William Haynes

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  • Name William Haynes 
    Born ~ 1623  Bedfordshire,England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died (Houlton, Maine) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I32071  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 17 May 2017 

    Family Sarah Ingersoll,   b. 0___ 1627, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1719, Houlton, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92 years) 
    Married 0___ 1644  Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
     1. Jonathan Haynes,   b. 11 Apr 1648, Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1697, Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    Last Modified 26 May 2018 
    Family ID F11679  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • William HAYNES
      [F7488]. William HAYNES. Often appears in records as HAINES.
      Born about 1623 in Bedfordshire, England; possibly at Dunstable.

      In the last few years there has been a great deal of interest and speculation concerning the ancestry of William and Richard Haynes. Some people are convinced they were the sons of Walter Haynes and Mary Watford who were married 27 Apr 1607 in Renhold, Bedfordshire, England and after the death of Mary in 1632 and Walter in 1633, these two boys, ages ten and twelve, were sent or taken to New England. According to the Renhold, Bedfordshire Parish baptismal records for Walter and Mary, their son Richard Haynes was baptized 18 November 1621 and William on 6 June 1624. The records for Walter and Mary indicate there were five older children in the family and another son named Robert baptized the same day as William. Although Richard was mentioned in Walter's will, William was not and Robert was described as the youngest son. It seems odd that only these two, Richard and William, were transported to New England in 1634 on the "Griffin" and especially in the company of such notable and controversial religious nonconformist as Rev. John Lothrop and Anne Hutchinson. Charles Upham wrote in 1865 the family of William Haynes of Salem was somewhat of a mystery and in my opinion this is still true.{S1}.

      He arrived Boston, Massachusetts on 18 September 1634 on board the ship Griffin. Richard Haynes, his brother, was on the ship with him. They both settled at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. Governor Winthrop's journal entry of Sept. 18, 1634 records The Griffin and another ship now arriving with about 200 passengers. Mr. Lathrop and Mr. Sims, two godly ministers coming in the same ship. {S1}.

      Prior to 1644, William Haynes purchased jointly with Richard Ingersoll, from John Pease, the Weston Grant, and jointly with Richard Haynes a portion of the Townsend Bishop Grant of 540 acres in the northern end of the Salem Town boundary territory. These interior land areas subsequently became known as Salem Farms, Salem Village and is presently Danvers, Massachusetts. It was a short distance of approximately four miles from Salem (Town). {S1}.

      He married Sarah INGERSOLL [F7489] before 1644 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Richard Ingersoll, his partner in the Weston Grant purchase. This was evidenced by the will of Richard Ingersoll written 21 July 1644. {S1,S2}.

      At a General Town Meeting on 7 July 1644 he was appointed, along with several other inhabitants of Salem, to patrol the settlement each Sabbath Day. Each patrol consisting of two men, were instructed to take note of Sabbath breakers and report their names to the authorities. {S1}.

      William and Richard Haynes sold one third of their Townsend Bishop Grant land to Abraham Page in 1647, who in turn sold it to Simon Bradstreet, the Governor of Massachusetts. William and Richard were held equally responsible in a 1647 court case involving the death of two cows belonging to their adjacent neighbor, the Honorable Simon Bradstreet. On 29: 4th month: 1648, William and Richard sold the other two-thirds shares of the Townsend Bishop Grant land to John Porter, who also bought the other third from Simon Bradstreet. {S1}.

      Charles W. Upham suggested in his book, Salem Witchcraft, that because of the great purchasing power of William and Richard Haynes, and the respect demonstrated toward them, they were persons of great means and influence. Mr. Upham also mentioned that although the family of William Haynes had always been somewhat of a mystery, it was stated in the family papers of the Ingersoll family, recently uncovered around 1865, that William Haynes was a brother of John Haynes, the Governor of Massachusetts, founder of Hartford, and Lieut-Governor of Connecticut. This theory of ancestry has often been examined and contemplated by Haynes descendants, but so far has not been proven true. Gov. John Haynes came to New England from Copford Hall, Essex County on the first sailing of the "Griffin" in 1633. He removed in May 1637 to Connecticut. {S1}.

      On 25: 9 month: 1645, William Haynes gave a power-of-attorney to Thomas Haynes Col, a merchant living at the White Bear in Basin Street in London, to receive a debt of 28 lbs. of Thomas Perkins of Dunstable in Bedfordshire chandlor, and with power to substitute another attorney. (Aspinwalls Notes of Early Boston). {S1}.

      This transaction indicates a possible relationship between William Haynes of New England, to Thomas Haynes who has been reported in references (and incorrectly) as migrating shortly afterwards and settling 1658 in Maine and later at Amesbury, Massachusetts. On the other hand, it is not imprudent to suggest Thomas Haynes was a relative of William Haynes. Apparently Charles Banks used Aspinwalls Notes to pinpoint Dunstable, Bedfordshire as the homeplace of William and Richard Haynes, Topographical Dictionary of English Emigrants to New England, Bedfordshire page 1. {S1}.

      This book was published in 1937, after the death of Mr. Banks, and was compiled using the manuscripts in his library. The reference given for William Haynes and Richard Haines was "Aspinwall". This document, which is found in Aspinwall's Notes, however, does not indicate William Haynes was actually from Dunstable, Bedfordshire but was attempting to collect a debt at Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Thomas Perkins, on the other hand, was a resident of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. I assume Charles Banks was referring to the records that William Aspinwall kept at Boston as notary from 1644 to 1651 which were published in a volume entitled A Volume Relating to the Early History of Boston Containing the Aspinwall Notorial Records from 1644 to 1651, Boston Record Commissioners' Reports 32, (Boston, 1903). Mr. Banks was a notable expert in Emigrant genealogy and had searched throughout English parish for records concerning nearly 3,000 emigrants. {S1}.

      It has also been suggested that either William Haynes or Richard Haynes was the father of Thomas Haynes of Amesbury, Massachusetts. This statement is unlikely, although it is possible they were related in some other way; perhaps cousins. {S1}.

      Thomas Haynes of Amesbury, Massachusetts, received land in Amesbury 1661, 1666, and 1675, and made an Oath of Allegiance at Amesbury in 1677. He married Martha Barnard, of Salisbury on 26 December 1667 and died in 1683 leaving a widow and children, Thomas, Eleanor, Aquila, John and Mary. Several of his children settled in York, Maine. It is doubtful he was the same Thomas Haynes who appeared in earlier records of Casco Bay, Massachusetts/Maine who eventually retreated to Lynn, Massachusetts. {S1}.

      Richard Haynes, brother of William is seen 1640, 1645, 1665 and 1669 in the Salem Town records. He resided in a settlement identified as the "Cape Ann" and "Bass River" side of Salem, known as Beverly and made his Oath of Allegiance 3 December 1677 at Beverly. {S1}.

      He died after 14 NOV 1649 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts; and was buried before 13 November 1651 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. {S2}.

      William Haynes' name is listed as a full communicant of the First Church of Salem in 1647-1648 and Sarah was listed in April 1648. Sometime after the initial entry date, and in a different handwriting, the word "dead" was inserted following William's name. It is believed he died in the early part of 1651, or if it occurred before March 25th, according to the old calendar, in the later part of the year 1650. {S1}.

      [F7489]. Sarah INGERSOLL.
      Born about 1627 in Bedfordshire, England; daughter of Richard INGERSOLL [F14978] and Ann LANGLEY [F14979] . She was christened on 1 July 1627 at Sutton, Bedfordshire, England. She married (1) William HAYNES [F7488] before 1644. She married (2) Joseph HOULTON Sr. on 13 November 1651 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Joseph, at an earlier time was a servant in her father's household. They resided in Newbury. She died (in 1702-1703-S1)(in 1719-S2,S3) in (Houlton-S2,S3)(Salem Village-S2), Massachusetts. The will of Joseph Houlton Sr. was written 24 May 1703 and probated 27 June 1705.

