| ||Notes for Samuel Hutchins:|
Samuel was captured by Indians on 9 May 1698 and taken to Canada. He was returned 24 Jan. 1699. (Mass. Archives- Vol.70, p.398).
On 6 Feb. 1703 Samuel received 29 pairs of snowshoes, 20 of which were to go to the soldiers at Piscataqua. (Ibid- Vol. 71, p.84)
In 1720 he was a field officer in Kittery his house being made into a garrison. (Old Kittery and Her Families- Everett S. Stackpole, p.179)
He was from Salisbury in 1724 when he sold his house in Kittery. He had moved to Arundel before 30 June 1729. (Genealogical Dictionary of Maine & New Hampshire- p.366)
Samuel was made a proprietor of Arundel in 1731. (History of Kennebunk Port- p.128)
Samuel was also a slave owner. (Ibid- p.158]
FTM CD523: Maine Wills 1640-1760, Compiled and Edited with notes by William M. Sargent, A.M.1887, Pg 459:
Probate Office, 6, 28.
In the Name of God Amen I Samu'l Hutchins of Arundell in the County of York in New England Husbandman being very sick & weak in Body but of perfect Mind & Memory. Thanks begiven unto God & calling unto mind the mortality of my Body & Immortality of my Soul & knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Dye Do make & Ordain this my last Will & Testament that is to say Principally & first of all I give & recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it & my Body to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executrix nothing doubting but at ye General Resurrection I shall receive ye same again by the mighty Power of God, and as to ye Worldly Estate with which it hath pleased God to bless me I give & Dispose of the same in the following Manner & form. Imprimis, To Hannah my well beloved Wife whom I ordain Sole Executrix of this my last Will during her State of Widowhood for her comfort and Support I give the Use & improvement of all my Estate Real & Personal within Doors & without, excepting my Mare which I give my Son Levi, & an equal Share & Right in with his Mother, and it is my Will that I appoint Simeon & Levi with their Mother to defray my Funeral Charges & all my Just Debts; so between these my two Sons aforesaid equally divide all my Real Estate at Home & abroad assigning to my Son Simeon that half part of my Homestead that lyeth Southward toward the Sea being thirty two Poles in breadth & if either of these two sons Simeon & Levi dye without Lawful Issue my Will is that the surviveing Son shall own Possess & Enjoy the whole.
Item. I Give & dispose of my three Guns as follows Viz: to Simeon the longest, to Levi the next longest, & ye other to my Son David, to whom I also give the sum of five shillings & to my other three Sons: Caleb, Joseph & Samuel I give ye like sum of five shillings, and to my Daughters I give in like manner Viz: to Mary the wife of Mr John Merrell the sum of five shillings & to Hannah the Wife of Mr John Burbank five shillings, to Lydia the Wife of John Jellison five shillings & to her the sd Lydia I also give after ye Death of her Mother the Bed on which I lay with all ye Bedding belonging to it & 'tis my intent & meaning that ye several Crowns aforesaid be paid to Each Child respectively in Province Bills of ye last Emission: In Witness whereof I hereunto set my Hand & Seal ye twentieth Day of October Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred & forty two & in ye16 Year of his Majestys Reign. his
Signed Sealed Published
pronounced & Declared by Samuel S Hutchins (seal)
ye sd Samuel Hutchins as mark
his Last Will & Testament
in ye presence of us
Edward Melcher Eliza Melcher Abigail Curtis.
Probated 28 Dec. 1742. Inventory returned, at 722: 6: 9: British pounds, by Joshua Walker, John Wakefield and Jacob Curtis, appraisers, 12 Jan. 1742-3.