From the files of Stephen M. Lawson

                                              Cole Ancestry

Samuel Hyde and Temperance    John Fuller and Elizabeth Cole

            Job Hyde and Elizabeth Fuller

            Mary Hyde and Abraham Brown

            Jonathan Brown and Elizabeth Simonds

            Lydia Brown and Elias Mason

            Elijah Mason and Sarah Child

            Eli Morey and Sophronia Mason

            Elijah Mason Morey and Elizabeth Merrill

            William Clemeth Morey and Melvina E. Andrews

            Minnie Elsie Morey and Aretus Erastus Freeman

            Iva Melvina Freeman and Donald VanHoosier Lawson

            Stephen Martin Lawson

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The Hyde Brothers

The principal information sources for the HYDE family are "Four Generations of Descendants of Samuel Hyde of Newton, Mass.," by Hon. William Henry Harrison Stowell (NEHGR, Apr. 1917, pages 144ff) and A Partial Record of One Branch of The Hyde Family, privately published by Rufus S. Warner (1878) and reprinted by The Tuttle Compnay (1931, Rutland, VT). Documentary evidence of the parents of brothers Samuel HYDE and Jonathan HYDE is desired. A number of compilations have been reviewed which show them as sons of Robert HYDE and Alice CROMPTON, grandsons of William HYDE and Eleanor MOLINEUX, and great grandsons of Robert HYDE and Annie ARDERNE - with multiple connections to Royalty. However, the earlier ancestry differs, and substantive documentation has not been found for the ancestry, nor for the connection between the immigrants to America and their parents in England.

Samuel HYDE - b. about 1610, England; d. Sep. 12, 1689, Cambridge Village, Middlesex Co., MA.

Jonathan HYDE - b. about 1626, England; d. Oct. 5, 1711, MA. He married Mary FRENCH (b. 1633, England; d. May 27, 1672, MA), daughter of William FRENCH and Elizabeth GODFREY. Probably arrived in America with his brother Samuel HYDE, and lived in Newton (formerly Cambridge Village), MA. Jonathan, a selectman in 1691, married second, on Nov. 11, 1673, Mary REDIAT (d. 1708) of Marlboro, MA. Children of Mary (FRENCH) HYDE: Jonathan died young; Samuel married Hannah STEDMAN; Joshua; Jonathan married Dorothy KIDDER (Jonathan was named as a grandchild in the will of Lt. William FRENCH); John married Hannah (JACKSON) KENDRICK; Abraham; Elizabeth; William married Elizabeth HYDE, daughter of Job HYDE; Eleazer married first Hannah HYDE, daughter of Job HYDE, and second Mercy BIRD; Daniel married Sarah HYDE, daughter of Job HYDE; Ichabod married Hannah WILLIAMS; and Joseph married Mary WILLIAMS. Children of Mary (REDIAT) HYDE: Hannah died in infancy; Sarah married John OSLAND; Ruth died young; Isaac; Jacob married Bethia HYDE, daughter of Job HYDE; Lydia; and Ann married Richard BARNES.

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Samuel and Temperance Hyde

Samuel HYDE - b. about 1610, England; d. Sep. 12, 1689, Cambridge Village, MA. He embarked with his younger brother Jonathan HYDE from London in the ship 'Jonathan' in Apr. 1639, arriving in Boston and settling in Cambridge Village (now Newton) about 1640. Purchased land with brother 1647; freeman May 2, 1649; Deacon. Will dated Jun. 10, 1689 and proved Oct. 1, 1689. Probably married in England.

Temperance - Probably arrived in New England with husband. NOTE: Cambridge (or Cambridge Village) became Newton, MA in 1691.

