John Hill of Sherbourn

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About John Hill of Sherbourn

In 1657 John Hill, as part of a group of men, purchased a large tractof land on the then frontier west of Medfield from the Indians. Theysettled there on land which later became the town of Shearborn. John,who had been living in or near Dorchester, came to "the farms" west ofCharles River about 1658. He was active in the affairs of the newsettlement, and improved a large farm on which he resided until hisdeath on January 23, 1718.

Hannah Martin Hill died in November of 1690. John, about 63 years old,married a second time about 1693 to Elizabeth Bullard who was the widow of Benjamin Bullard of Sherborn. John Hill died January 23,1717/8 at about 87 years of age.

Elizabeth died on December 1, 1719,almost 2 years after John.

His will dated December 10, 1717, mentions, son-in-law James Adams and daughter Abigail (daughter of Elizabeth), his wife-to whom he had deeded(on February 18, 1713) one-half of his homestead, eldest son Samuel Hill, sons, Ebenezer, John and Eleazor, heir of daughter Abigail Leland (daughter of Hannah), daughter Mary Ellis, heirs of daughter Hannah, heir of daughter Sarah. Executors, son Samuel and Ebenezer Ballard, his second wifes (Elizabeth) son.

John and Hannah had eight children. John and Elizabeth had one daughter. A confusing issue when reviewing records is that John had one daughter named Abigail by his first wife Hannah and a second daughter named Abigail by Elizabeth



  1. John Hill of Dorchester, Mass., and his descendants by J. Gardner Bartlett. Published 1904 by New-England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston. Written in English.  Page 4-5.
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John Hill of Sherbourn's Timeline

March 14, 1630
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Age 5
Age 16
Dorchester, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
August 20, 1648
Age 18
Dorchester, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Age 22
Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Age 23
Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Age 25
Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts
February 2, 1658
Age 27
Medfield, Middlesex, Massachusetts
March 14, 1660
Age 30
Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts
October 28, 1662
Age 32
Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States