this reference lists Thomas Hill
John Hill of Dorchester, Mass., 1633, and five generations of his ... edited by J. Gardner Bartlett
WILLIAM3 HILL (Roger,2 William1), born about 1515, established himself at Poundsford in Pitminster, where he died in 1594, having been granted in 1570 the coat of arms mentioned above. Three children of his large family were born before 1548 . . . . He married first about 1540, Anne, daughter of John Trowbridge of Colyton, Devonshire; she died about 1560; he married second, about 1563, Lucy, daughter of John Ryves of Dorset.
Children by first wife:
** i. Roger,4 b. about 1542, eldest son.
** ii. ALEXANDER, second son, lived in Taunton; m. Alice, dau. of John Hansard of Lyme Regis, and had issue.
** iii. ELIZABETH, m. first, a Hobbs; m. second, a Murifey; m. third, a Martin; d. s. p.
** iv. WILLIAM, d. s. p.
** v. ROBERT, d. s. p.
** vi. HENRY, d. s. p.
** vii. AMBROSE, d. s. p.
** viii. GABRIEL, living 1592; d. s. p.
** ix. SUSAN, d. s. p.
** x. ELEANOR, m. after 1592, a Gravitt.
* Children by second wife:
** xi. BENJAMIN, b about 1564; m. and had at least a dau. Anne, living unmarried in 1657, mentioned in the will of her cousin Roger5 Hill of Taunton.
** xii. LUCY, m. before 1592, William Lawrence of Dorsetshire.
** xiii. THOMAS, b. about 1568; lived in Chard, where he d. in 1629 probably unmarried. His will, dated Nov. 20, 1628, gives to cousins (i. e. nephews) John Hill and Jonathan Hill, yeomen of Chaffcombe, sons of brother John, 10L each, and 5L more to each on marriage; cousin (i. e. niece) Anne Hill, dau. of brother Benjamin, 5L; to the poor of Pitminster 10s.; residue to friend Thomas Legg of Chard who was executor. [Wells Reg.] [This Thomas Legg of Chard was also intimate with John and Walter Deane of Chard who came to New England, being a witness and overseer of the will of their father William Deane in 1634.]
** xiv. John, youngest child, but of age in 1592; b. probably about 1570.
This reference is about William husband of Ann Trowbridge & Lucy Ryves
Abstracts of Somersetshire wills, etc: copied from the manuscript ..., Volume 1 By Frederick Arthur Crisp, Frederick Brown
A. 33. B. 50. WILLIAM HILL, of Poundsford, Somerset, Esq'r. Will dated June 6, 1592, proved Apr. 20, 1594, by Roger Hill. [31 Dixy.] My daughter Ellinor Hill, 200 marks. My daughter Luce Lawrence, L100. My son Gabriel Hill, 100 marks. My son John Hill, L100. Tho's Hill, L20. Benjamin Hill, L40. My son Alexander2. Residue to my son Roger Hill, Exor. M'r John Colles, & my son Alexander, Overseers.
In reference to Thomas Hill who married Jane Scarborrow
The Hills family in America; the ancestry and descendants of William Hills, the English emigrant to New England in 1632; of Joseph Hills, the English emigrant to New England in 1638, and of the great-grandsons of Robert Hills, of the parish of Wye, county of Kent, England, emigrants to New England 1794-1806 (1906) Vol.3
" Dear Mr. Hills : At last I have important information to give you in regard to William Hills of Hartford and probably in regard to George father of Joseph Hills. Last Saturday I dug out of the old register of Upminster, Essex, the following entries :
" Marriages : — 1596, Oct. 16, Tho. Hills and Jane Scarborrow.
" Baptisms : — 1598, Sept. 17, Jane Hills.
1600, Oct. 12, Robarge Hills.
1601-2, April G, Elizabeth Hills.
1603, April 8, Blanche Hylls.
1603-4, March 4, Marye Hills.
1606, June 1, Thomas Hills ye sonne of Thomas Hills and Jane his wife.
[The register is signed by Thomas Hills, churchwarden.]
1608, Dec. 27, William Hilles the sone of Thomas Hilles and Jane his wife.
1610-11, March 1, Anthony s. of Thomas Hill [s].
"As there is good reason to believe that William Hills, of Hartford, was born about the year 1609, as his first wife Phillis Lyman, was born in : 1611, at High Ongar, as the nearest point of High Ongar to the nearest of Upminster, is only four miles, and as this is the first William Hills of I the right date I have found from one end of Essex to the other, and as he had a brother Thomas as always supposed, there seems no valid reason for doubting that the above is the long sought William Hills of Hartford. . . . William Hills has appeared incidentally in the reports I sent you ; viz.. Arch deaconry of Essex No. E. 62, Will of Richard Hills of Hornchurch, 1623, where he gives the entail conditionally to William Hills son of Thomas Hills, of Upminster. Again Rabergia Hills, sister of William and Thomas, died intestate and unmarried in 1634, and administration was granted to a sister, Elizabeth Helder. If the brothers had gone off to New England in 1632, this is made quite natural. There are many other points of corroboration in the register which I will refer to later on. . . ."