Nicholas HOYT
Simon HOYT
(1595-Abt 1657)
Nicholas HOYT


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Nicholas HOYT 1 2

  • Born: 1626 1
  • Marriage: Susanna JOYSE on 12 Jun 1646 1
  • Died: 7 Jul 1655, Windsor, Connecticut, USA at age 29 1

bullet  Events in his life were:

He owned property in Windsor, Connecticut, USA. 3 "The following entries are found on the first book of Windsor Land Records, p. 114, the next page after the one assigned to Walter Hoyt [his brother]:-'Nicholas Hoyt, hath granted from the Plantation Sevety seven acres of Land more or Less, bredth four scoore and seven rod, Length on Hundred and forty, Bounded west by Walter Hoyt, South by the Rivulett, North and East by the Common. also Twenty acres more or less, Bounded South by Walter Hoyt, North by Richard Sammoy and west by the Rivulet. Also Ten acres more or Less, beredth Twenty rod, Length fourscore, Bounded East by walter Hoyt, North by Richard willer, South by william Thrall and west by the Common. Nicholas Hoyt, hath Purchased of Bagget Egelston his Dewelling house and home Lott, Eleven acres more or Less, as it Lyes Bounded North by John Tayler, South by Elias Parkman, and East by a way that Divides it and aaron Cook. Also in Hoyts Meadow Eleven acres more or Less, as it is bounded west by Mathias Sention, East by Elias Parkman, and North by Simon Hoyt.' "

He was involved in a court case about Slander in 1650 in Hartford, Connecticut. 4 "On the 'Records of the Particular Court' at Hartford we find the following entries:
7th March, 1649-50 "Action of slaunder to the damage of 20th," Tho: Stanton plaintiff, Nicho:Hoite defendant. "The defendt pleading want of witnesses to cleare his case wch hee could produce if he had a longer time, the Courte graunts him liberty to the next particular Courte except they see cause to call it sooner."
28 March, 1650. "The Jury findes for the defendt coste of courte." Execution delivered 3d June 1650, for 6s. costs.
15 May, 1650. Another action for slander against Nicholas Hoite, by Bray Rosseter, "about the truth of his oath taken in the last courte." Verdict "for the defendt: costs of the court," "wch was Hoites wife 2 dayes 2ss."

He had an estate probated on 30 Jul 1655. 5 "An Inventory taken of ye State of Nicholas Hayte of windsor on Connecticott late deceased: by ye men whose names are under written

Imprmis His dwelling house with an eleven akers lbs-ss-d
to it valued at: 20-00-00
A eleven akers of meadow land valued at 33-00-00
2 steeres with tackling valued at 17-00-00
2 cows and 3 young beasts valued at 11-03-00
4 swine with corne hemp & flax & grass on ye
ground valued at 13-11-00
within house, In bedding 04-02-00
In wearing cloathes of his owne 02-13-00
In cloaths of his wives valued at 03-13-00
It: In sev'all things for funiture about ye house
valued at 04-06-09
In bookes valued at 01-00-00
In tooles for sev'all uses valued at 02-19-00
In old lumber a bout ye house 01-07-00

It: In debts yt appeare to be due to sev'all men out
of ye estate amount to 033-05-04
Besides wt expences will bee necessary to bestow
on ye Children to put ym in necessary apparrell,
for those yt they are placed wth all. wieh: all ye
estate aboue yt lyes in apparrell will not bee sufficient.

The Children of the sd Nicholas Hayte decesed, and now liveing
& left fatherless and motherless are:
1 Abigail Joyse, Daughter to his wife, of Age ten yeares and a halfe.
2 Samuell Hayte, his sonn, of Age eight yeares 14 weekes.
3 Jonathan Hayte of Age six yeares one month
4 David Hayte of Age fowre yeares eleven weekes
Thomas fford (his mark)
David wilton
Mathew Graunt
The Distribution of the estate on ye other side by ye Courte this 20th of Decembr: 1655: is as followeth.
That is the Courte Adjudges yt ye whole estate and ye increase by the Improvement of it, shall bee equally divided amongst ye fowre Children, to ye Daughter at ye Age of 18 years, and to the Sonnes at ye Age of 21 yeares.
David wilton & Mathew Grant are appointed Administrators to ye estate, whoe are to give in an exact Acct: of ye same to ye quarter Courte in march next."


Nicholas married Susanna JOYSE on 12 Jun 1646.1 (Susanna JOYSE died in Jul 1655 1.)



1 Frances Ferdnand Spies, "Purchase, Westchester Co., N.Y. : tombstone inscriptions in the Quaker burying ground and minutes of monthly meetings, etc." (About Purchase Monthly Meeting, Westchester County, New York: Quaker Records
The original book is a transcription of notational abstracts made of monthly meeting records by John Cox, Jr. The original cards were left with the Haviland Record Room of New York Yearly Meeting who allowed them to be copied. Some of the script was nearly indecipherable and was copied as it appeared.), pg 72.

2 David W. Hoyt, Hoyt Family. A Genealogical History of John Hoyt of Salisbury, and David Hoyt of Deerfield, (Massachusetts,) And Their Descendants: with some Account of the Earlier Connecticut Hoyts, and an appendix, containing the family record of William Barnes of Salisbury, a list of the first settlers of Salisbury and Amesbury, &c. (Boston: C. Benjamin Richardson, 119 Washington Street. 1857), pg 13.

3 David W. Hoyt, A Genealogical History of the Hoyt, Haight, and Hight Families: with some account of the Early Hyatt Families, a list of the first Settlers of Salibuy and Amesburn, Mass., etc. (Printed for the author by The Providence Press Co., Boston: Henry Hoyt 1871), pgs 296-297.

4 Ibid, pg 297.

5 Ibid, pgs 287-298.

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