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Lucy Hutchinson (1620–1681).  Memoirs of Colonel Hutchinson.  1906.
 
Appendix I
Extracts from the Preface of the Rev. Julius Hutchinson to the First Edition of the Memoirs
 
Giving an account of the descendants of Colonel Hutchinson.

  ‘Colonel Hutchinson left four sons, of which the youngest only, John, left issue two sons; and there is a tradition in the family, that these two last descendants of Colonel Hutchinson emigrated, the one to the West Indies, or America, the other to Russia; the latter is said to have gone out with the command of a ship of war given by Queen Anne to the Czar Peter, and to have been lost at sea. One of the female descendants of the former the editor once met with by accident at Portsmouth, and she spoke with great warmth of the veneration in which his descendants in the new world held the memory of their ancestor Colonel Hutchinson. Of the daughters little more is known than that Mrs Hutchinson, addressing one of her books of devotion to her daughter, Mrs Orgill, ascertains that one of them was married to a gentleman of that name.
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  ‘The family of Mr George Hutchinson likewise became extinct in the second generation.  2
  ‘Charles Hutchinson, only son of Sir Thomas Hutchinson by Lady Catharine Stanhope, married one of the daughters and co-heiresses of Sir Francis Boteler, of Hatfield Woodhall, Herts; which family being zealous royalists, and he solicitous to gain their favour (which he did so effectually, as in the end to obtain nearly their whole inheritance), it is probable that he gave small encouragement or assistance to the elder branch of the family while they suffered for their republican sentiments; on the contrary, it is certain that he purchased of Mrs Hutchinson and her son, after the death of Colonel Hutchinson, their estate at Owthorpe, which, joined to what his father had given him, and what he obtained by his marriage, raised him to more opulence than his father had ever possessed; and he seems not to have fallen short of him in popularity, for he represented the town of Nottingham in parliament from the year 1690 (being the first general election after the accession of King William) till his death.  3
  ‘His son Julius returned into that line of conduct and connexions which was most natural for one of his descent, for he married Betty, daughter of Colonel Norton, of Wellow, of the well-known patriotic family of that name in Hampshire, and whose mother was a Fiennes. He seems to have bestowed a very rational and well-deserved attention upon the writings of Mrs Hutchinson, and there is a tradition in the family, that although he had many children of his own, he treated with kindness and liberality the last descendants of his uncle, and assisted them with money to fit them out for their emigration. The editor has seen a written memorandum of his, expressing his regret at hearing no more of them after their departure.  4
  ‘From the circumstance of these, the only grandchildren of Colonel Hutchinson, standing in need of this pecuniary assistance, from the mention Mrs Hutchinson makes of her husband’s debts, and from an expression contained in that book which she addresses to her daughter, Mrs Orgill, desiring her not to despise her advice though she sees her in adversity, it is highly probable that, even after selling her husband’s estates, the sum to be divided left each member of the family in strait circumstances.  5
  ‘The affection and well-merited esteem with which Mrs Hutchinson speaks of her brother Sir Allen Apsley, will excite an interest in the reader to know what became of him and his posterity; the short pedigree subjoined will show, that by two marriages, and by the death of his grandson in his minority, the family of Apsley entirely merged in the noble family of Bathurst, who have adopted the name Apsley as their second title; there are five or six of the family of Apsley entombed in Westminster Abbey, near to the entrance of Henry the Seventh’s Chapel’.  6
  So far the Rev. Julius. In the present edition the pedigree has been continued in order to include the present representatives of the family in the male line. For this information thanks are due to the Rev. Francis Ernest Hutchinson, great-grandson of the Rev. Julius Hutchinson. Some additional particulars as to the descendants of Colonel Hutchinson may be found in The Goodwyns of Lynn Regis, Norfolk, by Major Henry William Goodwyn, Lymington, 1876.  7
 
 
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