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Re: need parents of Osman DUTCH b.1592 Eng.
Posted by: Rosalee Knox Date: August 31, 1999 at 08:27:00
In Reply to: need parents of Osman DUTCH b.1592 Eng. by Diane COOSE LITTLEFIELD of 152

I don't know the father of your Osman Dutch, but, I can fill in some of your blank spaces.

Copied from "Hodgkins Geneology" by Augstine Caldwell - 1884 (Ipswich, Mass Family)

"The wife of William Hodgkins, Grace Dutch of Gloucester. Her father was Osman Dutch, who filled out a century. It is on record at Gloucester that he died Dec., 1684, aged one hundred years! His wife died Oct. 10, 1694.

"There were at least four Dutch children, viz., Hezekiah; Robert, whose name is in history in connection with the fatal "Bloody Brook Battle", where he was left among the slain,-but lived nevertheless, and came back as one from the dead; Esther, who married Samuel Elwell; and Grace, who married William Hodgkins and came to Ipswich to live.

"The Hodgkinses of Ipswich have been remarkable for longevity; and it may be that this propensity to live came into the blood through Grace (Dutch) Hodgkins, the earliest mother of the Ipswich family, and a daughter of a centenarian. A great-grandaughter of Grace (Dutch) Hodgkins, Mrs. Abigail (Hodgkins)Burley, died Nov.,1825, aged ninety-nine years and four months; it was estimated that she left two hundred and twenty-nine descendants.

Robert Dutch, the brother of Grace (Dutch) Hodgkins, lived in Ipswich. It is thought his home was on the site of the residence of the late Hon. and Col. Charles Kimball. This estate remained in the Dutch family and name for generations. When Col. Kimball purchased, the ancient house was removed to Elm Street, and was owned and occupied by William Tozer and Samuel Caldwell.s'r. - Caldwell had recently come from Essex to Ipswich."

There is a story about Robert Dutch's ordeal with Indians.

If you have some information you could share on Robert Dutch, I would like to have it.

That's about all I have. Hope this helps in your search. Rosalee Knox


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