DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS HAZARD

Descendants of Thomas Hazard



First Generation


1. Thomas Hazard 1 2 was born about 1610 in England 3 and died after 6 Aug 1677 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 3.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Emigrant Ancestor; 1635; Boston, Suffolk Co., MA.

2. Oath of Freemanship/Allegiance; 25 May 1636; Massachusetts Bay Colony, MA 3 4. Listed as Thomas Hassord

3. Residence; 1638; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 3. Among those admitted as a resident of Portsmouth

4. Signed Compact or Convenant; 28 Apr 1639; Newport, Newport Co., RI 3. Along with eight others siged the following compact preparatory to the settlement of Newport: "It is agreed by us whose hands are underwritten to propagate a plantation in the midst of the island, or elsewhere, and to engage ourselves to bear equare charge, answerable to our stength and estates in cmmon; and that our determination shall be by major voices of judge and elders, the judge to have a double voice."

5. Town Service; 5 Jun 1639; Newport, Newport Co., RI 3. Names as one of four proportioners of land, any three of whom might proportion it, the company laying it forth to have 4d and acre for every acre laid out.

6. Oath of Freemanship/Allegiance; 2 Sep 1639; Newport, Newport Co., RI 3.

7. Town Office; 12 Mar 1639/40; Newport, Newport Co., RI 3. Member of General Court of Elections

8. Oath of Freemanship/Allegiance; 1655; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 3.

9. Residence; 1656; Newtown, Long Island, NY 3. Short residency.

10. Lands Recorded - Gifted; 30 Jan 1658/59; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 3. Deeded as dower, with his daughter Hannah Hazzard, unto Stephen Wilcox of Portsmouth, 34 acres adjoining farm of said Hazard.

11. Lands Recorded - Sold; 10 Dec 1666; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 3. Deeded to Thomas Sheriff, house, 30 acres, orchard, &c., in Portsmouth, for 20, and a quarter of a share in Misquamicut. Possession was not to be had until death of said Thomas Hazard, and then to be for Thmas Sheriff and hsi wife Martha for life, and at death of both to go to second son John Sheriff, and he failing of issue to go to third son, Caleb Sheriff, &c.

12. Will; 30 Nov 1669; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 3. Executor to be son Robert. Mentions wife Martha, daughters Elizabeth, wife of George Lawton, Hannah, wife of Stephen Wilcox of Misquamicut, and Martha, wife of Ichabod Potter, son Robert Hazard and grandson, Thomas Hazard. (This will rendered void by later ones.)

13. Testimony in Court; 16 Oct 1674; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 3. Testified as to the corn mill at Pawtuxet in controversy between Stephen Arnold and Samuel Reape, calling his age sixty-four years.

14. Marriage Intentions; 29 May 1675; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 3. Recorded a declaration previous to making his marriage with Martha Sheriff, widow of Thomas Sheriff. "This is to notify all men whom it may anyway concern, whereas ther is apromise of matrimony betwixt Thomas Hazard and Martha Sheriff, yet I, the aforesaid Thomas Hazard, do take the same Martha Sheriff for her own person, without having anything to do with her estate, or anything that is hers for matter of goods," etc.

15. Will; 13 Nov 1676; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 5.
1676, Nov 13. Will. Exx. wife Martha. To her, 30 acres in Portsmouth for life, as declared in deed to Thomas Sheriff, dated 1666, Dec 10, by which said Thomas Hazard was to have for life and then to my beloved yoke fellow Martha Hazard. To wife also all movable and immovable estate, as housing, goods, cattle and chattels. To son Robert, 1s. To daughters Hannah Wilcox and Martha Potter, wife of Icabod Potter, 1s.
1680. Taxed 9s 6d.

16. Codicil to Will; 6 Aug 1677; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 3. Recorded declaration: "that whereas son Robert calims right to my lands by virtue of a writing as he saith by me formerly passed and given to him, &c. -- this is denied. I, Thomas Hazard, do by these presents solemnly protest and affirm that I never made any writing, only in a will drawn by John Porter at John Lawton huose about thirty years past, wherein if I had then deceased, being sick and weak, my said son was to have had my lands and my other children my movables; nor made any writing to said son only in a will 1669, Nov. 30, in which I appointe him executor, since which time have seen cause to make null and void, and do absolutely abolish the two will and have made another will dated 1676, Nov. 6.

