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HUTCHINS

1. ENOCH-

m. 5 Apr. 1667 MARY (2) STEVENSON (b. Aug.-Oct. 1651 Oyster River, NH)
d. 9 May 1698 Kittery, Maine

"Enoch Hutchins was the progenitor of the large Hutchings - Hutchins family of York, Maine. The first record of Enoch Hutchins is when he was transported to Maryland prior to June 1652 by William Ayres, a gentleman from Nansemond County, Virginia. Mr. Ayres came to Maryland in May 1651 and it was probably at that time that Enoch arrived. On 15 February 1655 Enoch Hutchins was one of 45 people transported to Virginia, probably from the eastern shore of Maryland, by William Wright, gentleman, of Nancemond [sic] County. Enoch probably completed his seven years service and then left Virginia to go to an area populated by his countrymen. The first record of him in New England was in 1659 when it was noted in Savage's records of New England, from an unknown source, that the goods of Enoch were taken to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, by a John Hutchins. It would seem logical that the John Hutchins who took Enoch's goods to Portsmouth was the same John Hutchins of Haverhill who on 2 December 1659 signed a contract to construct the Portsmouth meeting house. "(2) His relationship with John is unknown.

The family was probably originally from Devon as in a 1718 deed for five acres of land on Spruce Creek in Kittery Benjamin Hutchins, son of Enoch to his kinsman Thomas Hutchins, son of Hugh Hutchins of Old England. Thomas was baptized in Northam Parish, Shebbear Hundred, Devon, in 1702 and moved to Damariscotta after leaving Kittery. The relationship between Enoch and Hugh is not known, however, is seems likely that Enoch was Hugh's uncle.

Enoch signed a Kittery petition in the fall of 1662 and was with Gowen Wilson at the home of Goodman Peckering at Portsmouth an evening in Jan. 1663/4. He lived in a garrison house on 24 acres near the east branch of Spruce Creek which he bought from Thomas Withers 7 July 1675.

Map of Kittery- Lower Parish- from Stackpole's Old Kittery And Her Families

He made his will 7 June 1693 aged and weak in body and was called an old man when killed by Indians in his own doorway and three sons taken 9 May 1698.

"In the Name of god Amen the 7th day of June 1693 and in the 5th year of ye Reign of our Soveraign Lord and Lady King William and Queen Mary Enoch Hutchings... Doe make this my Last Will and Testament...

Item: I give and Bequeath unto Mary my Beloved Wife all my wholl Estate whatsoever Dureng her Widdowhood as howsing Lands Cattle household Stuff and other Implemts Whatsoever to have and to hold During her naturall Life Provided she Remaine a Widdow and after her Decease or Mariage with any other man my Will is that all my Whole Estate Be Divided amongst my Children in maner and form following.

Item: I give and Bequeath unto Enoch my Beloved son my house and thirty acres of Land Joyning to it which Lyeth and is Scituate at ye head or ye Estern Creeck in Spruce creek Being thirty Pole wide or in Bredth By the Water side to have and to hold ye said thirty Acres of Land & house to him and his heirs Lawfully Begotten of his Body forever.

Item: I give and Bequeath unto my son Joseph twenty five Acres of Land at ye head of ye Eastern Creeck Joyning to his Brother Enochs Land and on ye South side thereof in Bredth twenty five pole and ye Rest of ye Remaining Bredth containing five acres ye sd Joseph alowing ye same Bredth and Quantity to his Brother John for a way to ye water side or for other Uses mext to his Brother Enochs Land To Have and to hold ye sd Land as it is specified to him and his heirs Lawfully Begotten forever Unless ye sd Joseph shall se good to Dispose of ye Primisses to one of his Brothers.

Item I give and Bequeath unto my son John Ten acres of Land Lying at ye head of my above said Lands Before given to my son Enoch and Joseph Being an additionall Grant to ye former and five acres out of Josephs for a way and other uses as is Expressed in his Brother Josephs Legacy.

Item I give and Bequeath unto my youngest son Jonathan my Garison house Wherein I now Dwell and ye other house By it and all ye Barns and out houses and all ye Land thereto Belonging about Thirty acres more or less fronting the maine Creeck Bounded in Bredth By Rowland Williams and Martins Cove and so Back into ye Woods as far as my Land Runs allway Provided and to Be understtd that my sons Enoch Joseph and John are enter & Possess their Several Leagacys Imediately after my Decease and that my son John shall have Liberty to Dispose of his Land to one of his Brothers and to no other prson this Later Claues to Be understood according to True meaning though any thing to ye Contrary abovesd.

Item I give and Bequeath unto my two sons Benjamin and Samuell all my stock of Cattle of what kind soever to Be devided Between ym according to my Wifes Discreation:

Item I give and Bequeath unto my two Daughters Mary and Sarah all my household stuff as Beding Linen and Woollen Peuter and Brass and Iron and vessels of Wood

And Last of all I doe nominate and appoint my three friends vizt the Worshipfull Capt ffrancis Hook and mr Richard Cutt and Wm Godsoe To Be Executors of this my Last Will and Testamt...

