SIMON HOYT/E of ENGLAND to AMERICA
(01-24-17 Updated Version) (Added NEW VIDEO link from Sheri Ritchlin, "A History of Ovando Montana, Part 1: Simon Hoyt's Legacy Descendants of Azor & Minerva (De Wolf) Hoyt's son, Ovando Hoyt. -->(Scroll to 1/2 down page, Yellow Box Sections) (Added "Wanderlust" Article using example of Simon Hoyt's many moves, from Emgland to many towns) Added more photos of the Article on the Schofield-Hoyt House - Realestate Sale) (Added more links in Scituate, MA section. on Symeon (Goodman) Haite) (Added new Map for Town of Scituiate that Goodman (Simon Hoyt lived) (Added The Thomas Miner Account link on Simon Hoyt Family) (Added The Hoyt Family Gathering Photo taken on June 20, 1866, located 3/4's down page) (Added Map links ro Watertown, MA (one of Simon Hoyt/e families settled and original descendants) (Added D.F.A.W. Memorial Stone photo with Simon Hoyte listed on it)
SIMON HOYT/E PAGE
(Note: The Thomas Hyatt & John Hoyt/Haight & Heyde & Hite Lines are not Listed here, as they are totally seperate Family Names & Lines, wholly unto themselves, by Lineage & by y-DNA differences, exceptions would be documented adoptions.)
Simon Hoyt and his "Wanderlust"
Sent to me by Karen Hoyt Johnson
Windsor CT Founders Memorial - Simon Hoyt is listed on the middle
The Winthrope Fleet of 1630 - Book online
The Lyon left the Bristol, Thames, Gravesend, England April 5, 1629 along with five other ships, George Bonaventure, Four Sisters,
Lyon's Whelp, the Mayflower and the Talbot, arriving in Salem late May or June 1629.
Died 1 Sep 1657
English Origin West Hatch, Somerset
Came to New England 1629
With the Higginson-Skelton fleet
Resided in Charlestown, Dorchester || CT 1639
Freeman of MBC May 1631
First Spouse unk (d c1625)
Children Walter, Nicholas, Alexander, John
Second Spouse Susannah _____ (c1608 - a1674)
Children Mary, Moses, Joshua, Miriam, Samuel, Benjamin, Sarah
New EARLIEST HAYTE, HOYT/E RECORDS FOUND THUS FAR, AS OF OCTOBER 2008
"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely
--- Sir Winston Churchill, 1874-1965
d. after 1420, Curry Rivel, Somersetshire, England, as Occupation - Baker
down 7 generations to our
PATRIARCH & IMMIGRANT - SIMON HOYT/E
b. 20 Jan 1590, West Hatch, Somerset Co., England, Occupation - Tenet Owner West Hatch, UK,
Emigrant Settler/Farmer-Charlestown, Dorchester, Scituate (Goodman Hoyt), Windsor, Stamford
d. 01 Sep 1657 Stamford, Fairfield Co., CT America (* No Burial spot as been found)
m. 1st Jane Stoodley, 1617 at Marshwood, Dorset Co., England *
m. 2nd Susannah ?Smith? abt. 1632 prob Scituate, Plymouth Colony, MA
read bottom of page box on Simon Hoyt & Jane Stoodlie.
* John E Hoyt, (Author) is the 14th Generation Of Known English Roots
Further Research Site
Latest Research Article from the "DFAW" on Mathias & Nicholas St. John/Sension Lineage of England,
may be of the Santken Lineage families of Antwerp in 1500-1600's...
*57 SHIPS LANDED IN AMERICA BEFORE THE MAYFLOWER FLEET
on Nov. 11, 1620
Lost Colony of Roanoke (John White's 1587 trip with 150 passengers landing at Hatorask on July 22.)
HOYT's Listed in CT
to Robin Bush's new Found Hoyt Surname Research (1995), of
Thomas to Michael to Simon to Walter & Nicholas Hoyt, Hoyte,
Hoit, Hight's in South Petherton/West Hatch, England, rather then
HHH Books having them in Church of Upwey, Dorset Co., Dorchester,
UK for the John Hoyt/e)--Click this Highlighted paragraph to --
View -- New Research Web Page.
