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Stephen Lincoln (abt. 1610 - 1658)

Stephen Lincoln
Born about in Wymondham, Norfolk, Englandmap [uncertain]
Brother of
Husband of — married about 1635 in Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 48 in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Sep 2009
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The Puritan Great Migration.
Stephen Lincoln migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1621-1640). (See The Directory, by R. C. Anderson, p. 208)
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Stephen Lincoln was born in Norfolk, England.

Stephen Lincoln, along with his wife, son Stephen, and mother Joan, all came to New England from Wymondham, Norfolk, England, on the Diligent. Stephen's brother Thomas Lincoln, of Hingham, Norfolk, was a passenger on the same ship. The Diligent sailed from Ipswich, Suffolk, England in June and arrived at Boston Harbor on 10 August 1638.[1][2] Early in the following autumn, Stephen and his family settled in Hingham, Massachusetts Bay Colony. Land was granted to Stephen Lincoln upon his arrival. Margaret, the wife of Stephen, died in Hingham, and was buried 13 June 1642.[2]

Stephen made his will in Hingham on 8 October 1658.[2] In his will, he makes bequests to "Joane Lincolne, widdow, [his] mother," "Susanna Lincolne, daughter to [his] brother Thomas Lincolne," and bequeaths the balance of his estate to his "sonne Steuen Lincolne." He leaves one black ewe to Thomas Sayer. Peter Hubberd and John Lowe witnessed.[3][4]

Stephen Lincoln died in Hingham, three days after making his will, on 11 October 1658.[2][5][6]


Children of Stephen Lincoln include:[2]

  1. Stephen born in England say 1635, m Elizabeth Hawke
  2. Sarah baptized in Hingham, Massachusetts 22 May 1642; died 4 Nov 1649.

Research Notes

Daniel Cushing's Record: 1638. "Steven Lincoln and his wife and his son Steven, came from 3 Windham, and settled in New Hingham."[7]

Marriage Record in Torrey

A prior version of this profile attributed the marriage record in Torrey for an unknown Lincoln to Joan (__) to this Stephen. This is confusing his mother with his spouse. That record refers to Joan, mother of this Stephen, named in his will. His father is unknown.

Great Migration Directory

Lincoln, Stephen: Wymondham, Norfolk; 1638; Hingham [NEHGR 15:27; Hingham Hist 2:476; SPR Case #199].


  1. Charles Edward Banks,The Planters of the Commonwealth, (Boston: Riverside Press, 1930), 191-4; images, Internet Archive, ( : accessed 13 Mar 2022).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts (The Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, 1893), 2:476.
  3. Judith McGhan, ed., Suffolk County Wills: Abstracts of the Earliest Wills upon Record in the County of Suffolk, Massachusetts, (reproduced from NEHGR) (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1984), 144; FHL microfilm 1,320,548 item 1, DGS 7,705,454.
  4. Suffolk County, MA: Probate File Papers.Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2017-2019. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives. Digitized images provided by Case 199: Will
  5. Ancestry, "Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988," database with images ( : accessed 13 Mar 2022) ("October...11 Stephen Lincoln dyed"); Ancestry sharing link here.
  6. Vital records by Hosea Sprague, 1635-1825 Births, marriages and deaths by Dr. Gay, 1718-1787, Hubbard's Journal, (
  7. Daniel Cushing's Record, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (NEHGS, Boston) Vol. 15 (1861) p 27 Internet Archive.

See also:

  • 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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I have not found a reliable source identifying Stephen's father (Joan's husband) as a "Stephen" - the Torrey record identifies him as an unknown. Is there any reliable source or should that profile be detached?
posted by Scott McClain
Lincoln-3235 and Lincoln-5 appear to represent the same person because: intended to be the same person. working with sources I was able to find the necessary information to connect.
posted by Robin Lee
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 [Living Hampson]
Stephen Lincoln that died in 1658, was born in 1590. As far as I know, his father is "unknown". There are a lot of trees out there that tie him to Robert Lincoln, but they are totally unsourced.
posted on Lincoln-3235 (merged) by Robin Lee
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 (abt.1635-1692)

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