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1. L. H. Smith, Library of Cape Cod History and Genealogy (Early 20th century; 108 pamphlets), Pamphlet #77. "THE HINCKLEY"S OF TRURO - by Shebnah Rich - Gov. Thomas (3) - Thomas (2), Samuel (1). Twice m'd, 16 children. If half the old records are true 2nd wife Mrs. Mary Glover, who bore him nine children, was a rare gentlewoman. "At Barnstable she to the day of her death appeared and shone in ye eyes of all, as ye loveliest and brightest woman for knowledge, beauty, and graces - throughout the colony." At her death the Gov. wrote three pages of verses to her memory. "Pity me O my friends and for me pray". He was made gov. of Mass., 1681. Continued with slight interruption till 1692. His acceptance of office under Andron, was regretted by his friends, has been sharply criticised and his policy regarded questionable, though well intended. He however was a man of much energy of character and distinguished reputation. His life covered the history of Ply. Col. His grave at Great Marshes attracts many visitors. Had 12 daughters. - - - The old gov's family was no exception in number of the times. Of 90 families in Billerica, one had 21, five 14, and 90 showed an aggregate of 1043 or over 11 to every family. THe record of 100 years in some of the old towns, shows not a single family childless. - - - All paired and each pair built a nest - - - Shubael, a g. s. of the Gov. was 4 times m.; 20 children. Founded the family at Old York, d. in Hallowell, Me., 1799, aged 91. The Hunckley's of Maine, mostly belong to this stock....."
2. C. F. Swift, Revised by, Genealogical Notes of Barnstable, Massachusetts Families (1979 Genealogical Publishing Co. Baltimore, Maryland), Vol. 2 pg. 35. Being a reprint of the Otis Amos Papers Orginally published in The Barnstable Patriot, Barnstable, Mass. Vol. 1 - 1989 Vol. 2 1890 F.B. & F. P. Goss Publishers & Printers. "...5th Dec 1654. He d. in 1688 aged 34 leaving no issue...it is probable that he did marry and that his wife died early according to tradition preserved in the Crowell family. In his will dated 27th Jul. 1688 and proved on the 13th of Sept following..."
3. Marlene Alma Hinckley Groves, Hinckely's of Maine The Ancestors and Descendants of Samuel Hinckley of Brunswick, Maine, 1993, pg. 13, Marlene A. Groves, 16 Traverse St., Rockland, Maine 04841. "d. leaving no issue will dated July 28 and proved Sep. 1688."