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William "The Elder" Hatch, "The Immigrant"

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ashford, Wye, Sandwich, Kent, England
Death: Died in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, America
Place of Burial: Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Hatch I of Sellinge and Anne or Ann Hatch
Husband of 1st wife of William Hatch and Jane King
Father of Walter Hatch; Elizabeth Andrews; William Hatch; John Hatch; Anne Phillips and 4 others
Brother of John Hatch; Thomas Hatch, Sr.; Judith Osborne; Elizabeth Stockbridge; Margaret Hatche Hatch and 4 others

Occupation: Woolen draper and merchant
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About "Elder" William Hatch

Elder William Hatch of Ashford, Wye, and Sandwich, co. Kent, and of Scituate in the Plymouth Colony, woollen draper and merchant, was born about 1598, died at Scituate 6 Nov. 1651.

Parents: William Hatch and Anne ?. [Pedigree: William, William, Thomas, John the Younger, Thomas, Thomas, John.]

Married:

  1. probably married first to ____;
  2. secondly, probably at Thanington, near Canterbury, co. Kent by licence of 9 Jul 1624, to JANE YOUNG of Thanington, born about 1596, who married secondly, at Scituate, 31 Mar. 1652, Elder Thomas King of Scituate (who succeeded William Hatch in the office of elder), and died at Scituate 8 Oct. 1653. Her parentage has not yet been discovered, but it is likely that Edward Young of Thanington, husbandman, one of the bondsment on the marriage licence, was her kinsman, perhaps her brother.

Child, probably by first wife:

  1. Walter, b. probably abt. 1623; d. 24 May 1699; m. (1) at Scituate, 6 May 1650 Elizabeth Holbrook, b. in England abt. 1634, d. after 1669, dau of Thomas and Jane of Weymouth, Mass; m. (2) at Marshfield Mary Stable. (This surname is given on the authority of Israel H. Hatch of Marshfield, Mass. Most writers on this family state that in the marriage record the surname of the wife has been obliterated. In Register, vol. 6, p. 348, the record from the town books of Marshfield appears, in abbreviated form, as "Walter Hatch and ___ __stable m. 5 Aug. 1674.") Chldren by first wife, b. at Scituate: 1. Hannah, b. 3 Mar. 1651/2. 2. Samuel, b. 22 Dec. 1653. 3. Jane, b. 7 Mar. 1655/6. 4. Antipas, b. 26 Oct. 1658. 5. Bethiah, b. 31 Mar. 1661. 6. John, b. 8 July 1664. 7. Israel, b. 25 Mar. 1667; m. his second cousin, Elizabeth Hatch (10,ii,6). 8. Joseph, b. 9 Dec. 1669.

Children of William Hatch and Jane his second wife:

  1. John, bapt. at Wye, co. Kent, 7 Aug. 1625; emigrated with parents to New England in Mar. 1634/5; living at Scituate in Sug. 1643, when he is named among those able to bear arms; d. before 5 Nov. 1651, as he is not mentioned in his father's will.
  2. Anne, bapt. at Wye, co. Kent, 3 Dec. 1626; emigrated with her parents to New England in Mar. 1634/5; m. (1) at Scituate, 2 Nov. 1643, Lieut. James Torrey of Scituate, who d. at Scituate 6 July 1665; probably m. (2) at Marshfield, 3 Apr 1677, John Phillips. Children by first husband, b. at Scituate: 1. James, b. 3 Sept. 1644. 2. William, b. 15 Mar. 1646/7; probably d. young. 3. Joseph, b. 18 Mar 1648/9. 4. Damaris, b. 26 Oct. 1651. 5. Jonathan, b. 20 Sept. 1654. 6. Mary, b. 14 Feb 1656/7. 7. Josiah, b. 28 Jan. 1658/9. 8. Sarah, b. 9 Feb. 1660/1. 9. Joanna, b. 4 May 1663. 10. Bethia, b. 19 July 1665.
  3. A son, newborn, bur. at Wye, co. Kent, 31 July 1628.
  4. William, bapt. at Wye, co. Kent, 9 Aug. 1629; emigrated with his parents to New England in Mar. 1634/5; d. in Virginia, being on a journey to that Colony, between 13 Sept. 1653, the date of his will, and 1656, when his will was proved; m. at Scituate, abt. 1652, Abigail Hewes, dau. of John "the Welchman." She m. (2) 14 Oct. 1658 John King of Weymouth. At his father's death William Hatch beccame the owner of the house on Kent St., Scituate, which descended from him to his daughter Phebe. One 18 July 1677 the latter, being then of Boston and a spinster, sold this house and 20 acres of land to Jeremiah Hatch (10,ii) of Scituate, who was her first cousin once removed and also her uncle by marriage, having married Mary Hewes, her mother's sister. Children: 1. Lydia, b. at Scituate 28 Apr. 1653; d. there 2 May 1653. 2. Phebe, bapt. at Scituate 19 Mar. 1653/4.
  5. Jane, bapt. at Wye, co. Kent, 19 June 1631; emigrated with her parents to New England in Mar. 1634/5; m. John Lovell, b. in England in 1627, s. of Robert and Elizabeth of Weymouth, Mass. Children: 1. John, b. before 5 Nov. 1651, when he is mentioned in the will of his grandfather, Elder William Hatch; d. young. 2. Elizabeth, d. at Weymouth 21 Jan. 1656/7. 3. Phebe, b. at Weymouth 19 Feb. 1655/6. 4. John, b. at Weymouth 8 May 1658. 5. Elizabeth, b. at Weymouth 28 Oct 1660. 6. James, b. at Weymouth 23 Oct. 1662. 7. William, b. at Weymouth 24 Feb 1664/5. 8. Andrew, b. at Weymouth 28 June 1668. 9. Jane, b. at Weymouth 20 July 1670.
  6. Andrew, bapt. at Wye, co. Kent, 3 Nov 1633; bur. there 6 Nov. 1633.