17. Tax List; 1680; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 3. Taxed 9s. 6d.

Thomas married Martha Unknown [Hazard] 3. (Martha Unknown [Hazard] died between 30 Nov 1669 And 29 May 1675 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 3.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 30 Nov 1669; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 3. Thomas Hazard's first will, which was later voided, names his wife, Martha.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 F    i. Hannah Hazard 3 6 was born on 10 Jul 1637 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 6 and died in 1685.
+ 3 M    ii. Robert Hazard 3 was born in 1635 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 1 7 and died in 1710 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 1 7.
   4 F    iii. Elizabeth Hazard 3 was born in 1625 in England and died on 8 Nov 1711 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 30 Nov 1669; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 3. Named in her father's first will as the wife of George Lawson. This will was later voided and she is not mentioned in a second will dated 13 Nov 1676.

   5 F    iv. Martha Hazard 3 was born about 1641 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI and died in 1676 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 30 Nov 1669; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 3. Named as wife of Ichabod Potter in her father's first will. This will was later voided.

2. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 13 Nov 1676; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 5. Legacy of 1 shilling in her father's will, probably due to her objections to his marriage to Martha Sheriff. Named as Martha Potter.


Second Generation (Children)


2. Hannah Hazard 3 6 (Thomas1) was born on 10 Jul 1637 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 6 and died in 1685.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 10 Jul 1637; Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 9.

2. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 30 Nov 1669; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 3. Named as wife of Stephen Wilcox in her father's first will. This will was later voided.

3. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 13 Nov 1676; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 5. Legacy of 1 shilling in her father's will, probably due to her objections to his marriage to Martha Sheriff. Named as Hannah Wilcox.

Hannah married Stephen Wilcox 10, son of Edward Wilcox and Susanna Thompson, on 30 Jan 1657-1658 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 3. (Stephen Wilcox was baptized on 26 Dec 1634 in Croft, Lincoln, ENG 10 and died about 1690 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI.)

Documented events in his life were:

1. CR - Baptism; 26 Dec 1634; Orby, Lincoln, Eng 10. Baptized on St. Stephen's Day

2. Colony Office; 1670; Rhode Island 11. Served as Representative

3. Colony Office; 1672; Westerly, Washington Co., RI 11. Served as Representative

4. Lands Recorded - Granted; 10 Dec 1657; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 11. Received a grant of land with Thomas Kent at 2s per acre

5. Lands Recorded - Gifted; 30 Jan 1657/58; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 11. Received a deed for 34 acres from Thomas Hazard as dower for the latter's daughter Hannah.

6. Residence; 18 May 1669; Westerly, Washington Co., RI 11. Listed among the inhabitants of the town.

7. Lands Recorded; 21 Jun 1670; Stonington, New London, CT 11. He was complained of, with his partakers, by John Richards, Treasurer of Harvard College, for unjustly possessing 500 acres in Pequot country, east side of the Pawcatuck River, within the bounds of Stonington.

8. Colony Office; Between 1670-1672; Westerly, Washington Co., RI 11. Served as Deputy

9. VR - Death; Bef 6 Feb 1689/90; Westerly, Washington Co., RI 11. Mentioned as of 6 Feb 1690 as lately deceased.


Children from this marriage were:

   6 M    i. Thomas Wilcox 12 13 was born on 18 Feb 1663/64 in North Kingston, RI 13 and died before 9 Apr 1728 in Exeter, Washington Co., RI 13.

Thomas married Martha Hazard 5, daughter of Robert Hazard and Mary Brownell, in Westerly, Washington Co., RI 12. (Martha Hazard was born about 1668 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 12 and died before 9 Jan 1753 in Exeter, Washington Co., RI 5 12 13.)

