George Hayward1

d. 29 March 1671

7th great-grandfather of Louise Underwood.
9th great-grandfather of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Underwood and Allied Families
Appears on charts:
Pedigree for Louise Underwood
     The name of his wife was Mary. He died on 29 March 1671 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.2,3,4
     George Hayward was one of the earliest settlers of Concord having arrived there in 1635.5 He took the Freeman's Oath in March 1637/38.2 The cause of his death was accidental drowning. The jury of inquest found that he was "overthrowne by the strength of the streame and so drownded in the river by the iron workes as he was returning to goe home after he had bien healping william ffrizell over the river in a Cannoe."3 His estate valued at £506 was divided between his widow Mary and his children, John, Joseph, Simeon, George, Elizabeth Wheeler, Sara Prescott and Hannah Farrar. Joshua Wheeler, John Prescott and Jacob Farrar signed.5

Children of George Hayward and Mary (—?—) (Hayward)


  1. [S204] Member of NEHGS, "Memoir of the Farrar Family", The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 6 (October 1852): 321.
  2. [S209] Charles Henry Pope, The Pioneers of Massachusetts, A Descriptive List, Drawn from Records of the Colonies, Towns and Churches, and other Contemporaneous Documents (Boston:, 1900; reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1998), 223.
  3. [S210] Charles H. Walcott, Concord in the colonial period : being a history of the town of Concord, Massachusetts, from the earliest settlement to the overthrow of the Andros government, 1635-1689 (Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1884), 85.
  4. [S161] Town of Concord, Concord Registers, Concord, Massachusetts, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1635 - 1850 (Concord: Printed by the Town, 1891), 15.
  5. [S211] Alfred Sereno Hudson, The History of Concord, Massachusetts (Concord: The Erudite Press, 1904), 182.
  6. [S213] William Frederick Adams, James Hayward (Springfield, Massachusetts: Privately Printed, 1911), 20.
  7. [S161] Concord VR (published), 2.
  8. [S161] Concord VR (published), 4.
  9. [S161] Concord VR (published), 5.
  10. [S161] Concord VR (published), 7.