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Basil Hayden

Basil Hayden

Male 1744 - 1804  (60 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Basil HaydenBasil Hayden was born 2 Jan 1744, St. Andrew's Parish, St. Mary's County, Maryland (son of George Hayden and Charity); died Between 21 Jun 1804 and 6 Aug 1804; was buried , Holy Cross Cemetery, Holy Cross, Marion, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 15 Jun 1804, Washington, Kentucky

    Notes:

    After his father died when he was ten, he was raised by his mother and her second husband, William Morgan.

    On a "Catholic Pioneers" roadside historical marker placed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

    "Basil Hayden, Sr., led 25 Maryland Catholic families to settle near here, on Pottinger's Creek, 1785. Father Whelan said first Mass in Ky. here in 1787. First Catholic church west of Alleghenies built here in 1792. First monks, 1805, Trappist Fathers (Cistercians). Present church erected in 1823, under direction of famous Belgian missionary, Charles Nerinckx."

    The marker is on N. St. Francis Road (highway 527) just south of Holy Cross Road (highway 457), next to Holy Cross Cemetery, about five miles west-northwest of the Maker's Mark distillery in Loretto.

    It would probably surprise many people in, oh, say, Santa Fe, New Mexico, whose first Catholic church was built in 1626, to hear that the "first Catholic church west of Alleghenies" was built in 1792. The assumption being, of course, that the real history of the United States is that of white English-speakers gradually moving east to west. This is the very definition of how marginalization works.

    Basil married Henrietta Cole Bef 1771, St. Mary's County, Maryland. Henrietta (daughter of Robert Cole and Ann Greenwell) was born 2 Jul 1754, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died 6 Dec 1837, Marion County, Kentucky; was buried , Holy Cross Cemetery, Holy Cross, Marion, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Stanislaus Hayden was born 7 Feb 1772, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died 5 Dec 1839, Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky; was buried , St. Joseph's Cemetery, Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky.
    2. Robert Hayden was born 20 Feb 1773, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died 1806, Nelson County, Kentucky.
    3. Basil Hayden was born 7 Aug 1774, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died 20 Jul 1833, Washington, Kentucky.
    4. Ann Hayden was born 13 Nov 1776, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died Aft 1860.
    5. John Baptist Hayden was born 6 Apr 1779, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died 1785, En route to Kentucky.
    6. Joseph Hayden was born Sep 1781, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died 1785, En route to Kentucky.
    7. Eleanor Hayden was born Mar 1782, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died 25 Feb 1803, Calvary, Marion, Kentucky; was buried , Holy Cross Cemetery, Holy Cross, Marion, Kentucky.
    8. Teresa Hayden was born Dec 1782, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died 1785, En route to Kentucky.
    9. John Hayden was born 16 Feb 1784, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died 1785, En route to Kentucky.
    10. Theresa Hayden was born 30 Mar 1788, Nelson County, Kentucky; died Abt 1860, Marion County, Kentucky.
    11. Louis Hayden was born 21 Jul 1792; died Aft 21 Jul 1792.
    12. Hillery Hayden was born 1792, Washington, Kentucky; died 1792, Washington, Kentucky.
    13. Lewis Hayden was born 20 Aug 1796, Washington, Kentucky; died 1849, Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky; was buried , St. Joseph's Cemetery, Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky.
    14. Edward Hayden was born 7 Nov 1795, Washington, Kentucky.
    15. Alexander Hayden was born 5 Mar 1798, Washington, Kentucky; died 1804.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  George Hayden was born Abt 1718, St. Mary's County, Maryland (son of William Hayden and Elizabeth); died Abt 1754, St. Mary's County, Maryland.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1720, St. Mary's County, Maryland
    • Alternate death: 9 May 1754, St. Mary's County, Maryland

    George married Charity Bef 1742, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland. Charity was born Abt 1718, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died Aft 15 Sep 1791, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Charity was born Abt 1718, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died Aft 15 Sep 1791, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland.

    Notes:

    Sometimes asserted to have been Charity Shircliffe.

    Children:
    1. William Hayden was born 1742, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died 10 Apr 1794, Washington, Kentucky.
    2. 1. Basil Hayden was born 2 Jan 1744, St. Andrew's Parish, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died Between 21 Jun 1804 and 6 Aug 1804; was buried , Holy Cross Cemetery, Holy Cross, Marion, Kentucky.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  William Hayden was born 15 Jun 1674, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland (son of Francis Heydon and Thomasine Butler); died Bef 6 Mar 1733, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1675, St. Mary's County, Maryland
    • Alternate death: Bef 6 Mar 1734, St. Mary's County, Maryland

    Notes:

    If his father Francis didn't arrive in Maryland until 1678, as stated by Dr. Lois Green Carr, then something is wrong with either the birthdates or the birthplaces we have for his older children, William Hayden included.