Summary

Retrieved 8/5/2008

William of Scituate may have come to America as early as 1633, but, if so, he went home, and in 1635, brought, in the "Hercules," from Sandwich in Kent, England, his wife Jane, five children, and six servants as is shown in History of Sandwich, England.

William was the first ruling Elder of the 2nd church founded in 1644 for Wm. Witherell, after long agitations, following the removal of Lothrop to Barnstable. (Source: Savage Genealogical Dictionary).

Notes

About 1634 William Hatch and his family removed from Wye to Sandwich, co. Kent, The statement that he was at Scituate in the Plymouth Colony in 1633 is incorrect, and is due to the assumption that the date after the names of the assistants in the records applied to all the names following.

He embarked for America for the first time in Mar. 1634/5, sailing from Sandwich in the ship Hercules with his wife Jane, five children, and six servants. In the same ship. sailed his cousin, Lydia (Huckstep) Tilden (7,i,7), with her husband, Nathaniel Tilden, and their children.

William Hatch and his family settled at Scituate, where he built a house on Kent Street and was admitted freeman on 5 Jan. 1635/6. He returned to England, but came back to New England in Apr. 1638, in the ship Castle. It is probable that his brother Thomas (10) with his wife and children and his sister Elizabeth Soan (12) with her son William came with him on this voyage.

In 1643 William Hatch was chosen the first ruling elder of the Second Church of Scituate, and in August of that year he with his sons Walter and John appears on the list of those in Scituate able to bear arms (that is, they were between 16 and 60 years of age. In the same year also he was lieutenant of the trainband.

He settled in the part of Scituate called "The Two Miles," which was joined to Marshfield in 1788; and the house which he bilt there is still standing and is the residence of Israel H. Hatch, his descendant. A will of Walter Hatch, dated 3 Mar. 1681/2 and signed 4 Mar. 1681/2, was never proved; for after this will was made his son Anitpas became of unsound mind, and his father made a new will, providing for the maintenance of Anitpas but leaving to his brothers the land formerly intended for him. This second will was proved.

