Person Sheet


Name Joanna Hincksman91,72,66,105
Birth England
Death 21 Dec 1661, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts106
Burial Unitarian Church Cemetery, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts106
Immigration ca 1640, Braintree, Massachusetts
Father ??? Hincksman
Spouses:
1 Charles Jr. Hoare91,107,108
Birth abt 1588, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Death ca Oct 1638, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England106
Occupation Brewer, Wool Business, Sheriff of Gloucester (1634), city burgess (1632-1638)
Father Charles Sr. Hoare (~1568-ca1632)
Mother Margary ??? (->1632)
Marriage ca 1607
Children: Thomas (1612->1642)
Charles (1613->1636)
Margery (~1615-1687)
John (ca1622-1704)
Daniel (->1673)
Leonard (1630-1675)
Joanna (1621-1680)
Ruth (-1628)
Notes for Joanna Hincksman
The Hincksman (Hinxman, or Henchman) family was prominent and prosperous in Gloucester. There was a Joseph Hinxman who graduated from Oxford in 1577 and was appointed rector of Naunton, 14 miles northeast of Gloucester. There was also a Walter Hincksmann, appointed rector of Matlock in Derbyshire, who was contemporaneous with her.

She had brothers William, Walter, Edward and Thomas, and sisters Elinor Balies and Mrs. Founes. Her brother Thomas was made a burgess in 1634 for a fine (fee) of 10 shillings. He had been a servant of her husband for the previous eight years.

Was the Walter Hincksman, rector of Matlock, the Walter who was her brother? See if more details are know of him, such as a will or any biographical detail.

It is possible, but not known, that the noted New England Captains Thomas Henchman and Daniel Henchman, were relatives. The Hoar and Henchman names appear together on a number of early New England records. Capt. Daniel Henchman was one of the witnesses to Dr. Leonard Hoare's will. Capt. Thomas Henchmas was a witness to a power of attorney given by Daniel Hoare.

She emigrated to Braintree, Massachusetts, about 1640 with five of her children, presumably as part of the party of emigrants from Gloucester sponsored by the city. The early date would be appropriate to be part of that part of emigrants (if it in fact left in that year). The family moved to Scituate about 1643 or 1644. The latter date is suggested by the fact that her sons do not show up in the Scituate lists of men "able to bear arms" for the Plymouth Colony in 1643. John should certainly have shown up on those lists.

Her son-in-law Rev. Henry Flynt made the following entry when she died: "Dec. 22, 1661, ye midnight before my mother Hoar dyed and was buried ye--"

She was buried in the same grave as her son Leonard in the old Quincy burying ground. Her descendant Sen. George Frisbie Hoar had the following memorial to Joanna and Bridget (Lisle) Hoar erected in 1892:

Joanna Hoare | died in Braintree | December 21st, 1661. | She was widow of | Charles Hoare, | Sheriff of | Gloucester, England, | who died 1638. | She came to | New England | with five children | about 1640. |
Bridget, | widow of President | Leonard Hoar, | died May 25, 1723, | daughter of | John Lord Lisle, | President of the | High Court of Justice, | Lord Commissioner of | the Great Seal, who | drew the indictment | and sentence of | King Charles I., and | was murdered at | Lausanne Aug. 11th, 1664, | and of Lady Alicia Lisle, | who was beheaded by | the brutal judgement | of Jeffries, 1685. | She was nearly akin | by marriage to | Lord William Russell. |
Notes for Charles Jr. (Spouse 1)
Indentured to his father 21 Dec 1598 for eight years. Did not follow on into his father's occupation of Sadler. Major occupation was brewing and was also active in the wool trade. Alderman of the City of Gloucester, 1632-1638. Sheriff of the City of Gloucester, 1634. Numerous references in the city records, including a petition from John Brown, late Mayor, and Charles Hoare and Lawrence Singleton, late sheriffs, for 52 pounds expenses involved in collecting 1000 pounds ship money. This request was granted (Calendar of State Papers, v. CCCXXXIV, p. 178, 1636).

Will 26 Sep. 1638, Doctor's Commons, proved at the Prerogative Court of Canterbuy.

" In the nmae of God Almightie Creator of all thinges and in Jesus Christ his deare and only son my most bountifull loveing Saviour and in the blessed spiritt my comforter Amen I Charles Hoare of the cittie of Gloucester being weake in body but perfect in memory blessed be my good god thereof, Doe hereby declare that my last will and testament as followeth ffirst I bequeath my soule into the handes of God that created it and my deare Savious that soe dearlie ransom'd it with full confidence thorough his merrittes that after the end of this life it sall rest wth him everlastingly. And my bodie to the earthe from whence it came wth full assurance that at the last daie when my Saviour shall appeare in glory it shalbe by his powere raised upp to the resurrection of the iust, And for the estate it hath pleased god to lend unto me of the thinges of this world I thus dispose ffirst that with as much convenient speede as may well be all my rentes and debtes sett downe under my hand and all other if any be and can appeare to be due shalbe paid. Item I give to my brother Thomas Hoare twentie poundes, to my sister Elinor Bailies fortie shillinges, to my brother William Hincksman and Walter Hincksman and Edward Hincksmann and my sister ffounes twentye shillings a peece in gould, alsoe I give to my brother Thomas Hincksman five poundes and to my servant John Sponar at presberie five markes and to his wife five nobles and to Thomas Prichard my servant fortie shillings and to Thomas Ade my servant tenn shillings, Alsoe I give to Mr. Thomas Vell and to Alderman Hill and Mr. Leonard Tarne my brother lawes and my brother too new rings for my sake, and to good Mr. Workman our faithfull watchman forty shillings. Alsoe I give unto my welbeloved wife Joane Hoare ye some of three hundred and fiftie poundes and to my sonne John Hoare twoe hundred poundes and to my daughter Joane Hoare a hundred poundes and to my son Leonard Hoare one hundred pounds and my will is that my wife shall have the furniture of household that I have in all places at her disposingg during her life and after to come indiferentlie amongst my children except the goods at Thornebery wch was deliuered me by the sheriffe by vertue of an elegit, all wch I give unto my daughter Margerie Mathewe presentlie after my decease. Alsoe I give unto my sonn Thomas Hoar twentie poundes. Alsoe I give to the said Margery my daughter and her sonne Charles Matthewe two hundred poundes and my will is that soe longe as this twoe hundred poundes remaines in the stocke which I shall leave (which shalbe till my executors and overseers shall allowe thereof for her good to lett him hav it,) there shalbe unto her and her sonne sixteen poundes a yeare quarterly paid and my will and desire is that the stocke I shall leave unto my wife and the foure first named children with the twoe hundred poundes given my daughter shalbe used and imployed uppon the three bargaines I have taken at Encombe, Presbery and Slimsbridg and my wife and the foure children to have their maintenance out of it, and my will is that my sonne Leonard shalbe carefullie kept at Schoole and when hee is fitt for itt to be carefullie placed at Oxford, and if ye Lord shall see fitt, to make him a Minister unto his people and that all ye charg thereof shalbe discharged out of the proffitt which it shall please god to send out of the stocke and that all the rest of my estate unbequeathed all debtes and expence being discharged shalbe equallie deuided btweene my wife and my twoe sonnes Daniett and John, and Joane, and the profittes of the said stocke to accrew unto them alsoe untill my executors and my overseers shall agree for their good to lett any of them haue ther porcons for their p'ferment. Only this excepted that my sonne Leonard shall have accrue and dewe unto him out of this estate six poundes a yeare to bee paid unto him by the aforesaid hundred poundes when my executors and overseers shall allow of it to be for his preferment and if anie of my children shall die before they come to make use of their porcons my will is that porcons soe falling out shalbe equallie devided amongs my five children nowe with me and my sonne Thomas aforesaid and if it shall soe happen that the stocke bequeathed be not founde fitt to be imployed as I have directed, but I trust ye Lord will soe bless e that happie trade of life unto them that some of them will never give over but if soe should be then my will is that my executors pay in ye porcons unto them if they bee att age or els to paie it in or good securitie to my overseers and my will is that as I have agreed with Mr. Thomas Vell and p'mised there shall alwaies be really upon the groundes att Encome which I have taken of him for Eight years eight hundred of the best ewes to stand for his securitie untill all rentes and dewes whatsoever shalbe really paid unto hm, and now dear savior spreade thy armes of mercie over me purge away my synnes though they are many and great and my faith weake lett thy powere be seene in my weakness and thy strength in my manifould infirmities keepe me from that evill one and Receive me to thy mercy to whom with god the father and the holie spiritt be all glorie and power and thankes giveinge both nowe and for evermore Amen this 25th day of September 1638. By me Cha: Hoare: ffurther I give unto my sonne John Hoare fortie poundes more wch shall accrew unto him when all the other are satisfied out of the estate."

Admon granted 21 Dec. 1638 - to Joane Hoare the relict.

The Thomas Vell of the will was active in Gloucester public affairs, but turned from the Puritan side in the Civil War to welcom Charles II on his restoration. The "good Mr. Workman," was John Workman, suspended from the ministry, excommunicated, and imprisioned by the high commission at Lambeth at the urgings of Archbishop Laud. The Corporation of Gloucester had granted Workman an annuity of 20 pounds in 1633. The mayor, town clerk, and several alderman were prosecuted by the High Commission for this act. Workman died in poverty in January 1641.

The house of Charles Hoare was still standing in 1900, used as the printing and publishing house of the Gloucester Chronicle.

Virkus109 has a one-paragraph summary of him in the "Immigrant Ancestors" section.
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