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[Ancestral Link: Marguerite Anderson (Miller), daughter of Hannah Anderson (Anderson), daughter of Mary Margaret Edmiston (Anderson), daughter of Martha Jane Snow (Edmiston), daughter of Gardner Snow, son of Abigail Farr (Snow), daughter of Mercy Winslow (Farr), daughter of Rebecca Ewer (Winslow), daughter of Shubael Ewer, son of Elizabeth Lovell (Ewer), daughter of Jane Hatch (Lovell), daughter of William Hatch.]

William, perhaps in Scituate in 1633, but if so, he went home, and in 1635 brought in the Hercules from Sandwich, Kent, his wife Jane, five children and six servants. He was first ruling elder of the Second Church, founded in 1644 for William Witherell, after long agitations following the removval of Lathrop to Barnstable.2 "Elder William Hatch settled in Kent street 1634. His house lot was the first south of Greenfield lane. He was the firest ruling elder of the second Chruch, 1643. He was an active and useful man in the settlement of the Town. His children probably were born in England."6 (Probably Deane was wrong in claiming William settled in Scituate as early as 1634.) "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 with his wife and children and his sister Elizabeth Soan 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 lieutenanat of the trainband."68
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Will of Elder William Hatch
1651 , Scituate, Massachusetts
Item I will that my executors allow her yearly sixteen bushells of corne viz foure of wheat four of Rye foure of barley foure of Indian Corne; as alsoe sixteene Rods of broken up ground and to bee well Dunged yearly for to sow hempe seed on
Item I give her the bed wheron I lye with two paire of sheets two pillows two paire of pillow coates one bolster one Rugg one blankett therunto belonging
Item I give her one chamber pott two houshold platters two pewter Dishes one pewter Drinking pott; also a l ittle brase pott and a brasse skillet two spining Wheeles a paire of wool cardes a Trunke halfe a Dozen of milke trayes a coupple of wooden Dishes two wooden platters a milke payle two chayres four spoones one of them being of silver It a warming pan one brandiron one paire of tonges one paire of pothangers a fier slice Item I give her a hogg and my great brase kettle
Item I my Daughter Jane Lovell one milch cow to bee Delivered to her by my executors att two yeares end after my Decease
Item I give unto my granchild John Lovell a cow calfe to bee Delivered by my executors at two yeares end after my Decease; And if the lord gives my Daughter Jane any more children then my will is that her next child shall have the first calfe of that calfe that I given her son John Lovell and the next child the next calfe and so Succesively.
Item I give my Daughter Jane one paire of sheets It a chest alsoe candlesticks one Sawcer two alchymy spoones
Item I give to my Daughter Ann Torry one milch cowe to her and her heires to bee Delivered at two yeares end after my Decease by my executors;
Item I give to my grandchild James Torrey a cow calfe and the first calfe of her breed to my grandchild William Torrey and the next calfe of her to my grandchild Joseph and the next to my grandchild Damaris &c alsoe I give my Daughter Torrey the shipp pott; All the Rest of my moveables goods lands and tenements I give and bequeath to my two sons Walter hatch and Willam hatch to them and theire heires forever to bee equeally Devided between them Whom I appoint to bee the executors of this my last will and Testament and to pay all my Debts and legacies
In Wittnes Wherof I have heerunto sett my hand and seale the Day and Yeare above Written
Willam HatchWitnesses
Guilielmo Wetherell James Torrey (seal) Willam hatch the son of Thomas hatch
The Inventory of the goods of Willam hatch senior Deceased of the Towne of Sciuuate exhibeited before the generall court holden at New Plym: the 3rd of June 1652 on the oaths of Walter hatch and Willam hatch Junier
£ s d
Imprimis two oxen 10.00.00It fouer cowes 16.00.00It one bull 03.00.00It one heifer 03.00.00It one Mare coult 09.00.00It 2 calves 02.00.00It one hogg 00.12.00It two piggs 00.10.00It one sword and belt 00.08.00It for working tooles 01.10.00It a cart wheeles and cheine plowirons and yokes 02.10.00It for hay 06.00.00It for wheat 02.10.00It for barley 01.00.00It for Rye and pilcome 00.14.00It for Indian corne 02.15.00It for two Ruggs 02.10.00It for beding 05.00.00It for linnin 02.03.00It for wearing apparreu 06.07.00It a pece of carsey 02.00.00It a peece of shagge bayse 01.02.00It for curtaines 00.10.00It in brase vessells 01.05.00It in Instruments to Drese hempe and flaxe 00.07.00It in nailes 00.01.06It in powder and shott 00.06.00It for 4 seives 00.03.00It for 2 chists and a trunke 00.07.00It in chaires Tables forme trundle bedsted 00.10.00It in meale baggs 00.04.00It in hempe and flaxe 00.15.00It in butter and cheese 00.07.00It one Dore locke 00.01.04It in cotten and sheeps woole 00.10.00It a peece of peneystone 00.09.00It in bookes 01.10.00It one fowling peece and a smale gun 01.02.06It in cow bells 00.01.06It 2 ladders 00.04.00It in spoones 00.04.00It One Pattacen and paire of bandeleers 00.10.00It for things forgoten 00.10.00Total 95.03.04/signed/
Thomas Chambers Ephraim Kempton James Torrey
(Plymouth Colony Records, Wills and Inventories 1633-1669. Volume 1:105-106. Edited by C. H. Simmons, Jr., Picton Press, Camden, Maine. L0C F63.S56.)