In prsence of us Rowland Williams, Henry Benson, Wm Godsoe"(1)

Mary showed his estate to appraisers 7 June 1698:

"A true Inventory of all and Singulare the Goods and Chattls and Debts Due onto Enoch Hutchins who deceased may the 9th 1698 as they were presented and shewed unto us the Subscriber By mrs mary Hutchins widdow and Relict of the deceased this 7thDay of June in the yeare of our Lord 1698

Impr To money seven pounds.......................................................................................................................... 007 00 00
To the Garrison house and other housing and twenty six acres of Land there unto Belonging in Spruce Creek............................................................................................................................................................. 120 00 00
To a house and seventy acres of Land and the head of the Eastern Branch of Spruce Creek Eighty pounds........................................................................................................................................................... 080 00 00
To a small parcell of Crek thatch Banks and saltmarsh att head of the eastern Creek above said……………… 01-05-00
To 1 yoak of oxen ten pounds 10-00-00......................................................................................................... 017 05 00
To 1 yoak of steers six pounds 06-00-00
To 3 cowes and calves att three pounds ten each and on hefer att three pounds................................................ 013 10 00
To 1 two yeare old hefer on pound 1 on sh 01-10-00
To 1 yearlin hefer att 1 pound five 01-05-00
To two yearling Bulls 2 pounds five 02-05-00.................................................................................................. 009 10 00
To 1 mare and two colts 4 pound ten shilli 04-10-00
To 23 Ewes and i Ram and i4 Lambs............................................................................................................... 016 04 00

To 4 old swine and4 young swine 08-00-00
To two ffeather Beds and furniture 12-00-00................................................................................................... 029 00 00
To i ffeather Bed furniture thereto 09-00-00

To 12 yards whom spun wollen cloth and 13 yd Kersey att 6 shill p yd 06-00-00
To his wearing apparell 03-00-00
To 50 pound sheeps wooll 02-09-00
To i sute new curtains 03-00-00
To i0 pounds Cotton wool 00-17-06............................................................................................................... 018 19 03
To 2 spinning wheels 00-09-00
To i2 Bushells of Barle 02-08-00
To 4 Bushells 1/2 Indian corn 00-15-09

Carryed to the other sd 3ii=08=03

Brought from the other side 3ii=08=03

To a sadle and Bridle 00-12-00
To two Cross Cutt sawes and an augur 02-00-00
To 1 pair sheets 30 shilli earther ware 8 sh 6d 01-18-06.................................................................................. 010 15 00
To a warming pann 14 shilli 00-14-00
To Trim ware 3 shill 00-03-00
To Pewster New and old 05-08-00

To 4 Iron Potts two tramels pott hooks and a frying pann 03-07-00
To two silver spoons and 7 pewter spoons 01-10-06
To 1 Brass skillit and sheepsheers 00-05-00................................................................................................... 007 08 06
To three Iron Chains caps and pin 01-10-00
To 4 hooes and an Axe 00-16-00

To pails boles Dishes platters and moore earthen ware 01-15-00
To powdering Tubs Cyder cask and other old casks and Tubbs 01-00-00...................................................... 008 11 00
To Arms and Ammunition 5 Guns and powder and bulets 05-16-00

To carts ploughs and yoaks shoes 01-15-00
To 2 pitchforks 2 sciths 3 reaphooks 1 axe i adds 00-15-00
To 1 drawing knife and fishing craffe 00-09-00.............................................................................................. 005 05 00
To 1 chest 6 shill and old Bible and Books of Divnity 01-01-00
To two Cannons 01-05-00

To 24 Coard of wood 03-00-00
To i bushell salt 00-04-00............................................................................................................................. 003 04 00

Brought from the other side............................................................................................................................. 346 ii 09

Debts Due ffrom Diverse ffolk to sd Estate
To Nine pounds in money due from Caps pirkrin........................................................................................... 009 00 00
To 5 pound money Due from David Hutchins more 8 shill.............................................................................. 005 08 00

To Rowland Williams Due from him in money 02-10-00
To John martin Due from him in money 00-07-00
To wm=Hilton senr Due from him in money 00-12-00................................................................................... 004 12 06
To Enoch Hutchins Due from him in money 00-10-00
To Bartholomew Stevenson from him 00-13-06

                                                                                                                                                                   £ 366 11 09

Mary Hutchins appeared this 10th July 1693 and made oath to ye truth of ye above Inventory and if any more appear hereaftershe will give sd in to ye Registr office

before me

Sam Wheelwright" (1)

Enoch Hutchins' Inventory- Page 1, Page 2, Page 3

In Feb. 1723/4 Mary had washed for Rowland Williams, dressed his diet, tended him near 30 years. Her bill for "house harbor" was for 36 years.

Issue-

·  2I. SARAH- b. Kittery, Maine, m.1. c.1709 JOHN (2) DILL 2. before 4 July 1716 Charles Trafton, living in 1739 3

·  II. ENOCH- b. 1671 Kittery, Maine, m. 13 May 1693 HOPEWELL(2) FURBISH (m.2. 25 Apr. 1711 William Wilson), d. 3 Apr. 1706

·  III. Joseph- killed by Indians 4 May 1705

·  IV. John- m. 11 Sept. 1718 Mary Downer

·  V. Benjamin- m. 1. Jan. 1702/3 Joanna Ball 2. 12 Mar. 1718/9 Mary Dill (m.2. 2 June 1723 Philip Carey), d. Apr- July 1721

·  4VI. SAMUEL- m. HANNAH (8) MERRILL (d. 9 June 1747), will 20 Oct.-28 Dec. 1742

·  VII. Jonathan- b. 1683, m. 20 Oct. 1709 or 20 May 1710 Judith Weeks, Adm. 20 May 1746

·  VIII. Mary- m. 28 Nov. 1701 Andrew Lewis

Ref:

(1) York Co. Probate- I,49
(2) Robert Hutchins of Colonial America- Jack R. Hutchins, Gateway Press, 1992- pp. 6-7

Old Kittery and Her Families- Everett S. Stackpole,pp.66,72,170, 542
Genealogical Dictionary of Maine & New Hampshire- pp.365-6


3I. ENOCH (ENOCH 1)

b. 1671 Kittery, ME
m. 13 May 1693 Kittery, HOPEWELL (2) FURBISH (m.2. 25 Apr. 1711 William Wilson)
d. 3 Apr. 1706 Kittery

Enoch inherited a house and barn and thirty acres of land at the head of the Eastern Branch of Spruce Creek in Kittery from his father. His home was attacked by the Indians for the second time on 4 May 1705 and Hopewell and her three sons were captured and taken to Canada. She gave birth to Mary while a prisoner of the French. She had returned by 13 Jan. 1706/7 as she was granted the administration of Enoch's estate. Enoch III and Thomas were released soon after. Apparently it was believed that William had been killed for Enoch made no provision for him in his will. William returned unexpectedly in 1732 and was disowned by his brothers. He sued for, and won, a double share of his father's estate. He then sold his inheritance in 1736 and moved to Scarborough.

