NICHOLAS HODSDON was b. abt. 1615, England, d. 1704, Wells, York Co., ME., Nicholas was at Hingham in 1635, Watertown by 1650 and Kittery by 1655.

     On 18 Apr 1670 Nicholas Hodsdon deposed that 15 or 16 years previously Thomas Spencer had given one half of his part of the mill and timber he owned to Daniel Goodwin for his eldest daughter's portion. (YORK DEEDS 1887 v2 folio 79). This is interesting because in 1699 Nicholas Hodsdon's grandson Joseph Hodsdon married Daniel and Margaret's grand daughter Margaret Goodwin. It is only a small indicator of how closely these families were associated in the small towns they resided in.

Nicholas married  (1) ESTHER WINES , 10 Dec. 1639, in Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA., she was was b. abt. 1618, and d. 29 Nov. 1647 Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA.

Nicholas married (2) Elizabeth Wincoll , after 25 May 1648 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA.. She was the dau. of John Wincoll. Elizabeth had m. (1) _______ Needham.

CHILDREN of Nicholas and (1) Esther Wines:

CHILDREN of Nicholas and (2) Elizabeth Wincoll Hodsdon:


  1. New England Marriages Prior To 1700, p. 378-379. [Hodsdon, Nicholas & 1/wf Esther (Wines) (-1647); ca 1639; Charlestown/Hingham] and [Hodsdon, Nicholas & 2/wf Elizabeth ?Needham/?Wincoll, w. John; aft 25 May 1648, b. 2 Oct 1650; Kittery, Me.]

  2. "Genealogical Dictionary Of Maine And New Hampshire" [dates of residences]

     BENONI HODSDON, b. Hingham, Plymouth Co., Mass., and baptised there on 5 Dec. 1647, he d. in 1718 at Berwick, York Co., Me.; Benoni m. ABIGAIL CURTIS about 1670 to 1675, prob. Boston,  he was of Kittery at the time. Abigail was the daughter of Thomas Curtis and Elizabeth _____.


     JOSEPH HODSDON, b. Kittery, York Co., ME, d. bef. 4 Apr. 1764 in Berwick, York Co., ME.. Joseph married  MARGARET GOODWIN of Kittery in about 1699, probably in Kittery, York Co., ME. Margaret was born on 23 Aug. 1683 in Kittery and died bef. 1756; the dau. of DANIEL GOODWIN III and AMY THOMPSON. Joseph's will was probated 4 Apr 1764.



  1. "Old Kittery And Her Families" states David Hamilton and Anna Jackson m. 1662, resided in Rollingsford, N.H.; also the m. of Daniel Goodwin and Amy Thompson, parents of Margaret, p. 453

  2. J.C. Anderson II & L.W. Thurston, "Vital Records of Kittery, Maine" 1991, p. 8

  3. "Ruth Varney Held. CHARLES VARNEY and RACHEL PARKER of Berwick, Maine Their ancestors and descendants", Copyright 1976 San Diego, California. p.80.

     MARGARET HODSDON, b. abt 1710-1715, probably in York Co., ME. She m. GABRIEL HAMILTON JR before 1729 in York Co., ME. He was the son of GABRIEL HAMILTON SR and MARY HEARL.


"Old Kittery And Her Families"

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