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    • CHILDREN of William HAYNES [F7488] and Sarah INGERSOLL [F7489]:

      [Jonathan HAYNES . Jonathan was born about 1646 in Salem, Massachusetts. He was christened at the First Church of Salem on 11 June 1648. He moved with his mother and her second husband to Newbury, Massachusetts. He married Sarah MOULTON [F3745] on 30 OCT (DEC-S4) 1674 in Hampton, New Hampshire. Sometime between 1684 and 1687, Jonathan and Sarah moved to Haverhill, Massachusetts. Jonathan and four of his children were captured by Indians on 15 Aug 1696. Jonathan and his son Thomas escaped and returned to Haverhill. On 22 February 1698, Indians came again and killed Jonathan Haynes and Samuel Ladd, and captured a son of each.

      Sarah HAYNES. Sarah was christened on 11 June 1648 at the First Church of Salem, but was not necessarily a twin to Jonathan. She married Moses Eborne (Abourn), son of Samuel Eborn and Catherine Smith, on 9 September 1671. In June 1672, Moses and Sarah Eborne were severely censured for their apparent "uncleanness" prior to marriage and sentenced to be whipped on the next lecture day or pay a fine. They were excommunicated from the Salem Church in April 1676. According to the Vital Records of Salem, Sarah died on 1 November 1676, which was six days after the birth of her third child. Moses Eborne, who was born 1645/1646, married (2) Abigail Gilbert. They resided in Salem until around 1680 and then removed to Lynn, Massachusetts. His will written 8 May 1728 was proved 17 Feb 1735-1736.

      Thomas HAYNES. Born probably in the spring of 1651, possibly shortly after his father died. He lived with his grandparents, John and Ann (the widow Ingersoll) Knight, in Newbury. Thomas Haynes married Sarah Ray/Rae, a daughter of Joshua and Sarah (Waters) Ray of Salem, on 15 December 1676. During the summer of 1675, the Indians of New England, united with Chief Philip of Rhode Island in attacking the English settlements. In an effort to curtail the attacks, several companies of soldiers and several thousand men were "pressed" into service to search out and destroy the Indian camps and villages. On 17 January 1675/1676, Joshua Ray made a petition to the General Court stating that his son had been in Newbury on business with Thomas Haynes, and both had been impressed into service. The intention of the petition was that his son be discharged from service because Joshua had only this one son to help carry on the affairs of three families that were under his care. It seems Joshua's son-in-law, Samuel Stevens, and brother-in-law, Captain Lathrop, had been killed on an expedition to Deerfield the previous September, and the care of their families has been taken over by him. Joshua Ray also stated in his petition that Thomas Haynes was equally burdened with concerns of his brother who then lay wounded at Rhode Island and also a neighbor and friend who lay in the garrison at Hadley. Joshua also brought to the attention of the court that

      Thomas Haynes, being a maltster, had a great quantity of malt under hand which would spoil if he were forced to leave. The request for their release from service was granted the next day. In the History of Salem, it is stated Thomas Haynes removed to Salem, in West New Jersey. He sold his house and land in Salem Village to John Allen in March 1704. His will was dated 21 April 1709 and an inventory of his property was taken 14 May 1709, in 1709 in Salem County, New Jersey.
      Because of the relatively short length of William and Sarah's marriage, it is unlikely there were more than the above three children. Some sources list other sons (undocumented), that may have included Joseph, James, Benjamin, and William. {S1}.

      CHILDREN of Sarah INGERSOLL [F7489] and Joseph HOULTON:

      Joseph HOULTON Jr. Christened on 15 May 1653 at the First Church of Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. He married Hannah Eborne, daughter of Samuel Eborne and Catherine Smith.
      Benjamin HOULTON.
      Elizabeth HOULTON.
      Henry HOULTON.
      James HOULTON.
      John HOULTON.
      Sarah HOULTON.

      [S1]. JONATHAN HAYNES of Newbury and Haverhill, Massachusetts. Haynes Family Genealogy. compiled and written by Paulette Haynes. 1984 and revised 2002. http://members.aol.com/chrishayne/jonathan.htm. and http://members.aol.com/CHRISHAYNE/salem.htm.
      [S2]. Bill Wescott research. http://homepage.mac.com/billwesco/WC14/WC14_082.HTML
      [S3]. Ancestors of Rick Ingersoll. http://www.ingersoll.net/GENDEX/4708.htm

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