Name: John Hayden , Sr. 1
Death: ABT FEB 1681/82 in Braintree, Norfolk, Ma
John1 Hayden was in Dorchester as early as 1632 as on Jan.16,1632 he had 16 acres of land granted to him "next the great lots towards Neponset", and on Dec.1,1634 has 8 acres granted on Roxbury bounds; also on Apr.17,1635 had 1½ acres of swamp granted him "betwixt the wolf trap and dead swamp". He sold the land "next to the Roxbury bounds" before Jan.18,1635, and finally Mar.18,1637 had 4 acres 12 rods of land on the neck, and 3 acres 1 good 12 rods granted him in the Cow Pasture.
He was made freeman of the colony May 14,1634, was hailed before the General Court and acquitted Jun.6,1639 for keeping an unlicensed servant. He removed to Braintree soon after.
The General Court upon his petition assisted him in the care of distracted child 1647-1655.
He died near Feb.1681(2) when the inventory of his estate was taken, leaving a will dated Oct.31,1678 and proved Jul.26,1682 mentioning his wife Susanna "who hath been my faithful companion for many years", and sons Ebenezer, Joseph (to be maintained) Nehemiah, and John, and children of daughter Hannah deceased, and of son Samuel deceased. His widow Susanna, who was probably Susanna Lyon of Dorchester, died between July 1682 and Oct.3,1684 when her sons John & Jonathan were made administrators. The inventory taken showed an estate of £125/13/ and the real estate appraised Apr.4,1695 at £95.
Stile's Hist. of Windsor, Conn. p.369 states that William Hayden and John Hayden probably brothers came from Hinton Blewet, Co. Somerset, England. This has yet to be proved.
S.P.6-483 - Will of John Heiden Sr. Oct.31,1678 - Jul.26,1682:
To wife Susanna "who hath been my faithful companion many years" my whole estate except what I have disposed to son Ebenezer, 2 acres upland & 1a. meadow for maintenance of son Joseph, and if he outlives his mother to be in the hands of executors for his support. To son John after my wife's and son Joseph's decease enough to make him equal to his other brethren, and the remainder to be divided between all my children. Children of son Samuel to have a childs portion among them, and the children of my daughter Hannah the same. Confirms to son Nehemiah one end of the house and the rest as mentioned in an instrument to that end; if he pay £30 he oweth me.
Wife Susanna & friends Samuel Tompson & Joseph Penniman executors who swear to the will Jul.21,1682. Wit: Stephen Payne, Christopher Webb.
Oct.3,1684 - Information that Susanna the widow, executor and only person accepting that trust being given, is dead, letters of administration d.b.n. are given to two of his sons John & Jonathan.
9-107, Inventory - a house, half a barn & 2 acres adjoining, 5 acres on the side of the brook next Dea. Basses, 4a. salt meadow in Milton. Taken Feb.1681(2) by Richard Brackett & Christopher Webb and sworn to by the widow.
13-577, Inventory of remaining estate left by the widow Apr.4,1695 shows list of debts for sickness & funeral of the deceased and one of his sons, and the widow Susanna £20.
Susanna (Nee?) Hayden
- Joseph Hayden b: in Dorchester, Suffolk, Ma
- Samuel Hayden b: BET 1630 AND 1639 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Ma
- John Hayden , Jr. b: ABT 1635 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Ma
- Jonathan Hayden b: 19 MAY 1640 in Braintree, Norfolk, Ma
- Hannah Hayden b: 7 APR 1642 in Braintree, Norfolk, Ma
- Ebenezer Hayden b: 12 SEP 1645 in Braintree, Norfolk, Ma
- Nehemiah Hayden , Lt. b: 14 FEB 1647/48 in Braintree, Norfolk, Ma
- Title: Genealogies of the Families Of Braintree, Norfolk, Mass., 1640-1850
Author: Waldo Chamberlain Sprague, AB
Publication: Including the modern town of Randolph & Holbrook and the city of Quincy, after the separation from Braintree in 1792-3.
Note: New England Historic Genealogical Society