The following is copied from Scituate Vital Records, Scituate Genalogy website:
Elder William Hatch. Born in 1598 in Ashford, Kent, Eng. William died on 6 Nov 1651 in Scituate, MA. Occupation: woolen draper, later planter.
William, perhaps in Scituate in 1633, but if so, he went home, and in 1635 brought in the 'Hercules' from Sandwich, Kent, his wife Jane, five children and six servants. He was first ruling elder of the Second Church, founded in 1644 for William Witherell, after long agitations following the removal of Lathrop to Barnstable.
"Elder William Hatch settled in Kent street 1634. His house lot was the first south of Greenfield lane. He was the first ruling elder of the second Church, 1643. He was an active and useful man in the settlement of the Town. His children were probably born in England. (Probably Deane was wrong in claiming that William settled in Scituate as early as 1634.)