||Elizabeth (Russell) Jones migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).|
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The identification of Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Hyatt and later Cornelius Jones, is based on the 1633 will of John Russell, of Dorchester, in which he leaves half his estate to his brothers Henry Russell and Thomas Hyatt. In this era Thomas Hyatt could be a half brother, the brother of his wife, or the husband of his sister.
Anderson's Great Migration article on John Russell, makes no comments about a relationship to Hyatt. In John Hyatt's sketch, he points out that there is no evidence to connect Thomas Hyatt of the 1633 will, with the Thomas Hyatt of Stamford in 1641.
Jacobus' Families of Old Fairfield, mentions the will, acknowledging that he knew of it's existence, but calls wife Elizabeth Unknown.
Emigration: 1634, Sailed from London to Virginia on the ship Bonaventure
Elizabeth Russell married, first, Thomas Hyatt (Hoyt?) in 1643 at Stamford, Connecticut.
On December 7, 1641, Thomas Hyatt had received the grant of a house lot at Stamford.
The widowed Elizabeth Hyatt married Cornelius Jones at Stamford on October 6, 1657
Thomas Hyatt was said to have been born 20 September 1618 at Upway, Dorset, England; but this is an error from attempts to connect Thomas to Simon Hoyt and Deborah Stowers. Note that the parents of Thomas Hyatt are not Simon Hoyt and Deborah Stowers as is sometimes claimed. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620–1633, by Robert Charles Anderson, vol I–III contains a detailed account of the family of Simon and Deborah (Stowers) Hoyt. It does not include a son named Thomas, and all of the children are surname Hoyt, not Hyatt. per Paul Prindle in 1976  lists some records for Simon Hoyt, but they actually pertain to Thomas Hyatt of Stamford . To add to the confusion, probate documents for Simon Hoyt and Thomas Hyatt are mixed together on the same pages of the Stamford records .
The NEHGR, vol. 21, p. 338 (footnote), includes the will of John Russell. It contains: "Halfe of my estate I give to the church of Dorchester, and halfe to my brothers, Henry Russell and Thomas Hyatt, except..."
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