Mordin Hoyte

by Ted Hoyte

Mordin Hoyte was Baptised 15 February 1824 at Granby Cum Sutton, Nottinghamshire, England, the first child of Matthias Hoyte and Elizabeth Pepper and named after his paternal grandfather Morden Hoyte 1778 – 1849. Matthias and Elizabeth were married 23 October 1823 at Granby. Matthias was an Excise man ( tax collector ) it seems this required the family to move twice over the next twelve years. They had 5 more children, James baptised 1825 at Granby, then a move to Billinghay, Lincolnshire where John 1827, Mary 1829 and Henry 1831 ( my 2X great grandfather ) were Baptised. Another move took them to Market Harborough, Leicestershire where Samuel was Baptised 15 Nov 1834.

Samuel died in early January 1835 and Matthias age 31 died 28 March 1835 at Market Harborough.

Elizabeth and her five children returned to Granby, Nottinghamshire and lived with her father, James Pepper on his farm. James Pepper died prior to the 1851 census, which has Mordin age 27 and his sister Mary age 21 on a farm of 42 acres at Granby. Elizabeth Hoyte is a shopkeeper in Granby.

An Auction Notice in the Nottinghamshire Guardian Newspaper in March 1851 states that Mordin Hoyte of Granby is leaving the farm and selling all the stock, equipment and household goods. I assume this is the Pepper family’s farm.

Morden Hoyte Farm Auction Notice Nottinhamshire Guardian March 20 1851

Castle Garden, New York City, USA passenger records have Mordi Hoyter age 27 farmer birthplace -England arriving from Liverpool, England on the ship “Forest Queen“ 22 May 1851. I did some Google searching and found a painting of the Forest Queen by Marine Painter, Montague Dawson ( 1895 – 1973 ). The ship was built in 1849 at the Southard Shipyard in Richmond, Maine. At 886 tons, 158 feet length, 35 feet beam and 17.5 feet depth she was one of Maine’s earliest true clippers.

Forest Queen Clipper Ship Built 1849

The 1860 USA census has a Marlin Hoyt age 36 farmer born England, wife Harriett age 37 born Vermont and daughter Mary age 4 born New York living in Leicester, Livingston county, New York. I have not found a marriage record - but the Vermont marriage record of their daughter Lelia ( born about 1862 ) states her mother’s maiden name is Harriett Morgan. Subsequent censuses have Morton, Mordin and Martin Hoyt with wife Harriett and daughters Mary and Lelia living on a farm in West Sparta, Livingston county, New York.

Mary Hoyt married Worden S. Rumsey in 1878 and had 4 children. Harriett died in 1880 and was buried in the Dutch Street Cemetery near West Sparta. I can’t find a Death record for her.

At the website Old Fulton NY Postcards, I found in the 27 March 1890 edition of The Mount Morris Union newpaper – Auction Notice - Mordin Hoyt is selling his farm stock, equipment and some household goods on 2 April 1890 at his farm in West Sparta.

Mordin Hoyt Auction Notice - Mt. Morris NY Union, March 27 1890

Lelia Hoyt married T. Edward Macia 21 November 1899 at Westford, Vermont and had no children.

The 1900 USA census has Mordin Houte age 76 father – in – law, widower living at North Tonawanda Ward 3, Niagara county, New York with the Worden S. Romsy family. The Mount Morris Union edition for 23 August 1900 has a Death Notice for Marden Hoyt who died at the home of his daughter Mrs. W. S. Rumsey in North Tonawanda. He was buried beside his wife Harriett at the Dutch Street Cemetery near West Sparta. FindAGrave website has them listed as Hoyt. I ordered a copy of his Death Record from the New York State Bureau of Vital Records - which confirms his name is Mordin Hoyte, his parents are Mathiaes and Elizabeth Hoyte all 3 born in England and he had lived for 49 years in the USA. His death date was 19 August 1900 at 9 PM. The only discrepancy in the information is that his age is 75 years 6 months and 7 days which disagrees with the census age.

Mordin Hoyt Obituary - The Mount Morris Union, August 23, 1900 Marden Hoyt Obituary 1900