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John Hutchins

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: of, Southampton, Hampshire , England
Death: February 6, 1685 (77-81)
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Essex Co., Ma
Immediate Family:

Son of William Hutchins, of Stockbridge and John Hutchins' mother
Husband of Frances Hutchins
Father of Elizabeth Hutchins; Nicholas Hutchins, of Lynn; William Hutchins; Joseph Hutchins; John Hutchins and 4 others

Occupation: Carpenter, selectman for Newbury
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About John Hutchins, of Newbury & Haverhill


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.


  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


RE: Enoch Hutchins, of Devon & Haverhill

His wife was not Francis Alcock; she married John Hutchins, of Newbury & Haverhill.

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John Hutchins, of Newbury & Haverhill's Timeline

Southampton, Hampshire , England
Age 32
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Age 33
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts
Age 34
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
November 15, 1640
Age 36
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
October 10, 1641
Age 37
Haverhill, Essex, Ma
Age 38
Of Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
May 15, 1643
Age 39
Newbury, Essex, Ma