bandoliers: sashes used for holding items such as cartridge or to be worn on an official dress uniform.
carsy, shaggy base, penny stone: types of woolen cloth.
indian corn: the term "corn" used by itself referred to any type of grain (wheat, oats, rye, etc.). The term "indian corn" as used in early America specifically referred to corn-on-the-cob.
pattacen: pattigium - gold edging on a tunic.
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Bio and family history
1598-1651 , England and Massachusetts
THOMAS AND WILLIAM HATCH OF SCITUATE Plymouth Colony ca. 1634-1700 © October 17, 1998; 2002 by Kaye Hooley
This history is written primarily to discuss the errors and inconsistencies regarding two early settlers of Plymouth Colony, brothers, Thomas and William Hatch of Scituate. In 1916 Elizabeth French(1) researched the Hatches of Scituate as part of the New England Historical Society's "Research in England" series and traced this family to co. Kent, England. Other earlier researchers and writers such as Savage, Pope, Banks, Deane, Cutter, and Derby researched the colonial records and other primary sources and have contributed much to our knowledge of the settlers of Plymouth Colony. However, their works contain errors and misinterpretation. These men were researching an entire colony and attempting to link families. Mistakes were inevitable. In comparison, Elizabeth French was writing about one family. She had access to the research of the early writers and the colonial records they researched, along with "voluminous [Hatch] family papers"(2) that were in the possession of Israel H. Hatch and parish, court, probate, and other records in England that are reproduced in her article. Much of the information provided in this paper is based on my research and the research of my mother and supports the work of Ms. French. I also want to acknowledge the help and information provided to me by a friend and distant cousin I met on the internet. Many thanks to Dr. John P. Hatch who has given me several references and insights and who helped me in editing this paper. His support and assistance has been invaluable. I would also like to thank all my other contacts whose names are not mentioned.
An annotated Bibliography follows the Footnotes. * * * *
Thomas and William Hatch were born in co. Kent, England about 1596 and 1598 respectively. They were the second and third sons of William Hatche (1563) and Anne Tilden. They were named in the will of their uncle John Hatche of Tenterden dated 23 March 1628/1629.(3) John Hatche of Tenderden did not have any children and left his property to his brothers and sisters and their children. Thomas is named as the second son and William was called the "now youngest" son of William Hatche. Thomas and William, immigrated to Plymouth Colony in the 1630s and their oldest brother, John (born about 1590) moved to Mayfield, East Sussex, England and was living there in 1628/1629.(4) Pope made an interesting comment when he wrote, "John Hatch, yeoman(5), of Scituate, endorsed a bond Jan. 3, 1636."(6) Possibly he was the older brother of Thomas and William. Pope did not name a source for his information and unless more information is found, John cannot be identified. John could have he died soon after his arrival in Scituate or he could have returned to England. The only other reference to a John Hatch around 1636 is John, son of William who was about twelve years old and too young to be called a yeoman or to have signed a bond.
Elder William Hatch
William was living in Ashford when he married Jane Young of Thannington by license dated 9 July 1624 at Thannington,(7) which is a short distance southwest of Canterbury. The marriage record states, "William Hatch of Ashford, woolen draper,(8) bachelor, about 25, and Jane Young of Thannington, maiden, about 27, whose friends are dead, at Thannington, 9 July [1624]. Bondsmen: Edward Young of Thannington, husbandman, and William Page of Canterbury, blacksmith." Jane was probably his second wife since William's oldest son, Walter, was born about 1623. By 1625 William was living at Wye where his son, John, was baptized at the parish at Wye 7 August, 1625. Other children of William that were baptized at Wye are: Anne, 3 December 1626; William 9 August 1629; Jane 19 June 1631; and Andrew 3 November 1633 who died and was buried at Wye 6 November 1633. In addition, a "newborn son of William Hatch was buried at the parish of Wye 31 July 1628."(9) This son either died right after birth or was stillborn since the record at Wye is only for the burial of an unnamed newborn son.
