John Hoyt

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John Hoyt, son of Walter Hoyt, was born at Windsor, Connecticut, 13 July 1644.1,2 He died at Danbury, Connecticut, about 1711.2,1

John married Mary Lindall, daughter of Deacon Henry Lindall and Rosamond Street, at Norwalk, Connecticut, 14 September 1666.3,4,5

In his youth, John settled in Fairfield and sold land there 12 Apr 1666.

John was nominated for freeman in Norwalk in 1667, and John Haite was a freeman in N. in 1669. We find John Hoyt's land mentioned in a boundary at N., without date.

On a table of "The Estates of lands & Accommodations of ye town of Norwalk," Feb., 1671, is John Hayte, 100 pounds; and on a list of "The Children of the Town" of N. one child is put down for him, 1672-'76, no exact date.

John Hayt was one of "the masters or overseers of those pounds lieing by five mile river side," Feb., 1679; and he drew lots Nos. 17 and 19 in two divisions of land in Norwalk in 1684. He removed to "Paquiack," or Danbury, before June, 1685, as we learn by deeds from John Hoyt in 1685, '87, and '93. Rev. Thomas Robbins, in a century serman delivered in Danbury, 1 Jan 1801, says John Hoyt was one of the eight original settlers of D. in 1685. The births of five of his children are recorded at Norwalk from 1669 to '79, with the spelling Haite.1,3


Mary Lindall b. 19 Jul 1646
  • John Hoyt+6,2 b. 21 Jun 1669, d. bt 1745 - 1746
  • Samuel Hoyt6,2 b. 17 Oct 1670, d. 1751
  • Thomas Hoyt6,2 b. 5 Jan 1674
  • Mary Hoyt6,2 b. 1 Sep 1677
  • Deborah Hoyt6,2 b. 28 Dec 1679
  • Joshua Hoyt6,2 b. say 1681, d. 1726/27
  • Benjamin Hoyt6,2 b. abt. 1683, d. abt. 1722
  • Nathaniel Hoyt6,2 b. say 1686, d. 1712/13
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  1. [S52] David W. Hoyt, A Genealogical History of the Hoyt, Haight, and Hight Families with Some Account of the Earliest Hyatt Families, A list of the First Settlers of Salisbury and Amesbury, Mass., etc (Boston, Massachusetts: Providence Press, 1871), 310-311, further cited as Hoyt, Hoyt Family.
  2. [S5] Donald Lines Jacobus, History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield (two vols., New Haven, Connecticut: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, 1930-1932), 293-299, further cited as Jacobus, Families of Old Fairfield.
  3. [S5] Jacobus, Families of Old Fairfield, 298.
  4. [S387] Paul W. Prindle, "Thomas3, Son of Walter2 Hoyt of Windsor and Norwalk, Conn.," The American Genealogist 66 (Oct 1991): 217-218, further cited as Prindle, "Thomas Hoyt."
  5. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 806, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  6. [S52] Hoyt, Hoyt Family, 323-324.