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  • Pilgrim Village Families Sketch: Timothy Hatherly

    Robert Charles Anderson

    Birth: Timothy Hatherly was baptized at Winkleigh, Devonshire on September 29, 1588, son of Norbert and Ellinor (_____) Hatherly.

    Death: He died in Scituate on October 24, 1666.

    Ship: Anne, 1623

    Life in England: Timothy Hatherly was a merchant and feltmaker living in St. Olave’s parish, Southwark, Surrey, across the river Thames from London. He was one of the investors in
    Plymouth Colony and there are many letters in Bradford’s history of Plymouth Colony attesting to his work on the colony’s behalf.

    Life in New England: Timothy Hatherly came to Plymouth Colony in the summer of 1623. Soon after his arrival, his house with all of his belongings burned and he returned that winter to
    England “much impoverished and much discouraged.” He traveled back to New England yearly from 1631 to 1633, and settled permanently in Scituate in 1634. Hatherly held many government offices, including Assistant Governor and Commissioner for Plymouth to the United Colonies, as well as serving on numerous committees. Hatherly’s sister, Eglin Hanford  arrived in Scituate with two daughters. Her son and remaining two daughters also came to New England.

    Family: Timothy Hatherly married Alice Collard at St. Olave, Southwark on December 26, 1614, and had one son. She died by 1634. He married (2) Susan ____ by January 11,  1634/5, who died by 1641. He married (3) Lydia (Huckstep) Tilden, widow of Nathaniel Tilden, after 1641. She was living in 1670.

    Children of Timothy and Alice Hatherly:

    • Nathaniel was baptized at St. Olave, Southwark on July 16, 1618.There is no further information.
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