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Greenwich, CT In honor of Robert and Angell Husted
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The first settlement of the Town of Greenwich was made on the eighteenth day of July, 1640, when Captain Daniel Patrick and Robert Feaks, formerly of Watertown, Massachusetts, as agents for the New Haven Colony, landed at Greenwich Point, which the Indians called "Monakewego," and purchased from them lands lying between the Asamuck and the Patomuck rivers, as described by the following deed. (Town records):

 Wee Amogerone and Owenoke, Sachems of Asamuck, and Rammatthone, Nawhorone, Sachems of Patomuck, have sould unto Robert Feaks and Daniell Patricke all theire rights and interests in all ye severall lands betwene Asamuck River and Patomuck, which Patomuck is a littel river which divideth ye bounds betwene Capt. Turner's Perchase and this, except ye neck by ye indians called Monakewego, by us Elizabeth Neck, which neck is ye peticaler perchace of Elizabeth Feaks, ye sd Robt Feaks his wife, to be hers and her heaires or assigns, forever, or else to be at ye disposal of ye aforementioned purchasers forever, to them and theire heaires, executors or assigns, and theye to enjoy all rivers, Islands, and ye severall naturall adjuncts of all ye forementioned places, neigther shall ye indians fish within a mille of aney english ware, nor invite nor permit aney other indians to sett down in ye forementioned lands; in consideration of which lands ye forementioned purchasers are to give unto ye above named sachems twentie five coates, whereof theye have reserved eleven in part payment; to witness all which, theye have hereunto sett theire hands this 18 July 1640.

Nawhorone, Amsetthehone, Keofferam

Witness: Robert A. Heusted, Andrew Messenger,

Rasobibitt ,  Saponas ,Whonehorn , Akeroque, Pauonohas, Powiatoh

Keofferam hath sould all his right in ye above sd to Jeffere Ferris.

Witness: Richard Williams , Angell Heusted.

  • Greenwich CT
  • 1640


From the New England Historic Genealogical Society Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III

For the user of this set of volumes to understand what is being presented, we must define carefully the scope of the Great Migration Study Project. Who were the participants in the Great Migration? What information is being collected on these people?

Criteria for Inclusion in The Great Migration Begins
The first phase of the Great Migration Study Project attempts to identify and describe all those Europeans who settled in New England prior to the end of 1633. The date was chosen because of the steep increase in migration beginning in 1634 and continuing for the rest of that decade (see Robert Charles Anderson, "A Note on the Pace of the Great Migration," The New England Quarterly 59 [1986]:406-07). As a rough estimate, about 15 percent of the immigrants to New England arrived in the fourteen years from 1620 to 1633, with the remaining 85 percent coming over in half as many years, from 1634 to 1640.


Robert Huestis
ORIGIN: Bridgeport, Dorsetshire.
MIGRATION: 1635 on the "Marygold" (on 20 March 163[4/]5, "Rob[er]t Huste, husbandman," aged 40, was enrolled at Weymouth, Dorsetshire, as a passenger for New England on the "Marygold" [Hotten 286; GMN 7:9]).
REMOVES: Stamford by 1642, Greenwich.
ESTATE: On 27 January 1639/40, "Robert Hewstead hath a Great Lot granted unto him at the Mount [Braintree] for eight heads, 32 acres, paying 3s. an acre" [BTR 1:45].
In 1642 "[Robert Hust]ice" was granted a houselot at Stamford [TAG 10:42, citing Stamford TR 1:6]. On 5 October 1648, "Andreu Messenger of Greenwich" sold to "Robert Heusted of Stanford all my right in land in the same place, all the land that is laid out or that shall hereafter be laid out with all rights belonging thereunto with sixteen acres of upland & five acres of meadow on Myanos Neck ... and ... a homelot & housing on it with ten acres of meadow & upland ... which was John Rockwel's" [Greenwich LR 1:8]. In the Stamford land inventory on 6 March 1650[/1?], "Robert Hustis Senior" held six parcels: "a houselot with the barn and outhousing on it containing an acre & half"; "another homelot by the Ox Pasture, containing one acre and half"; "in the North Field six acres upland"; "in the South Field 8 acres upland more or less, with 7 acres of meadow adjoining to it"; "in the same field 6 acres waste land, upland, more or less at the furthest point of the field"; and "3 acres upland lying within the South Field gate" [Stamford TR 1:34-35]. In his will, dated 8 July 1652 and proved 4 November 1654, "Robert Heusted the elder" bequeathed to "my son Angell all my lands lying in Greenwich with the housing upon it, also ... a third part of my cattle"; to "my son Robert all my lands lying in Stanfford & one-third part of my cattle with all the housing on the land, this only excepted, that my wife is to have being there her lifetime & to be her maintenance ... [and] one-third part of my cattle with all my household stuff"; to "my daughter Ann ten pounds" [GreenwichLR 1:30; Stamford TR 1:109-10; NYGBR 129:199].

