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Charles Hill

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Barlow, Derbyshire, , England
Death: Died in New London, New London, Connecticut, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of George Hill and Mary Hills
Husband of Ruth Hill and Rachel Hill
Father of Jane Hill; Charles Hill, Jr.; Ruth Hill; Jonathan Hill of New London; Child Hill and 1 other
Brother of Capt. Joseph Hills; Abigail Hills; John Hills; Rebecca Hills; Abraham Hills and 1 other

Occupation: married 7/2/1668 in New London CT
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About Charles Hill

  • BREWSTER, Ruth
  • b. 3 OCT 1631 Plymouth, Plymouth, Mass.
  • d. 1 MAY 1677 New London, New London, CT.
  • Parents:
  • Father: BREWSTER, Jonathan
  • Mother: OLDHAM, Lucretia
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 14 MAR 1650/1
  • Spouse: PICKETT, John
  • b. 1629
  • d. 16 AUG 1667 At sea
  • Family:
  • Marriage: JUL 1668 New London, New London, CT.
  • Spouse: HILL, Charles
  • b. ABT 1625 England
  • d. OCT 1684 New London, New London, CT.
  • Children:
    • HILL, Jane b. 9 DEC 1669 New London, New London, CT.
    • HILL, Charles
    • HILL, Ruth b. ABT 1672 New London, New London, CT.
    • HILL, Jonathan
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_30.htm#37

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  • Genealogical guide to the early settlers of America: with a brief history of ... By Henry Whittemore

http://books.google.com/books?id=cSrlHHj2AFcC&pg=PA256&lpg=PA256&dq=Thomas+Hill+1660&source=bl&ots=rGddvnLdov&sig=EopwyoBiQtvuUOSgIQCWZhF8K1s&hl=en&ei=PeKCTYa-LIy8sQO9kIDmAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CDIQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=Thomas%20Hill%201660&f=false

  • Pg. 254-256
  • CHARLES HILL, New London, came from Maryland, 1665, but was born in Barlow, near Chesterfield, in Derbysh.; son of George; was a merchant of distinction, partner with the Christophers, going to and from Barbadoes. From that island he brought the first news of the great fire in London, 1666, as set forth in his letter to Gov. Winthrop. (See 3 Mass. Hist. Coll., X, 66.) He married 1668, Ruth, widow of John Picket; had Jane, born 1669; Charles, 1671; Ruth, bapt. 1673, and Jonathan, 1674; his wife, daughter of Jonathan Brewster, died 1677, and he married 1678 Rachel, daughter of Deputy Gov. John Mason, who with infant child died next year. He was a useful man, clerk of Co. Court, and recorder of the town; died 1684.
  • Pg. 421
  • PICKET, JOHN, New London; married Ruth, daughter of Jonathan Brewster; had Mary, Ruth, William; John, born 1656; Adam, 1658; and Mercy, 1661. He was an active merchant, had good estate, and died 1667. His widow married Charles Hill, who, in 1670, obtained from the Col. comfirmat. of a grant of 600 acres, made by Uncas to P.; Mary married, 1672, Benjamin Shapley; Ruth married Rev. Moses Noyes, of Lyme; and Mercy married, 1682 Samuel Fosdick, and next, John Arnold. Boyd's Conesus, N. Y., 168; Orcutt's Hist. New Milford, Ct., 751; Orcutt's Hist. Stratford, Ct., 1268; Savage's Gen. Dict., III, 423; Stiles' Hist. Windsor, Ct., II, 607.