    Abstract of William Hayden's will:

    Hayden, William, Sr., planter, St. Mary's Co., 14th July, 1732; 6th Mch., 1733-4.
    To son Charles and hrs., plantation where he now lives.
    To William and hrs., plantation where he now lives.
    To dau. Grace Herbert and hrs., plantation where she now lives.
    To dau. Thomasen Cissell and hrs., residue of "Finehly."
    To wife Elizabeth, extx., residue of estate during widowhood, to dispose of same as she thinks best; should she marry land to be divided among 8 child., viz.: Francis, Susauna, James, George, John, Clement, Richard and Elizabeth or the survivors of them and their hrs.; should wife marry sons to be of age at 18, daus. at 16, or day of marriage.
    Test: Peter Garratt, Michael Quiset, James Thompson. 20. 902.

    William married Elizabeth Abt 1708, St. Mary's County, Maryland. Elizabeth died Between 30 Oct 1760 and 4 Mar 1761, St. Mary's County, Maryland. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Elizabeth died Between 30 Oct 1760 and 4 Mar 1761, St. Mary's County, Maryland.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 4 Mar 1761, St. Mary's County, Maryland

    Notes:

    Second or third wife of William Hayden; her maiden name has been variously given as Thompson, Thomas, and Roach. Abstract of her will:

    Will of Elizabeth Hayden, SMC 10/30/1760-3/4/1761. To: Heirs of son Francis, 1 shilling sterling. Children: James, John, Richard, and Susanna Drury, same. Grandson: William Drury, cattle. Son: Clement, land where Sebastian Thompson now lives, it being pt. of "Roache's Discovery with Addition", 100 ac. on the condition that he will pay to grandson, George Hayden 4700 lbs. tobacco and likewise 3000 lbs. tobacco to grandson, James Hayden, brother to sd. George Hayden, being sons of Francis Hayden. Grandsons: William and Basil Hayden, sons to George Hayden, at that pt. of land whereon William Morgan now lives, known by the name of "Shank's Risque", 102 ac. to be equally divided between them. To: Joseph Clarke, son of James Clarke, all that land where Richard Hayden formerly lived, it being pt. of "Roache's Discovery with Addition" and "Hayden's Risque", 62 ac. provided Joseph Clarke will pay to son Clement Hayden, 662 1/2 lbs. tobacco. Son: Clement, remainder of estate. Exec: Son, Clement Hayden. Wit: Robert Cole, William Morgan, Stephen Davis.

    Notes:

    Married:
    Linda Reno.

    Children:
    1. 2. George Hayden was born Abt 1718, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died Abt 1754, St. Mary's County, Maryland.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Francis Heydon died Bef 12 Jun 1694, St. Mary's County, Maryland.

    Notes:

    Arrived with his wife in Maryland 1678, according to the notes of Dr. Lois Green Carr.

    Generations of Hayden family researchers, including Patrick himself, have spent a lot of energy examining the ancestry of Francis Hayden, (Heydon, Heyden), a first-generation immigrant to Virginia and Maryland who died in 1694 and who is the ancestor of the Maryland and Kentucky Haydens. It has been asserted that he was the same Francis Hayden that was christened in Watford, Hertfordshire on 14 Aug 1628, and that he was a great-grandson of the armigerous Francis Heydon who married Frances Longueville. Unfortunately, there are too many inconsistencies with this narrative. There is no positive proof that the Francis who died in Maryland in 1694 is the same person who was born in Watford in 1628. And there are significant problems both with the much-reproduced idea that Francis's father was the Edward Heydon who married Ellenor Whitehead--and with the equally-widespread idea that this Edward's father, another Edward Hayden who married a Frances Burr, was the same Edward as the eldest son of Francis Hayden who married Frances Longueville.

    It's also widely asserted that the Watford Heydons were secret Catholics -- see, for instance, this Find a Grave page for Francis, which says, echoing decades of Hayden family legend, that "[i]n the year 1535 a Haydon family friend, Sir Thomas More, was beheaded, because he wouldn't denounce his Catholic faith. The Haydon family were devout Catholics, and feared for their lives. They and many other Catholic families had to worship in secret or probably be put to death." There is no evidence that the Watford Heydons were socially acquainted with Thomas More, and there is no evidence whatsoever that they were Catholic recusants. Indeed, the armigerous Francis Heydon (1540-1606) of Watford, husband of Frances Longueville, was granted a market in Watford in the 1590s by Queen Elizabeth -- who was very much not in the habit of granting valuable political favors to anyone associated with a family that had the slightest suspicion of recusancy attached to it. The immigrant Francis Heydon, like many generations of his descendants, was a vigorously orthodox Roman Catholic of great ferocity. Which actually argues quite strongly against his supposed descent from the visibly pliable and conformist Watford family.

