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Elizabeth Heard (Hull)

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Northleigh, Devon, England
Death: November 30, 1706 (74-82)
Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Rev. Joseph Hull and "Joanna," 1st wife of Rev. Joseph Hull
Wife of Capt. John Heard
Mother of Mary Elizabeth Leathers; Benjamin Heard; Mary Ham; Abigail Jones; Elizabeth Nute and 5 others
Sister of Joanna Davis; Joseph Hull; Captain Tristam Hull; Temperance Bickford; Griselda Hull and 1 other
Half sister of Hopewell Hull; Capt. Benjamin Hull; Naomi Daniels; Ruth Hull; Reuben Hull and 7 others

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About Elizabeth Heard

At the time of the Indian massacre on 28 June 1689, she was coming up the river at night with one daughter and three sons. Her escape from the massacre was narrated by Cotton Mather in one of his works. After the massacre she was urged to take refuge at Portsmouth, but refused, and held her husband's frontier garrison against the Indians for the remainder of the war. Pike's Journal says, "Old widow Heard (commonly called Dame Heard) deceased after a short illness with fever. She was a grave and pious woman, even the mother of virtue and piety."

Descendants of Rev. Joseph Hull

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2. ELIZABETH2 HULL (REV. JOSEPH1) was born Abt. 1628 in (Was 7, in 1635, when family left England), and died November 30, 1706. She married JOHN HEARD.


Spouse: John Heard

Notes for JOHN HEARD:

John Heard was a master carpenter. His age is unknown, but his wife was born in 1628.

In 1647, John was fined for calling Edward Godfrey, Governor of York County, Maine, "Old Knave". (Much is written of Godfrey in Noyes, "Dictionary of ME & NH". John was also in trouble for criticizing Cpt. Champernowne. (his genealogy is in Heard File)

John was fined 30 June, 1647 for speaking against him. In October of 1650, John was sued by Wither's attny for burning a house. Judgment was for John to rebuild the house. It is thought he burned it because after building it, he was not paid.

In 1650 John Heard was living on Champernowne's Island in Kittery, and was buying lands in York. His deed from a Mr. Hook, 18 July 1650, states he had already built and fenced there. He had left York in June 1648 when he sold his York home to John Parker, carpenter, of Marblehead, but was back again in 1651.

In Dover, NH, where he was permanently settled by 1654, he was much relied on by Major Waldren. John Heard's "mark" on legal papers was a carpenter's square.

"Illustrated Hist. of York Co., ME", "The first selectmen of Kittery, after incorporation in 1647 were Nicholas Shapleigh, JOHN HEARD, and Nicholas Frost."

His wife, Elizabeth (HULL), daughter of Reverend Joseph Hull, is commen. by Reverends Cotton Mather and John Pike.

Children of ELIZABETH HULL and JOHN HEARD are:

i. BENJAMIN3 HEARD, b. February 20, 1643/44.

ii. KATHERINE HEARD, b. Abt. 1647.


Katherine, born about 1647, died young.

iii. MARY HEARD, b. January 26, 1649/50.

More About MARY HEARD:

Spouse: John Ham

iv. ABIGAIL HEARD, b. August 2, 1651.


Spouse: Jenkin Jones

v. ELIZABETH HEARD, b. September 15, 1653.


Spouse: James Nute

Spouse 2: Lt. William Furber

vi. HANNAH HEARD, b. November 25, 1655.


Spouse: John Nason

vii. JOHN HEARD, b. February 24, 1658/59.

viii. JOSEPH HEARD, b. January 4, 1660/61.

3. ix. SAMUEL HEARD, b. August 4, 1663, Dover, New Hampshire; d. February 20, 1696/97.

x. TRISTRAM HEARD, b. March 4, 1666/67.

xi. NATHANIEL HEARD, b. September 22, 1668.

xii. DORCAS HEARD, b. Abt. 1684.


Spouse: Jabez Garland??


Elizabeth HULL (Joseph3, Thomas2, Richard1). Born in 1626 in prob. Somersetshire, England. Elizabeth died in Dover, Stratford Co., NH, on 30 Nov 1706; she was 80. In 1643 when Elizabeth was 17, she married John HEARD, in York, ME. John died on 17 Jan 1688/1689 in Dover, Strafford Co., NH. Occupation: Shipmaster / Sea Captain. They had the following children:

i. Benjamin. Born on 20 Feb 1644/1645 in Dover, Strafford Co., NH. Benjamin died bef 1703; he was 58.< Benjamin married Elizabeth ROBERTS.

ii. William. Born bef 1655 in Dover, Strafford Co., NH. William died on 1 Nov 1676; he was 21.

iii. Mary. Born on 26 Jan 1649/1650 in Dover, Strafford Co., NH. Mary died in 1706; she was 56. On 6 May 1668 when Mary was 19, she married John HAM.

iv. Abigail. Born on 2 Aug 1651 in Dover, Strafford Co., NH. Abigail died aft 1687; she was 35. Abigail married Jenkin JONES.

v. Elizabeth. Born on 15 Sep 1653 in Dover, Strafford Co., NH. Elizabeth died aft 1687; she was 33. Elizabeth first married James NUTE. Elizabeth second married William FURBUR.

vi. Hannah. Born on 25 Nov 1655 in Dover, Strafford Co., NH. In 1674 when Hannah was 18, she married John NASON.

vii. John. Born on 24 Feb 1658/1659 in Dover, Strafford Co., NH. John died ca 1703; he was 44. John married Jane COLE.

viii. Joseph (Died Young). Born on 4 Jan 1660/1661 in Dover, Strafford Co., NH.

ix. Samuel. Born on 4 Aug 1663 in Dover, Strafford Co., NH. Samuel died ca 1696; he was 32. In 1686 when Samuel was 22, he married Experience OTIS.

x. Catherine. Born on 4 Mar 1666/1667 in Dover, Strafford Co., NH.

xi. Tristram. Born on 4 Mar 1666/1667 in Dover, Strafford Co., NH. Tristram died bef 3 Jun 1734; he was 68. Tristram married Abigail ?.

xii. Nathaniel. Born on 20 Sep 1668 in Dover, Strafford Co., NH. Nathaniel died on 3 Apr 1700; he was 31. Nathaniel married Sarah ?

xiii. Dorcas. Born in 1669 in Dover, Strafford Co., NH.

xiv. Experience. Born in Dover, Strafford Co., NH.

xv. James. Born in Dover, Strafford Co., NH.

Escaped from capture by Native Americans in 1689.

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Elizabeth Heard's Timeline

Northleigh, Devon, England
Age 12
February 20, 1643
Age 15
Dover, New Hampshire, United States
January 26, 1649
Age 21
Dover,Strafford,New Hampshire,USA
Age 23
September 15, 1653
Age 25
Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States
November 25, 1655
Age 27
Dover, Province of New Hampshire
August 4, 1663
Age 35
Dover, NH
March 4, 1666
Age 38
Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA