Francis Heydon (1629-1694)
Francis Heydon emigrated from England to the Colonies circa 1650, first being positioned in Westmoreland County, Virginia, as evidenced by way of land data. In 1665, Francis transported individuals and took name to further acreage. By way of 1669, he’s present in Charles County, Maryland when he was once assigned warrants for 300 acres at the East facet of Portobacco contemporary about 4 miles from the stated contemporary and known as “Partnership”. Francis gained extra land when he transported his spouse and youngsters to St. Mary’s County.
Francis married Thomasine Butler (died c 1701 St. Mary’s Co, Maryland), and had 3 kids:
Penelope, born prior to 1671, married Thomas Allman
Mary, born prior to 1671, died prior to Nov 1734, married (1) John Reeder, and almost definitely (2) Thomas Scott
William, born 1674, died testate 1734, St. Mary’s Co, MD, married (1) X X, (2) Elizabeth Clement
Francis was once in partnership or transacted industry with locals in Southern Maryland, together with John Alward, Benjamin Rozer, John Wilson, and Richard Sheppey.
In 1671, Francis Heydon was once one of the most jury of 12 males who signed a file as to assets of Simon Overzee, a service provider who had moved from Virginia to Maryland. In 1677, he effectively petitioned on behalf of his spouse, that since her brother, Thomas Butler of Charles Co, MD, had died intestate, that she grow to be the administrator.
It’s fascinating to notice that Thomasine (Butler) Hayden, spouse of Francis, was once named by way of two males of their wills:
In 1671, John Wilson left his feather mattress to Thomasine and a pair of cows each and every to Francis’ daughters Penelope and Mary;
In 1688, John Tonge talented Francis’ spouse Thomasine two cows, and Francis’ daughter Penelope was once appointed Executrix and talented all of his property and 200 acres land known as Boddell’s and 500 acres in St. Clement’s Manor, in attention of the debt owed to Thomasine.
Francis Heydon was once instrumental in forming the early Catholic parish in St. Mary’s County. In “Catholic Households of Southern Maryland: Data of Catholic Citizens of St Mary’s”, advent by way of Brother Thomas W. Spalding, Spalding School, Louisville, Kentucky, Spalding writes concerning the non secular beginnings:
“The unsung heroes are the obvious other people. And so it was once with the Catholics of St. Mary’s County, most commonly farmers whose roots in The us reached again to nearly the start in their state. Such immigrant ancestors as John Cissell, Cuthbert Fenwick, Richard Gardiner, John Greenwell, Francis Hayden, Thomas Howard, John Jarboe, Thomas Jenkins, Thomas Mattingly, John Medley, Peter Generators, Thomas Spalding, and Robert Thompson have been all there prior to the “Superb Revolution” introduced an finish to the Catholic segment of the colony.”
Francis died in St Mary’s County, Maryland in 1694. His will was once witnessed by way of John Bla. Carbury, John Morris and Tho Newton. He named his spouse and youngsters.
Grandchildren of Francis, together with Henry and Basil, served right through the American Revolution.
In 1785, his grandchild, Basil Hayden, led a contingent of over 100 Catholic parishioners from twenty-five Catholic households alongside the Desert Street, during the Cumberland Hole to decide on some land close to Bardstown, Kentucky. The world in Nelson County later was the site for lots of long run well-known bourbon manufacturers, together with Jim Beam, heaven Hill, Willett, Barton/1792. It’s now known as the “Bourbon Capital of the International”. In truth, Jim Beam owns a whiskey emblem known as “Basil Hayden” after Francis Heydon’s grandson. Basil Hayden donated the land for the primary Catholic church west of the Alleghenies and the primary Catholic church in what’s now the Commonwealth of Kentucky.