1589 - 31 Oct 1662

  • BIRTH: 1589, Harrietsham, Kent, England [1272] [1273]
  • CHRISTENING: 25 May 1589, Hawkhurst, Kent, England [1274]
  • EMIGRATION: 1635, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA
  • DEATH: 31 Oct 1662, Barnstable, Barnstable, MA [1275]
Family 1 : Sarah SOULE
  • MARRIAGE: 7 May 1617, Hawkhurst, Kent, England [5697] [5698]
  1.  Thomas HINKLEY
  2.  John HINCKLEY
  3. +Susannah HINKLEY
  4.  Marie HINCKLEY
  5.  Sarah HINCKLEY
  6.  Mary HINCKLEY
  7.  Elizabeth HINCKLEY
  8.  John HINCKLEY
  9.  Elizabeth HINCKLEY
  10.  Samuel HINCKLEY
  11.  Samuel HINCKLEY
  12.  Unnamed HINCKLEY
  13.  Unnamed HINCKLEY
  14.  Unnamed HINCKLEY
  15.  Samuel HINCKLEY
  16.  John HINCKLEY
Family 2 : Bridget BODFISH
  • MARRIAGE: 15 Dec 1657, Barnstable, Barnstable, MA

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[1276] To Scituate, MA in 1635, moved to Barnstable, MA in 1639, prominent in public affairs.

"Vital Records of the Towns of Barnstable and Sandwich"
Leonard and Norma Smith, Mayflower Descendant, 1901-1935
"Massachusetts Town, Probate and Vital Records, 1600s-1900s" CD-ROM
Broderbund Software, 1999
[For Barnstable, pp28-31]
"Samuel Hinkleys Children born at Barnstable
Samuel his Son born ye 24 of July 1642
his Son John Born ye 24. of May 1644
Sarah his Wife Died ye 18 of August 1656
& Sd Samuel Married with Bridget Bodfish vid: About ye 15 of Decem 1657
Samuel Hinkley Sen'r buried ye End of Octor 1662"

"The Pioneers of Massachusetts"
Charles Henry Pope, Boston, MA, 1900
"Massachusetts Genealogical Records, 1600s-1800s" CD-ROM, 2000
p231: "HINCKLEY, HINKLY, Samuel, from Tenterden, co. Kent, came in the Hercules in March, 1634.
Settled at Scituate. Frm. 7 Feb. 1636-7. Rem. to Barnstable in 1638-9. Juror, town officer. His wife Sarah
came with him; was adm. chh. Aug. 30, 1635; they brought four children: Thomas, (who became governor
of Plymouth Colony,) Susanna, (m. Rev. John Smith,) Sarah, (m. Henry Cobb,) and Mary; other ch. b. here
were Elizabeth bapt. Sept. 6, 1635, (m. 15 July, 1657, Elisha Parker,) Samuel bapt. 24 July, 1642, John
bapt. 26 May, 1644. His wife d. Aug. 18, 1656; he m. Dec, 1657, Bridget Bodfish. He d. Oct. 31, 1662; will
dated 8 Oct. 1662, prob. 4 March, 1662-3, beq. to wife Bridget, sons Samuel, John and Thomas, daus.
Susannah, Sarah, Mary and Elizabeth, and to his grandchildren. [Reg. VI, 95.]"

"Genealogical Research in England"
Elizabeth French
NEHGR v65 p314 (Oct 1911)
Lists all 16 children, born in both England and America. Of the 16, only 7 survived childhood;
the lists presented below by Messinger and Otis agree, but miss some of the infants who
died in England.

"The Hinckley Family"
George W. Messinger
NEHGR v13 p208 (Jul 1859)
"Samuel Hinckley of Tenterden, county of Kent, England, came to New England in the ship
Hercules of Sandwich, which sailed about March, 1634 - with his wife Sarah and four children.
He first settled at Scituate, and by the early records it appears that his wife joined the church
there, Aug. 16, 1635. He removed with his family to Barnstable in 1639. His first wife, Sarah, died
Aug. 18, 1656, and he married, for his second wife, Bridget Bodfish, Dec. 15, 1657. He died at
Barnstable, Oct. 31, 1662."

"History of Scituate, Massachusetts"
Samuel Deane
"Massachusetts Town, Probate and Vital Records, 1600s-1900s" CD-ROM
Broderbund Software, 1999
p284: "Samuel Hinckley came into Scituate probably with Mr Lothrop, 1634. He was a freeman 1637.
His house was on Kent street, the second south of Greenfield lane. He also owned the marsh between
his house and the third cliff, He had also land near Rotten marsh, on the south-east, next to Mr Vassall's
"brook hall field." He removed to Barnstable, 1640. His son Samuel was here with him, and removed to
Barnstable : his children were Sarah born 1642, John 1644. His wife Sarah died 1656, and he married
Bridget Bodfish 1657."

"Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families"
Otis, Amos
Barnstable, Mass.: F.B. & F.P. Goss, 1888-90; v2, p30
Emigrated in 1635 aboard the "Hercules". The text lists the 12 children, only 7 surviving.
"Samuel Hinckley brought with him his wife Sarah and four children, and immediately
after his arrival in Boston wen to Scituate and built a house...Mrs. Sarah Hickley died
Aug. 18, 1656, and Samuel Hinckley married Dec. 15, 1657, for his second wife, Bridget
Bodfish, widow of Robert of Sandwich...Samuel Hinckley died Oct. 31, 1662."

"A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England"
James Savage
Pub. Boston, 1860-1862, pp. 118-124, 424-425
"SAMUEL, Scituate, from Tenterden in Kent, came in the Hercules of
Sandwich, 1635, with w. Sarah, and four ch."

"Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy"
Frederick A. Virkus, Chicago, IL, 1925
Vol. 1, p. 979, "Immigrant Ancestors"
"Hinckley, Samuel (1595-1662) from Eng. in the "Hercules" to Scituate, Mass., 1635;
removed to Barnstable , 1639; m. in England Sarah -- (died 1656); m. 2d, Bridget Bodfish."

"New England Marriages Prior To 1700"
Clarence A. Torrey,
(as found on NEHGS CD-ROM, Boston, 2001)
"HINCKLEY, Samuel (1589-1662) & 1/wf Sarah SOULE/SOOLE (1600-1656);
Hawkhurst, Kent, 7 May 1617; Scituate/Barnstable"
"HINCKLEY, Samuel (1589-1662) & 2/wf Bridget (_____) [BODFISH],
w Robert; ca 15 Dec 1657; Barnstable"

[1271] [S91] Grant Smith, Ottawa & Jannis Rogers, Winnipeg, Long Point Settle

[1272] [S90] Ida Florence Crozier & Mary Victoria Sanderson, "Building our Pe

[1273] [S88] The Smith Family History, a compendium prepared in the 1980s b

[1274] [S90] Ida Florence Crozier & Mary Victoria Sanderson, "Building our Pe

[1275] [S90] Ida Florence Crozier & Mary Victoria Sanderson, "Building our Pe

[5697] [S90] Ida Florence Crozier & Mary Victoria Sanderson, "Building our Pe

[5698] [S88] The Smith Family History, a compendium prepared in the 1980s b

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