Birth: ABT 1610  England
Details:  (deposed 16 October 1674 and said he was “aged sixty-four years”)

Occupation:  Ship carpenter

1st Marriage: to Martha Potter

Birth of Daughter:  1625
Name: Elizabeth Hazard
Note:  Married George Lawton, son of George Lawton and Isabel Smith (from the Smith family line.)

Birth of Son: 1635
Name: Robert Hazard

Immigration:  ABT 1635 from England to Massachusetts Bay

Religion:  22 MAY 1636
Details:  Admitted to Boston church

Oath of Allegiance/Freemanship: 25 May 1636 in Massachusetts Bay Colony, Massachusetts

Birth of Daughter:  10 Jul 1637
Name: Hannah Hazard

Freeman: 1638
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 signed 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.

Freeman: 1640
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

Moved to: BEF 1651
Place:  Portsmouth, Rhode Island

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 said Hazard.

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 Oct 1674
Details:  Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI  – Testified as to the corn mill at Pawtuxet in controversy between Stephen Arnold and Samuel Reape, calling his age sixty-four years.

Marriage Intentions: 29 May 1675
Details:  Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI – Recorded a declaration previous to making his marriage with Martha Sheriff, widow of Thomas Sheriff/Shreive. “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 Thomas Sheriff/Shreive

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.

Taxed: 1680
Details: 9s 6d.

Codicil to Will: 6 Aug 1677
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.

Death: AFT 06 AUG 1677  Portsmouth, Newport Co, Rhode Island

Parents are unknown


Martha Potter


Death:  1669

Parents are unknown

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