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William Hayden

Male Abt 1600 - 1669  (~ 69 years)


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  • Name William Hayden  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born Abt 1600  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Death 27 Sep 1669  [2, 5
    • Age: 69
    Reference Number 5839 
    Died 27 Sep 1669  Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Buried Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I5839  FelsingFam
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2021 

    Family 1 Unknown Unknown,   d. 17 Jul 1655, Haydens, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Daniel Hayden,   b. 2 Sep 1640, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1712/13  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     2. Nathaniel Hayden,   b. 2 Feb 1642  [natural]
     3. Mary Hayden,   b. 6 Jun 1648  [natural]
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F1939  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Harvey,   b. Abt 1610, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F1942  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1600 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Sep 1669 - Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From the Great Migration Begins; "Savage states that WIlliam Hayden, "Dorchester, came probably in the Mary & John, 1630" [Savage 2:387]. This may be a false association of William Hayden with John Hayden, who was in Dorchester from about 1632 to 1639. There is no record of William Hayden in Massachusetts Bay, and he first appears in Connecticut records in the late 1630s."

      The following is per William J. Dowell http://stithvalley.com/ancestry/taylor/johnhayd.htm

      Again and again we read that Gideon Haydon and Margaret Davy of Cadhay House, Ottery St Mary, Devonshire, were the parents of John Hayden, the 1632 immigrant to Dorchester, Massachusetts.

      However, tracing the origins of an early New England immigrant ancestor can be an extremely challenging exercise, not least because, in the past, genealogists have often reached firm conclusions based upon very inadequate evidence, such as a coincidence of names and dates. Frequently, New England settlers have been identified as members of gentry families in England, who were generally well documented. However, relatively few immigrants came from a gentry background; they were mostly tradesmen or yeomen. Thus the Gideon Haydon genealogy has gained wide acceptance among John Hayden's descendants in America, but without any proof beyond a coincidence of name and date.

      On the other hand, there are two strong arguments against this genealogy. First, the Gideon Haydon family of Cadhay were adherents of the Church of England, and their sons, Gideon Haydon (1609-1680) and Nicholas Haydon (1620-1676), were ardent Royalists during the English Civil War, whereas our John Hayden was clearly a Puritan. Second, coinciding with John Hayden's arrival in Massachusetts is the presence there of William Hayden and James Hayden. There is the possibility that either or both of these men were brothers of John. In that case, however, it is unlikely that they were children of Gideon Haydon, because no record exists of a child named William born to Gideon and Margaret Haydon. Gideon and Margaret had a child named James, but this son died in infancy. Of course it is equally possible that these three were cousins, or even strangers, which would not necessarily upset the identification of John Hayden as the son of Gideon and Margaret Haydon of Cadhay.

  • Sources 
    1. [S568] Connecticut Town Death Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection), Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;).
      Record for William Hayden

    2. [S471] Web: Connecticut, Find A Grave Index, 1636-2013, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).
      Record for William Hayden

    3. [S473] Records of the Connecticut Line of the Hayden Family, Jabez Haskell Hayden, (Date: 1888;).

    4. [S539] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2016;), Book Title: Records of the Connecticut line of the Hayden Family.
      Record for Daniel Hayden

    5. [S470] The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor Connecticut 1635-1891, Henry R Stiles.