   7 F    ii. Bethia Wilcox 12 13 was born about 1659 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI 13 and died after 17 Dec 1711 in Kingstown, Washington Co., RI 13.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 17 Dec 1711; Kingstown, Washington Co., RI 14. Corttrell, Gershom late of Kingstown deceased by 17 Dec 1711 left widow Bethia Cottrell, sons Stephen Cottrell & Gershom Cottrell dec by 3 Aug 1719, and daughters: an unnamed daughter [Marcy from other records] who was represented by her husband Thomas Utter in 1719, Mary Crowder [possibly wife of John Crowder, se SK TCP 1:161-162] who was married by 1719, Sary Money married by 1719, Rachell Cottrell, Elizabeth Cottrell, Susannah Cottrell, Judeth Cottrell, & Mary or Marcy Cottrell age 14-18 in 1719 as she chose Job Babcockas her guardian. [Note that there are married daughters named both Mary & Marcy in 1719, so whichever name the daughter age 14-18 has, it will be the same as one of her older sisters.]

2. Deposition; 8 May 1727; South Kingstown, Washington Co., RI 15. Whereas Bethiah Cottrell of South Kingstown, widow & relict of Gershom Cottrell formerly of Kingstown hath made complaint to ye Town Council of South Kingstown that she hath been much abused by her son Stephen Cottrell & his Wife and that she doth daily suffer for lack of food and raiment [p 49] and we duly considering ye evidences do order ye third part of ye real estate that did belong to her siad deceased husband and now in the possession of sd Stephen Cotrell shall be sett of to the said Bethia and take out by the persons hereafter named and they to make their return to ye next Town Council of South Kingstown 8 May 1727. John Tifft, John Shelden, Moses Barber Jr., Samuel Babcock. Rowse Helme Esqr. appointed to go with them.

[p 50] It is the order of this Town Council that the committee which was appointed by the Town Council on the 8 day of May last for to set off one third of the Estate of Gershom Cottrelll Sr. of the late deceased of Kingstown to the widow of said Cottrell for her dowry shall forthwith proceed according to the order of sd Council for the division of sd Estate excepting that Stephen Cottrell who has said estate in his hands shall at or before Thursday next cme and agree with Joseph Sheffield of said town for to allow what said Sheffield shall think proper for the support and maintenance of his Mother and said Sheffield is desired by sd Town Council to go and see what the said widow is in necessity for it being represented to sd Council that she wants relief and that said Stephen Cottrell shall pay the charges.

   8 M    iii. Edward Wilcox 12 13 was born in 1662 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI 13 and died on 5 Nov 1715 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI 13.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Marriage; 1 May 1698; Westerly, Washington Co., RI 16 17. Married Tamson Thompson. [is this the Tamzen Stevens from other sources?] Marriage performed by Elder Samuel Danforth.

2. VR - Birth of Child; 30 May 1700; Westerly, Washington Co., RI 18. Sarah, dau of Edward Wilcox & Tamsen Stephens, his wife

3. VR - Birth of Child; 18 Feb 1701/02; Westerly, Washington Co., RI 18. Thomas, son of Edward Wilcox & Tamsen Stephens, his wife

4. VR - Birth of Child; 4 Apr 1704; Westerly, Washington Co., RI 18. Hezekiah, son of Edward Wilcox & Tamsen Stephens, his wife

5. VR - Birth of Child; 9 Jul 1706; Westerly, Washington Co., RI 18. Elisha, son of Edward Wilcox & Tamsen Stephens, his wife

6. VR - Birth of Child; 18 Oct 1709; Westerly, Washington Co., RI 18. Amie, dau. of Edward Wilcox & Tamsen Stephens, his wife

7. VR - Birth of Child; 4 Apr 1712; Westerly, Washington Co., RI 18. Susanna, dau. of Edward Wilcox & Tamsen Stephens, his wife

Edward married Mary Hazard, daughter of Robert Hazard and Mary Brownell, about 1685 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI 19. (Mary Hazard was born about 1666 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 12 and died before 1 May 1698 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI 12.)

   9 M    iv. Daniel Wilcox 12 13 was born about 1666 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI 13 and died after 1717 in Stonington, New London, CT 13.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Marriage; 1717; Stonington, New London, CT 20. Daniel Wilcox & Mary his wife.

   10 M    v. William Wilcox 12 13 was born about 1668 in Kingstown, Washington Co., RI 13 and died on 27 Dec 1757 in North Stonington, New London Co., CT 13.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Marriage; 25 Jan 1697/98; Stonington, New London, CT 20. William Wilcox & Dorothy Palmer married.

   11 M    vi. Stephen Wilcox 12 13 was born about 1670 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI 13.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 25 Jan 1703/04; Kingstown, Washington Co., RI 21. Called 'son, Stephen Wilcox' in the will of his father-in-law, John Crandall of Kingstown.

   12 F    vii. Hannah Wilcox 12 13 was born about 1672 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI 13 and died in Newport, Newport Co., RI.
   13 M    viii. Jeremiah Wilcox 12 was born between 1675-1680 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI.
3. Robert Hazard 3 (Thomas1) was born in 1635 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 1 7 and died in 1710 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 1 7.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 30 Nov 1669; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 3. Named executor in his father's first will. This will was later voided.

2. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 13 Nov 1676; Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 5. Legacy of 1 shilling in his father's will, probably due to his objections to Thomas' marriage to Martha Sheriff.

3. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 21 Jan 1681/82; Providence, Providence Co., RI 22. In the inventory of William Harris of Panluxett, Providence Co., RI: "Item: In ye handes of Robert Hazzard of Portsmouth which were lent unto him & not yet returned, severall sirveiors instruments, (viz) A plaine table, ye stafe, ye Cumpasse & ye Chaine; As also a small portmantian, they not being in our hand, or vew Cannott make price of."

Robert married Mary Brownell 23, daughter of Thomas Brownell and Anne Bourne, in 1658 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 8. (Mary Brownell was born in Apr 1639 in Massachusetts 24 and died on 12 Jan 1738/39 in Kingstown, Washington Co., RI 7 23 24.)


Children from this marriage were:

   14 F    i. Martha Hazard 5 was born about 1668 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 12 and died before 9 Jan 1753 in Exeter, Washington Co., RI 5 12 13.

Martha married Thomas Wilcox 13, son of Stephen Wilcox and Hannah Hazard, in Westerly, Washington Co., RI 12. (Thomas Wilcox was born on 18 Feb 1663/64 in North Kingston, RI 13 and died before 9 Apr 1728 in Exeter, Washington Co., RI 13.)

   15 M    ii. Jeremiah Hazard 24 was born on 26 Mar 1675 in Kingstown, Washington Co., RI 12 and died on 2 Feb 1768 in North Kingston, Washington Co., RI 12.
   16 M    iii. Thomas Hazard 12 25 was born in 1660 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 12 and died in 1746 in South Kingstown, Washington Co., RI 12.
   17 M    iv. George Hazard 25 was born about 1663 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 12 and died in 1743 in South Kingstown, Washington Co., RI 12.
   18 M    v. Stephen Hazard 5 25 was born about 1665 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 12 and died on 29 Sep 1727 in South Kingstown, Washington Co., RI 12.
   19 F    vi. Mary Hazard 25 was born about 1666 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 12 and died before 1 May 1698 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI 12.

Mary married Edward Wilcox 13, son of Stephen Wilcox and Hannah Hazard, about 1685 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI 19. (Edward Wilcox was born in 1662 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI 13 and died on 5 Nov 1715 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI 13.)

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Marriage; 1 May 1698; Westerly, Washington Co., RI 16 17. Married Tamson Thompson. [is this the Tamzen Stevens from other sources?] Marriage performed by Elder Samuel Danforth.

2. VR - Birth of Child; 30 May 1700; Westerly, Washington Co., RI 18. Sarah, dau of Edward Wilcox & Tamsen Stephens, his wife

3. VR - Birth of Child; 18 Feb 1701/02; Westerly, Washington Co., RI 18. Thomas, son of Edward Wilcox & Tamsen Stephens, his wife

4. VR - Birth of Child; 4 Apr 1704; Westerly, Washington Co., RI 18. Hezekiah, son of Edward Wilcox & Tamsen Stephens, his wife

5. VR - Birth of Child; 9 Jul 1706; Westerly, Washington Co., RI 18. Elisha, son of Edward Wilcox & Tamsen Stephens, his wife

6. VR - Birth of Child; 18 Oct 1709; Westerly, Washington Co., RI 18. Amie, dau. of Edward Wilcox & Tamsen Stephens, his wife

7. VR - Birth of Child; 4 Apr 1712; Westerly, Washington Co., RI 18. Susanna, dau. of Edward Wilcox & Tamsen Stephens, his wife

   20 M    vii. Robert Hazard 8 25 was born about 1670 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI 12 and died in 1717-1718 in Kingstown, Washington Co., RI 12.
   21 F    viii. Hannah Hazard 25 was born about 1677 in Kingstown, Washington Co., RI 12 and died in 1712-1713 in Kingstown, Washington Co., RI 12.


Sources


1. William H. Powers, Powers-Banks Ancestry, (1921).

2. no author, Ancestral Records and Portraits vol 1, (New York. 1910). p 100-102.

3. John Osborne Austin, The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Baltimore 1978). p 320.

4. Rev. Lucius E. Paige, List of Freemen [from Colonial Records], (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 3, January 1849, p. 89 & subsequent). Vol 3, p 94.

5. John Osborne Austin, The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Baltimore 1978). p 320-322.

6. Early Vital Records of Suffolk Co., MA, to about 1850, (Search & Research Publishing Co., Wheatridge, CO, 2000). Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages & Deaths, 1630-1699, Vol 9, p 5.

7. Winch Genealogical Database, (http://www.rootsweb.com/~gumby/genweb/Winch/Winch.html).

8. Ancestors of Ronald Clayton Spencer, Jr., (Ronald Clayton Spencer, Jr., 425 Wiltshire Crescent, Newport News, VA 23608-9316, (757)875-0263, spencerr1@home.com).

9. Early Vital Records of Suffolk Co., MA, to about 1850, (Search & Research Publishing Co., Wheatridge, CO, 2000). Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages & Deaths, 1630-1699, Vol 9.

10. Jane Fletcher Fisk, Edward Wilcox of Lincolnshire & Rhode Island, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 147, Apr 1993, p 188 & subsequent).

11. John Osborne Austin, The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Baltimore 1978). p 422-423.

12. Crandall GedCom, (http://www.my-ged.com/db/index/crandall/2239 30 Oct 1998).

13. Beaman, Alden G., PH.D., A Line of Descent from Edward Wilcox of Portsmouth, (Rhode Island Genealogical Register, Vol 2, No 2, p. 91 & subsequent).

14. Beaman, Lucille B., Abstracts of South Kingstown, R.I. Wills; T.C. & Probate Vol 1 1704-1723, (Rhode Island Genealogical Register, Vol 4, No 4, p 321 & subsequent).

15. Beaman, Alden G., Ph.D., Abstracts of South Kingstown, R.I., Town Council Records, (Rhode Island Genealogical Register, Vol 11, p 328 & subsequent). p 330.

16. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, 1636 - 1850. p 69.

17. J. D. Champlin, Jr., Early Settlers of Westerly, Rhode Island, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 12, July 1858, p 237 & subsequent.) Vol 15, p 65.

18. ibid. Vol 15, p 66, citing Westerly Records.

19. Beaman, Alden G., Ph.D., A line of Descent from Thomas Hazard of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, (Rhode Island Genealogical Register, Vol 14, p 214 & subsequent). p 215-216.

20. J. D. Champlin, Jr., Early Settlers of Westerly, Rhode Island, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 12, July 1858, p 237 & subsequent.) Vol 15, p 66, citing Stonington Records.

21. ibid. p 25.

22. The Early Records of the Town of Providence, (Providence, 1899). Vol VI, p 87.

23. John Osborne Austin, The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Baltimore 1978).

24. RIGENWEB. DonnaRNCEN@aol.com.

25. William H. Powers, Powers-Banks Ancestry, (1921). p 148-149.

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