Simon Hoyte images from * HHH BOOK (2601) of 1871
*HHH Book = "The Genealogical History of the Hoyt, Haight, & Hight Families of America, by David W. Hoyt, published by Providence Press, Boston, 1871"
'Our' Simon Hoyt/e Family Tree (2601)-(4322)
Inside Cover David W HOYT1
After * 1871 HHH Book Publication Family History:
* SIMON HOYTE's - FIRST MARRIAGE - CORRECTION
Note#1 -Bush found a marriage record at Marshwood, Dorset, of Simon
Hoyt and Jane "Stoodlie" in 1617. Marshwood is not so
far from West Hatch (about 10 miles) to negate the possibility that
this couple had Walter and Nicholas, but Simon was otherwise in
West Hatch. Marshwood records reveal only that there were Stoodley
(variously spelled) baptisms in the early 17th century, indicating
that Jane's family probably was established in the area when she
was married. (14) John Stoodley was among the free tenants of Marshwood
manor in 1626-41 and Walter Stoodleigh was a member of the homage
jury for Whitchurch Hundred, near Marshwood, in 1626. Given the
appearance of Walter among Simon's children, perhaps Walter Stoodleigh
was Jane's father or brother.
MARRIAGE: Married: 4 NOV 1617 in Marshwood (Bridport), Dorset,
MARRIAGE: Fritz Knapp, Descendants of Simon Hoyt:
MARRIAGE: Early writings claim Ruth and Deborah as being children
of Simon Hoyt. Without the Upwey dates previously claimed and found
in error, there is no evidence to conclude that they were daughters
of Simon Hoyt.
(*) Simon Hoyte's Ship - Correction
Simon came over on the ship: "Lyon's Whelp",
not the ship, "Abigail"
The Lyon's Whelp left the Thames, Gravesend, England April 5, 1629 along with five other ships, George Bonaventure,
Four Sisters, Lyon, the Mayflower and the Talbot, arriving in Salem June 1629. --> Known Passengers:
AN EXCELLENT ACCOUNT of SIMON HOYT FAMILY
(Appears on the passenger list of The Lyon's Whelp, 1629 Listed as a Planter with the Winthrop Society)
(Have information on Ralph Sprague, wife, children & 2 brothers.
I live 3 towns away from Malden, Massachusetts & have a lot of hard
copy material I'm willing to share. The family did come from England on
the Lyon's Whelp. I have a hard copy of the passenger list from the ship
& willing to share. Have 2 friends that are from the Bartlett family
or connected the Barlett family in Plymouth that are related to 1 of Ralph's
brother's. Willing to have them contact anyone to share information.)
Hugh (Tilley) Hillier
came to Salem, Mass., from Somersetshire, England on the ship Lions Whelp, which sailed from Gravesend April 25, 1629 with about 40 planters out of the counties of Dorset & Somerset. He arrived at Salem, Mass. in mid-July. Hugh came under the name of Hugh Tillie, bound for Salem. He moved from Salem to Yarmouth in 1639.
MIGRATION: 1629 - SHIP: "Lyons Whelp" [Hoyt's Issue, Spring 1997:1358]
Simon HOYT/E of West Hatch, Somerset, to Charlestown, MA, on Lyons Whelp.
He moved to help settle towns of Dorchester and Scituate, MA, Windsor and Fairfield, CT, and finally Stamford, CT.
arrived 1629 on the Lyons Whelp to Salem.
Walter Palmer became very prominent in the affairs of Charlestown, holding public office and is listed among the first group of men who took the Oath of Freemen on May 18, 1631. The original list included, "Mr. Roger Conant, John Balche, Ralfe Sprage, Simon Hoyte, Rick: Sprage, Walt (Walter) Palmer, Abraham Palmer, Mr Rich: Saltonstall, Rich: Stower, Czekiell Richardson, Wm Cheesebrough. Walter was married for a second time to Rebecca Short of Roxbury on June 1, 1633. They were married in Roxbury Church, of which she was a member and Rev. John Eliot its Minister. She was one of the first members of his church upon her arrival in America in 1632. Roxbury was generally settled by the people from Essex and Hertfordshire under the leadership of the Rev. John Eliot who had been the Vicar of Nazeing. Reverend Eliot's records of the Roxbury First Church state: "Rebeckah Short, a maide srvant, she came in the yeare 1632 and was married to Walter Palmer a Godly man of Charlestown Church." Rebecca was to give birth to seven additional children giving Walter a total of twelve.
Lyon's Whelps Ship
The Lion's Whelp of 1628 was built at the Duke of Buckingham's expense by William Castell of St. Saviour's, Southwark in 1628 and was used to prey on French shipping (with the proceeds going to the Duke's war-chest) before joining the rest of the English fleet for the final attempt to relieve the siege of La Rochelle. She was taken into the Royal Navy after the Duke was assassinated and in 1632 the Crown reimbursed his estate.
Lion's Whelp was a three-masted pinnace of about 140 tons, having one gun deck with a grating or flying deck over the waist and eight broadside gun ports. She was equipped with sweeps (3-man oars, like a galley) and was part of a line of auxiliary-oared warships running from Henry VIII's time to the "Galley Frigates" of Charles II's reign.
Mary Hoyt, Simon's Daughter, married Luke Hill.
Banks (Ref. 28) lists Simon Hoyt (or Haight, or Hait, or Holt) as arriving on either the ship Lions Whelp from the English parish Upway bound for Charleston and Salem Mass, or the Abigail (1629) bound for Dorchester and Windsor, Conn. (ref. Historical Record of Putnam Co. NY).
http://www.stoningtonhistory.org/archiv4.htm A Good History of the Early Settlers of these towns.
SIMON's DESCENDANT - ENGLAND to AMERICAN WEST - OVANDO HOYT of OVANDO, MONTANA
A PART 1 SERIES OF 3 FILMS ON OVANDO, MT
Sheri Ritchlin's Email to John E. Hoyt (Author) on 01-23-2017
Please encourage "Simon's Family" to pay a visit to this great place. They would be welcomed by everyone in our friendly little town: Our Blackfoot Mercantile and Commercial Company and Inn (lovely rooms available: http://www.ovandoinn.com/), Stray Bullet Cafe (breakfast and lunch), the Blackfoot Angler (except in winter), the Brand Bar Museum and Trixi's Antler Saloon. We have a splendid school--K-8--about ten children. Ovando lies in the Blackfoot Valley at the edge of the million acre Bob Marshall Wilderness. Anywhere you go from here is beautiful and there are plenty of good fishing places. Folks at the Blackfoot Angler can help you. Check in with Fred or Leigh Ann at the store and make yourselves known!
Here is the YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw00HHY8x_I
My best regards to you and your family and gratitude from all
of us for your terrific website.
Visit the new expanded website at
* NOTE: Response from Author of this Simon Hoyt Families Branch Website!
I urge ALL EXTENDED HOYT FAMILY MEMBERS, to Please
WATCH this Wonderfully produced video, as Sheri explains the ENGLISH
HISTORY & TIMELINE for Simon Hoyt/e family of coming to America
& descendants to the Amerixcan West, from "Shore to Shore"
of our Country, during the pioneering days of hardship and wonder
for our Simon Hoyt's, particularly of Ovando Hoyt & his silbling
families born in Deerfield & area of Franklin County, MA (famous
for the 1704 French-Indian Masacure), and died in Ellensburg,
Kittilas Co., Washington... Also click onto Sheri's website INDRANET
link just above, a Wonderful Collection of Videos & Listening
& Radio programs, etc.. J.E. Hoyt
Simon Hoyt Migration - Mass. Bay Colony Map of 1766
Simon through Timothy Hoyt - Colony Map of 1776
(Click above thumbnails to view larger image) .
SIMON HOYTE & FAMILY, SETTLING TOWNS of:
Charlestown, Watertown, Dorchester, Scituate, MA, Windsor, & Stamford, CT
Early Settlers Map of Watertown
Cick above image to view Large Map
Charlestown began as an independent community, founded by English colonists before they established Boston across the harbor on the Shawmut Peninsula. Severely damaged by fire following the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775, the once thriving colonial town was rebuilt after the Revolution and became the center of transportation and maritime industry in the 19th century. Annexed to Boston in 1874, Charlestown today is noted for its exceptionally rich collection of historic houses and industrial buildings.