In her will, dated 16 October 1654 and proved 20 November 1654, "Elizabeth Hustis (the widow Robert Hustis deceased of Stamford)," bequeathed to "Angell Hustis of Grinwich" livestock; to "my [son?] Robert Hustis" livestock and other moveables; residue to "my daughter Ann, the wife of Richard Hardy of Stamford," she to be executrix [Stamford TR 1:95; NYGBR 129:199-200].
BIRTH: About 1595 (aged 40 on 20 March 163[4/]5 [Hotten 286]).
DEATH: Between 8 July 1652 (date of will) and 4 November 1654 (probate of will), and probably closer to the latter date.
MARRIAGE: (1) Bridgeport, Dorsetshire, 6 April 1616 Anne Moon [NYGBR 129:196-97]. She was buried at Bridgeport on 1 February 1621/2 [NYGBR 129:196-97].
(2) By an unknown date Elizabeth _____. She died between 16 October 1654 (date of will) and 20 November 1654 (probate of will).

With first wife
i MORGAN HUESTIS, bp. Bridgeport, Dorsetshire, 10 August 1617 [NYGBR 129:196, 200]; no further record.
ii ANNE HUESTIS, bp. Bridgeport, Dorsetshire, 14 March 1618/9 [NYGBR 129:196, 200]; no further record.
iii DEANES HUESTIS, bp. Bridgeport, Dorsetshire, 23 September 1621 [NYGBR 129:196, 200]; no further record.

With second wife
iv ANGELL HUESTIS, b. say 1624; m. (1) by about 1645 _____ _____; m. (2) after 1673 Rebecca (_____) Reynolds, widow of Jonathan Reynolds [TAG 73:201-6].
v ANN HUESTIS, b. say 1626; m. by about 1644 Richard Hardy [NYGBR 129:200-1].
vi ROBERT HUESTIS, b. say 1628; m. Stamford 7 January 16[55/6] Elizabeth Buxton [Stamford TR 1:67; NYGBR 129:201-6].
COMMENTS: We have given Bridgeport, Dorsetshire, as the origin of this immigrant, as this is the last certain English residence for him, but Gordon L. Remington makes the likely suggestion that he next resided at Pilsdon in the same county [NYGBR 129:197].
On 18 July 1640, "Robert Heusted" witnessed the deed of purchase of Greenwich from the Indians [Greenwich LR 1:455]. He had substantial land holdings in both Greenwich and Stamford and resided at both places [NYGBR 129:199].

BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: In 1954 George E. McCracken published a brief article on the wife of Angell Huestis [TAG 30:127-28]. In 1998 Gordon L. Remington published a more detailed analysis of the marital career of the same man, correcting McCracken in some places [TAG 129:201-6].
In 1998 and 1999 Gordon L. Remington compiled an extensive and detailed treatment of this immigrant, with special emphasis on his son Robert [NYGBR 129:1-12, 97-108, 191-206, 276-84, 130:54-60, with the information on the immigrant at 129:191-201]. We have relied heavily on Remington's work on this family, especially for the marriages of the children of the immigrant.


·  Change Date: 29 May 2003 at 01:00:00

Father: Lawrence HUESTED b: 1545 in Weymouth, , England

Marriage 1 Moon, ANN b: ABT 1606 in Frome, Dorset, England

  • Married: 6 Apr 1616 in Bridgeport, Dorset, England


  1. Morgan HUESTED b: 1617
  2. Anne HUESTED b: 1618
  3. Deanes HUESTED

Marriage 2 Elizabeth


  1. Angell HUESTED b: ABT 1624 in , Somerset, England
  2. Ann HUESTED b: ABT 1626 in , Somerset, England
  3. Robert HUESTED b: 1626 in , Somerset, England

Robert and Angell Husted

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Next to Second Congregation Church, meadow land would have been to south. Putname Avenue would have been known as Westchester Path or Post Road.
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ROBERT HUSTED was born 1596 in Somerset, England, and died 1652 in Stamford, CT. He married ELIZABETH MILLER Abt. 1618 in Frome, England. She was born in Frome, Dorset, England, and died 1654 in Stamford, CT.

