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George Dill, Shipmaster

Also Known As: "George Dile George Dell", "George Tille", "George Dilly"
Birthplace: Riverstown, Sligo, County Sligo, Ireland
Death: Died in At sea on voyage to Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of John Dille and Mary Dille
Husband of Abigail Hanniford
Father of Peter Dill; Samuel Dill; Joseph Dill; Benjamin Dill and John Dill, Sr.
Brother of Nathan Dille; Samuel Dille; Elizabeth Dill and Margaret Dell

Occupation: Mariner
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About Capt. George Dill

  • OCCUPATION: Master of own ship Goodfellow
  • BIRTH: 1619, Riverstown, Ireland
  • BAPTISM: 4 Nov 1621, Waltham Abbey, Essex, England
  • EVENT: Land grant in Salem, Massachusetts
  • DEATH: 1654, sea on voyage to Ireland
  • EVENT: 10 May 1654, Bill of sale from George Dell master of Goodfellow
  • EMIGRATION: 1651, Boston, Massachusetts

Among the First Settlers if SALEM, Massachusetts, Crica 1639- Boston 1644-Ships MASTER-/Captain "Goodfellow" - Died at Sea. Ref. Savage

CAPT George Dille was born in Riverstown, co. Sligo, Ireland in 1619 and was christened at Waltham Abbey, Essex, in 1621. He became captain of the ship Goodfellow, and transported many Irish people to Boston. He was lost at sea in 1654


  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.
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Capt. George Dill's Timeline

Riverstown, Sligo, County Sligo, Ireland
November 4, 1621
Age 2
Great Waltham, Essex, England, United Kingdom
October 4, 1645
Age 26
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Age 26
Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
August 31, 1647
Age 28
Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
February 1649
Age 30
Boston, MA, USA
April 27, 1652
Age 33
Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
November 8, 1655
Age 36
At sea on voyage to Ireland