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John HOYT, Sargeant, of Amesbury & Salisbury, planter / husbandman, died 2/28/1687-8

Spouse: (1) Frances ___ married circa 1635, died 2/23/1642-3; (2) Frances ___ married 1643-4

Children: by wife (1) Frances married John Colby and John Barnard; John born circa 1638 married Mary Barnes; Thomas born circa 1640 married Mary Brown; Gregory born 1/1/1640-1 died young; Elizabeth born 2/23/1642; by wife (2) Sarah born 1/16/1644-5; Mary born 2/20/1645-6 married Christopher Bartlett; Joseph born April or May1648; Joseph born 11/27/1649 died young; Marah born 11/24/1653 died young; Naomi born 1/12/1654-5 married John Lovejoy; Dorothy born 4/13/1658; Mehitable born 11/25/1664


John HOYT born circa 1638, planter or carpenter, killed by Indians in Andover on road to Haverhill 8/13/1696

Spouse: Mary BARNES married 6/23/1659

Children: William born 9/5/1660 married 1687 Dorothy Colby; Elizabeth born 1661-2 married Joseph Lancaster; John born 3/28/1663 married Elizabeth Challis; Mary born 10/11/1664 married John Whittier; Joseph born 7/14/1666 married 10/5/1702 Dorothy Worthen; Sarah married Fawne Clement; Rachel born 6/28/1670 married Joseph Weed; Dorothy born 1/29/1673-4 married Nathaniel Lovejoy; Grace born 1/29/1673-4; Robert married Martha Stevens and Mary Currier


Joseph HOYT born 7/14/1666

Spouse: Dorothy WORTHEN married 10/5/1702 (daughter of Ezekiel), she married (2) Daniel Flanders published 1724

Children: John born 7/2/1703 married Mary Eastman; Mehitable born 11/25/1703 married Jeremiah Flanders; Joseph born 1/10/1707-8 married Ann Pettingill; Ezekiel born 1/7/1709-10 married Rebecca Brown; Judith born 2/22/1711-2; Nathan born 2/16/1714 married Mary Pettingill; Moses born 3/23/1716 married Mary Buswell & Anna ___; Dorothy born 8/23/1718


Dorothy HOYT born 1718 Amesbury MA

Spouse: Ephraim MORRILL born 12/9/1717 Salisbury MA, married 1/6/1746-7

Children: Dorothy; Ephraim

Amesbury MA Vital Records: Dorothy d. Joseph & Dorothy 8/23/1718

A genealogical history of the Hoyt, Haight, and Hight families: 1 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 he died, 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. It is perhaps possible that he may have been either a son or brother of the Simon Hoyt who was in Dorchester quite early and who took the oath of freemen in 1631 but there seems to be nothing to warrant our assuming the probability of any relationship between them. The name Simon does not occur among John's descendants for over a century. There was a John Hoyt in Connecticut as early as 1650 and as Simon removed to Windsor Ct it is quite probable that John was his son if so John of Salisbury Mass could not be, Simon was some years older than John of Salisbury and it hardly seems probable they were brothers.

Hoyt family: A genealogical history of John Hoyt of Salisbury: 1697 May 8th Administration of all & Singuler the goods Chattels rights and Credits of Sargnt John Hoyt Senr late of Almsbury decd granted unto John Barnard Son in law of the decs he having given bond with Surety for his administration according to law. The Relict of the Said Hoyt having Signifyed under her hand in Writing her Renounciation of the Same & desired that it might be Confered upon the said Barnard. //  Essex ss Ipswich Novemr ye 2d Anno Dom 1706. Before ye Honble John Appleton Esqr of ye probate of Wills &c in said County Mr John Barnard administrator to ye Estate of Serj John Hoyt Late of Almsbury Decd Intestate appeared & made Oath that he by Virtue of sd power of administration neither Directly nor Indirectly hath never made any use or taken any possession of ye Any of sd Decd --or In any Wise Acted as an admr on ye Estate of sd Decd -- yr being no Estate to be found but what was otherways Disposed & not Capable of being admrd upon Wherefore ye sad Ltt John Barnard is hereby fully & clearly Dismissed from his said as administrate as aforesd Sworn attest Danl Rogers Regr. 

New England families, genealogical and memorial: a record of the ...,Volume 1: Hoyt is the surname of an ancient English family. As the old English word hoit rom hoyt means to leap or to caper it is probable that some early progenitor of the family was noted for his agility or good spirits. In America the name has been spelled in more than thirty different ways. The Hoyt family in this country seems to have sprung from two men Simon Hoyt and John Hoyt between whom no relationship has been traced although they were perhaps brothers. Simon Hoyt was in Salem Massachusetts as early as 1629. He was the emigrant ancestor of most of the Hoyts of Western Massachusetts, Connecticut and Eastern New York. The descendants of John Hoyt embrace most of those bearing the name in Eastern Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire. In other parts of the country there are numerous members of both branches. John Hoyt was probably born in England about 1610. He was one of the earliest settlers of Salisbury Massachusetts and obtained lands at the first division in 1639 or 1640. A few years later he removed across the Powow river to the west parish of Salisbury his family being one of thirty that removed to settle it and he sold his house on the east side in 1647. This west parish was named Amesbury in 1668 by the general court In both Salisbury and Amesbury. John Hoyt seems to have been prominent. He was at an early date appointed sergeant of the Salisbury military company. In the Amesbury records his name is frequently mentioned as prudential man, selectman, constable, juror, moderator of a town meeting etc. In old deeds he was styled planter. He died February 28 1687 88. John Hoyt was twice married both of his wives being named Frances. He had five children by his first wife who died February 23 1642-43 viz Frances, John mentioned below, Thomas twin born January 1 1640 41, Gregorie twin January 1 1640 41, Elizabeth February 23 1642 43 and eight children by his second wife viz Sarah January 16 1644 45, Mary February 20 1645 46, Joseph born and died in 1648, Joseph born November 27 1649, Marah November 24 1653, Naomi January 23 1654 55, Dorothie April 13 1656, Mehetabel October 25 1664.

The old families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts: with some related ... By David Webster Hoyt 

History of Plymouth, New Hampshire: vol. I. Narrative--vol. II ..., Volume 2: 1 John Hoyt emigrant ancestor of Salisbury and Amesbury received five parcels of land in the first division. He was assigned a seat in the Amesbury meeting house 1667 and later was a member of the Salisbury church. His wife Frances d Feb 23 1642. 3 His second wife was Frances. He d Feb 28 1687- 8. 2 John Hoyt son of John1 b about 1638 m June 23 1659 Mary Barnes dau of William Barnes of Salisbury .He received land in Amesbury 1658 and 1666. Member of training band 1680. He was killed by the Indians in Andover August 13 1696.

Founders and Patriots of America Index: Hoyt, John (1610/5-Feb 28, 1687/8) m. c. 1635 (1) Frances ..... MASS IX, 45, 46; XVI, 95; XXI, 151; XXIX, 102, 146

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