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John “Hiett” Hiatt, Sr

Somerset, England
Death 1726 (aged 51-52)
Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 68886866 · View Source
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1a2B) John Hiett [Chr. 27 Apr 1676 Street, s.o. Richard Hiett] d.c. 1727 America

Married: c. 1695 Mary Smith [Chr. 22 Apr 1673 Butleigh] d.o. William and Grace Smith #, d. 1745 Bucks County, Pennsylvania


1) John b. 1696 [probably Butleigh]

2) George b. 1698 [probably Butleigh]

3) William b. 1700 Bucks County, Pennsylvania

John Hiett, arrived in Bucks County, Pennsylvania in the autumn of 1699. On 11 April 1700 he purchased 300 acres of land (Bucks Co. Pennsylvania DB 3, page 27) from John Rowland for 350 p. (The foregoing deed is also mentioned in the 'Inventory of Church Archives, Pennsylvania - Friends' . ( In 1700, John Hiett bought 300 a. of John Rowland, a Quaker, who had given the land for the Watson Graveyard out of his tract previous to 1700. The land had been granted to John Rowland by William Penn in 1673. In 1702, John Hiett sold this 300 a. to Thomas Watson, tanner, for 400 p. (DB 3, p. 88) Deed book 4, p. 15, Bucks County: On April 22, 1706, John Hiett of the County of Bucks in ye province of Pensilvania Yeom'n - bought land granted and confirmed unto Andrew Ellet by patent under the hand of William Penn ".
John's wife was Mary Smith, the daughter of William and Grace Smith. William lived in Cecil County, Maryland, where on the 20th of May 1710 his will was proven.
Some 50 miles SW of Philadelphia in the north east corner of the State of Maryland, lies the county of Cecil. It was here, in Cecil Co., MD that William Smith wrote this will on the 20th of September 1708, it was proved the 20th of May 1710. He leaves to 2nd son John and heirs 1000 acres, dwelling plantation, to daughter Mary, wife of John Hayet, and granddaughter Hannah, daughter of son William personalty (Personal property) . Executors wife Grace, and son John. Teste: David Evans, William Smith 13:113. The name Hayet becomes Hiett in further court proceedings regarding this will.
Both, Hietts and Smiths families were members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Somersetshire, England. William Smith, the Quaker, bought a certificate to Philadelphia for himself and wife and family, dated 1699, from Glastonbury Monthly Meeting in Somersetshire, England. It is quite possible, that our John Hiett, immigrant, came to America with his wife's family. William and John Smith, brothers of Mary Smith Hiett, are probably the ancestors of the Smiths show settled in Virginia in the same community and at about the same time as did John Hiatt Jr. and his brother William Hiatt, sons of John and Mary Smith Hiett.
Mary Hyot was noted in the Falls Monthly Meeting in Bucks Co. PA, she was received on certificate the 7th of the 6th month in 1706.
The History of Bucks Co. Pennsylvania mentioned that the families of Roberts, Foulke, Gilbert, Nixon, Edwards and Hyatt were prominent among those who formed the early community, his was in early 1700's.
John Hiett is called a yeoman, in the early deeds of Bucks Co. A yeoman is a freeborn common man of the most respectable class, a freeholder. John is known to have resided in the town of Makefield in Bucks Co. at one time, it is possible that he was a merchant, by which means he acquired the 350 p. (over $1500) to make his first purchase of land in 1700. Andrew Ellet, from whom John Hiett purchased land, was a merchant. He is most probably identical with the John Hyatt who was a witness to the will of Thomas Masters of Philadelphia, Merchant, dated 4 Dec. 1723. Also he was a witness to a will of Abraham Bickley, a Quaker merchant from Burlington, New Jersey and Philadelphia, PA. ( Hiatt - Hiett, Genealogy and Family History, compiled and edited by William Petty Johnson, Payson , Utah )

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