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Dorothy Bill (Tuttle)

Also Known As: "Dorothie", "Tuthill"
Birthdate: (46)
Birthplace: City of London, Middlesex, England
Death: December 10, 1638 (46)
Probably Ringstead Parish, Northamptonshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Lieutenant Symon Tuttle and Isabel Elizabeth Tuttle
Wife of John William Bill and James Bill
Mother of James Bill, Sr; Thomas Bill; John Bill; Mary Bill; Philip Bill and 2 others
Sister of Henry Tuttle; Richard Tuttle; Simon Tuttle; John Tuttle; Thomas Tuttle and 3 others

Managed by: Francis Gene Dellinger
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About Dorothy Bill

  • The descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, who came from old to New England in 1635, and settled in New Haven in 1639, with numerous biographical notes and sketches : also, some account of the descendants of John Tuttle, of Ipswich; and Henry Tuthill, of Hingham, Mass. (1883)
  • Probably Richard Tuttle had no other children than those who came with him in the Planter. The 'wid. Dorothy Bill* lived at his house and was probably his sister. By order of the court he was to be responsible for her "or anything about her." supposed to mean that he would support her and her children.
  • '*John and Dorothy Bill, son James, a. 21, and dau. Mary, a. 11, came over in the Planter, 1635, and had besides, probably Thomas and Philip. John Bill d. in Boston, 12th month, 1638; believed to be son of John Bill, bap. 1575, who appears in London, 1643. as publisher to King James, after receiving the royal license as King's Printer......
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  • Full text of "Encyclopedia of Connecticut biography, genealogical-memorial; representative citizens;"
  • BILL, William Coe,
  • Manufacturer and Importer.
  • The Bill family of England has an ancient and honorable record, extending back almost to the beginning of the use of surnames in that country. The name means a kind of weapon, and the progenitor doubtless took his surname from his occupation in war, a bill-man. A bill was a kind of battle-ax. The family came originally from Denmark, according to the best authority and located in Shropshire. England, where for some five centuries it has been numerous and prominent, and also in Wiltshire and Stafifordshire. Dr. Thomas Bill, born 1490, a prominent physician, was an attendant of Princess Elizabeth. John Bill, born 1576, was a well-known publisher of London, "publisher to King James I., Most Excellent Majestic" in 1613, and one of the first books that he published was written by the king. After he received his royal license his place of business became known as Printing House Square, by which it is still known. John Bill married Anne Mountford, authoress of a book entitled "Mirror of Modestie," published in 1621. She died May 3, 1621, aged thirty-three years. He married (second) Joan Franklin, of Throwley, County Kent. He made his will in 1630; was buried at St. Anne's, Blackfriars. London. He left a legacy to the parish of Much Wenlock, where he was born. Children by first wife : 'John, mentioned below' ; Anne ; Charles, who succeeded his father as publisher ; Henry; Mary.
  • 'The Bill coat-of-arms is described : Ermine two wood-bills (battle-axes) sable with long handles proper in saltire a chief azure, a pale or, charged with a rose gules between two pelicans' heads erased at the neck, argent. There was a William Bill buried at Westminster Abby and the coat-of-arms are engraved on his tomb.
  • (II) 'John (2) Bill, son of John (i) Bill, was the immigrant ancestor, according to the researches of the author of the Bill genealogy. With his wife Dorothy he came to this country before 1635. Their children, John, aged thirteen, and Marie, aged eleven years, came to Boston in 1635, John in the ship "Hopewell' and Marie in the ship "Planter." John Bill died in 1638, and a month later Richard Tuttle became responsible to the town for Dorothy Bill, widow, "sojourner at his house" and "for anything about her." It is believed that she was Tuttle's sister. From John Bill all of the surname in this country are descended. Children: James, born in England in 1615; Thomas, born about 1618; Philip, mentioned below ; John, born 1622 ; Mary, 1624.
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  • Historic homes and places and genealogical and personal memoirs ..., Volume 4 edited by William Richard Cutter
  • Pg. 1910
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Dorothy Bill's Timeline

City of London, Middlesex, England
November 23, 1615
Age 23
London, Middlesex, , England
Age 26
London, Middlesex, England
Age 30
Age 32
April 1629
Age 37
Ringstead, Northamptonshire, England
December 10, 1638
Age 46
Probably Ringstead Parish, Northamptonshire, England
November 23, 1920
Age 46