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  • ID: I10806
  • Name: Samuel Hinckley , Sr.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: BEF 25 MAY 1589 in Tenterden, Kent, England
  • Birth: 25 MAY 1587 in Harrietsham, Kent, England
  • Death: 31 OCT 1662 in Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
  • Christening: 25 MAY 1589 Saint Johns, Harrietsham, Kent, England
  • Christening: 25 MAY 1589 St Johns Church, Harrietsham,, England
  • Immigration: 1635 Massachusetts
  • Burial: Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts
  • Note:
    OVERALL: Samuel Hinkcley, children, and dates from 'Barnstable Families'
    a reprint of the Amos Otis Papers in the Barnstable Patriot 1888

    Will: 08 OCT 1662
    Note:
    In his will dated 8 Oct 1662, he gives his wife Bridget the use of his
    house, a garden and some land; his two cows, Prosper and Thrivewell, and
    'all the household stuff she brought with her.' His daughters Susannah,
    Mary, Sarah and Elizabeth, are named and he gives to each of them and to
    each of their children, one shilling each. As he had large property, the
    presumption is that he had given a dower to each of his daughters at the
    time of their marriage. He gives legacies to his grandchildren Samuel,
    Thomas, Mary, Bathshea, children of his son Thomas, and to his grandsons
    Samuel and Jonathan Cobb. His personal estate was apprised at 162 pounds
    16 shillings, and he had a large real estate which he gave to his three
    sons, Thomas, Samuel, and John.

    Note: Came to Massachusetts aboard ship Hercules

    Note:
    He was a dissenter, though on 14 Mar 1734/1735, in order to escape out of his native country, he was obliged to swear that he 'conformed to the
    order and discipline of the church' of England. In the spring of 1635
    Nathania Tilden (who had purchased lands in Scituate), Samuel Hinckley,
    John Lewis, and James Austin, of Tenterden, in the County of Kent, in
    England, and several other families from that County, making a company of
    102, counting men, women, children, and servants, resolved to emigrate to
    New England. In the latter par of March they sailed from Sandwich in the
    ship Hercules, 200 tons, Captain John Witherly. Samuel Hinckley brought
    with him his wife Sarah and four children, and immediately after his
    arrival in boston went to Scituate and built a house which Mr Lathrop
    calls No. 19. Three of his fellow passengers also built house in that
    town in the summer of 1635. The street on which they bult was called
    Kent street. He continued to reside in Scituate till July 1640, when he
    sold his house, farm, and meadows, and moved to Barnstable. He took
    the freeman's oath in 1637 and appeared on records as a juror, a surveyor
    of highways, and as one of the granters of the lands of Suckinesset.
    As a church member he does not appear to have been intolerant. The fact
    tha he was twice indicted for 'entertaining strangers,' indicates that he
    belonged to the liberal party.

    Samuel, in March 1635, set sail on the ship Hercules with his wife and 4 children and others to make a company of 102 bound for America. He settled first in Scituate, Massachusetts, with his family and built a home with Rev. John Lothrop called No. 19. About half of the 102 people who came to America with the Hinckleys first settled at Scituate and were followers of Rev. Lothrop. In 1640 the Hinckleys moved to Barnstable, where the family name is prominent to this day.

    Check American Colonists in English Records. Records of Sandwich, Kent Yearbook C and D 1608-42 CA 4 Mar 1634.
    Came across on Ship "Hercules". Sam'l of Tenterden and Sara his wife and Children Susan, Sara, Mary, & Elizab a kinswoman.
    Will 8 October 1662 proved 4 March 1663.

