Person:John Haynes (4)

Governor John Haynes
  1. Governor John Haynes1594 - bef 1653/54
  • HGovernor John Haynes1594 - bef 1653/54
  • WMary Thorntonest 1596 - aft 1624
m. 11 Apr 1616
  1. John Haynes1617 -
  2. Robert Haynes1618 - 1659
  3. Mary Haynes1619 -
  4. Major General Hezekiah Haynes1621 -
  5. Ann Haynes1622/23 -
  6. Elizabeth Haynes1624 - aft 1658/59
m. bef 1636
  1. Ruth Haynesest 1636 - bet 1680 and 1688
  2. John Haynesest 1638 - 1671
  3. Roger Haynesest 1640 -
  4. Rev. Joseph Haynes1641 - 1679
  5. Mabel Haynes1645/46 - 1676
Facts and Events
Name[1] Governor John Haynes
Alt Name[1] Colonel John Haynes
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1 May 1594 Boxgrove, Sussex, England
Marriage 11 Apr 1616 Hingham, Norfolk, Englandto Mary Thornton
Emigration[1] 1633
Residence[1] 1633 Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Other[1] 14 May 1634 Admitted freeman of Massachusetts Bay.
Marriage bef 1636 Based on estimated date of birth of eldest known child.
to Mabel Harlakenden
Residence[1] 1637 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Occupation[1] Magistrate
Will[1] 27 Oct 1646 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Death[1] bef 9 Jan 1653/54 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Probate[1] 11 Jul 1654 Will proved.
Reference Number? Q1700405?
Burial[4] Ancient Burying Ground, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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John Haynes may refer to:

"THE first governor of Connecticut was John Haynes, who had previously held the same office in the neighboring colony of Massachusetts. He was the oldest son of John Haynes of Coddicot, County of Hertford, England, and was born in 1594. The Haynes family was old and wealthy, and besides other valuable property they owned Copford Hall, a fine country-seat which furnished a large income. The father of Governor Haynes, in his will dated October 20, 1605, describes lands owned by him in the counties of Hertford and Essex.

Governor John Haynes became an admirer of Thomas Hooker and emigrated with him to America. They sailed from England in the Griffin in 1633, and in the party, besides Haynes and Hooker, were John Cotton, the eminent divine, and Samuel Stone, who was destined to take so important a part in the early history of Hartford. They landed in Massachusetts, September 3, 1633. Haynes was made a freeman May 14, 1634. He was chosen an assistant, and finally governor, in 1635. The next year he was made an assistant again; but in May 1637, he, with others, removed to Hartford where he was to be one of the foremost men in the infant colony. Hartford, at that time, had a population of eight hundred persons, of which two hundred and fifty were adult men.

Haynes was an original proprietor and owned a lot on the main Street, "opposite the meeting-house yard," but previous to February, 1639, he purchased from Richard Webb the lot on the corner of Front and Arch Streets. In November, 1637, Haynes presided over the session of the General Court and continued in that position two years.

The first election of officers of the Connecticut colony, under the Constitution, was held April 11, 1639. John Haynes was elected governor and Roger Ludlow deputy governor. He was so satisfactory as chief magistrate of the colony that he was elected to that high office every alternate year until bis death. Haynes was deputy governor in 1640, '44, '46, '50 and '52, interchanging with Edward Hopkins. Originally no one was to be chosen governor two years in succession; but in 1660 this restriction was abolished by the freemen. Governor Haynes’ career in Hartford was eminently distinguished. He was one of the five who prepared the first Constitution of Connecticut, which embodies the main part of all subsequent state constitutions, and of the Federal Constitution.

In 1646 Governor Haynes made a voyage to England. He died at Hartford, on March 1, 1653~4. His will, dated 1646, brought to light the fact that his residence in Connecticut caused a serious shrinkage in his property, the estate inventorying only 1540 pounds. General Hezekiah Haynes, his son, wrote in 1675 of his father. “It is sufficiently knowne how chargeable the government was to the magistrates in that first planting wherein my father bore a considerable part to the almost ruin of his family or he has transmitted into these parts between 7000 and 8000 pounds.” Governor Haynes is described as “of large estate and larger affections, and dear to the people by his benevolent virtues and disinterested conduct.” He was probably the best representative of the republicanism of the period which Coleridge termed "the religious and moral aristocracy.” His second wife was Mabel Harlakenden of prominent family and royal descent."[5]

See also John Haynes 1st Governor of the Colony of Connecticut

Griffin (1633)
The Griffin carried men of note including Rev. John Cotton and Rev. Thomas Hooker, whose company founded Hartford, Connecticut.
Sailed: Jul? 1633 from Downs, England
Arrived: 4 Sep 1633 at Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony

~200 (Full List)
Rev. John Cotton - Theophilus Cushing - Bartholomew Greene - Gov. John Haynes - Rev. Thomas Hooker - Atherton Hough - Thomas Leverett - Edmund Quincy (servant Thomas Meakins) - Richard Risley - Rev. Samuel Stone - among others

Resources: Primary Sources:
Other information: Griffin (ship)

Founders of Windsor, CT
Windsor was the first permanent English settlement in Connecticut. Local indians granted Plymouth settlers land at the confluence of the Farmington River and the west side of the Connecticut River, and Plymouth settlers (including Jonathan Brewster, son of William) built a trading post in 1633. But the bulk of the settlement came in 1635, when 60 or more people led by Reverend Warham arrived, having trekked overland from Dorchester, Massachusetts. Most had arrived in the New World five years earlier on the ship "Mary and John" from Plymouth, England. The settlement was first called Dorchester, and was renamed Windsor in 1637.

See: Stiles History of Ancient Windsor - Thistlewaite's Dorset Pilgrims - Wikipedia entry

Loomis homestead, oldest in CT.
Settlers at Windsor by the end of 1640, per the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor: Abbot - Alford - S. Allen - M. Allyn - Barber - Bartlett - M. (Barrett) (Huntington) Stoughton - Bascomb - Bassett - Benett - Birge - Bissell - Branker - Brewster - Buckland - Buell - Carter - Chappel - D. Clarke - J. Clarke - Cooke - Cooper - Denslow - Dewey - Dibble - Dumbleton - Drake - Dyer - Eels - Eggleston - Filley - Ford - Foulkes - Fyler - Gaylord - Francis Gibbs - William Gilbert - Jere. Gillett - Jon. Gillett - N. Gillett - Grant - Gridley - E. Griswold - M. Griswold - Gunn - Hannum - Hawkes - Hawkins - Hayden - Haynes - Hill - Hillier - Holcombe - Holmes - Holt - Hosford - Hoskins - Hoyte - Hubbard - Huit - Hulbert - Hull - Hurd - Hydes - Loomis - Ludlow - Lush - Marshfield - A. Marshall - T. Marshall - Mason - M. (Merwin) (Tinker) Collins - M. Merwin - Mills - Moore - Newberry - Newell - Oldage - Orton - Osborn - Palmer - Parsons - Parkman - Pattison - Phelps - Phelps - Phillips - Pinney - Pomeroy - Pond - Porter - Preston - Rainend - Randall - Rawlins - Reeves - J. Rockwell - W. Rockwell - B. Rossiter - St. Nicholas - Saltonstall - Samos - M. Sension (St. John) – R. Sension - Sexton - Staires - Starke - F. StilesH. Stiles - J. StilesT. Stiles - Stoughton - Stuckey - Talcott - E. Taylor - J. Taylor - Terry - Thornton - Thrall - Tilley - Tilton - Try - F. (Clark) (Dewey) (Phelps) - Vore - Warham - Weller - Whitehead - A. Williams - J. Williams - R. Williams - Wilton - Winchell - Witchfield - Wolcott - Young
Current Location: Hartford County, Connecticut   Parent Towns: Dorchester, Massachusetts   Daughter Towns: Windsor Locks; South Windsor; East Windsor; Ellington; Bloomfield

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  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 John Haynes, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).

    ORIGIN: Essex.
    CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Admission to Cambridge church prior to 14 May 1634 implied by freemanship.
    FREEMAN: 14 May 1634 (as "John Haynes Esq." [MBCR 1:368].
    BIRTH: 1 May 1594 (inquisition post mortem on his father's death gives his age as 11 years, 11 months, and 21 days on 22 Apr 1606 [NEHGR 49:310]), son of John and Mary (Michel) Haynes [NEHGR 148:258].
    DEATH: Hartford shortly before 9 Jan 1653/4 (letters to John Winthrop Jr dated 9 and 10 Jan 1653/4 describe his recent death [WP 6:354-56]). A tombstone at Hartford which gives his date of death as 1 Mar 1653/4 must therefore be erroneous. [NEHGR 49:309]

  2.   Hon. John Haynes, in Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford.

    Extensive details, although not sourced.

  3.   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), 2:389.

    JOHN, Cambridge, was of Copford Hall, Essex, came with Rev. Thomas Hooker, arr. in the Griffin, 3 Sept. 1633, freem. 14 May 1634, then chos. an Assist. and Gov. next yr. but after again serv. a yr. as an Assist. rem. in May 1637, to Conn. sett. at Hartford, was there made first Gov. of the Col. 1639, and cont. by alternate yrs. to fill that office or dep. interchang. with Edward Hopkins until his d. 1 Mar. 1654. His will was of 27 Oct. 1646, and was pro. 11 July 1654. By first w. he had Robert, and Hezekiah, wh. were left in Eng. and in the great civ. war nine yrs. after the depart. of their f. it is said, took opposite sides, the elder for the King, and suffer. imprisonm.; the younger was prosperous, a Col. in 1653, and soon after promoted by Cromwell, and, after d. of the royalist, without ch. enjoy. the ancestr. est. as have his heirs; Roger, wh. went home, d. soon, perhaps on the voyage; and Mary, wh. m. Joseph Cooke, not as Porter corrects Trumbull. By sec. w. Mabel, sis. of Roger Harlakenden, wh. came with her br. in the Defence, 1635, aged 21, he had John, H. C. 1656; Joseph, b. 1641, H. C. 1658; Ruth; and Mabel, 19 Mar. 1645. His wid. m. 17 Nov. 1654, Rev. Samuel Eaton. Ruth m. Samuel Wyllys; and Mabel m. James Russell of Charlestown.

  4. John Haynes, in Find A Grave.
  5. Norton, Frederick Calvin. The governors of Connecticut: biographies of the chief executives of the commonwealth that gave to the world the first written constitution known to history. (Ann Arbor, Michigan: University Microfilms, 1988), 1-3.
  6.   John Haynes, in Connecticut State Library.