The Beginning of the Bay Colony
As the Massachusetts Bay Company prepared for its massive migration to New England, it dispatched engineer Thomas Graves* from England in 1629 to lay out a town for the settlers. Graves* was attracted by the narrow Mishawum Peninsula between the Charles and Mystic rivers, linked to the mainland at the present Sullivan Square. The area of earliest settlement, at Town Hill (now called City Square), still retains the elliptical street pattern that Thomas Graves* laid out.
History of Dorchester, MA
Goodman Hoyt/Haite- Scituate, MA (Simon Hoyt & Family)
Scituate Early Families 1623 - 1640 Family # 49
Was in Scituate in 1631, also a freeman, had a lot on 3rd. Cliff
and a house lot on Kent St. and a third lot on Greenfield Lane.
Reference: "History of Scituate" by Samuel Deane
George Bower was listed as a freeman, 1636/7. By 1636 he was the owner of the sixteenth house built by Goodman Haite (probably Simeon Hoyt). Bower may have relocated to Plymouth by 1639 as he was granted land there by Gov. Winslow (PCLR 1:52). John Lothropp styled him as Mr.
Early Scituate, MA - Mid-1600's
Hoyt Book of 1871 - Simon Hoyt/Haite/Haight (2601)
Symeon Hayte & wife joined Scituate Church in, April 19, 1635.page 287 in Hoyt Book 1871.
Goodman Haite's house was built in that town between Sep. 1636 & Oct. 1636
http://www.scituatehistoricalsociety.org/families_home.html (List of First Settlers)
Scituate & Barnstable Church Records (1855 Pag, 279) - Entry #22.
Scituate & Barnstable Church Records - page images.
Shows #20. Mr. Tildens...The Smiths... Goodmà (Female) Haits Brother -- Note: (Goodman is male)
(Another proof that Susannah, was a, Smith, marriage to Simon Hoyt/Haite, and that her father, Richard Smith, died in Wethersfield, CT after 1669)
(Click above thumbnail image to view larger image)
To join and be a member of this special old Towne:
Contacts @: DFAW at link: http://www.societyct.org/windsor.php
Simon Hoyt/e came to America on the Abigail, (*Lyons Whelps),
in 1628-29 and was in Stamford by 1649. He lived on the north
side of East Street, which is now East Main Street. However, this
section of Main Street no longer exists and is now occupied by
the Landmark Square building complex and Stamford Town Center
Early Stamford CT Settlers Map
Simon Hoyt/e in Center of above map
View, Mapquest of Stamford, CT, *Simon Hoyt Home & Hoyt St.
JOHN SCOFIELD - CATHERINE HOYT HOME
Since I work in Stamford, CT (the Hoyts old stomping grounds), AND I happen to work for a real estate company, I noticed in our local paper here that one of your Hoyt ancestor's houses was up for sale. I've scanned in the article into three images for you. A very interesting writeup, indeed. Much family history is included, some of which you may not have (?)
Coutesy of Richard W. Buckley
On BURIAL SPOT for SIMON HOYTE
From: Historian, Stamford Historical Society
HOYT FAMILY GATHERING 1866 PHOTO
(Click on thumbnail image to view a medium sized image)
Hoyt Family Gathering 1866 Stamford, CT - Congregational Church
Timothy Hoyt's Eldest Son, Nehemiah, & Sons, Daniel & Wife & his son, Stephen C. Hoyt & wife attended & possibly are in this 140 yr. old photo
Hoyt (HHH) Book of 1871, Hoyt Family Meeting, Roll Call olf Members, at pages 229-235
Credit from Stamford Historical Society
STAMFORD, FAIRFIELD CO, CT VITAL RECORDS
OF HOYTE, HOITE, HAITE, HAYTE, & HAIGHT'S - BARBOUR INDEX
Listed By Hayt, Hoyt, Hoight, Haight, Family Groups - Easier to fiqure out families.
Hoyt-Barnum House post 1675,
Credit to: Stamford Historical Society hbh.htm
1614--Adriaen Block, representing the Dutch, sails up the Connecticut
1633--Dutch fort erected, the House of (Good) Hope, on the future site
of Hartford. Plymouth Colony sends William Holmes to found a trading
post at Windsor.
1643--Connecticut joins in forming the New England Confederation.
1657--First iron works begun in New Haven (Branford).
1755--Connecticut Gazette of New Haven, the Colony's first newspaper,
printed by James Parker at New Haven; Nathan Hale born in Coventry.
1763--Brick State House erected on New Haven Green.
1774--Silas Deane, Eliphiat Dyer, and Roger Sherman represent Connecticut
at First Continental Congress.
By our charter, the Lexington Alarm signals the end of colonial history for the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut
1775--Benedict Arnold, Fort Ticonderoga first gun powder mill, Bunker Hill
(Revised to View or Download ..rtf format, or select "Adobe Acrobat" .pdf format to right 10-15-05)
Patriarchal Direct Descendants of Hoyts(.rtf) & (.pdf) 09-03-2010
- 30 Pages) (goto: Edit Tab; then Highlight & Click on 'Find';
to locate yourself, & others in this 'Hoyt' descendant pages)
names of John or possibly Thomas to fill in generational gap in Genealogical
History from the Patriarch, 1st known John Hoyt, the Baker at Curry
Rivel, in Somersetshire, England, on Record at Doctors Common, London,
from HHH Book of 1871 at pg. 275.
View some Photo's of the Town Where some of the
England Hoyt's might have walked and lived:
< South Petherton, UK (Click on: Village Photos to Left at website)(Simon Hoyt 2601-HHH Book)
< City Index of Southsomerset Co., UK (Click on: West Hatch (Walter, Thomas, Michael, & Simon Hoyte of 2601-HHH Book)
Upway/Upwey, Dorsetshire, UK (Goes to my England.html web page) (John Hoyt (0001-HHH Book)
OUR 'SIMON HOYT' BRANCH
MIGRATION from ASIA-MIDDLE EAST-N.AFRICA-EUROPE-SPAIN
to ENGLAND & to AMERICA to CT, NY, MI, OH, WA
& OTHER STATES
(1. List of Hoyt Names & Dates & Where they live/d)
(2. Map of what HoytNames whom lived where in CT-NY-MI-OH-WA-CA)
(3. Timeline Table #1- Imigration in MI & to Other States)
(4.NEW Hoyt US Map & Hoyt World Migration Map & Possible Routes & Theories
Jane Stoodley m. Simon Hoyt/e Connection to the Hawkchurch, Dorset, UK - Stoodley's
Go to Link above & Read insert at bottom of Page
(If above link does not work - Click Here for my own sites page on above item)
NEWS FLASH- Recent DNA test results of the John Hoyt lineage and the Simon Hoyt Lineage
of the HHH Book by David W. Webster of 1871, are NOT RELATED
--> (more tests to be done, read below, or go to HOYT-DNA PAGE)
LOOKING FOR TIMOTHY HOYT & SIMON HOYT/E DESCENDANTS
FOR HOYT-HITE's TO CONTRIBUTE DNA FOR GROUP STUDIES
LOOKING FOR TIMOTHY HOYT & SIMON HOYT DESCENDANTS for HOYT's
to CONTRIBUTE THEIR OWN STORIES of WHERE YOU WERE, AND WHAT YOUR THOUGHT's
WERE, DURING THE TERRORIST ATTACK of 9-11-2001.
Britian's First Tax Rolls Document
CURRY RIVEL - ( In the Church of Curry Rivel ia half a hide, a Preist holds...)
SEAVINGTON-ST. MARY - (XLVII - The Land of the King's Thegns)
( a mill is mentioned )
OTHER LINKS FOR RESEARCH
(But, Most Vital Records are of the John Hoyt Branch, Salisbury, Amesbury)
On BURIAL SPOT for SIMON HOYTE
From: Historian, Stamford Historical Society
To: John E Hoyt
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 4:01 PM
Subject: Re: Oldest Cemetery of 1600's
Mr. Hoyt: Unfortunately, there is only one known 17th century gravesite, for Rev. John Bishop.
There are no other known cemeteries or gravesite for early graves. Sorry we cannot be of help.
(See the Pioneer Memorial image picture, at top of Page.)
Descendant Founders of Ancient Windsor Member #1369
Descendant Founders of Ancient Windsor - Certificate & Member #1369
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Updated Version: 10/03/14