Thomas Hyatt of Stamford, Ct.
- Born: Abt 1613
- Marriage (1): Elizabeth
- Died: 9 Sep 1656 about age 43
Other names for Thomas were Thomas Hiat, Thomas Hyet and Thomas Hyoute.
Source: A Genealogical History of the Hoyt, Haight, and Hight Families: with Some Account of the Earlier Hyatt Families" by David W. Hoyt (Providence, 1871), pp. 633-634:
"Thomas Hyatt, of Stamford, Ct
"This name does not occur in the list of the list of the first 28 or 30 settlers at Stamford, in the spring and summer of 1641; but at a town meeting, Dec. 7, 1641, to 'Tho. Hyoute' and others were granted, 'besides house lotts as oth' men haue,' 'every of them twoe acres [house-lot?] and 3 acres wood land in the feiled now to be inclosed.' 'Thomas hiout' was a witness in Stamford, Feb. 26, 1647. On the S. records, in boundaries of land, the name of 'Thomas Hiout' occurs several times in 1649 and 1650, also, 'Thomas hout,' the same years, and 'goodman hout,' 'Thomas hyout,' and 'Thomas hiat,' in 1650. 'Thomas hiout' bought 7-1/2 acres of upland in 'Rocky necke,' April 3, 1650. The S. records state that 'Tho:hyat died 9 Sept., 1656,' and give an inventory of the estate of 'Thomas hiat,' amounting to 132£. 2s. 3d., 'presented in the cort at Stamford, June, 1662.' After taking out the widow's thirds there remained 'in ye hands of Cornelius Joans ye sume of 88£-1s-6d, as portions to be divided amongst the six children according to lawe.' The published records of New Haven Colony also mention this inventory of the est. of 'Thomas Hyatt late of Stamford,' presented at S., June 16, 1662. Cornelius Jones married the widow, Elizabeth Hyat, Oct 6, 1657; and in 1669 and 1674 three of the children signed receipts to their father-in-law, Cornelius Jones, for their share in the est. of their father, Thomas Hiat. These receipts are copied on the same pages with those of the children of Simon Hoyt; but thery were evidently written later, with different ink, in vacant spaces left at the bottom of the pages. This name of Thomas Hyatt is printed Hoyt in the 'List of Pioneers,' History of Stamford, but it is not so written on the records, andw e find no descendants of Thomas who bear any other name but Hyatt, and its various modifications, Hiat, Hyet, etc., except in one or two entries, where Hoit is plainly an error for Hyatt."
Thomas married Elizabeth.