 Name variations: Ewstead, Huste, Heustis, Heusted, Husted, Hustead, Huested

He was the son of Lawrence Huested. and possibly the grandson of John Huested, who may have been Chaplain to Queen Elizabeth I. John was buried in the church of Newport, Isle of Wight. This line of Husteds traces to southern England, near London in the 1500s. There is some possibility that the name originated on the west coast of Denmark. The family maybe descended from Danish Vikings who raided and settled in southern England.  DNA from several descendant confirms a connection to the Iberian peninsula.  Possibility southern France as they thought to be Huguenots.

 In 1628, a Robert Hewste of Pilsdon, Dorset was listed on the Subsidy Roll for Dorset. Banks Dictionary of English Immigrants To America has Robert Husted of Weymouth Parish, Dorset. He is listed as a "husbandman". Founders of First American Families, lists Robert Hewstead of Pilsdon, Dorset

 From Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volumes I-III Robert Husted, the pioneer ancestor, at the age of forty years, on March 20, 1635 embarked from Weymouth, England, in a ship bound for New England, and on his arrival settled for a time at Mount Wollaston, later Braintree, Massachusetts. He was one of a company of early settlers in Massachusetts Bay Colony, who in 1642, received a grant from the General Court, confirmed by authority of the Crown, of the land on Long Island Sound, in what became Fairfield county, Connecticut. 

Rev. Joseph Hull, an Anglican, was considered a non-confirming curate and was excommunicated in 1635. He sailed from Weymouth, England for New England on March 20 with a party of his congregation known as Hull’s Company. After 46 days at sea their ship landed at Dorchester on 7 May 1635 and stayed there "a fortnight" before removing to Wessaguscus. On July 8, 1635, the General Court of Massachusetts passed an order permitting Rev. Joseph Hull's company of twenty-one families to settle at Wessaguscus, which was then incorporated under the name of Weymouth.. Weymouth Historical Society, History of Weymouth Massachusetts in four volumes, Wright and Potter Printing Company, Boston. 

Robert Husted appeared as a member of Hull’s Dorset England parish in 1635. Robert Huste, husbandman, age 40, is listed as passenger 104 in Hull’s company, his family sailing later. Robert settled first in Weymouth, with other passengers. On January 27,1640, Robert and his family were offered a grant of land in Mount Wollaston [Braintree] of 32 acres of land, 4 acres for each family member, at a price of 3 shillings an acre. However, by July 1640 they had left for the New Haven Colony.

 On July 18, Robert Husted and his son, Angell, witnessed a contract for Daniel Patrick and Robert Feakes to purchase land from the Native American Indians in the area now known as Greenwich, Connecticut. Robert, on October 1642, was granted 7 acres of marsh and woodland in Stamford, Connecticut. In 1645, he purchased land in Greenwich, from Robert Feakes, and built another home.

 Robert purchased from Andrew Messenger thirty-one acres of meadow, upland and home lot with housing on it in  Stamford in 1648. "Know by all men these presents that I Andrew Messenger of Greenwich have sould to Robert Heusted of Stamford all my Right in land in ye same place all that is layd out or yt hereafter bee layd out with all Rights belonging thre unto with Sixteene acres of upland & five acres of meadow on Myanos Neck which is Promised to bee layd out & yt sd Andrew Messenger have sould unto ye sd Robert Heusted and home Lott & housing on it. With tenn acres of Meadow & upland more or les with all Rights & privileges beloning there unto which was John Rennolds wittness in hand this present ye 5 of October 1648."

In the Stamford land inventory on 6 March 1650[/1?], "Robert Hustis Senior" held six parcels: "a houselot with the barn and outhousing on it containing an acre & half"; "another homelot by the Ox Pasture, containing one acre and half"; "in the North Field six acres upland"; "in the South Field 8 acres upland more or less, with 7 acres of meadow adjoining to it"; "in the same field 6 acres waste land, upland, more or less at the furthest point of the field"; and "3 acres upland lying within the South Field gate" [Stamford TR 1:34-35].

Robert’s name appears often in the history of Greenwich and Stamford. He is recorded as having joined in sending a letter to Peter Stuyvesant, with concerns that some Stamford people were trying to get Greenwich settlers to move to Stamford.  Greenwich was under Dutch rule and was not as strict as the Puritans of Stamford.  It is unlikely that Husteds were strict Puritans as they did not choose to live in Stamford.  From 1640-1650 they, along with five other famlies, were the only residents of Greenwich.

Robert's will was "legally proued at Stamford 4th Nouem' 1654."  The Last Will & Testament of Robert Heusted ye Elder| vis | Namely Igive unto my sonn Angell all my Lands Lying in Grennich with theehowsing upon it : Also I give unto my sonn Angell a third part of myCattle : I give unto my sonn RObert all my Lands Lying in Stanfford &One Third part of my Cattle With all ye Howsing on ye Land this onlyexpected yt my Wiffe is to have being thereher Life time & to herMantanence for her Cattle from ofe ye land I give unto my Wiffe onethird part of my Cattle with all my household stuff & a stack of Wheatstanding on ye Land at grenwich onely my sonn Angell is to have 32bushels of ye sd Wheat further I give unto my sonn Angell halfe yeTackling belonging to ye workin Oxen as Cart & plow & other thingsbelonging there unto belonging to gether with a THird part of ye CorneI have upon ye Ground I give unto my sonn Robert ye other halfe of yeabove sd Tackling together with a third part of ye Corne upon yeground & I give unto my Wiffe ye other Third part of ye Corne upon yeground & I give unto my Dafter Ann tenn pounds which my two sonn areto pay her yt is to saye Angell 5 # & Robert 5 # also I give unto mysonns all my Deets this Will Datd this 8 day of July 1652 [witnesseswere RIchard Crab and William Newman]  

ELIZABETH MILLER  was the daughter of Lawrence and Joan (Smith) Miller of Frome, County Dorset, England. She was also granddaughter of Angell Smith, Gen. of Stratton, County of Dorset. Elizabeth died at Stamford in 1654

Will of Elizabeth Hustis entered October 16, 1654  Be known unto all men unto whome this present shall com or [?] concern yt I Elizabeth Hustis, (ye widow Robert Hustis deceased of Stamford, in the jurisdictis of New Haven in New England at this present sick in body, but of perfect mind & understanding not knowing how soon my chang may be, do mak my last Will in maner & wise following . 

After my debts payed being lawfully discharged & my funerall expense discharged, I do give & bequeath [?] Angell Hustis of Grinwich, a steere calf now in the ca[ ] Stamford & also I do forgive & acquit him of a debt owed from him, in sum, seven pounds. Item, I do give unto my son Robert Hustis, one three year ould heifer, which of the two [?] best likely, also all my swine wt so ever, also two feth[?], also the bed I lye upon, also a paire of sheets of mine wch [?] maketh use of, and another in the hands of my daughter, also on red trucking cloath blanket, also two shirts, also f [?] & one iron pot & two bras pots, also three of my bigest puter platters, one whearof was given him formerly, also all my [?] vesells yt is two milk keelers, three bouls, three smal wooden [?], two beere barrells, a boning tub, a broad Keeler, also three pailes & [?] deepe tub and a churne. It. I doe give & bequeath unto [ ] of my daughter Anne, a heifer calfe in ye calf heard at [ ]. I doe give & bequeath unto [?] of my daugher Ann, the wife of Richard Hardy of Stamford, aforsaid, all my other world [?] whatsoever of any nature or kinde, making her my whole executrix, only paiing & delivering the legacies expressed. This is my free will & mind in the disposall o[f] goodes & wtsoever debts is due or shall hearafter be f[orthcoming] be due unto me, is to be demanded & received by my daughter Ann aforesaid & thearout to pay my debt or debts lawfully from me to be due, and to discharg my debts & funeral expenses therwith, if ther be overplus, then the sam to [?] amongst my three children, according to ther p.portion specified, but if it discharg not my debts & funerall [?] then each of ym according to the p.portis of my gift [?] is to pay and discharge same.

In witness, that that this the last Will & Teste, I, renoucing all other wills having formerly made, doe sett to my hand this Sixteenth of October Anno 1654
Jerimy Jagger the form of her mark
&Richard Mills

 ANGELL HUESTED (ROBERT1 HUSTED) was born 1620, Somerset, England and died 1706 in Greenwich, CT. He married REBECCA 1643 in Fairfield, CT. The consensus of most Husted and Greenwich historians and genealogists finds her to be the daughter of THOMAS SHERWOOD and ALICE TILER.    She was born 1625 in Ipswich, England, and died in Greenwich, CT.

 Angell HUSTED was a witness in July 1640, to the Indian deed of Greenwich, Old Town, to Robert Feakes and Daniel Patrick. By August, 1643 Angell Heusted was settled in Greenwich with a one room house and taking care of crops that have been planted on his farm, meaning he must have been there for the spring time planting.

 On October 6, 1656, Greenwich, represented by 12 men, submitted to the New Haven jurisdiction and was then told to "fall in with Stamford." On February 5, 1664, the Seven Proprietors made a formal request to the General Assembly in Hartford to be allowed to separate from Stamford and to support its own minister and lay out its own lands. The Seven Proprietors were John MEAD, Jonathan RENALDS, John HOBBY, Joseph FERRIS, Joshua KNAPP, Angell HUSTED, and Jeffrey FERRIS.

