Enoch Hutchins

Enoch HUTCHINS (1645 – 1698) was Alex’s 9th Great Grandfather; one of 1,024  in this generation of the Shaw line.

Enoch Hutchins was probably born in Devon, England.    His parents were Enoch HUTCHINS Sr. and [__?__].

Map of Lower Kittery Lots – Enoch Hutchin’s land is underlined in blue.

Today,  Hutchins Cove Drive (Google Satellite View)  off of Haley Road marks the spot of Enoch’s homestead.  The Kittery Premium Outlets factory stores are  less than a mile away.

Hutchins Cove Road, Kittery Maine

The first record of Enoch Hutchins in America  is when he was transported to Maryland prior to June 1652 by William Ayres, a gentleman from Nancemond County, VA. Mr. Ayres came to Maryland in May 1651, and it was probably at that time that Enoch arrived.   Next we find Enoch moving from Maryland to Virginia, probably on the Eastern Shore. On February 15, 1655, Enoch Hutchinson was one of 45 people transported to Virginia by William Wright, gent., of Nancemond County, VA.  Enoch probably completed his seven years service and then left Virginia to go to an area populated by his countrymen. It is recorded in a New England reference book that his possessions were taken to Portsmouth, NH by John Hutchins in 1659. The original reference for this data has not been located.

Enoch  first appears  in Maine records as a signer of the Kittery Petition in 1662.  Enoch and John Hutchins were two of the first settlers of Kittery, settling at Spruce Creek, Kittery, in 1667.  Enoch married Mary STEVENSON 5 Apr 1667 in Kittery, York County, Maine.

Enoch died 9 May 1698 in Oyster River Plantation (Kittery, York County, Maine.)  He was killed by Indians at Spruce Creek,  as he was at work in his field, and 3 of his sons carried away. The same day Joseph Pray of York was wounded.” Tradition says the wife of Hutchins was also taken, but she was back in time to show his estate to appraisers on 7 June 1698.

Spruce Creek, Kittery, Maine  -   Enoch was killed “in his own door” by Indians. He resided on the Eastern Branch of Spruce Creek, Kittery, in a garrison house.

Mary Stevenson was born about 1651 in Cocheco (Dover) NH .  Her parents were Thomas STEVENSON and Margaret [__?__] Mary died in Feb 1724, probably, in Kittery, Maine.

Children of Enoch and Mary:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Enoch Hutchins 3 Apr 1671 Hopewell Furbish
13 May 1693
3 Apr 1706
killed by Indians
2. Joseph Hutchins 1673 4 May 1705
killed by Indians
3. John Hutchins 1676 Mary Downer
11 Sep 1718
4. Benjamin Hutchins 1677 or 1683 Joanna Ball
Jan 1702/03
.
Mary Dill
12 Mar 1717/18
Jul 1722
Kittery, Maine
5. Samuel Hutchins 20 Aug 1682 Sarah March
4 Jan 1716
York, Maine
20 Aug or
28 Dec 1742
Arundel, Maine
6. Jonathan Hutchins 1684 Catherine Weeks
c. 1710
.
Judith Weeks
1720
bef. 20 May 1746
7. Mary HUTCHINS 1686
Kittery, Maine
Andrew LEWIS
29 Nov 1701
Kittery, Maine
1760
8. Sarah Hutchins 1687
Kittery
John Dill
bef. 18 Oct 1710
.
Charles Trafton
1716
aft. 17 May 1748

Enoch was a kinsman of Hugh Hutchins – see “Hugh Hutchins of Old England,” Jack R. Hutchins & Richard J. Hutchings (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1984), but as far as I know, he was not related to our other Hutchins line headed by John HUTCHINS (1604 – 1685)

Enoch Hutchins bought of Thomas Withers, 7 July 1675, a tract of land “the one end facing upon Spruce Cricke, being twenty foure pooles in breadth, & runneng up by a brooke on the South side of It, one hundred & sixty pooles.” It thus contained twenty-four acres. Its location is more definitely stated in Hutchins’ will, wherein he speaks of his Garrison house and “about thirty acres more or less fronting the maine Creeck Bounded in breadth by Rowland Williams and Martins Cove.” This was in 1693. Enoch Hutchins was killed by Indians in his own door, 9 May 1698, and his wife, who was Mary Stevenson of Dover, was carried into captivity. This seems to locate Hutchins’ lot between Peter Lewis on the north and Nicholas Weeks and John Phoenix on the south, at Martin’s Cove, just south of Pine Point.