Children of Samuel and Temperance Hyde

  1. Samuel - b. 1640, Cambridge, MA; d. Jul. 22, 1725, Newton, MA. Perhaps married Jan. 7, 1722/3, Boston, MA Prudence SWANTON, who married second in 1728 William GRAY. No known children.
  2. Joshua - b. Mar. 12, 1641/2, Cambridge, MA; d. Apr. 21, 1656, Newton, MA.
  3. Job - b. 1643, Cambridge, MA; d. Nov. 19, 1685, Cambridge, MA.
  4. Sarah - b. May 19, 1644, Cambridge, MA; d. Sep. 11, 1721, Sudbury, MA. Married Nov. 20, 1660, Cambridge, MA Thomas WOOLSON (Will dated Dec. 8, 1708, and proved Apr. 24, 1713). Moved to Watertown Farms (Weston), MA where he was innkeeper 1686-1708, and selectman in 1699, 1700, 1702, and 1703. Children: Sarah married Thomas BOND (son of William BOND and Sarah BISCOE); Thomas married Elizabeth CHADWICK; Elizabeth married John HOW; Mary married first Samuel JONES and second Maj. Francis FULHAM; Joseph married Hannah; and Nathaniel married Elizabeth REED.
  5. Elizabeth - d. Mar. 13, 1722/3, Newton, MA. Married Mar. 7, 1666/7, Newton, MA Humphrey OSLAND (d. Jun. 19, 1720, Newton, MA), a shoemaker. Children: Elizabeth married Nathaniel WILSON; John married cousin Sarah HYDE; Hannah married Dr. John PRENTICE; and Sarah married Edward PRENTICE.

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The Cole Family in England

Walter and Susan Cole

Walter COLE - b. about 1585; d. before Sep. 24, 1653, Lavenham Parish, Suffolk. As a Chirurgion of Lavenham, Suffolk, England, he wrote his will Aug. 13, 1652. In the will, proved Sep. 24, 1653, he names "Susan my well beloved wife," "Anne, my dau now wife of Abraham Nellson," "My dau Jane the now wife of Thomas Day," and "my dau Elizabeth, the now wife of John Fuller in New England."

Susan - d. Nov. 13, 1658, Lavenham Parish, Suffolk. Possibly the daughter of Henry GIBSON.

  1. Susan - bap. Feb. 2, 1611/2, Lavenham Parish, Suffolk. Married William DEATH.
  2. Anne - b. about 1612/3, Lavenham Parish, Suffolk. She is called "Anne, my dau now wife of Abraham Nellson" in her father's will, but her marriage record gives her name as Hannah. Married on May 30, 1642 in Lavenham Parish, Suffolk to Abraham NELLSON.
  3. Francis - bap. Jul. 31, 1614, Lavenham Parish, Suffolk; d. Apr. 2, 1620, Lavenham Parish, Suffolk.
  4. Alice - bap. Jun. 29, 1617, Lavenham Parish, Suffolk.
  5. Elizabeth - b. about 1620; bap. Jan. 1, 1622/3, Lavenham Parish, Suffolk, England; d. Apr. 13, 1700, Newton, Middlesex Co., MA.
  6. Jane I - bap. Jul. 25, 1625, Lavenham Parish, Suffolk; d. Apr. 30, 1634, Lavenham Parish, Suffolk.
  7. Jane II - bap. Feb. 24, 1627/8, Lavenham Parish, Suffolk. Married on Feb. 5, 1650/1 in Levenham Parish Suffolk to Thomas DAY.

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The Fuller Family in America

John and Elizabeth (Cole) Fuller

John FULLER - b. 1611, England; d. Feb. 7, 1697/8, Newton, Middlesex Co., MA. Arrived in America about 1635 aboard the 'Abigail'; settled at Cambridge Village (Newton), Middlesex Co., MA about 1644. In 1658, he purchased one thousand acres northwest of Cambridge Village, long called the Fuller Farm. In 1678, he and sons Jonathan and Joseph signed a petition to separate Newton from Cambridge, Newton becoming a town in 1691. A farmer and maltser, he made his will 1696. Married about 1644, MA.

Elizabeth COLE - b. about 1620; bap. Jan. 1, 1622/3, Lavenham Parish, Suffolk, England; d. Apr. 13, 1700, Newton, Middlesex Co., MA. The wife of John FULLER is identified as Elizabeth COLE from the will of her father, no other John FULLER being located in New England who could be her husband. A determination of the date and circumstances of her arrival in America would be of great value in support of this conclusion. Daughter of Walter COLE and Susan.

