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Elizabeth Hickson (Huckins)

Also Known As: "Elizabeth Hutchins", "Elizabeth Parsons"
Birthplace: York, York, Maine
Death: April 05, 1720 (60-69)
York, York, Maine
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Robert Huckins and Elizabeth Hannah Huckins
Wife of John Parsons, Sr. and Peter Hinkson
Mother of Christian Parsons Boynton; John Parsons; Mary Cane; Christian Boynton; Elihu Parsons and 3 others
Sister of James Huckins; Sarah Huckins and Eleasar Huckins

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About Elizabeth Hickson


AKA Elizabeth Huckins


Elizabeth (Unknown) Parsons (abt. 1650 - aft. 1720)

Elizabeth Parsons formerly [surname unknown] aka Hinkson, Huckins, Spencer

Born about 1650 [location unknown]

Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]

[sibling%28s%29 unknown]

Wife of John Parsons — married [date unknown] [location unknown]

Wife of Peter Hinkson — married 12 Jul 1698 in York, Mainem

Mother of John Parsons, Elizabeth Parsons, Mary (Parsons) Cane, Christian (Parsons) Boynton, Elihu Parsons, Rachel Parsons, Ruth Parsons and Mercy Parsons

Died after 1720 after about age 70 [location unknown]

Profile last modified 7 Nov 2020 | Created 5 Jun 2016


Elizabeth was born about 1650. Elizabeth Unknown ... She passed away after 1720.[1]

Elizabeth Unknown Parsons


1. JOHN- [ John Pasrons]

m. ELIZABETH ______ (m.2. 12 July 1698 Peter Hinkson, living in 1720)

New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Clarence Almon Torrey page 374

d. [death] 25 Jan. 1691/2 York, ME

John took the oath of allegiance to Massachusetts at York 22 March 1679/0, his Portsmouth tax being rebated in the same year. In 1681 he acknowledged judgement to Samuel Sayward payable in neat cattle.

John was killed in the Candlemas Day Massacre and the administration of his estate went four days later to Major William Vaughan[&] then 1 Nov. 1692 to Elizabeth with William Hilton and Thomas Trafton bondsmen. The administration of his estate was finally granted to his son John 13 July 1705. The inventory of his estate was £62/17/0.(2)

In 1699 Elizabeth filed a complaint against William Hilton for taking a cow.

Issue- [Children]

I. John- b. 31 July 1677 York, ME, d.s.p. 3 Sept. 1722. He was taken captive in Jan. 1691/2 and was in Canada in 1699.

II. Elizabeth- b. 9 Feb. 1679/0 York, ME, m.1. 1 Mar. 1705 John Hemenway, 2. William Dunn

III. Mary- b.13 Oct. 1681 York, ME, m. Nicholas Cane (d. 14 Feb. 1758 Sanford), d. 11 Jan. 1753 Phillipstown (Sanford)

IV. ELIHU-b.31 Mar. ____,m. RUTH (3) WILSON,d.30 July 1730

V. Rachel- b. 30 Aug. ____

VI. Christian- b. 16 Feb. 1684/5, m. Caleb Boynton (b. 24 Nov. 1685 Ipswich, d. before 25 Apr. 1766), d.c.1737 Wiscasset

VII. Mercy- b. 6 Oct. ____. She was taken captive in 1691/2 and was in Canada in 1711.

VIII. Ruth- She was taken captive in 1699.


(1) York Deeds- Vol.III, p.57, VII, 210; History of York, Maine- Banks, Vol.1, p.271

(2) Ibid- Vol.V, p.81, pt.2, fol.15

(3) Ibid- Vol. III, fol. 66-7

(4) Ibid- fol. 56-7

(5) Occupaton of Cordwainer, Shoe Maker & Boot Laster- from "Baston Family Genealogy" at: [1] ; Also see the web site of the Worshipful Company of Cordwainers at [2] as well as the Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury, London.

(6) The poem first appeared in Wide Awake in June 1886 and subsequently in Ballads of Romance and History the following year. See the wonderful Sarah Orne Jewett site by Terry Heller at Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa at: [3]

The Genealogical Dictionary of Maine & New Hampshire- p.531

Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England- Savage, Vol.III, p.362

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mainegenie/PARSON... A New England Genealogy Ancestry of Pam & Jeff Martin http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mainegenie/index....

1294. John PARSONS, cordwainer (shoemaker) and tanner, born ante 1658 at _____________ , 26 d. at York, Maine, 02 February 1691/2, a victim of the Candlemas Day Massacre, in which Indians slew many inhabitants and captured several for ransom in Canada. About 1676 he married

1295. Elizabeth _____________ . She was born ca 1658 at ______________ ; living in 1720 at York, Maine as Mrs. Peter Hinkson, whom she married (2) on 12 July 1698.

She and John PARSONS had 8 children from 1677 to 1691. John Parsons was a cordwainer at Portsmouth in 1674 and may have been in Maine before that time. He was working for Nehemiah Partridge in 1677 and was also a witness against George Bramhall. York granted him 12 acres on 12 March 1677/8 under the condition that he buy the shoemaker John Knowlton’s house between the lots of Henry Simpson and John Preble on the northeast side of the County Road and follow his trade. John had a tannery in 1686, probably attached to his house lot near York Corner, where he carried on his business (York Deeds, III: 57; VII: 210; Banks, Hist. of York, Maine I: 271).

He took the oath of allegiance to Massachusetts at York on 22 March 1679/0, his Portsmouth tax being rebated in the same year. In 1681 he acknowledged judgment to Samuel Sayward, payable in neat cattle.

He was killed in the Candlemas Day Massacre and the administration of his estate went four days later to Major William Vaughan, then on 01 Nov 1692 to his widow Elizabeth with William Hilton and Thomas Trafton as bondsmen, and finally to his son John on 13 July 1705.

The inventory amounted to £62/17/00 (York Deeds, V, pt. 2, fol. 15: 81). See also: Libby 19__, 531; Banks 19__, I:271; Savage III: 362.



↑ A source for this information is needed. History of York Maine, Vol. 1 History of York, Maine, successively known as Bristol ... v.1. Banks, Charles Edward, 1854-1931p. 271. [5]

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Elizabeth Hickson's Timeline

York, York, Maine
July 31, 1677
October 13, 1681
York, York, ME
February 16, 1683
York, York, Maine
March 31, 1684
York, York County, Maine
March 31, 1685
York, York, Maine, USA
April 5, 1720
Age 65
York, York, Maine