"A True and perfect Inventory of all and Singular the Goods and Chattels of Enoch Hutchins of Kittery Deceased And apraised By us the subscribers Aprill the iith 1706

Rowland William
William Godsoe

Imprimis his house and out housing and 130 acres Land 172-00

Item his stock of cattell viz 4 oxen 15-00-00
ffour Cowes 12-00-00
Thre hefers 2 yeare old each i Ditto 3 yeare old 08-00-00................................51 00 00                                                                                                    ffourteen old sheep eleven Lambs 06-14-00
ten swin 5 old 5 young i mare 1-16-0 09-04-00
51-00-00

Item Implements of Husbandry viz
2 yoaks fitted with ?staples and rings 0-12-0
a loging chaine and Draft Chain 1-10-0
cops and pin 2 pitch forks 0-10-0...................................................................4 17 6                                                                                                            Plough and Irons 0-16-0
Grindston 0-08-0
1 Broad axe 1 narrow axe 1 adds 0-17-0
Drawing knife old plain 1 ( )

Item his owne and wives apparell and Beding
Two Beds fild with catt Down on old 1-10-0
1 fether bolster 1 old bolster with cat down 1-00-0
6 Blankets 1 Coverlid 4-10-0
( ) old Curtens and valents 1-00-0
Bedsteed coard and curtain rods old Blankett 1-02-0................................... 14 4 0                                                                                                                      2 coats 1jacket 2 old pair britches all whom spin 2-00-0
1 pair Ticken Britches 2 old shirts 1 new shirt 0-15-0
New hatt 0-14-0
To his wives Gown under coat and 3 caps 1-10-0
Three pair old Gloves 0-03-0

241-01-6 carryed to the other sd

Brought from the other side 241-01-06

Item English Goods in a Chest
Whit linen 2yd 3/4 6-5-6
3 yd strip for lineing 0-9-0
9 1/2 yd striped stuff Looking Glass 1-2-0
6 yd 1/4 sad culoured Drugit 1-11-0
5 yrd more Drugit 5 1/4 yd ?sulloone 2-ii-0.............................................. 11-08-00                                                                                                                   21 yd whomspun cloth 4s-6d p yd 4-i6-6
silk and 2 doz Buttons 0-12-0
Nails 1/2 100 0-01-0

Item to a new sadle and bridle and sadle cloath 4-12-00

i Gun 1/2# powder 1-12-0

3 hamers old ons wooden plates dishes 0-10-0
New pott and tramell pothooks i-02-0
2 pails- old bason 0-03-2..........................................................................6-04-08                                                                                                                Cuttlass 0-06-0
1 smal pott 4 shill ( ) iron 0-07-0
36#'s sheepes wool- att 14d p# 2-02-0
1 chair 0-02-6

Item in a chest att his mothers 16 yd 1/2 cotton cloth................................ 2-01-03

2 pair cards 6 sh- 1 shirt 6 sh 1 pair stockins 1s-6d 0-13-06
1 old coat 2 old jacketts 1 old pair britches 1-00-00
silver Buckle 3 pair 3 pair silver Buttons 0-12-00……........................... 03-12-00                                                                                                                        1 Rumals Necklash- 18 pence 3 chest i Box 12 s 0-13-06
a Tramell and pot hooks old pott 0-13-00

Item about ten cord wood
1 Iron spad 3 wedges old axe
1 old ?horse 1 Bob 1 Tray & frying pan
In value 2-14-0

                                                                                           Sum Tottall 268-13-00

Yorke Kittery April 17th, 1706

Benjamin & Samuel Hutchins adminitraton of the estate of the Within Enoch Hutchins Psonally appearing before me the subscriber Judg of Probate &c made oath to the truth of the within Inventory and if any more shall here after appear or come to their Knowledg, they will give it in to the Register office
Jos: Hammond

The within named Rowland Williams and William Godsoe personally appearing before me the subscribe Judg of Probate &c. made oath that they did app- the Estate of Enoch Hutchins within written at the just value to their best Judgment
Jos: Hammond

Recorded in the Records of Inventories &c: for the County of york page 122, 123
P Charles ffrost Registr"(1)

Enoch Hutchins' Inventory- Page 1, Page 2, Page 3

"Benjamin and samuell Hutchins there Accounts of Charges and Desbuursements as they were adminitrated To the Estat of their deceased Brother Enoch Hutchins

Imprimis To Funerall Charges

To five Gallons of wine 1-05-00
To three Gallons of Rhum 0-12-00
To all spice i mill 3 paire womans gloves att 2s 6d pr 0-08-06
To ( ) for morning 4 yd att 5 01-00-00
To a Coffin 6s 9d 00-06-09
To a winding sheet 01-04-00
To 4 paire of Gloves for the Bearers 00-10-00
To the Grave Digging 00-05-00
5-11-03

To Charges for the administron and Takeing the Inventory
To gett the apprassor and our attend on Day on the work and the apprasses 00-12=00
wages pd them 6 shill
To Goe To the office for the Letter of Administrasion 2 days apeace 00=12=0

To 1 on day goeing to ( ) 00-09-00
To the appraisers for Goeing to Major Hammonds To make oath to the Inventory 00=06-00
To Two Bondsmen 6sh 00=06-00
To the Jud and Register 00-18-00
To money spent on the Bondmen and appraisers 0-01-06

Sum Tottall of the Charges of the Funerall and administration and charges ariseing thereon 08-09=09

To Debts and other charges paid for the deceased
To Hannah King for attendance in his sickness 00-04-00
To samuel Hutchins for a Eleven days work in Tending him in his sickness Looking to his cattell and providing for his funerall 01-13-00
To 1 on Day To help to fetch the Drink and thing for the Funerall 00-02-06
To Doctor packer for physick 01-16-00
To mr Eliott forty shill 02-00-00
To william Godsoe for pr of a horse 00-15-00
6-10-06

To Benjamin Hutchins for paire of new stockins 00-03-09
To 1 Day and 1/2 work to haull wood and kill swine 00=03-09
To 1/2 Dayes work to pay Doct packer 00-01-03
To mr Newmarch 12 shill 00-12-00
To Both on daye attendance att ( ) To( ) delivery of the goods on Day ( ) 00-12-00
Loss 5 sheep 01-05-00
Loss 2 swine 00-12-00
Funerall and administrasion the Tottall charges 18-09-03
To pork amounting To 03-04-03
21-13-06

The estate credits ( ) 01-04-0
To Henry Barter 00-06-06

the four going account was mad up &ballenced this 22dday of march 1706/7 before benjaman & samuell hutchen & hopwel hutchens the trow administratrix to Enoch hutching Estat before John pickering Jos: Hammond

The foregoing Accot presented to me by Benjaminand Saml Hutchins administr to the Estate of their decd Brother Enoch Hutchins to which they made oath this 22d March 1706/7- and I doe approve and allow thereof
Jos. Hamond Judge of Probate

Recorded in the Registers office for the County of yorke foll: 5. No 2
P Charles ffrost Registr"(1)

Enoch Hutchins' administrators' account 1707- Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4

"The Accompt of Hopewell Hutchins alias Wilson administratrix of all & singuler the Goods Chattels Rights and Credits of Enoch Hutchins late of Kittery yeoman Deceased, as well & for such and so much of the same goods & Chattels as came toher as of and for her payments and disburstments out of the same as followeth-

To Mr Robert Elliott................................................................................... £ 02:10:0
To mr Peter Lewis.......................................................................................... 1:0:0
To Benjamin Hamons..................................................................................... 0:15:0
To Nicolas Winkley........................................................................................ 0:07:6
To 5/ paid Majr Frost..................................................................................... 0-05-0
To Bringing up one Child from years old at p year
To Letters of administration and charges in apprising
the Estate and Recording the several Instruments........................................... 00-15-00
To the widows wearing cloths in the Inventory discounted.............................. 01-13-0
To the Administratrix for time and Expenses in
Setling Administration................................................................................... 05-00-00
To allowing Accot and Recording the Same and
attendance on the Court of Probates............................................................. 01-00-00
The Said Accomptant Chargeth herself with all & Singuler the Goods & Chattels of the Said Deceased Specified in an Inventory thereof Made and Exhibited into the Registry of the Court of Probate Amounting as by the Same Inventory appeareth to the sum of £246, 4-5

To Say
In Real Estate.............................................................................................. 172:0:0
In Personal Estate which came to my hands from Benjamin
and Samuel Hutchins the former administrators............................................. 74-1-5
246-1-5

It is considered the Income of the above Estate shall satisfie the administratrix for her bringing upthe child above mentioned
John Wheelwright Judg Probt

yorke July 5, 1720

Hopewell Wilson (Administratrix on the Estate of her former Husband Enoch Hutchins) personally appearing before me made oath to the truth of the within accot and it is considered she be allowed the sum of thirteen pounds five shillings and six pence
John Wheelwright Judg Probt

Recorded in the Registers office for the County of York 12=3 foll 54
P Charles ffrost Registr"

Enoch Hutchins' administrators' account 1720- Page 1, Page 2

Thomas, Enoch, and Mary each were given £13/10/2. (1)

Issue-

·  I. William- b. 1 Aug. 1694 Kittery, m. 17 Oct. 1734 Scarborough, Mary Keen (m.2. 1739 Morris O'Brien), d. 10 Oct. 1738 Scarborough

·  5II. THOMAS- b. 20 Sept. 1696 Kittery, m.1. 5 May 1720 HANNAH (4) HILL, 2. 13 Dec. 1764 Martha Jones (m.2. 15 Oct. 1780 John Haley), d. 7 June 1774 Kittery

·  III. Enoch- b. 11 Sept. 1697 Kittery, m. 1726 Elizabeth Johnson (living in 1770), Adm. 1761

·  IV. Mary Catherine- b. 6 Sept. 1705 Sorel, P.Q., m.1. 8 Dec. 1727/8 Kittery, James Grover (b. 1703, d. 1730), 2. Moses Welch

Ref:

(1) York County Probate- Docket No. 10037A

Hugh Hutchins of Old England- Jack Randolph Hutchins & Richard Jasper Hutchins, Gateway Press, Baltimore, 1984, p.689ff
Old Kittery and Her Families- Everett S. Stackpole, p.542


5II. THOMAS (ENOCH 1, ENOCH 2)

b. 20 Sept. 1696 Kittery, ME
m.1. 5 May 1720 Kittery, HANNAH (4) HILL
    2. 13 Dec. 1764 Kittery, Martha Jones (m.2. 15 Oct. 1780 Kittery, John Haley)
d. 7 June 1774 Kittery

Thomas was a selectman in Kittery in 1737. He signed a petition requesting an equal share of the ministerial lands for the third parish.(1)

"In the name of God Amen, the fifth Day of August In the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Seventy Two. I Thomas Hutchings of Kittery in the County of York and Province of the Massachussets Bay in New England Gent. Being aged but, of perfect mind and memory Thanks be Given unto God. Therefore calling unto mind the Mortality of my body and Knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Dye Do make and ordain This my Last will & testament (That is to Say) Principally and first of all I given and Recommend my Soul unto the Hands of God That Gave it and my Body to The Earth To be buried in Decent and Christian manner at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter named Nothing Doubting but al The Great, and General Resurrection, I Shall Recive the Same again, by the mighty Power of God to bless me in This Life with I Give Demise and Dispose of the Same in the following manner and form-

Imprimis my will is that all my just Debts and Funeral charges be Raised and Paid Togeather with The Several Legacies or Sums therein mentioned by my Executors hereafter named out of my Estate as soon as may be Conveniently after my Decease

Item, I given and Bequeath unto Martha my Dearly beloved wife The whole and Sole use Encome and The Improvement of all my Lands where I Now Dwell & Possess Lying in the Town of Kittery moeing Land Tillage orchard and Pasture Lands with my buildings & Pew in the meeting house at The Head of Spruce Creck During The Time She Shal Remain my widdow and after her Decease or marage To Return to my Daughter Rhoda weeks the wife of Nicholas weeks Junr of sd Kittery her heirs and assigns forever And also when my Debts & Funeral Charges and Leagacies herein mentioned are Paid & Deliverd all my movables out Doors and and within Doors Excepting what I have hereby Disposed of That Shall be Then Remaining I alsoe Give to my sd wife and in Case she Dies my wido after her funeral charges are Paid what in then Remaining To Return To my sd Daughter Rhoda The wife of Nicholas weeks and also will and order That my negro man Calld Ned Shall Live on my Farm as a Servant To my sd wife During The Time She Remains my widdow and after her Decease or marage I give him as a Servent to my Daughter Hannah the wife of Saml Clough.

Item, I Give and Bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter Susana The wife of Thomas Lewes of Kittery Six Shillings in Lawfull money To be Paid to her out of my Estate by my Executr besides what I have already Given her for her Portion of my Estate

Item I Give and bequeath unto my well beloved daughter Hannah The wife of Samuel Clough Six Shillings Lawfull money To be Paid her out of my Estates and alsoe after the marrage or Decease of my sd wife I Give To her my Negro man Calld Ned, which with what She has already had is in full for her portion of my Estate.

Item I Give and bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter Rhoda The wife of Nicholas weeks Junr after The Decase or marage of Martha my wife all my Lands and Buildings in Kittery where I Now Dwell and Possess Lying between Spruce Creek and York being The whol of what I have in my Possession Togeather with my Pew in the meeting house To her & her heirs and assigns forever

Item I Give and bequeath unto my Two Grandaughters Temperance and Phebe Hutching the Daughters of my Son Enoch Hutchins Decd Each of them Six Shillings Lawfull money to be Paid out of my Estate and confirm To Them what I have already Given to Their sd Father

Item I Give and bequeath unto my Grandson Thomas Clough The one half Part of That Tract or Percel of Land I purchased of Matthew ( ) Lying in Arundel Joying on Saco Road The other half Part I have Conved and herby Confirm To his brother Samuel Clough to Ther Heir Heirs and assigns & alsoe Give To Them my wareing apparrel

Item I Given and bequeath unto my Grandson Thomas Hutching Lewes all my Commonages or Right in the Common Lands of the Proprietors of Kittery what is Divided & undivided both Stated where it wills

Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandaughter Hilda That Lives with me one Cow and Two Sheep To be Keep on my farm for her and also Give her The priviledge of Living in one Room That has a fire Place in it in my house During the Time she remains unmarried & also Give her one feather bed Bedsted & furniture suitable for it and Give her my Smal Chest of a brownish coular markd TH inside the Cover- And I Do Constitute and appoint make and ordain Samuel Clough & Nicholas weeks Junr my sons in Law To be my Sole Executors of this my Last will & Testament & Do hereby utterly Disallow Revoke and Disannul all an Every other former wills Testaments Bequests and Executors by me any way before named willed & Bequeathed Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last will and Testament In Wittness whereof I have herunto set my hand and Seal the Day and year first above written-

Signed Sealed Published pronounced & Declared by the sd Thomas Hutchings as his Last will & Testament in the Presents of us-
John Godsoe, Thomas Hutchings
James Hutchins
Peter Hutchins"(2)

Thomas Hutchings' Will- Page 1, Page 2, Page 3,Page 4

A true and Perfect Inventory of all the Goods Chattles rights and Credits of Thomas Hutchins Late of Kittery in the County of York Gent Decd. taken and appraised by the Subscribers by Virtue of a warrant from Jonathan Sayward Esqr Judge of Probate of willss &c. In and for the County of York aforesaid as they ware shewed to us By Mr. Nicholas Weeks administrator of said Estate and Mrs. Martha Hutchins widow of said Deceasd as follows vizt-

To the Homestead Land Containing about fifty acres....................................................................... £ 150:0:0
To the Dwelling house and Barn thereon.............................................................................................. 24:0:0
To 50 acres of Land in the Town of arundell 24 to 45 acres in the Commons in Berwick. £ 13..10/ …37:10:0
To one Pew in the meeting house in the Middle or third Parish in Kittery................................................. 9:0:0
To one Negro man £ 30 to Debts outstanding and Promisoary Notes £ 10..18.0................................ 40.18:0
To 5 Cows £ 18 to 2 stears 5 £8/ to 2 heifers 54/ to 6 sheep 48/ to 5 tunns of hay £9………………. 37:10:0
To 2 swine 30/ to one Cart & pr of wheels 30/ to an old Cyder mill & press 9/....................................... 3:9:0
To one old plow 3/ to two ox yoks 9/ to 2 old hoes 3/ to 2 pr. of hay forks pr of muck
forks and one Iron Spade 6/ to 1 Iron Crow 5/ to 2 Iron Chains & Iron Cope & pin 15/......................... 2:5:0
To one harrow 3/ to 1 Canoe 30/ to 1 pr. of handirons one pr of tongs & 1 fire shovel 15/...................... 2:8:0
To 2 Iron tramels 8/ to old pots and Kittles 10/ to 1 Iron Grate 4/ to Puter 6/ to Crockery
ware 4/ to tin ware 1/ to 1 ovel table & 1 square table 18/ to a few old Knives & forks 2/....................... 3:3:0
To one feather bed and Beding 96/ to one Do. and Beding 87/ to one Do. & beding 40/....................... 11:3:0
To two Bedsteds and Cords 12/ to 3 old Chairs 4/6 to 1 pr. of ?sheetyards 4/ to 1 flax Comb 9/............ 1:9:6
To one Brass Skimer 1/ to wooden ware for a Dairy 6/4 to 4 Chists 20/ to wet & dry casks 13/............. 2:5:4
To one Pr. of weaveing Loom 18/ to one Cuboard 9/ to 1 meal bag 4/.................................................. 1:11:0
To 1 Sythe and tackling 4/ to one saddle 24/ to one Grindstone 8d.......................................................... 1:8:8
To one ax one old saw & one old ( ) 6/ to one Cowhide 8.................................................................... 0:14:0
York: Kittery Janr 28th 1774........................................................................................................... £ 328:50:6

Robt Cutts
William Lewis
James Hutchins

York Js Kittery March 17th 1774
then the above Named Robert Cutts and James Hutchins personally appeard. and made oath that in taken the above Inventory they actd. according to their best skill and judgment

Sworn before me Edward Cutts justice Peace

York Js march 22nd 1774 Then Nicholas Weeks Junr. one of the Executors of the testament of Thomas Hutchings made Oath that this is a true and perfect Inventory of the Estate of the Testator that has yet come to his Hands possession or Knowledge and that if any thing hereafter appears not mentioned herein he will render an additional Inventory thereof into this Court the appraisers being sworn

Jonathan Sayward- Judge of Probate(2)

Thomas Hutchins' Inventory- Page 1, Page 2

Issue- all children b. in Kittery

·  I. Susannah- b. 22 Dec. 1721, int. 23 Nov. 1741 Thomas Lewis

·  II. Hannah- b. 28 Dec. 1724, m. Samuel Clough of York

·  III. Thomas- b. 25 De.c 1726, d. 28 Mar. 1736

·  6IV. REBECCA- b. 17 Jan. 1728, m. 22 Oct. 1748 Kittery, LEVI (3) HUTCHINS

·  V. Rhoda- b. 9 Aug. 1733, m. 20 July 1760 Nicholas Weeks Jr.

·  VI. Katherine- b. 23 Feb. 1730, d. 24 Mar. 1736

·  VII. Enoch- b. 23 Feb. 1735, m. 6 Jan. 1757 Mary Walker (m.2. 9 Feb. 1764 William Pettegrew), d.c.1763

Ref:

(1) Mass. Archives- Vol.115, p.866
(2) York Count Probate- No. 10082

Hugh Hutchins of Old England- Jack Randolph Hutchins & Richard Jasper Hutchins, Gateway Press, Baltimore, 1984, p.692
Old Kittery and Her Families- Everett S. Stackpole, pp.543-4


4VI. SAMUEL (ENOCH 1)

b.c.1685
m. 4 Jan. 1715/6 Haverhill, MA, HANNAH (8) MERRILL (d. 9 June 1747 Arundel, ME)
d. 28 Dec. 1742 Arundel will 20 Oct.- 28 Dec. 1742

Samuel was captured by Indians on 9 May 1698 and taken to Canada. He was returned 24 Jan. 1699.(1) On 6 Feb. 1703 Samuel received 29 pairs of snowshoes, 20 of which were to go to the soldiers at Piscataqua.(2) In 1720 he was a field officer in Kittery his house being made into a garrison.(3) He was from Salisbury in 1724 when he sold his house in Kittery. He had moved to Arundel before 30 June 1729.(4) Samuel was made a proprietor of Arundel in 1731.(5) Samuel was also a slave owner.(6)

"In the Name of God Amen I Samuel Hutchins of Arundel in the County of York in New England Husbandman being very Sick & Weak in Body but of perfect Mind & Memory, Thanks be givenunto God & calling into Mind the Mortality of my Body & Immortality of my Soul & knowing thatit is appointed for all Men once to Dye, do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament, that is to say, Principally & first of all I give & recommend my Soul into the Hands of God that gave it & my Body to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executrix nothing doubting but at the GeneralResurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God. And as to the Wordly Estate with which it hath pleasd God to bless me I give & Dispose of the same in the following Manner & Form.

Imprimis To Hannah my well beloved Wife whom I ordain sole Executrix of this my last Will during her State of Widowhood for her Comfort & Support I give the Use & improvement of all my Estate real & personalwithin Doors & without, excepting my Mare which I give my Son Levi an equal share & right in with his Mother. And it is my will that as I appoint Simeon & Levi with their Mother to defray my Funeral Charges & all my just Debts; so between the3se my twoSons aforesd I equally divide all my reall Estate at Home & abroad, Assigning to my Son Simeon that half Part of my Homestead, that lyeth south toward the Sea, being thirty two Poles in Breadth & if either of these two sons Simeon & Levi, dye without lawful Issue, my Will is, that the surviving Son shall ownPossess & Enjoy the whole.

Item I give & dispose of my three Guns as follows viz to Simeon the longest, Levi the next longest, & the other to my Son David, to whom I also give the sum of five shillings; & to my other three Sons viz Caleb Joseph & Samuel I give the like Sum of five Shillings; And to my Daughters I give in like manner viz to Mary the Wife of Mr John Merrill the Sum off five Shillings, to Hannah the Wife of Mr. John Burbank five Shillings; & to Lydia the Wife of John Jellison five shillings & to her the sd Lydia I also give after the Death of her Mother the Bed on which I lay with all the Bedding belonging to it & tis my intenet & Meanning that the several Crowns aforesd be paid to each child respectively in Province Bills of the last Emission:

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal the twentieth Day of October Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred & forty two & in the 16 Year of his Majesty Reign. Signed Seald Published Pronounced & Declared by the sd Samuel Hutchins as his last Will & Testament in the Presence of us the Subscriberrs
          his
Samuel X Hutchins
          Mark
Edward Melcher
Elisabeth melcher
Abigal curtis

