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Frances Austin (unknown)

Also Known As: "Frances Tileton", "Francis Hill"
Birthplace: Chard, Somerset, England
Death: November 18, 1676 (64-72)
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Place of Burial: Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Immediate Family:

Wife of John Hill of Dorchester and Jonah Austin
Mother of John Hill of Sherbourn; Rebecca Gray; Mary Breck; Samuel Hill; Jonathan Hill of Rhode Island and 7 others

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About Frances Austin

Speculated as daughter of Thomas Tilden, I & Ellen Hubbarde Evernden without supporting evidence.

FRANCIS HILL was about 56 years old when JOHN died. She owned and operated the farm for some time after JOHN HILL's death. On February 13,1667/68, the widow HILL was taxed on eighteen acres in the Great Lotts.

Spouse of John Hill of Dorchester: Frances (___),  married in either England or Mass abt 1629, England, per Torrey born say 1610. (First born abt 1630, babies into the 1650's). Torrey notes she may have been "sister of Robert Turner's wife". She was left with a large family when John died, as so often happened in the early days, kids aged from possibly ages under 10 to 21. She then married Jonas Austin of Taunton, Mass, in 1667, three years after his death. She died on November 18, 1676, at Dorchester, age in her  60's. (She had as many as 12 children from 1630-165?).

there was no daughter named Frances

  The 1904 genealogy of John Hill and his descendants, starting in NEHGR 58:157 in installments, shows a daughter, Frances, who married Jonas Austin, and had no children. (Possibly following the same assertion made by Savage, or vice versa.) This was actually the marriage of the WIDOW of John Hill: Frances (__). (See Torrey). The daughter was a "ghost" made up to fit the marriage. There was no such person. (Note, if one counts John, Samuel and Mary, who were mentioned by name in the will, one arrives at twelve children. The genealogy lists 13 children. Subtract the "ghost" of Hannah from that list, and one is back to the twelve we count from the will. The death date given for this "ghost", Nov 18, 1676, is that of the mother: Frances (___) (Hill) Austin.

Links John Hill of Dorchester, Mass., and his descendants by J. Gardner Bartlett. Published 1904 by New-England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston . Written in English.  Page 4-5.

"...dismissed to the church at Taunton June 28, 1674; married as his second wife, Dec. 1667 Jonas Austin, Sr. of Taunton, who d. there July 30 1683. She d. in Dorchester Nov. 18, 1676. No children."


John Hill of Dorchester, Mass., and his descendants by Bartlett, J. Gardner

Publication date 1904

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Frances Austin's Timeline

Chard, Somerset, England
March 14, 1630
Age 22
England, United Kingdom
Age 26
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Age 28
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Age 30
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony
July 12, 1640
Age 32
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
December 1641
Age 33
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
January 8, 1643
Age 35
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
August 1644
Age 36
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts