Family of Thomas Hyland (649) & Agnes Woodman
1616. Mary Hyland. Mary was baptized in Waldron, Sussex, Eng., on 11 Jun 1598.
1617. John Hyland.
1618. Thomas Hyland. Born ca 1604 in England.47 Thomas was baptized in Waldron, Sussex, Eng., on 23 Apr 1604.47 Thomas died in 1683 in Scituate, MA.47
The Hylands of Scituate variously spelled their surname Highland, Hiland, Hilland, and Hyland, with Hyland being the most common.
"Thomas Hyland was freeman in Scituate 1638. His farm was on the fourth cliff, principally, but his house was on Kent street, nearly opposite to the lane called 'the drift way.' He came from Thomas first removed to Tenterden, where Sarah was born, and later came to Scituate.47
Thomas was from Tenterden, Kent, England. Most of his children were probably born there.27
Tenterden in Kent, England. There is no record of the birth of his children. It, however, appears that his daughter Debora was the second wife of Serjeant William Ticknor, 1666, and a daughter Mary, the third wife of John Bryant, se. 1664, and Ruth, single, 1664, and Sarah, wife of Thomas Turner, 1652. He mentions these daughters in his deeds of settlement, 1664. He had a son Samuel, who died a soldier in Philip's war, 1676. HIs wife Elizabeth executor, and Serjeant John Bryant bondsman."56
James Cudworth sold his Scituate home to Thomas Hyland when he went to Barnstable in 1640.150
Thomas resided on Kent Street opposite a lane called ‘Drift Way,’ and had a farm on the Fourth Cliff. (The old lane called ‘Drift Way’ in early records has later been known as Ridgehill St., and is not to be confused with the present  road around the hills, called the ‘Drift Way.’)47
On Feb. 1, 1638 he "tooke the oath of allegiance to the King and fidelitie to the colony" in Scituate, [Plym. Col. Rec., 1:110]. He died after 28 Oct 1681when reference is made to "old Thomas Hieland" in court records [Plym. Col. Rec., 6:78].
ca 1628 Thomas married Deborah [Hyland].47
Their children include:
1619. Samuel Hyland. Samuel was baptized in Waldron, Sussex, Eng., on 8 Nov 1606.
1620. Peter Hyland. Peter was baptized in Waldron, Sussex, Eng., on 1 Mar 1608.
1621. Nicholas Hyland. Nicholas was baptized in Waldron, Sussex, Eng., on 3 Jul 1609.
1622. William Hyland. William was baptized in Waldron, Sussex, Eng., on 26 Jul 1612.
1623. Josiahs Hyland. Josiahs was baptized in Waldron, Sussex, Eng., on 20 Sep 1617.
1624. Elizabeth Hyland.
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