When Mary Hayward was born on 13 December 1729, in Mendon, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Jonathan Hayward, was 43 and her mother, Elizabeth Wakefield, was 41. She married Joshua Chapin on 20 March 1750, in Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 1 March 1821, in Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 91.
occupational name from Middle English hayward ‘keeper of the hedges and enclosures’ (Old English hēgweard), a manorial officer in charge of the common fields who protected corn and hay from cattle, theft, or damage, and supervised the harvest.
occasionally a variant of Howard .
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