, Dorsetshire, England
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     Marriage
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         o 2 Apr 1635   (Age: 20)
         o Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
         o to Simon Hoit (Hoyt)  
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     Marriage
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         o 2 Apr 1635   (Age: 20)
         o Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut
         o to Simon Haight  
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     Marriage
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         o ABT 1641   (Age: 26)
         o Of, , Fairfield, Connecticut
         o to Robert Bates  
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     Marriage
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         o 14 Feb 1668   (Age: 53)
         o Windsor, Hartford, Windsor, Ct
         o to John Taylor  
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     Death
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         o 1674   (Age: 59)
         o Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut
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     Burial
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         o 1674

'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 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:

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.

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 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

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Elizabeth Brown (Smith) Gender: Female Birth: August 16, 1612 Sussex, England Death: circa September 21, 1657 (41-49) Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Immediate Family: Wife of Peter Brown, of Stamford, Connecticut Mother of Elizabeth Purdy; Hachaliah Brown, Sr.; Deliverance Brown; Thomas Brown; Mercy Brown; and Ebenezer Brown « less Added by: <private> Dawson on June 22, 2008 Managed by: Bjørn P. Brox and 8 others

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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] [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.

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Susannah Taylor's Timeline

1615
1615
Weymouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
1615
England
1631
1631
Age 16
Probably England
1635
September 20, 1635
Age 20
Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1637
1637
Age 22
Fairfield, Connecticut Colony
1641
1641
Age 26
Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
1641
Age 26
Windsor, Connecticut Colony
1641
Age 26
Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut