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  • ID: I1521
  • Name: William HATCHER
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1614 in England
  • Death: 01 APR 1680 in Henrico Co, VA
  • Note:
    On June 1, 1636 Willaim Hatcher received a land patent for the importation of himself and three others into the colony (Virginia).
    presumably the "three others" were his wife and and two sons Edward, and Henry. Patent was for 1500 acres. He was a Member of the Henrico Co House of Burgesses between 1644 and 1659.
    In 1654 the House made the following order: "Whereas Colonel Edward Hill unanimously chosen speaker of this House, was afterwards maliciously reported by William Hatcher to be an 'Atheist, Blasphemer, and a Devil'." for which he had to "on his knees make a humble acknowledgment of his offense to said hill and Burgesses of this assembly." He served his last term in the House from 1658-1659.
    His temper got him into trouble again in 1676 during Bacon's Rebelion, he was fined 8,000 pounds of pork for "uttering diverse mutinous words tending to the disquiet of this, His Majesty's Country".
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    Internet Source: http://members.tripod.com/~GeneaNel/hathist.htm#H1
    William the Emigrant, born 1614
    William and son, Edward, may have come to the US with Sir Henry Vane in 1635. He may have entered into the US through one of the ports of Maryland. As yet there is no absolute proof of how and where William entered the colonies.
    William Hatcher located in HenricoCo, VA, where he received a grant of 200 acres of land in 1636. He was born in 1613/14 and received his education before he left England. He was a successful planter and politician. William became a member of the House of Burgesses from the Co of Henrico and served from 1644, 1645, 1646, 1649, 1652 and 1654. He was compelled to beg the pardon of the Speaker of the House, Col. Edward Hill, on bended knee, for calling him an "atheist and a blasphemer"
    William was also fined 10,000 lbs. of tobacco and caske for his part in Bacon's rebellion, which was reduced upon appeal to 8,000 lbs. of dressed pork to be delivered to His Majesties soldiers. He was much more fortunate than most who took part in this rebellion which was called by Bancroft the "Harbinger of American Nationality". Many were committed to prison and were condemned of all or most of their property, which, incidentally was given to friends and supporters of the King. The citizens of HenricoCo sent the King a list of their grievances and requested that they be addressed. This manuscript signed by: Wilber Elam, John Pleasants, Solomon Knibbe, and Will Hatcher.
    Some researchers believe Alice Emerton was the wife of William the Emigrant. Alice Emerton was a headright of William, meaning that he paid her passage to America. He also paid the passage of 2 other people at the same time. At this time the identity of William's wife is unknown.
    Deeds: 1636, Patent Book 1, William Hatcher is granted 200 ac HenricoCo on Appomatuck River "near to the land of Elizabeth Warde, widow" 50 for his personal adventures and 150 for transporting 3 persons including himself. Near to the land of Pearse and Mary Box.
    From a letter to "The Stovall Journal" in 1993: In 1658/59 at Newport on Rhode Island Mr. Robt. Potter acted for Mr William Breuton, merchant and Mathew Burne of Boston to sell a ship or Barq for 300 pounds lawful money of England to George Potter, Wm. Hatcher and Henry Randolph all right in the vessel Blackbird. This was evidently a fairly good size ship considering the amount paid for it. Now we also know that young Thomas (Burton, Jr) carried on a merchant trade with Boston as evidenced by a suit brought against him and he may have died at sea in this very Barq as his wife states.."I never heard any certain information of ye manner of ye death of my dear husband Mr. Thomas Burton." Even though there were many years between the purchase of the ship by William Hatcher, Henry Randolph and George Potter this could certainly have been the one used by young Thomas Burton around 1686/1691 at the time of the letter to his mother regarding his estate. In the book "Ship Names-Origins and Usages during 45 Centuries" by Don H Kennedy the Blackbird is listed as being red with a reference "Yachting" 20, No. 5 (1916); 197.
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    It is commonly believed that William Hatcher descended from the Careby Hatchers of Lincolnshire, England, and many books and family trees record this belief, some claiming his father to be a Thomas Hatcher, others claiming William Hatcher. But none can provide even a shred of documentation to support this claim.
