Ancestors of Tim Farr and Descendants of Stephen Farr Sr. of Concord, Massachusetts and Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England

Thomas EWER 1-1115 was christened 2, 3 on 10 Mar 1592/1593 in Strood, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died 4 in 1638 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Thomas married 5, 6 (MRIN:1021) Bridget HIPSLEY-3219 on 13 Dec 1614 in Strood, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:

Came on the ship "James" w/Sarah and two children, Elizabeth age 4 and Thomas age 1 1/2 on 20 May, 1635.
Source: Library of Congress "Larned or Larnitt Genealogy" page 78-79.

This name on the early Barnstable records is written Eure, on the Colony records it is written Ure, Eue, Ewe, and Ewer. A Henry Eue was one of the first settlers in Sandwich. Dcc. 4, 1638, a warrant was directed to James Skiff, ordering him, to re-carry Henry Eue and his wife and their goods, to the place where he brought them. This warrant does not appear to have been executed, for in 1640 he was an inhabitant of Sandwich and had a share assigned to him in the division of the common meadows. Mr. Freeman's statement that he was the ancestor of the ,Ewer family of Sandwich, requires confirmation; because after 1640 his name disappears on the records. In 1643, there was a John Eue at Hartford; but it does not appear that he was connected with the Ewers of Massachusetts and plymouth.

"Thomas Ewer, aged 40, a tailor, embarked aboard the ship James, Jo. May, at London, June 19, 1635, for New England, with his wife Sarah, aged 28, and two children, Elizabeth, aged 4 years, and Thomas, aged 1 1/2 years. He had at least two older children, not named in the Custom House records, who came over subsequently, perhaps with their grandfather in 1638.

1. Thomas Ewer married Sarah, daughter of Mr. Robert Linnell, probably in London where he resided. It does not appear that he had any children born in this country. his children were
2. I. Sarah, born April 16-27, married, June 18, 1645, Thomas Blossom, of Barnstable.
3. II. Henry, born April 1629, married Mary  , he died in 1652, and it is not known that he left issue. His widow became the second wife of John Jenkins 2d Feb. 1652-3.
4. III. Elizabeth, born 1631, died in Barnstable, and was buried 9th April 1641.
5. IV. Thomas, born 1633, married Hannah,  , and died in Barnstable in 1667, aged 34.
Thomas Ewer settled in Charlestown, where he acquired some notoriety as a politician. In 1637 Lord Ley brought a


charge against him for using language disrespectful to the King, and afterwards he was prosecuted as one of the friends and supporters of Wheelwright; but he recanted his opinions, proving himself not to be so firm a man as his son Thomas. He died in Charleston in 1638, and his widow Sarah married, Dee. 11, 1639, Thomas Lothrop. Her family removed with her to Barnstable.
Source: "Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families"  vol. 1, by C.F. Swift

Bridget HIPSLEY 1-3219 died about 1623 in Strood, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Bridget married 2, 3 (MRIN:1021) Thomas EWER-1115 on 13 Dec 1614 in Strood, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i
William EWER-3665 was christened 1, 2 on 8 Dec 1616 in Strood, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii
Elizabeth EWER-3666 was christened 1, 2 on 13 Sep 1618 in Strood, Kent, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 3, 4 on 23 Sep 1618 in Strood, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii
Robert EWER-3667 was christened 1, 2 on 6 Oct 1622 in Strood, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 3, 4 on 14 Jul 1623 in Strood, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

Thomas LATHROP-2356 was born in 1613. He died in 1707. Thomas married 1, 2, 3, 4 (MRIN:1022) Sarah LEARNED-1116 on 11 Dec 1639 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

    John Lathrop father of Thomas


    John Lathrop was born December 20, 1584 in Etton, Yorkshire, England. It is said the ancestral home of the Lathrop family is Lowthrope, England.

    Hannah House/Howse was from Eastwell, Kent, England.

    His English residences included: Etton 1584 > Egerton, Kent abt 1610 > 1623 London >

    See the Yorkshire, England and Kent, England Home Pages for more details about the ancestral homes of John and Hannah.

    Take English ancestries of him and his wife with a grain of salt. I have not dwelled much in that area, but have done enough to surmise there is not unanimous agreement on either his paternal or maternal ancestry.

The Immigrant:

    "John Lothropp has been ranked as one of the four most prominent colonial ministers in America.  His spiritual and political strength not only was emulated by his sons and daughters, but has been evidenced in the lives of thousands of his descendants in the past four centuries They include presidents of the United States, a prime minister of Canada, authors, financiers,  politicians, and last but certainly not least, key leaders among religious groups throughout the centuries and spanning the continent. "  "Biography of John Lothrop (1584-1653)", by Richard Price

    Founder of Barnstable, Mass: John Lathrop and his followers initially settled in Scituate, Mass. But, their religious differences with the inhabitants caused them to look elsewhere to live. Although, some individuals lived in the area of Barnstable, Plymouth Co, Mass, the moving of John Lathrop and his followers to Barnstable is considered the founding of the town. He lived there until he died, in 1653.


    1) Hannah House/Howse, married October 10, 1610 in Eastwell, Kent, England. Eight children. Died in England before John and the children migrated. Eight children.

    2) Ann (___). This woman is not a Hammond, or a Hammond widow, as has been postulated. (See TGMB sketch on John Lathrop). It is possible that they married in England before immigration in 1634. Six children.

    Immigration: Immigrated, as widower, with eight children, on Griffin, arriving Sep 1634. Governor Winthrop's journal entry of Sept. 18, 1634: "The Griffin and another ship now arriving with about 200 passengers. Mr. Lathrop and Mr. Sims, two godly ministers coming in the same ship".

    See the passenger list of the Griffin.

    Persecuted in England:  "The Rev John Lothrop renounced his orders and resigned from his cure at Egerton abt 1623 to succeed Henry jacob as pastor of an independent colngregation was raided. [John] Lothrop and forty-one of his followers were seized and imprisoned, including Peninna and Samuel House, children of the Rev John House (NEHGS 69 [1914] :284).  In 1633, while [John] Lothrop was yet in prison, a dispute arose in his church. those who altogether rejected the established church and denied the ligitimacy of infant baptism were led away by John Spilsbury. John Lothrop's views were obviously less radical than Spilsbury's. Not only did infant baptism continue in his own churches in new England, but, as the above entries show, his sons Joseph and Benjamin were baptized at Eastwell in 1624 and 1626 respectively by their grandfather [Rev John] House, while John Lothrop was pastor of the independents at Southwark. John's eldest son Thomas was baptized at Eastwell on 21 Feb 1612/13, while he was curae at Egerton. (It was not unusual for the eldest child to be baptized in the wife's parish.)" The American Genealogist (TAG) Oct 1995 p251.


    1584 ....Christened at Etton, Yorkshire, England
    1601 ....Matriculation--Queen's College, Cambridge
    1605 ....Received B.A. from Queen's College, Cambridge
    1607 ....Ordained deacon by Bishop of Lincoln
    1609 ....Received M.A. from Queen's College, Cambridge Vicar of Egerton, Kent
    1610 ....Married Hannah Howse
    1612 ....Son, Thomas, born
    1614 ....Daughter, Jane born
    1616 ....Daughter, Anne, born
    1617 ....Son, John, born Daughter, Anne, died
    1619 ....Daughter, Barbara, born
    1623 ....Left Egerton and Church of England.  Son, Samuel, born
    1624 ....Minister of Independent Church--Southwark. Son, Joseph, born
    1626 ....Son, Benjamin, born
    1632 ....Put in prison
    1633 ....Hannah Howse died
    1634 ....Released on bail. Arrives in Boston aboard the Griffin, Settles in Scituate
    1635 ....Chosen to be Minister of the Scituate Church. Married Ann
    1636 ....Son, Barnabas, born
    1638 ....Daughter, (unnamed), born and died
    1639 ....Arrived Barnstable Daughter. Abigail, born
    1642 ....Daughter, Bathshua, born
    1645 ....Son,John, born
    1650 ....Son, (unnamed), born and died on same day
    1653 ....Died and buried in Barnstable, Massachusetts Age -- 68 years, 7 months

    Biographical Material on the Web:

    Biographical sketch of John Lathrop and the family of each of his children, at Jonathan Lathrop's web page.

    Biographical sketch of John Lathrop and some of his children, courtesy of Michael Roman.

    Notable Kin:

    See the Notable Lathrop Kin Page

    Bush, President George - US President
    Dulles, John Foster - Secretary of State (Eisenhower)
    Grant, Ulysses -  Civil War general and President of the United States
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel - American Novelist
    Holmes, Oliver Wendell (Sr.) - Author, poet, physician, lecturer
    Holmes, Oliver Wendell (Jr.) - Supreme Court Justice
    Huntington, Ebenezer - Revolutionary War Officer, Later General in 1790's, Congressman
    Huntington, Isaac - Connecticut Convention that voted for Constitution
    Lathrop, George Parsons - American Novelist
    Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth American Novelist
    Roosevelt, Franklin Delano - President of the United States

Sources and Resources

    NOTE: This book (John Lothropp (1584-1653) : a puritan biography & genealogy / Richard Woodruff Price), in its entirety, is on the web. It is located in, a genealogy library associated with Family Tree Maker. This is a pay service (but worth it, especially for New England genealogy, in my opinion - I've no financial interest in FTM or the site.) This is their subscription page. Do a search on Lothropp, select book titles only.

    CALL NUMBER: BR1725.L66 P75 1984
    AUTHOR: Price, Richard W.
    TITLE: John Lothropp (1584-1653) : a puritan biography & genealogy / Richard Woodruff
    PUBLISHED: Salt Lake City, Utah : R.W. Price & Associates, 1984.

    NEHGR Articles:
    NEHGR 54:92-93. Will of Mark Lothrop of North Cove, York & Richard Lothropp of the same place
    who, are said to have been respectively Uncle and Cousin of Rev John Lothrope.

    NEHGR 69:284 [1914] Details his troubles in England.

    TAG Articles

    The American Genealogist (TAG) Oct 1995 p251.

