John Hutchins ["(c.1608 - ", "1685)", " "] MP

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Birthplace: Dover, Kent, UK
Death: Died in Haverhill, Essex, MA
Occupation: Carpenter, selectman for Newbury
Managed by: Thomas Shirley
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About John Hutchins

emigrated to USA aboard the ship 'Friendship' in 1636

John Hutchins was born in 1604/1608 in Hampshire, England. There are at least three theories as to how he arrived from England: 1) On the “Friendship” as carpenter’s mate in 1636; 2) On the “Mary and John“, date unclear; and the most likely 3) On the “Bevis” which sailed in May, 1638.

The Passenger List of the “Bevis” 1638 includes John Hutchins(on) and Frances Alcock as servants to the Dummer family.

John first settled in Newbury and later moved to Haverhill. His principle occupation was as a carpenter, although there are records that he also fished the Merrimack River, had a partnership in a sawmill, and did some farming. John may have been the first one in Haverhill to have servants; they included Elizabeth Shaw and an Indian named Hopewell. So this was a respectable family of some means.

To America on ship, Bevis, from Southampton, England. 1638. Bevis manifest - John Hutchinson - carpenter, servant, age 30.

John Hutchins of Newberry, MA brought suit in Ipswitch Court in 1542, and removed to Haverhill, MA giving house and land at Newberry to wife Frances, cattle to daughter Elizabeth and son William on Nov. 23, 1654. John conveyed land to son Joseph on Apr. 29, 1661.

John Hutchins' will was probated March 30, 1686, bequethed to wife Frances and sons, William, Joseph, Benjamin, Samuel and daughter Elizabeth Ayres and Love Sherbourne.

Sources

  1. Descendants of John Hutchins of Newbury and Haverhill Massachusetts
  2. NEHG Register. Notes-The Identity of Frances, wife of John Hutchins of Newbury and Haverhill, Volume: Volume 115. Hunt, John G. April 1961. Page: 154

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John Hutchins of Haverhill and Newbury's Timeline

1608
1608
Dover, Kent, UK
1635
1635
Age 27
Newbury, Essex, MA, USA
1636
1636
Age 28
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1638
1638
Age 30
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
1640
November 15, 1640
Age 32
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
1641
October 10, 1641
Age 33
Haverhill, Essex, Ma
1642
1642
Age 34
Of Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
1643
May 15, 1643
Age 35
Newbury, Essex, Ma
1645
1645
Age 37
Of, Haverhill, Essex, Ma
1647
July 16, 1647
Age 39
Haverhill, Essex, MA