||Robert Husted migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).|
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Robert Husted Note: Huestis is the spelling used by Robert C. Anderson in the Great Migration series. Doherty reports the spellings: Husted, Hustis, and Huestas. Savage reports sometimes Heustis.
Robert Husted was born about 1595, based on his age 40 on 20 March 1634[/5?].
Robert C. Anderson in the Great Migration series, reports his "origin" as Bridport, Dorsetshire, England, as the last certainly known residence for Robert, prior to his departure from England. At the same time, Anderson acknowledges Gordon L. Remington's "likely suggestion" that Robert next resided at Pilsdon in England.
The Husted Newsletter was a compilation of genealogical notes submitted by Husted family members. One note speculated that Robert's father was Lawrence Husted of Dorchester, County Dorset, England, and grandfather was John Husted, who is said to have been a chaplain to Queen Elizabeth (1533-1603). Not a shred of proof beyond having the same surname, however.
Anderson reports that on 20 March 163/5, "Robert Huste, husbandman, aged 40" was enrolled at Weymouth, Dorsetshire as a passenger aboard the Marygould. Hotten includes this Marygould passenger as "Robt. Huste, husbandm."
Jacobus reports that Robert Husted is found joining the Braintree (Boston) settlers in 1640 and removed to Stamford "soon after." The rest of his family probably sailed at an unknown later date (not all ships and their passengers were recorded).
Note: "Weymouth" is often found in online genealogies as either Robert's place of birth or his first residence in Massachusetts. Neither is correct; the only connection to a place called Weymouth is that the Marygould passengers were enrolled at Weymouth, Dorsetshire, England.
One source of this confusion may be the Husted Newsletter, which reports that Robert Husted was part of the Rev. Joseph Hull party; they did settle at Weymouth, Massachusetts. In fact, Rev. Hull had permission for 21 families, or about 100 people to settle at Weymouth, but their party may not have sailed on the same ship as Robert Husted. The list, originally published in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register in 1871, possibly was a compilation of several smaller lists of passengers, and the Rev. Hull's ship may be uncertain.
Some report evidence that Robert exchanged time as an indentured servant for passage aboard the Marygould, and indeed, about half of all white immigrants to the American colonies arrived under this arrangement.
Hotten reports Richard Wade of Symondsbury, Dorset, England, aboard the ship leaving Weymouth, England on 20 March 1635, with footnote, "really 1635/6." A notation, "Dorst," implies the last nine boarded at Dorsetshire. Apparently boarding at the same place (or on the same ship), were Wade's wife, daughter, two servants, and four others. After Wade's servants, the next two persons on the list were #103 John Hoble, husbandman, aged 13, and #104 Robt Huste, husbandman, aged 40.
It is unclear how this record shows that Robert Husted was an indentured servant to Richard Wade. In addition, the length of time seems very short; contracts were usually from four to seven years. The ship departed England early in 1635 or 1636, and by early 1639, Robert's 32 acre grant at Braintree shows that he had eight household members. Three or four years seems very short to fulfill the contract and earn enough to transport the family including three unidentified members of the household.
Search for the Passengers of the Mary & John, 1630, describes Husted, Robert (1595-1652) of Greenwich, CT, and claims that he came as a servant (age 40) of Richard Wade of Symondsbury, Dorset with Rev. Joseph Hull's group in 1635.
Robert married twice.
Doherty calls Elizabeth "possibly the daughter of Lawrence Miller who died in 1654." This has since been disproved. Remington wrote an in-depth series on the Heustis family and concluded that there was no evidence for the surname, Miller. The assumption was apparently based on Dorset as the origin and naming patterns (use of the name Angell). However, "the first name Angell is common enough in Dorset in this time period so that conclusions of relationship cannot be based on naming patterns alone."
