Note: Thomas Hinkley was the sixth and last governor of Plymouth Colony (1681-1692). He was of age when he came to this country with his parents and entered into an active part of the conduct of the colonial affairs. He was a man of much energy, of fine character and distinguished reputation. His life covered the history of the Plymouth Colony and his grave at Great Marsh, where a memorial stone has been erected, attracts many visitors each year. He participated in the Narragansett fight of 1665 and was a representative to the general court. He was the King's councilor during Andros, from 1692 to 1706. He had sixteen living children, twelve of them daughters. Of his wife Mary (Smith) Glover, it is written: "She was adored by her husband and all that knew her, beautiful of face and figure." Inventory of ye Goods and Estate of Mrs. Mary Glover, ye wife of Mr. Nath. Glover, deceased, taken by Roger Clap and John Gurnell the 13:12 mo 1659 by ye request of the said Mrs. Glover. Amount in pounds, 478.01.06. This inventory was presented to ye County Court, by Mr. Thos. Hinckley, on his marriage to Mary, ye relict of said Nath. Glover. Debts due to Quartermaster Smith, Thomas Danford, Samuel Chandler. On 31 Aug 1660 the Court made a division of the estate of "said Nath. Glover and the said Thos. Hinckley in the right of Mary, ye relict of said Nath. Glover, now his wife, to have one third of the 478.01.06 pounds, the other two thirds to the children of sa id Nath. When Mary's will was probated 27 April 1705, Samuel Prince of Sandwich, the husband of her daughter, Mercy Hinkley, was appointed administrator. (N.E.H.G.R., Vol 13. Hinckley, E. Charles, Hinckley History and Heritage, Third Edition, 1982, p. 40. Caroline Jurczak's hand written Hinkley genealogy, p. 6-7, 165-166, 168-169.)
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