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  • History of Montville, Connecticut: Formerly the North Parish of New London ...
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=pJU0Fw3ZqNUC&lpg=PA424&ots=XCUyIDxiyQ&dq=Jonathan%20hill%201674%20Sherwood&pg=PA422#v=onepage&q=Jonathan%20hill%201674%20Sherwood&f=false
  • Pg.422
  • The earliest account we have of the ancestor of the Hills, who first settled at New London, and afterwards at Montville, is of date June 26, 1665, when Charles Hill and Christopher Christophus formed a copartnership in trading, it being the first of which any record is found in New London. .... etc.
  • Charles Hill was a son of George Hill of Barley, Derby-
  • Pg.423
  • shire, England, This George Hill was probably the one who "came from England to Virginia, 20 June, 1635," the record says "from the town of Gravesend." He probably settled in Virginia or Maryland, and his son Charles coming from the South, as the record shows that he formerly resided on a plantation in Maryland, and indicates that the connection between these person was that of father and son.
  • Charles Hill married first, Ruth (Brewster) Picket, 16 July, 1668, widow of John Picket of New London, and daughter of Jonathan Brewster, whose father, William Brewster, was one of the band of Pilgrims that arrived at Plymouth in the Mayflower, December, 1620. The son came over in the Fortune, which arrived 10 Nov., 1621. Mrs. Hill died with her infant child, 30 April, 1677. He afterwards married Rachel Mason, 12 June, 1678, daughter of Major John Mason, deputy governor of the colony.
  • She and her infant child died in 1679. He died in Oct., 1684.
  • Children.
    • 2. Jane, b. 9 Dec., 1669.
    • 3. Charles, b. 16 Oct., 1671; m. Abigail Fox.
    • 4. Ruth, b. Oct., 1673; died young.
    • 5. Jonathan, b. Dec., 1674; m. Mary Sherwood.
  • II. CHARLES (3), b. 16 Oct., 1671, son of Charles Hill and Ruth (Brewster) Picket; married Abigail Fox, daughter of Samuel Fox and Mary Lester.
  • .... etc.

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"John Picket ye sonne of John Picket and Ruth his wife born ye 25 July 1656.

  • Adam Pickett, son of John and Ruth Pickett born November 15 1658.
  • Mary Pickett, daughter of John and Ruth Pickett born January 16 1659-60.
  • Charles Hill, sonn of George Hill of Barley in Dartshire old England was married unto Ruth Pickett the widow of John Picket 16 July 1668.
  • Jane Hill, ye daughter of Charles and Ruth Hill was born 3 in ye morning 9 of Sept. 1669.
  • Jonathan Hill son of Charles and Ruth Hill was born ye December 1673-4.
  • Ruth Hill, wife Charles Hill died 30 April, 1677

