Person:William Hayden (6)

William Hayden
b.bef 1615
m. bef 1640
  1. Daniel Hayden1640 - 1712/13
  2. Nathaniel Hayden1642/43 - 1706
  3. Mary Hayden1648 -
m. bet May 1656 and 22 Dec 1657
Facts and Events
Name[1][4][5] William Hayden
Gender Male
Birth[5] bef 1615 Based on estimated date of first marriage.
Marriage bef 1640 Estimate based on date of birth of eldest known child.
to Unknown Unknown
Marriage bet May 1656 and 22 Dec 1657 to Margaret Harvey
Death[1][2][5] 27 Sep 1669 Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

William settled in Windsor, CT. William was a soldier in the Pequot War, 1637-1638, the first horse troop in the Colony. He saved Major John Mason's life at Mystic Fort. Land was granted to his heirs in 1671 for his service.

William was an original proprietor at Hartford, then settled in Windsor before 1640.

James and William Hayden who immigrated to America with John Hayden were not his brothers as rec. guess. The Am. Compendium states they came on Ship Mary & John in 1630 to Dorchester, Mass, but there is no record of William in Massachusetts Bay in the 1630s.S3

  1. 1.0 1.1 William Hayden, in 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), 2:387.

    William Hayden, Dorchester, came prob. in the Mary and John, 1630, rem. early to Hartford, thence, after serv. 1637, in the Pequot war, to Windsor, had Daniel, b. 2 Sept. 1640 … ; Nathaniel, 2 Feb. 1644; and Mary, 6 June 1648, all at W. His w. d. at Windsor, 1655 ; and he m. 2d Margaret, wid. of William Wilcockson, rem. 1666 to Killingworth, was rep. 1667, and there d. 27 Sept. 1669. Perhaps he was of Fairfield 1662. Mary m. 3 Aug. 1670, Judah Evarts of Guilford. Sometimes in Conn. rec. the name is giv. Heyton; in Mass. Heiden, or Hoiden.

  2. Killingworth Vital Records, in Connecticut, United States. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records.

    William, died Sept 27, 1669

  3.   William Hayden, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 3:2100.

    Savage states that William Hayden, "Dorchester, came probably in the Mary & John, 1630" [Savage 2:387]. This may be a false association of William Hayden with John Hayden , who was in Dorchester from about 1632 to 1639. There is no record of William Hayden in Massachusetts Bay, and he first appears in Connecticut records in the late 1630s.

  4. Hayden, Jabez H. Records of the Connecticut Line of the Hayden Family. (Hartford, Conn.: Case, Lockwood & Brainard, 1888), 59, 97.

    William Hayden, the ancestor of the Windsor branch of the Hayden family, was a son of Gideon Hayden of Ottery St. Mary, County of Devon, England [since disproved]. … William Hayden1, doubtless, came from England, but we have as yet been unable to learn from what particular place, or what particular family of the Haydens he came. I think it fair to presume that he came from one of the families of Haydens then living in Devonshire or Somersetshire …

  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 William Hayden, in Jacobus, Donald Lines. History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield. (New Haven, Conn.: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1930-1932), 1:267-8.

    Hayden, William. Deputy for Killingworth, Oct. 1667. His heirs granted 50 acres, Oct. 1671, for Pequot War service. Perhaps from Hinton Blewitt, co. Somerset, Eng., came to Dorchester 1630, and was made freeman 1634; [see Anderson's comments S3] came early to Hartford and served in the Pequot War, 1637, receiving a lot in Soldiers' Field, Hartford; sold his Hartford property 1643, but had settled in Windsor prob. by 1640. He was a farmer, had also a stone quarry at Windsor. His wife d. at Windsor in 1664; she was sister of Sarah, wife first of Francis Stiles and second of Robert Clark of Stratford. He m. (2) Margaret, widow of William Wilcoxson of Stratford, and in 1665 went with the first settlers to Killingworth, where he d. 27 Sept. 1669.

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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