    Will of Francis Heydon:

    In the name of God Amen the 30th of Aprill 1697 I ffrencis Heyden of St. Marys County in the province of Maryland being Sick in Body but of good and pfect Memory thanks be to Almighty God; Doe make Constitute ordaine and Declare this my last Will and Testament in Manner and fforme ffollowing Revoaking and Dis anulling by these psents att and every Testament & Testaments Will and Wills heretofore by me made and Declared either by Word or Writing and this is to be taken only for my Last Will and Testament and nowe other First I Comitt my Soule unto Almighty God Who Gave it me And my body to be buried by my Executrix then Doe hereby Constitute and appoint Thomasin Heyden my Now Wife Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and I Doe Give and bequeath unto ye Said Thomasin all my Lands Goods and Chatles and Whatsoever else Doth or Ought Appartaine or belong unto me Desiring her to pay all my Due Debts and Incumbrances with (sic) I have Contracted I Say I Doe Devise and bequeath unto her all my Lands and Chatles to her and her heirs for Ever In Witness whereof I have herunto Sett my hand and Seale the Day and Yeare above Specified

    /s/ Ffra: Heydon (Seale)

    Signed, and Sealed in prsents of us
    John Bla. Carbury
    John Morris
    Tho Newton (his mark)|

    On the back of the ffore Goeing Will It was Thuss Endorsed Viz
    June ye 12th 1697
    The within Wrighten will was proved before me According to Law as wittness my hand and Bore the Day and Yeare above Written.
    [Hall of Records, Wills, Liber 6, ff. 134-135.]


    Date of Francis's will (and of his death):

    From "The Hiden Family" by Martha Woodruff Hiden, in Genealogies of Virginia Families, from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, volume II. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1981:

    "Francis died 1694 testate, (Wills 6, p. 134) leaving his wife Thomasine executrix and sole legatee. His will, witnessed by Jno. Ba. Carberry, John Morris and Thomas Newton, is dated April 30, 1697 and proved June 12, 1694. That '1697' is an error is proved by a suit brought in 1694 by Thomas Allman against Thomasine Heyden (Provincial Court Judgments T. L. #1 (1694-96) pp. 117, 185, 194). The sheriff reported that he had replevied certain personal property of the defendant. The suit could not have been brought in Thomasine's name had her husband been alive, hence we know Francis died prior to June 12, 1694 when his will was offered for probate."

    In her Maryland and Virginia Colonials: Genealogies of Some Colonial Families (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1991), Sharon J. Doliante agrees with Ms. Hiden on this issue, and adds that "It will be noted that [Francis and Thomasina's eldest child] Penelope styled herself 'dau. & heiress of Francis Heydon, deceased', in 1696."

    Francis married Thomasine Butler. Thomasine died Between 19 Sep 1701 and 27 Nov 1702, St. Mary's County, Maryland. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Thomasine Butler died Between 19 Sep 1701 and 27 Nov 1702, St. Mary's County, Maryland.

    Notes:

    Her birth surname was definitely Butler. In 1677 "THOMASIN the wife of FRANCIS HEYDEN of St. Maries County" was granted administration of the estate of her late brother Thomas Butler "late of Charles County deceased."

    It is tempting to speculate that Thomasin may have been related in some way to the gateway-ancestor Butlers of Kent Island, Maryland and Westmoreland County, Virginia, but no evidence exists that her brother Thomas Butler of Charles County, Maryland was connected to them. It is known for certain that other people named Butler were in Maryland and Virginia at the same time as the Kent Island and Westmoreland family descended from John and Joan Butler of Little Birch Hall, Essex.

    Abstract of Thomasin (Butler) Hayden's will:

    Hayden, Thomasin, St. Mary's Co., 19th Sept., 1701; 27th Nov., 1702.

    To dau. Penelope Allman, 12 pence.

    To son William, ex., dwelling plantation "Small Hopes." In event of his death without issue, to pass to dau. Mary Reeder and hrs.

    Son William and dau. Mary afsd., residuary legatees.

    Test: Rich'd Chappele, Wm. Smith, Benj. Buckler.

    MARYLAND CALENDAR OF WILLS: Volume 2.

    Children:
    1. Mary Hayden was born 1665, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died Aft 1717, St. Mary's County, Maryland.
    2. Penelope Hayden was born Bef 1670; died Aft 1696, St. Mary's County, Maryland.
    3. 4. William Hayden was born 15 Jun 1674, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died Bef 6 Mar 1733, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland.