I originally thought John HOYT (1614 – 1684) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line. However, I now believe that John’s one-time great – granddaughter Dorothy COLBY was not the daughter of Anthony COLBY II, but instead was the daughter of his cousin Isaac COLBY and Martha PARRATT.
John Hoyt was born in 12 Mar 1614 in West Hatch, Somerset, England. His parents were Simon HOYT and Jane STOODLEY. He married Frances TEWKSBURY. After Frances died, he married John married Mary Jewell in 1644 in Amesbury, Essex Co, Massachusetts. Finally, he married Mary Elizabeth Brundage Purdy 14 Oct 1658 in Fairfield, Fairfield, CT. John died 1 Sep 1684 in Rye, Westchester, New York.
Over half the first settlers names on this memorial are our ancestors. They are: Richard Currier, Orlando BAGLEY Sr., John Bailey, William BARNES, Thomas Barnard, Henry Blaisdell, Philip Challis, Anthony COLBY, John COLBY, Edward Cottle, Jarret Haddon, John HOYT, William Huntington, Thomas Macy, George MARTIN, Valentine Rowell, William SARGENT and John Weed.
Frances Tuxbury was born in 1617 in England. Frances died 23 Feb 1643 in Salisbury, Essex, Mass.
Mary Jewell was born on 10 Dec 1628 in Salisbury, Essex Co, Massachusetts. She died on 15 Sep 1684 in Amesbury, Essex Co, Massachusetts. She was buried in Amesbury, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
Mary Elizabeth Brundage was born 10 Dec 1628 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. Mary Elizabeth died 15 Sep 1684 in Rye, Westchester, New York. Mary first married Francis Purdy. We think that the widow of Francis Purdy had married John Hoyt because her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth (Brown) Purdy, in 1678 asked that “my father John Hoit and my brother Thomas Browne might stand overseers, or my brother Hacaliah Browne,” but Francis Purdy died in 1658
Children of John and Frances:
Salisbury, Essex, Mass.
14 Jan 1656 Salisbury, Essex, Mass.
|2 Jan 1720|
|Mary Barnes (daughter of William BARNES)
23 Jun 1659 in Salisbury
|Killed by Indians on the Haverhill Road to Andover
13 Aug 1696
|3.||Gregorie Hoyt||1 Jan 1641 Salisbury||1 Jan 1641
|4.||Thomas Hoyt||1 Jan 1641 Salisbury||Mary Brown
17 Dec 1667 in Salisbury
|3 Jan 1690|
||23 Feb 1642 Salisbury||1642
Children of John and Mary Jewell:
|6.||Sarah Hoyt||16 Jan 1645
|26 Feb 1645|
|7.||Mary Hoyt||20 Feb 1646
19 Dec 1663
Richard Martin (Son of George MARTIN)
|8.||Joseph Hoyt||13 May 1648
|13 May 1648
|9.||Marah Hoyt||24 Nov 1653
|2 Dec 1653
|10.||Naomi Hoyt||23 Jan 1655
23 Mar 1676/77
6 Jan 1686
Chelmsford, Middlesex, Mass.
|11.||Dorothy Hoyt||13 Apr 1656 in Salisbury|
|12.||Mehitable Hoyt||25 Oct 1659 in Salisbury|
Title: Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts vol 1
Author: David W. Hoyt
The earliest information concerning (1) John1 Hoyt, which has yet been obtained, is that he was one of the original settlers of Salisbury, Mass. His age at that time can not be accurately determined, but, from the fact that he had at least two children born previous to 1639, it seems probable that he was born about 1610-15. He was chosen selectman, March,1681-2, and moderator of town-meeting, April, 1687 (the same year hedied), hence he could not have been very aged and infirm at that time. Whether he came directly from England, or had previously lived in other towns in America, is uncertain. His name does not appear among the passengers on any of the early emigrant ships of which we have seen any record, and is not found on any of the lists of freemen contained in the Massachusetts Records. He may have come into the country when a minor.
He had two wives, both named Frances. He probably married first wife about 1635, though we have found no record of it. She died Feb. 23, 1642/43, and he married his second wife in 1643 or ’44. His second wife survived him, and was living in 1697. The town reords of Amesbury state that “Sargent Jno Hoyt sen. died on ye 2 day & was buried on ye 29 day of Feb. An. Dom. 1687-88.” The county records at Salem state that he died on the 29th of February, the town records are probably correct. His eldest son, John, had the homestead, paying his step-mother a certain sum annually; but grandson Joseph received the deed of it, on the same condition, 1689. There are quite a number of deeds on record from (1) John Hoyt to his sons, John and Thomas, especially the former, eldest son.
(*) Old Norfolk County Records. Norfolk included Amesbury, Exeter,Hampton
Haverhill, Salisbury,–towns north of the Merrimack.
1. Frances HOYT (See John COLBY‘s page)
2. John Hoyt
John’s wife Mary Barnes was born 25 Jan 1643 Salisbury, Mass. Her parents were William BARNES and Rachel LORD. Mary died 13 Aug 1696 in Amesbury, Mass.
John was killed by Indians on the Haverhill Road to Andover 13 Aug 1696.
4. Thomas Hoyt
Thomas’ wife Mary Brown 17 Jun 1647 in Salisbury, Essex, Mass. Her parents were William Browne and Elizabeth Murford. Mary died 17 May 1702 in Salisbury, Essex, Mass.
7. Mary Hoyt
Mary’s first husband Christopher Bartlett was in Newbury, MA by 1635. John Savage, in his Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers, calls him the brother of Richard Bartlett of Newbury, Massachusetts, but documented evidence supporting this contention has not been discovered to date. He married first, 16 Apr 1645, Mary [__?__]. She died 24 Dec 1661. Christopher married second , 19 Dec 1663, Mary Hoyt. He died 15 Mar 1670.
Richard Bartlett came to Newbury, Massachusetts in 1634 from Wiltshire, West Sussex, England. He brought a “Breeches Bible” with him, the first in America. Richard was a shoemaker by trade. He had been born about 1575 in England and died 25 May 1647 in Newbury, Massachusetts. His was perhaps the most prolific of all the Bartlett families in America. His estate was proved and recorded in Ipswich deed book, Vol. 1, leaf 25.
Mary’s second husband Richard Martin was born 29 Jun 1647 in Salisbury, Mass. His parents were George MARTIN and Susannah NORTH. Richard died 11 Mar 1729 in Amesbury, Mass.
10. Naomi Hoyt
Naomi’s husband John Lovejoy was born 9 Feb 1655 in Andover, Essex, Mass. His parents were John Lovejoy and Mary Osgood. John died 14 Jul 1680 in Andover, Essex, Mass.
Naomi’s second husband Richard Stratton was born 27 Dec 1664 in Concord, Middlesex, Mass. His parents were Samuel Stratton and Mary Frye. Richard died 1724 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Mass.
Ancestry of Charles Stinson Pillsbury and John Sargent Pillsbury (1938) By Holman, Mary Lovering, 1868-1947; Pillsbury, Helen Pendleton Winston, 1878-1957