Hayward, Thomas

Thomas Hayward
b:
d: 1681
Biography
Born in England. Lived in Aylesford, Kent County, England. Left England with wife Susanna and first five children, sailing from Sandwich, Kent County, England on the "Hercules" in 1634-35. First came to Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1635, then settled in Duxbury in 1638. He was made a freeman in 1646. In 1651, he was one of the original proprietors and first settlers of Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Died in 1681. Parents: unknown. Siblings: unknown.

The name Hayward is derived from the Saxon and signifies the keeper of the common herd or cattle of a town, from "heig" meaning hay, and "ward" meaning keeper

She was the daughter of Thomas Hayward, a tailor from Aylsford, Kent, England, who came in the Hercules in 1635, with his wife, Susanna Towne, and their five children. He settled at Duxbury before 1638, and probably at Bridgewater in 1651, being one of the first proprietors there in 1645. He was admitted a freeman in 1646. It is speculated that he may have made an earlier trip to New England, perhaps to assess his prospects before bringing his family, as one Thomas Hayward appears on the ship''s list for the William and Frances in 1632.
SOURCES:

GL: The Fobes Family in America and Descendants of John Fobes, by Lawrence Fobes, 1976, pp 1-5; Early New England Settlers, 1600s-1800s, Guide to the Early Settlers of America, p 247, ibid, Planters of the Commonwealth, Lists of Passengers and the Ships Which Brought Them, pp 96-97, ibid, Ancestral Heads of New England Families, p. 124; ibid, One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families, p 9; The Howard Genealogy, Descendants of John Howard of Bridgewater, Massachusetts from 1643 to 1903, by Heman Howard, 1903; Mayflower Source Records, Abstracts of the First Wills in the Probate Office, Plymouth, p 532; Massachusetts Genealogical Records, Pioneers of Massachusetts, p 171.  

THOMAS HAYWARD , Cambridge, came in the Hercules 1635,from Sandwich, being tailor of Aylesford, Co. Kent, with w. Susanna, and five ch. but he had perhaps been here as early as 1632, coming with Winslow in the William and Francis, and satisf. with prospects, went home to bring them; sett. at Duxbury bef. 1638, prob. at Bridgewater 1651, being of the first proprs. 1645, was freem. of the
col. 1646, had Thomas, Nathaniel, John, Joseph, Elisha, Mary, w. of Edward Mitchell, and Martha, w. of John Howard; but of these we are unable to discrim. which were b. in Eng. or whether even he were that Kentish man, or not. He d. 1681. Elisha never was m. made his will 1703. Descend. of Thomas are more num. says Mitchell, than those of any other inhab.

NEHGR: 14:300 Founders of New England (Rolls Office, Chancery Lane, London) Passengers for New England

March 1631
Thomas Haeward, Edmond (Edward?) Winslowe, and William Perkins (Author''s note: "Edward Winslow arrived on the William and Francis, June 5, 1632)

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 Thomas Hayward, the imigrant ancestor, came from Aylesford, England, in the ship Hercules in March 1634 accompanied by his wife Susannah and 5 children. He settled first at Cambridge, MA, where he was a proprietor in 1635-36. He moved to Duxbury, MA before 1638 and was a proprietor and purchaser there Nov. 5, 1638. In 1644 he was in court, and on June 1, 1647 was made a freeman. He moved to Bridgewater, MA where he was one of the original proprietors. His will was dated June 29, 1678, and in it he bequeathed to his sons Elisha and Jos. and to grandchild Joseph. He died in 1681. Children: Thomas, Nathaniel, John, JOSEPH, Elisha, mary, Martha.

Thomas Hayward
was born circa 1597, in England. He first arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, on June 5, 1632 in a ship called "William and Mary." Afterwards, he returned to Aylesford, England, to bring his wife, Susannah and his five children to New England. Thomas'' return voyage, to New England, was on the ship "Hercules," sailing from Sandwich to Boston. The "Hercules" landed on May 14, 1634. Thomas Hayward was a proprietor in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in 1635 or 1636, and bought land in 1638 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, MA. Thomas was a freeman in April 1637. Then he became the constable in Duxbury in 1648. By 1665, he sold the land, given to him by the Plymouth Court, to George Russell, and in 1669, he sold his Duxbury land to William Pabodie
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Descendancy Chart
Thomas Hayward d: 1681
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Seth Hayward b: 1721
Azariah Hayward b: ABT 1749 d: 1802
Ann Pratt b: ABT 1747 d: ABT 1802
Davis Hayward d: 17 NOV 1817
I. Freelove Whitman b: 6 OCT 1775 d: 14 OCT 1814
Lysander Hayward b: 26 DEC 1806 d: 2 JUL 1858
Sarah Jackson Bosworth b: 16 DEC 1809
Edwin Sheldon Hayward b: 10 MAR 1852/3 d: BEF 1930
Essie M Unknown b: AUG 1859 d: BEF 1910
Reuben E. Hayward b: JUN 1895 d: AFT 1920
Marie Linwood Beal b: 23 NOV 1899 d: SEP 1974
10 Myron Esdell Hayward b: 23 FEB 1918 d: 16 JUL 1986
Rosemarie Elizabeth Montuori b: 4 APR 1917 d: 4 JAN 1984
Mabel G Hayward b: MAR 1889
Laura E Hayward b: MAR 1890
Ralph S Hayward b: FEB 1892
Edwin H Hayward b: DEC 1892
George Washington Hayward b: 15 SEP 1841
Lysander Whitman Hayward b: 15 JUN 1844
John G (Davis?) Hayward b: 22 AUG 1848
William Thomas Hayward b: 24 OCT 1833
Seth Bosworth Hayward b: 26 JUL 1835
Mary Hayward b: 22 MAR 1838
Clarence Norman Hayward b: 18 JUN 1856 d: 3 APR 1870
Sophronia Manchester Hayward b: 18 APR 1809 d: 28 SEP 1876
Sarah Hayward b: 1752 d: 13 APR 1778
Noah Whitman b: 1 OCT 1743 d: 27 MAY 1828
I. Freelove Whitman b: 6 OCT 1775 d: 14 OCT 1814
Davis Hayward d: 17 NOV 1817
Lysander Hayward b: 26 DEC 1806 d: 2 JUL 1858
Sarah Jackson Bosworth b: 16 DEC 1809
Edwin Sheldon Hayward b: 10 MAR 1852/3 d: BEF 1930
Essie M Unknown b: AUG 1859 d: BEF 1910
Reuben E. Hayward b: JUN 1895 d: AFT 1920
Marie Linwood Beal b: 23 NOV 1899 d: SEP 1974
10 Myron Esdell Hayward b: 23 FEB 1918 d: 16 JUL 1986
Rosemarie Elizabeth Montuori b: 4 APR 1917 d: 4 JAN 1984
Mabel G Hayward b: MAR 1889
Laura E Hayward b: MAR 1890
Ralph S Hayward b: FEB 1892
Edwin H Hayward b: DEC 1892
George Washington Hayward b: 15 SEP 1841
Lysander Whitman Hayward b: 15 JUN 1844
John G (Davis?) Hayward b: 22 AUG 1848
William Thomas Hayward b: 24 OCT 1833
Seth Bosworth Hayward b: 26 JUL 1835
Mary Hayward b: 22 MAR 1838
Clarence Norman Hayward b: 18 JUN 1856 d: 3 APR 1870
Sophronia Manchester Hayward b: 18 APR 1809 d: 28 SEP 1876