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Tristram Hull

Birthdate: (43)
Birthplace: Probably, Northleigh, Devon, England
Death: February 22, 1667 (39-47)
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Joseph Hull and "Joanna," 1st wife of Rev. Joseph Hull
Husband of Blanche Hull and Blanche Hull
Father of Hannah Blish; Mary Holley; Sarah Allen; Joseph Hull and Capt. John Hull
Brother of Joanna Davis; Joseph Hull; Elizabeth Heard; Griselda Hull; Dorothy Kent and 1 other
Half brother of Hopewell Hull; Capt. Benjamin Hull; Naomi Daniels; Ruth Hull; Reuben Hull and 8 others

Occupation: Sea captain, Shipping Owner / Horse Trader
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About Captain Tristam Hull

CAPT. TRISTRAM HULL (Joseph3, Thomas2, Richard1). Born ca 1624 in Prb Somersetshire, England. Tristram died in Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA, on 22 Feb 1667/1668; he was 43. Occupation: Shipping Owner / Horse Trader. Ca 1643 when Tristram was 19, he married Blanch ?, in England. They had the following children:

20 i. MARY (1645-)

ii. Sarah (Died Young). Born on 18 Oct 1647 in Yarmouth, Barnstable Co., MA.

iii. Sarah. Born on 30 Mar 1650/1651 in Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA. Sarah married Joseph ALLEN.

21 iv. Joseph (1652->1709)

22 v. John (1654-1733)

vi. Hannah. Born on 6 Feb 1656/1657 in Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA. Hannah died on 15 Nov 1733; she was 77. On 15 Sep 1674 when Hannah was 18, she married Joseph BLISH, in Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA.


1643- Resided at Yarmouth, MA, enrolled and mustered in the little army under Captain-General miles Standish.

1648- Previous to this year, he moved to Barnstable, MA.

He owned a ship named "The Catch" and was part owner of the bark "Hopewell".

He frequently served on juries , served one year as constable, and was a leading member of the town board of selectmen the last six years of his life.

Siblings: Joanna born 1620, Joseph born 1622, Temperance born 1626, Elizabeth born 1628, Griselda born 1630, Dorothy born 1632, Hopewell born circa 1636, Benjamin bapt. 24 March 1639, Naomi bapt. 23 March 1640, Ruth bapt. 9 May 1642, Reuben born circa 1644, Sarah died 1647, and Samuel.



1641. 1 Mar. Among the list of people fined, etc .

"Tristram Hull of Yarmouth, for vnclean practices." (Plym. Col. Rec. II. 36.)

In 1643, Tristram Hull was in Yarmouth, and is mentioned as one of the persone liable to bear arms; The town having been ordered to "Provide a place of defense against sudden assault." (Freeman, 1-182.)

1647. 1 June. Constables of Yarmouth: Tristra Hull. (Plym. Col. Rec. H. 115.)

1651. 5 June. "Ppounded to take vp theire freedom: Tristram Hull. Abra'm Blush." (Plym Col. Rec. II. 167.)

1652. The wife of Tristram Hull, of Barnstable, "for interfering with the service of a domestic in Mr. Samuel Mayo's family, was warned by the court to desist and carry herself better for the future. (Freeman, 1-205.) 1654 May. Tristram Hull admitted as a freeman and Sworn. (Plym. Col. Rec. III. 5.)

1655. Presentments of the Grand Enquest . "Wee prsent John Gorum for vnseamly carriage towards Blanch Hull at vnseasonable time, being in the night. "Wee prsent Blanch Hull for not crying out when shee was assaulted by John Gorum in vnseamly carriage towards her vpon her owne relation. (Plym. Col. Rec. III. 97.)

1656-7. 3 Feby. Nicholas Upsall was accused of holding meetings and inveighing against ministers and magistrates.Tristram Hull who brought him into this Government, is according to order required to carry him away again by the first of March next." (Plym. Col. Rec. III. rn.)

