Luke Hitchcock and Elizabeth Gibbons
Luke Hitchcock was born in England, according to Donald Lines Jacobus in Hale, House, and Related Families. Jacobus expressed his opinion that Luke was the brother of Edward and Matthias (Matthew) Hitchcock. They took the oath of fidelity at New Haven at the same time and married at about the same time. He notes, "It is a reasonable assumption that the three were brothers. At Edward's death, Matthias testified regarding his testamentary wishes, and Matthias and Luke bore the name of two gospel writers. But while Matthias and Edward remained in New Haven until death, Luke shortly removed to Wethersfield." (p. 611-2) However, Robert Charles Anderson was more reserved: "There is no evidence one way or another whether Luke Hitchcock of New Haven and Wethersfield was a third brother." (See Great Migration, entry on Matthew Hitchcock.)
Luke married Elizabeth Gibbons. Elizabeth's parents are not known but it is known that she had several brothers, as she is named in her brother William's 1654 will, along with her husband, children, and several other brothers. According to The Genealogy of the Hitchcock Family, "The settlement of his estate shows that he was from Fenny Compton, Warwick Co., Eng." The same genealogy also states that William Gibbons was "called in Hartford records a "London Merchant.""
Luke took the oath of fidelity 1 July 1644 at New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut. The Genealogy of the Hitchcock Family gives some interesting traditions: "The following account of Luke was given in Oct., 1801, by his great-grandson Aaron Hitchcock of Suffleld, Conn. 'Luke Hitchcock left the land of his nativity about the middle of the 17th century, as near as could be determined. He had received a large tract of land lying in the eastern part of New England and came out with a view of taking possession of the same, when he arrived he found it inhabited by numerous hordes of natives determined to resist all encroachments of the English. In this situation he determined to abandon the enterprise and settled in Wethersfield. He was peculiarly fortunate in cultivating the friendship of the Indians, who in testimony of their attachment to him gave him a deed of the town of Farmington. This deed was a clear and valid title to the land but was so little thought of that it was destroyed by his wife, who used it to cover a pie in the oven.'"
Luke served on juries in Connecticut 5 June 1646 and 2 March 1647/8 and was a selectman in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut 1653 and 1656. The Genealogy of the Hitchcock Genealogy claims that he was a shoemaker (note that it also claims that he was a captain at Crown Point, which cannot be true as the fort was not built until the mid 1700s). He appears a few times in the records of the Particular Court of Connecticut. He was sued in 1652, 1654, and 1655/6 for damages, twice for unspecified damages and once related to "destreining for ye keeping of Cattle." For the first two times, he was a defendant along with John Rose. He was among those on 15 November 1654 in Wethersfield noted to have "not uphled theire howses upon theire home lotts according as the Law requires."
He was among the signers of an agreement to move from Connecticut to settle Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts. While some of those who signed began settling in the new town that fall, he probably was not among them due to his final illness. Luke died 1 November 1659 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut. He made his will 17 October 1659, in which he said he was "at present in some weakness of body yet of in soundness of mynde & strength of memory." The inventory on his estate was taken 28 November 1659 and the will and inventory were exhibited before the court at Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut 1 December 1659.
Elizabeth married second William Warriner (freeman in 1638, of Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, m. 1) Joanna Searle) 2 October 1661. William died 2 June 1676 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Elizabeth married third Joseph Baldwin (early settler of Milford, New Haven, Connecticut in about 1639, admitted freeman 11 May 1670 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, m. 1) Hannah (Whitlock?) and 2) Isabel (Ward?), will dated 20 December 1680) 17 September 1678. Joseph died 2 November 1684 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts. Elizabeth died 25 April 1696 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.
Luke and Elizabeth’s children are:
- John Hitchcock, married Hannah Chapin (b. 2 Dec 1644 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts to Samuel and Cicely (Penny) Chapin) 27 Sep 1666 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, constable in Springfield 1672, selectman at various times between 1676 to 1709, deputy to the Massachusetts General Court in 1699 and 1701-1705, soldier under Capt. Turner in the Falls Fight (The Genealogy of the Hitchcock Family states that he was wounded in the fight with "one arm shot through and the other broken" and that Major Pynchon solicited the court for a comission as a lieutenant for John "for gallant conduct"), a deacon, died 9 Feb 1711/2 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, will dated 5 Feb 1711/12 and proved 25 Mar 1712.
- Hannah Hitchcock, born about 1645, married Chileab Smith (b. abt. 1636 to Samuel Smith and Elizabeth Smith, admitted freeman 7 May 1673 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, an ensign, died 7 Mar 1731 (age 95)) 2 Oct 1661 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, died 31 Aug 1733 (age 88), buried with Chileab in the Old Hadley Cemetery, Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts.
- Luke Hitchcock, born 5 Jun 1655 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, married Sarah Burt (b. 4 Sep 1656 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts to Jonathan and Elizabeth (Lobdell) Burt, m. 1) Benjamin Dorchester 22 Apr 1675 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, d. 8 or 9 Nov 1746 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts) 14 Feb 1676/7 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, constable in Springfield 1681, selectman at various dates between 1687 to 1725, Representative to the Massachusetts General Court at various dates between 1696 to 1722, often served as the Moderator of the Town Meeting, served as a treasurer, Sheriff of Hampshire County, a sergeant in 1693, a lieutenant in 1707, a captain in 1716, soldier under Capt. Turner in the Falls Fight, said in The Genealogy of the Hitchcock Family to have been a shoemaker and a tavern keeper, died 24 or 27 Jan 1726/7 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, will dated 26 May 1722 and proved 16 May 1727, buried, along with Sarah, in Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.
- "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch; citing reference; FHL microfilm 186,122.
- "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887," database with images, FamilySearch; citing Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, Springfield City Hall; FHL microfilm 185,414.
- "Wethersfield Vital Records 1635-1665," The American Genealogist, vol. 9, 1932-33, pgs. 29, 31.
- Vital Records of Springfield, Massachusetts to 1850. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.)
- Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).
- Ancestry.com. Massachusetts Applications of Freemen, 1630-91 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000. Original data: Paige, Lucius R.. List of Freemen of Massachusetts. Boston, MA, USA: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 1849.
- Manwaring, Charles William, A Digest of Early Connecticut Probate Records, Vol. I (Hartford District, 1635-1700), Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1995 (originally published 1904).
- Probate Files Collection, Early to 1880; Author: Connecticut State Library (Hartford, Connecticut); Probate Place: Hartford, Connecticut. Notes: Probate Packets, Hitchcock, C-Hollister, Nehemiah, 1641-1880; Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Connecticut County, District and Probate Courts.
- Records of the Particular Court of Connecticut, 1639-1663, (Hartford, 1928). p 105.
- Torrey, Clarence A., New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004.
- Cutter, William Richard, Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of the State of Massachusetts, Vol. 2, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1910, p. 813.
- Cutter, William Richard, New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial, Vol. 4, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914, p. 1770.
- Hitchcock, Mrs. Edward, The Genealogy of the Hitchcock Family, Amherst, MA: Press of Carpenter & Morehouse, 1894, pgs. 203-211, 407-409.
- Warriner, Edwin, The Warriner Family of New England Origin, Albany, NY: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1899, p. 15.
- Baldwin, Charles Candee, The Baldwin Genealogy from 1500 to 1881, Cleveland, OH: The Leader Printing Company, 1881, pgs. 479-82.
- Gravestone of Chileab and Hannah (Hitchcock) Smith, Old Hadley Cemetery, Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts.
- Gravestones of Luke and Sarah (Burt) Hitchcock, Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.
Records related to the Luke and Elizabeth (Gibbons) Hitchcock family but not copied below due to copyright considerations:
- Entry for the Hitchcock family, Jacobus, Donald Lines, Hale, House and Related Families, Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2001, pgs. 611-615.
- Entry for Matthew Hitchcock, Great Migration 1634-1635, G-H. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume III, G-H, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003, https://www.americanancestors.org/DB116/i/7118/335/22096896
Name: Chileabe Smith
Spouse's Name: Hannah Hitchcock
Event Date: 02 Oct 1661
Event Place: Hadley,Hampshire,Massachusetts
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M50252-2
System Origin: Massachusetts-ODM
GS Film number: 186122
Source: "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FCHN-3NG : 9 February 2018), Chileabe Smith and Hannah Hitchcock, 02 Oct 1661; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 186,122.
Name: Luke Hitchcock
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 14 Feb 1676
Event Place: Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
Spouse's Name: Sarah Dorchester
Source: "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPJV-C3P : 9 February 2018), Luke Hitchcock and Sarah Dorchester, 14 Feb 1676; citing p 16, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, Springfield City Hall; FHL microfilm 185,414.
Name: Benjamin Dorchester
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 22 Apr 1675
Event Place: Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
Spouse's Name: Sarah Burt
Source: "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPJV-C92 : 9 February 2018), Benjamin Dorchester and Sarah Burt, 22 Apr 1675; citing p 16, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, Springfield City Hall; FHL microfilm 185,414.
Name: John Hitchcock
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 27 Sep 1666
Event Place: Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
Spouse's Name: Hannah Chapin
Source: "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPJV-H5X : 9 February 2018), John Hitchcock and Hannah Chapin, 27 Sep 1666; citing p 15, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, Springfield City Hall; FHL microfilm 185,414.
Name: Hannah Chapin
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 02 Oct 1644
Event Place: Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
Father's Name: Samuell Chapin
Source: "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPJX-B29 : 9 February 2018), Hannah Chapin, 02 Oct 1644; citing , Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, Springfield City Hall; FHL microfilm 185,414.
Hitchcock, Luke s. Luke & Elizebeth b. 5 June 1655
Hitchcok, Luke, died 1 Nov. 1659
Source: "Wethersfield Vital Records 1635-1665," The American Genealogist, vol. 9, 1932-33.
The Wido Sarah Hitchcock of Springfield (Relict of Luke Hitchcock Esqr Late Decd) Died Novemr 8th 1746
60 Here Rests the Body of Mrs Sarah Hitchcock the Relect of Luke Hitchcock Esqr who Decesd Novemr the 9th 1746. In the 91st Year of Her Age [Springfield Cemetery]
Source: Vital Records of Springfield, Massachusetts to 1850. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.)
Name: Elisabeth Baldwin
Event Type: Death
Death Date: 25 Apr 1696
Death Place: Springfield, Massachusetts
Name: William Warriner
Event Type: Death
Death Date: 2 Jun 1676
Death Place: Springfield, Massachusetts
Name: Captain Luke Hitchcock
Event Type: Death
Death Date: 24 Jan 1726
Death Place: Springfield, Massachusetts
Name: Sarah Burt
Event Type: Birth
Birth Date: 4 Sep 1656
Birth Place: Springfield, Massachusetts
Father Name: Jonathan Burt
Name: John Hitchcock
Event Type: Marriage
Marriage Date: 27 Sep 1666
Marriage Place: Springfield, Massachusetts
Spouse Name: Hannah Chapin
Name: John Hitchcock
Event Type: Death
Death Date: 9 Feb 1711
Death Place: Springfield, Massachusetts
Spouse Name: Hannah Hitchcock
Source: Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).
Name: Chileab Smith
Date: 7 May 1673
Original Source: C. R., Vol. IV. pp. 718, 719.
Name: Joseph Baldwin
Date: 11 May 1670
Original Source: C. R., Vol. IV. p. 651.
Source: Ancestry.com. Massachusetts Applications of Freemen, 1630-91 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000. Original data: Paige, Lucius R.. List of Freemen of Massachusetts. Boston, MA, USA: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 1849.
Page 82-3-4-5.Gibbons, William, Hartford. Invt. £1499-14-05. Taken 2 December, 1655, by John White, Andrew Bacon, Nathaniel Ward. Will dated 26 February, 1654-5 :
I, William Gibbins, of Hartford, upon ye River of Connecticutt, yeoman, being of perfect memory and soundness of mind, — make and ordayne this my last will & testament: Imp. I give unto my wife Ursula Gibbons her full thirds of ye proffitts, rents and revenues of all my houses & Lands in Hartford, Wethersfield & Pequett, during her naturall lyfe, except A prsell of swamp bought of Robert Bates, lying in Wethersfield, & a prcell of Land lying in Pennywise, which I bequeath by this my will as followes: As alsoe I give and bequeathe unto my wife Ursula the whole proffits & revenues of ye foresd houses & Landes, viz., the whole of my houses & landes in Wethersfield both of ye East & West side of ye river, untill my daughter Mary Gibbons shall be married or untill shee bee of ye age of eighteen years ; Alsoe the whole of my houses & Landes at Hartford & Pequett, until my daughter Sarah shall bee married or 18 years of age; (and after this age) my will is that my sd wyfe shall yet have Interest in the free and full use of one of the sellers, the Parlor & ye roomes over the Parlor, for & during her naturall life, as also her thirds of ye orchard & Garden. I give to my daughter Mary Gibbons, at her Marriadge or at 18 years of age, the full & sole propriety in all my Houses & Lands in Weathersfield, both on ye East and west side of ye River, to bee to her and her heirs forever. Except the thirds of ye Revenewes or Rents of yt to her mother during her life & ye prsell of Swampe bought of Robt Bates & the Land at Pennywise, wch sd. thirds given to her Mother shall after her decease be to my sd. daughter Mary & her heirs forever. Item. I give unto my daughter Sarah Gibbons, at her marridge or when shee shall attayne ye age of 18 years, the full & sole Propriety in all my Houses & Lands at Hartford & Pequett, to bee to her & her heirs forever, except the one thirds of ye profitts & revenewes thereof unto my sd. wife Ursula during her naturall lyfe, & ye Use of ye Seller, the parlor, & ye Roomes above ye Parlor, wch after her decease shall bee to my sd. daughter Sarah & her heirs forever. Ite. I give & bequeath unto my daughter Mary one third part & to my daughter Sarah one third & to my wyfe one third of all my Goods, Chattells, debts & other moveables, both within dores & without, my just debts & legesies beeinge discharged. My will is, that the one third part of those foresd goods & debts shall bee to my wyfe's proper use & dispose as her owne propr estate; And for ye twoe thirds of ye aforesd goods, I give unto my twoe daughters to bee to ym & ye heirs for ever, to bee improved by ye advise of my overseers for ym until they attayne ye foresd age of eighteene years or are maried ; And if Eyther of my sd Daughters depart this lyfe before they bee married or atayne ye age of eighteen years, — then my will is that ye estate given to yt daughter that soe deseaseth shalbee Inioyd by (that) child yt Survives; & if eyther of ym depart this lyfe after they are Married, & have noe Issue, then ye one halfe of ye estate given to yt sd daughter shalbee to her husband & ye other halfe to my survivinge childe. Item. My will further is, that when ye providence of God shall despose of my daughters for marridge, that then they shall consult wth their mother & my overseers herein. Item. My will is to give to my brothers Richard, Jon & Thomas Gibbons, in England, twenty shillings a peece, & to ye Children wch are liveinge at my decease lo Shillings apeece. Item. I give to my sister Hidgcoke £5 wch shee shal inioy while shee lives & dispose of yt to yt Child shee sees most deserveing. I give to the Children of my sister Hidgcocke wch are liveinge at my decease the sum of £15 to be equally divided amongst ym. Item. I give to my bro. Hidgcocke one sute & Coate of weareinge Apparrell. Item. I give his son Jno Hidgcocke one prsell of Swampe, about 9 acres, bought of Robt Bates, lieing at Wethersfield, to him & his heirs forever. Item. I give my Land at Pennywise, nowe in ye Tennoe of Jon Sadler, towards the Mayntenance of a Lattin scoole at Hartford provided ye fence be continued in ye same Line & Way of Common fence angle as yt nowe is ; & for ye prsent, until ye Lease I have made to Jno Sadler bee expired, I give out of ye Rent due from Jno Sadler 50 Shillings yearly. Item. I give to my honord friend Mr. Samuel Stone £5, & to Mr. Huett of Windsor 40 Shillings, & to Mr. Warham, Mr. Newton, Mr. James Fitch, Mr. Russell & Mr. Stoe, 20 Shillings apeece. Item. I give to Mr. Samuel Welles & Mrs Mary Welles £5 apece, & to Mr. John Moudy £3. Item. I give to my man Isaacke Stiles £3 in case my wyfe & Overseers or any twoe of ym thinke hime deserveing ; and to my man Henry One yeare of his time; & alsoe I give to ye Artillery in Hartford 40 Shillings ; & for ye time of payment of these foresd. sumes by legacies I leave yt to ye descreeson of my Overseers, wthin 2, 3 or 4 years. Item. I give to my trusty & beloved friends Mr. Samuel ffitch & Richard Lord the sum of £5 apeece, whom I intreat, appoynt & ordayne to bee Overseers & Supervisors of this my last Will & Testament, intreeatenge them to bee carefull & faythfull in descharge of ye Trust comitted to ym. Lastly I doe appoynt my beeloved wyfe Ursula Gibbons to bee sole Executrix of this my last Will & Testament, leaveinge & comittinge the Care & Education of my Children in ye feare of God & all such other ways as may most advantage ym as they are capable of. In Witness hereunto I have sette my Hand. I leave ye Care of my comely cristian burial to my wyfe & Overseers.
Witness: Jasper Gunne, William Gibbons.
Luke X Hitchcock.
Page 123-124.Hitchcock, Luke, Wethersfield. Invt. £452-00-00. Taken 28 November, 1659, by John Russell Sen, John Hubbard, Thomas Welles. Will dated 17 October 1659: I Luke Hitchcock of Wethersfield, being at present in some weakness of body yet of in soundness of mynde & strength of memory, Considering my mortality and knowing it to be my duty to provide for my ffamily and to settle my estate, that I may leave noe occasion of trouble to them when I am gone, and that I may free myselfe before I dye, I doe therefore leave this testimony upon record as my Last will & Testament: First, I doe professe my fayth & hope to be in the free grace alone of God in Jesus Christ, whos I am & to whom I have for ever given up my Selfe both Soule & body, being fully prsuaded of his unchangable Love & good will both in life & death to me. And for my outward estate I dispose of the same as followeth: ffirst, I doe Therefore bequeath & give unto my wife Elizabeth the full power & dispose of all that estate wch God hathe given mee in howses, Lands, Cattells & goods whatsoever, wth in dores & wthout, provided that in Case she marry agayne that then she betake herselfe to the thirds of my Land & houses, and that she give unto my sonne John the house that I now dwell in wth the out houses thereunto belonging, wth the home Lott, and halfe in quantity of that Lott or prcell of Land wch I lately bought of Mr. John Chester, the homeward side; And to my sonne Luke the other halfe of yt, the Lyne betwixt them running soe as to have both of them the benefit of the water; furthermore to my sonne John that peece of Land Lying in mile meadows wch I bought of William Smith, and my foure acres in Beaver meadow. Alsoe, to my sonne Luke that peece of land in the great meadow, my other peece of Land in myle meadow wth passage thereto throw his Brother's Land ; alsoe to give unto my daughter Hannah forty pounds wth her uncle's gift. These portions to be payed to eyther of them at the age of eighteen years or at the deathe of my said wife, wch comes sooner. And my will is that what estate shall be in her hands beyond and above the forsayd portions at the tyme of her marriage that she may devide the same equally amonge my foresayd three children excepting thirds of all my houshold stuff. And further, that Mr John Russell, pastor of or Church, would together wth the church appoint some to see this my will prformed, Heer unto I have subscribed my hand the day & year above written.
Witness: Thomas Coleman,
Thomas Welles. Test: John Russell, Junior.
Source: Manwaring, Charles William, A Digest of Early Connecticut Probate Records, Vol. I (Hartford District, 1635-1700), Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1995 (originally published 1904).
Luke Hitchcock's will:
Luke Hitchcock's inventory (dated 1659):
Source: Probate Files Collection, Early to 1880; Author: Connecticut State Library (Hartford, Connecticut); Probate Place: Hartford, Connecticut. Notes: Probate Packets, Hitchcock, C-Hollister, Nehemiah, 1641-1880; Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Connecticut County, District and Probate Courts.
21 Oct 1651
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
A noate of Kircums debts owned by him in this Courte:
Luke Hitchcock 00-06-03
6 Jun 1652;
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Thomas Coleman in the behalfe of the Towne of Wethersfeild plt Contra John Rose and Luke Hitchcock in an Action of the Case to the damage of 7£. In the Action betweene Thomas Coleman plt and Joh Rose and Luke Hitchcock defendts, the Jury findes for the plt damages 41s 6d and Costs of the Courte.
15 Nov 1654;
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Item that there is Severall in wetherfield hath not uphled theire howses upon theire home lotts according as the Law requires. Luke Hitchcocke one:
15 May 1655
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
John Gutteridge plt Contra John Rose & Luke Hitchcock defentants in an action of ye Case about destreining for ye keeping of Cattle to ye damage of 8sh. In ye action betwene John Gutteridge plt & John Rose & Luke Hitchcock defendants the Courte adiudgeth the defendants to pay vnto the plt dammages 2s 6d and costs of Court 24d.
2 Mar 1655/56
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Luke Hitchcock plt: Contra John Edwards defendt in an action of debt witht he dammage to the valve of 50 shill…the jury findes for the plt debt and dammage 42 shill 6d and Costs of Courte. Execution deliuered the 21th march 56/67 for 2:10:06.
1 Dec 1659
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
The Will and Inventory of Luke Hitchcock was exhibited into the Court and approued.
Source: Records of the Particular Court of Connecticut, 1639-1663, (Hartford, 1928). p 105.
Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700
HITCHCOCK, Luke (-1659) & Elizabeth [GIBBONS] (-1696), m/2 William WARRINER 1661, m/3 Joseph BALDWIN ca 1676; b 1642; New Haven/Wethersfield, CT
WARRINER, William (-1676) & 1/wf Joanna SEARLE (-1660), 31 Jul 1639; Springfield
WARRINER, William (-1676) & 2/wf Elizabeth (GIBBONS) [HITCHCOCK] (-1696), w Luke, m/3 Joseph BALDWIN 1678); 2 Oct 1661; Springfield/Hadley?/Deerfield
BALDWIN, Joseph (?1610-1684) & 1/wf Hannah/?Mary [?WHITLOCK]; High Wycombe, Suffolk, 10 Nov 1636, b 1640, ca 1637?; Milford, CT/Hadley/Deerfield
BALDWIN, Joseph (?1610-1684) & Isabel ?(WARD) (CATLIN) [NORTHAM] (-1676), w John, w James; aft 27 Feb 1661; Milford, CT/Wethersfield, CT/Hadley/Deerfield
BALDWIN, Joseph (?1610-1684) & 3/wf Elizabeth (GIBBONS) (HITCHCOCK) [WARRINER] (-25 Apr 1696), w William, w Luke; aft 2 Jun 1676, b 17 Sept 1678; Hadley/Deerfield
SMITH, Chileab (1635±-1731) & Hannah HITCHCOCK (1645-1733); 2 Oct 1661; Wethersfield, CT
HITCHCOCK, Luke (1655-1727) & Sarah (BURT) DORCHESTER (1656-1746), w Benjamin; 14 Feb 1676, 1676/7; Springfield
HITCHCOCK, John (1642-1712) & Hannah CHAPIN (1644-1719); 27 Sep 1666; Springfield
Source: Torrey, Clarence A., New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004.
Cutter's Genealogical and Personal Memoirs
(II) Ensign Chileab Smith, son of Lieutenant Samuel Smith, was born in New England, about 1635-36, and died March 7, 1731, aged ninety-five years. He was admitted a freeman in 1673. He married, October 2, 1661, Hannah Hitchcock, who died August 31, 1733, aged eighty-eight years, daughter of Luke Hitchcock, of Wethersfield, Connecticut. Children : 1. Hannah, born July 7, 1662 ; married, March 23, 1681, John Montague. 2. Samuel, born March 9, 1665. 3. Luke, born April 16, 1666. 4. Ebenezer, born July 11, 1668. 5. Nathaniel, born January 2, 1670; died same month. 6. John, born October 8, 1671 ; married, 1691, Martha Golding; died about 1750. 7. Son, died 1673. 8. Hester, born March 31, 1674; married, October 20, 1696, Nathaniel Ingram. 9. Daughter, died March, 1677. 10. Elizabeth, born February 2, 1679; married, October 26, 1698, James Smith. 11. Mary, born August 16, 1681 ; married (first) December 15, 1697, Preserved Smith; (second) April 22, 1721, Peter Montague. 12. Chileab, died August, 1682. 13. Chileab (2d), born February 18, 1685; mentioned below. 14. Sarah, born April 26, 1688; married, April 13, 1710, Jonathan Morton.
Source: Cutter, William Richard, Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of the State of Massachusetts, Vol. 2, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1910, p. 813.
Cutter's New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial
Joseph Baldwin was an early settler of Milford, Connecticut. His house lot was No. 52, on West Farm street, near the present station of the New York, New Haven & Hartford railroad. His wife Hannah joined the Milford church, June 23, 1644. About 1663 he went with other Milford men to Hadley, Massachusetts. He was admitted a freeman of Hadley. He died November 2, 1684. His will was dated December 20, 1680. He bequeathed to sons Benjamin, Jonathan, Joseph, and daughters. He married (second) Isabel Northam, who came with her son, John Catlin, as the Widow Catlin from Newark, New Jersey. She died December 8, 1676. He married (third) Elizabeth (Hitchcock) Warriner, widow of William Warriner. Children of Joseph Baldwin: Joseph, baptized June 23, 1644; Benjamin, baptized June 23, 1644; Hannah, baptized June 23, 1644: Mary, married John Catlin : Elizabeth, baptized March, 1645, at Milford ; Martha, married John Hawkes; Jonathan, mentioned below; David, born October 19, 1651; Sarah, born November 6, 1653.
Source: Cutter, William Richard, New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial, Vol. 4, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914, p. 1770.
The Genealogy of the Hitchcock Family
LUKE HITCHCOCK,Luke Hitchcock, was born --. He married Elizabeth, sister of William Gibbons of Hartford, Conn. William Gibbons was sent to Hartford in 1636 with twenty men, as agent for George Wyllys, afterwards Gov. of Conn, to prepare a settlement for his employer. He was living in Hartford in 1647, in good esteem. The settlement of his estate shows that he was from Fenny Compton, Warwick Co., Eng. and in his will he left a bequest to his sister Hidgecocke, and to the children of his sister Hidgcock, and to the son John of his sister Hitchcok, and to his brother Hitchcock. The name Hitchcock, is spelt in all the above ways in the same will. He left widow Ursula and only daughter Sarah.
Of New Haven and Wethersfield, Conn.
Will of William Gibbons of Hartford, Conn., dated Feb. 26, 1654. Court held March 10, 1654.
William Gibbons of Hartford upon the River of Connecticut, being of sound mind, &c &c —
I give unto my lov: wife Ursilla Gibbons her full thirds of ye profitts rents & revenues of all my houses and lands in Hartford, Wethersfield, & pequett during her natural life except a parcell of swamp bought of Robbert Bates being in Wethersfield & a parcell of land lieing in penewise which is bequeathed by this my will as follows. As allso I give and bequeath unto my wife Ursilla : the whole proffitts and revenues of the foresaid houses & lands, viz ye whole of my houses and lands at Wethersfield both of the east & west side of the river until my dau. Mary Gibbons shall be married or until shee bee of ye age of eighteene year. Allso ye wdiole of my houses & Lands at Hartford & pequett until my daughter Sarah shall be married or attayne ye afforesaid age of eighteen years. ******** My will is to give to my brothers Richard, John & Thomas Gibbons in England twenty shillings apeace. Item. I give to my sister Hidgecoke five pounds which she shall enjoy while she lives & dispose of it to ye child she sees most deserving.
Item. 1 give to ye children of my sister Hidgecok which are living at my decease ye sum of fifteen pounds to be equally divided amongst them.
Item. I give to my brother Hitchcok one suite and coate of wearinge apparrell.
Item. I give his sonne John Hitchcok one parcell of swamp about nine acres bought of Robt Bates being at Wethersfield to him & his heirs forever.
Item. I give my land at peniwise now in ye hand of John Sadler toward ye mayntenance of a lattine school at Hartford provided that ye fence be continued in ye same line and way of common fencinge as it now is. And for ye present until ye lease I have made to John Sadler be expired, I give out of ye rent due from John Sadler fifty shillings yearly.
I give to my honored friend Mr. Samuel Stone five pounds and to Mr. Huett of Windsor forty shillings and to Mr. Warham, Mr. Newton, Mr. Russell and Mr. Stoe twenty shillings apeace.
Item. I give to my man Jack Stiles three pounds in case my wife and overseers or any two of them think him deserving. And to my man Harry one year of his time & also I give to the artillery of Hartford forty shillings and for the payment of these foresaid sums and legacies I leave it to the discretion of my overseers, within two three or four years.
Item. I give to my trusty and beloved friends Samuel Fitch and Richard Lord the sum of five pounds apeace, whom I entreate appoint & ordain overseers &c ***** of this my last will and testatment intreatinge them to be careful & faithful to discharge of the trust committed to you.
Lastly. I do appoint my beloved wife Ursilla Gibbons to be my sole executrix of this my last will and testament, leaving and committing the care and education of my children in ye fear of God and all such other ways as may most advantage them &c &c
Signed Feb. 26, 1654.Witnesses:
Property amounted to £1499: 14: 05.
Luke Hitchcock took freeman's oath in New Haven in company with Edward Hitchcock July 1, 1644. The date of his removal to Wethersfield is not known but he was a member of the jury at a court held in Hartford June 5. 1646, and March 2, 1647. As New Haven was not under the government of Conn, at that time he was probably living in Wethersfield in 1646. Luke lived in the center of the village. The house now standing on the place was built by Silas Dean some time before the Revolutionary war. He was by trade a shoemaker; a Capt. at Crown Point in 1645; and selectman at Wethersfield in 1653 and 1656. There are on Wethersfield records fourteen tracts of land recorded as belonging to Luke Hitchcock. The following is a sample of these records. "Land of Luke Hitchcock of Wethersfield, Conn., on Connecticut river, one piece whereon his barn now standeth, containing one and one half acres more or less. The end abuting on rose lane South East & on New Street & Cove."
None of these deeds are dated. Some of it was bought of Will Gibbons of Hartford. One tract is recorded in this way: "Another tract of land which was given to his son John Hitchcock by Will Gibbons containing nine acres." After Luke's death in 1659, this nine acres is recorded in John's name having been given him by his Uncle Gibbons. The following account of Luke was given in Oct., 1801, by his great-grandson Aaron Hitchcock of Suffleld, Conn. "Luke Hitchcock left the land of his nativity about the middle of the 17th century, as near as could be determined. He had received a large tract of land lying in the eastern part of New England and came out with a view of taking possession of the same, when he arrived he found it inhabited by numerous hordes of natives determined to resist all encroachments of the English. In this situation he determined to abandon the enterprise and settled in Wethersfield. He was peculiarly fortunate in cultivating the friendship of the Indians, who in testimony of their attachment to him gave him a deed of the town of Farmington. This deed was a clear and valid title to the land but was so little thought of that it was destroyed by his wife, who used it to cover a pie in the oven." In 1659 Luke signed an engagement to remove to Hadley but died the same year, Nov. 1, 1659. His will which was admitted to Probate Nov. 28, 1659 was as follows:
Oct. 17th, 1659.
I, Luke Hitchcock, being at present though in some weakness of Body yet in soundness of mind & strong of memory considering my mortality and knowing it to be my duty to provide for my own family & settle my estate that I may leave no occasion of trouble to them when I am gone and that I may Free myself before I die I do therefore leave this testimony upon record as my lust will and testament.
First I do profess my faith & hopes to be in the free grace alone of God in Jesus Christ whose I am and to whom I have forever given up myself both soul and body, being fully persuaded of his unchangeable love and good will both in life and death. And then for my outward estate I dispose of the same as follows.
First I do therefore bequeath and give unto my wife Elizabeth the full power and disposal of all that estate which God has given me in houses, lands, cattle and goods whatsoever within doors and without Provided that in case she marry again that she betake herself to the thirds of my lands and houses and that she give unto my son John the house I now dwell in with the outhouses thereunto belonging with the home lot and half in quantity of the lot or pease of land that I lately bought of W. Chester, the homeward pease, and, to my son Luke the other half of that the line betwixt them running so that both may have the benefit of the water, furthermore to my son John that pease of meadow lying in mile meadow that I bought of William Smith and my 4 acres in Benner meadow also to my son Luke that pease of laud in the great meadow with passage through his Brothers lands, also to give unto my daughter. Hanna Forty pounds with her Uncles gift, these portions to be paid to either of them at the age of eighteen years or at the death of my wife, which comes soonest, and my will is what estate is in her hands, beyond and above the foresaid portions at the time of her marriage that she divide the same equaly among my aforesaid three children excepting thirds of all my household stuff and in case of any of my said children dye before they have issue then such lands & houses to remain to the surviving and his heirs and I do desire that Mr John Russell pastor of the church would together with the church appoint some to see this my will performed. Hereunto I have subscribed my hand the day & year above written
Testes John Russell, Sen.
The estate was valued at £461: 13, with debts of £9.
After the death of Luke, his widow Elizabeth married Oct. 2, 1661, William Warriner of Springfield, to which town she removed with her two boys, John and Luke. William Warriner died in 1 676, when she again married Sept. 17, 1678 in Milford, Mass., Joseph Baldwin of Hadley. Again becoming a widow she returned to Springfield where she died April 25, 1696.
HIS CHILDREN WERE :
1. i. John2, b. --; m. Sept. 27, 1666, Hannah Chapin.
ii. Hannah, b. 1645; no. Oct. 2, 1661, Chileab Smith of Hadley, Mass. The tombstone now standing in Hadley graveyard says, "Chileab Smith dyed on March ye 7, 1731 ae. 96 year and Hannah his wife dyed on Aug. 31, 1733 ae. 88 year. It is a worthy memorial they lived in mariag stat 70 year."
The children of Hannah (Hitchcock) Smith were:
1. Hannah , b. July 7, 1662; m. March 23, 1681, John Montague.
2. Samuel, b. March 9, 1665.
3. Luke, b. April 16, 1666.
4. Ebenezer, b. July 11, 1668.
5. Nathaniel, b. Jan. 2, 1670; d. Jan., 1670.
6. John, b. Oct. 8, 1671; m. 1691, Martha Golding.
7. Son, b. ; d. 1673.
8. Hester, b. March 31, 1674; m. Oct. 20, 1696, Nathaniel Ingram.
9. Daughter, b. ; d. 1677.
10. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 2, 1679; m. Oct. 26, 1698, James Smith.
11. Mary, b. Aug. 16, 1681; m. 1st, Dec. 15, 1697, Preserved Smith; 2d, April 22. 1721, Peter Montague.
12. Chileab, b. ; d. Aug., 1682.398 iii. Luke, 2d, b. June 5, 1655; m. Feb. 14, 1676, Sarah Dorchester.
13. Chileab, b. Feb'. 18, 1685. An ancestor of Mary Lyon.
14. Sarah, b. April 26, 1688 ; m. April 13, 1710, Jonathan Morton.
DESCENDANTS OF LUKE HITCHCOCK— BRANCH I.Deacon John2 Hitchcock (Luke1) son of Luke and Elizabeth (Gibbons) Hitchcock, was born ; married Sept. 27, 1666, Hannah Chapin, dau. of Dea. Samuel and Cisly Chapin of the Plantation of Norwottuck. She was born Dec. 2, 1644. There is a record of June, 1655 that John Hitchcock received some land from his Uncle William Gibbons of Hartford, who is called in Hartford records a "London Merchant." "In order of Seating in the Meeting House, Feb. 23, 1662, Old Style, John Hitchcocke was put In ye Backer Seate above the Pillars on the North Side." He was sworn constable of Springfield in 1672. In 1676, May 19, he was wounded in the fight at Turner's Falls, one arm shot through and the other broken. Major Pynchon solicited the Governor to give Ensign John Hitchcock a lieutenant's commission for gallant conduct. He was Freeman in 1682. In 1686, Nov. 9, he was one of a committee for the "settlement of the town of Quaboag," now Brookfield; and in 1688 he was with five others sent to the relief of Brookfield and also " to make fortifications in Quaboag." He was a deacon in the church at Springfield. He died Feb. 9, 1712. His will is as follows :
I, John Hitchcock of Springfield, being weak in body but blessed bee God of sound mind & understanding. To the end I may Settle peace among my Relations after my decease and that Righteousness may bee attended with those I am concerned I do make ordain & constitute this my last Will & Testament in manner & form following, believing there is but one only & True God & that their are three persons United in the Godhead the father son & Holy Ghost &c &c. * * * And for the outward Estate which the Lord hath Graciously blessed me. I Despose of that as followeth.
To my well beloved wife I give the use of that room I do Now live in with the chamber over it & so muchCellaras she stands in need of Alsoe I do give to my Welbeloved wife the use and improvement of all my lands I am possest of Except those hereafter expressed as First.
Itm I give to my son John Hitchcock that house & homelot he does now live in alsoe two acres in the meadow which lyes betwixt his houselot & the Round hill on ye upper side of that meadow, As alsoe five acres in the plaine. Two acres in the Cross piece & next to that which is not improved, Alsoe one half of that which is not improved. Alsoe that piece which is Upland at Black Pond on the Westward side of the River & being upland as also half of my mill River Meadow with ye springs on this side ye sd Mill River Meadow and also half my meadow at ye sixteen acres and six acres up at Chicnbee in that piece now in fence taking four acres next to the great River and then to take six acres together.
Itm I give to my son Samuel Hitchcock all the rest of my house I now live in with so much of the Cellar as his mother can spare and so much of the barn as his mother can spare above ye half of it, as also five acres of Upland in the plain next to the Great River and alsoe two acres in the meadow against my house and alsoe my upper lot in ye neck and ye half of my Mill River meadow and half my meadow at sixteen acres. And my will is that those meadows be divided equally as to Quantity and Quality as near as may be as also four acres in Chicubee next to the Great River and more. Two acres next to his Brother John on the East side of his Brothers land, and that any of my said sons having need of a way to their land shall have passable way where it is Judged most convenient for them and less prejudicial to his kinsman or those that improve it, and also half the other land in the plain not Improved.
I give to my son Luke Hitchcock that house and homelot he now lives on as alsoe all the rest of my wood lot from his brother David's to the Eastward end as alsoe four acres of my land on Garden Brook and half of what will be within fence of my land in Chicubee plain after John and Samuel have theirs laid out.
I give to my son Nathaniel Hitchcock Twenty acres of my land in Chicubee Plain if he does ever come to improve it, as also my grant of land upon three corner meadow Brook so called. But if he should never come to enjoy it or if he should die without a child lawfully begot. Then those lands to be equally divided between Luke & David my two sons.
Itm I give to my son David Hitchcock the other half of my land upon Garden Brook as alsoe twenty acres in Chicubee plain and my right in the saw mill, & Mill & land, and stream at Skanungenuck and my will is that all my sons do enjoy all those several proportions herein set down at my decease, And my will is if my wife should marry again then that she should betake herself to a third of what land is not yet measured. And after the Decease of my Welbeloved Wife, my will is that my son John Hitchcock enjoy all that meadow by his house as alsoe the half of my land in the plain being the half which lies next to that I have willed to him already & my two lower lots in the neck and my lot at Black pond as alsoe a equall proportion of any outland belonging to me with the rest of his brethren. And my will is that my son Samuel Hitchcock shall have the rest of all my housing & homelot with the meadow excepting one acre at the rear or Easterly End which meadow is against ye homelot as alsoe my other two lots in the Neck and alsoe the other halfe of my land in the plain & his share and proportion of my outlands with ye, rest of his brethren where-ever I have any right. And my will is that my son David Hitchcock shall have the wood lot at the Easterly End of my house lot meadow as far as the highway that is on the easterly end of it and one acre of the meadow that belongs to the homestead and to lie at the North Easterly end of it as it may join to the said Wood lot. And also my will is that David Hitchcock my son shall not alienate or dispose of the wood lot & meadow herein given but only to his brothers or some of the family if he shall see cause to remove and sell.
And my will is that after my decease and wives that then all that three score acres of land that I am Possest of at Chicubee should be equally divided between my three sons (viz) Luke Nathaniel and David. And if any of them should die without issue then to fall equally to ye two next that do survive or if two should die without issue as Nathaniel & David then it shall fall to Luke Hitchcock my son & his heirs.
& My will is that my son Samuel should have all my cart & plow tackling that is to say one sett of them if there be a set left. And my will is that my daughter Hannah Parsons should have my great Kettle and so much of my movable goods as shall make up ten Pounds besides what she has already. And my will is that my Grandson John Hitchcock should have my Carbine gun & Cutlass, and my Grandson Samuel Hitchcock should have my Pistols and my grandson Jonathan Hitchcock should have my great gun, and my belt I give to my son Luke Hitchcock. And my will is that my two sons Nathaniel & my son David Hitchcock have twenty pounds apiece out of movable estate & if there be not enough to do that then that my two sons John and Samuel make it up to them in two years time after the decease of their Mother & my will is that every one should have their platters I did buy and put their names to & my intent is that what I give my Daughter Hannah Parsons & what my sons have out of moveables or if their brothers do pay this to them it shall be as in provision at town price & I appoint my sons John, Samuel, Luke & David Hitchcock executors of my estate." This will was signed Feb. 5, 1711/12 & Ad. to Probate March 25, 1712. In the settlementof this estate the brothers increased the legacy left to their sister Hannah Parsons.
HIS CHILDREN WERE :
i. Daughter 3 , b. and d. Sept. 4, 1667.
2 ii.Hannah, b. Sept. 10, 1668; m. Samuel Parsons.
3 iii. John, b. April 13, 1670; m. Mary Ball.
4. iv. Samuel, b. Aug. 21, 1672; m. Sarah Weller.
5. v. Luke, b. March 23, 1674—5; m. Elizabeth Walker.
6. vi. Nathaniel, b. Aug. 28, 1677; m. Abigail Lombard.
7. vii. David, b. Feb. 7, 1678—9 ; m. 1st, Wid. Elizabeth Batt.
viii. Jonathan, b. Nov. 26, 1682; cl. Feb. 26, 1683—4.
ix. Sarah, b. Jan 11, 1686—7; d. April 17, 1690.
DESCENDANTS OF LUKE HITCHCOCK— BRANCH II.Capt. Luke2 Hitchcock (Luke1) son of Luke and Elizabeth (Gibbons) Hitchcock of Wethersfield, Conn., was born at Wethersfield, June 5, 1655. After the death of his father and on the marriage of his mother to William Warriner of Springfield he removed to that place. He became a prominent man of Springfield, Mass., where he kept a tavern. He was also a shoemaker and a captain in the army and was made sheriff of Hampshire County, which then included Hampden, Franklin and Berkshire counties. The history of Suffield, Conn. says that he was one of the original grantees of that town, and in 1680 he had 50 acres of land allotted to him there. In 1717 he was one of the rate payers in the town of Brookfield where he seems to have owned a good deal of land, though no mention of that land is made in his will. He was also one of the petitioners for a grant of land in Brimfield. The records of Massachusetts Bay Colony read: "May 30, 1679, in answer to the petition of Luke Hitchcock the Court judgeth it meet to grant the petitioner tenne pounds to be payed forthwith by the county treasurer deducting the same from Hadley account." When under age in 1673 he chose his brother John to be his guardian. In 1676 he was in the fight with the Indians at Turner's Falls and he had a share in the township of Falltown, granted to the survivors of that tight.
Hinman says of "Sergeant Luke Hitchcock," "On the 30th of Nov., 1693, by vote of Springfield, Capt. Thos. Colton and Luke Hitchcock was sent to the Bay to procure a minister to preach the word of God to the town; to apply to Mr. Increase Mather and the rest of the Rev'd. Elders in Boston for their help to obtain a minister."
He married, Feb. 14, 1676-7, Sarah, daughter of Jonathan Burt, widow of Benjamin Dorchester. She was born Sept. 4, 1656 ; married April 22, 1675, Benjamin Dorchester, who died May 24, 1676. She died Nov. 9, 1746, " in ye 91 year of her age." We find upon a Springfield gravestone, " Here rests the body of Luke Hitchcock, Esq., who after he had served God and his generation in several publick offices deceased Jan. 24, 1727, in ye 72 year of his age."
By his will, signed May 26, 1722, and probated May 16, 1727, he left the use of half his house and meadow, etc., to his wife so long as she bear his name; to his son " Luke 7 acres of land lying on the west side of the great river, lying in the division of land which is on the great hill near the plain called Lucca Swamp, also my grant at Wachuset sometimes called Wachoaga; to Eben half the meadow at the World's End commonly so called also one day of my saw mill with all the privileges and appurtenances thereto belonging also piece of land by Agawam River.
To Peletiah half the meadow at World's End also one day of my sawmill."
To daus. Sarah, Elizabeth, Mercy, Hannah, Thankful and Mary money to be paid in household stuff, etc., etc.
HIS CHILDREN WERE :
399. i. Sarah 3 , b. April, 1, 1678; m. July 30, 1696, James Mirrick.
ii. Elizabeth, b. March 19, 1679-80; m. April 21, 1698, Peletiah Bliss, b. Aug. 19, 1674, son of Lawrence and Lydia (Wright) Bliss. He d. Jan 2, 1747, and she d. March 28, 1756, leaving sons, 1, Jonathan 4 Bliss; 2, Luke Bliss; 3, Caleb Bliss; 4, Moses Bliss, and daus., 5, Sarah Bliss ; 6, Elisabeth Bliss.
iii. Mercy, b. Feb. 1, 1681; in. Feb. 3, 1703, Capt. George Colton, son of Isaac and had sons: 1, Timothy 4 Cotton; 2, George Colton; 3, Isaac Cotton; and daus., 4, Mary Cotton, wife of Dea. David Mirick; 5, Rebecca Colton, who m. Ebenezer Bliss; 6, Sarah Colton, who m. David Burt; 7, Elizabeth Colton, who m. Ezekiel Loomis; 8, Miriam Colton,
who m. Nathan Hoar. Mercy Colton d. Sept. 18, 1774,
iv. Hannah, b. March 18, 1683-4; m. June 30, 1707, Samuel Stebbins of Longmeadow, son of Samuel and Joanna and had 10 children. She d. May 24, 1756 and he m. 2, Sarah Allin, Jan. 3, 175S. He d. June 17, 1767.
v. Thankful, b. Oct. 18, 1686; m. Jan., 1711-12, John Phelps of Westfield, Mass. He d. in 1741, leaving widow Thankful. Children: 1, George 4 Phelps; 2, John Phelps; 3, Moses Phelps; 4, Thankful Phelps; 5, Stephen Phelps; 6, Sarah Phelps; 7, Ann Phelps; 8, Luke Phelps. Of these Sarah, Moses, Stephen and John died between 1741 and 1744 leaving no heirs,
vi. Mary, b. Oct. 21, 16.8S ; m. 1st, July 15, 1718, Samuel Taylor, son of John and Thankful (Woodward) Taylor of Deerfield, Mass. He was bom Aug. 30, 1688 and d. March 5, 1734. She m. 2d, Sept. 2, 1737, Daniel Arms of Deerfield. Her children were: 1, Othniel 4; 2, Mary; 3, John; 4, Jonathan.
400. vii. Luke, 1). July 13, 1691; m. 1st, Martha Colton.
viii. Jonathan, b. Sept. 4, 1693; d. Sept. 16, 1693.
401. ix. Ebenezer, b. Aug. 20, 1694; m. 1st, Mary Sheldon.
x. Jonathan, b. June 24, 1696; d. Aprils, 1697.
402. xi. Peletiah, b. July 16, 1698; m. Sarah Parsons.
Source: Hitchcock, Mrs. Edward, The Genealogy of the Hitchcock Family, Amherst, MA: Press of Carpenter & Morehouse, 1894, pgs. 203-211, 407-409.
The Warriner Family of New England Origin
William Warriner, the New England ancestor, was made a freeman, or voter, in 1638. Under the first charter of the Massachusetts Colony none were regarded as freemen, or members of the body politic, except such as were admitted by the General Court and took the oath of allegiance to the government here established. This custom continued in existence until by the second charter the colony was transferred into a province.*
We learn from the Springfield records that William Warriner was married to Joanna Scant in 1639.† The town clerk made the following record of her death: "Johanna, wife of Wm. Warriner, dyed ye 7th of ye 12th mon. 1660." On October 2, 1661, he married Elizabeth, widow of Luke Hitchcock, of Wethersfield, Conn.‡ She was the mother of Hannah, John and Luke Hitchcock. She survived Mr. Warriner and became the third wife of Joseph Baldwin, of Hadley.§
This Warriner seems to have been, previous to his marriage in 1639, the only person of the name residing in New England.
* The freeman's oath may be seen in New England Historican [sic] and Genealogical Register, Vol. H, p. 89.
† Boldwood reads the name Searl, and thinks she was the daughter of John Searl. I have looked at the original record carefully. The name is quite plainly written "Scant "' — E. W.
‡ The town records show that they were married in Hadley.
§ Mr. Baldwin died Nov. 2, 1684. and she died Apr. 25, 1696.
Source: Warriner, Edwin, The Warriner Family of New England Origin, Albany, NY: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1899, p. 15.
The Baldwin Genealogy from 1500 to 1881
1. JOSEPH was one of the first settlers in Milford, in 1639, and his name appears Nov. 20, of that year, in the first list of free planters.
There is the following evidence that he was brother to Nathaniel and Timothy:
The earliest records of Milford are not in existence, but the "3rd book" contains a transcript of "the most necessary things contained in the two former books," transcribed by Major Robert Treat, and six others as Committee, Jan. 7, 1677, Samuel Eells being appointed to do the writing.
In this transcribed book, Joseph Baldwin has, December, 1648, a division adjoining Timothy Baldwin's half division. He also has, in a transcription of the "long narrow book," in 1649, 4 acres, be it more or less, in the New Meadow plain, bounded with Timothy Baldwin west, with the common N. & E., and with Wm. Fowlers E. (S!)
The transcription of the "long narrow book" was made December ye 23, 1700, by Richard Bryan. Ap'l 24th, 1654, he hath liberty granted him "for to exchange and lay down one piece of land, and take up another for it, in the New Meadow Plain next his brothers' land, that he formerly laid down to the town again."
On the 13th Dec, of the same year, he "having formerly made writing to ye Court, & now reviews it againe for liberty to exchange that land of his, or some part of it that lieth near to his brother, to take it up next unto him, for his ease in sending, which was granted unto him."
The homestead of Joseph was on lot 52, on West Farm street opposite, joining rears or nearly so, with the homestead of Timothy. The present New York and New Haven Railroad is very nearly on the line of the two. It seems to be clear that Joseph was the brother of Timothy, and, if so, of Nathaniel, as these last two were brothers, as appears by page 118 of the same volume, in Milford Records. Joseph was probably the youngest, as he is named last in his father's will. There can be no practical doubt that Timothy, Nathaniel and Joseph were the three of that name, sons of Richard, of Cholesbury, County Bucks, England, whose will was proved in 1633, and whose children disappeared from Bucks. Cholesbury joins Aston Clinton, whence came most of the other Baldwins of Milford. (See for Richard, of Cholesbury, in the early part of this volume, page 23, Richard2 Richard,1 of Bucks.)
