Capt. Richard Hill

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Captain Richard Hill

Birthplace: England (United Kingdom)
Death: November 21, 1694 (79-88)
Accomack County, Virginia, British America Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Unknown Hill and Unknown Hill
Husband of Mary Hill
Father of Mary Ayres Thompson; Richard Hill, Jr. and Patience Drummond

Occupation: Carpenter, planter, mariner
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Immediate Family

About Capt. Richard Hill

Parentage uncertain; cited without sources as "Henry Hill" and "Joan (nn)".

Richard was born in 1608 at England. Lucy Ames Edwards showed his birth as 1622 in England. However, Henrietta Dawson (Ayres) Sheppard in her extensive work entitled Ayres-Dawson and Allied Lines shows that Captain Richard Hill, a co-founder of the Province of Maryland, was born in England circa 1608-10..1,2

He came to Maryland in the Ark and the Dove expedition in 1633, one of 320 adventurers who, upon their arrival, founded the Province of Maryland. His name was first recorded in Maryland as Hills.

He served on a jury on 1 February 1643 at St. Marys Co, MD.

He married Mary Drake, daughter of Robert Drake and Joane Gawton, circa 1645.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Ancestral File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2015-12-28), entry for Richard HILL.

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Capt. Richard Hill's Timeline

Westmoreland County, Virginia Colony
November 21, 1694
Age 84
Accomack County, Virginia, British America Colony