    Bibliography at the Lothrop Family Foundation Page

    Lathrop books at Higgonson Books:

    Under Lathrop:

    LATHROP. Gen. memoir of the Lo-Lathrop fam. The desc. of Rev. John Lathrop of Scituate & Barnstable, Mass., & Mark Lathrop of Salem & Bridgewater, Mass., by E. B. Huntington. 464p.  1884. $58.00

    LATHROP. Ancestors & descendants of Francis Lathrop, 1545-1992, by Lois Roberta Cook White. 82p.  1992. $16.50
    Under Lothrop:

    LOTHROP. Anc. & desc. of Daniel Lothrop, Sr., 1545-1901, by G.D.R. Hubbard. 37p.  1901. $7.50
    Also see:

    Huntington: A Genealogy Memoir of the Lothrop Family
    Stratton: Plymouth Colony
    Otis: Barnstable Families
    Governor Winthrop's Records
    J.Hewes: New England Pioneers
    A.M.Burk: Prominent Families in America
    Records of the Court of the Star Chamber

Notes, Questions, Errata

    Another Daughter: Elizabeth??  John possibly had a daughter Elizabeth whose birth was not recorded. From the court records of 1665 we find that "Whereas John Williams, Junr, appeered before the Court held att Plymouth the seaventh of June last past before the date heerof, to answare for his disorderly liveing with his wife, and his abusive carriages towards her both in words and actions, in speciall his sequestration of himselfe from the marriage bedd, and that notwithstanding the Court then tooke such order about it as was judged meet for present, yett the said Williams not attending that due reformation expected from him, wherby Mr Barnabas Laythorpe hath seen cause, in the behalfe of his sister and those related to her, to revive the former complaint, with some aditionall charges; to which the said Williams, though seeming to desire the tryall of such his guiltines or not guiltines might bee put on a jury of his peers, yett afterwards refused it when graunted to him by the Court; this Court, being earnestly desirous of a renewed closure of his hart and affections to his wife, and that his future conversation with her might bee better then his former, were willing to extend what lenitie might bee, and in reference therunto, with exhortation of him to amend his wayes respecting the promises, hee was released att the present". It seems that when Elizabeth became pregnant or bore a child, her husband John accused her of unfaithfulness. She was "by false reports and reproaches rendered as if shee were a dishonest woman, and that the child shee brought forth into the world was not legitimate". The court found no substance to the accusations and cleared her name. Source: John Lathrop (1584-1653) - Institute of Family Research, Inc., 1979.

    Who is Elizabeth [Scudder?], wife of Joseph3 Lathrop?

    Mary Scudder, wife of Joseph Lathrop - The origins of Mercy Scudder, who married Joseph Lathrop, seem to be in doubt. At least the information I have learned so far has not firmly attached her to a set of parents. See this GenForum Posting No 1 and GenForum Posting No 2 for more....

Subsequent Generations

    Major branches of John Lathrop descendants will have the following surnames: Lathrop, Fuller, Emerson, Clark, Marsh


1   John Lathrop 1584 - 1653
    ..  +Hannah Howse 1590 - 1633
    ........... 2   Thomas Lathrop 1613 - 1707
    ...............  +Sarah Learned 1607 -
    ........... 2   Jane Lathrop 1614 - 1683
    ...............  +Samuel Fuller 1602 - 1683
    ........... 2   Anne Lathrop 1616 - 1617
    ........... 2   John 'The Older' Lathrop 1618 - 1653
    ........... 2   Barbara Lathrop 1619 -
    ...............  +John Emerson 1620 -
    ........... 2   Samuel Lathrop 1623 - 1700
    ...............  +Elizabeth Scudder 1625 - 1682
    ...........  *2nd Wife of Samuel Lathrop:
    ...............  +Abigail Doane 1632 - 1735
    ........... 2   Joseph Lathrop 1624 - 1700
    ...............  +Mary Ansell 1632 -
    ........... 2   Benjamin Lathrop 1626 -
    ...............  +Martha Walcott 1634 -
 *2nd Wife of John Lathrop:
    ..  +Ann 1616 - 1688
    ........... 2   Barnabas Lathrop 1636 - 1715
    ...............  +Susanna Clark 1641 - 1697
    ...........  *2nd Wife of Barnabas Lathrop:
    ...............  +Abigail [Dodson] 1643 - 1715
    ........... 2   Lathrop 1638 - 1638
    ........... 2   Abigail Lathrop 1639 -
    ...............  +James Clark 1639 - 1713
    ........... 2   Bathsheba Lathrop 1642 - 1723
    ...............  +Alexander Marsh 1641 - 1698
    ........... 2   John Lathrop 1645 - 1727
    ...............  +Hannah 1644 - 1738
    ...........  *2nd Wife of John Lathrop:
    ...............  +Mary Cobb 1653 - 1695
    ........... 2   Lathrop 1650 - 1650

Kansas Pioneers Lineage

1   John Lathrop 1584 - 1653
    ....  +Hannah Howse 1590 - 1633
    .... 2   Thomas Lathrop 1613 - 1707
    ..........  +Sarah Learned 1607 -
    ........... 3   Mary Lathrop 1640 - 1735
    ...........  *2nd Husband of Mary Lathrop:
    .................  +William French 1603 - 1681
    .................. 4   Hannah French 1676 - 1766
    ........................  +John Child II 1669 - 1748
    ........................ 5   Mary Child 1700 - 1776
    ..............................  +Nathaniel Whitney III 1696 - 1776
    ............................... 6   Nathaniel Whitney IV 1728 - 1776
    .....................................  +Abigail Joslin 1735 -
    ...................................... 7   Abigail Whitney 1763 - 1847
    ............................................  +Elijah Bruce 1760 - 1835
    ............................................ 8   Abigail Whitney Bruce 1806 - 1884
    ..................................................  +Nehemiah Willis Fisher 1805 - 1859
    ................................................... 9   Eleanor Serepta Fisher 1843 - 1924
    .........................................................  +Henry Gilbert Baldwin 1836 - 1894
    .......................................................... 10 Arthur Willis Baldwin 1876 - 1961
    ................................................................ +Inez Evangeline Hallock 1886 - 1976

Sarah LEARNED [Parents] 1-1116 was christened on 30 Sep 1607 in St Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. She died in 1652 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married 2, 3, 4, 5 (MRIN:1022) Thomas LATHROP-2356 on 11 Dec 1639 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
EWER, Thomas

Only had two children with Thomas Ewer. The other children were with Thomas Lathrop. Source: Library of Congress "Larned or Larnitt Genealogy" page 78.

SARAH, b. about 1607 (aged 28 in 1635 [Hotten 88]); m. (1) Bermondsey, Surrey, 13 January 1623/4 Thomas Ewer; m. (2) 11 December 1639 Thomas Lathrop, son of Rev. John Lathrop ("My son Tho[mas] and Brother Larnett's daughter, widow Ewer, in the Bay" [NEHGR 9:286]).

Thomas BLOSSOM 1-3200 was born 2 about 1623. He died 3 on 22 Apr 1650 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Thomas married 4, 5 (MRIN:1023) Sarah EWER-1117 on 18 Jun 1645 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

DEATH: Was drowned at the Harbour of Nocett at their first setting out from thence about  a fishing voyage.

Sarah EWER [Parents]-1117 was christened 1 on 10 May 1629 in Strood, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Sarah married 2, 3 (MRIN:1023) Thomas BLOSSOM-3200 on 18 Jun 1645 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: "Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families"  vol. 1, by C.F. Swift

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: Mar. at the house of Thomas Ewer? by Mr Freeman

John EWER [Parents]-1118 was christened 1 on 14 Jan 1627 in Strood, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 in 1652 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. John married 3 (MRIN:1024) Mary-3664 in BY 1625.

Source: "One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families" by John Osborne Austin

Mary-3664. Mary married 1 (MRIN:1024) John EWER-1118 in BY 1625.

Andrew FORD-2357. Andrew married 1 (MRIN:1025) Eleanor LOVELL-1124 in 1650 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Eleanor LOVELL [Parents] 1-1124 was born 2 about 1633 in England, United Kingdom. She died in 1693 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Eleanor married 3 (MRIN:1025) Andrew FORD-2357 in 1650 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Given name may be Ellen

James LOVELL [Parents] 1, 2-1125 was born about 1635 in England, United Kingdom. He died before 30 Aug 1706 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. James married (MRIN:1026) Jane-2358.

Other marriages:
, Anna

Will probate August 30, 1706

Jane-2358. Jane married (MRIN:1026) James LOVELL-1125.

Will probate August 30, 1706

James LOVELL [Parents] 1, 2-1125 was born about 1635 in England, United Kingdom. He died before 30 Aug 1706 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. James married (MRIN:1027) Anna-2359.

Other marriages:
, Jane

Will probate August 30, 1706

Anna-2359. Anna married (MRIN:1027) James LOVELL-1125.

William HATCHE [Parents]-3341 was christened 1, 2 on 9 Dec 1563 in Tenterden, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died 3 about 1627 in Ashford, Kent, England, United Kingdom. William married 4 (MRIN:1028) Anne TILDEN-3342 on 26 Jul 1587 in Tenterden, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

William was also known as William Hatch.

WILLIAM HATCH (Thomas) was baptized 9 December 1563 at Tenterden, Kent. He married 26 July 1587 at Tenterden, Anne Tilden, daughter of John and Patience (Castlen) Tilden, who was baptized there 5 November 1570. William Hatch was the son of Thomas and Joan Hatch. Anne's father, John Tilden, was born about 1541 and was buried at Tenterden 29 January 1625/6. He was the son of Richard and Elizabeth (Glover?) Tilden. Anne (Tilden) Hatch, as well as one of her children, was a devisee of her grandfather George Castlen. William Hatch died at Ashford, Kent by 1627.

Anne TILDEN [Parents] [scrapbook]-3342 was christened 1, 2 on 5 Nov 1570 in Tenterden, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Anne married 3 (MRIN:1028) William HATCHE-3341 on 26 Jul 1587 in Tenterden, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

Anne was also known as Ann Tilden.

They had the following children.

  M i
John HATCHE-3347 was born 1 about 1588.
  M ii
Thomas HATCHE-3348 was born 1 about 1590. He died 2 in 1646 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.
  M iii William HATCHE-1126 was born about 1599. He died on 6 Nov 1651.
  F iv
Elizabeth HATCHE-3349 was born 1 about 1595.
  F v Judith HATCHE-3350 was born about 1598.
  F vi Margaret HATCHE-3351 was born about 1600.
  F vii Mary HATCHE-3352 was born about 1602.
  M viii
Son HATCHE-3353 was born 1 about 1605.
  F ix Anne HATCHE-3354 was born about 1608.

William HATCHE [Parents] 1, 2, 3-1126 was born 4 about 1599 in of Wye, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died 5 on 6 Nov 1651 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. William married 6, 7 (MRIN:1029) UNKNOWN-3567 about 1623.