Old Kittery and her families By Everett Schermerhorn Stackpole

This long war [where Enoch Hutchins was killed]  reduced the population of Kittery to extreme poverty. The houses and barns of many were burned and their cattle killed. The schools were discontinued for fear that the children in going and coming would be exposed to hostile attacks. If religious services were held, they were attended by armed men. Petitions were sent to the General Court every year from 1694 to 1697, asking for relief from taxation and aid in paying the minister at Berwick. The following represents as well as any the sad conditions of the inhabitants.

To the Right Honorable William Stoughton Esqr Leiftt Governr & Commandr in cheif of his Maj ties Prouince of the Massachusetts Bay in New-England, Together with ye Honorable Council of the said Province. The Selectmen of Kittery humbly Petition That yor honors would Condescend to take thought concerning our poor Estate and accordingly be helpful to us. Tis more difficult abundantly plainly to represent our Calamity to yor Honors than solembly here to groan under it; the latter during Gods good pleasure we must endure; which we hope by your sensible acquaintance therewith may in some measure be alleviated, if it might please yor Honors to abate the whole set proportion in that Province Rate which was Granted Novbr 18 1696 amountting to 36 lbs according to ye Treasurers Warrant Mar. 17 1696/7 which (severall things considered) we think scarce possible to be collected within our precincts

1. May it be thought on the Town in Generall are allmost overcome & discouraged by the tediousness of the Warr finding their Estate daily decaying and Expecting Poverty to come upon them like an armed man.

2. As indeed (blessed be God) some and those very few that can wth much adoe Get a Comfortable livelyhood, so very many are in the greatest extremity not having a days Prouison to live upon nor any thing where by to procure sustenance insomuch that it’s wonderfull yt some do not perish for want, and they are destitute of money wherewithall to assist ymselues with things necessary, so we yor Honors humble supplicants cannot (with conscience) impose any burthen upon ym except yor honors after Consideration of ye Circumstances are pleased not to release yr Taxes.

Pike records the following,

4 May 1705: “Many persons surprised by the Indians at Spruce Creek and York. John Brown, H. Bams, a child of Dodavah Curtis and a child of Enoch Hutchins slain,—rest carried captive by ten or a dozen Indians. Also Mrs. Hoit [Hoel it should be], running up the hill to discern the outcry, fell into their hands and was slain.” Penhallow speaks of Mrs. Hoel as a “gentlewoman of good extract and education.” He says also, “The greatest sufferer was Enoch Hutchins in the loss of his wife and children.” The Dennett manuscripts afford further particulars. This Mrs. Hutchins is called the great-grandmother of Col. Gowen Wilson. The family were surprised by the Indians, her husband shot at the door and she was ordered to prepare to march with them. She pulled her husband’s body into the house and shut the door, and then with her two little boys was compelled to march. One of the boys was soon unable to keep up, when one of the Indians, thinking perhaps that the boy would be killed, kindly caught him up in his arms and ran away with him. Several days afterward the mother and boy were under the care of this kind Indian. One of the Hutchins boys is said to have split a wooden shoe from his foot with a hatchet, which feat won the admiration of the Indians. The other shoe was brought home from captivity and is still preserved. It was in the possession of Col. Gowen Wilson in 1869.

Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, by Sybil Noyes; Charles T. Libby, and Walter G. Davis, 1928-1939:

Like his father, Enoch Hutchins Jr. had trouble with the Indians. The house he inherited from his father was attacked by Indians for the second time on May 4, 1705. Enoch was left wounded and helpless, probably later dying from his wounds. His wife was taken captive with 3 sons; was in Canada in 1706, gave birth to her fourth child while in Canada, but was back by Jan 13, 1706/7.  His son, William, born Aug 1, 1694 (called Nicholas in Canada), returned unexpectedly in Jan 1732 to be disowned by brothers, but accepted by mother. His son, Thomas, born Sep 20, 1696, and his brother Enoch were also captured but how and when they returned is unknown

History of the Town of Durham, New Hampshire (Oyster River Plantation) by Everett Stackpole & Lucien Thompson, 1913:

Enoch appears first in Maine as a signer of the Kittery Petition in 1662. Enoch and his brother John settled at Spruce Creek, Kittery in 1667. They were two of the first settlers of Kittery. He bought land of Thomas Withers at Spruce Creek on Jul 7, 1675 and built a garrison house and lived there the rest of his life. He made his will Jun. 7, 1693. In January 1690 the settlements of the English and French were encroaching on each other, and the French organized Indian war parties to attach these English settlements. This action started the King William’s War which was not settled until 1698, but not before Kittery, Maine was attached and Enoch Hutchins was killed.

He was called an old man when killed by Indians at Kittery while he was at work in his field, and three sons taken into Canada on May 9, 1698.

The long struggle between France and England was not terminated until the English captured Quebec in 1759, and the Treaty of Paris 1763 gave England the French lands in Canada and the Mississippi Valley. His son Benjamin was captured and returned before May 29, 1698, His son Samuel was captured but returned the next January. His son Jonathan was captured but still in Canada May 1701.

The shire of origin of Enoch Hutchins has not been established, although from all indications he was born in Devon in the West Country of Old England. However, examination of all the available Devon and many other parish registers show no Hutchins-Hutchings-Hutchinson with the name of Enoch recorded in the period 1538-1799. It should be remembered, however, that many parish registers have been lost or destroyed, particularly for the period prior to and during the Civil War in the 1640s.

Associated with Enoch in Kittery were three Hutchins who were undoubtedly from his immediate family. John took Enoch’s goods to Portsmouth, NH in 1659, and in 1667 he had land next to Enoch in Kittery. It is assumed that John was Enoch’s brother. Later a David was living next to Enoch, and in all probability this David was a son of a David granted a sawmill permit in Newbury in the year 1658.

In 1663 David and John jointly had a sawmill in Newbury, MA. Assuming that no permit for a mill would be granted to a minor, and assuming that Enoch’s possessions would not be noted in his name if he were not of age, it appears that these Hutchins-Hutchings were all born prior to 1638 and in all probability were brothers born in Devon in the 1630s.

Their origin in Devon is supported by a 1718 deed for five acres of land on Spruce Creek in Kittery which Benjamin Hutchins, son of Enoch, gave to his kinsman Thomas Huchins, son of Hugh Huchins of Old England. Records show that Thomas was probably the son of Hugh and Susanna Huchans and was baptized in Northam Parish, Shebbear Hundred, Devon, on January 22, 1701/2. Thomas went from Devon to Kittery about 1718. Later he moved to Damariscotta, Maine. To date it has not been possible to document the relationship between Enoch and Hugh, but in all probability Enoch was Hugh’s uncle.
The name Enoch was rarely used by Old English Hutchins families. Only one person of that name has been found in English records and that was in the 1800s. Also, in America the name was seldom used outside of the Kittery line. The only other use recorded was an Enoch Hutchins of Loudoun Cty, VA who served in the War of 1812.

The name Hutchins in Kittery is generally spelled Hutchins or Hutchings. However, it is also recorded Huchins, Houchin, etc. Out of areas populated by West Countrymen (from Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset) the Hutchins name is often erroneously changed to Hutchinson.

The first record of Enoch Hutchins is when he was transported to Maryland prior to June 1652 by William Ayres, a gentleman from Nancemond County, VA. Mr. Ayres came to Maryland in May 1651, and it was probably at that time that Enoch arrived. In addition to Enoch, the following persons were transported in 1651/2 by Mr. Ayres: John Partridge, Nicholas Waterman, Owen Martin, William Sivett, Thomas Ford, Thomas Pool, and John Waller. It is probable that these people settled on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Next we find Enoch moving from Maryland to Virginia, probably on the Eastern Shore. On February 15, 1655, Enoch Hutchinson was one of 45 people transported to Virginia by William Wright, gent., of Nancemond County, VA. In addition to Enoch, a John Waller (Walker) and a Thomas Poole were in the group transported. These are probably the same individuals who went to Maryland in 1651/2.

Enoch probably completed his seven years service and then left Virginia to go to an area populated by his countrymen. It is recorded in a New England reference book that his possessions were taken to Portsmouth, NH by John Hutchins in 1659. The original reference for this data has not been located.

Enoch, Progenitor of the Hutchins family in York, appears first in Maine records as a signer of the Kittery Petition in 1662. Enoch and John Hutchins settled at Spruce Creek, Kittery, in 1667. They were two of the first settlers of Kittery. Enoch bought land of Thomas Withers at Spruce Creek on July 7, 1675. He built a garrison house and lived there the rest of his life. He was a farmer and a surveyor. At the time of his death Enoch owned three houses and a hundred acre farm at Spruce Creek. He made his will on June 7, 1693, and was on the grand jury in 1694. Historian Niles called him an old man in his report of the Indian attack when Enoch was killed and three of his sons taken captive to Canada, May 9, 1698. Tradition says the widow was also carried to Canada at that time, however, she showed his estate to appraisers on June 7, 1698. Apparently she kept house for the next thirty years for Rowland Williams, for she billed his estate for this care after his death. Benjamin returned from Canada before May 29, 1701. Samuel returned in January 1699, and Jonathan returned in 1705.

In addition to the descendants of Enoch recorded in this genealogy it is certain that many of the other Hutchins of Kittery and York were of the Enoch line. Enoch’s son John was born in 1676 and was in Enoch’s will in 1693, at the age of 17. However, his marriage is not noted nor are any children attributed to him. The Jonathan Hutchins of York and Boothbay, born about 1700 could be his son. Also, Noah Hutchins was baptized in 1737 in the Spruce Creek Meeting House, but his parents are not known. These and many other unidentified Hutchins are probably from the Enoch or David lines of Kittery.

Family Tree Maker Online: GenealogyLibrary.com, Old Kittery and her Families by , 1925,Press of Lewiston Journal Co., Lewiston, Maine 1903:
pg 542: HUTCHINS

The old records spell the name as above. The recent spelling is Hutchings. Enoch Hutchins m. 5 April 1667, Mary Stevenson of Dover, NH He settled near the Eastern Branch of Spruce Creek and lived in a garrison house. He made his will 1693 “being aged and weak in body.” He was killed by Indians in his own door, 9 May 1698, and his wife was carried captive to Canada.
His will names the following children:
Enoch m. Hopewell Furbish
Joseph, slain by Indians 4 May 1705.
John m. Mary Downer, 11 Sept. 1718.
Benjamin m. (1) Joanna Ball, (2) Mary Dill.
Samuel m. Hannah (???).
Jonathan b. 1684 m. Judith Weeks
Mary m. Andrew Lewis 28 Nov. 1701
Sarah m. John Dill of York about 1709

FTM CD523: Maine Wills 1640-1760 , Page 119 – 121
Probate Office, I, 49.

In the Name of god Amen the 7th day of June 1693 and in the 5th year of ye Reign of our Soueraign Lord and Lady King William and Queen Mary Enoch Hutchings Being aged and Weak in Body But of Sound and Perfect Memory Praise Be giuen to Allmighty God for the same and knowing the uncertainty of this Life on Earth and that all flesh must yeeld to Death When it shall please allmighty god to Call thereunto and Being Desierous to settle things in ordr Doe make this my Last Will and Testament in maner and form following that is to say first and Principally I comend my Soull to allmighty god my asuredly Beleuing that I shall Receiue full Pardon and free Remission of all my sins and that I shall Be saued By the Pretious Death and merrits of my Blessed Sauiour and Redeemer Christ Jesus and my Body To ye Earth from Whence it was taken to Be Buried in Such Decent and Christian maner as to my Executrs hereafter named Shall Bee thought meet and conuenient and touching Such Worldly Estate as ye Lord in Mercy hath Lent mee my Will and meaning is that ye same Shall Bee Imployed and Bestoed as hereafter By this my Will is Expressed and first I doe Reuoake Renounce ffrustrate and make Voyd all Wills By me formerly made & Declared and appoint this to Bee my Last Will and Testament.
Item: I giue and Bequeath unto Mary my Beloued Wife all my wholl Estate whatsoeuer Dureng her Widdowhood as howsing Lands Cattle household Stuff and other Implemts Whatsoeuer to haue and to hold During her naturall Life Prouided she Remaine a Widdow and after her Decease or Mariage with any other man my Will is that all my Whole Estate Be Diuided amongst my Children in maner and form following
Item: I giue and Bequeath unto Enoch my Beloued 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 foreuer.
Item: I giue and Bequeath vnto my son Joseph twenty fiue 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 fiue pole and ye Rest of ye Remaining Bredth containing fiue 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 next to his Brother Enochs Land To Haue and to hold ye sd Land as it is specified to him and his heirs Lawfully Begotten foreuer Vnless ye sd Joseph shall se good to Dispose of ye Primisses to one of his Brothers.
Item: I giue and Bequeath unto my son John Ten acres of Land Lying at ye head of my aboue said Lands Before giuen to my son Enoch and Joseph Being an additionall Grant to ye former and fiue acres out of Josephs for a way and other uses as is Expressed in his Brother Josephs Legacy.
Item: I giue 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 Coue and so Back into ye Woods as far as my Land Runs allway Prouided and to Be understood that my sons Enoch Joseph and John are enter & Possess their Seueral Leagacys Imediately after my Decease and that my son John shall haue 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 abouesd
Item I giue and Bequeath unto my two sons Benjamin and Samuell all my tock of Cattle of what kind soeuer to Be deuided Between ym according to my Wifes Discreation:
Item: I giue and Bequeath unto my two Daughters Mary and Sarah all my houshold stuff as Beding Linin and Woollen Peuter and Brass and Iron and uessels 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 Witness my hand and seall ye year and day aboue written
Signed Sealed and Deliuered the Sign of
In prsence of us Enoch E: H Hutchings
Rowland Williams (his Seal)
The Signe of
Henry ?? Benson
Wm Godsoe
Recorded 20 October 1698. Inventory sworn to and returned 18 July 1698, at 11. 09. by the widow, which states that said Hutchings deceased May ye 9th 1698. Debts due the estate from Cap Pickrin: Dauid Hutchins: Rowland Williams: John Williams: John: Martin: Wm Hilton Senr: Enoch Hutchings: Bartholow: Steuenson.

FTM CD523, Geneal. Dict., ME & NH by Sybil Noyes, Charles Libby, Walter Davis, GPC, Baltimore, 1979. pg 365-366:

ENOCH, Kittery., lived in garrison house near E. branch of Spruce Creek, where he bought from Thomas Withers 7 July 1675. Poss. brot to Portsm. by [John Hutchins, carpenter from Boston to Portsm. 1659], he signed a Kit. ptn. in fall of 1662, and was with Gowen Wilson at ho. of Goodm. Pickering, Portsm., an evening in Jan. 1663-4. Gr. j. 1684. M(arried) 5 Apr. 1667 Mary Stevenson (Thos.) of Oyster Riv. +/- 44 Aug. 1695, +/- 53 Oct. 1705, evid. much his junr. He made his will 7 June 1693, aged and weak in body, and was called by Niles an old man when killed by Indians in his own doorway, and 3 sons taken 9 May 1698. Tradition carries the widow to Canada at that time, disproved by the fact that she showed his estate to apprs. 7 June 1698.

In Feb. 1723/24 she had washed for Rowland Williams, dressed his diet, tended him near 3 yrs., her bill for ‘house harbor’ 36 yrs. Children in father’s will: ENOCH, b. +/- 1671. JOSEPH, liv. 1693, not found later. JOHN, liv. 1693. Benjamin, captured 9 May 1698, returned bef 29 May 1701, He and brother Samuel recd. all their father’s cattle by will; together they first adm. br. Enoch’s est., bondsm, Rowland Williams, Thos. Rice jr. M. 1st (Ct Jan. 1702-3) Joanna Ball (5), 2d 12 Mar. 1718/19 Mary Dill (2), who was in Ct. Apr. 1721, -wife- of Benjamin A wid. July 6 fol., she and his brother Samuel relinq. administered to Charles Trafton, the Ct. joining her as adm. with Trafton. Ch. 5+1. She m. 2d, 26 June 1723, Philip Carey. SAMUEL. Taken with brothers. but ret. the next Jan. Of Salisbury, he sold his Kittery dwg. 1724; of Arundel bef 20 June 1729, where he d., will 20 Ict-28 Dec. 1742. Wid. Hannah, exec., d. 9 June 1747 10 ch. including Caleb, m. 15 Feb. 1727 Sarah Bryars and repre. John Frink’s ch. in 1734. Saml., Arundel, m. Sarah, wid. of John Baxter; Hannah m. in Wells 7 June 1733 Geo. Perkins; 2d Lt. John Burbank. JONATHAN, =/- 15 in May 1698, still in Canada May 1701. Kit. 1714, 1734, York 1739. Adm. 20 May 1746 to s. Jos. of York. M.____Weeks in Portsm. betw 20 Oct. 1709-20 May 1710; ch. of Judith H., deed., named in will of her step-mo. Mary Weeks 1763. 6 or m. ch. MARY, m. Andrew Lewis(2). SARAH, m. 1st John Dill (3), 2d Chas. Trafton.

