John Hill, Jr. (1703 - 1772) MP

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Death: Died in S Berwick, ME
Managed by: Deborah Skea
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About John Hill, Jr.

I. Hon. John Hill, who became a judge, representative and senator in the Legislature,.major and councillor. He was born March 2, 1703, married Eliza ,who died Jan. 2, 1763. His second wife was widow of Rev. John Blunt and daughter of Hon. John Frost, the son of Major Charles Frost, who was killed by the Indians.

Hon. John Hill', oldest son of Capt. John", was born March 2, 1703. He was commissioned as ensign in 1727 by Gov. Dummer, and in 1729 as lieutenant; as first lieutenant by Burnet in 1729; as captain by Belcher; again as captain in 1744 by William Shirley, and in 1754 as major by Shirley.


He was elected to the House and Senate of the Legislature of Massachusetts, and was a member of the Governor's Council from 1755 to 1771. He was appointed a justice of the peace and associate justice of the court of common pleas, and chief justice of same, also judge of probate for a brief period. He was distantly related to and an intimate friend of Sir William Pepperell, who reposed every confidence in him and made him the depository of his will for many years. He was a man of stern integrity and of extensive influence and usefulness. He was deeply interested in religion, and a leading man in the church and in high public stations.

The children of Judge John Hill and Eliza were:

  1. I. Abigail, b. July 31, 1729; m. Thomas Wallingford.
  2. II. John, b. Feb. 25, 1730; d. July 14, 1737.
  3. Ill Margaret (twin) b. July 22,1733 Margaret and her brother John died of throat distemper, 1737
  4. IV and Eliza (twin), b. July 22,1733 m. Capt. Ben Gerrish, son of Timothy. They had four children.
  5. V. Charles, fifth child of Judge John Hill, was born Aug. 15, 1734. lie resided many years with his father at Great Works. Being unsuccessful in the lumber trade, he removed to Conway, N. H. In his later years- he lived with his children in Fryeburg, Lyman, and elsewhere. He died at Meredith. N. II. in 1819, aged 85. He was a justice of the peace, a man of great conversational powers and deeply imbued with religious feeling. He married Sarah Prentiss of Cambridge, who died April, 1802. She was the mother of fourteen children.

Sources

  1. Descendants of David Evans of Charleston, Massachusetts: to which is appended partial records of certain families connected with them by marriage (Google eBook) Simeon Adams Evans. s.n., 1893 - 107 pages. Page 87

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see 4th generation John HILL m Elizabeth Gerrish 1st, m Sarah Frost widow of Rev John Blunt & daughter of Hon John Frost , son of Maj Charles Frost, and Mary Pepperell

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Hon. John Hill's Timeline

1703
March 2, 1703
1729
July 31, 1729
Age 26
Berwick, York, Maine
1730
February 25, 1730
Age 26
1733
July 22, 1733
Age 30
July 22, 1733
Age 30
Berwick, York, Maine
1734
August 15, 1734
Age 31
Berwick, York, Maine, United States
1739
April 19, 1739
Age 36
1748
December 6, 1748
Age 45
1772
March 2, 1772
Age 69
S Berwick, ME
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