In preparation for his journey to the colonies, William Hatch moved his family to Sandwich(10) sometime before 1634. Sandwich is on the seacoast, directly east of Canterbury. He set sail from Sandwich on the Hercules with his wife Jane, five children, and six servants, his cousin, Lydia Huckstep Tilden and her husband, Nathaniel Tilden, and their children along with Dr. Comfort Starr and his family.(11) William, Nathaniel Tilden, and Dr. Comfort Starr were co-owners of the Hercules.
On February 11, 1634/5, the eve of the departure of the Hercules, Dr. Comfort Starr of Ashford, a surgeon aged 45, made the deposition that about the latter end of November 1633/1634, John Witherley of Sandwich, mariner, bought a Flemish(12) built ship at Dunkirk called the St. Peter for £340. Dr. Starr said he was not a seaman and could not be specific about the ship, but guessed it to be about twelve feet broad above the hatches, fourscore feet long, and sixteen feet deep and is of the burthen of 200 tonnes. That he and William Hatch, John Witherley, Nathaniel Tilden and Mr. Osborne had purchased the ship and named it the Hercules.(13)
William Hatch and his family settled at Scituate where he built a house on Kent Street. His house lot was the first south of Greenfield Lane.(14) An old map of Scituate(15) has the location of his property closer to Kent Street and Meetinghouse Lane. William was admitted a freeman on 5 January 1635/6 and became a planter.(16) He returned to England as a joint venturer on the Castle of London with Thomas Rucke of Charlestowne and Joseph Meriam of Concord. The Castle "was docked at London on the River Thames in April of 1638 and arrived at the ports of Boston and Charlestowne in New England in July 1638."(17) Passengers were on the ship. It is possible that William's brother, Thomas, and their sister, Elizabeth Soan, the wife of Robert Soan, deceased, of Brasted, England, and her son, William, were on the Castle. Elizabeth later became the second wife of John Stockbridge.(18)In 1643 William Hatch was chosen the first ruling elder of the Second (Vassal's) Church of Scituate(19)and he became known as "Elder William Hatch." The Second Church of Scituate was founded in 1643, for William Witherell, after long agitations following the removal of Lathrop to Barnstable.(20) In August of that year, William and his sons, Walter and John appear on the list of those in Scituate able to bear arms.(21) William was also lieutenant of the Scituate trainband or military company.(22) "In 1638, William Vassall and William Hatch were appointed by the Colony court to exercise the people in arms at Scituate."(23)
Elder William made his will 5 November 1651. He named his wife, Jane; daughters, Jane Lovell and Ann Torrey; grandchildren, John Lovell, James, William, Joseph and Damaris Torrey; and sons, Walter and William, who were named as his executors. William died at Scituate 6 November 1651.(24) His widow, Jane, married Elder Thomas King in Scituate 31 March 1653. Elder Thomas King succeeded Elder William in the office of Elder.(25) "Thomas King, of Scituate, came in the Blessing, from London, 1635, aged 21, in company with William Vassal."(26)
Taken from http://home.comcast.net/~kaeh/Histories/thos-wm.html
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Biographical Information
William Hatch was born about 1598 in Wye Enland. In 1634, he moved from Wye to Sandwich, England. In March 1634, he embarked for America on the ship Hercules. He was accompanied by his wife Jane, five children and six servants. He built a hourse on Kent Street in Scituate, Mass. He was admitted freeman 5 June 1635. Between 1635 and 1638, he briefly returned to England, but returned to America in April 1638 on the ship Castle.In 1643, he was chosen to be the first ruling elder of the Second church of Scituate. He was also a lieutenant in the trainband.
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Plymouth Pilgrim - ship name - Hercules of Dover
Hatch William & Jane * Hercules of Dover 1634
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William Hatch was born ca. 1598 He sailed for Plymouth in March 1634/35 in the Hercules
Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England—Hatch," NEHGR 70:256, 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. (Plymouth Colony, by Eugene Aubrey Stratton)
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