John HUTCHINS, 1604-1695 was our ancestor too and lived in Haverhill, Mass. but no evidence of a connection with Enoch

Children

1. Enoch Hutchins

Enoch’s wife Hopewell Furbish was born 1672 in Kittery, York, Maine. Her parents were William Furbish and Christian [__?__].  After Enoch died, Hopewell married William Wilson 25 Apr 1711.  Hopewell died 1721 in Kittery, York, Maine.

Like his father, this Enoch Hutchins had trouble with the Indians. The house he inherited from his father was attacked by Indians for the second time on May 4, 1705. Enoch was left wounded and helpless, probably later dying from his wounds Apr 3, 1706.

His wife was taken captive with 3 sons; was in Canada in 1706, gave birth to her fourth child while in Canada, but was back by Jan 13, 1706/7.

His son, William, born Aug 1, 1694 (called Nicholas in Canada), returned unexpectedly in Jan 1732 to be disowned by brothers, but accepted by mother. His sons, Thomas, born Sep 20, 1696, and Enoch were also captured but how and when they returned is unknown.

No privision made for son William. if he should return. William b. 1 Aug. 1694, housewright called Nicholas in Canada, from where he returned unexpectedly in Jan. 1732 to be disowned by his brothers, but  accepted by his mother. who deposed in 1732 that he was in his 12th yr. when captured in his 14th yr. when she left him in Canada. He won against his brothers in Court and in  Dec 1736, of Kittery, sold a double portion in father’s 1694 grant.  He married in 17 Oct. 1734  to Mary Keene.

2. Joseph Hutchins

Joseph was killed by Indians 4 May 1705

3. John Hutchins

John’s wife Mary Downer was born in 1702.

4. Benjamin Hutchins

Benjamin was captured by Indians 9 May 1698 and returned before 29 May 1701.

Benjamin’s first wife Joanna Ball was born 1688 in Kittery, York, Maine. Her parents were John Ball and Joanna [__?__]. Joanna died Mar 1719 in York, Maine.

Benjamin’s second wife Mary Dill was born 25 Nov 1699 in York, York, Maine. After Benjamin died, she married 2 Jun 1723 to Philip Carey. Mary died in 1731.

Child of Benjamin and Joanna:

i.  Meribah Hutchins b. 1703 in Kittery, York, Maine; d. 1763; m. 1722 to Benjamin Webber (b. 18 Jan 1697/98 Gloucester, Essex, Mass. – d. 1775 Harpswell, Cumberland, Maine).  His parents were our ancestors Samuel WEBBER and Deborah LITTLEFIELD.  Meribah and Waitstill had thirteen children born between 1724 and 1749.

5. Samuel Hutchins

Samuel’s wife Sarah March was born 1683 in Kittery, York, Maine. Sarah died 9 Jun 1747 in Arundel, York, Maine.

There is considerable confusion between the lineage of this Samuel Hutchins and Samuel Hutchins of Haverhill. Both men have a claimed birth date of Aug. 20 1682, and both were supposedly married to a Hannah Merrill, and lived within 50 miles of each other. Both men also have some of the same claimed descendants. However, these appear to be two separate men, with separate sets of siblings. The two Samuels should not be merged, pending the sorting out of their proper descendant lines.

