I was looking at my Ancestry hints for my 7th great-grandfather, Thomas Hutchins, and found this:
I understand that my 7th great-grandfather, Thomas Hutchins, arrived in Massachusetts some time in the 1710s as an employee of the Massachusetts Bay Company, and that, at least when Jack Randolph Hutchins wrote his <i>Genealogy of Thomas Hutchins of Salem</i> (which is undated, but the New York Publiic Library estimates is from 1972) the ship he arrived on is unknown.
Having been born in 1693, he cannot have been the Thomas Hutchins who attended these meetings, which occurred several decades prior.
Thomas Hutchins is a fairly common name, so there could have been two people with that name employed by the Massachusetts Bay Company at different times, but it certainly has me interested in determining if there is a familial relationship. I know Thomas's father's name was Hugh. While I know of seven siblings for Thomas (whom I have not yet added to Wikitree), I know of none for Hugh. Also, these meetings took place in London. I'm not sure how practical it would have been for a farmer in the Broadwindsor/Beaminster area to travel to London in the mid-seventeenth century, although there is no reason that a member of the family could not simply have moved to London. It's also entirely possible that there is no relationship at all.