Other marriages:

ELDER William HATCH (William, Thomas, John the Younger, Thomas, Thomas, John), of Ashford, Wye, and Sandwich, co. Kent, and of Scituate in the Plymouth Colony, woollen draper and merchant, born about 1598, died at Scituate 6 Nov. 1651. He probably married first ;* and secondly, probably at Thanington, near Canterbury, co. Kent, by licence of 9 July 1624, Jane YOUNG of Thanington, born about 1596, who married secondly, at Scituate, 31 Mar. 1653, Elder Thomas King of Scituate (who succeeded William Hatch in the office of elder), and died at Scituate 8 Oct. 1653. Her parentage has not yet been discovered, but it is likely that Edward Young of Thanington, husbandrnan, one of the bondsmen on the marriage licence, was her kinsman, perhaps her brother.

About 1634 William Hatch and his family removed from Wye to Sandwich, Co. Kent, The statement that he was at Scituate in the Plymouth Colony in 1633 is incorrect, and is due to the assumption that the date after the names of the assistants in the records applied to all the names following. He embarked for America for the first time in Mar. 1634/5, sailing from Sandwich in the ship Hercules with his wife Jane, five children, and six servants. In the same ship sailed his cousin, Lydia (Huckstep) Tilden (7,1, 7), with her husband Nathaniel Tilden, and their children. William Hatch and his family settled at Scituate, where he built a house on Kent Street and was admitted freeman on 5 Jan. 1635/6. He returned to England, but came back to New England in Apr. 1638, in the ship Castle. It is probable that his brother Thomas (10) with his wife and children and his sister Elizabeth Soan (12) with her son William came with him on this voyage. In 1643 William Hatch was chosen the flr~t ruling elder of the Second Church of Scituate, and in August of that year he with his sons Walter and John appears on the list of those in Scituate able to bear arms (that is, they were between 16 and 60 years of age). In the same year also he was lieutenant of the trainband

Printed from NEHG Register, Volume 70, July 1916, New England Historic Genealogical Society & Broderbund Software, Inc., Banner Blue Division, February 22, 2001

WILLIAM HATCH (William, Thomas) was the son of William and Anne (Tilden) Hatch and was born about 1592, presumably in Ashford, Kent. He, his wife Jane, and five children sailed from Sandwich, Kent in the spring of 1634 aboard the Hercules of Sandwich, John Witherley, Master. On the passenger list he was noted as being a merchant of Sandwich. With his family came five employees. William and his family settled in Scituate, Massachusetts. William Hatch had a first wife whose identity is unknown. She died, leaving a son Walter. He remarried, by license issued at Canterbury, probably at Thannington, Kent, 9 July 1624, Jane Young who was born there about 1596. William Hatch died 6 November 1651 at Scituate, Mass. Jane remarried 31 March 1653, Elder Thomas King. William's will was dated 5 November, the day before he died.

Ref: Canterbury MarriageLicenses, 2nd series, 1619-family on passenger list. 1650, edited by Joseph Meadows Cowper; Parish Registers; v .r. of Scituate; Savage


Transcribed from the Original Records,


WILLIAM HATCH, SR. , of Scituate, died at that place on 6 November, 1651, the day following the date of his will, which is found in the Plymouth Colony Records of Wills, Volume 1, folio 125.

[1: 225] The Last Will and Testament of Mr Willam Hatch of Scittuate Deceased exhibited before the generall court holden at New Plym: the 3d of June 1652 on the oathes of Mr Willam Wetherell and James Torrey

November the fift 1651

I William hatch the elder of Scittuate in the collony of New Plymouth in america Planter being weake in body but

            Will and inventory of William Hatch, Senior   39

of pfect memory Doe make this my last will and Testament in mannor and forme following;

Imprimis I give and bequeath unto Jane my wife two milch cowes and my executors to keep them Summer and Winter upon my meadow grounds them and theire encrease tell they exceed the number of six Item I Give unto her halfe my Dwelling house During her life time as allsoe halfe the fruites of the trees in my orchyard Item I will that my executors allow her yearly sixteen bushells of come viz foure of wheat foure of Rye foure of barley and foure of Indian Come; as alsoe sixteene Rods of broken up ground and to bee well Dunged yearly for to sow hempe seed on Item I give her the bed furnished wheron I lye with two paire of sheets two pillows two paire of pillow coates one bolster one Rugg one blankett therunto belonging Item I give her one chamber pott two houshold platters two pewter Dishes one pewter Drinking pott; alsoe a little brase pott and a brasse skillett two spining Wheeles a paire of wool carafes a Trunke halfe a Dozen of milke trayes a coupple of wooden Dishes two wooden platters a milke payle two chayres foure spoones one of them being of silver Item a warming pan one brandiron one paire of tonges one paire of pothangers a tier slice Item I give her a hogg and my great brase kettle Item I give my Daughter Jane Lovell one milch cow to bee Delivered to her by my executors att two yeares end after my Decease Item I give unto my grandchild John Lovell a cow calfe to bee Delivered by my executors at two yeares end after my Decease; And if the lord give my Daughter Jane any more children then my will is that her next child shall have the first calfe of that calfe that I have given to her son John Lovell and the next child the next calfe and soe Successively Item I give my Daughter Jane one paire of sheets Item a chest alsoe a pewter candlesticke one Sawcer two alchymy spoones Item I give to my Daughter Ann Torry one milch cowe to her and her heires to bee Delivered at two yeares end after my Decease by my executors; Item I give to my grandchild James Torrey a cow calfe and the first calfe of her breed to my grandchild Willam Torrey and the next calfe of her to my grandchild Josepth and the next to my grandchild Damaris &c alsoe I give my Daughter Torrey the shipp pott; All the Rest of my moveables goods lands and tenements I give and bequeath to my two sons Walter hatch and Willam hatch to them and theire heires for ever to bee equally Devided between them Whom I appoint to bee the executors of this my last will and Testament and

40           Will and Inventory of William Hatch, Senior

to pay all my Debts and legacies In Wittnes Wherof I have heerunto sett my hand and seale the Day and yeare above

Witnesses Guilielmo Wetherell Willam Hatch
James Torrey        (seal)
Willam hatch the son of Thomas hatch

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William Hatch

William Hatch, a resident of Sandwich, Kent, sailed for New England in 1635 on the Hercules. Upon arrival he settled in Scituate, where he resided until his death in 1651. He brought with him his second wife and five children, two other children having died in England prior to the family s migration. The town of Scituate granted him the usual course of land distributions.

Beyond these basics,William Hatch in some respects seemed to reflect the norm of the middle of the middle stratum. He became a freeman soon after arrival and served in several offices, including participation on grand and petit juries. He was, in fact, a little above the norm, in that he was in 1642 and again in 1645 Deputy from Scituate to the Plymouth Colony General Court, and in 1643 he was appointed Lieutenant of the Scituate trainband.

Were this the totality of what the surviving records had to tell us about William Hatch, we would account him a solid but unremarkable New England immigrant. But in addition to the details of his life which have been outlined above, we find also a steady stream of other notices of this man which tell us a different story.

The very first entry in the volume of "Judicial Acts of the General Court and Court of Assistants" of Plymouth Colony, dated January 3, 1636/7, was a law suit against William Hatch, instituted by Comfort Starr in a case of debt, the jury finding for the plaintiff This judgment in itself was not remarkable, but, as will be seen, was a portent of things to come. Barely six months later, on June 7, 1637, "whereas William Hatch, of Scituate, is presented for an incroachment upon a piece of ground on this side the river without license of this Court, it is therefore enacted by this Court that the said William Hatch shall reap the crop this year only, and leave the land, which is the mulct laid upon him for his presumption therein."

Not long after these events, Hatch returned to England, and then sailed again for New England on the Castle, bringing with him his brother Thomas and his family.While on this voyage,William Hatch formed a partnership with Thomas Ruck and Joseph Merriam to handle the affairs of the voyage. In August 1639, a year after this transatlantic passage, Ruck and Merriam sued Hatch, claimed he did "overreckon, misreckon, account short & mischarge" various items in the accounts.

Two years later, on September 7, 1641 ,Williani Hatch was accused of stating publicly that "the warrants sent from the governor were nothing but stinking commissary warrants.  Finally, on March 5, 1643/4, the Court took notice of a dispute between Hatch and his servant Hercules, regarding the length of service of the latter. Very few men were so frequently recorded in so many forms of disagreeable behavior. Even so, throughout this period, William Hatch continued to hold offices at the colony and town level. His peers and neighbors clearly valued his skills and abilities highly enough to set aside his apparent antisocial behavior, but he may have been skating very close to the edge.

New England Ancestors Fall 2002, pg 24, Robert Charles Andreson

UNKNOWN-3567. UNKNOWN married 1, 2 (MRIN:1029) William HATCHE-1126 about 1623.

They had the following children.

  M i Walter HATCH-1128 was born about 1623. He died in BET 20 AUG 1698 AND 2 APR 1701.

Walter HATCH [Parents]-1128 was born about 1623 in England, United Kingdom. He died 1 in BET 20 AUG 1698 AND 2 APR 1701 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Walter married 2, 3, 4 (MRIN:1030) Elizabeth HOLBROOK-2002 on 6 May 1650 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:


Scituate, Mass.  33

May 6th Walter Hatch Marryed to Eliz: the Daughter of Thomas Holbrooke 1650

180 The Vital Records of Marshfield, Mass.

Walter Hatch and stable were maried ye .1. of August 1674


The 17th of June 1659

Memorand: That Edward Tilson of the Town of Plymouth Doth acknowlidge that for and in Consideration of soe much as wherwith hee the said Edward Tilson is fully satisfyed and

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payed; hee hath freely and absolutely barganed and sould unto Walter Hatch of Scittuate all that his pte and portion of land which as a townsman of Plymouth appertained to him lying att Punkateesett and places adjacent with all and singulare the appurtenances and privilidges belonging therunto with all the said Edward Tilson his Right title and Interest of and into the said ptmises; To have and to hold the said pte or portion of land with all and singulare the privilidges appurtenances and emunities belonging therunto or to any pte or pcell therof unto the said Walter hatch his heires and assignes for ever; unto the onely proper use of him the said Walter hatch hee his heires and assignes for ever;

74 Plymouth Colony Vital Records

Walter Hatch marryed to Elizabeth Holbrooke may the sixt 1650

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Elizabeth HOLBROOK-2002 was born 1 about 1634 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Elizabeth married 2, 3, 4 (MRIN:1030) Walter HATCH-1128 on 6 May 1650 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
WINSLOW, Nathaniel

Elizabeth's father was Thomas Holbrook:

ORIGIN: Broadway, Somersetshire.
MIGRATION: 1635 on the Marygould (on 20 March 163[4/]5, "Thomas Holbrooke of Broudway," aged 34, "Jane Holbrooke his wife," aged 34, "John Holbrooke his son," aged 11, "Thomas Holbrooke his son," aged 10, "Anne Holbrooke his daughter," aged 5, and "Elizabeth his daughter," aged 1, were enrolled at Weymouth, Dorsetshire, as a passenger for New England on the Marygould [Hotten 286; GMN 7:9]).

FREEMAN: [blank] May 1645 (third in a sequence of three Weymouth men) [MBCR 2:294].
OFFICES: On 25 February 1648/9, "Thom[as] Holbrooke" was one of three Weymouth men appointed to a committee "for laying out of the highway for the country, from Waymoth to Dorchester" [MBCR 2:271]; on 8 May 1648, the committee reported on its work [MBCR 3:158]. Weymouth selectman, 1642, 1645, 1646, 1651, 1652, 1654 [Weymouth Hist 3:268]. As selectman, witnessed the sale of lands by the Indians to the town, 26 April 1642 [SLR 13:350].
ESTATE: The Weymouth land inventory of about 1643 has no surviving section for Thomas Holbrook, but he does appear as a previous owner or an abutter in land descriptions of other residents [Weymouth Hist 1:187, 189, 190, 192].

On 2 February 1651/2, "Thomas Holbrook" was to have a Great Lot at Weymouth [Weymouth Hist 1:199]. On 14 December 1663, "Thomas Holbrook" was granted ten acres "in the first division beginning on Brauntry line" [Weymouth Hist 1:200].

On 10 January 1644[/5], "Tho[ma]s Holbrooke" and "John Holbrooke" were included in a list of eighteen Rehoboth proprietors "who have forfeited their lots for not fencing, or not removing their families according to a former order" [Early Rehoboth 2:134, citing "Rehoboth Town Meetings 1:37"].

In his will, dated 31 February 1668[/9] and proved 24 April 1677, "Thomas Holbrook of Weymouth" bequeathed to "Jane, my beloved wife, during her life, my whole estate ... at her dispose for her necessary and comfortable maintenance"; to "my endeared children all my estate, of whatever quality and quantity soever the same shall be, that shall remain at my wife Jane's decease, there being six of them, three sons and three daughters, to be equally divided between them, always provided that my eldest son, John Holbrooke, shall have a double portion, and the rest of my estate to be divided equally, viz: unto my son, Tho[mas] Holbrook, my son W[illia]m Holbrook, unto my daughter Anne Rennolds, unto my daughter Elizabeth Hatch, and unto my daughter Jane Drake, to be equally divided amongst them as near as may be"; to "my grandchild John Holbrooke the eldest, my sword"; to "my grandchild Peter Holbrooke my gun and my gray mare colt"; to "my grandchild W[illia]m Holbrook my musket"; to "all my grandchildren that shall be living at my wife Jane's decease, two shillings apiece"; "I do hereby make and ordain my loving wife, the abovesaid Jane Holbrooke, executrix during her life, and at her decease, I do appoint, make and ordain executor ... my loving son John Holbrooke" [SPR 6:200-1]. A codicil was added: "Whereas Peter Holbrooke my grandchild hath been as a servant, and hath been helpful to me Tho[mas] Holbrooke and my wife Jane in our old age, for the space of about eight years before the date of these presents, and still remains with us as a dutiful child, I, Tho[mas] Holbrooke, Senior, this 31st of December, 1673, do will and bequeath unto my beloved grandchild Peter Holbrooke, his heirs and assignees, my dwelling house and about three acres of orchard and arable land, situate and being in Weymouth" [SPR 6:201].

The inventory of the estate of "Thomas Holbrooke late of Weymoth deceased," taken 10 March 167[6/]7, totalled 129lb. 1s., of which 40lb. was real estate: "house, orchard and land adjoining to it," 40lb. [SPR 12:153-54].

BIRTH: About 1589 (deposed 2 November 1666 aged seventy-seven [Joseph Neal Anc 128-29, citing SJC Case #815]).
DEATH: Between 31 December 1673 (date of codicil) and 10 March 1676/7 (date of inventory).
MARRIAGE: St Johns, Glastonbury, Somersetshire, 12 September 1616 Jane Powys [Joseph Neal Anc 128]. She died between 31 December 1673 (when she was named in the codicil to her husband's will) and 24 April 1677 (when John Holbrook was named executor of his father's estate [SPR 6:201]).
i  JOHN HOLBROOK, bp. St Johns, Glastonbury, Somersetshire, 6 April 1618 [Joseph Neal Anc 130]; m. (1) by 1643 Sarah _____ ("Sarah, wife John Holbrook," died at Weymouth on 14 January 1643[/4]); m. (2) by about 1645 Elizabeth Stream; m. (3) by an unknown date Mary (Jacob) Otis (in his will of 12 July 1699, "John Holbrooke of Weymouth" included a bequest to "my beloved wife Mary Holbrooke" [SPR 14:111]).
ii  WILLIAM HOLBROOK, bp. St Johns, Glastonbury, Somersetshire, 12 June 1620 [Joseph Neal Anc 131]; m. (1) by 1655 Elizabeth Pitts (on 1 August 1655, "administration to the estate of Mrs. Elizabeth Pitts deceased is granted to W[illia]m Holbrooke & Elizabeth his wife," who presented an account of what "my mother Mrs. Pitts oweth to me & to others in her sickness & health" [SPR 3:26]); m. (2) about 1696 Abigail (Wright) (Sharp) Clapp, daughter of RICHARD WRIGHT  and widow of ROBERT SHARPE  and THOMAS CLAPP  [TAG 67:38; GMB 3:2072-74].
iii  THOMAS HOLBROOK, b. about 1624 (aged 10 on 20 March 1634/5 [Hotten 286]); m. by about 1651 Joan Kingman (eldest known child b. about 1651 [Joseph Neal Anc 133]; "Henry Kingman" and his daughter "Joane," aged 11, were passengers on the Marygould with the Holbrook family [Hotten 284]; in his will of 24 May 1677, "Henry Kingman of Weighmouth" included a bequest to "my daughter Holbrooke" [SPR 1:530]; in his will of 25 July 1695, "Thomas Holbrooke of Brantry" included a bequest to "my beloved wife Jone Holbrooke" [SPR 11:326]).
iv  ANNE HOLBROOK, b. about 1630 (aged 5 on 20 March 1634/5 [Hotten 286]); m. by an unknown date John Reynolds.
v  ELIZABETH HOLBROOK, b. about 1634 (aged 1 on 20 March 1634/5 [Hotten 285]); m. Scituate 6 May 1650 Walter Hatch [PCR 8:19], son of WILLIAM HATCH  [Joseph Neal Anc 116-18].
vi  JANE HOLBROOK, b. say 1637; m. by about 1657 Thomas Drake (eldest known child b. about 1657 [Weymouth Hist 3:204-5]).

