1st Marriage: to Martha ? (appears below)
Birth of Daughter: 1625
Name: Elizabeth Hazard
Birth of Son: 1635
Name: Robert Hazard
Oath of Allegiance/Freemanship: 25 May 1636 in Massachusetts Bay Colony, Massachusetts
Birth of Daughter: 10 Jul 1637
Name: Hannah Hazard
Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Note: 28 APR 1639
Details: Was one of the founders and first town officers of Newport, Rhode
Island. Along with eight others siged
the following compact preparatory to the settlement of Newport: "It is agreed by us
whose hands are underwritten to propagate a plantation in the midst of the island, or
elsewhere, and to engage ourselves to bear equare charge, answerable to our stength and
estates in cmmon; and that our determination shall be by major voices of judge and elders,
the judge to have a double voice."
Note: 05 JUN 1639
Details: Newport, Newport Co., RI - Named as one of four proportioners of land,
any three of whom might proportion it, the company laying it forth to have 4d and acre for
every acre laid out.
Place: Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Note: 12 MAR 1639/40
Details: Appointed a member of the general court of elections.
Birth of Daughter: 1641
Name: Martha Hazard
Land Rec: 30 Jan 1658/59
Details: Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI (Gifted) - Deeded as dower, with his
daughter Hannah Hazzard, unto Stephen Wilcox of Portsmouth, 34 acres adjoining farm of
Land Rec: 10 Dec 1666
Details: Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI (Sold) - Deeded to Thomas Sheriff, house,
30 acres, orchard, &c., in Portsmouth, for £20, and a quarter of a share in
Misquamicut. Possession was not to be had until death of said Thomas Hazard, and then to
be for Thmas Sheriff and hsi wife Martha for life, and at death of both to go to second
son John Sheriff, and he failing of issue to go to third son, Caleb Sheriff, &c.
Will: 30 NOV 1669
Details: Executor to be son Robert.
Mentions wife Martha, daughters Elizabeth, wife of George Lawton, Hannah, wife of Stephen
Wilcox of Misquamicut, and Martha, wife of Ichabod Potter, son Robert Hazard and grandson,
Thomas Hazard. (This will rendered void by later ones.)
Testimony in Court: 16
Details: Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI - Testified as to the corn mill
at Pawtuxet in controversy between Stephen Arnold and Samuel Reape, calling his age
Marriage Intentions: 29
Details: Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI - Recorded a declaration
previous to making his marriage with Martha Sheriff, widow of Thomas Sheriff. "This
is to notify all men whom it may anyway concern, whereas ther is apromise of matrimony
betwixt Thomas Hazard and Martha Sheriff, yet I, the aforesaid Thomas Hazard, do take the
same Martha Sheriff for her own person, without having anything to do with her estate, or
anything that is hers for matter of goods," etc.
2nd Marriage: to Martha, widow of
Will: 13 Nov 1676
Details: Exx. wife Martha. To her, 30 acres in Portsmouth for life, as declared
in deed to Thomas Sheriff, dated 1666, Dec 10, by which said Thomas Hazard was to have for
life and then to my beloved yoke fellow Martha Hazard. To wife also all movable and
immovable estate, as housing, goods, cattle and chattels. To son Robert, 1s. To daughters
Hannah Wilcox and Martha Potter, wife of Icabod Potter, 1s.
1680. Taxed 9s 6d.
Codicil to Will: 6 Aug
Details: Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI - Recorded declaration: "that whereas
son Robert calims right to my lands by virtue of a writing as he saith by me formerly
passed and given to him, &c. -- this is denied. I, Thomas Hazard, do by these presents
solemnly protest and affirm that I never made any writing, only in a will drawn by John
Porter at John Lawton huose about thirty years past, wherein if I had then deceased, being
sick and weak, my said son was to have had my lands and my other children my movables; nor
made any writing to said son only in a will 1669, Nov. 30, in which I appointe him
executor, since which time have seen cause to make null and void, and do absolutely
abolish the two will and have made another will dated 1676, Nov. 6.