Children of John and Elizabeth Fuller

  1. John - b. 1645, Newton, MA; d. Jan. 21, 1720. Married first 1682 Abigail BALSTON (b. Aug. 20, 1662, Boston, MA), daughter of James BALSTON and Sarah ROOTES; and second Oct. 14, 1714 Margaret HICKS (b. 1668), daughter of Zacariah. Margaret married second John WELLS. Children of John and Abigail: Sarah; John married Sarah (or Susan CHINERY?); Abigail; James married Abigail LEOMANS; Hannah; Isaac married Abigail PARK; Jonathan died in infancy; Jonathan married Elizabeth WOODWARD; and Caleb married Temperance HYDE.
  2. Jonathan - b. 1648, Newton, MA; d. Aug. 12, 1722. Married May 2, 1684 Mindwell TROWBRIDGE (b. Jun. 20, 1662; d. Feb. 22, 1758), daughter of James and Margaret (ATHERTON) TROWBRIDGE. No children.
  3. Elizabeth - b. about 1650, Newton, MA; d. Nov. 28, 1685. Married Job HYDE.
  4. Joseph - b. Feb. 10, 1652, Newton, MA; d. Jan. 5, 1740. Married Dec. 13, 1680 Lydia JACKSON (b. 1656; d. Jan. 12, 1726), daughter of Edward JACKSON and Elizabeth NEWGATE. Children: John married Hannah JACKSON, the widow TROWBRIDGE; Joseph married Sarah JACKSON; Jonathan married Sarah MERRICK/MIRICK (ancestors of Leka I, King of the Albanians); Lydia married Ebenezer STRATTON; Edward married Esther COWDIN; Isaac married Hannah GREENWOOD; and Elizabeth married Josiah BOND.
  5. Joshua - b. Feb. 16, 1654, Newton, MA; d. Jun. 27, 1752, Newton, MA.Landowner and farmer. Joshua had no sons, but raised 10 boys, all mentioned in his will: Eleazer WARD, Jonathan and Nathaniel SHEPARD, Joshua CHILD, Joshua GARFIELD, Jonathan MORSE, Nathaniel POND, Isaac DANA; and Edward and David RAINSFORD. Married first May 7, 1679 Elizabeth WARD (d. Aug. 17, 1691 at age 31); second Hannah (d. Nov. 28, 1739); and third Jul. 19, 1742 Mary DANA (d. Feb. 13, 1754 at age 86, Newton, MA). Children of first marriage: Elizabeth married first Isaac SHEPARD, and second Abel ALLEN; Hannah married Stephen COOK; Experience married first Thomas MILLER, and possibly second John CHILD; and Mercy married Aaron CADY. Probable children of second marriage: Sarah married Richard PARK, Jr.; Abigail married Joseph GARFIELD; and Ruth married Ebenezer CHENEY.
  6. Jeremiah - b. Feb. 4, 1658, Newton, MA; d. Dec. 23, 1743. Lt. Jeremiah married first Mary (d. Aug. 17, 1689); second Elizabeth BLAKE (d. 1700), daughter of William; third Thankful (d. 1729); and fourth Rachel (d. 1742). Children of Elizabeth: Elizabeth died in infancy; and Jeremiah died young. Children of Thankful: Thomas married Elizabeth BALL; Joshua married second Anna STEVENS; Thankful married Noah WISWELL; Jeremiah died young; Elizabeth perhaps died young; and Josiah married Abigail WILLIAMS.
  7. Bethia - b. Nov. 23, 1661, Newton, MA; d. by 1700. Married Feb. 27, 1684/5 Lt. Nathaniel BOND (b. Jan. 9, 1659/60; d. about Apr. 1, 1700), son of William and Sarah (BISCOE) BOND. He became freeman at Watertown, MA Apr. 18, 1690; will dated Mar. 25, 1700 with inventory Apr. 8, 1700 at £275.8. Children: Nathaniel married Elizabeth BACKUS; Bethia; and John married Ruth WHITNEY.
  8. Isaac - b. Dec. 2, 1665, Newton, MA; d. 1691. Probably unmarried.

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Job and Elizabeth (Fuller) Hyde

Job HYDE - b. 1643, Cambridge, MA; d. Nov. 19, 1685, Cambridge. MA. Son of Samuel HYDE and Temperance. Due to the early death of both Job and his wife, their children were place under the care of grandfathers Samuel HYDE and John FULLER. Married about 1663, Cambridge, MA.

Elizabeth FULLER - b. about 1647; d. Nov. 28, 1685, Cambridge, MA. Daughter of John FULLER and Elizabeth COLE.

