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Susannah Smith (Hinckley)

Birthplace: Tenterden, Kent, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Barnstable, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
Place of Burial: Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Samuel Hinckley, Sr. and Sarah Hinckley
Wife of Rev. John Smith
Mother of Samuel Smith; Ebenezer Smith; Mary Dunham (Smith, 1647-1697); Dorcas Smith; Shubael Smith, Sr. and 7 others
Sister of Thomas Hinckley, Governor of Plymouth Colony; Mary Hinckley; Sarah Hinckley; Elizabeth Parker; Daughter Hinckley and 3 others

Occupation: housewife
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About Susannah Smith

Susannah Hinckley was baptized on 06 November 1625 in Tenterton, Kent, England [1] and died in 1675 in Barnstable, Massachusetts. She may be buried in Old Town Cemetery in Sandwich, Massachusetts near her husband, but the site is currently unknown.

Parents: Samuel Hinckley. He was born before 25 May 1589 in Harrietsham, Kent, England and died Oct., 1662 in Barnstable, Massachusetts; and Sarah Soule. She was born 1600 in Hawkhurst, Kent, England and died Aug. 18, 1656 in Barnstable, Massachusetts.


  1. on 13 June 1633 in Barnstable, Massachusetts to Rev. John Smith. He was born 11 March 1614 in Powerstock, Dorset Co., England [1] and died Oct. 2, 1710 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

8 children include:

  1. Samuel Smith b: APR 1644 in Barnstable, MA
  2. Sarah Smith b: ABT 1645
  3. Ebenezer Smith b: 22 NOV 1646
  4. Mary Smith b: 21 NOV 1647
  5. Dorcas Smith b: 18 AUG 1650 in NJ
  6. John Smith b: 22 FEB 1652 in Barnstable, MA
  7. Shubael Smith b: 13 MAR 1653 in Barnstable, MA
  8. John Smith b: SEP 1656


  • IMMIGRANT - Immigrated to Massachusetts from England aboard the "Hercules" in 1635. Sister of Gov. Thomas Hinckley of Plymouth Colony. (McKay)
  • "... her last child was born 6 Dec 1667. She might very well have died in New Jersey." (Hubbard)
  • She was sister to the first Governor of the Colony Thomas Hinckley. She joined the Church June 13, 1652. ["American Descendants of Rev. John Smith"; Martha's Vineyard Historical Society]
  • SUSANNA HINCKLEY, bp. Tenterden, Kent, 6 November 1625 [NEHGR 65:315]; m. by 1644 John Smith (on an unknown date, "John Smith & Susannah Hinckley contracted at our sister Hinckleye's house [in Barnstable]" [NEHGR 10:39]; eldest known child b. Barnstable [blank] April 1644 [MD 12:154]).
  • "The American Descendants of Rev. John Smith" states that they were married June 13, 1643.


  1. Findagrave: Susanna Hinckley Smith (1625-1675)
  2. Ancestors of Osborn Keith WHEELER: Rev. John SMITH page n.b. by EH, curator: very nice "family" site with interesting work on several Mayflower lines: (Cushman, Allerton, Tilley); "Sloopers" (Norwegian immigrants); Early settlers to the Sacramento Valley region of northern California
  3. WorldConnect at Page: Dilts Families


# New Engl Hist & Genealogical Register; NEHGS; on-line images at Page: 65:318 Geneal Gleaning
  1. Preston, Mary Isabella, Bassett-Preston ancestors : a history of the ancestors in America of Marion Bassett Luitweiler, ...New Haven, Conn.: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, 1930, 351 pgs. Heritage Quest on-line [errors in early years, and gross internal inconsisencies, poorly documented] Page: 142f and 259f
  2. Text: Obama, Barack ancestry 2/2008; some date errors found; few sources

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Susannah Smith's Timeline

November 6, 1625
Tenterden, Kent, England, (Present UK)
November 6, 1625
Tenterden, Kent, England
November 6, 1625
Saint Mildred's, Tenterden, Kent, England
November 6, 1625
Tenterden, Kent, England
November 6, 1625
Tenterden, Kent, England
November 6, 1625
Tenterden, Kent, England
November 6, 1625
Saint Mildred's, Tenterden, Kent, England
November 6, 1625
Saint Mildred'S, Tenterden, Kent, England
December 6, 1625
Trenterdon, Kent, England, (Present UK)
Age 9
Scituate, Plymouth, MA