Simon HOYT

Male Abt 1593 - 1657  (~ 64 years)


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  • Name Simon HOYT  [1, 2
    Birth 20 Jan 1590  Upway, Dorchester, co. Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Born Abt 1593  West Hatch, Co Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Fact Son of John Hoyt and Ruth Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Immigration 1629  Ship "Lyons Whelp" Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Fact 18 May 1631  Freeman Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation Planter  [1
    Died 01 Sep 1657  Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    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...
    Person ID I30641  Main Tree
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2013 

    Family 1 Deborah STOWERS,   b. 01 May 1593, Dorchester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Dec 1612  Upway, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F19766  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jane STOODLIE,   b. Abt 1597, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1629  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married Bef 1618  Marshwood, Co Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. John HOYT,   b. 12 Mar 1614, Upway, Dorchester, co. Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1684, Rye, Westchester Co., Connecticut (now New York) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [Natural]
     2. Christopher HOYT,   b. Bef 1618, West Hatch, Co Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1618, West Hatch, Co Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 0 years)
     3. Thomas HOYT,   b. 20 Sep 1618, Upway, Dorchester, co. Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     4. Walter HOYT,   b. Nov 1618, West Hatch, co. Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1698 and 1699, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)  [Natural]
     5. Deborah HOYT,   b. 09 Aug 1620, Upway, Dorchester, co. Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jun 1628, Upway, Dorchester, co. Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
     6. Nicholas HOYT,   b. 10 Nov 1622, Upway, Dorchester, co. Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jul 1655, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)  [Natural]
     7. Alexander HOYT,   b. Abt Dec 1623, West Hatch, Co Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Ruth HOYT,   b. 02 Jan 1625, Upway, Dorchester, co. Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 May 1627, Upway, Dorchester, co. Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)  [Natural]
     9. Agnes HOYT,   b. Abt Oct 1626, West Hatch, Co Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F08410  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Susannah SMITH,   b. Abt 1597,   d. Bef 1674  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married Abt 1632  (Prob) Scituate, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Samuel HOYT,   b. Abt 1643, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Apr 1720, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     2. Joshua HOYT,   b. Abt 1639, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1690, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)  [Natural]
     3. Sarah HOYT,   b. Abt 1646, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 19 Mar 1712 and 1713, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)  [Natural]
     4. Miriam HOYT,   b. Abt 1641, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 May 1696, Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)  [Natural]
     5. Benjamin HOYT,   b. 02 Feb 1643/44, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1735/36, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +6. Mary HOYT,   b. 20 Sep 1635, Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1692, Byram Neck-Greenwich, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [Birth]
     7. Unnamed HOYT,   b. Abt 1647, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1647, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)  [Natural]
     8. Moses HOYT,   b. Abt 1634, Dorchester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1712, Eastchester, Westchester Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F08411  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S00051] "Descendants of Simon Hoyt" at Rootsweb - Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.

    2. [S00001] "A Genealogical History of the Hoyt, Haight, and Hight Families", David W. Hoyt, (Name: Name: Providence: Printed for the Author by the Providence Press Co. Boston: Henry Hoyt - 1871;;).

    3. [S01785] Ancestry.com: History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald Lines Jacobus, (Name: Name: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.;;).

    4. [S03428] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Stamford.