Weblinks

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  • The New England historical and genealogical register, Volume 70 By Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters, New England Historic Genealogical Society
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=rAcivEotaG0C&pg=PA257&lpg=PA257&dq=Jeremiah+Hatch+1626&source=bl&ots=uxBRbBqo-p&sig=y2xJDPG0ACZBR3-M9UE5mdwSwCw&hl=en&ei=DvLVTMfhBIOcsQO3vZmNCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=8&ved=0CCkQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=Jeremiah%20Hatch%201626&f=false
  • https://archive.org/details/newenglandhistor1916wate
  • https://archive.org/stream/newenglandhistor1916wate#page/255/mode/1up
  • .... etc.
  • 9. WILLIAM HATCHE (Thomas, John the Younger, Thomas, Thomas, John), baptized at Tenterden, co. Kent, 9 Dec. 1563, was living 27 Dec. 1611, when his brother Thomas made his will, but died before 13 Feb. 1627/8, when his daughter Mary was licensed to marry William Sudell. He married, probably about 1593, ANNE —— , who was living as his widow at Tenterden 22 Jan. 1629/30, when her daughter Anne was licensed to marry John Beadle of New Romney. The will of John Hatche, the testator of 1628/9, names his brother William's children.
  • Children:
    • i. JOHN, eldest son, b. abt. 1594; of Mayfield, co Sussex, in 1628/9; devisee of his uncle John's lands. Child: 1. John, living in 1628/9
    • 10. ii. THOMAS, second son, b. abt. 1596.
    • 11. iii. WILLIAM, b. abt. 1598.*
    • 12. iv. ELIZABETH, b. abt 1600.
    • v. JUDITH, second daughter, b. abt. 1602; living in 1628/9; m. abt. 1625 JOSEPH OSBORNE of Ashford co. Kent. Child: 1. Jeremy, bapt. at Ashford 3 Dec. 1626;† living in 1628/9.
    • https://archive.org/stream/newenglandhistor1916wate#page/256/mode/1up
    • vi. MARGARET, third daughter, b. abt. 1604; m. WILLIAM WOOD of Tenterden, co. Kent, who d. before 23 Mar. 1628/9, when she was living as his widow.
    • vii. MARY, fourth daughter, b. abt. 1606; living in 1628/9; m., probably at Kennnington, co. Kent, by licence of 13 Feb 1627/8, being then of Ashford, co. Kent, and about 21 years of age, WILLIAM SUDELL or SHUSALL of New Romney, co. Kent.
    • viii. A son, b. perhaps abt 1609; d. before 23 Mar. 1628/9.
    • ix. ANNE, youngest daughter, b. abt 1612; m., probably at St. Margaret's, Canterbury, by licence of 22 Jan. 1629/30, being then of Tenterden, co. Kent, and about 17 years of age, THOMAS BEADLE of New Romney, co. Kent.
  • 10. THOMAS HATCH (William, Thomas, John the Younger, Thomas, Thomas, John), .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/newenglandhistor1916wate#page/258/mode/1up
  • 11. ELDER WILLIAM HATCH (William, Thomas, John the Younger, Thomas, Thomas, John), of Ashford, Wye, and Sandwich, co. Kent, and of Scituate in the Plymouth Colony, woollen draper and merchant, born about 1598, died at Scituate 6 Nov. 1651. He probably married first —— ;* and secondly, probably at Thanington, near Canterbury, co. Kent, by licence of 9 July 1624, JANE YOUNG of Thanington, born about 1596, who married secondly, at Scituate, 31 Mar. 1653, Elder Thomas King of Scituate (who succeeded William Hatch in the office of elder), and died at Scituate 8 Oct. 1653. Her parentage has not yet been discovered, but it is likely that Edward Young of Thanington, husbandman, one of the bondsmen on the marriage licence, was her kinsman, perhaps her brother.
  • About 1634 William Hatch and his family removed from Wye to Sandwich, co. Kent, The statement that he was at Scituate in the Plymouth Colony in 1633 is incorrect, and is due to the assumption that the date after the names of the assistants in the records applied to all the names following. He embarked for America for the first time in Mar. 1634/5, sailing from Sandwich in the ship Hercules with his wife Jane, five children, and six servants. In the same ship sailed his cousin, Lydia (Huckstep) Tilden (7, i, 7), with her husband, Nathaniel Tilden, and their children. William Hatch and his family settled at Scituate, where he built a house on Kent Street and was admitted freeman on 5 Jan. 1635/6. He returned to England, but came back to New England in Apr. 1638, in the ship Castle.† It is probable that his brother Thomas (10) with his wife and children and his sister Elizabeth Soan (12) with her son William came with him on this voyage. In 1643 William Hatch was chosen the first ruling elder of the Second Church of Scituate, and in August of that year he with his sons Walter and John appears on the list of those in Scituate able to bear arms (that is, they were between 16 and 60 years of age). In the same year also he was lieutenant of the trainband.‡
  • Child, probably by first wife:
    • i. WALTER, b. probably abt. 1623; d. 24 May 1699;§ m. (1) at Scituate, 6 May 1650, ELIZABETH HOLBROOK, b. in England abt. 1634, d. after 1669, dau. of Thomas and Jane of Weymouth, Mass; m. (2) at Marshfield MARY STABLE.|| He settled in the
