Samuel Hayward

Male 1642 - 1713


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  • Name  Samuel Hayward 
    Born  01 Apr 1642  Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Illingworth, Inez L., "William Hayward of Weymouth and Braintree, MA," Unpublished, written between 1959 and
      1970, page 5.)
    Gender  Male 
    Died  29 Jul 1713  Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Subject: [MA-MENDON] Ballou description of William Hayward's land
      To: MA-MENDON-L@rootsweb.com
      Lisa Lepore
      llepore@juno.com

      Vol 2
      Biographico-Genealogical Register
      P 791

      As nearly as I can trace them, our Haywards and Howards all descended from three brothers who came from Swanzey. Their ancestors were of Bridgewater; but father back I had not the means of going without too much cost and trouble* [see note]

      The oldest of these bros. was Samuel Hayward. He planted himself in the town-seat of Mendon, by purchasing of Mrs. Mary Tapping and her son John a 20 ac. lot, as an original Mendon proprietor. This made him a 40-ac. lot owner, and of course entitled him to very large dividends of the common lands. Large tracts of these he had laid out to him on our territory, to the amount of between 500 and 1000 acs. Most of this land lay in one general body, extending from Sherborn Road, [Is this Rt 16?] opposite the present Mansion House, easterly of Joseph Sumner's estate, all the way down southerly to the "Upper Mill Plain," then so called; that is, as far south as where Plain St forks off from So. Main St. [I think this is rte 140 at the Milford-Hopedale Line?] In width this tract must have been between one-third and half a mile wide, extending to the river eastward, and in places over ther river. Elsewhere he took up numerous smaller parcels.

      The next oldest bro. was William Hayward. In 1700 and 1701 he, then being of Swanzey, bought several hundred acres of the Rawson land in No. Bellingham, adjacent to our territory. Some 3,000 acs. of land were granted to Secretary Rawson, the first Edward, by Gen. Court, in consideration of his unrequited public services. He extinguished the Indian title to this tract, and took a deed. It was annexed to Mendon for government, and so remained till 1719, when it was made a part of Bellingham. The land William Hayward bought was a part of this Rawson tract, or "Farm" as then called. At the same time, Thomas Sanford of Swanzey and Thomas Burch of Bristol made large pruchases, side by side with Hayward, of this Rawson Land. It soon got the title of the "The Farms," being then owned in a few large farms. There William Hayward settled himself and his ch. Of course, being closely connected with our territory geographically and municipally, the cousins naturally comingled. I observed that in the Rawson deeds to William his name was written in one instance *Howard*, but wherever else it occured *Hayward*.

      The youngest of hese bros. was Jonathan Hayward. He came into this quarter while yet under age, and res. with Samuel Thayer, as appears from the following recorded entry: "Samuel Thayer gave Bond[Jan. 28, 1692] for Johathan Hayward of Swanzey, resident with him." The bond was to hold the town harmless from cost for Hayward's maintenance. "Jan 3., 1707, there was laid out, of Samuel Hayward's fifth division, twelve acres, to his *Brother Johathan Hayward*, on both sides of Sherborn road East of Bear HiIl." [this seems like it would be the Milford land that Alice talked about yesterday, also where Hayward St and Field are located] Jonathan than settled north-east of Bear HIll, near the "Great Meadow," so called, and there became a comparatively rich man.

      This is the note refered to above:
      *Since the foregoing was written, I have had the pleasure of an interview with Hon. Alphonse Taft, who, on one side of his ancestry, inherits the blood and traditions of these Haywards. It has been handed down to him, that the parents of the first Samuel in Mendon were William and Margery (Thayer) Hayward of Braintree. Berhaps this was so. But, if so, William and Jonathan certainly hailed from Swanzey at the dates by me specified in this connection.
    Person ID  I15024  Bryant
    Last Modified  23 Apr 2005 

    Father  William Hayward,   b. Bef 06 Feb 1612, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1659, Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Margery Knight,   b. 1617, Mendon, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1676, Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Oct 1633  St. Dunstan's, Stepney, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1048  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Mehitable Thompson,   b. 1645, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1700, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Nov 1666  Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. William Hayward,   b. 06 Oct 1667, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1723
     2. Mehitable Hayward,   b. 1670, probably, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Hayward,   b. Abt 1671, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Huldah Hayward,   b. Abt 1673, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Sarah Hayward,   b. Abt 1677, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1711, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Margery Hayward,   b. 03 May 1678, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1759
     7. Hannah Hayward,   b. 18 Aug 1680, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Deborah Hayward,   b. 09 Nov 1682, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 13 Aug 1713
     9. Samuel Hayward,   b. 07 Feb 1684, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1708
     10. Jonathan Hayward,   b. 10 Oct 1686, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1760, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Experience Hayward,   b. 1688, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1714
     12. Benjamin Hayward,   b. 14 Feb 1689, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. Bethiah Hayward,   b. 1691, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F976  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Elizabeth Sabin,   b. 1642, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1718, Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Jan 1700/1 
    Family ID  F1047  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 01 Apr 1642 - Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S60] MASS, Vital Rec., Mendon: 473.

    2. [S159] Amy, David Thomson, Amy, Colonel Henry Joseph, (Author, Eastchester, New York, 1962), p.7.


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