before1641 - 1698
Father: Enoch HUTCHINS
Family 1 : Mary B. STEVENSON
1. Enoch HUTCHINS
2. Joseph HUTCHINS
3. John HUTCHINS
4. Jonathan HUTCHINS
6. Samuel HUTCHINS
7. Mary HUTCHINS
8. Sarah HUTCHINS
|(ca1615 - after1653) m 1640?
|- - Enoch HUTCHINS
| (before 1641 - 1698) m 1667
"Enoch was killed 'in his own door' by Indians. He resided on the Eastern Branch of Spruce Creek, Kittery, in a garrison house. In 1693 he made his will 'being aged and weak in body.' The Indian attack which killed him resulted in the capture of his wife and her being taken to Quebec. Enoch was a kinsman of Hugh Hutchins - see 'Hugh Hutchins of Old England,' Jack R. Hutchins & Richard J. Hutchings (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1984) and Jack R. Hutchins, "Robert Hutchins of Colonial America" (1992). Jack R. Hutchins also authored "Robert Hutchins of Colonial America" (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1992) in which he states (pp. 6-7): "Enoch Hutchins was the progenitor of the large Hutchings - Hutchins family of York, Maine. The first record of Enoch Hutchins is when he was transported to Maryland prior to June 1652 by William Ayres, a gentleman from Nansemond County, Virginia. Mr. Ayres came to Maryland in May 1651 and it was probably at that time that Enoch arrived. On 15 February 1655 Enoch Hutchinson was one of 45 people transported to Virginia, probably from the eastern shore of Maryland, by William Wright, gentleman, of Nancemond [sic] County. Enoch probably completed his seven years service and then left Virginia to go to an area populated by his countrymen. The first record of him in New England was in 1659 when it was noted in Savage's records of New England, from an unknown source, that the goods of Enoch were taken to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, by a John Hutchins. It would seem logical that the John Hutchins who took Enoch's goods to Portsmouth was the same John Hutchins of Haverhill who on 2 December 1659 signed a contract to construct the Portsmouth meeting house. Enoch Hutchings married Mary B. Stevenson of Dover in Dover, New Hampshire, on 5 April 1667. She was born in 1651 the daughter of Thomas and Margaret Stevenson of Oyster River, Durham, New Hampshire. In April 1696 an unknown Nathaniel Hutchins was listed in the militia of Oyster River. Enoch and John Hutchins settled at Spruce Creek, Kittery, Maine, in 1667. He built a garson house and lived there the rest of his life. Enoch made his will on 7 June 1693 and Historian Niles called him an old man in his report of the Indian attack on Kittery when Enoch was killed and three of his sons taken captive to Canada on 9 May 1698. The son Benjamin returned from Canada before 29 May 1701. Samuel returned in January 1699 and Jonathan returned in 1705. The large Hutchings - Hutchins family of Kittery and York are descendants of Enoch."
His will survives as follows:
"In the Name of god Amen the 7th day of June 1693 and in the 5th year of ye Reign of our Soveraign Lord and Lady King William and Queen Mary Enoch Hutchings... Doe make this my Last Will and Testament...
"Item: I give and Bequeath unto Mary my Beloved Wife all my wholl Estate whatsoever Dureng her Widdowhood as howsing Lands Cattle household Stuff and other Implemts Whatsoever to have and to hold During her naturall Life Provided she Remaine a Widdow and after her Decease or Mariage with any other man my Will is that all my Whole Estate Be Divided amongst my Children in maner and form following.
"Item: I give and Bequeath unto Enoch my Beloved son my house and thirty acres of Land Joyning to it which Lyeth and is Scituate at ye head or ye Estern Creeck in Spruce creek Being thirty Pole wide or in Bredth By the Water side to have and to hold ye said thirty Acres of Land & house to him and his heirs Lawfully Begotten of his Body forever.
"Item: I give and Bequeath unto my son Joseph twenty five Acres of Land at ye head of ye Eastern Creeck Joyning to his Brother Enochs Land and on ye South side thereof in Bredth twenty five pole and ye Rest of ye Remaining Bredth containing five acres ye sd Joseph alowing ye same Bredth and Quantity to his Brother John for a way to ye water side or for other Uses mext to his Brother Enochs Land To Have and to hold ye sd Land as it is specified to him and his heirs Lawfully Begotten forever Unless ye sd Joseph shall se good to Dispose of ye Primisses to one of his Brothers.
"Item I give and Bequeath unto my son John Ten acres of Land Lying at ye head of my above said Lands Before given to my son Enoch and Joseph Being an additionall Grant to ye former and five acres out of Josephs for a way and other uses as is Expressed in his Brother Josephs Legacy.
"Item I give and Bequeath unto my youngest son Jonathan my Garison house Wherein I now Dwell and ye other house By it and all ye Barns and out houses and all ye Land thereto Belonging about Thirty acres more or less fronting the maine Creeck Bounded in Bredth By Rowland Williams and Martins Cove and so Back into ye Woods as far as my Land Runs allway Provided and to Be understtd that my sons Enoch Joseph and John are enter & Possess their Several Leagacys Imediately after my Decease and that my son John shall have Liberty to Dispose of his Land to one of his Brothers and to no other prson this Later Claues to Be understood according to True meaning though any thing to ye Contrary abovesd.
"Item I give and Bequeath unto my two sons Benjamin and Samuell all my stock of Cattle of what kind soever to Be devided Between ym according to my Wifes Discreation:
"Item I give and Bequeath unto my two Daughters Mary and Sarah all my household stuff as Beding Linen and Woollen Peuter and Brass and Iron and vessels of Wood
"And Last of all I doe nominate and appoint my three friends vizt the Worshipfull Capt ffrancis Hook and mr Richard Cutt and Wm Godsoe To Be Executors of this my Last Will and Testamt...
"In prsence of us Rowland Williams, Henry Benson, Wm Godsoe"
Sybil Noyes, Charles Libby, and Walter Davis. Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 1972).