ASSOCIATIONS: Rebecca Holbrook, sister of this immigrant, married CLEMENT WEAVER  [Joseph Neal Anc 128].

This immigrant had a brother John Holbrook, whose fate was unknown in 1625 [Joseph Neal Anc 128]. The absurd claim has been made that this John Holbrook was already in New England in 1626, and was the father of every stray Holbrook male who later appeared in New England [M&JCH 17:89]. There was no John Holbrook in Dorchester in 1635, and this entire proposed family did not exist.

At some point between 1620 and 1635 Thomas Holbrook and his family moved from Glastonbury to Broadway. This move may be connected to the migration of Rev. JOSEPH HULL  to Broadway by 1633.

COMMENTS: The usually accurate and reliable V.C. Sanborn mistakenly assigned this immigrant as a passenger on the Hopewell, but corrected himself within a year [NEHGR 58:305, 59:324]. Many later writers have unfortunately picked up the initial assertion but missed the correction.

There are clearly several errors in the passenger list entry for this family [Hotten 286]. The ages for the immigrant and his two eldest sons are at great variance with other, more reliable records, and son William does not appear. There are too many errors for us to suggest a reconstruction of what mistakes the clerk might have made.

The identities of the second and third wives of son John require some comment. In her will of 22 September 1672, "Elizabeth Otiss of Weymouth ..., widow," made bequests to "son John Streame," to "son-in-law Lt. John Holbrooke," and to "daughter Elizabeth Holbrooke" [SPR 6:133]. This testatrix had been, before her marriage to John Otis, a widow Streame. In his will of 12 July 1699, John Holbrook included bequests to "my beloved wife Mary" and to "her daughter Loring" [SPR 14:111]. Mary Jacob, daughter of RICHARD JACOB  [GMB 2:1069-71], married John Otis, son of the man of the same name noted immediately above. They had a daughter Elizabeth Otis, who married first Thomas Allyn and second, on 20 July 1699, David Loring [Savage 3:323]. Although this latter marriage took place eight days after the making of John Holbrook's will, he would certainly have known of the impending marriage, and so this is very likely the "daughter Loring" named in his will. If all this is correct, then the second and third wives of John Holbrook were related through a string of marriages, although there was no biological connection.

Savage says of this immigrant that he was "of Dorchester 1652, last at Medfield 1668" [Savage 2:443]. Pope claims that he was "Of Dorchester, planter, bought land beyond Neponset, 31 (6)1649" [Pope 234]. On 31 August 1649, "Thomas Holbrooke of the same [Dorchester], husbandman," purchased thirty acres "lying beyond Neponsett River in Dorchester," and, on 10 April 1652, he sold this same parcel [SLR 1:197, 198]. On 8 May 1652, "Thomas Holbrooke" was one of three Dorchester men who bought a large tract of land "on the westerly side of Charles River about three miles from Naticke" [SLR 1:304]. Later deeds regarding this property connect this Thomas Holbrook consistently with Medfield and then Sherborn [SLR 2:308, 8:1, 10:14, 12:264], showing that this was a distinct man from the Thomas Holbrook who is the subject of this sketch and is always seen in Weymouth, and from his son of the same name, who resided in Braintree. This Thomas Holbrook of Dorchester may have been connected with Richard Holbrook of the same place. The existence of this Thomas Holbrook who ended up in Sherborn probably explains the peculiar statement by Savage that the Weymouth man had "three daughters by Experience, d. of first Hopestill Leland" [Savage 2:443]. In this latter error, Savage was doubly misled by the earlier writings of the Rev. Abner Morse, one of the least accomplished genealogists of any generation.

BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: The best account of this immigrant and his family was prepared by Walter Goodwin Davis in 1945 [Joseph Neal Anc 125-33]. In 1992 The Mary & John Clearing House published many English records on the Holbrook family, but the section on the immigrant has many errors and should not be relied on [M&JCH 17:85-90].

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