 Angell HUSTED, second son of Robert, was on a list of men living in Greenwich, CT when the New Haven court compelled them to come under legal jurisdiction of Stamford's deputies Richard Law and Francis Bell and New Haven's court. Angell is listed as a landowner and original patentee in 1665 and in 1672 he is listed as one of 27 proprietors of Greenwich. He was a legal voter in 1688. His Will of 5th of April 1706 lists his wife and sons Jonathan, Joseph and Angel Husted and daughter. Elizabeth Baldwin giving to each one shilling "having already given to them" and son Moses five shillings; with the remainder going to his sons John and Samuel . Jacobus p.317. His land purchased in 1672 is today known as Field Point in Greenwich. 

Other Days in Greenwich or Tales and Reminiscences of an Old New England Town Chapter VI, The Davis Dock Mr. "Ebenezer Mead & Angel Husted & John Ferris are "chosen to lay out the landing and highway on the "north side of Horseneck brook."

 Angell’s land transactions from Fairfield County deeds are:  

HUSTED,  ANGELL, 1665, one of the original patentees.
Dec. 30, 1670, granted part of the lowermost meadows lying south of the Westchester Path.
Dec. 29, 1686, granted twelve acres of land.
Aug. 4, 1683, deeded land to his son, David.
June 18, 1702, deeded land to his son, John.
1704, deeded land to his son, Angell.

 A monument erected in 1935 in Greenwich the by Angell Husted Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists reads:  In memory of the courageous men who founded the first settlement of the Town of Greenwich in the Connecticut Colony.

July 18-1640, Everardus Bogardus • John Bowers • Robert Feaks • Jeffre Ferris • Angell Husted • Robert Husted • Andrew Messenger • Daniel Patrick • Robert Williams • John Winkelman  

27 Proprieters of 1672 :John Asten • John Bowers • Walter Butler • Thomas Close • James Ferris • Joseph Ferris • Joseph Finch • Angell Husted • William Hubbert • John Hobby • Samuel Jenkins • Joshua Knapp • Gershom Lockwood • Johathan Lockwood • John Marshall • John Mead • Joseph Mead • Ephraim Palmer • John Palmer • Jeremiah Peck • Samuel Peck • William Ratleff • John Reynolds • Johathan Reynolds • William Rundle • Stephen Sherwood • Daniel Smith

Angell’s will is dated April 5, 1706. It mentions his wife, sons Jonathan, Joseph, Angell Jr., and daughter Elizabeth Baldwin; to each one shilling, having formerly given to them. To son Moses five shillings, residue to sons John and Samuel. The inventory of his will was attested to by his wife Rebecca on April 19, 1706.



  • Greenwich, CT
  • 1640-1706

Some of the Husteds of Greenwich, Dutchess and Fayette County

JOSEPH HUSTED (ANGELL2, ROBERT1 HUSTED) was born 1652 in Greenwich, Connecticut, and died 1717 in Greenwich, Connecticut. He married probably SARAH SEYMOUR Abt. 1683, daughter of THOMAS SEYMOUR and HANNAH MARVIN. She was born 1658 in Norwalk, Connecticut. DNA evidence seems to bear out the connection.

He is listed as a legal voter in 1688. From: Mead, Spencer P. Ye History of He Town of Greenwich: Joseph Husted was said to be deceased by 1718. Joseph Husted, 15 Nov 1683, granted 3 acres of land. Joseph Husted, 23 Aug 1700, granted a parcel of land. Joseph Husted, 21 Feb 1721, deeded land to his son, David Husted

Joseph participated in establishing the boundary between Connecticut and New York: "1696, July 7th, `Ye towne. Being informed yd Rye people have Impropriated land within our towne Bounds wherefore ye town for their better satisfaction do apoint yt ye towne men of Rye be aquainted by a Line from our Towne Clerk yt ye Towne do Intreate yt the Dividing Line between each towne may bee sam as formerly ordered. In order to which ye Town have apointed Thomas Close Sr., Joshua Knap & Joseph Heusted to Run sd line with those apointed by our neighbors at Rye.'

"The records show that, July 31, 1701, `Where as it is Reported yt several Persons have conterary to ye Law of ye Colonie & to ye great damage of ye Inhabitants of ye towne made a purchas or purchases of ye Indian Natives of Land or Lands Lying within ye Limitts of ye Town pr vote make or (appoint) Thomas Close Sen'r, Ebenezer Mead, Thomas Marshall, Sergeant Knap & Joseph Heusted, to make Serh unto such Elegal purchase& use their Best Indeavor according to ye best of their discresion in ye Towne behalfe to gaine Mainetaine or defend all ye Towne lands formerly granted pr generall court to ye Township & conffirmed bye ye patent

`KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS that wee Waspahing Eleg John Cack and Wohoness Indians belonging to ye town of Greenwich, for & in consideration of the value of twenty five pounds of Lawful money of this collonie to us in hand paid, by Thomas Close, Ebenezer Mead, Joshua Knap & Joseph Husted & Thomas Marshall of ye town of Greenwich, ye County of Fairfield in his majesties Collonie of Connecticut & these asosiates of Inhabitant of ye Town of Greenwich where of we do hereby acknowledge the recept & ourselves therewith full & intirely satisfied have granted bargained sold sett over and delivered and do by these presents according to ye just and due form of law in that case mad & provided do bargain & sell a certain parsell of land lying & being in ye bounds of sd. Greenwich, Bounded Easterly by biram river westerly by ye Line that parts N. Y. & Greenwich according to parties granted by Connecticut East & North by ye line that parts Connecticut Collony & New York & sout it comes to a point where ye line between N. Y. & Greenwich parts from said parsell of land to sd Thomas Close, Joseph Husted & Ebenezer Mead, Joshua Knap & Thomas Marshall & their asosiates there heirs executors administrators and assigns to ye only proper use & behoof of them sd. Thomas Close. Joseph Husted, Ebenezer Mead Joshua Knap & Thomas Marshall and their asosiates, their heirs, executors, administrators & assigns forever & we sd. Waspahing & Wohorness for ourselves our heirs executors administrators & assigns forever to ingage to warrant & defend sd. Land from all former Grants sales or bargains whatsoever.

"In Witness our hands and seals in Greenwich This twenty third day of December one thousand seven hundred & one."

Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County Pennsylvania, Vol II : Hustead (III) Joseph , son of Angell Hustead , was born in Greenwich, Connecticut , about 1662 . He married Sarah , maiden name unknown. Children: David ; Sarah , Abigail , Jonathan , John

MEAD, JONATHAN, and his wife, April 13, 1718, sold all their right, title, and interest in the estate of Joseph HUSTED, deceased.

SARAH Seymour. I have yet to find documentary proof that Seymour was Joseph's wife’s surname. However, there is a great deal of information that points that way. The Husted family originally settled in Stamford. Her stepmother was from Stamford, her daughters' names are Marvin and Seymour female names. Her sister married Timothy Knapp, whose father along with Angell Husted was an original proprietor of Greenwich. Some of Angell's children married Knapps. She first appeared in genealogy records as Sarah Seymore, which is how whatever record was originally uncovered showing her as Joseph's wife probably recorded her.  In addition, I have several good DNA MATCHES TO SEYMOUR AND ALLIED FAMILIES--Marvin and Gregory. This includes three directly to her grandparents Richard Seymour and Mercy ruscoe, all from different descendants.  There are also a different parts of the same Roscoe family.

DAVID HUSTED (JOSEPH3 HUESTED, ANGELL2, ROBERT1 HUSTED) was born 1685 in Greenwich, Connecticut, and died 1776 in Greenwich, Connecticut. He married JOHANNA BRUNDAGE 1718 in Greenwich, CT, daughter of JOHN BRUNDAGE and HANNAH BUCK.  She was born 1697 in Greenwich, CT, and died 1776 in Greenwich, CT.  DNA evidence indicates that the Brundage and Buck families are ancestors of Robert Hustead b1755.

JOHN HUSTED (DAVID4, JOSEPH3 HUESTED, ANGELL2, ROBERT1 HUSTEAD) was born 1731 in Greenwich, CT, and died Aft. 1800 in Coxsackie, New York. He married She died after 1800. in Coxsackie, NY.

After reviewing these records, they all seem to relate to John born 1731.

A John appears in the nine partners Patent, Dutchess County, NY in 1700's. His land in 1760 bordered that of Lewis Barton and Ebenezer Titus, Lott 21, in the town of Standford. His land was again mentioned in a deed description in 1778 and he was near David Southerland, John Adsit, etc. A John was a Path Master in 1771, from the Records of Crum Elbow Precinct, Dutchess County, New York, edited by Franklin D. Roosevelt.

On 15 June 1784, A John sold 128 acres in lott 21, subdivision lot 3 in Nine Partners, to Lemuel Castle for L404. He probably left the area about this time going to Coxsackie and settling between Seth Chapins and Stephen Quimby. In 1790 & 1800 he is recorded on the census there.

"John Husted was considered a Whig on a roll of Whigs and Tories, ca. Dec.1777. He was llisted as a "Good Whig" on a *Return of Delinquents in Col.Hopkin's Regiment, with Lists of Such as Are Whigs, Neutrals or Doubtful,and Tories *, dated Haights, High Lands, June ye 10th 1779, Public Papers of George Clinton, First Governor of New York .An Historical & Genealogical Study of all 18th Century Inhabitants of the Patent by Frank J. Doherty. Clinton was located at the Highlands--it does not mean Husted was.