    After more than 10 years of researching the English records and documents, Emory Hatcher, through a professional British genealogist, has disproved all possible Hatcher males of the Careby Hatchers as the father of William with one exception. One Henry Hatcher simply disappears from the records after 1599. There is no evidence that this Henry is William's father, but because of the lack of records simply cannot be completely eliminated as a possibility.
    There is recorded in Henrico Co a deposition dated 1677 of William Hatcher then aged about sixty-three years, making his birth date c1613.
    Deeds: Virginia Land Patent Book No 1, Part 1, p 40: 1 June 1636: William Hatcher is granted 200 ac HenricoCo on Appomatuck River "near to the land of Elizabeth Warde, widow", 50 for his personal adventures and 150 for transporting 3 persons including himself. Near to the land of Pearse and Mary Box.
    From "Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666". These 3 importees were Alice Emmerton, Richard Radford, and John Winchester. And in 1637 William again imported 3 people: Benjamin Gregory, Thomas Browne, and Charles Howell.
    Another source of controversy is the name of William's wife. She has been recorded as Mary, Sarah, Mary Sarah Smith, and Marion Newport. There has been no evidence found, to my knowledge, proving the name of William's wife. In June 1999 the Jamestown Society accepted the thesis of Jerry Proudfit of Atlanta, GA, that William was not married when he arrived in this country. His argument was based on the fact that had William arrived with a wife and child, Edward, who is believed to have been born in England c1633, William would have claimed an additional 100 acres for importing his wife and child. He did not do this. And no wife relinquished her dowry for these early land grants. This is the basis for correcting Edward's likely birthdate to 1637.
    William received several grants for land. From "Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants", by Nell Marion Nugent, Vol 1; Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond 1992: Patent Book 1, Part 1, page 433, July 10, 1637 shows 850 acres; Book 1, Part 2, page 559, May 29, 1638 shows 150 acres for transporting 3 persons;
    From "The Hatcher Family" by Rev. Francis Campbell Symonds, D. D.
    William Hatcher came into this country about 1635 and figured conspicuously as a resident of Henrico. On June 1 1636 he received a patent for land for the importation of himself and three others into the colony. In the land grant office in Richmond are recorded the several grants of land issued to this William Hatcher, in Book 1, page 433, 850 acres; Book 1, page 559, 150 acres; Book 6 page 529, 227 acres. In their beginnings in Henrico, the Hatchers...were very well to do people. William Hatcher, the immigrant became a member of the House of Burgesses from the Co of Henrico and served in that capacity in 1644,1645,1646,1649,and 1652. Colonial Virginia Register, p. 65; 5 V. 98.
    At the beginning of the Session of November 1654, the House of Burgesses made the following order: " Whereas Col. Edward Hill, unanimously chosen speaker of this house, was afterwards maliciously reported by William Hatcher to be an atheist and blasphemer..... and forasmuch as the said William Hatcher... hath also reported, that the mouth of this house was a Devil....It is therefore ordered by this house, that the said William Hatcher, upon his knees, make an humble acknowledgement of his offence unto the said Col. Edward Hill and Burgesses of this Assembly; which accordingly was performed, and then he, the said Hatcher, dismist paying his fees."
    William Hatcher was again Burgess in March 1658-9. So far as the extant records show, this was his last public service; but the temper which induced him to denounce Speaker Hill, got him into trouble at the time of Bacon's Rebellion. At a court held by the Governor and Council, March 15, 1676-7.
    "William Hatcher being brought before the court for uttering divers mutinous words tending to the disquiett of this his Majesty's countrey, and it being evidently made appeare what was layd to his charge by divers oaths, and a jury being impanelled to assesse the damages, who bring in their verdict that they award the said Hatcher to pay ten thousand pounds of tobacco and caske, which verdict of the jury this honourable court doth confirme: but in respect the said Hatcher is an aged man, the court doth order that the said Hatcher doe pay with all expedition eight thousand pounds of drest porke unto his Majestie's Commander of his forces in Henrico Co. for the supply of the souldiers, which if he fayle to doe, that he pay eight thousands pounds of tobacco and caske the next cropp, and pay costs."