In addition, the baptism on 4 Feb 1614/5 of Elizabeth Miller, daughter of Lawrence Miller and Joane Smith, poses date problems. The children of Robert and Elizabeth Huestis/Husted were born between "say" 1624 and 1628, making Elizabeth Miller about ten years old when the oldest was born. Finally, Elizabeth Miller died between 5 Nov 1623 when she was mentioned in the will of her grandfather, Angell Smith, and April, 1624 when she was not mentioned in the will of her uncle, Sir Robert "Meller."
The profile for Elizabeth Miller has been detached as wife.
Robert's property transactions are evidence of his whereabouts. On 27 January 1639/40, he was granted a Great Lot at Braintree (4 acres for each family, 32 acres indicating 8 family members) at a price of 3 shillings an acre. He remained at Braintree only a few years.
On 18 July 1640, Robert Husted, his son Angell Husted, and others, witnessed the deed for Daniel Patrick and Robert Feakes to purchase the land which would become Greenwich from the American Indians. He was one of the original proprietors of Greenwich, Connecticut. Anderson places him at Stamford "by 1642," when he was granted a houselot there.
On 5 October 1648, Robert Husted, of Stamford, purchased the land of Andreu Messenger of Greenwich: sixteen acres of upland, five acres of meadow on Myanos Neck, homelot and housing with ten acres of meadow and upland "which was John Rockwel's." In the Stamford inventory of 5 March 1650[1?], "Robert Hustis, Senior" held six different parcels, including a houselot with barn and outhousing, another homelot, and some additional thirty acres in total. He continued to hold property and to live at both Stamford and Greenwich, as he left properties at both to his two sons in Connecticut. It should be noted that he gave the house at Stamford to his widow for her lifetime use.
Both Robert Husted and his wife Elizabeth left wills. Robert Husted's will was written on 8 July 1652 and proved 4 November 1654; he probably died closer to the later date, according to Anderson.
Robert's will named his wife as Elizabeth and children, Robert, Angel, and Ann as wife of Richard Hardy. It left his land in Greenwich to his son Angell and his land in Stamford to his son Robert; his wife was to stay in the home at Stamford for her lifetime.
His wife, Elizabeth, wrote her will on 16 October 1654, and it was proved 20 November 1654.
Children of Robert and 1st wife, Anne (all baptized at Bridport, Dorsetshire, England):
An index to the 1623 Visitation records for Dorset includes no record for Robert or anyone with his surname or its variations.
Notes without citations:
Around March 20, 1635, Robert was a member of the Weymouth Parish, and left England with the Crewkerne Parish Leader, Reverend Joseph Hull, sailing from the Port of Weymouth, England, on a ship [Unknown], also possibly registered as the Marygold.
Robert Husted and Andrew Hallett sailed to New England from Weymouth, Dorsetshire, 20 March 1635/6 with Richard Wade of Simsbury. Hallett was baptised in Simsbury,18 May 1607, son of Andrew Hallett and Beatrice Knote... Robert Hewste lived at Pilsden, less than 5 miles north of Simsbury, and is listed in Dorset Subsidy rolls of 1628.
As of [Oc]tober,1642, in a general town meeting was given these, foll[owing], these lots as other men, marsh & woodland, viz: ( )ine, Jo. Underhill, eightacres; to Robert Hustice seven acres; ( ) acres; Jo.Miller, five acres, to Jo. Finch, six acres; ( )ree acres; & to every of them woodland after the same proportion, & to William Newman two acres marsh and three acres woodland land.
Robert had a home in Stamford, Connecticut and lived there until 1645, when he purchased land in Greenwich, Connecticut from Robert Feakes, and built another home.
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On 15 Jul 2018 at 16:10 GMT Heather Husted wrote:
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On 14 May 2018 at 20:56 GMT T Stanton wrote:
For our Anne Moon there is a Netherbury, Dorset baptism record 20 Feb 1600 which lists father Johnes Moone but not certain this is 1st wife of Robert Husted.
On 7 May 2018 at 15:41 GMT Cheryl (Aldrich) Skordahl wrote:
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On 26 Mar 2015 at 02:42 GMT Heather Husted wrote:
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