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John Hull

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Birthplace: Harborough, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Hull and Elizabeth Storer
Husband of Judith Hull and Judith Hull
Father of Hanna Hull
Brother of Richard Storer

Occupation: Master of the Mint, Treasurer Mass. Colony Bay 1676
Managed by: Günther Kipp
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About John Hull

John Hull (18 December 1624 – 1 October 1683) was the leading merchant and mintmaster of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He married Judith Quincy (1626–1695), daughter of Judith Pares (d. 1654) and Edmund Quincy (1602-1636), progenitors of the prestigious Quincy family.[1]

Among his apprentices was Jeremiah Dummer who became the first American-born silversmith.[2] In January 1658 he and several other men made a large land acquisition in Rhode Island known as the "Pettaquamscutt Purchase."[3]

Events:

  • Emigrated to this country from England in 1635. A founder of First Church in Boston and maker of silver for it and many other churches in partnership with Robert Sanderson. From his services in coining the famous pine-tree, oak, and willow shillings and pence, and from his work as goldsmith, Hull became wealthy and established himself as one of the important merchants of the colony, with interests in shipping.
  • Apprenticed about 1639 to Richard Storer in Boston MA 1In his diary, preserved at the American Antiquarian Society, he noted, "After a little keeping at school I was taken to help my father plant corn, which I attended to for several years together; and then by God's good hand I fell to learning by help of my brother {i.e. half brother Richard Storer] and to practice the trade of goldsmith."
  • John married Judith Quincy, daughter of Edmund Quincy and Judith Pares, on 11 May 1647 in Boston MA. (Judith Quincy was born on 3 Sep 1626 in Achurch Northamptonshire England, died on 22 Jun 1695 in Boston MA and was buried on 24 Jun 1695 in Hull's Tomb Boston MA.)
  • Master of the Mint
  • Treasurer of the Colony of Mass Bay 1676
  • Assistant 1683

Notes and references

  1. Massachusetts Historical Society: Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, and Upham Family Papers, 1633-1910
  2. Dummer, Michael (June 2005). "5: Richard and Early Days in New England". The Family of Dummer (7th ed.). pp. 26–27.
  3. "Kingston Congregational Church Collection". Retrieved 2011-08-15. Studies on John Hull, the Mint, and the Economics of Massachusetts Coinage

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John Hull's Timeline

1624
December 18, 1624
Harborough, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
1644
1644
Age 19
1647
May 11, 1647
Age 22
1683
October 1, 1683
Age 58
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts