Sanford-Shulsen Family

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  • ID: I6669
  • Name: Walter HOYT
  • Prefix: Sergt.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1618 in England
  • Christening: 30 NOV 1618 West Hatch, Somerset, England
  • Death: 1698/1699 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT
  • Reference Number: AB0
  • _UID: 3139E441BC6DC54A94CE474186ECFB1E3C18
  • Note:
    Walter was born in 1618 in England; in 1684 he gave his age as about 65 when he witnessed the will of John Hoyt of Rye, and in his will of 1696, he gave his age as about 78.
    Walter's name was usually spelled Haite or HAYTE, but his sons took the modern spelling of HOYT.
    A grant of land is recorded to Walter Hoyt at Windsor in 1640. The first book of Windsor land records, undated, describes a plot "threescore and four acres more or Less" bounded east by Nicholas Hoyt, west and north by the commons, and south by the Rivulett. Also fifty acres more or less opposite John Tinkers farm, bounded north and east by the land of Nicholas Hoyt, southeast by the land of William Thrall, and south by the Rivulett. Also ten acres of land bounded west by Nicholas Hoyt, north by Richard Willer and south by William Thrall.
    Rowland's and Grant's records of old Windsor show that Walter Hoyt or Hayt had three children born there.
    On 28 February 1640/41 the Windsor land inventory shows "Symon Hoyte" had granted from the plantation for meadow and upland "four-score acres," also "on the northside of the rivulet fourscore acres, thirty [of?] which is given his son Walter Hoyte from the town." In the records of Windsor is "old goody Hoyt," who died 1643. Savage presumed she was either mother of Walter or of Simon.
    Walter removed to Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT with the first settlers about 1653. His four acres were bounded south by George Abbott's home lot. On 18 December 1653 the townsmen of Norwalk agreed with "Ralph Keeler and Waltar Haite" about building a house for Mr. Hanford, the minister. Nicholas and Walter Hoyt of Windsor sold 20 acres of land in that town to William Hannum of Windsor.
    In 1655 the record shows "Waltar Haite is to erect and sett up a good and sufficient gate leading into the meadows of the other side," and was one of the three who were to drive the cows to pasture at Norwalk. In the Norwalk patent of 1686 "Mr. Walter Hoyt" is fifth of the ten proprietors of Norwalk mentioned as having possessed the land for more than 20 years last past. On 29 March 1655 at a town meeting at Norwalk it was voted that "Waltar Haite and Ralph Keeiler are to worke the fence for the yeere ensuinge."
    Between 1658 and 1681 Walter repeatedly served as Deputy for Norwalk. He was a fence viewer there. In February 1671 he was rated at L192, and in January 1687 at L242; in each case there are only eight persons rated at a higher sum. In 1665 and 1670 Walter Hoyt agreed to beat the drum on all occasions required, at 10 shillings. He was Sergeant of the Trainband on 19 May 1659 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT. He appeared on the census of October 1669 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT.
    In May 1672 Walter Hoyte was among those whose names were given to the General Court "for the begining of a plantation neare the backside of Norwalke." His name is spelled "Walter Hoyt" on the list of lots drawn over Norwalk River, and on the list of inhabitants of Norwalk commonage estates on 3 January 1687. He voted in the town meetings in Norwalk, and was confirmed by the General Court as one of the proprietors of Norwalk in 1685. Waltar Haite sold Thomas Benedict 7 acres of upland adjoining his land, lying on Norwalk River, recorded on 3 April 1678.
    In 1684 Walter Hoyt, age about 65, appeared at Fairfield to take oath as witness to the will of John Hoyt of Rye. In 1692 Walter Hoyt deeded to his son "Zerub."
    He died late 1698 or the first days of 1699 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT.
    The will of Walter Hoyt of Norwalk is dated 11 February 1696/1696 and proved 11 April 1699. Inventory was taken 10 January 1698/1699. The will reads:
    "Norwalke the 11 of Febry 1695 or 6 the last will and testament of Walter Hayt Aged aboute 78 yearse I the said Walter hayt Being ill and weacke Apprending I shall not long continue in the land of the living -- I will and bequeth my body unto the dust & a descent bueriall and my soull to god that gave it to me -- and for that lettell Estat that god hath given me be disposed of as folloeth unto my tow sons namly John hayt of Danbury and my son Zaraball hayt that what land and medo and comonage I have within the towne bounds of Norwalke be devided equaly to ech of them a like and also whatt other moubable estat that I shall leve or may be left after my deceasce -- and that it be to them and there heirs and asines administrators to have and to hold for ever -- and this to be my last will: and to couttermand any former : and to stand good unto them -- after my Joust debts be discharged -- my desiar that my tow sones be executors unto this my will -- and this for to be my last will as witness my hand the day and yeare above dated it myust be understood what lands I have not disposed of before by Gift or deed. Walter hoyte"
    Witnesses: John Platt Sr., Joseph Sension.
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  • Change Date: 24 SEP 2016 at 17:30:44



    Father: Simon HOYT b: ABT 1593 in England
    Mother: Unknown

    Marriage 1 Unknown
    • Married: ABT 1642 6
    Children
    1. Has No Children Thomas HOYT
    2. Has Children Elizabeth HOYT b: ABT 1643
    3. Has Children John HOYT b: 13 JUL 1644 in Windsor, Hartford County, CT
    4. Has Children Hannah HOYT
    5. Has No Children (child) HOYT b: ABT 1646

    Marriage 2 Rhoda TINKER c: 16 JUN 1611 in New Windsor, Berkshire, England
    • Married: ABT 1646 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT 7
    Children
    1. Has Children Zerubabel HOYT b: ABT 1652 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT

    Sources:
    1. Title: The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633
      Author: Robert Charles Anderson
      Abbrev: Anderson
      Publication: Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995
      Abbrev: Great Migration
      Page: 2:1028-1032
    2. Title: History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, for the Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
      Author: Donald Lines Jacobus
      Abbrev: Donald Lines Jacobus
      Publication: New Haven CT: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., 1930-1932
      Abbrev: Families of Old Fairfield
      Page: 1:293-299
    3. Title: Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England
      Author: James Savage
      Abbrev: James Savage
      Publication: Originally published 1860-1862. Reprint published Baltimore MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994
      Abbrev: Genealogical Dictionary
      Page: 2:481-482
    4. Title: A Genealogical History of the Hoyt, Haight and Hight Families
      Author: David W. Hoyt
      Abbrev: David Hoyt
      Publication: Originally published 1871. Reprinted Somersworth: New England History Press, 1984
      Abbrev: Hoyt/Haight/Hight
      Page: pp. 13, 292-296, 311
    5. Title: Additions and Corrections to the History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield
      Author: Donald Lines Jacobus
      Abbrev: Jacobus
      Publication: New Haven, CT: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., 1943
      Abbrev: Additions to Families of Old Fairfield
      Page: pp. 147-148
    6. Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700
      Author: Clarence Almon Torrey
      Abbrev: Torrey
      Publication: Baltimore MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985 & 1992
      Abbrev: New England Marriages
      Page: p. 396
      Text: Walter Hoyt (1616-1698) & 1/wf (___)/?Elizabeth St. John?; b 1644; Windsor, CT.
    7. Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700
      Author: Clarence Almon Torrey
      Abbrev: Torrey
      Publication: Baltimore MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985 & 1992
      Abbrev: New England Marriages
      Page: p. 396
      Text: Walter Hoyt (1616, 1624?-1698, 1699?) & 2/wf Rhoda (___) Taylor, w John; b 1652; Windsor, CT/Deerfield.
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