John Hill of Dorchester, Mass., 1633, and Five Generations of His Descendants: Also Ancestral Lines of Some Families Intermarried with His Descendants Amd Colonial and Revolutionary Records Pertaining to Them : Also an Account of the Hill Family of Poundsford, Somersetshire, England

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Joseph Gardner Bartlett
private circulation, 1904 - 97 pages
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I found this genealogical review quite helpful in terms of tracking down Weymouth/Mendon links for Cook, Thomson and White families.
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Page 48 - Cowhouse, they there quickly followed him found him hanging by a Rope, which they had used to tye their Calves withal, he was dead with his feet near touching the Ground. Epidemical Fevers and Agues grow very common, in some parts of the Country, whereof, tho...
Page 48 - Pious Man, having newly buried his Wife, The Devil ( took advantage of the Melancholy which he thereupon fell into, his wives discretion and industry had long been the support of his Family, and he seemed hurried with an impertinent fear that he should now come to...
Page 3 - ... colonists. Not having been a church member he could not have been a freeman ; and there is no record of his having held any public offices. It has been commonly stated that John Hill of Dorchester was a blacksmith, but nothing appears to substantiate this assertion, and the inventory of his estate indicates that he was a farmer.* His residence, after 1644, was in that part of Dorchester called Uncaty, and later set off as Milton. On Feb. 14, 1733-4, representatives of all his children who had...
Page 4 - ... Minot. The bulk of his estate was left to wife Frances " for her maintenance and for the bringing up of my children " ; at her death the property was to be divided among the nine youngest children, or such of them as survive. Inventory mentions horses, cattle, swine, crops, and " husbandry tools " ; value of estate 287. 1. 0. (Suffolk Co. Probate.) John Hill married, probably in England, about 1629, Frances , who was born about 1608, admitted to Dorchester Church about 1638, and survived him....
Page 4 - JOHN2 HILL (John1) was born about 1630. In 1657 he joined a party who purchased from the Indians a large tract of land on the then frontier beyond Medfield, where they settled and which later became the town of Sherborn. Here he was active in the affairs of the new settlement, and improved a large farm on which he resided until his death, Jan. 23, 1717-18. His will, dated Dec. 10, 1717, mentions son-in-law James Adams and daughter Abigail his wife, to whom he had deeded, Feb. 18, 1712-13, one-half...
Page 64 - He was mentioned by a contemporary as "grave Richard Warren, a man of integrity, justice and uprightness, of piety and serious religion ;" and also "as a useful instrument during the short time he lived, bearing a deep share in the difficulties and troubles of the plantation.
Page 5 - Dorchester, except that he lived for a short time, about 1700-1703, on Spectacle Island in Boston harbor, (Suffolk Co. Deeds.) In deeds he is styled husbandman, and he appears to have been in poor circumstances most of his life, as there are several records of assistance given him by the town. He died Jan. 12, 1708-9, intestate ; his son-in-law Charles Redman was appointed administrator, in 1717. The names of heirs are not given. (Suffolk Co. Probate.) He married, about 1667, Martha , who died in...
Page 64 - A cotemporaneous authority described him as "grave Richard Warren," a man of integrity, justice and uprightness, of piety and serious religion," and as a "useful instrument during the short time he lived, bearing a deep share in the difficulties and troubles of the plantation.
Page 14 - Belliugham, where he died in 1745. On Mar. 19, 1744-5, David Hill, yeoman, of Bellingham, conveyed eight acres of meadow in Wrentham to his two sons John and Isaac, both of Holliston. (Suffolk Co. Deeds.) Oct. 15, 1745, John Hill, of Holliston, was appointed administrator of the estate of his father David Hill, late of Bellingham. Settlement papers name sons John and Isaac, daughter Mary and daughter Huldah Aldrich (Suffolk Co. Probate). He married, Dec. 17, 1716, Sarah, born Feb. 11, 1694-5, daughter...
Page 21 - ... b. about 1757 ; was living in Bridgewater as late as 1799, when he and his wife Sarah sold land there to Timothy Ames. (Plymouth Co. Deeds.) The History of Bridgewater states that he moved to Plainfleld. He served several campaigns in the Revolution, in 1776, 1778, and 1780. (Mass. Archives.) Hem. (1) Rachel Stowell of Abington; and m. (2) Sarah Hollis of Braintree; no further information obtained of him. iv. JOHN, b. in 1760; served in the Revolution from Bridgewater, in 1778 and 1779. (Mass....

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