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Stephen Lincoln (1619 - 1658)

Stephen Lincoln
Born in Wymondham, Norfolk, Englandmap
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Husband of — married about 1635 in Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts Baymap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Sep 2009 | Last significant change: 1 Jul 2021
16:14: Alan Pendleton edited the Biography and Birth Place for Stephen Lincoln (1619-1658). [Thank Alan for this]
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The Puritan Great Migration.
Stephen Lincoln migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Stephen Lincoln had one son only, Stephen, and grandsons Stephen, David and James.


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Stephen Lincoln was born in Norfolk, England.

Stephen, and his wife and son Stephen and mother (Joan) came to New Eng. in the ship "Diligent." They arrived Aug. 10, 1638, and early in the autumn foil, settled in our Hing. They were from Windham (Wymondham), County of Norfolk, Eng. Land was granted to him upon his arrival. Margaret, the wife of Stephen, died in Hingham, and was buried 13 June, 1642. Stephen d. 11 Oct. 1658. In his will, made three days before his decease, he mentions " my mother Joan Lincoln, son Stephen Lincoln, and Susanna Lincoln, the daughter of my brother Thomas Lincoln the husbandman." He provides for his mother "Joan," but leaves the principal part of his est. to Stephen, his only child then living.[1]

Stephen Lincoln came to America via the ship Diligent in 1638. It sailed from Ipswich, Suffolk, England in June and landed at Boston Harbor on August 10. The entire passenger list of the ship is detailed in "The Planters of the Commonwealth", by Charles E. Banks, pages 191 - 194, and is detailed on several web pages. The manifest of the ship lists as passengers his mother, Joan, and his brother, Thomas and Stephen's wife and son.[2] There is no mention of the father of Thomas; his name may have been Stephen.

Stephen died 11 Oct 1658[1]


  1. Stephen born in England
  2. Sarah baptized in Hingham 22 May 1642; died 4 Nov 1649.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts (The Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, 1893): Vol II, p.476
  2. Banks, Charles EdwardThe Planters of the Commonwealth in Massachusetts, 1620-1640. Orig. publ 1630. Reprint Baltimore: Gen. Publ Co. 1961-1997
  • Lincoln, Waldo. History of the Lincoln Family: An Account of the Descendants of Samuel Lincoln of Hingham, Massachusetts, 1637-1920 (Commonwealth Press, Worcester, Mass., 1923) Page 10
  • Abstracts from the Earliest Wills on Record in the County of Suffolk, Mass., The New England Historical & Genealogical Register (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass., 1855) Vol. 9, Page 38

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Thanks for catching that, Chris. I've re-attached him; also found a duplicate with far more info and proposed a merge. Also corrected death dates on both he and his wife.
posted by Jillaine Smith
Lincoln-5 and Lincoln-1678 appear to represent the same person because: Same vitals
posted by Jillaine Smith
Lincoln-6 would appear to be the son mentioned. Perhaps he got disconnected during the last merge?
posted by Chris Hampson
Lincoln-1674 and Lincoln-5 appear to represent the same person because: these profiles have the same father, should be only one son named Stephen
posted by Robin Lee

Rejected matches › Stephen Lincoln Jr (bef.1638-1692)

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