genealogy of Patty Rose



Genealogy of Patty Rose

Name Samuel HATCH
Birth abt 1661, York, York, Maine22,58
Death bef 16 Oct 1753, Wells, York, Maine22,46
Father Philip* HATCH (1616-1673)
Mother Patience* EDGE (1630->1709)
Other Spouses Mary LITTLEFIELD
Marriage aft 1723
Spouse Lydia, 2nd wife of Samuel Hatch
Death aft 1737
Notes for Samuel HATCH
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Samuel, millman, b. 1659-62, was apprent. at the age of 7 in Wells, evid. to Saml. Wheelwright, and had his first home on 200 a. on Ogunquit Riv. bot from Mrs. Mary Bowles in May 1684; liv. later at Maryland Riv., where he bot from Caleb Kimball 10 July 1710. Gr.j. 7 times 1692-1710. In Mar. 1749, ag. 90, and June 1750, ag. 94, he depos. that he had been an inhab. of Wells ab. 83 yrs. He m. 1st (Ct. May 1685) Mary Littlefield, 2d one Lydia from the Ch. at York, adm. to Wells Ch. as Lydia Hatch in 1723. She was liv. 1737, not in his will 3 Feb. 1741-2 - 16 Oct 1753, naming 8 ch. and deed. dau. Jemima; s. Jos. exec. and princ. heir, the others already provid. for. Ch: Bethia, Benjamin, Jemima, Samuel, Nathan, John, Philip, Eunice, Mary, Joseph. App. it was ano. Joseph in Biddeford 1733, pub. to Abigail Fletcher there 18 Jan. 1734-5, and acc. by her in Apr. 1735. [ref 22]
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Samuel3 Hatch (Philip2, John1) was born in or about 1660, in York. He married about 1684 Mary Littlefield of Wells, answering the usual accusation of undue haste in the court of May, 1685. This was apparently a union of two strong physical stocks. In a period of high infant mortality, very few of the children and grandchildren of this couple died in infancy. Their five sons were the fathers of fifty children, and, if the four daughters were equally prolific, Samuel and Mary Hatch had ninety grandchildren. According to the 1790 census, there were thirty-one families containing one hundred and sixty-one persons by the name of Hatch living in Wells in that year, while other members of the family had spread to other Maine towns. Mary Hatch died before 1723. He married secondly, Lydia ___, who was received into the Wells church from York on June 2, 1723. She was living in 1737, but did not survive him. Samuel Hatch came to Wells when he was a small boy of seven and was probably brought up as an apprentice in the family of Samuel Wheelwright, Esq., where he would have obtained good education and training. In May, 1684, he bought from Mrs. Mary Bowles of Portsmouth her late husband's farm of two hundred acres on the Ogunquit river, which place he farmed for about twenty years. He sold one half of this farm to Joseph Littlefield in 1701. It was possibly at about this time that he formed a partnership with David Littlefield and William Frost to build and operate a saw-mill on a tract of two hundred acres on the Merryland river granted them by the town. In 1710 when the partners bought one hundred and ten acres from George Butland the mill and land were owned by Hatch, Littlefield, Joseph Hill and Jonathan Littlefield, and in 1718 they made an indenture dividing the property into four quarters. In 1710 Hatch had exchanged one hundred acres, possibly the remaining half of the Bowles purchase, with Caleb Kimball for one hundred acres adjoining his own land at Merryland, and in 1712 he bought from Ezediel Knight fifty acres on the Webhannet river. Possibly he lived on one or the other of these places. In 1721 John Eldridge sold Hatch one-third of the Ezediel Knight place "next adjoining to the meeting-house," and on the same day Hatch exchanged this land for an equal quantity of land lying next to it and also belonging to Eldridge. Parts of these purchases he apparently gave to his three eldest sons. Hatch served on the York grand jury seven times between 1692 and 1710, and on the trial jury in 1697 and 1697/8. He was a proprietor of Wells in 1715/6 and held four shares in the common lands in 1734. He was one of the early members of the Wells church, being baptized and received into communion on November 30, 1701. In his later years Hatch made several depositions about earlier days in Wells. In 1730, aged sixty-nine, he testified as to Wheelwright land; in 1746, aged eighty-six, as to Thomas Wilson's settlement at Merryland forty-six years before; in 1749, aged ninety, "he hath been an Inhabitant of Wells about Eighty-Three years," in regard to the Indian attack on the Hill family "in Queen Ann's Reign." Samuel Hatch of Wells, husbandman, made his will February 3, 1741/2, and it was proved October 16, 1753. To his daughter Bethia Butland he left a feather bed. To his son Benjamin Hatch, 5s. To the children of his daughter Jemima Freethy, deceased, 5s. To his sons Samuel, Philip and John Hatch, 5s each. To his daughter Eunice Gatchell, the suit of curtains which he had about his bed and one pewter planter. To his daughter Mary Stevens, three pewter plates and 7. He states that he had already made gifts to all of these children. To his son Joseph Hatch, the homestead on which he was then living, including upland, marsh, houses, barns and other buildings gs. Also all his household goods and farm utensils not already disposed of, also all his cattle, sheep, horses and swine. If Joseph should die without lawful issue, the land was to return to his surviving brothers and sisters. Executor: son Joseph. Witnesses: John Trow, Jeremiah Storer, junr., Samuel Hatch tertius, John Storer. Children: Bethia, Benjamin, Jemima, Samuel, Mary, Nathan, Philip, Eunice, John, Mary, Joseph. [ref 46:1-212]
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Samuel, b. 1661; removed to Wells as a child. [ref 58:168]
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occupation: millman
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WILL OF SAMUEL HATCH 3 Feb 1741/2 - 16 Oct 1753
In the Name of God Amen. The third Day of Febry Anno Domini 174 1/2. I Samuel Hatch of Wells in the County of York in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Husbandman being weak of Body but of perfect Mind & Memory, Thanks be given to God, therefore calling to mind ye Mortality of my Body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die, do make & ordain this my last Will & Testamt that is to Say, principally and first of all, I give & recomend my Soul into the Hands of God that gave it, and my Body I recomend to the Earth to be buried in decent christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executor, Nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I Shall receive the Same again by the mighty Power of God. And as touching Such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life, I give demise & dispose of the Same in the following Maner & Form Vizt

Item. I give & bequeath to my beloved Daughter Bethia Butland one feather Bed imedediately after my Decease besides what I have already given her.

Item. I give & bequeath to my beloved Son Benjamin Hatch five Shillings in Money to be paid by my Executor imediately after my Decease, besides what I have already given him.

Item. I give & bequeath unto the Children of my beloved Daughtr Iemima Freethy Decd five Shillings Money to be paid by my Execr immediately after my Decease besides what I have already given her.

Item. I give & bequeath unto my beloved Son Samuel Hatch five Shillings Money to be paid by my Executor immediately after my Decease besides what I have already given him.

Item, I give & bequeath unto my beloved Son John Hatch five Shillings money to be paid by my Executor immediately after my Decease besides what I have already given him.

Item I give & bequeath unto my beloved Son philip Hatch five Shillings Money to be paid by my Executor immediately after my Decease besides what I have already gven him

Item. I give & bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Eunice Gatchel One Suit of Curtains which I have about my Bed, and one pewter Platter imediately after my Decease besides what I have already given her.

Item. I give & bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Mary Stevens three pewter plates imediately after my Decease besides what I have already given her as also Seven pounds Money more to be paid by my Executor to her.

Item. I give & bequeath to my beloved Son Joseph Hatch immediately after my Decease, whom I likewise constitute make and ordain Executor of this my last Will & Testamt the Homested or home Lot of Land I now live upon in Wells Vizt all the Up Land with the Houses Barns & Buildings thereon together with all my Salt Marsh, As also all my Household Goods not heretofore disposed of, As also all my Axes Hoes Carts plows Chains, and all the Ox Tackling. As also I give unto my Sd Son Joseph Hatch all my Stock of meat Cattle Sheep Horses and Swine freely by him to be possessed & enjoyed forever.

I also by these presents impower my Said Son Jos. Hatch to demand & receive all dues & Debts for his own proper Use and Behoof, and I also oblige him to pay all my just Dues & Debts.

My Will also is that if my Said Son Joseph Hatch Should die without lawful Issue of his own Body begotten, then the Said Land & Marsh Shall return to his Surviving Brothers & Sisters; And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke & disannul all & every other former Testament Will & Bequest & Executrs by me any Ways before named willed & bequeathed ratifying and confirming this & no other to be my last Will & Testamt

In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand & Seal the Day & Year above written.
Samuel Hatch (seal)
Signed Sealed published pronounced & declared by the Said Samuel Hatch to be his last Will & Testament in presence of us the Subscribers, Iohn Trow. Ieremiah Storer junr Samuel Hatch terts Iohn Storer

Probated 16 October 1753
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Notes for Lydia, 2nd wife of Samuel Hatch
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received into Wells church from York 2 Jun 1723

died before 1742
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Last Modified 17 May 2004 Created 4 Jan 2005