Lydia Huckstep was the daughter of Stephen Huckstep, who married widow Winifred (Hatch) Wills, 14 February, 1584-5, at St. Mildred’s Church. The widow Lydia Tilden, married 2nd, Timothy Hatherly, both of Scituate, after 1641. Timothy Hatherly was the son of _____ Hatherly and Ellinor, (who married, 2nd, William Mortimer, alias Tanner) of Fremington, County Devon, Eng. (Tilden Family Our English Ancestors)
HATHERLY, TIMOTHY, came in the Ann, 1623; went back to England, returned, and settled in Scituate. He m. a 2d wife, Lydia, wid. of Nathaniel Tilden, 1642, and had no children. He may have had by 1st wife, a son, Arthur, who was in Plymouth, 1660, and a son, Thomas, of Boston. (GENEALOGICAL REGISTER of PLYMOUTH FAMILIES page 131)
Timothy Hatherly will dated 12/20/1664, proved 10/30/1666, Timothy Hatherly bequeathed to “my wife Lydia Hatherly my house I now dwell in with the rest of the housing . . . with all the land I die possessed of during her natural life,” also “my silver plate with all my pewter and brass that I do not otherwise dispose of by will,” also “what moveables soever are in my parlor and parlor chamber . . . , also all my linen . . ., [also] my gray mare 2 cows and 2 oxen and my cart with all my wearing clothes”; . . . to Lydia Garrett my wife’s daughter 3 acres of land part of which her house stand on . . . and 5 pounds . . . and likewise acquit all former accounts and reckonings between she and I from the beginning of the world to this day”; “to the 4 children of the said Lydia Garrett” 40s at age 21; to Gorge Sutton his wife & children 5 pounds”; to “the wife of Will[I]am Bassett my wife’s daughter 5 pounds”; to “the widow Preble my wife’s daughter 50s”; to Lydia Lapham an heifer worth 50s or 50s in goods”; to “Thomas Lapham 30s.”; to “Stephen Tilden 5 pounds to be paid when his service is expired”; to “Lydia Hatch the daughter of William Hatch” 8 pounds at age 21 or marriage; residue to “my trusty and well-beloved friend Joseph Tilden” executor.
Joseph Tilden, refusing to be executor of the estate of Timothy Hatherly, was on 10/31/1666 appointed to be administrator of the estate, and letters of administration were granted on 6/5/1667. (The Great Migration Begins, p879)
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