A Grandchild's Heritage - The HAZARD Line
The Hazard Line

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Generation No. 1

Thomas Hazard
b c1595, , , England or Wales
b c1610 in England[www21]
occ. ship's carpenter
res. 1635, to Boston from Wales, Age: 40
died after 6 Aug 1677 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI[www21]
d. 1680, Portsmouth, Newport, RI, Age: 85[www19]

He married - Martha Potterm. abt 1619, UK EC LINK
b bef 18 Oct 1611, St. Bride, London, England
d. died between 30 Nov 1669 And 29 May 1657, Portsmouth, Newport, RI, Age: 45[www19][www21]

Documented events in his life were: [www21]

1. Emigrant Ancestor; 1635; Boston, Suffolk Co., MA.

2. Oath of Freemanship/Allegiance; 25 May 1636; Massachusetts Bay Colony, MA 3 4. Listed as Thomas Hassord

3. Residence; 1638; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 3. Among those admitted as a resident of Portsmouth

4. Signed Compact or Convenant; 28 Apr 1639; Newport, Newport Co., RI 3. Along with eight others siged the following compact preparatory to the settlement of Newport: "It is agreed by us whose hands are underwritten to propagate a plantation in the midst of the island, or elsewhere, and to engage ourselves to bear equare charge, answerable to our stength and estates in cmmon; and that our determination shall be by major voices of judge and elders, the judge to have a double voice."

5. Town Service; 5 Jun 1639; Newport, Newport Co., RI 3. Names as one of four proportioners of land, any three of whom might proportion it, the company laying it forth to have 4d and acre for every acre laid out.

6. Oath of Freemanship/Allegiance; 2 Sep 1639; Newport, Newport Co., RI 3.

7. Town Office; 12 Mar 1639/40; Newport, Newport Co., RI 3. Member of General Court of Elections

8. Oath of Freemanship/Allegiance; 1655; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 3.

9. Residence; 1656; Newtown, Long Island, NY 3. Short residency.

10. Lands Recorded - Gifted; 30 Jan 1658/59; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 3. Deeded as dower, with his daughter Hannah Hazzard, unto Stephen Wilcox of Portsmouth, 34 acres adjoining farm of said Hazard.

11. Lands Recorded - Sold; 10 Dec 1666; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 3. Deeded to Thomas Sheriff, house, 30 acres, orchard, &c., in Portsmouth, for £20, and a quarter of a share in Misquamicut. Possession was not to be had until death of said Thomas Hazard, and then to be for Thmas Sheriff and hsi wife Martha for life, and at death of both to go to second son John Sheriff, and he failing of issue to go to third son, Caleb Sheriff, &c.

12. Will; 30 Nov 1669; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 3. Executor to be son Robert. Mentions wife Martha, daughters Elizabeth, wife of George Lawton, Hannah, wife of Stephen Wilcox of Misquamicut, and Martha, wife of Ichabod Potter, son Robert Hazard and grandson, Thomas Hazard. (This will rendered void by later ones.)

13. Testimony in Court; 16 Oct 1674; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 3. Testified as to the corn mill at Pawtuxet in controversy between Stephen Arnold and Samuel Reape, calling his age sixty-four years.

14. Marriage Intentions; 29 May 1675; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 3. Recorded a declaration previous to making his marriage with Martha Sheriff, widow of Thomas Sheriff. "This is to notify all men whom it may anyway concern, whereas ther is apromise of matrimony betwixt Thomas Hazard and Martha Sheriff, yet I, the aforesaid Thomas Hazard, do take the same Martha Sheriff for her own person, without having anything to do with her estate, or anything that is hers for matter of goods," etc.

15. Will; 13 Nov 1676; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 5. 1676, Nov 13. Will. Exx. wife Martha. To her, 30 acres in Portsmouth for life, as declared in deed to Thomas Sheriff, dated 1666, Dec 10, by which said Thomas Hazard was to have for life and then to my beloved yoke fellow Martha Hazard. To wife also all movable and immovable estate, as housing, goods, cattle and chattels. To son Robert, 1s. To daughters Hannah Wilcox and Martha Potter, wife of Icabod Potter, 1s. 1680. Taxed 9s 6d.

16. Codicil to Will; 6 Aug 1677; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 3. Recorded declaration: "that whereas son Robert calims right to my lands by virtue of a writing as he saith by me formerly passed and given to him, &c. -- this is denied. I, Thomas Hazard, do by these presents solemnly protest and affirm that I never made any writing, only in a will drawn by John Porter at John Lawton huose about thirty years past, wherein if I had then deceased, being sick and weak, my said son was to have had my lands and my other children my movables; nor made any writing to said son only in a will 1669, Nov. 30, in which I appointe him executor, since which time have seen cause to make null and void, and do absolutely abolish the two will and have made another will dated 1676, Nov. 6.

17. Tax List; 1680; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 3. Taxed 9s. 6d.

LINK about 1/2 way down - Thomas Hazard, born in 1610, appears first of record in America in Boston in 1635, and was admitted a freeman there in 1638, and two years later of Portsmouth, R. I. He was one of the founders and first town officers of Newport, along with Coddington, Easton, Coggeshall, Brenton, the Clarkes, Bull and Dyer. Mr. Hazard was made a freeman of Newport in 1639, and in 1640 was appointed a member of the General Court of Elections. His first wife, Martha, died in 1669.

Generation No. 2

Hannah Hazzard on 30 Jan 1657/1658 in Aquideeck (now Portsmouth), Newport Co., Rhode Island [www2][www18]Aka: HAZARD, NAN LINK
b 10 JUL 1637, Boston, Massachusettes[www16][www18][www21]
m 30 Jan 1657-1658 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI[www21]
d 1710, Rhode Island[www16]
d after 13 Nov 1679 in or near Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island.[www18]
d in 1685[www21]

She married Stephen Wilcox NAN LINK EC LINK
baptized 26 December 1634 in Croft, Lincolnshire, England[www2][www19][www21],
b 6 FEB 1633, Crofts, Lincolnshire, England [www16]
and died Bef 6 February 1689/90 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island. Age: 54[www13][www18][www16]

Lineage = Hazard -> Wilcox -> Saunders -> Barbé

Documented events in her life were: [www21]

1. VR - Birth; 10 Jul 1637; Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 9.

2. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 30 Nov 1669; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 3. Named as wife of Stephen Wilcox in her father's first will. This will was later voided.

3. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 13 Nov 1676; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 5. Legacy of 1 shilling in her father's will, probably due to her objections to his marriage to Martha Sheriff. Named as Hannah Wilcox.

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