Walter Haynes was born in Sutton, Wiltshire, England. He sailed to New England aboard the Confidence in 1638 with his wife, children and three servants. He settled at Watertown and was a linen weaver, but a year later left with several other families to found the town of Sudbury on 22 December 1639. He became a freeman in 1640, representative to the General Court and selectman for ten years
Walter Haynes’s will, dated 1659, shows his daughter and my ancestor, Sufferana (don’t you love that Puritan name?) listed as Treadway “Treddoway”. She was a child on board the Confidence when the family came to America. Walter’s place of burial is unknown. He died on 14 February 1665 and his will was proved on 4 April 1665.
A garrison house Walter Haynes built on the west side of Sudbury saw action during an attack 21 April 1675, about ten years after his death. The settlers hiding inside were saved from burning to death when the Indians rolled a burning hay wagon towards the house.
For more information:
The complied genealogy for this family is Walter Haynes of Sutton Mandeville, Wiltshire, England & Sudbury, Mass. & His Descendants, 1583-1928, by Frances Haynes, 1929. Another good resource is The Ancestry of Calvin Robinson Mower (1840 – 1927), by Lyman Mower, 2004, pages 299 – 313. Walter Haynes is mentioned many times in the book The History of Sudbury, Massachusetts, 1638 – 1889 by Alfred Sereno Hudson, 1889.
|Indians Attacking a Garrison House, from an Old Wood Engraving|
This is likely a depiction of the attack on the Haynes Garrison, Sudbury, April 21, 1676
A story with photos about the Haynes Garrison in Sudbury:
My Haynes lineage:
Generation 1: Walter Haynes, born 1583 in Sutton Mandifield, Wiltshire, England, died 14 February 1665; he married Elizabeth Unknown. Five children.
Generation 2: Sufferana Haynes, born in England, died 22 July 1682 in Watertown, Massachusetts; married Nathaniel Treadway, who died 20 July 1689. Four children.
Generation 3: Lydia Treadway m. Josiah Jones
Generation 4: Anna Jones m. Joseph Mixer
Generation 5: Joseph Mixer m. Mary Ball
Generation 6. Lucy Mixer m. Andrew Munroe
Generation 7: Andrew Munroe m. Ruth Simonds
Generation 8: Luther Simonds Munroe m. Olive Flint
Generation 9: Phebe Cross Munroe m. Robert Wilson Wilkinson
Generation 10: Albert Munroe Wilkinson m. Isabella Lyons Bill
Generation 11: Donald Munroe Wilkinson m. Bertha Louise Roberts (my paternal grandparents)
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