John's son, Robert, was born on the Highlands, Dutchess County, 1755.  See his page.  There has been some discussion that DNA results rule John out as Robert's father. However, more recent results call this theory into question.  This is only logical lineage at the moment and I can't discard it without a comprehensive collection of DNA results from more Robert descendants.  There is too much supposition about various relationships.

John had four sons in New York after 1773.  At this point he was in his forties, so he probably had a second wife. It appears that he went to Virginia at some point prior to this, where he acquired land through a grant 1772.  Moses, his oldest son b. 1749, later sells this land.  John may have gone to VA only to acquire the land for sons or he may even have done so in absentia.  Given his sons' revolutionary war service, I wonder if he weren't involved in the French and Indian wars and his grant was Bounty Land for that service.  The Bounty Lands could be assigned to someone else, in this case his son Moses.

There is a younger John Husted b 1758, and Robert and Moses, older sons who do settle a while at least in Harrison County some time in the  1770's.  I believe other than the land record of 1772 other VA records are referring to John 1758 as are ALL records of a John Hustead in the 1780's in Fayette County PA.  Moses would have been in his twenties and may have been responsible for his younger sibling.  Although in Colonial days young men left home for the wilds at very young ages.

It is very likely in my mind that John, whom I definitely think is father of Robert 1755, never left NY or did so only briefly, but returned there to raise his younger sons.  A step mother is often the reason older sons leave home.  That easily could have been the case here.

In addition, DAR genealogists accepted this John as Robert's father, multiple times based on the family papers of James E Hustead, of Uniontown, and James W Husted, of Peekskill.

DNA evidence seems to indicate that Robert Husteads grandparent are Joseph and Sarah.




  • CT and NY
  • 1685-1810

The Winthrope Woman, Anya Seton

A wonderful, well researched book that documents  the history of the Massachusetts Company in England, Boston and Watertown.  Seton was a resident of Greenwich and gives us a great history of the founding of the town and it's realtionships with New Amsterdam and Connecticut.  Recommended for anyone interested in it's history and that of Elizabeth Fones Winthrope Feakes Hallet.

Robert and Angell Husted appear and the following facts are learned:


July, 1639.
Captain Daniel Patrick and his family move from Watertown, Massachusetts to an area west of Stamford, Connecticut called Monakewaygo by the Native Indians living there. Jeffery Ferris owned land in Stamford, Connecticut and also claimed a portion of land at Monakewaygo, which he called Greenwich.

July, 1640.
Robert Husted is said to be living in a weigwa in an area of Connecticut just purchased by the New Haven Colony, called Rippowam by the Native Indians, now a part of Stamford, Connecticut. Robert is waiting to purchase his land from the New Haven Colony. Jeffery Ferris had made a home west of Stamford at what is now Greenwich, Connecticut. Captain Daniel Patrick was living near the same area of Greenwich, and in May 1640, his Lieutenant Robert Feake and Robert's wife Elizabeth moved from Watertown, Massachusetts to Greenwich, Connecticut. Daniel Patrick and Robert Feake set up a deal to buy the land from the Native Indians. Daniel Patrick apparently wrote the land deed document and wishing to have as many Englishmen as possible to witness the signing, had with him Robert Husted and his son Angell Heusted, Jeffery Ferris, and two young adventurers, Andrew Messenger and Richard Williams who had just arrived in the area. Captain's Daniel Patrick and John Underhill, were each in charge of security for certain areas of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, along with other duties to aid the Governor, John Winthrop. Robert Feake by way of marriage to Governor John Winthrop's widowed daughter in law Elizabeth, was made a Lieutenant to Captain Daniel Patrick. Tobias Feake was a nephew of Robert Feake and owned a small sailing sloop [or boat], hauling goods or people along the New England coast.

July 18, 1640.
Robert Husted, and Andrew Messenger witness the main land deed purchase of Greenwich by Daniel Patrick and Robert Feake. Jeffery Ferris also recieved land on this document, with Angell Heusted and Richard Williams as his witnesses. Elizabeth, the wife of Robert Feake, was given an area of land called Monekewego by the Indians, already named Elizabeth Neck on the document.

July, 1642.
Angell Heusted tells Robert Feake he wants to leave Stamford, Connecticut and move to Greenwich, Connecticut. Robert Feake offers to sell Angell some land. At this time Angell is unmarried

August, September, 1643.
Angell Heusted is already settled in Greenwich with a one room house and is taking care of crops that have been planted on his farm. He must have been there for the spring time planting. Angell tells friends that he is going to Wethersfield, Connecticut to marry a woman named Rebecca.

June, 1646.
Robert Husted, along with his home at Stamford, had another home in Greenwich, and walked three or four miles from Greenwich to Stamford, Connecticut along with his son Angell and Rebecca Heusted, and the families of Thomas Sherwood, Robert Feake, Richard Crab, John Coe, and the wife of Daniel Patrick to attend the wedding of Thomas Lyon and Martha Winthrop, who wanted to be wed in the English territory of Stamford, not in the Dutch territory of Greenwich.
Angell Heusted and his wife Rebecca, along with other friends, help with the birth of a baby by Elizabeth Feake. At this time Angell and Rebecca Heusted are also expecting a baby.

October 31, 1647.
Robert Husted his wife Elizabeth, Angell Heusted and wife Rebecca, along with the families of Thomas Sherwood, Richard Crab, Tobias Feake attend a Harvest Festival at the home of William and Elizabeth [Feake] Hallett, who were now "married". Elizabeth Husted brought sugar coated raisins and Rebecca Heusted brought loaves of wheat bread. They were celebrating the Harvest Festival to give thanks for the years crop havest and held it on All Hallows Eve to celebrate [Halloween]. Robert Feake had been "mentally unstable" and left for England, leaving Elizabeth. Elizabeth was not yet "legally" divorced from Robert under Dutch law, so William Hallett and Elizabeth [Feake] chose to marry each other using their own "vows of marriage". Later a legal Dutch divorce was granted and they were legally married, but with numerous legal problems in between times.

March 15, 1648.
Robert Husted still owns a small cabin by the Rippowam River in Stamford. When William and Elizabeth [Feake] Hallett are taken from "Dutch " Greenwich and placed in custody at "English Stamford" for not being "legally married" under English law, Robert Husted lets them stay in his unused cabin.

September 18, 1649.
When the town of Greenwich was still under Dutch rule, a letter was sent to the Governor of New Amsterdam, Peter Stuyvesant, with concernes that some Stamford people were trying to get Greenwich settelers to move to Stamford, in order to make Stamford a more profitable town. The letter was sent by four men from Greenwich: Robert Heusted, Richard Crabb, Thomas Sherwood and John Coe

September 18, 1649.
When the town of Greenwich was still under Dutch rule, a letter was sent to the Governor of New Amsterdam, Peter Stuyvesant, with concernes that some Stamford people were trying to get Greenwich settelers to move to Stamford, in order to make Stamford a more profitable town. The letter was sent by four men from Greenwich: Robert Heusted, Richard Crabb, Thomas Sherwood and John Coe




  • Greenwich
  • 1640-1650

Husted DNA

My DNA matches as a Robert Hustead 1755 descendant confirm quite strongly for me his lineage to David, Joseph, Angell Sr. I have no connections to Connecticut except the Husted line.  It is almost virtually impossible that all these connections come through other ancestors.There other researchers who aren't convinced.  If you are a descendant you can add to the knowledge base by having your DNA analyzed by

Matches to  DNA  on and ftdna.  Most ancestry are good or high for 5th to 8th cousin match. All are independent of my Hustead line.  They are to five key families. If it were only one it might mean the connection was through an unknown ancestor but not all five.

To David Husted and Johanna Brundage through their daughter, Lydia 1737
To Joseph Husted through daughter Sarah married to Jonathan Mead
To Angell, Sr.Husted through Peter born 1713
To family of Sarah Seymour multiple matches with no connection to Hustead.  There are four matches also to Sarah's grandparents, Richard Seymour and Mercy Ruscoe.  They come thru different lines and none is connected to Husted.
To Matthew Marvin one through his daughter Sarah, Hannah's sister , one thru his son Mathew, seven through his nephew, Reinold who settled in Lyme.Most of these are good or stronger.  To Elizabeth Gregory, Marvin's wife, several through uncles to grandfather John and thru her brother to father Henry.

To Brundage a sister, uncle and two separate brothers of Johanna all high or good confidence, several more moderate
To Johanna's mother possibility of three matches all to Bucks of Wethersfield, think her surname is Buck not Brock.  Three of four matches are to Henry Buck and Elizabeth Churchill as parents.  This leads me to think they are Johanna Brundage's parents.  I find the Brundage connections most convincing.

Additionally Kit number 320690 belongs with Virginia group in Husted Y chromosome results; it has a match to the Michigan group marker  YS481 .  Donor is descendent of Robert 1755 through his son John .  I think think this calls into question that there were two Johns with two sets of of sons.

 MMPT39 is a match to the donor, long with several other Robert 1755 descendants and to two from Robert's brother, Moses.  



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