Could Joan Stoodley be the first wife of Simon Hoyt (1590 - 1657)?

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It appears that a Jone Stoodley married Simion Hoyt on 4 November 1617 at the Parish Church of Saint Mary in Marshwood, Dorsetshire, England. Though I normally don't rely on Find A Grave as a reliable source - especially for pre-1800 information - there is a photo on her memorial of this marriage record. The photo cites as it's source Dorset Parish Registers, volume 5, page 82; Phillmore and Company, 1910. 

Could you please look at the image of the Hoyt-Stooley marriage record and see if you think it is appropriate to add a profile for Jone/Joan Stoodley and connect her as Simon Hoyt's first wife?  Joan's Find A Grave profile also suggests that she is the wife of Simon's oldest children, and the names of four of the five children listed match the names of the children excluded from Simon's widow's will, according to research already done on this profile.

WikiTree profile: Simon Hoyt
in Genealogy Help by Star Kline G2G6 Pilot (538k points)

2 Answers

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Best answer

Hi Star,

Good eye, and I think the question has been discussed in Sept 2013 in G2G Question - "Shall we keep two separate Simon Hoyts?"

You might want to read this article by Doug Sinclair on Simon Hoyt ( 

At the time, folks were wondering whether anything has been published recently on the question.  A super-quick search at AmericanAncestors turned up nothing on Jane Stoodley.

For now, I would say this is good stuff for one of those new Research Notes sections.  Thanks!

by Cynthia B G2G6 Pilot (127k points)
selected by Star Kline
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There is already a profile for her. Although it's Jane not Joan and Joan's name should probably be added to the profile
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
Done.  Thanks, Anne!

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