The HUTCHINS Family of Haverhill and Newbury

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JOHN HUTCHINS (b. abt 1608) of Haverhill and Newbury m. Francis Alcock (b. abt 1612)
ELIZABETH HUTCHINS (d. 1710) m. Thomas Ayer

First Generation

JOHN HUTCHINS of Haverhill and Newbury

Parents: Unknown

John Hutchins was born about 1608. He married Frances Alcock. She was born about 1612.

John Hutchinson, 30, carpenter, and Francis Alcock, 26, are on the 1638 passenger list of the Bevis as servants of the Dummers. [Ref]

Hunt [Ref] argues that Frances Alcock was the 26-year-old Francis Alcock who came to New England as one of two servants of the Dummer brothers on the Bevis in 1638. The other servant was a 30-year-old carpenter John Hutchinson and Hunt [Ref] argues that he may have been John Hutchins. Hunt [Ref] also argues that Frances may have been closely related to Lewis Alcock, the rector of North Stoneham. He had been chaplain to lord Southampton in the time of Elizabeth, but had lost his living.

In 1653 Frances was charged with wearing a silk hood. She was discharged after testifying that she had been brought up above ordinary rank. [Ref]

John Hutchinson moved from Newbury to Haverhill as early as 1650. [Ref]

Children of John Hutchins and Frances Alcock:

  1. Elizabeth Hutchins died in 1710. She married Thomas Ayer.
  2. Joseph Hutchins was born on 10 Oct 1641. [Ref] He died on 19 Apr 1689. [Ref] He married Joanna Corliss. [Ref] Joanna, the daughter of George and Joanne (Davis) Corliss, was born on 28 Apr 1650 and died on 29 Oct 1734. [Ref]

Second Generation


Parents: John Hutchins and Frances Alcock

Elizabeth Hutchins died in 1710. [Ref] She married Thomas Ayer on 1 Apr 1686. [Ref][Ref] She did not remarry after her husband's death. [Ref]


Editors, "Ayer Genealogy," Essex Antiquarian, 4, 1900.

Editors, "Founders of New England," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 14, 1860, 297 - 346.

Hunt, John G., "The Identity of the Frances, wife of John Hutchins of Newbury and Haverhill," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 115, 1961, 153.

Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850: from the New England Historical and Genealogical Society.

Wright, Lin, "Early Settlers of Haverhill," US GenWeb project site for Haverhill.