    He was much more fortunate than most who took part in this rebellion which was called by Bancroft the "Harbinger of American Nationality". Many were committed to prison and were condemned of all or most of their property, which, incidentally was given to friends and supporters of the King. The citizens of HenricoCo sent the King a list of their grievances and requested that they be heard. This manuscript signed by: Wilber Elam, John Pleasants, Solomon Knibbe, and Will Hatcher. This was reported in "The History of HenricoCo, VA".
    From Mrs. Glenn M Turnell in a letter to "The Stovall Journal" in 1993: In 1658/59 at Newport on Rhode Island Mr. Robt. Potter acted for Mr William Breuton, merchant and Mathew Burne of Boston to sell a ship or Barq for 300 pounds lawful money of England to George Potter, Wm. Hatcher and Henry Randolph all right in the vessel Blackbird. This was evidently a fairly good size ship considering the amount paid for it. Now we also know that young Thomas (Burton, Jr) carried on a merchant trade with Boston as evidenced by a suit brought against him and he may have died at sea in this very Barq as his wife states.."I never heard any certain information of ye manner of ye death of my dear husband Mr. Thomas Burton." Even though there were many years between the purchase of the ship by William Hatcher, Henry Randolph and George Potter this could certainly have been the one used by young Thomas Burton around 1686/1691 at the time of the letter to his mother regarding his estate. In the book "Ship Names-Origins and Usages during 45 Centuries" by Don H Kennedy the Blackbird is listed as being red with a reference "Yachting" 20, No. 5 (1916); 197.
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    From "Cavaliers & Pioneers", p 154, Vol 2:
    Patent Book 6 page 529. Mr Will Hatcher, 227 acs, Henrico Co, S side James Riv, 26 Sept 1674, Bet. Gilbert Elam & Henry Lown. Trans of 5 pers: Tho. Childers, Sarah Poynter, Hen. Davernett, Edwd Stringer, Ann Fryer.
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    The Will of William Hatcher, 1614-1680
    Att a Court Holden at Varina
    For the Co of Henrico the first day of April (by his motion Justices of the Peace for said Co) in the year of our Lord God 1680 and in the thirty-second year of the reign of our sovereign Lord, Charles The Second by the grace of God of Great Britain, Scotland and Ireland, King defender of the faith.
    IN THE NAME OF GOD (amen) I William Hatcher being in perfect memory but now stricken in years do make my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. In prinks (?) I give and bequeath my spirit to Almighty God who gave it to me whensoever it shall please him to call me out of this sinful world and my body to the ground. Item: I give unto Thomas Burton, Jr. the plantation between the land of Mr. Henry Lound and the land of Gilbert Elam to wit: two hundred and twentysix acres, his choice of all my horses or mares, one heifer called blackchops, a young ewe, and a years schooling and clothes, till he reaches the age of seventeen years, to the confirmation of which I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this two and twentieth day of February, 1676/7.
    Signed and sealed in the presence of: John Pleasants, Henry Gee
    Memorandum before the signing and sealing hereof, I do bequeath unto the above mentioned Thomas Burton Jr. the second choice of all my furniture thereunto belonging. s/Will Hatcher
    Filed in Henrico Co Court the first day of April 1680 by ye oath of Henry Gee and the testamony of John Pleasants who (being a Quaker) refused to sweare but only affirms that it to be Hatcher's deed, these two being witnesses to ye same.
    Test: Hugh Davis, Dep Clerk of Court
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    Another translation of the Will of William Hatcher, Henrico Co, VA., Will and Deed Book Part 1, pg 121. Will of William Hatcher (Burton-Allen/Hatcher Anthology p 236, The Colonial Genealogist, from an article by Glenn M. Turnell, FAS).
    To Thomas Burton Jr. the land between Mr. Henry Lound and Gilbert Elam containing 226 acres, his choice of all of my horses and mares, one heifer, one Ewwe, a yars schooling, and clothes until he arrives at 17 years of age. 20 February 1676/7. Wit John Pleasants and Henry Gee. Before signing, "I give also to Thomas Burton Jr. the second choice of all my bed and furniture." Recorded 1 April 1680 (see patent 26 Sept 1674).
    From "The Family of Bartholomew Stovall, Volume 1, by Neil Thompson.
    His Will, made when he was "well stricken in years" dated 1676/7, was proved 1 April 1680. It names no executor or residuary legatee and in fact mentions no child at all. On 26 September 1674 he had procured a patent for 227 acres of land in Henrico Co; this land he devised for life to Thomas Burton Jr. together with the latter's choice of his horses and mares, one heifer, one Ewe, a years schooling, and clothing until he arrives at the age of seventeen, also the second choice of his bed and its furniture. Such a Will is more like a deed of a gift to one particular relative than a Will; the rest of his property was permitted to pass as in intestacy, and on 1 April 1680 Edward and Benjamin Hatcher, William Hatcher's surviving sons made a gift to the minor children of their deceased brother Henry of cattle and other personal property out of the estate of William Hatcher and then divided the residue among themselves.
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    Henrico Co, Virginia, Wills and Deeds, 1677-1705
    Compiled by Benjamin B Weisinger III, p.122
    Agreement between Benjamin Hatcher and Robert Sharpe, both inhabitants of Henrico Co.,: There is now a tract in the Co called Varina, lately in possession of William Hatcher, dec'd, and claimed at law by said Robert Sharpe, and the right of said William since his death being derived to said Benjamin Hatcher, and also claimed by said Sharpe. Now for valuable consideration to both parties and to avoid future suits about the tract, 200 acres, they agree the land should be divided equally; and Robert shall have first choice. 31 March 1680.
    Wit: Wm Randolph, Hugh Davis
    Sig: Ben Hatcher, Robt. (RS) Sharpe
    1 April 1680
    Note: This agreement was signed March 31, 1680, so must assume William died before this date.
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    Henrico Co, Virginia, Wills and Deeds, 1677-1705
    Compiled by Benjamin B Weisinger III, p.127 -
    1 April 1680 Edward Hatcher, son of William Hatcher, of Varina Parish, Henrico Co., dec'd, to Benjamin Hatcher, son of said William
    Hatcher, for sake of quiet and peaceable settlement of estate left by their father and to avoid future suits and quarrels, confer each to the other 1/2 of personal estate left by their father. Edward grants to Benjamin 200 acres of land at Varina, lately in occupation of said William, and one tract called "Pigg in the Bole" in same Co, near land of Thomas Holmes, 100 acres; also one tract called "Turkey Island", 150 acres. Benjamin confirms to Edward a tract known as "Necke of Land", 400 acres; also one plantation between Gilbert Elam and Henry Lound, 250 acres, lately in occupation of Thomas Wood.
    Wit: Tho. Cocke, Richard Cocke, Sr.
    Signed: Edward (EH) Hatcher
    p.129 - Identical deed of same date, signed: Ben Hatcher
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    Henrico Co, Virginia Wills and Deeds, 1677-1705
    Compiled by Benjamin B Weisinger III
    Ages as given by Deposition in Co Records 1677-1705
    1 Aug. 1676, p.27 - William Hatcher, 63
    1 April 1679, p.89 - Benjamin Hatcher, 35
    2 June 1679, p.100 - Edward Hatcher, 46
    10 Nov. 1679, p.112 - Edward Hatcher, 36 or 37
    1 April 1680, p.125 - Benjamin Hatcher, 36
    10 Oct. 1681, p.184 - Edward Hatcher, 46
    1 April 1685, p.313 - Benjamin Hatcher, 43
    2 Feb. 1686, p.410 - William Hatcher, 27 1 Dec. 1687, p.471 - Ben Hatcher, 40
    1 Feb. 1691, p.286 - John Hatcher (son of Edward), 18
    2 Dec. 1678, p.66 - Edward Hatcher, 46




    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
    • Married: 1636
    Children
    1. Has Children Edward HATCHER b: 1637 in England
    2. Has Children Henry HATCHER Sr. b: 1638 in Henrico Co., VA
    3. Has No Children William HATCHER b: 1639 in Henrico Co, VA
    4. Has No Children Jane HATCHER b: ABT 1640
    5. Has No Children Susannah HATCHER b: 1642 in Henrico Co, VA
    6. Has No Children Benjamin HATCHER b: 1644 in Henrico Co, VA

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