As chance has it, the other Samuel Hutchins was the son of our ancestors Joseph HUTCHINS and Joanna CORLISS. This Samuel married 4 Jan 1715/16
Haverhill, Mass to Hannah Merrill (b. 1686 in Bradford, Essex, Mass – d. 9 J 1744 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass )   Her parents were John Merrill (1663 – 1705) and Lucy Webster (1664 – 1718).

Samuel was captured by Indians on 9 May 1698 and taken to Canada. He was returned 24 Jan 1699.

On 6 Feb 1703 Samuel received 29 pairs of snowshoes, 20 of which were to go to the soldiers at Piscataqua.

In 1720 he was a field officer in Kittery his house being made into a garrison.    He was from Salisbury in 1724 when he sold his house in Kittery. He had moved to Arundel  (later named Kennebunkport) before 30 June 1729.  Samuel was made a proprietor of Arundel in 1731.  Samuel was also a slave owner.

6. Jonathan Hutchins

Jonathan’s first wife Catherine Weeks was born Her parents were Joseph Weeks and Adah Edith Briar.

Jonathan’s second wife Judith Weeks was born 3 Jun 1696 in Kittery, York, Maine. Her parents were Joseph Weeks and Adah Edith Briar. Judith died in 1741.

7. Mary HUTCHINS (See Andrew LEWIS‘ page)

8. Sarah Hutchins

Sarah’s first husband John Dill was born 1666 in York, York, Maine. His parents were Daniel Dill and Dorothy Moore. John died 1712 in York, York, Maine

Sarah’s secomd husband Charles Trafton was born 16 ar 1680 in York, York, Maine. His parents were Thomas Trafton and Elizabeth Moore. Charles died 1748 in York, Maine.

Sources:

http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=37070259

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/a/s/h/William-Ashbey/GENE5-0035.html#CHILD151455747

Old Kittery and her families By Everett Schermerhorn Stackpole

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/k/a/h/John-B-Kaherl/BOOK-0001/0004-0072.html

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/k/a/h/John-B-Kaherl/BOOK-0001/0004-0108.html

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/k/a/h/John-B-Kaherl/BOOK-0001/0004-0109.html

Durham, NH, Stackpole&Thompson, 1913
Old Kittery by Stackpole, 1925, 1903, pg 542
FTM CD523 Gen.Dict.ME & NH, 1979pg 855
Clough Gen, FTM CD113, 1952, pg 129
FTM CD523 Maine Wills 1640-1760
1853, Early Recds of NH Fam, NEHGR 7:120 (mar.)
1958, Geneal. in Preperation, NEHGR 112:229
Will: June 7, 1693, Signed, recorded 10-20-1698

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  10. D. Scott MacKenzie says:

    Many of the families here in your blog are strongly related to mine (Martin/Hadley/Colby/Webber/Call – as well as many others) – it appears that we have many common ancestors. I have enjoyed reading your history. It always amazes me how often your blog shows up when researching my ancestors.

    I am having problems with Enoch Hutchins 1641 who married Mary Stevenson, and the John Enoch Hutchins. I strongly suspect that they are related. The common name of Enoch, and the similar names of Enoch Hutchins children to John Enoch Hutchins and Francis Alcock. Mistakenly, I had placed Enoch (1641) with the family of John Enoch Hutchins – however review of both the wills of John Enoch Hutchins and his Wife Francis Alcock shows me that I was wrong.

    The similarity of the names and the surname of Ayres showing up in both families I find an interesting coincidence, with Francis being the mother-in-law of Thomas Ayres through her daughter Elizabeth – and the transport of Enoch Hutchins to Maryland in 1652.

    I am also curious as to why Enoch would move north to ME/MA/NH when much better land was available in Virginia. I am having issues reconciling all of this.

  11. George Hutchins Clayton says:

    Interesting documentation. I too am fallen from the tree of Enoch. Thank you for the info. – George Hutchins Clayton ghclayton59@gmail.com

  12. John F. Hutchins says:

    Thank you! I am descended from Enoch Hutchins. John F. Hutchins

    • George Hutchins Clayton says:

      My grandfather was George A Hutchins. Born in 1889. His father was Arthur Hutchins. I have found a link to Enoch Hutchins and Kittery. Any more info would be great since I have no known family on this side. ghclayton59@gmail.com

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