    BIOGRAPHY: HINCKLEY, SAMUEL- His English origins are shown by Elizabeth French,
    "Genealogical Research in England-Hinckley," NEHGR 65:287, 314, 68:186).
    He was of Tenterden, Kent, and came to New England in the Hercules in
    March 1634/35, accompanied by his wife Sarah and four unnamed children.
    He lived in Scituate, but apparently did not become a member of Lothrop's
    church, for only his wife is shown as having joined, being recorded as
    "Goody Hinckley" on 30 August 1635. They had a daughter Elizabeth
    baptized at Scituate 6 September 1635 (NEHGR 9:281-82). Samuel became a freeman 2 January 1637/38, and on the same date he was a trial juror (PCR 1:74). On 4 December 1638 he was among several men of Scituate who were presented for receiving strangers into their houses without license from the government (PCR 1: 106). On 4 June 1639 he was a grandjuror (PCR 1:126). Since his son Samuel was baptized at Barnstable on 24 July 1642 (NEHGR 9:282), it would appear that he accompanied Lothrop in the move there. On 5 June 1644 he was a highway surveyor for Barnstable (PCR 2:72), a position he held many times, He dated his will 8 October 1662, proved 4 March 1662/63, and he named his wife Bridget (second wife, Bridget Bodfish); sons Thomas, Samuel, and John; daughters Susanna, Sarah, Mary, and Elizabeth; his son Thomas's children Samuel, Mary, Thomas, Bathsheba, and others unnamed; and Samuel and Jonathan Cobb, sons of his daughter Cobb; and he named son

    BIOGRAPHY: Source: Plymouth Colony Its History & People 1620 - 1691 by Eugene Aubrey Stratton




    Father: Robert Hinckley b: ABT 1537 in Harrietsham, Kent, England
    Mother: Katherine Leese b: ABT 1551 in HARRIETSHAM,Kent,England

    Marriage 1 Sarah Soule b: 6 JUN 1600 in Hawkhurst, Kent, England c: 8 JUN 1600 in Hawkhurst, Kent, England
    • Married: 17 MAY 1617 in Hawkhurst, Kent, England
    • Married: 7 MAY 1617
    Children
    1. Has Children Susannah Hinckley b: ABT 6 NOV 1625 in Tenterden, County of Kent, England c: 6 NOV 1625 in Tenterden, Kent, England
    2. Has Children Sarah Hinckley b: ABT 22 NOV 1629 in Tenterden, Kent, England c: 22 NOV 1629 in Tenterden, Kent, England
    3. Has No Children Mary Hinckley b: ABT 18 SEP 1631 in Tenterden, Kent, England
    4. Has Children Elizabeth Hinckley b: ABT 6 SEP 1635 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts c: 6 SEP 1635 in Scituate, Massachusetts
    5. Has No Children Samuel Hinckley b: 3 FEB 1637/38 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts c: 4 FEB 1636/37 in Scituate, Massachusetts
    6. Has No Children 12th child of Samuel Hinckley b: 1639 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
    7. Has No Children 13th child of Samuel Hinckley , (twin) b: FEB 1640/41 in Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
    8. Has No Children 14th child of Samuel Hinckley , (twin) b: FEB 1640/41 in Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
    9. Has Children Samuel Hinckley b: 24 JUL 1642 in Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts c: 24 JUL 1642 in Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
    10. Has Children John Hinckley b: 24 MAY 1644 in Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts c: 7 DEC 1644 in Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
    11. Has No Children Samuel Hinckley b: 10 FEB 1637/38 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
    12. Has No Children John Hinckley b: ABT 1 JUN 1634 in Tenterden, Kent, England c: 1 JUN 1634 in Tenterden, Kent, England
    13. Has No Children Elizabeth Hinckley b: ABT 10 MAR 1632/33 in Tenterden, Kent, England
    14. Has No Children Marie Hinckley b: ABT 23 MAR 1627/28 in Tenterden, Kent, England
    15. Has No Children John Hinckley b: ABT 28 APR 1622 in Tenterden, Kent, England c: 28 APR 1622 in Tenterden, Kent, England
    16. Has Children Thomas Hinckley b: 1618 in Edgerton, England c: 19 MAR 1619/20 in Hawkhurst, Kent, England

    Marriage 2 Bridget ??? b: 1616 in Barnstable, Kent, England
    • Married: 15 DEC 1657 in Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
    • Married: 15 DEC 1657

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