Five books about the Honeywell/Hunnewell genealogy have been privately
published by family members.
Hunnewell, Chiefly Six Generations in Massachusetts
by James Frothingham Hunnewell, 1900
This book is the earliest work on the Hunnewell family started by the
father of the author. It discusses a trip through the Devonshire countryside
in an attempt to collect family origins. Although it accurately depicts
five of the generations, it incorrectly identifies Roger, rather than
Ambrose Hunnewell as the progenitor of this line.
The book is hard-cover, 46 pages, indexed. It is out of print. You can
order a photocopy made from a copy at the Honeywell Family Association.
The American Descendants of Samuel Honeywell of Bideford, Devonshire,
England, Lost at Sea in 1823
by Samuel Willet Honeywell, 1971
Samuel Honeywell (ca. 1785-1823) is the progenitor of this line. He was
a merchant seaman who sailed the Seven Seas and who lost his life in attempting
to go around Cape Horn. He was survived by his wife and four small children,
who lived in Bideford, Devonshire, England. Eventually his children all
came to America. This charming book, published in 1971, is complete with
family stories and photographs. The book is hard-cover, 202 pages, indexed.
The Honeywell Family Association has the remaining stock from the first
printing. These books are available at $25.00 USD for members, $35.00
USD to non-members and you can order a copy from the Association.
The Descendants of Roger and Ambrose Hunnewell (Honeywell)
by James M. Hunnewell and Samuel Willet Honeywell, 1972
This book was begun by James Melville Hunnewell, a Boston attorney and
a life-long member of the New England Historic and Genealogical Society
(NEHGS). In 1929, he mounted a major research effort to locate descendants
of Roger and Ambrose Hunnewell. James died in 1954, his work unpublished
and in storage at NEHGS. In 1953, Samuel Willet Honeywell, resumed this
work and published in 1972. The resulting book is a very comprehensive
genealogy of American and Canadian Honeywell families. It is hard-cover,
275 pages. Available only to members on line.
The Descendants of Israel Hunnewell
by Neil Otis Hunnewell, 1996
This book expands on the descendants of Thomas Hunnewell, who were only
partially covered on page 251-55 in the book, The Descendants of Roger
and Ambrose Hunnewell (Honeywell). It offers a theory on their possible
relationship to Richard Hunnewell, "The Indian Killer."
The book is available at $20.00 USD, $25.00 Canadian, $30.00 USD for overseas.
Order directly from Neil O. Hunnewell, RR 4, Box 1315, Madison, ME 04950-9406
Pleasant Ridge Plantation, "The Way Life Used To Be"
by Robert Ercel Hunnewell, 2001
The 237-page spiral bound book includes lots of photos and a five-page
appendix of Robert's ancestors. The book contains many copies of original
family documents. This book is recommended to anyone interested in family
history, and the "way life used to be." Copies may be ordered
at $22.50 ppd. from
Essie Hunnewell Golden
PO Box 644
Bingham, ME 04920-0644