York ff Wells Decmr 28th 1742. The within written will was presented to probt by Hannah Hutchins Sole Executrixtherein namedMr Edward melcher Eiza melcher & abigail Curtis personally appeared at ye same time & made oath that they saw Samll Hutchins within named Decesd sign Seal& ( ) him publish pronounce & declare ye same to be his last will & testament & that he was then of a sound sissposing mind according to them befr dyeing & that they subscribed their names as writtn (     ) presence & I do accordingly allow approve of ye same
John Wheelwright Judge Probt (7)

Samuel Hutchin's Will, Page 2

"A True Inventory of all & singular the Goods Chattels & ( ) of all the real & personal estate of Samuel Hutchins late of Arundel in the Country of York deceased to us whose names are under written appointed by the Honble John Wheelwright Esqr judge of the Probate of Wills within and for ( ) sd Country of York to take an Account of & make an Estimate & Appraisal of the said Deceaseds Estate to us shown by the deceaseds Widow & was accordingly Prized on the 12th of January 1742/3 at Arundel aforesd as follows viz:
Eighty acres of Land with one House & Barn................................................................................. 500-0-0
Item Two Beds & beading.................................................................................................................. 25
Item His wearing Apparrel.................................................................................................................. 23
Item Three Augurs 22 a drawing knofe Chisel & Saw............................................................................ 1-9
Item ( ) one Ax 8s a Razor & Hone 12s............................................................................................... 1-16
item A fishing Line 7s old Iron 66# & 1/2 at 18 pr #............................................................................ 5-6-9
item Two Pots & pothooks & Trammel £3.10s.0 two old Axes 10s.................................................... 4-0-0
item Three Guns £13 & plow Irons 1-10-0..................................................................................... 14-10-0
item A cannoo 4£ & to Sundry necessarys 3.10.0............................................................................. 7-10-0
item A frying pann 16 sh a ( ) 5s ( ) Chests & a Sabre 1.15.0............................................................. 2.16.0
item A pair of ( ) a Meal Trough a Ring & ( )...................................................................................... 1-9-0
item Hay in the Barn & Lofts............................................................................................................ 7-10-0
item a pair of old Boots & Shoes........................................................................................................... 1
item one Horse & Furniture................................................................................................................... 6 ( )
item three swine 10.0.0 Six sheep 12.0.0.......................................................................................... 22-0-0
item two Cows 26£ & a yoke of Steers 16£..................................................................................... 42-0-0
item two calfs & one Heifer.............................................................................................................. 10-0-0
                                                                                                                                              total 722=6=9

Joshua Walker
John ( )
Jacob Curtis

York at a Court of Probate held at Wells ( ) Hannah Hutchins ( ) & sole executrix to ye last will & testament of Samuel Hutchins late of arundel ( ) & made Oath that ye particulars within mentioned was all ye estate of sd Samll Hutchins ( ) & if anything ( ) after should come to her hands & knowledge that she would give it into the Probate office
John Wheelwright J Prob"(8)

Samuel Hutchin's Inventory

Issue-

·  I. Sarah- bpt. 26 Apr. 1719 Kittery

·  II. Caleb- bpt. 26 Apr. 1719 Kittery, m. 15 Feb. 1727 Sarah Bryar

·  III. Samuel- bpt. 26 Apr. 1719 Kittery, m. Sarah Bailey (m.1. John Baxter (m.1. Sarah Durrell (killed by Indians Oct. 1726)))

·  IV. Hannah- bpt. 26 Apr. 1719 Kittery, m.1. 7 June 1733 Wells, ME, Lemuel George Perkins, 2. before 20 Oct. 1742 Lt. John Burbank (b. 27 Sept. 1699 Rowley, MA)

·  V. Simon- bpt. 26 Apr. 1719 Kittery, m. Agnes Durrell

·  VI. Mary- m. John Meerill (b. 14 Apr. 1704 Salisbury, d. 8 Apr. 1784 Arundel)

·  VII. Lydia- m.1. before 20 Oct. 1742 John Jellison, 2. John Durrell

·  7VIII. LEVI- b.c.1725 Kittery, m.1. 22 Oct. 1748 REBECCA (4) HUTCHINS (b. 17 Jan. 1728 Kittery), 2. 21 Nov. 1775 EUNICE (4) MARCH (b.c.1738), d. before 21 Mar. 1794 Arundel

·  IX. Joseph- int. 17 June 1732 Kittery, Elizabeth Bryar (bpt. 1 May 1715 Kittery), d. Jan. 1793 Kittery

·  X. David- m.1. Anna Danforth (bpt. 21 Dec. 1727 Rowley, MA), 2. Abigail Deering, 3. 16 Aug. 1774 Arundel, Ruth Grant

Ref:

(1) Mass. Archives- Vol.70, p.398
(2) Ibid- Vol. 71, p.84
(3) Old Kittery and Her Families- Everett S. Stackpole, p.179
(4) Genealogical Dictionary of Maine & New Hampshire- p.366
(5) History of Kennebunk Port- p.128
(6) Ibid- p.158
(7) York County Probate- docket No. 10061
(8) York County Probate- docket 10078

Hugh Hutchins of Old England- Jack Randolph Hutchins & Richard Jasper Hutchins, Gateway Press, Baltimore, 1984, p.690


7VIII. LEVI (ENOCH 1, SAMUEL 2)

b.c.1725 Kittery
m.1. 22 Oct. 1748 REBECCA (4) HUTCHINS (b. 17 Jan. 1728 Kittery)
2. 21 Nov. 1775 EUNICE (4) MARCH (b.c.1738)
d. before 21 Mar. 1794 Arundel

Levi was in Capt. Thomas Perkins' Company in Sir William Pepperrell's expedition to Louisbourg in 1746. He was in the army again in 1757 in Capt. John Fairfield's Company in the second expedition to Louisbourg. He was in Capt. Jefford's Company in 1761-2. Levi was made a proprietor in 1780.(1)

