361 Years Ago in 1657
First in a series of biographical sketches on members of the House of Burgesses whose descendants belong to the First Mississippi Company in honor of the 400th anniversary of the July 30, 1619, meeting of the first representative governmental body in American at the 1617 Church on Jamestown Island
Captain John Haynie was elected to the Virginia Houses of Burgesses to represent Northumberland County, VA, in 1657. Who was this man?
By 1650, John Haynie was living in Northumberland County, VA, and states in a deposition recorded in 20 August 1655 that he is 31 years of age or thereabouts; it is this court record that establishes his birth year as 1624. His will was recorded at a court held 22 July 1697, but his actual will was destroyed by a fire in 1710. John Haynie transported 34 people from England into the VA Colony; he was a surveyor, a Justice, a planter, a King’s Attorney for Northumberland County, a Captain in the Susquehanna War, a vestryman in Wicomico Parish and later a member of St. Stephens Parish in present-day Heathsville, VA.
About 1650, Haynie married Jane Morris, daughter of Nicholas and Martha Morris who were in the VA Colony by 1641. John and Jane Haynie had six children: Richard [married (1) Elizabeth Bridgar (2) Elinor]; Anthony [married Sarah Harris]; John Haynie [married (1) Mary Sadler (2) Jane]; Martha [spouse unknown]; Elizabeth [married Peter Presley]; and Anne [married Thomas Harding]. Jane and John Haynie also reared Jane Morris, the only child of Jane Morris Haynie’s brother Anthony; and Thomas Harding, Jr., orphan of Anne Haynie Harding and Thomas Harding.
According to VA Land Patents recorded in Cavaliers and Pioneers, John Haynie owned about 4750 acres in Northumberland County and was a wealthy planter elected to represent Northumberland in the VA House of Burgesses in 1657. He was also appointed the clerk of the market for Wicomico and set up an ordinary near the courthouse in 1681.
Although clerks for the Northumberland County records spell John Haynie’s name as Haney and Haynie, John Haynie was literate; his signature showed that he spelled his name as Haynie.
Tidewater Virginia Families and other books on early Virginia families speculate that Captain John Haynie was probably the son of John and Elizabeth Hayney. John Hayney came to VA from Devon on the Margett and John in 1621; Elizabeth Hanie arrived on the Abigail in 1622. They first lived on Company land in Elizabeth Cittie at Buck Roe, near today’s city of Hampton, in a palisaded home with Nicholas Rowe and his wife and two indentured servants. John and Elizabeth are listed in the Muster of Virginia inhabitants in 1624/25. In 1632 John Hayney, planter, lived at Point Comfort Island; in April 1635 in Accomack County; and in June 1635 Charles River County (later York County). By the time he was 41 years of age in 1635 he was living on land on the Poquoson River about 75 miles from the 1650 home of Captain John Haynie in Northumberland County, VA. This county first began to be settled in 1635 by the English merchant class. If Captain John Haynie was the son of John and Elizabeth Hayney, he was born in Virginia at Buck Roe in Elizabeth Cittie.
First Mississippi Company Descendants of Captain John Haynie: Shirley Haynie Godsey; Anna, Lauren, & Harrison Parmer; Alden, Meril, & Emeril John IV Lagasse; Cherry Haynie Lovelace & Caroline Lovelace; Kim Reed;, Lauren Stacey; Leslie Reed-Jones; Susan Burroughs; Mary Flood; Marcia Flood
7/26/2020 08:47:18 am
This is great info on my 9th great grandfather, John Haynie and his family. I am very interested in your sources in the biography. Could you point me in the right direction? Thank you so much for making this available.
4/17/2023 05:33:17 pm
Mom and I have purchased a book from Higgerston Publlishing. Will let you know what we find. Peace, Leigh
8/31/2020 02:59:55 pm
I am researching my 3rd great grandfather, Jesse Haynie, as of 1800 in Summer County, TN. In 1807 he married a Nancy Haynie in Northumberland County, VA. Jesse raised a horse named Maria that was never beaten although Andrew Jackson tried! I read that Jesse's great grandfather was John Haynie who also loved race horses.
John David Haynie
12/11/2020 06:35:41 pm
Trying to find more details on my family's long history, so I can pass that onto my son, John w Haynie.
Henry Fitzgerald Wells
1/19/2021 05:48:21 pm
Any other members of the Haynie family line please reach out. 415-533-1407, looking to learn more about my relatives. I have some information as well. firstname.lastname@example.org
3/21/2021 01:25:38 pm
Henry, reach out anytime and we'll compare notes. I am a direct descendant of John Haynie. Hoping to visit this area this summer to do a little research.
Patty Haynie Gaede Flener
8/10/2021 10:06:00 pm
I am on Ancestry.com and I am a direct descendent of John C Haynie - I believe.
7/10/2021 12:24:21 am
I've been working on finding more info on the slaves that were owned by James Harvey Dobbins and his wife Elizabeth Brooks Haynie. I located a Sinclair Dobbins. I would like to know any information about the 36 that traveled with John Haynie and if any of them were slaves. Thanks.
3/13/2021 11:41:48 am
This is great, we have a full family tree that shows our complete direct line all the way back to John & Elizabeth, 1621.
Patty (Haynie) Flener
12/19/2021 05:41:12 am
I have done suite a bit on ancestry.com
5/27/2021 12:25:47 pm
Does anyone have a list of those individuals that John Haynie transported to VA from England? Capt. John Cralle may have been associated with him in mid 1600s.
Tracy Rena Hanie Horsley
6/3/2021 11:57:13 pm
My 5th Great Grandfather is Benjamin Franklin Hanie of the Pendleton District in South Carolina. The spelling of Hanie has changed some over time. I believe the connection may go back to Captain John Haynie. Anyway I am thankful for such a person that I would love to call Grandpa!!!
8/17/2021 03:22:34 am
I John Hayine is also my 9th great grandfather on my mother's side.
Cathy Frances Haynie Roe
12/2/2021 01:48:59 am
I am Cathy Frances Haynie Roe originally of Gulfport, MS. I am also the great grand-daughter of Drucilla L. Haynie & George Haynie of Blue Mountain, MS, the grand-daughter of Dr. James Francis Haynie & Gertrude Louise Cuevas Haynie of Gulfport, MS, and the daughter of Hugh Jones Haynie & Frances Anderson Haynie of Gulfport, MS. As a descendant of Capt. John Haynie, I welcome any contact & information regarding the Haynie family.
Gary Madison haynie
2/6/2022 09:26:07 pm
I want to thank all my distant cousins for there research. Sons of the confederate states
carrie B Rowe
7/6/2022 11:05:49 am
I am descendant of nicholas rowe .trying to connect James Rowe,born 1759 to nicholas.
7/27/2022 03:25:38 pm
John Haynie is my (suspected) 8th Great Grandfather. I would love to compare notes on our family lines. Call or text 602-818-3643.
Theodore (Ted) Haynie
2/18/2023 12:34:30 pm
Capt John Haynie is my 7th great grandfather. His father, John "The Immigrant" Haynie, came to VA in 1621
4/27/2023 10:23:37 pm
To here are other last names that are also connected to this bloodline
David B. Haynie
5/9/2023 01:51:03 pm
Very interesting. This comports pretty well with the family research my Dad, Gerald Demerest Haynie, had some up with, well before the days of the Internet. I had started adding some of that on WikiTree, but ran into another Haynie line, requested a merge, and never got that permission.
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