1656-7. 5 Mar. "A warrant was directed requiring the constables of Sandwidge and Barnstable, from one to the other, to convey Nicholas Vpisall to Tristram Hull to bee recaried out of the document." (Plym. Col. Rec. III. 113.)

About 1657, the spirit of intolerance against Quakers seems to have become openly and deeply manifest. Manly complaints were made against them, and they were arrested, fined, whipped, imprisoned or sent out of the colony. It was ordered by the court, that Nicholas Upsall, "the instigator of all this mischief, be carried out of the government, by Tristum Hull, who brought him in." Upsall was a member of a Boston church, and a very old man. Disapproving of the Quaker persecution, he had been arrested, fined £20, and banished on the charge of having "reproached the magistrates and spoken against the law." He went to Plymouth, where, alas, the laws forbade the people, under severe penalties, to receive or entertain him. In his extremity, he met Tristram Hull, and was permitted to accompany him or his return to the Cape, at least as far as Sandwich. For this Hull was haled before the court and fined and compelled to take Upsall away. However culpable he may have been under the stringent laws of the times, and whatever may have been his other delinquencies, the descendants of Tristram Hull will honor his goodness of heart and broad humanity in the stand he took. (Freeman, 1-222.)

1658. 13 Feb. Tristram Hull was on the coroner's jury at the inquest held on the body of a two-year old child of Nicholas Davis, found drowned. (Plym. Col. Rec. III. 146-7.)

1660-1. 5 Mar. A black horse was cryed att this court, which was the horse which was in controversy betwixt Tristram Hull and Mr. Thomas Bourn. This is referred to the court of Assistants to bee holden in May next to bee fully ended. 10 s. allowed to Tristram Hull for charges for attendance about this horse." (Plym. Col. Rec. III. 208.)

1661. 4 June. "Tristram Hull was a constable in Barnstable.

1662-3 Mar. "Att this court Josias Hallott and Thomas Starr, for goeing into the house of John Done Junir att Eastham, there being nobody att Home and behauing themselues vnciuilly therein, ransacking the house for liquors and drinking thereof, and for writing and setting vp a libelouse and scandalouse paper in Verses in said house and leauing of it there, were sentenced by the court to find sureties for theire behauior vntil the next General court, to bee holden att Plymouth, the first Tuesday in June next, and longer time, if the court shall see cause, and to pay a fine, each of them, the sume of fifty shillinges." Josias Hallott acknowiidgeth to owe vnto our sou Lord, the Kinge, the sume of £20-00-00. Trustrum Hull the sume of £10-00-00. The condition that if the said Josias Hallott bee of good behauior towards our sou Lord," etc.(Plym. Col. Rec. IV. 31-32.)

1663. 1 Apr. Account of wine and liquors and powder and shott that hath bine giuen in to mee that hath bine brought into Barnstable the first of Aprill, 1663. 

Trustram Hull the 4th. of June, 100 Gallons of liquors, and in Nouember six cases of liquors and a barrel of powder & 200 weight of shott for Mr. Thomas Clarke, hee brought about 20 gall ot rum. P' me Joseph Laythorp. Plym. Col. Rec. IV. 52, 53.)

In 1664, Tristram Hull acted as agent for the town of Barnstable in the purchace of some Indian lands, and the following curious deed verifies the transaction:— "These presents witness, That I, Yanno, sachem, have freely and absolutely bargained and sold unto Thomas Hinckley, Nathaniel Bacon and Tristram Hull, in behalf and for the use of the town of Barnstable, all that tract of land lying and being at the South Sea, in the precinct of Barnstable:—bounded easterly by the bounds of Yarmouth; northerly by the lands bought of Paupmunnuck, excepting the skirts of good land at the head of the Cove, and what he hath already given to Nicholas Davis, a trader from Rhode Island; in consideration of £20 and two small pair of breeches, to me in hand paid by Tristram Hull, wherewith he, the said Yanno, rests himself fully satisfied on paid for those lands, with warranties against any Indians whatever laying any lawful claims thereunto. This 19th. July, 1664. The mark + of YANNO. Witness, Sam'l Wally Jr. The mark + of Indian WILL" "It Was agreed by the town that Nicholas Davis shall quietly enjoy the lands which Yanno has given him on or about Sam's Neck." (Freeman, 2-a6cVo,.)