On 21 Mar. 1794 Thomas Hutchings of Waterborough, Simeon Hitchins of Arundel and Lucy his wife, and Thomas and Lavina Huff of Arundel sold to David Hutchings Jr. and Moses Hutchings of Arundel, blacksmith for £3/12, 9 acres of land in Arundel at Dearings Bridge. The deed was signed by Thomas Hutchings, Thomas & Lavina Huff, Simeon & Lucy Hutchins and was witnessed by Thomas Perkins 4th, and Esther Perkins.(2)

The following day Thomas Huff and Simeon Hutchings of Arundel, and Thomas Hutchings of Waterborough appointed James Perkins of Arundel their Power of Attorney for the estate of Levy and Rebecca Hutchings of Arundel. This was signed by Thomas Hutchings, Levina Huff, Thomas Huff, Simeon Hutchings and Lucy Hutchings.(3)

"York ff. The Hon. Joseph Simpson Esq. Judge of the Probate of Wills, &c. for the county of York.

To capt. Daniel Merrill, Paul March and James Dearing all of Arundel in said county- Greeting.

You are hereby authorized and impowered to take an Inventory of, and according to your best skill and judment, truly and justly to appraise in lawful money, all the Estate whereof Levi Hutchins late of Arundel in the county of York yeoman died seized and possessed, in the said county of York: and make return of this Warrant, together with the Inventory so taken, into the Probate-Office of said county, within three months, upon oath to your fidelity and impartiality therein.

Given under my hand, the fourteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord, 1794.

By order of the Judge,
Daniel Sewall, Regr."

"for Persuance to ye Warrant to us directed by Joseph Simpson Esqr Judge of Probate of Wills &c for the county of York we have appraised all ye estate of Levi Hutchings late of Arundell Deseast as shewn us by the administrator

To avit one peice of land in fence estimated at 16 acres (which is ye old lot) at 120/ pr acre is.... £96-0-0
2 1/4 acres on ye south side of road at 24/ is............................................................................... 2-14-0
1/3 of an acre of ye old lot at ye East end adjoin to mark Barters at 6/.............................................. 6-0
the old house & 20 rods of land where the house stands 104/........................................................ 5-4-0
to one lot of nine acres below John Springers on ye road that leads to mils at 9/ is 108/.................. 5-8-0
& also 3 acres adjoining as pr return................................................................................................18-0
                                                                                                                                               £110:10:0

Paul March
Daniel Merrell          
James Dearing

york ss WellsApril 13th 1795
Then the above named Daniel Merrell &James Dearing personally apprased and made solemn oath that in taking an inventory and appraising the Estate whereof that Levi Hutchins of said Arundel in said County diedseized and possessed of they acted impartially working to their best skill & judgment

Before me Benjn Brown Just Peace

york ss April 20th 1795
then paul march personally appeared and made oath that In takeing appraising the Estate of Levi Hutchings Late of Arundel deced he hath acted therein faithfully according to his best skill and judment.
Before John Hovey Just peace"(4)

Levi Hutchins' Inventory- Page 1, Page 2, Page 3

The family evidently had some problems with this property as on 20 Oct. 1801 Joshua Murphy of Arundel recovered a judgement to the title to the land in Arundel against Thomas Hutchings of Waterborough, Elizabeth Bailey of Pepperrellborough, widow, Simeon Hutchings of Arundel and Lucy his wife, and Thomas and Lavina Huff of Arundel. The damages of $171.63 was paid 21 Oct.(5)

A piece of trivia... Levi Hutchins of Concord, NH invented the alarm clock in 1787. It was his "firm rule" to awaken at 4 A.M., whatever the season. But sometimes he slept past that hour, and was distraught the rest of the day. What he wished was a device to rouse him at the exact hour he desired to be up. In past times, people had often depended upon the sun to awaken them. But in New England, at 4 o'clock in the morning, there was no sun. Then this clockmaker looked at his shelves of clocks and was inspired. As he would write, "It was the idea of a clock that could sound an alarm that was difficult, not the execution of the idea. It was simplicity itself to arrange for the bell to sound at the predetermined hour."

Amazing what interesting facts you find when doing research!

Issue- first seven children by Rebecca, last five by Eunice.

·  I. Levi- b.c.1749, m. 18 June 1772 Arundel, Olive Merrill

·  II. Thomas- b.c.1750, m. 23 Dec. 1773 Abigail Carll of Saco (b. 3 Oct. 1753, d. 5 Dec. 1844 Alfred), d. 14 June 1803 Waterborough

·  III. Asa- Asa was a blacksmith and moved to Portsmouth, NH. He went on Benedict Arnold's expedition to Quebec, was taken prisoner and died there.

·  IV. Lucy- m. 21 Jan. 1776 Arundel, Simon Hutchins Jr.

·  V. Eliphalet- d.s.p.

·  VI. son- d.s.p.

·  8VII. LAVINA- m. THOMAS (4) HUFF (b. May 1745 Arundel, d. after 22 Dec. 1804), d. after 22 Dec. 1804

·  9VIII. EDITH- bpt. 8 May 1794 Arundel; m.1. 29 July 1797 Arundel, BENJAMIN (3) DESHON (d. before 1807), 2. 7 Nov. 1807 Arundel, Elijah Deshon (d. before 1810), 3. int. 28 Sept. 1811 Samuel Buzzell of Wells

·  IX. Mehitable- m. 31 Dec. 1806 Richard Haley

·  X. Emma-

·  XI. son- d.s.p.

·  XII. son- d.s.p.

Ref:

(1) History of Kennebunk Port- p.128
(2) York Co. Deeds- Vol.55, p.346
(3) Ibid- Vol.59, p.244
(4) York Co. Probate
(5) York Co. Deeds- Vol.67, p.140

Hugh Hutchins of Old England- Jack Randolph Hutchins & Richard Jasper Hutchins, Gateway Press, Baltimore, 1984, p.695
History of Kennebunk Port- p.253
Records of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport Families- Vol.3, p.852


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