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David Hoit (Hoyt) came to Deerfield at the time of the permanent settlement in 1682. He was married to a Hatfield, Massachusetts, Mary Wells, who died about 1676. His second wife was Sarah Wilson, who died about 1689. His third wife, Abigail (Cook) Pomeroy, a widow, was captured in 1704, but was redeemed and returned to the colonies. David was captured in the 1704 raid and died of starvation in May. In the distribution, Abigail Hoit is awarded her "thirds," that is, a third of the entire estate during her lifetime, the customary inheritance of widows. David Hoit had seven children: two were killed in 1704; two escaped capture; and three were carried to Canada. Two of the three who were marched to Canada returned to Deerfield. David Hoit's distribution acknowledges all his children living in 1706, even Ebenezer, who never returned to claim his inheritance.


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Estate Settlement of David Hoyt

creator   Samuel Partridge (1645-1740)
date   Feb 4, 1706
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   12.5"
width   8.0"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Legal Documents/Estate Settlement
accession #   #L99.067

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Inventory of David Hoyt


Distribution of the estate of John Wells

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