John Hill

Male Abt 1602 - 1664


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  • Name  John Hill 
    Born  Abt 1602  probably, Pitminster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  31 May 1664  Milton, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Bartlett says John Hill was an unmarried yeoman in Chaffcombe, Somerset, in 1628. This is the parish where the Gillett brothers were raised and where their father, William Gillett, was the rector between 1610 and 1642. The Gillett brothers came over to New England in the early 1630's. John Hill left Chaffcombe before 1633 and first settled in Dorchester, MA as did Jonathan Gillett.

      The first mention of "Mr. Hill" in the Dorchester records that survive is 5 Aug 1633 when "In the necke, Southward of the plantation, these lotts following are agreed to be set downe,"Mr. Cogan, Mr. Hill, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Ludlowe, [etc...], 4 acres a peece, adjoyning on to the other."

      Again mentioned 6 Jan 1633[34]. "It is agreed, that the great lotts, from Mr. Rosciters to John Hills lott, tow[ards] Naponset, in bredth, and eight score in length, shall be forthwith enclosed by good sufficient Pale, and that the pale shall be set up and finished by the 20 of March next..."

      John Hill came to Dorchester, where he was first granted land on 18 Feb 1636. There is no evidence he joined the church or became a freeman. It has been commonly stated that he was a blacksmith, but nothing appears to substantiate this assertion and the inventory of his estate indicates that he was a farmer. He was a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Boston.
    Person ID  I11070  Bryant
    Last Modified  19 Aug 2006 

    Father  John Hill,   b. 1571, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1600  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F665  Group Sheet

    Family  Frances Tilden-Tileston,   b. Abt 1608, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1676, Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1629  probably, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Hill, Jr.,   b. Abt 1630, probably, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1717/18, Sherborn, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Rebecca Hill,   b. Abt 1634, Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1676, Taunton, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Hill,   b. Abt 1636, Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1726, Sherborn, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Samuel Hill,   b. Abt 1638, Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1709, probably, Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Jonathan Hill,   d. Aft 1709
     6. Hannah Hill,   b. Bef Dec 1641, probably, Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Mercy Hill,   d. 07 Jul 1709
     8. Ebenezer Hill,   b. Abt 1644, Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1696
     9. Ruth Hill,   b. Aug 1644, Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Sep 1736, Sudbury, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Israel Hill,   d. Bef Jul 1677
     11. Martha Hill
     12. Mehitable Hill,   d. 05 Mar 1677
    Family ID  F650  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1602 - probably, Pitminster, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1629 - probably, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 May 1664 - Milton, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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