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Abigail Hanniford (Hand)

Also Known As: "Abigail Hands", "Abigail Dill", "widow Dille"
Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: England
Death: circa 1696 (63-79)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Hand and Katharine Hand
Wife of Capt. George Dill and John Hanniford
Mother of John Dill, Sr.; Samuel Dill; Joseph Dill; Benjamin Dill; Sarah Hanniford and 1 other
Sister of Mark Hands, of Boston

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  1. Dell, or Dill, George, Salem, 1639, rem. to Boston, freem. 1651, by w. Abigail had John, b. Oct. 1645; Samuel, 31 Aug. 1647; Joseph, Feb. 1650; and Benjamin, 27 Apr. 1652. He was an active merch. d. abroad, prob. in 1654, for an imperfect will of3 Nov. 1653, recites that he was bound from Eng. to Ireland, thence to Virg. etc. He had good amt. of prop. Winth. II. 312. His wid. m. 8 Nov. 1655, John Hanniford. JOSEPH, Boston, mariner, prob. s. of the preced. had, 1678, w. Eliz. PETER, Chelmsford 1691. Volume 2 page 34. Savage, John. Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers
  2. BOSTON BIRTHS, BAPTISMS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS, 1630-1699 1655. page 53 John Hanniford & Abigail Dill widow were married 8th--9th month by Capt. Wiggins. Boston Vital Records, 1630-99
  3. Name: John Hanniford Spouse: Abigail Dill (Widow) Marriage Date: 8 Sep 1655 Marriage Place: Boston, Mass. Source Information: Ancestry.com. American Marriages Before 1699 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997. Original data: Clemens, William Montgomery. American Marriage Records Before 1699. Pompton Lakes, NJ, USA: Biblio Co., 1926.
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Abigail Hanniford's Timeline

October 4, 1645
Age 20
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
August 31, 1647
Age 22
Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
February 1649
Age 24
Boston, MA, USA
April 27, 1652
Age 27
Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
Age 71
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts