Person:John Hayden (5)

John Hayden
b.bef 1609 31 Oct 1678 and Feb 1681/82 Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
m. bef 1634
  1. John HaydenAbt 1634 - 1718
  2. Joseph Hayden1637 - Aft 1682
  3. Samuel HaydenAbt 1638 - 1676
  4. Jonathan Hayden1640 - Bef 1718
  5. Hannah Hayden1642 - Aft 1678
  6. Ebenezer Hayden1645 - 1717/18
  7. Nehemiah Hayden1647/48 - 1717/18
Facts and Events
Name[1] John Hayden
Gender Male
Birth[1] bef 1609
Emigration[1] 1632
Residence[1] 1632 Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage bef 1634 to Susanna Unknown
Other[1] 14 May 1634 Admitted freeman.
Residence[1] 1639 Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Death[1] bet 31 Oct 1678 and Feb 1681/82 Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United StatesBetween date of will and date of inventory.
Will[1] 31 Oct 1678 Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Estate Inventory[1][8] Feb 1681 £125 13s., of which £110 was real estate.
Probate[1] 26 Jul 1682 Will proved.

John was at Dorchester MA by 16 January 1632, when he had 16 acres of land granted to him "next the great lots towards Neponset". On 14 May 1634 was was made freeman. On 1 December 1634 he was granted 8 acres on Roxbury bounds. On 17 April 1635 he was granted 1 acres of swamp "betwixt the wolf trap and dead swamp". He sold the land "next to the Roxbury bounds" before 18 January 1635. On 18 March 1637 he was granted 4 acres 12 rods of land on the neck, and 3 acres 1 good 12 rods in the Cow Pasture.

He was hailed before the General Court for keeping an unlicensed servant and acquitted 6 June 1639. He removed to Braintree soon after, and in 1640 lived in that part of Braintree that is now Quincy, MA. The children were all born at Braintree.

The General Court upon his petition assisted him in the care of distracted child 1647-1655.

The will of John Hayden of Braintree is dated 31 October 1678, proved 26 July 1684. Inventory of his estate was taken February 1681/1682 by Richard Brackett & Christopher Webb and sworn to by the widow. Inventory included a house, half a barn & 2 acres adjoining, 5 acres on the side of the brook next Dea. Basses, 4a. salt meadow in Milton. The estate was valued at £125/13/.

The will provides: To wife Susanna "who hath been my faithful companion many years" my whole estate except what I have disposed to son Ebenezer, 2 acres upland & 1a. meadow for maintenance of son Joseph, and if he outlives his mother to be in the hands of executors for his support. To son John after my wife's and son Joseph's decease enough to make him equal to his other brethren, and the remainder to be divided between all my children. Children of son Samuel to have a childs portion among them, and the children of my daughter Hannah the same. Confirms to son Nehemiah one end of the house and the rest as mentioned in an instrument to that end; if he pay Ð30 he oweth me. Wife Susanna & friends Samuel Tompson & Joseph Penniman executors swore to the will 21 July 1682; Witnesses: Stephen Payne, Christopher Webb.

On 3 October 1684 Susanna the widow, executor, was dead, and letters of administration were granted to sons John and Jonathan. Inventory of remaining estate left by the widow 4 April 1695 appraised the real estate at £95, and shows a list of debts for sickness & funeral of the deceased and one of his sons, and the widow Susanna £20.

!(1) Heydon Gen Mass. Vol 20 (2) F 51860 Pt 1, pp 441-2-3 (3) F 49691 Pt 6, Haydens of Mass (4) 975.495 H2p Capon Valley Vol 2 p 203 (5) 974.47 h2p p 125 (6) Am. Compendium Vol. 4, Ref. 920.073 vi 819a (7) Am. Biography Vol 25

   Ref. 920.073 N21 p 19 (8) Ref. 974 D 2s Vol II (9) 929.273 H324h p 8 (10) 929.273 H324 Vol 1-2 (11) 974.41/B3 N2h (12) 929.273 T335tn
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 John Hayden, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 2:890-93.

    ORIGIN: Unknonw.
    MIGRATION: 1632.
    CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Admission to Dorchester church before 14 May 1634 implied by freemanship, did not join reorganized Dorchester church after 1636.
    FREEMAN: 14 May 1634 (seventh in a group of ten Dorchester men) [MBCR 1:369].
    BIRTH: By abt. 1609 based on estimated date of marriage.
    DEATH: Braintree between 31 October 1678 (date of will) and Feb 1681[/2?] (date of inventory).

  2.   Massachusetts Applications of Freemen, 1630-91.
  3.   Meredith Colket. Founders of Early American Families - Emigrants from Europe 1607-1687. (Cleveland OH: The General Court of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America, 1985).
  4.   Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 2:386.

    Hayden, John, Dorchester, freem. 14 May 1634, at Braintree had John, b. a. 1636; Joseph; Samuel (wh. d. bef. his f.); Jonathan, 19 May 1640; Hannah, 7 Apr 1642; Ebenezer, 12 Sept. 1645; and Nehemiah, 14 Feb. 1648; His will was of 31 Oct. 1678, pro. 26 Jul 1684. His wid. Susannah (that was liv. 1695 [sic, actually d. bef. Oct 1684 which is what necessitated administrator de bonis non mentioned in next line]), was extrix. and childr. of Samuel in right of their f. dec. are provided for, and John and Jonathan had admin. de bon. non, after her d.; and give s. were name. as liv. with d. Hannah. [Who but Savage would risk the readers' misunderstanding by abbreviating "who" with "wh." to save some fractional millimeters of space?]

  5.   Marjorie Waterfield. Hayden Family Group Sheets 1630-1900. Descendants of John Hayden who arrives on the ship 'John and Mary' in 1630. (1987), p. 1.
  6.   Waldo Chamberlain Sprague. Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, MA 1640-1850. (Frank E. Dyer:, dyer/ Printed 31 July 1998), Hayden family card 2216R.
  7.   Ruth Hayden Freeman. My Branch of the Descendants of John Hayden of Braintree and Quincy Massachusetts. (Middlebury VT: 1984), p. 1.
  8. The inventory was probably conducted in February 1681/2.