David Hoyt

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David Hoyt, son of James Hoyt and Mary Waterbury, was born at Stamford, Connecticut, 3 October 1728.1,2 He died at Stamford, 23 June 1810.2

David married Hannah Crissey, daughter of Nathaniel Crissey and Hannah Hoyt, at Stamford about 1756.2

In 1790, his household was probably the one enumerated at Norwalk/Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, with 1 free white male over 16,2 under 16, and 4 free white females.3

He is credited with revolutionary war service:

25 October 1776 to 11 January 1777 he was a private in the 9th Militia, Lt. John Carter's Company, Col John Mead's Regiment.

On 26 and 27 Feb and from 18 June to 18 July 1779 he was in Capt Reuben Scofield's Company.2

David left a will dated 18 June 1805, and proved 7 August 1810:
In the name of God Amen. I David Hait of Stamford in the County of Fairfield and State of Connecticut, being at this time of sound and disposing mind and Memory do make this my will and testament in manner following.
Viz—I give to my beloved wife Ann Hait the use of one third of my landed Estate during her natural life,
I give and devise to my daughter Mary Ann Hait my dwelling House and home lot containing about ten acres including about two thirds of the orchard, also Two Cows, Four sheep and all my household furniture
I give and devise unto my daughter Hannah Coggswell, the upper new ground Buckwheat lot and whitewood meadow
I give and devise unto my daughter Sally Cowdre The Frog lot and north lot square to the brook called Mount Misery and the value of Four sheep.
I give and devise to my daughter Esther Mead the South new ground little lot and Ferris’s Ridge swamp meadow and four sheep,
I give and devise to my son Frederick, Ferris’s Ridge, lot and the Pear tree lot
I give and devise unto my grandson’s Nathaniel and William Palmer, Ten Acres of land out of the East of Mount Misery lot, equally between them
I give and devise to my grandson Henry Hait, my Hog lot, West lot, and West Meadow and one third of the orchard, he paying to my heirs sixty dollars.
I give and devise unto my four daughters my Woodland, lying West of that given to Nathaniel & William Palmer, bounded South by land of Frederick Hait, Westerly by lands belonging to Mathew Sherwood and Timothy Reynolds.
I further give unto my said beloved wife a pair of Oxen and a horse
It is my will that the respective legatees have the priviledge of a Driftway to their lands.
It is my will that a place be appropriated for the purpose of a burying ground for the use of my family (to contain two rods square) at the upper end of the meadow adjoining my dwelling house.
I institute and appoint my said beloved wife Executrix and my said son Frederick Hait Executor of this my last will and Testament revoking all other wills heretofore made by me.
In witness [???] hereunto set my Hand & Seal this 18th day of June AD 1805
Signed, Sealed and published by the above named David Hait as his last Will and Testament In presence of us who have subscribed and [?] in his presence
Margaret Mackay
John Mackay
John Mackay Jr.                    David Hait (seal).4


Hannah Crissey b. 14 Jul 1730, d. bef. 1805
  • Frederick Hoyt4,5 b. aft. 1756, d. bef. Oct 1814
  • Mary Ann Hoyt4,5 b. aft. 1756
  • Hannah Hoyt4,5 b. aft. 1756, d. aft. 1805
  • Esther Hoyt4,5 b. aft. 1756
  • (…) Hoyt4,5 b. aft. 1756, d. bef. 1805
  • (…) Hoyt4,5 b. aft. 1756, d. bef. 1805
  • Sally Hoyt+6,7,5 b. 18 Sep 1759, d. 5 Mar 1850
This person was last edited on8 Jan 2020


  1. [S1184] Lucius B. Barbour and Lorraine Cook White (editor), The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records (55 vols., Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1994-2002), 42:106-124, further cited as Barbour and White, Barbour Collection.
  2. [S353] Edith M. Wicks, Virginia H. Olsen and Paul W. Prindle, compilers, Stamford's Soldiers: Genealogical Biographies of Revolutionary War Patriots from Stamford, Connecticut (New Orleans, Louisiana: Stamford Genealogical Society and the Ferguson Library, 1976), 89-90, further cited as Wicks, Olsen, and Prindle, Stamford Soldiers.
  3. [S2161] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790, 12 vols. (Washington D.C.: Department of Commerce and Labor, Bureau of the Census, 1907-1908), CT:26, further cited as Heads of Families, 1790.
  4. [S354] Stamford, Connecticut, Probate records, 1728-1916, 10:98-101, FHL microfilm 5566, further cited as Stamford, CT Wills.
  5. [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), 394-395, further cited as Hoyt, Hoyt Family.
  6. [S372] Stamford, Connecticut, Land records, P:438; Town Clerk, Stamford; FHL microfilm 5578.
  7. [S372] Stamford, CT, Land records, R:686.