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  2 JONATHAN2 BREWSTER (William1), came in the ship Fortune in November, 1621. He "marryed Lucretia Oldham, of Darby, the 10th Aprill. 1624." (See illustration of facsimile of pages in the Brewster Book.) "She was probably a sister of John Oldham, who came to Plymouth on his 'perticular,' about 1623, and who was called 'brother' by Jonathan."* Jonathan Brewster died in Connecticut, August 7, 1659, and was buried in the Brewster Cemetery at Brewster's Neck, Preston. His wife, Lucretia, died March 4, 1678-9. 
  • .... etc.
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/brewstergenealog190801jone#page/14/mode/1up
  • Children, i-iii born at Plymouth, iv Jones River, v-viii Dusxbury:*
    • i .... etc.
    • http://www.archive.org/stream/brewstergenealog190801jone#page/16/mode/1up
    • http://www.archive.org/stream/brewstergenealog190801jone#page/17/mode/1up
    • iv. RUTH, b. Oct. 3, 1631; d. at New London, Conn., May 1 1677 (Apr. 30, N. L. Town Rec.); m. 1st, March 14, 1651, John Pickett,* of New London, who "dyed at Sea returning from Barbadoes," Aug. 16, 1667 (N. L. T. Rec.); m. 2d, July 2, 1668 (July 16, N. L. T. Rec.), Charles Hill, formerly of London, son of George Hill, of Barley in Derbyshire. He d. Oct., 1684. Res. New London. . . . .
      • 1 Mary Pickett, d. Jan. 15, 1734-5; m. at New London, Apr. 10, 1672 Capt. Benjamin Shapley, son of Nicholas Shapley, of Charlestown, Mass. He d. Aug. 3, 1706. Res. New London, A mariner. 8 chn.
      • 2 Ruth Pickett, d. Sept. 14, 1690, aged 36 (g. s. at Old Lyme); m. Rev. Moses Noyes, the first minister of Lyme, Conn., son of Rev. James and Sarah (Brown) Noyes, of Newbury, Mass., b. at N. Dec. 6, 1643; d. at L. Nov. 10, 1729. Res. Lyme. He was grad. from Harvard Coll. 4 or more chn.
      • 3 John Pickett, b July 25, 1656; d. at sea; unm.
      • 4 Adam Pickett, b. Nov. 15, 1658; d. at sea, 1691; m. May 16, 1680, Hannah, dau. of Daniel and Grace (Brewster) Wetherell, of New London; b. March 21, 1659-60. (Grace3 Brewster, Jonathan2, Wm.1). See her rec. 2 chn.
      • 5. Mercy Pickett, b. Jan. 16, 1660-1; d. at New London, Nov. 28, 1725; m. 1st at N. L. Nov. 1, 1682, Capt. Samuel Fosdick, son of Serg. John and Anna (Shapley) Fosdick, of Charlestown, Mass.; b. there Dec. 15, 1655; d. at N. L. Aug. 27. 1702; m. 2d, Dec 6, 1703, John Arnold, who d. at N. L. Aug., 1725, aged 73. Samuel Fosdick served in the Narragansett War; was lieut. of Foot Co. at New London, 1690, and capt. 1697; was deputy from New London to the General Court of Conn., 1694-8 and 1700. "He was one of the owners of Plum
      • http://www.archive.org/stream/brewstergenealog190801jone#page/18/mode/1up
      • Island and had thereon a farm under cultivation, well stocked and productive. His residence in town (New London) was on what was then called Fosdick's Neck." 8 Fosdick and 2 Arnold chn.
      • 6 William Pickett, d at sea abt. 1690; unm.
      • 7 Jane Hill, b. Dec. 9, 1669.
      • 8 Charles Hill, b. Oct. 16, 1671; m. Aug. 28, 1701, Abigail, dau. of Samuel and mary (Lester) Fox, of N. L. Res. New London, 3 chn.
      • 9 Ruth Hill, bapt. Oct., 1673; prob. d. inf.
      • 10 Jonathan Hill, b. Dec., 1674; m. Mary, dau. of George and May Sharswood, of N. L., bapt. there 1672. 3 chn.
    • 6 v .... etc.

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Charles Hill was a a son of George Hill of Barely, Derbyshire, England. This George Hill was probably the one who "came from England to Virginia, 20 June, 1635," the record says " from the town of Gravesend." He probably settled in Virginia or Maryland, and his son Charles coming from the South, as ' the record shows that he formerly resided on a plantation in Maryland, and indicates that the connection between these persons was that of father and son.

Charles Hill married first, Ruth (Brewster) Picket, 16 July, 1668, widow of John Picket of New London, and daughter of Jonathan Brewster, whose father, William Brewster, was one of the band of Pilgrims that arrived at Plymouth in the Mayflower, December, 1620. The son came over in the Fortune, which arrived 10 Nov., 1621. Mrs. Hill died -with her infant child, 30 April, 1677.

He afterwards married Rachel Mason, 12 June, 1678, daughter of Major John Mason, deputy governor of the colony. She and her infant child died in 1679. He died in Oct., 1684.

Mr. Hill was a girdler by trade. He was chosen town recorder of New London, Feb. 25, 1669-70, and held the office until his death. His handwriting was compact, but not distinct. He was also clerk of the county court at the time of his decease.

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Charles Hill's Timeline

1629
1629
Barlow, Derbyshire, , England
1669
December 9, 1669
Age 40
New London, CT
1671
October 16, 1671
Age 42
New London, CT
1673
October 1673
Age 44
New London, CT
1674
December 27, 1674
Age 45
New London, CT
1677
April 27, 1677
Age 48
New London, CT 27 Apr 1677
1684
October 1684
Age 55
New London, New London, Connecticut, USA
1935
January 12, 1935
Age 55