Children of Job and Elizabeth Hyde

  1. Elizabeth - b. Aug. 29, 1664, Cambridge, MA. Died young.
  2. Samuel - b. Mar. 5, 1666/7, Cambridge, MA; d. May 27, 1741, Newton, MA. Selectman at Newton for five years. Will made in 1738, and proved Jun. 13, 1741. Married Deliverance (b. about 1667; d. Nov. 10, 1741, Newton, Middlesex Co., MA). Children of Samuel and Deliverance HAYDE: Deliverance married ist cousin Lt. William HYDE; Patience married Joseph JACKSON; Prudence died in infancy; Lydia married Dea. John STONE; Abigail married Lt. Robert MURDOCK; Temperance married Caleb FULLER; Nehemiah married Hannah MURDOCK; Ann; and Josiah died in infancy.
  3. Job - b. May 6, 1669, Cambridge, MA. Died young.
  4. Elizabeth - b. about 1671, Cambridge, MA, d. Apr. 7, 1743, Newton, MA. Married about 1698, Newton, MA cousin William HYDE (b. Sep. 12, 1662, Cambridge, MA; d. Dec. 8, 1699, Newton, MA), son of Jonathan HYDE and Mary FRENCH. Children of Elizabeth and William HYDE: William married Deliverance HYDE; Ebenezer; and Caleb died in infancy.
  5. Mary - b. Jun. 21, 1673, Cambridge, MA; d. Nov. 29, 1723, Watertown, MA. Married Abraham BROWN.
  6. Sarah - b. Oct. 2, 1675, Cambridge, MA; d. Mar. 13, 1754, Newton, MA. Married Feb. 2, 1696/7, Newton, MA cousin Daniel HYDE (b. Jan. 1665/6, Cambridge, MA; d. Mar. 3, 1735/6, Newton, MA), son of Jonathan HYDE and Mary FRENCH. Children of Sarah and Daniel HYDE: Sarah died in infancy; Daniel died young; Amos; Job; Enos died young; Nathan; Abraham; and Ezra.
  7. Bethia - b. Feb. 24, 1678/9, Cambridge, MA. In 1694 chose uncle John FULLER as guardian. Married first Apr. 27, 1708, Newton, MA cousin Jacob HYDE (b. Apr. 9, 1687, Cambridge, MA; d. Jul. 17, 1712, in the army in Canada), son of Jonathan HYDE and Mary REDIAT; and second Mar. 17 1714/5, Newton, MA Nathaniel OLIVER (d. before Mar. 25, 1728). Child of Bethiah and Jacob HYDE: Abraham died in infancy. Child of Bethiah and Nathaniel OLIVER: Mary.
  8. Hannah - b. May 20, 1680, Cambridge, MA; d. Jun. 7, 1720, Newton, MA. In 1694 chose uncle Jonathan FULLER as guardian. Married cousin Eleazer HYDE (b. Mar. 11, 1663/4, Cambridge, MA; d. Sep. 30, 1731, Newton, MA), son of Jonathan HYDE and Mary FRENCH. Children: Hannah; Mindwell married James COOK; Eleazer died in infancy; Eleazer married Mary BEALS.
  9. John - b. Feb. 1, 1681/2, Cambridge, MA; d. Jan. 8, 1765, Newton, MA. Abraham BROWN appointed his guardian in 1694. Married first May 15, 1707, Newton, MA Sarah PRENTICE (d. Mar. 8, 1712/3, Newton, MA) daughter of Thomas PRENTICE and Rebecca JACKSON; and second May 13, 1713, Newton, MA Hannah PRENTICE, sister of Sarah. Children of John HYDE: Relief married Thomas DRAPER; Sarah; and Jonathan probably died young.
  10. Jonathan - b. May 22, 1684, Cambridge, MA; d. Aug. 2, 1731, Newton, MA. Jonathan HYDE appointed his guardian in 1694. Owned covenant at Cambridge Jan. 12, 1706/7. It is noted that earlier (pre-1860) publications on the HYDE family identify the Jonathan HYDE who married Hannah DANA as the son of Jonathan HYDE, Jr. His identification here as the son of Job HYDE and Elizabeth FULLER is based on the article "Four Generations of Descendants of Samuel Hyde of Newton, Mass.," by Hon. William Henry Harrison Stowell, NEHGR, April 1917, page 144ff. Married Apr. 4, 1706, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA Hannah DANA (b. Oct. 25, 1685, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA; d. Mar. 20, 1747, Canterbury, CT), daughter of Jacob DANA and Patience. Hannah married second Oct. 28, 1735, Canterbury, CT Henry ADAM (b. Oct. 29, 1663; d. Jun. 28, 1749). Children of Jonathan and Hannah HYDE: Hannah; Josiah married Elizabeth OSLAND; Jonathan married; Abigail (probable daughter) married Isaac STOWELL; Caleb married Lydia OSLAND; Thankful married Ebenezer FAY (ancestors of Emily DICKINSON); Samuel died young; Timothy possibly; Joshua; Mary married Jacob SMITH; Samuel married Sarah DANA.

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