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INDEX OF INDIVIDUALS
FAMILY TREE WHITE
FAMILY TREE BROOKE
||see FAMILY TREE (Brooke)
see FAMILY TREE (White)
|Born: Abt 1617 England
|Married to Mary Welles 1642
Married to Rose 03/Nov/1648 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA
|Died: 09/Nov/1679 At Sea
1st Mary Welles or Wells
2nd Rose b. Abt 1616
d. 1687 Barnstable,
CHILDREN with Mary Welles
1. Mary Huckins b. 29/Mar/1646
2. Lydia Huckins b. 04/Jul/1644
3. Elizabeth Huckins b. 27/Feb/1647
CHILDREN with Rose
1. John Huckins b. 02/Aug/1649
2. Thomas Huckins b. 25/April/1651
3. Hannah Huckins b. 14/Oct/1653
4. Joseph Huckins b. 21/Feb/1656
From Amos Otis, "Genealogical notes of Barnstable families," 1888, Thomas
Huckins came over before 21 years of age and resided in the vicinity of Boston;
member of the Ancient and honorable Artillery company and bore its standard,
1639. - He was a member of Mr. Lothrop's church and he was one of the tolerant
element of that church. "The criminal calendar records only one charge affecting
his moral character. He is charged with having abused a poor servant. No details
are given, and no opinion can be formed of the heinousness of the offence. Mr.
Huckins was only required to pay the expenses, as he was obliged to do as the
boy's master; no fine nor punishment being imposed on him." He was a large
landowner; and captain of the packet. He and his son Jospeh were cast away in
his vessel and perished in a gale. Nov. 9, 1679.
"Mr. Huckins had a landing place or wharf near his house, where he discharged
and received freights. He was one of the 'farmers' or partners that hired the
Cape Cod fisheries. In 1670 considerable quantities of tar were manufactured in
the colony, and he was appointed one of the purchasers." Oct 4, 1675"
"March 1, 1653, he was licensed to sell wines and strong waters until the next
June court. He had probably been authorized to keep an ordinary, or public
house, during the previous ten years. He was for several years receiver of the
excise imposed on the importation of wines and liquors and powder and shot. In
the last mentioned year, he was captain of the packet, and he brought into the
town for himself 35 gallons of wine and 9 of brandy, besides liquors and powder
and shot for other persons. Mr. Otis says: After the death of Mr. Lothrop the
Barnstable church ceased to act in harmony. Mr. Huckins adhered to the party
that invited Mr. William sergeant to become the pastor. This faction belonged to
the political party that in 1656 had become dominant in the colony, and had
adopted the narrow sectarian policy that had always ruled in Massachusetts. That
Mr. Huckins adopted the intolerant policy of the party to which he belonged does
not appear. Though constable in 1657, he lived on friendly terms with his
neighbor Nicholas Davis (of Quaker sympathies), and as the notorious Barlow of
Sandwich was employed to search the house of Davis, it may be inferred that
Huckins declined to act officially in the case. In 1662, Mr. Huckins cordially
united with the other factions of the church in the settlement of Mr. Walley, a
man of peace and an able advocate of the 'tolerant principles of the Rev. Mr.
Lothrop.' He was a large land owner.
"When Mr. Huckins settled there, a stream of fresh water run all the year on the
south of his house, through a morass impassable by teams. In this isolated spot
he kept an ordinary, as taverns were then called, for the accommodation of
travellers. It is however to be presumed that the lovers of 'strongwater' knew
the paths that lead to his house."
Amos Otis says "Mr Thomas Huckins married for his first wife, in 1642, Mary,
daughter of Isaac Wells of Barnstable." A genealogy by Albert Welles, 1876,
claims Mary was the third child of Joseph Welles and she was taken with her
father to America in 1635. She moved to Barnstable with her brother Isaac in
1640, where she lived. Both genealogies assign the same date of birth and date
of death. They both say she married Thomas Huckins of Barnstable. Joseph Welles
was from Colchester, Essex County, England, born about 1595 and emigrated to
America in 1635. He may have travelled to America with his brother Richard on
the ship Globe. He had three children, Isaac Welles born about 1618, Edward born
about 1620 and Mary. This Isaac Welles, brother to Mary, is not stated as being
born at the same time as the Isaac Wells which Amos Otis says is Mary's father.
There must have been two Isaac Wells.
Amos Otis says the daughter, Mary, married Samuel Storrs and resided on the
Dexter farm at Scorton Hill.
Both Chase (Chuck) Jackson Brooke and Susan White Brooke are related to Thomas
Huckins which makes Chuck and Susan tenth cousins once removed. Chuck is
descended through the first wife, Mary Welles. Susan is descended from the
second wife, Rose. And Chuck is descended again through Deborah Hillier,
daughter of Rose from her first marriage.