Henry Elkins (b. Bet. 1607 - 1613, d. November 19, 1668)
Henry Elkins was born Bet. 1607 - 1613 in Wales, Wilts, England, Great Britain, and died November 19, 1668 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire.He married Mary on Bef. 1638 in Boston, Suffolk, Ma.. Notes for Henry Elkins: "The New Hampshire Genealogical Record. page 134... "A large number of deeds and other early manuscript documents are located in the genealogy collection of the Amesbury (Mass) Public Library, and should be carefully examined by those interested in this family." "Elkins Eagle" # 17 Henry Elkins and wife Mary came to Boston from England in 1634 on his own ship Jubilee. (sub. by Ellen Finley, box 310 Fillmore, CA.) Quotes from letter from Dorothy Elmore: We are told that they were Welsh and that that three brothers came to New England in the early 1600. One was Henry, one Thomas and one was Richard. Based on the records of the First Church of Boston, on page 19 section 7 of their records. Henry Elkins became a member "The nonth of the same nyneth moneth 1634. Henry Elkins was a tailor.Henry received his lot at Muddy River January 8, 1637, records indicate he received 8 acres. Four acres for each adult person, which would indicate that Henry was married at that time. (see notes in Elkins file) "Richard Elkins Genealogy" micro #1421703 item 5.page 14..... Four Elkins are reported to be in early America: Thomas Elkins in Ma, and Maine; Henry in Boston in 1634; John dueling in Md, and convicted of manslaughter; and Ralph of Va. before 1651...The earliest record of the surname in America is that t of Jacob Jacobsen Elkins who came from Amsterdam to the New Netherlands, (New York in 1614)It is probable that he was related to Henry (Heinrich) Elkins was active in the New Netherlands Company of Amsterdam. The fact that Jacob Elkins is recorded as defending English rights . "William" which was sent out by London merchants for trade on the Hudson River,leads on to believe that this immigrant was of English origin and merely affiliated with the Dutch for purposes of colonization and trade..The Netherlands Company was granted a company-exclusive franchise to trade in a newly discovered area near what is now called Albany, NY. Here a fort was built in 1615 on an island across from the newly established colony. The commander of the fort was Jacob Jacobsen Elkins.He remained in command until the end of 1618, when the company charter ended. On 12 Feb 1620 Mr. Elkins of New Netherlands Co. petitioned the Dutch Lords State General to permit the sending of two ships to America with religious immigrants. An English preacher, versed in the Dutch language, along with 400 families of English and Dutch origin wished to be transported to America. On the 11th of April, 1620 the Dutch States General rejected the request and the pilgrims sailed for America on 22 Apr 1620 under the British protection. Had this effort of Mr. Elkins and the New Netherlands Co. been successful, Manhattan Island, notPlymouth, Ma. would no doubt have become the most noted landmark in American history. Among those who served in the Colonial Forces in the Revolution were: Capt. Henry Elkins, Chase Elkins, Jonathan Elkins, Jonathan Elkins Jr., Josiah Elkins, Moses Elkins,Henry Elkins, and John Elkins all of N.H.; Benjamin Elkins Lt. Thomas Elkins, Chase Elkins, Henry Elkins, John Elkins, Joseph Elkins, Moses Elkins, William Elkins all of Ma. Birth: Letter from Richard Nelson (Letter from Ellen Finley) he was born in Westbury, Wilts, England in 1613 and came to America in 1634 According to Dorothy Elmore he was born in Wales about 1613. Do not know which is correct. Marriage: "N.E. Marriages Prior to 1700" page 247:Elkins, Henry (-1668) & Mary ? (-1659); b1638, b 1641; Boston/Hampton, N.H. Residence: "Muddy River and Brookline Records" page 20: Henry Elkyn eight acres bounded on the southeast with Francis Bushnall and on the southwest with Mr. William Coulborne; being about 70 rods in length and on Richard Fairbanke to the northwest. !"Genealogical Directory of Maine and N.H." page 218 #11 Thomas, Genealogical Directory of Maine and N.H." page 218 #11 Thomas presum. the same Solicited. by Catherine Gray in Boston in 1634, might in view of the surprising rarity of the name be grandfather. of Christopher #25 in June 1667, and progeny. of all Elkins in Me. and Essex Co., Ma., if the figures in Suffolk Court Files 1046. Tho. Elkins #64, Geo. Taylor #60, 4 Oct.1659, are errorless; hardly if #64 in 1668. He was around Mr. Gorges in 1640, Deputy. Marshall around Mr. Cleve in 1651, inn holder in 1661 , lists 281, 235. His last years were in Black Point.Henry in possession of oxen of Andrew Heffers is appr. a misr. of Thomas Y.D.i, 155. He and (1) signed Scarb. decl. 4 July 1663, sold marsh 8 Mar 1664/5; died before deed bet. Scottow and Hinkson, 24 Aug 1669. Twice recorded Y.D. ii 154, Y.D. iv.40 to alter Thomas to Christopher. The "father" was Thomas with Christopher, his only known child, altho any and all of the 6 (Henry), 12 (Thomas) and 9 (Oliver) are not imp. Will: "Early Settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk" page 252: Elkins, Henry, Will 27 April 1667; ch: Greshom and Eleazer, ae.63 in 1713-14 "First Church of Boston" section 7, page 19 became a member "The 9th of the same nyneth Moneth 1634. Henry Elkins a tailor." Elkins Genealogy: He was among those who were disarmed by order of the |General Court. He left the jurisdiction of Ma. soon after and was one of the founders of Exeter, NH October 1639, and afterwards resided for many years at Hampton, NHDied November 10, 1668. Had a brother Thomas Elkins born about 1618. More About Henry Elkins and Mary: Marriage: Bef. 1638, Boston, Suffolk, Ma.. Children of Henry Elkins and Mary are:
+Oliver Elkins, b. Abt. 1650, Salem, Ma., d. 1722, Marblehead, Essex, Ma..