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Nicholas Hutchins, of Lynn

Birthplace: of, Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of John Hutchins, of Newbury & Haverhill and Frances Hutchins
Husband of Elizabeth Hutchins
Father of John Hutchins; Mary Church; Joseph Hutchins and Elizabeth Hutchins
Brother of Elizabeth Hutchins; William Hutchins; Joseph Hutchins; John Hutchins; Thomas Hutchins and 3 others

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About Nicholas Hutchins, of Lynn

Nicholas Hutchins, of Lynn & Groton

  • Birth: 1637 - Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts,
  • Death: Sep 1693 - Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Wife: Elizabeth Farr
  • Children: John Hutchins, Mary Hutchins, Joseph Hutchins, Elizabeth Hutchins



142. Nicholas1 Hutchins; born 1637/38 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts; married Elizabeth Farr, daughter of George Farr and Elizabeth Stowers, 4 Apr 1666 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony; died Sep 1693 at Lancaster, Massachusetts.

"Three brothers, Joseph, Nicholas, and Daniel Hutchins were early residents of Lynn, Mass., which is situated in Essex Co., about ten miles northeast of Boston, Mass. Their parentage has not definitely been established, but it is quite possible that they were sons of John Hutchins who, as a Carpenter's Mate, emigrated from England in the "Friendship" in March, 1636.

Joseph Hutchins was born about 1636, probably in Lynn, Mass., married Sept.11, 1657, Mary Edmunds of Lynn, Mass.

Nicholas Hutchins was born about 1637/8 (according to his age given in affidavits), married Apr. 4, 1666, Elizabeth Farr, Lynn, Mass., daughter of George and Elizabeth (Stowers) Farr.

Daniel Hutchins' first wife, Eleanor, died Sept. 10, 1694. and the intention of his marriage to Sarah Hawks of Lynn, Mass. is recorded Nov. 7, 1695.

The three brothers took their Oaths of Fidelity, Feb. 26, 1677. This was an act required of those who wished to become citizens and to exercise their rights as citizens. Nicholas and Daniel Hutchins served together in King Philip's War under Capt. Gardiner, and Nicholas was wounded, Oct. 10 or 16, 1675. Daniel Hutchins served again, June 24, 1676, this time under Capt. Brocklebank.

In 1681, Nicholas Hutchins and his familv moved to Groton, Mass. and was granted ten acres of land, Nov. 14, 1681. The following is a copy of the land description as it appears on the town records in the handwriting of John Morse. Town Clerk of Groton, Mass.:

"A persell of land, of ten acres, mor or lesse, granted by the town to Nicolos Hutchin.

1. One acre, mor or lesse, lyeing betwixt South Meadow and South Brook, bounded round by the town's comon.

2. Two acres, mor or lesse, lyeing on the northeast sid of the hyeway vpon a swamp that runs to South Brook. bounded round by the town's comon.

3. Sixe acres. mor or lesse, lyeing southeast of Sand Pond bound ed round with the town's comon".

On Dec.31, 1683/4, Nicholas Hutchins bought ten additional acres of land.

He served the town of Groton, Mass. in several civic capacities as fence viewer, teething man, and overseer of swine. On Dec. 12, 1692, he was chosen town surveyor. He died in Sept. 1693, intestate, prob-ably in Lancaster, Mass. Nicholas and Elizabeth (Farr) Hutchins had four children, but the births of only the two older children are recorded in the vital records of Lynn, Mass."

Children of Nicholas1 Hutchins and Elizabeth Farr were as follows:

143. i. John2 Hutchins, born 3 Jun 1668 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony; married Abigail Whitney; married Mary Wyman; married Sarah Hyde.

ii. Elizabeth Hutchins; born 15 Jun 1670 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts. She Provided by: Carolyn Proffitt Winch <>.

iii. Joseph Hutchins; born 16 Apr 1674 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts; married an unknown person circa 1707 at Lancaster, Massachusetts. He Provided by: Carolyn Proffitt Winch <>.

iv. Mary Hutchins; born 1680 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts; married an unknown person 14 May 1702 at Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

disputed origins



Numerous published genealogies (generally unsourced) on Ancestry,com and Family suggest that Nicholas's father was John Hutchins of Towcester, England. Jack Hutchins's[1] extensive research into the Hutchins family does not suggest this possibility but does note an extremely strong connection between Towcester and the My Lady's Manor lines of the Hutchins family in Maryland. Nicholas Hutchins of Virginia is descended from this line.

No known records definitively connect Nicholas Hutchins of Lynn with his parents. There are records of several Hutchins's with sons named Nicholas during this period. According to Marvin Hutchins[2], a John Huchins, born 22 Jan. 1573, (son of John Huchins of Eastend) had three, and possibly four, children:

i. John, b. 23 June 1605. ii. Henrie, b. 16 Nov. 1606; bur. 10 Aug. 1692. iii. Nicholas, b. 2 Apr. 1609. iv. Edward, possible son, b. 1613; m. Elizabeth; had son Nicholas, b. 8 Dec. 1638. John Huchins, born 23 June 1605, may have been the John Hutchins who emigrated to the Colonies on the Friendship in March 1636 [3], and could possibly be the father of Nicholas Hutchins of Lynn, OR he may have been the John Hutchins who emigrated to the Colonies on the Bevis in 1638 and settled in Newbury, Mass., later moving to Haverhill, Mass. (NOT Nicholas's father)

It is also possible that either Nicholas Hutchins, born 2 Apr. 1609, or Edward born 1613, was the father of Nicholas Hutchins of Lynn, Mass.


There is also some question as to the relationship between Nicholas, Daniel, and Joseph Hutchins.

According to Jack Hutchins[4] , "Old records of Lynn, Massachusetts include the names of three Hutchins, who were probably sons of one of the earlier immigrants, possibly John Hutchins of the "Friendship. " Joseph Hutchins was born about 1636, probably in Lynn. He married Mary Edmunds of Lynn on September 11, 1657. [5]Nicholas Hutchins was born about 1637 and married Elizabeth Farr of Lynn on April 4, 1666. Elizabeth was the daughter of George and Elizabeth (S towers) Farr. Daniel Hutchins' first wife, Elenor, died on September 10, 1694 and on November 7, 1695 he announced his intentions of marrying Sarah Hawks of Lynn. Joseph, Nicholas, and Daniel took their Oaths of Fidelity on February 26, 1677."

Marvin Hutchins, however, seems to be of the opinion that Daniel and Joseph were Nicholas's cousins[2]. "He [John Huchens, b. 1605] may have been the father of Nicholas Hutchins and brother of Daniel and Samuel Hitchins. Nicholas Hutchins, and Daniel's sons, Daniel and Joseph, all settled in Lynn, Massachusetts, as did other passengers originally listed as bound for Virginia."

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Nicholas Hutchins, of Lynn's Timeline

Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts
June 3, 1668
Age 31
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
June 15, 1670
Age 33
April 16, 1674
Age 37
Age 43
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
September 1693
Age 56
Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts