Rhoda Tinker1,2

#5467, (circa June 1611 - 1674)
Relationship7th great-grandmother of William David Lewis
Father*Robert Tinker3 (s 1565 - c 1624)
Mother*Mary Merwin4 (s 1575 - a 1648)

Family 1

Thomas Hobbs b. s 1606
Children 1.___1 Hobbs11 (s 1632 - )
 2.___2 Hobbs11 (s 1634 - )

Family 2

John Taylor d. 1645/46
Children 1. John Taylor Jr+12 (c 1641 - 1704)
 2.Thomas Taylor+6 (c 1643 - )

Family 3

Walter Hoyt b. c 1618, d. 1698
Child 1.Zerubbabel Hoyt13 (s 1652 - )
Her married name was Hobbs.5 
Her married name was Taylor.6 
Her married name was Hoyt.7 
Birth*circa June 1611She was born circa June 1611 at Berkshire, EnglandG; not Upway, Dorsetshire.5 
Baptism16 June 1611She was baptized on 16 June 1611 at New Windsor, Berkshire, EnglandG.8 
Marriage*1 November 1631She married Thomas Hobbs on 1 November 1631 at BerkshireG.5 
Marriage*say 1640She married John Taylor say 1640.9 
Marriage*say 1651She married Walter Hoyt, son of Simon Hoyt and ____ _____, say 1651 at ConnecticutG.7 
Death*1674She died in 1674 at Stamford, Connecticut.10 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis

Citations

  1. [S292] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), online AmericanAncestors.org, Her given name was certainly Rhoda. See The Great Migration Begins 1030, citing Jacobus's History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield I:295; "Thomas, Son of Walter Hoyt of Windsor and Norwalk, Conn." in TAG 66:217; Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700; and Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines, Volume II by Mary Walton Ferris. Since Rhoda was a widow, she would have carried her married (widowed) name. The surname Tinker is taken from "The English Ancestry of the Merwin and Tinker Families of New England (part two, NEHGR 149:401ff).
  2. [S1231] Richardson. Douglas, "The English Ancestry of the Merwin and Tinker Families of New England", Part Two. New England Historical and Genealogical Register 149 (Jul., Oct. 1995): 412, "This author believes that Rhoda (Tinker) Hobbs immigrated to New England, where she m. (2) John Taylor of Windsor, Conn., and (3) Walter Hoyt of Windsor and Norwalk" which is further expalined in the footnote:
    "The reasons for this identification are as follows: First, it is known that Rhoda Taylor had a previous marriage, for John Taylor in his will dated 1645 bequeathed a tract on the east side of the Connecticut River in Windsor to his wife's daughters (see Mary Walton Ferris, Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines (1943), pp. 785-787). Secondly, the given name Rhoda appears repeatedly among the descendants of Rhoda Tinker’s brother and two sisters in New England, suggesting that Rhoda Tinker herself came to New England and that subsequent Rhodas in the family were named for her. Finally, Rhoda's second husband, John Taylor, and Matthias Sension (husband of Mary Tinker) both owned homelots in the Palisado in Windsor, and her third husband, Walter Hoyt, owned a farm in Windsor opposite that of John Tinker. Both Hoyt and Sension subsequently removed to Norwalk and there were intermarriages of their children. In an effort to identify Rhoda Taylor’s children by her first marriage, this writer searched the Windsor land records to locate and trace the tract bequeathed to them by their stepfather, John Taylor. The search revealed that Taylor obtained his property on the east side of the river by exchange with John Rockwell (Windsor Deeds, I:10 and IA:8, not dated, FHL microfilm 6,188). Rhoda Taylor, then a widow, conveyed this same tract to Beggat (or Baggat) Eggleston, along with John Taylor’s homelot and other Windsor land holdings (ibid., I:23, IA: 19), before her daughters came into possession of it, and thus it cannot be used to identify them.". Hereinafter cited as English Ancestry of the Merwin and Tinker Families.
  3. [S1231] Richardson. Douglas, "English Ancestry of the Merwin and Tinker Families."
  4. [S1231] Richardson. Douglas, "English Ancestry of the Merwin and Tinker Families", 409.
  5. [S1231] Richardson. Douglas, "English Ancestry of the Merwin and Tinker Families", 412, 413.
  6. [S596] e-mail address, compiler, "Descendants of Othniel Taylor"; 1. John TAYLOR was born in 1605 in Haverhill, Suffolk, England. He died on 24 Nov 1645 in at Sea. The History of Buckland 1779 - 1935 by Fannie Shaw Kendrick & Lucy Cutler Kellogg. Published by The Town of Buckland, Buckland,
    Mass. 1937. p. 641. Of Windsor, Conn., 1640. He was married to Susanah SMITH. Susanah SMITH was born in 1615 in Upway, Dorsetshire, England. She died in 1674 in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut., online Ancestry.com (27 Jul 2001).
  7. [S1234] Paul W. Prindle, "Thomas, Son of Walter, Hoyt of Windsor and Norwalk, Conn.", The American Genealogist 66 (Oct. 1991): naming "Rhoda (_____), widow of John Taylor."
  8. [S1231] Richardson. Douglas, "English Ancestry of the Merwin and Tinker Families", 412, 413, "as daughter of Robert Tinker."
  9. [S596] e-mail address, "Descendants of Othniel Taylor", online Ancestry.com, "John Taylor was married to Susanah Smith. Susanah Smith was born in 1615 in Upway, Dorsetshire, England. She died in 1674 in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut."
  10. [S596] e-mail address, "Descendants of Othniel Taylor", online Ancestry.com, 1. John TAYLOR was born in 1605 in Haverhill, Suffolk, England. He died on 24 Nov 1645 in at Sea. The History of Buckland 1779 - 1935 by Fannie Shaw Kendrick & Lucy Cutler Kellogg. Published by The Town of Buckland, Buckland, Mass. 1937, p. 641. Of Windsor, Conn., 1640. He was married to Susanah SMITH. Susanah SMITH was born in 1615 in Upway, Dorsetshire, England. She died in 1674 in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut.
  11. [S924] J. H. Temple and George Sheldon, History of the Town of Northfield, Massachusetts, For 150 Years (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell, 1875), 553; "Nov. 24, 1645, being 'fully intended and prepared for a voyage for England,' he made a will, leaving his 'daughters-in-law [i.e., his step-daus.],' equally to be divided amomg them, 'all my lands that lyes on the east of ye great river in lieu of my engagement with them upon my marriage and that my wife shall trayne them up until they come to the age of eighteen years and my said wife to have the benefit of ye sd. land until yt time.' He gives his wife and two sons, his house and all the residue of his lands in the town of Windsor, and all his personal propert; his wife to have the use of it until she marry, or the sons come of age."
  12. [S1708] Mary Walton Ferris, Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines (Milwaukee, Wisconsin: privately printed, 1943), II:787-788. John Taylor, son of John and Rhoda, b. Windsor ca. 1641-42.
  13. [S1234] Paul W. Prindle, "Thomas, Son of Walter, Hoyt of Windsor and Norwalk, Conn."