Joseph's wife Hannah joined the Church June 23, 1644, and their first four children were then baptized. About 1663, he removed to Hadley, Mass., freeman there, with his son Joseph in 1666. He m. 2nd, Isabel Northam, widow of James Northam, who had come with her son John as Widow Catlin, from Newark, N. J., and she died Dec. 8, 1676. He m. 3rd, Elizabeth Hitchcock, widow of William "Warriner, of Springfield. He died Nov. 2, 1684; his widow, April 25, 1696. He had, long before death, conveyed a half interest in his homestead in Hadley to his son Joseph, who died before him. His will (in Northampton, Mass.), is dated Dec. 20, 1680. His property in Milford was given to his three sons, Benjamin, Jonathan and Joseph, to whom he had formerly given it. His other property is distributed to his wife, and to his other children.
2. Joseph, bapt. June 23, 1644; b. probably about 1640. +
3. Benjamin, bapt. June 23, 1644; b. about 1642. +
4. Hannah, bapt. June 23, 1644; m., May 6, 1658, Jeremiah Hull, of New Haven. He was the son of Richard Hull, of that place, and living there in 1685. Hannah is remembered in her father's will, which also directed £5 to be given at eighteen years of age to her dau. Mary. There may have been other ch.
5. Mary, bapt. June 23, 1644; m. John Catlin, s. of her stepmother, and from Arthur Kill, N. J., to Deerfield, Mass. The inventory of his estate, taken Feb. 23, 1703/4, was presented May 15, 1704, That he is the same Catlin mentioned by Mr. Savage, but first name not given, is proved by the distribution made in 1705 or 1706. Children: Joseph; John, 1663; Jonathan; Elizabeth, m. James Corse; Hannah, m. Thomas Bascom, and she d. 1746 — a partial account of her descendants is in the History of Northfield, Mass.; Sarah, m. Michael Mitchell; Esther, m. Ebenezer Smead; and Ruth.
Mr. Savage says Elizabeth (Catlin) Corse, with her brothers Joseph and Jon[torn] and the family were all killed by the French and Indians, in the assault at [torn]field, Feb. 29, 1704. "Yet the name is kept up in the vicinity." Not all of [torn] name were killed. Joseph Catlin's inventory was taken Jan. 1, 1701, and he left widow Hannah and only ch. John, to whom Nathaniel Clark was guardian. The distribution of the estate of John the first was to John the grandson a double portion (as representing Joseph's eldest son); to the children of Elizabeth Corse; to Thomas Bascom, in right of his wife; to Michael Mitchell, in right of his wife; to Ebenezer Smead, in right of his wife; to dau. Ruth and s. John.
6. Elizabeth, bapt. March, 1645, in Milford, Conn.; m., March 31, 1664, at Hadley, James Warriner, of Springfield, eldest s. of her stepmother and William Warriner, of Springfield. She had ch.: Samuel, Nov. 21, 1666, d. aged two yrs.; James, July 19, 1668; Elizabeth, Aug. 1, 1670; William, Jan. 6, 1678; Hannah, Feb. 15, 1675; Joseph, Nov. 6, 1677; Samuel, Jan. 26, 1680; Ebenezer, March 4, 1682; and Mary, April 1, 1685. She d. April 24, 1687; and he m. 2"d, July 10, 1689, Sarah, dau. Alexander Alvord, and had ch. : Sarah, 1690; Jonathan, 1692; John, Nov. 29,4694, and d. shortly after; John, Jan, 1696, d. y. ; Benjamin, April 15, 1698; and David, Oct. 8, 1701. The second wife d. May 16, 1704, and he m. 3rd, Dec. 19, 1706, as her 3rd husband, Mary, widow of Benjamin Stebbins. He d. May 14, 1727. Of these fifteen ch., twelve were m.
7. Martha, bapt. in Milford, March, 1645; m. at Hadley, Dec. 26, 1667, John Hawkes, s. John, of Hadley. She d. Jan. 7, 1676, before her father, who remembered her. Children: John, June 26, 1671, d. y. ; John, m. Thankful , and killed Feb. 29, 1704; and Hannah, m., 1694, Jonathan Scott, of Waterbury, Conn., and d. April 7, 1744. John Hawkes m. 2nd, Nov. 20, 1696, Alice, widow of Samuel Allis, of Hadley, and removed to Deerfield. His sorrowful share in the massacre at Deerfield is briefly told by Mr. Savage. His wife, his son John and three younger children were killed. His dau. Elizabeth, b. in 1677, was killed on the way to Canada; so that, of children and grandchildren, there was left to him only Hannah, with whom he went to reside.
8. Jonathan, b. Feb. 15, 1649; bapt. Feb. 17, 1649.
9. David, b. Oct. 19, 1651. +
10. Sarah, b. Nov. 6, 1653, in Milford: m., as his 2nd wife, Samuel Bartlett, of Northampton, Mass. Both d. before Feb. 12, 1717, when an agreement of her ch. was filed in settlement of her estate. Her eh. were: Samuel, 1677; Sarah, 1679; Mindwell, Jan. 30, 1681/2, m., March 7, 1708, as 2nd wife, Waitstill Strong, s. Thomas and Rachel (Holton) Strong, of Northampton, and had ch. : (1) John. Dec 3, 1709; (2) Mindwell, Oct. 30, 1711, m. Samuel Clapp, Jr. ; (3) Submit, Dec. 2[torn] 1712, m. Jonathan Clapp; (4) Phebe, Dec. 3, 1714, m. John Wright, b. Nov. [torn] 1713, s. John, of Northampton; (5) Benajah. June 30, 1717; (6) Eleazer, twi[torn] April 1, 1721, d. y. ; (7) Ithamer, April 1, 1721, d. June 28, 1805. Other ch. [torn] Sarah Bartlett were: Joseph, 1683; Ebenezer, Sept. 29, 1685, m. 1st, Martha Lym[torn] who d. May 24, 1724, aged 29, and 2nd, Elizabeth Burt of Springfield, and 3rd, [torn] 5, 1730, Sarah Strong, dau. Ebenezer and Mary (Holton) Strong; he was a far[torn] at Northampton, and d. Nov. 30, 1769. Other ch. of Sarah Bartlett were : Elizabeth, 1687; Preserved, 1689; William, 1693: David, 1695; and Benjamin, 1696.
The names of Sarah Mindwell and Elizabeth do not appear in the agreement, b[torn] it is signed by Waitstill Strong, in his wife's right, and by Roger Clapp, in the same manner. Samuel Bartlett was s. Robert, of Northampton. He m., 1672, Ma[torn]dgeman, who d. in 1674. Mary Parsons, wife of Joseph, was accused by the [torn]rtletts, father aud son, and by others, of causing her death by witchcraft, but he was acquitted at Boston, in May, 1675."
Source: Baldwin, Charles Candee, The Baldwin Genealogy from 1500 to 1881, Cleveland, OH: The Leader Printing Company, 1881, pgs. 479-82.
Gravestone of Chileab and Hannah (Hitchcock) Smith, Old Hadley Cemetery, Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts (photo credit: Laurie Hitchcock Brown, findagrave.com):
Gravestones of Luke and Sarah (Burt) Hitchcock, Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts (plot: Willow Avenue 3-61) (photo credit: Irma (#46927625), findagrave.com):
"Here Rests the Body
of Luke Hitchcock
Esq'r who After he
had Serv'd God and
His Generation in
Several Publick offic's
Dec'd Jan'ry 24th 1727
in the 72nd Year of his Age."
"Here Rests the
Body of Mrs.
the Relect of Luke
who Deces'd Novemb'r
ye 9th 1746 in ye 91st
year of Her Age."
Gravestone of Chileab and Hannah (Hitchcock) Smith, Old Hadley Cemetery, Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts (photo credit: Laurie Hitchcock Brown, findagrave.com)