    • * Although in the marriage licence of 9 July 1624 William Hatch is described as a bachelor, it seems necessary to assume that this statement is incorrect and is probably due to a clerical error. In a will dated 3 Mar. 1681/2, signed by Walter Hatch, son of Elder William, 4 Mar. 1681/2, but never proved, Walter Hatch gives his age as "59 yeares," and therefore he was born about 1623. In Aug. 1643 Walter Hatch is on the list of those able to bear arms, that is, he was then at least 16 years of age. In the will of his father, dated 5 Nov. 1651, Walter Hatch is named before his brother William. In the division of the personal estate of his father he signs first, and the document is in his handwriting. In various other documents in which he is named with his only surviving brother, William, he is always named first. Walter, therefore, must have been the eldest son of Elder William, and the child of a marriage contracted earlier than 1624. The unproved will of Walter Hatch and the document containing the division of the personal estate of his father are in the possession of one of Walter Hatch's descendants, Israel H. Hatch of Marshfield, Mass., who has kindly permitted the writer to have access to his voluminous family papers.
    • † Lechford's Note-Book, p. 140.
    • ‡ Many erroneous statements about Elder William Hatch and his family appear in various printed works, and it is hoped that the pedigree here given will serve in some measure to correct such errors.
    • § From a copy of a deed from Walter's son John, dated 19 Mar. 1705 [1705/6], now in the possession of Israel H. Hatch of Marshfield, Mass.
    • || This surname is given on the authority of Israel H. Hatch of Marshfield, Mass. Most writers on this family state that in the marriage record the surname of the wife has been obliterated. In Register, vol. 6, p. 348, the record from the town books of Marshfield appears, in abbreviated form, as "Walter Hatch and —— —stable m. 5 Aug. 1674."
    • https://archive.org/stream/newenglandhistor1916wate#page/259/mode/1up
    • part of Scituate called "The Two Miles," which was joined to Marshfield in 1788; and the house which he built there is still standing and is the residence of Israel H. Hatch, his descendant. A will of Walter Hatch, dated 3 Mar. 1681/2 and signed 4 Mar. 1681/2, was neverproved; for after this will was made his son Antipas became of unsound mind, and his father made a new will, providing for the maintenance of Antipas but leaving to his brothers the land formerly intended for him. This second will was proved.* Children by first wife, b. at Scituate: 1. Hannah, b. 3 Mar. 1651/2. 2. Samuel, b. 22 Dec. 1653. 3. Jane, b. 7 Mar. 1655/6. 4. Antipas, b. 26 Oct. 1658. 5. Bethiah, b. 31 Mar. 1661. 6. John, b. 8 July 1664. 7. Israel, b. 25 Mar. 1667; m. his second cousin, Elizabeth Hatch (10, ii, 6). 8. Joseph, b. 9 Dec. 1669.
  • Children by second wife:
    • ii. JOHN, bapt. at Wye, co. Kent, 7 Aug. 1625; emigrated with his parents to New England in Mar. 1634/5; living at Scituate in Aug. 1643, when he is named among those able to bear arms; d. before 5 Nov. 1651, as he is not mentioned in his father's will.
    • iii. ANNE, bapt. at Wye, co. Kent, 3 Dec. 1626; emigrated with her parents to New England in Mar. 1634/5; m. (1) at Scituate, 2 Nov. 1643, LIEUT. JAMES TORREY of Scituate, who d. at Scituate 6 July 1665; probably m. (2) at Marshfield, 3 Apr. 1677, JOHN PHILLIPS. Children by first husband, b. at Scituate: 1. James, b. 3 Sept. 1644. 2. William, b. 15 Mar. 1646/7; probably d. young. 3. Joseph, b. 18 Mar. 1648/9. 4. Damaris, h. 26 Oct. 1651. 5. Jonathan, b. 20 Sept. 1654. 6. Mary, b. 14 Feb. 1656/7. 7. Josiah, b. 28 Jan. 1658/9. 8. Sarah, b. 9 Feb. 1660/1. 9. Joanna, b. 4 May 1663. 10. Bethia, b. 19 July 1665.
    • iv. A son, newborn, bur. at Wye, co. Kent, 31 July 1628.
    • v. WILLIAM, bapt. at Wye, co. Kent, 9 Aug. 1629; emigrated with his parents to New England in Mar. 1634/5; d. in Virginia, being on a journey to that Colony, between 13 Sept. 1653, the date of his will, and 1656, when his will was proved; m. at Scituate, abt. 1652, ABIGAIL HEWES, dau. of John "the Welchman." She m. (2) 14 Oct. 1658 John King of Weymouth.† At his father's death William Hatch became the owner of the house on Kent St., Scituate, which descended from him to his daughter Phebe. On 18 July 1677 the latter, being then of Boston and a spinster, sold this house and 20 acres of land to Jeremiah Hatch (10, ii) of Scituate, who was her first cousin once removed and also her uncle by marriage, having married Mary Hewes, her mother's sister. Children; 1. Lydia, b. at Scituate 28 Apr. 1653; d. there 2 May 1653. 2. Phebe, bapt. at Scituate 19 Mar. 1653/4.
    • vi. JANE, bapt. at Wye, co. Kent, 19 June 1631; emigrated with her parents to New England in Mar. 1634/5; m. JOHN LOVELL, b. in England in 1627, s. of Robert and Elizabeth of Weymouth, Mass. Children: 1. John, b. before 5 Nov. 1651, when he is mentioned in the will of his grandfather, Elder William Hatch; d. young. 2. Elizabeth, d. at Weymouth 21 Jan. 1656/7. 3. Phebe, b. at Weymouth 19 Feb. 1655/6. 4. John, b. at Weymouth 8 May 1658. 5. Elizabeth, b. at Weymouth 28 Oct. 1660. 6. James, b. at Weymouth 23 Oct. 1662. 7. William, b. at Weymouth 24 Feb. 1664/5. 8. Andrew, b. at Weymouth 28 June 1668. 9. Jane, b. at Weymouth 20 July 1670.
    • vii. ANDREW, bapt. at Wye, co. Kent, 3 Nov. 1633; bur. there 6 Nov. 1633.
    • * .... etc.

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  • William Hatch
  • Birth: 1599, England
  • Death: Nov. 6, 1651 Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Born about 1599 (aged "about 25" on 9 July 1624), son of William and Anne (_____) Hatch. Came from Sandwich, Kent, to Plymouth Colony in 1635 on the "Hercules" & settled in Scituate MA. (On 17 March 1634/5, "W[illia]m Hatch of Sandwich, merchant, & Jane his wife," with their children "Walter," "John," "Will[ia]m," "Anne" and "Jane," with a certificate of conformity from "Mr. Tho[ma]s Gardener, Vicar of St. Marie's in Sandwich," and along with five servants, "W[illia]m Holmes," "Joseph Ketchrell," "Simon Ketcrell," "Symon Sutton," and "Lidia Wells," were enrolled at Sandwich as passengers for New England on the Hercules). Died in Scituate 6 November 1651 (as "Will[ia]m Hatch, Senior and elder").
  • MARRIAGES: (1) By about 1623 _____ _____. (2) 9 July 1624 (license) Jane Young, aged "about 27." She married (2) at Scituate on 31 March 1653 Thomas King, and she died at Scituate on 8 October 1653.
  • William Hatch was brother of ELIZABETH SOANE {1638, Scituate} and of THOMAS HATCH {1638, Scituate}. (The latter should not be confused with THOMAS HATCH {1633, Dorchester}.
  • Family links:
  • Spouses:
  • 1st wife Hatch
  • Jane Young Hatch King (1597 - 1653)
  • Children:
    • John Hatche (1625 - 1651)*
    • Anne Hatch Phillips (1626 - 1691)*
    • Anne Hatch Torrey Phillips (1626 - 1697)*
    • Jane Hatch Lovell (1631 - ____)*
    • Hannah Hatch Utley (1638 - ____)*
  • Burial: Unknown
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 37155568
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=37155568

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  • William Hatch
  • M, #73251, b. 1598, d. 6 November 1651
  • Father William Hatch b. 9 Dec 1563, d. 27 Dec 1611
  • Mother Ann Tilden b. 5 Nov 1570, d. 22 Jan 1630
  • William Hatch was born in 1598 at Wye, Kent, England. He married Jane Young, daughter of Edward Young, on 9 July 1624 at Canterbury, Kent, England. William Hatch died on 6 November 1651 at Scituate, Plymouth, MA.
  • Family Jane Young b. 31 Dec 1593, d. 8 Oct 1653
  • Children
    • Walter Hatch+ b. 7 Aug 1625, d. 24 May 1699
    • Jane Hatch+ b. 19 Jan 1631, d. a 1709
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p2438.htm#i73251

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  • HATCH, William Elder [aka: Lieutenant William /Hatch/]
  • b. 1598 Sandwich, England
  • d. 6 NOV 1651 Scituate, Plymouth, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: HATCH, William
  • Mother: Tilden, Ann
  • Family:
  • Children:
    • HATCH, Walter
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 4 JUL 1624 Canterbury, Kent, England
  • Spouse:YOUNG, Jane
  • Children:
    • HATCH, John b. AUG 1625 Wye, Kent, England d. 1651 Scituate, Plymouth, Mass.
    • HATCH, Ann
    • HATCH, William
    • HATCH, Jane
    • HATCH, Andrew b. NOV 1633 Wye, Kent, England d. NOV 1633 Wye, Kent, England
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_3.htm#35

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  • Genealogical and family history of the state of New Hampshire: a ..., Volume 2 By Lewis publishing company, Chicago
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=cfoI0UIOCKQC&pg=PA507&lpg=PA507&dq=Elizabeth+Holbrook+1630&source=bl&ots=kObONZDu3l&sig=9umNQ_m6gHIJCtNDMpJuNcHVDpU&hl=en&ei=cnHXTLbCKpT2tgORoqWOCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CBsQ6AEwAjge#v=onepage&q=Elizabeth%20Holbrook%201630&f=false
  • https://archive.org/details/genealogicalfami02stea
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalfami02stea#page/507/mode/1up
  • HATCH This is a name derived from the locality where the original Hatch lived in La Hache, and Hatch, like Hatcher and Hatchman, took his name from the simple bar across the woodland pathway by which he lived. Among the oldest of Massachusetts families, this has been very prolific, its descendants being now scattered over many states and territories of the Union. It was founded in Massachusetts by two brothers, William and Thomas, who are supposed to have come from Kent, England, and were both active in the settlement of the Plymouth Colony. The family was active in the Indian and Revolutionary wars, and has contributed its portion to the development of civil affairs in New Hampshire.
  • (I) Elder William Hatch was a native of Sandwich, county of Kent, England, and was probably a member, with his brother Thomas, of Governor Winthrop's Colony, which came to Massachusetts shores in 1630. William returned to England and came out in the ship "Hercules" in 1635. accompanied by his wife Jane, and six children and five servants. He was a man of means and business ability, and was a merchant at Scituate, Massachusetts. He was a ruling elder of the Second Church there, which was founded in 1644. and was a lieutenant of the militia. His children, all born in England, were: Jane, Anne, Walter, Hannah, William and Jeremiah.
  • (II) Walter, eldest son and third child of Elder William and Jane Hatch, was born about 1625, and died in Scituate in March, 1701. He was a shipwright by occupation. He was married (first), May 6, 1650, to Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Holbrook, of Weymouth. The date of her death does not appear, but he was married (second), at Marshfield, August 5, 1674, and the christian name of his wife was Mary. The surname is not known. His children, born of the first wife, were: Hannah, Samuel, Jane, Antipas, Bethia, John, Israel and Joseph.
  • (III) Samuel, .... etc.

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  • Genealogical and family history of central New York : a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the building of a nation by Cutter, William Richard
  • https://archive.org/details/genealogicalfami05cutt
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalfami05cutt#page/501/mode/1up
  • The immigrant ancestor of the Hatch family of Buffalo, New York, herein recorded, was a son of Sir Walter Hatch, of England.
  • (I) William Hatch, the first of his name in America, and one of the earliest settlers of Scituate, Massachusetts, was born in Sandwich, Kent county, England, from which place he emigrated to America before 1633. In the course of a year or two he went back to England for his family, and returned in March, 1635, in the ship "Hercules," with his wife Jane, five children and six servants. He settled in Scituate in Kent street in 1634, prior to his return to England, and on arriving the second time, with his family, resumed his residence there. He kept a store and was rated a merchant of ability. He was a very active and useful man in town and church, being lieutenant of militia and the first ruling elder of the Second Church of Scituate, which was founded in 1644. He died November 6, 1651. Thomas Hatch, supposed to have been an elder brother of William, lived first in Dorchester, but moved to Scituate, where he died in 1646. leaving five children: Jonathan, William, Thomas, Alice and Hannah. Children of William and Jane Hatch, all born in England : Jane, married John Lovell ; Annie, married, 1648, Lieutenant James Torrey ; Walter, of further mention : Hannah, married, 1648, Samuel Utley ; William, died in Virginia, about 1646, married Abigail Hewes, and had Phoebe; Jeremiah, died in 1713, married, in 1657, Mary Hewes, and had fourteen children.
  • (II) Walter, eldest son of Elder William and Jane Hatch, was born in England, in 1623: died in Scituate, Massachusetts, March, 1701. He is on the list of those capable of bearing arms in 1643. He settled on a point of land in Scituate, southeast of the Second Society's meeting house, and spent his life in farming. He married (first) May 6, 1650, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas and Jane Holbrook, of Weymouth, who was mother of all his children. He married (second) Mary —— , of Marshfield, August 5, 1674. Children, all born in Scituate : Hannah, born March 13, 1651 : Samuel, December 22, 1653, farmer and shipwright; Jane, March 7, 1656; Antipas, October 26, 1658, died unmarried, December 7, 1705; Bethia, March 31, 1661, married, 1683, Michael Ford; John, July 8, 1664, died August, 1737; Israel, of further mention ; Joseph, December 9, 1669.
  • (III) Israel, .... etc.

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  • Plymouth Colony, Its History & People, 1620-1691 By Eugene Aubrey Stratton
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=7TH062rPP2MC&pg=PA388&lpg=PA388&dq=Plymouth+Colony,+its+history+%26+people&source=bl&ots=sKe3OzxKEL&sig=chHVjX3QssG2_QRhloB_iX_WYBE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjGiJ_u6d7LAhVL6mMKHYTgD5Q4ChDoAQg9MAY#v=onepage&q=hatch&f=false
  • Pg.299
  • HATCH, WILLIAM - Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England - Hatch," NEHGR 70:156, has taken the Hatch family back to John at Hecche of Kent, England, born ca. 1415. Elder William Hatch was born ca. 1598, probably in County Kent, the son of William and Anne Hatch. He sailed for Plymouth in March 1634/35 in the Hercules, with his second wife, Jane (Young), five children and six servants, and he settled at Scituate. He became a freeman on 5 January 1635/36, and in 1643 he was chosen the first ruling elder of the Second (Vassall's) Church at Scituate. In 1643 he also became a lieutenant in the Scituate military company. He died at Scituate 6 November 1651. His first wife is unknown. His widow Jane married (2) Elder Thomas King of Scituate. Hatch had seven children, six by his second wife, two of whom died young in England. Other members of his family came to Plymouth Colony, including his brother Thomas Hatch and Thomas's wife Lydia, and to Scituate; his sister Elizabeth (Hatch) Soan who became the second wife of John Stockbridge of Scituate; and his cousin Lydia Huckstep, who came to Scituate with her husband Nathaniel Tilden. In a footnote, p. 256, Miss French removes some of the confusion concerning two Thomas Hatches who settled in Plymouth Colony. This second Thomas Hatch, apparently unrelated to the above Hatch family, settled first in Dorchester, then in Yarmouth, and finally in Barnstable, leaving a widow Grace and children.
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  • STOCKBRIDGE, JOHN - A well documented study of his family is given by Roger D. Joslyn, "The Descendants of John1 Stockbridge," NEHGR 133:93, 187, 286, 134:70, 135, 228, 291, 135:36, 121. John Stockbridge was born in England ca. 1608, and at age twenty-seven he sailed for New England on 17 June 1635 on the Blessing with his wife Ann, twenty-one, and son Charles, one. .... His first wife Ann died, and on 9 October 1643 he married (2) Elizabeth (Hatch) Soan (or Soane), a sister of William Hatch, q.v., and widow of Robert Soan. Probably ca. 1654 he married his third wife .... etc.

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"Elder" William Hatch's Timeline

1598
1598
Ashford, Wye, Sandwich, Kent, England
1598
Kent, England, United Kingdom
1610
1610
Age 12
England, United Kingdom
1624
1624
Age 26
Of, Wye, Kent, England
1625
August 7, 1625
Age 27
Wye, Kent, England
August 7, 1625
Age 27
Wye Parish, Tenterden, Kent, ENG
1626
1626
Age 28
Wye, Kent, England
1628
1628
Age 30
Wye, Kent, England