1665. 7 June. Trustram Hull was on the Grand Enquest. , - (Plym. Col. Rec. IV. 91.)

Account of liquors brought into the town of Eastham, as followeth: 28th. of 9 month, 1664. • • * • • Trustran Hull of Barnstable brought a barrel of rum to the towne of Eastham and sold it, but gave noe account of it to either of vs, and wee thought to giue the court notice of it. Willam Walker, John Done. (Plym. Col. Res. IV. 100.)

1665. 2 Dec. Att this court Nathaniel Bacon, John Chipman, John Tomson and Trustram Hull were approued by the court to bee selectmen for the towne of Barnstable. {Plym. Col. Rec. IV. 112.)

1666. 5 June. The same men were "approued as Celect Men for Barnstable. (Plym. Col. Rec. IV. 124.)

1666. 5 June. Att this court Elizabeth, the wife of John Williams, appeered with complaint against her husband, the sand John Williams, for his great abusiue and vnaturall carryages towards her, both in word and deed, in defaming her and rendering her to bee a whore and by prsisting in his refusing to prforme marriage duty vnto her according to what both the law of God and man requireth, which more at large appeereth by the writing vnder her hand." A jury was empaneled to try the case, on which was Trustram Hull. "These found the abouesaid complaint to bee true or just. Whereupon the court gave her liberty to live apart from her husband, vntil the court shall otherwise order," he to "appareil her suitably and furnish her with bed and beding and such like nesesaryes, and to alow her ten pounds yearly to maintain her while shee shal bee thuse absent from him; and for the prformance heerof doe require that hee put in cecurtie." "2condly. For that hee hath greatly defamed and otherwise abused his said wife in the prmises, wee adjudge him to stand in the street or market place by the post, with an inscription ouer him that may declare to the world his vnworthy carriages towards his wife." (Marginal note.) "Att the earnest request of his wife this prte of the centence was remited and not executed." 3rd • * • wte j^ amerce him to pay a fine of twenty pound to the vse of the colonic" {Plym. Col. Rec. IV. 125-6.)

This same matter had first come up on the wife's complaint, in June, 1665, and again in October of the same year. They seem never to have become reconciled, as in July, 1668, he engaged'to pay towards his wife's maintainance "a barrel of beife, a barrel of porke, * * a good cow, not to exceed eight yeare old," etc. "at the now dwelling house of John Williams, in Scituate, the second Tuesday in May next. (Plym. Col. Rec. IV. 191.)

1665. Oct. 3 John Williams Junir is alowed and appointed by the court to bee guardian unto John Barker, and is required by the court to bringe him vp in the way of education and learning soe as may bee to his advantage and healp when hee comes to bee of age, by putting him forth to a trad," etc.* (Plym. Col. Rec. IV. 108.)

1666. 31 Oct. Trustram Hull attested an apology of William Nicarson for defaming Thomas Hinckley. (Plym. Col.Rec. iv. 135)

1666-7. 5 Mar- "Letters of adminnestration was graunted by the court vnto Joseph Holley and Marke Redley, to adminestcr on the estate of Mr. Trustram Hull of Barnstable, deceased."

Source: "Genealogy of the Blish Family in America, 1637-1905"

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Captain Tristam Hull's Timeline

Northleigh, Devon, England
September 30, 1645
Age 21
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
March 30, 1650
Age 26
Barnstable, Plymouth Colony
June 2, 1652
Age 28
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
March 4, 1654
Age 30
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
February 6, 1656
Age 32
Barnstable, Barnstable, MA
December 30, 1666
Age 42
February 22, 1667
Age 43
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts
September 25, 1937
Age 43