Ebenezer HOYT

Male 1707 - 1730  (23 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Ebenezer HOYT was born 09 May 1707, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA (son of John HOYT and Abigail HOLMES); died 16 May 1730, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John HOYT was born Between 09 Jan 1674 and 1675, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA (son of Samuel HOYT and Hannah HOLLY); died 10 Dec 1732, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    John married Abigail HOLMES 30 Apr 1702, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. Abigail (daughter of Stephen HOLMES and Martha ?) was born Abt 1682, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Aft 1754, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Abigail HOLMES was born Abt 1682, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA (daughter of Stephen HOLMES and Martha ?); died Aft 1754, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    Children:
    1. Sarah HOYT died Aft 1739.
    2. 1. Ebenezer HOYT was born 09 May 1707, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 16 May 1730, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Martha HOYT was born 18 Dec 1709, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 24 Apr 1799, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; was buried , St. John's and St. Andrew's Episcopal Cemetery, Stamford, Connecticut.
    4. Hannah HOYT was born 09 Mar 1702/03, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 15 May 1739, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    5. John HOYT was born 19 Nov 1704, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 02 Aug 1759, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    6. Abigail HOYT was born Between 15 Jan 1712 and 1713, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 27 Jun 1739, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Samuel HOYT was born Abt 1643, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA (son of Simon HOYT and Susannah SMITH); died 07 Apr 1720, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Also known as Samuel Hait
    • Fact: Also Known as Samuel Hoit

    Samuel married Hannah HOLLY 16 Nov 1672, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. Hannah (daughter of John HOLLY and Mary WAITSTILL) was born 18 Apr 1651, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 07 Dec 1710, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Hannah HOLLY was born 18 Apr 1651, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA (daughter of John HOLLY and Mary WAITSTILL); died 07 Dec 1710, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    Children:
    1. Joseph HOYT was born 12 Jun 1686, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 20 May 1730, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Hannah HOYT was born 23 Mar 1679/80, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Bef 1714, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Nathan HOYT was born Between 24 Mar 1690 and 1691, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Abt 1772, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Ebenezer HOYT was born 29 Nov 1689, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Bef 1714, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    5. Jonathan HOYT was born 11 Jun 1683, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Abt 1768, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    6. 2. John HOYT was born Between 09 Jan 1674 and 1675, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 10 Dec 1732, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    7. Nathaniel HOYT was born 01 Apr 1694, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 27 Jul 1711, Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    8. Samuel HOYT was born 27 Jul 1673, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 09 Dec 1711, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

  3. 6.  Stephen HOLMES was born Abt 1633, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA (son of Francis HOLMES and UNKNOWN); died 15 May 1710, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Notes:

    Name:
    "Connecticut Ancestry": Stephen Holmes was born about 1633 and died at Stamford on 15 May 1710. His widow Martha ?, whose maiden name is still unknown, died at Stamford on 13 March 1727/28.

    Stephen Holmes and his brother John were on the list of 21 Stamford residents nominated and approved as freemen of the State of Connecticut at the General Assembly of 14 October 1669 at Hartford.

    As the single recipient of his father's farmland in Stamford, Stephen Holmes acquired additional property in newly-divided sections of Stamford over the years through those original property rights. Paul Prindle found that Stephen received specific properties from the town directly in 1667, 1674, 1685 and 1687, and commonage from the town in 6 other layouts; was the grantee of other properties in 4 other deeds from individuals; and was the grantor in 25 deeds and one exchange.

    As often happened in colonial times and even today, stephen Holmes disposed of most of his property by deed to his children and their spouses over a period from 1702-1704. Some of these properties were in later settlements away from Stamford center - for example, his gift to his son Samuel in 1706 was of 10 1/2 acres east of the Noroton River, therefore in what is now the town of Darien.

    He provided for a homestead for his eldest son Samuel Holmes during his lifetime, but for some reason never transferred the title to Samuel. His widow Martha Holmes who was also the executor of his estate, rectified this on 10 December 1711, when she gave "all that lot of land whereon ye said Samuel Holmes now dwelleth" to Samuel on behalf of herself and her husband's estate.

    The sons-in-law Elisha Holly, John Slason and John Hait also received property from Stephen Holmes, either during his lifetime or from his estate. Because of our particular interest in John Slason and the daughter Mary Holmes, we may note that on 8 October 1703, Stephen Holmes gave his daughter "Mary the wife of John Slason one acre of meadow in part of her portion." the deed was witnessed by Steven Holmes Jr. and Sarah Holmes, her H mark, and acknowledged as a deed of gift by David Waterbury, J.P.

    Stephen — Martha ?. Martha was born Abt 1640; died Between 13 Mar 1727 and 1728, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Martha ? was born Abt 1640; died Between 13 Mar 1727 and 1728, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    Children:
    1. Martha HOLMES was born Abt 1666, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 04 Aug 1724, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Samuel HOLMES was born Abt 1669, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Mary HOLMES was born Abt 1672, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 20 Aug 1745, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    4. John HOLMES was born Abt 1674, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 06 Jul 1703, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    5. Stephen HOLMES was born 1676, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    6. Rebecca HOLMES was born Abt 1680, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 01 Apr 1749, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    7. 3. Abigail HOLMES was born Abt 1682, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Aft 1754, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    8. Sarah HOLMES was born Abt 1684, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 01 Aug 1709, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Simon HOYT was born Abt 1593, West Hatch, Co Somerset, England; died 01 Sep 1657, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Son of John Hoyt and Ruth
    • Occupation: Planter
    • Birth: 20 Jan 1590, Upway, Dorchester, co. Dorset, England
    • Immigration: 1629, Ship "Lyons Whelp"
    • Fact: 18 May 1631, Freeman

    Notes:

    "The Hoyt and Haight Families in America": It appears, therefore, that Simon Hoyt landed in Salem in 1628 or 1629, perhaps by the ABIGAIL or the GEORGE, and very soon, in 1628 or 1629, probably the latter year, went to Charlestown as one of its first settlers. He could not have remained there more than a year or two, however, if he was one of the first settlers of Dorchester, in 1630. ....
    It seems that Simon Hoyt left a widow named Susanna, who married a Bates, and died before Feb. 1674. From the fact that a Smith at Scituate is called his brother, it appears that either Simon, or a sister of his, married a Smith. It is probable that Simon had two wives, and that Walter, Nicholas, and John were the sons of the first wife, as will appear from the following agreement, found on the Stamford records: "Witnes these presents an agreement made & concluded between vs viz; Moses Hoyt, Joshua Hoyt, Samuell Hoyt, Benjamin Hoyt, Thomas Lyon, Samuel Flinch,Samuel Firman conserving yye distribution of ye Estate of our deceased mother Susana Bates, ye contents followeth
    That Moses hoyt receive of Joshua Hoyt ye Just sum of four pounds, thirteen shillings & sixpence which ye said Joshua doth agree to pay. & Samuel Hoyt to have ye beding in his hands & ye horse & wels is in his hands. Benjamin Hoyt to have ye ten pounds left in his hands by our mother Susana afresaid. Thomas Lyon & Samuel Flinch to have ye horses & mares young and old running in ye woods of norwake equally between us, & twenty shillings to each of vs, paid by our brother Joshua Hoyt which ye said Joshua agrees unto.
    Samuel Firman to have ye horses & mares runing in fairfeeld limits, & twenty shillings more paid by our brother Joshua Hoyt unto me. The Residue of ye Estate of our forsaid mother remaining in ye hands of our brother Joshua Hoyt being four pounds thirteen shillings & six pence, which ye said Joshua to hae as his pie in ye distribution of ye forsaid Estate mutually agreed unto. -- The distribution as above of ye Estate of our mother Amongst us to our mutuall satisfaction, in consideration whereof we the above named doe hereby Joyntly & severally release, discharge & aquit our borther Joshua Hoyt, & one another from all & any further demands of any right, title or interest in ye Estate aforesaid, & from all & any trouble or molestation in & about ye same.
    Joyntly desiring ye this our agreement may be comited to publique record for the further establishment of ye same, further more it is agreed by us fore-named ye if ye shall arise any Just debts due fro our mother in her widdow-hood ye wee or any of us now not of, ye we ye forenamed will contrybute equally to ye payment of ye said debt. In witness of thrugh unto ye premises we ye piyes forenamed doe binds our selues firmly, as witnes our hands this 1st 12: Anno: 1674. Signed thus
    Moses Hoyt
    Joshua Hoyt
    Samuell Hoyt
    Benjamin Hoyt
    thomas Lyon
    Samuell Flinch
    Samuell Firman

    Witness - Abram Finch
    Jonas Seely

    From all that has been learned about Simon Hoyt, it is evident that he must have been born before 1600, probably as early as 1595. Hence he was probably thirty or thirty-five years of age at the time of coming to America, and sixty or sixty-five at the time of his death.
    The chronicles of the time give us some idea of the hardships endured by the first settlers at Charlestown and Dorchester, - the sufferings of the winter; the conspiracy of the Indians t cut off th eEnglish, when "all hands, of men, women, and children wrought t digging and building," until a fort was completed; and the perils of pestilence and famine, when they were compelled to live on "clams, and muscles, and fish." In all these Simon Hoyt must have participated.
    It also appears that he was an early settler of seven different towns in New England; and in most of them he was one of the first white residents. What an experience of pioneer life he must have had!! Scarcely was he settled in one place before he gave up his home, with all its comforts, and started to subdue a new portion of the wilderness. Most of his children seem to have shared the spirit of their father; for in twenty years after his death no one bearing the name of Hoyt was left in either of these seven towns, except Stamford. the hardy and courageous character of the family is shown, not only by their frequent changes of residence, but by the fact that they lived, in Windsor, at least, away from the other settlers...

    Simon married Susannah SMITH Abt 1632, (Prob) Scituate, Massachusetts. Susannah was born Abt 1597; died Bef 1674. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Susannah SMITH was born Abt 1597; died Bef 1674.
    Children:
    1. 4. Samuel HOYT was born Abt 1643, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 07 Apr 1720, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Joshua HOYT was born Abt 1639, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died Nov 1690, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Sarah HOYT was born Abt 1646, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Between 19 Mar 1712 and 1713, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Miriam HOYT was born Abt 1641, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 02 May 1696, Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York.
    5. Benjamin HOYT was born 02 Feb 1643/44, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 26 Jan 1735/36, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    6. Mary HOYT was born 20 Sep 1635, Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts; died 1692, Byram Neck-Greenwich, Connecticut.
    7. Unnamed HOYT was born Abt 1647, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 1647, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
    8. Moses HOYT was born Abt 1634, Dorchester, Massachusetts; died Aft 1712, Eastchester, Westchester Co., New York.

  3. 10.  John HOLLY was born 1618, England; died 25 May 1681, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    John — Mary WAITSTILL. Mary was born Abt 1621; died Aft 1692, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Mary WAITSTILL was born Abt 1621; died Aft 1692, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    Children:
    1. Bethia HOLLY was born 06 Jan 1654/55, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 29 Dec 1713, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    2. 5. Hannah HOLLY was born 18 Apr 1651, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 07 Dec 1710, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Elisha HOLLY was born 06 Mar 1659/60, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 28 Oct 1719, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Jonathan HOLLY was born 01 Mar 1662/63, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 12 Oct 1712, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    5. John HOLLY, Jr. was born 03 Nov 1649, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 22 Sep 1716, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    6. Samuel HOLLY was born Oct 1642, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 13 May 1709, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    7. Abigail HOLLY was born 10 Sep 1646, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Abt 1695, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    8. Increase HOLLY was born 20 Aug 1643, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA; died 01 Mar 1726/27, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    9. Elizabeth HOLLY was born Abt 1646, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA; died Aft 1690, Connecticut, USA.

  5. 12.  Francis HOLMES was born Abt 1600, Beverly, Yorkshire, England; died Between 27 Jun 1673 and 03 Mar 1676, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Will: 06 Sep 1671, Stamford, Fairfield, Ct, Usa

    Notes:

    Name:
    "Connecticut Ancestry": Francis Holmes is another early resident of Stamford for whom English origins have not yet been identified. He died at Stamford in the winter of 1675/76.

    The name of his first wife and mother of his children is completely unknown. He married (2), sometime after 19 August 1658, Ann (?) Stevens, widow of Thomas Stevens who died on that date in Stamford. Her maiden name is also unknown. On 20 December 1686, the brothers Obadiah, Benjamin and Joseph Stevens agreed that their mother, "the widow Homs," would live with her son Benjamin Stevens, with some support being provided by the other two brothers in the form of certain specified gifts of animals. And, on 1 April 1689, Ann holmes, widow, signing with her X mark, gave "asartain ox" to her son Joseph stevens. Francis Holmes had died at Stamford before 14 February 1675/76 when his inventory was taken.

    He first appeared in the Stamford records in 1648 when he and a night watchman were both verbally abused by robert Pennoyer, who was "overcom wt. wine." Francis Holmes himself was accused for misconduct years later (1665) in another Stamford incident, and his son Richard was similarly charged in 1684.

    According to Paul Prindle, Francis Holmes was a blacksmith, and always signed with his mark, indicating that he could probably neither read nor write.

    His will was made at Stamford on 6 September 1671 and proved at Fairfield on 14 March 1675/76. His wife (unnamed) was to receive the house for life or until "Change of Condition by marriage;" his son John receive the shop with tools, iron, and steel; his son Stephen to receive the farm, horses, and farm implements; and both sons to share equally in the cattle and the remainder. His son Richard, daughter Ann Dean, and servant Cornelius were each to receive 5 shillings. He also referred to his son John's oldest son (not named) who was to receive "my short gunn." He signed with his "FH" mark, in the presence of witnesses Henry Smith, Ann Smith, and Matthew Bellamy. His inventory was presented on 14 March 1675/76, and verified by his widow on the same date. The small legacy to his son Richard suggest that he may have set Richard up in business as a blacksmith during his lifetime, possibly in Norwalk, and therefore considered that Richard had already received his portion.

    Francis married UNKNOWN Bef 1632. died Bef 1658. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  UNKNOWN died Bef 1658.

    Other Events:

    • Record Change: 09 Feb 1999

    Children:
    1. 6. Stephen HOLMES was born Abt 1633, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 15 May 1710, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    2. John HOLMES was born Abt 1635, Beverley, Yorkshore, England; died Bef 1715, Bedford, Westchester, New York, USA.
    3. Richard HOLMES was born Abt 1637, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Between 31 Oct 1704 and 2 Jan 1704/05, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Ann HOLMES was born Abt 1640, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.