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William Hatch

Also Known As: "Hatche"
Birthplace: Sellinge, Kent, England (United Kingdom)
Death: December 27, 1611 (47)
Sellinge, Kent, England (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Hatch, V and Joane Brissenden
Husband of Anne Hatch
Father of John Hatch; Thomas Hatch, Sr.; ‘Elder’ William Hatch; Elizabeth Stockbridge; Judith Osborne and 5 others
Brother of Winnifred Hatch; John Hatch; Ellynor Chittenden; Walter Hatch; Thomas Hatch and 2 others

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About William Hatch

  • William Hatch
  • M, #73254, b. 9 December 1563, d. 27 December 1611
  • Father Thomas Hatch b. c 1525, d. 13 Oct 1568
  • Mother Joanne b. c 1531
  • William Hatch was christened on 9 December 1563 at Sellinge, Kent, England. He married Ann Tilden, daughter of John Tilden and Patience Casslen, on 26 July 1587 at St. Mildred's, Tenterden, Kent, England. William Hatch died on 27 December 1611 at Sellinge, Kent, England, at age 48.
  • Family Ann Tilden b. 5 Nov 1570, d. 22 Jan 1630
  • Child
    • William Hatch+ b. 1598, d. 6 Nov 1651
  • From: ____________
  • Tilden, Ann
  • b. 1565 Mayfield, Sussex, England
  • d. 22 JAN 1629/30
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 26 JUL 1587
  • Spouse: HATCH, William
  • b. DEC 1563 Tenterton, England
  • d. FEB 1627/8
  • Children:
    • HATCH, John b. ABT 1594 Kent, England
    • HATCH, Thomas
    • HATCH, William Elder
    • HATCH, Elizabeth
    • HATCH, Judith
    • HATCH, Margaret
    • HATCH, Mary
    • HATCH, Ann
  • From: __________
  • The New England historical and genealogical register, Volume 70 By Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters, New England Historic Genealogical Society
  • The Will of JOHN AT HECCHE of Sellyng next Monks Horton [co. Kent], 15 November 1464. .... etc.
  • The Will of ELIONER HACCHE of the parish of Sellinge, co. Kent, 1 November 1519. .... etc.
  • The Will of THOMAS HACHE, the elder of Sellyng besids Horton Monkyn, co. Kent, 12 December 1530. .... etc.
  • The Will of JOHN HATCHE of Sellynge besids Horton Monks, co. Kent, 13 April 1535. .... etc.
  • The Will of THOMAS HACHE of Mersham, co. Kent, 16 January 1556 [1556/7]. .... etc.
  • The Will of WILLYAM HATCHE of Mersham, co. Kent, Myllwright, 28 January 1571 [1571/2]. .... etc.
  • The Will of STEVEN HATCHE of the parish of Sellinge next Horton, co. Kent, yeoman, 10 December 1606. .... etc.
  • The Will of THOMAS HATCH of the parish of St. Peters in Canterbury, co. Kent, yeoman, 27 December, 9 James I [1611]. .... etc.
  • The nuncupative Will of MARGARET ALLEN ALS HATCH [in the Calendar called "Margaret Allen als Hatch als King of Canterbury"], 20 October 1626. .... etc.
  • The Will of JOHN HATCHE of Tenterden, co. Kent, yeoman, 23 March 1628 [1628/9]. .... etc.
  • The Will of DOROTHIE HATCH of Hollingbourne, co. Kent, widow, 13 August 1638. .... etc.
  • 1. JOHN AT HECCHE, of Sellinge, in the hundred of Street, co. Kent, the testator of 1464, was born probably about 1415 and died not earlier than 15 Nov. 1464. He married Agnes —— , who was living when his will was made. He was probably a miller. He was undoubtedly descended from
  • .... etc.
  • some of the Atte Hacches found in the hundred of Calehill, in the subsidies of 1327-8 and 1372-3. These subsidies do not name the parishes in which the persons assessed lived; but the hundred of Calehill comprised the parishes of Charing, Westwell, Egerton, Little Chart, and Pluckley, as well as parts of several other parishes. Contemporary with the above John at Hecche of Sellinge were several of the name in Charing, probably his brothers and cousins, who left wills not given in this article. The mention of his lands in Westwell and Charing places his origin in that ancient Atte Hacche family, and he is the first of the name in Sellinge or vicinity of whom record has been found. His will names his wife Agnes and three sons.
  • Children :
    • 2. i. THOMAS, b. probably abt. 1442.
    • ii. JOHN, b. probably abt. 1444.
    • iii. WILLIAM, b. probably abt. 1446.
  • 2. THOMAS AT HECCHE (John), of Sellinge, co. Kent, was born about 1442, as he was at least twenty-one in 1464, when his father appointed him one of the executors of his will, but was then under twenty-four. No will or administration of his estate has been found. He succeeded to a portion of his father's lands in Sellinge, and doubtless married soon after his father's death, becoming the father of a family of whom only one child is known.
  • Child:
    • 3. i. THOMAS, b. probably abt. 1465.
  • 3. THOMAS HACHE (Thomas, John), of Sellinge, co. Kent, the testator of 1530, was born probably about 1465. He held the manor of Hodyford, was assessed as "Thomas Hatche the elder" in the hundred of Street, in the subsidy of 1524, and died between 12 Dec. 1530 and 31 Dec. 1534. The name of his wife has not been found, but six children are named in his will in 1530.
  • Children:
    • i. WILLIAM, b. abt. 1488; succeeded to the manor of Hodyford and other lands under the will of his father. Child: 1. Agnes, mentioned in her grandfather's will in 1530.
    • 4. ii. JOHN THE ELDER, b. abt. 1490.
    • iii. AGNES.
    • iv. THOMAS, not mentioned in his father's will in 1530, and therefore probably deceased before that year. His existence is inferred from the fact that his supposed father, Thomas Hache, is called "Thomas Hatche the elder" in the subsidy of 1524.
    • 5. v. JOHN THE YOUNGER, b. probably abt. 1495.
    • vi. MARGARET.
    • vii. ALICE.
  • 4. JOHN HACHE THE ELDER (Thomas, Thomas, John), born probably about 1490, died before 1 Nov. 1519. He married ELEANOR —— , the testatrix of 1519, who died between 1 Nov. and 12 Dec. 1519, having named two children in her will.
  • Children :
    • 6. i. THOMAS, b. probably abt. 1513.
    • ii. AGNES, b. probably abt. 1515; living in 1530.
  • 5. JOHN HATCHE THE YOUNGER (Thomas, Thomas, John), of Sellinge, co. Kent, the testator of 1535, born probably about 1495, died between 13 Apr. 1535 and 26 Apr. 1536. His wife, whose name is unknown, is mentioned in his will. By the will of his father, proved in 1534, he succeeded to lands and tenements in Sellinge, including a "new house," which in the following year he devised to his three sons. His five eldest children are named in the will of his father.
  • Children:
    • i. JOHANE, b. probably abt. 1521.
    • ii. AGNES, b. probably abt. 1523.
    • 7. iii. THOMAS, b. probably abt. 1525.
    • iv. ALICE, b. probably abt. 1527.
    • v. JOHN, b. probably abt. 1529; perhaps the John Hatche of Tenterden, co. Kent, whose wife Agnes was bur. there 26 Jan. 1588/9.
    • vi. STEPHEN, the testator of 1606, b. probably abt. 1532; d. s.p. between 10 Dec. 1606 and 9 Mar. 1607/8; m. by licence of 5 Dec. 1603, perhaps as his second wife, ELIZABETH GOLDSMITH of Maidstone, co. Kent. dau. of John and Ann. She m. (2) by licence of 11 Aug. 1608 Samuel Pady of Maidstone, gentleman. Stephen Hatche is mentioned in his father's will of 1535, but not in his grandfather's will of 1530. He passed his life in his ancestral parish of Sellinge, co. Kent. In 1592 he was the defendant in a suit in the Court of Requests. Since he had no issue, he devised his lands to the sons of his brother Thomas (7) .
  • 6. THOMAS HACHE (John the Elder, Thomas, Thomas, John), of Sellinge and Mersham, co. Kent, millwright, the testator of 1556/7, born probably about 1513, died between 16 Jan. 1556/7 and 16 Feb. 1557/8. He is named in the will of his uncle, John Hatche the Younger, in 1535. He married MARGARET —— , who survived him, together with two sons, who are named in his will.
  • Children:
    • 8. i. WILLIAM, b. probably abt. 1537.
    • ii. JOHN.
  • 7. THOMAS HATCHE (John the Younger, Thomas, Thomas, John), of Sellinge and Tenterden, co. Kent, born probably about 1525, died intestate before 13 Oct. 1568, when administration on his estate was granted to his widow. He married, about 1552, JOANE —— , who married secondly, before 25 Oct. 1574, Richard Brissenden. Thomas Hatche was churchwarden at Tenterden in 1565. The account of Joane Hatch alias Brissenden, administratrix, exhibited 25 Oct. 1574, names four daughters of Thomas Hatche, and the names of his three sons appear in the will of his brother, Stephen Hatche of Sellinge, in 1606. The will of his eldest son, John Hatche, of 1628/9, names the children, grandchildren, and even some great-grandchildren of Thomas Hatche.
  • Children :
    • i. WINIFRED, b. abt. 1553; bur. at Tenterden, co. Kent, 6 Oct. 1592; m. (1) at Tenterden, 18 June 1576, RICHARD WILLS; m. (2) at Tenterden, 14 Feb. 1583/4,* STEPHEN HUCKSTEP. Children by first husband: 1. Joane, bapt. at Tenterden 23 June 1577; m. Robert Numan of Crayford; had issue. 2. Anne, b. in 1578; m. 25 May 1602 William Snatte of Hunton; had issue. 3. Susan, bapt. at Tenterden 15 Feb. 1579/80; m. (1) —— Rankin; m. (2) Benjamin Robus of "Kennarton" [? Kennardington] ; had issue by both husbands. 4. John, bapt. at Tenterden 23 July 1582; bur. there 14 Nov. 1582. Children by second husband: 5. Thomas, bapt. at Tenterden 22 Nov. 1584. 6. John, bapt. at Tenterden 22 May 1586; m., and had issue. 7. Lydia, bapt. at Tenterden 11 Feb. 1587/8; m. abt. 1607 Nathaniel Tilden; emigrated with her husband and children to New England in Mar. 1634/5.†
    • ii. JOHN, of Tenterden, co. Kent, yeoman, the testator of 1628/9, b. abt. 1555; bur. at Tenterden 31 Mar. 1629; m. DOROTHY PHILPOTT, the testatrix of 1638, who d. between 13 Aug. and 1 Nov.
  • .... etc.
    • 1638. No issue. The will of John Hatche names his brothers and sisters, their children, and many of their grandchildren.
    • iii. KATHARINE, b. abt. 1557; d. before 1628/9; m. —— DUNKE. Children: 1. John, m. and had issue. 2. William. 3. Daniel. 4. Ann, m. Robert Glover; had issue. 5. Margaret, m. Martin May of Old Romney; had issue. 6. Elizabeth, m. —— Hubbard.
    • iv. ELEANOR, b. abt. 1559; living 1628/9; m. —— CHITTENDEN. Children: 1. Thomas. 2. John. 3. Nathaniel, m., and had issue. 4. William.
    • v. ELIZABETH, b. abt. 1561; living in 1574; evidently d. s.p., as neither she nor any descendants are named in the will of her brother, John Hatche, in 1628/9.
    • 9. vi. WILLIAM, bapt. at Tenterden 9 Dec. 1563.
    • vii. THOMAS, of Tenterden and Canterbury, co. Kent, the testator of 1611, bapt. at Tenterden 30 June 1565; d. between 27 Dec. 1611 and 5 June 1613; m. by licence of 22 Sept. 1587 MARGARET KING of Cranbrook, co. Kent, widow, who m. (3) by licence of 2 Apr. 1614 John Allen of Canterbury, gentleman, and was the testatrix of 1626. Thomas Hatche was churchwarden at Tenterden in 1599, and was later of the parish of St. Peter, Canterbury. Children: 1. A daughter, bur. unbapt. at Tenterden 20 Nov. 1589. 2. Joane, b. abt. 1591; d. s.p. before 1626; m. at Ashford, 30 Mar. 1609, William Watmer, gentleman.
  • 8. WILLIAM HATCHE (Thomas, John the Elder, Thomas, Thomas, John), .... 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.
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    • 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), of Wye, co. Kent, and Scituate, Mass., born, probably about 1596, died in New England before 14 June 1646, when his widow brought her daughter Hannah to be baptized.* He married, probably about 1622 LYDIA —— . He lived for a while at Wye, where in 1626 and 1628 two of his children were baptized. .... The date of his emigration to New England is not known; but he may have come with his brother William, on his second trip to New England, in the Castle, in 1638. He settled at Scituate, and was proposed as a freeman 5 Mar. 1638/9.
  • His widow, Lydia, married secondly, abot 1654, John Spring of Watertown, Mass., but continued to live in Scituate. About her the Plymouth Colony Records, uner date of 6 Oct. 1659, have the following: "Conserning a certaine woman, viz", the wife of John Spring, of Watertowne, which was somtimes the wife of Thomas Hatch, of Scittuate, which said woman hath lived about three or foure yeares att Sicttuate from her husband, the Court have ordered, that shee either repaire to her husband with all convenient speed, or to repaire to Duxburrow to the house of Mr Alden, on the twentyeth of this p'sent month of Octobert, to give a reason why shee doth not; and incase shee shall refuse to attend this order, the Court will take a speedy course to send her to her said husband."† Evidently she satisfied the authorities as to her reasons for living apart from her husband, for in 1665 she was still living in Scituate, when, as Lydia Spring, she took oath to the statements which her son-in-law, Jonas Pickles, made to her as to his wishes regarding the disposition of his property after his death.
    • Children:
    • .... etc. ____________________
  • Plymouth Colony, Its History & People, 1620-1691 By Eugene Aubrey Stratton
  • 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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