Sgt John Hoyt


Sgt John Hoyt

Dorset, England
Death 28 Feb 1689 (aged 76–77)
Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial Site* Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Memorial ID 54958216 View Source

Sgt. John Hoyt

Birth: from 1610-1615
England - exact location unknown
Death: 28 Feb 1687-88
Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts

John was one of the earliest settlers of Salisbury, Massachusetts. In old deeds, he was always styled as a " planter" or" husbandman". He was a Sargent of the Salisbury Military Company

1.Frances Tewksbury*, was the first wife of John Hoyt. They probably married about 1633 since their 2nd child was born about 1638. She died 23 February 1642/43, Salisbury, Massachusetts.
Children by this marriage were:
Frances 1636 -1720
John 1638 -1696
Thomas 1641-1691
Gregorie (Twin) 1641 -1641
Elizabeth 1642

2. Frances________, second wife of John Hoyt. They married in 1643/44.
His 2nd wife survived him , and was living in 1697.
Children by this marriage were:

Sarah 1645-1645
Mary 1646-1729
Joseph 1648-1648
Joseph 1649 -1650,
Marah 1653-1653
Naomi 1655-1687
Dorothie 1656
Mehetable 1664.

All of the children of John Hoyt were born in Salisbury, Massachusetts.

John Hoyt of Salisbury, is not to be confused with John Hoyt, son of Simon and Jane (Stoodlie) Hoyt, born in West Hatch, Somersetshire, England ca. 1625; died in 1684 in Rye, Westchester, Connecticut.

The following quote is taken from "The Hoyt-Haight Family" By Jared Olar.

"These same-named colonists lived and died around the same time, but lived in different places, married different women, and had different children. (In addition, DNA testing has established that Sgt. John Hoyt of Salisbury was not related to the Simon Hoyt family of which John Hoyt of Fairfield was a member."

Cenotaph: He is named on the First Settlers monument at Golgotha Cemetery in Amesbury

Correction inspired by Carol (Bullock) Bennett

* See, Daniel Tewksbury, 1782-1851, by Ralph Tewksbury, pages 3, 19, 28, 341 & 342. This source provides only circumstantial evidence through implied relationships

Suggested edit: I have 28 Feb 1687 Amesbury, Essex, MA as his death
SOURCES: (1). "Genealogical History of John Hoyt of Salisbury" by David W. Hoyt, 1857 Boston, C. Benjamin Richardson, 119 Washington Street; (2). Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996, Family History Library, 35 North West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150; (3). A GENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF THE HOYT, HAIGHT & HIGHT FAMILIES by David W. Hoyt; 1650-1820; 1871, Higginson Books, Salem Mass; pps 15,24 & 27.

Contributor: Ellen Myers (templenaboe) (46870553) • [email protected]

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