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James Hill

Birthplace: Lyme Regis, Dorset, England
Death: Died in Lyme Regis, Dorset, England
Place of Burial: Lyme Regis, Dorset, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of William Hill, of Poundisford and Anne Hill
Husband of Judith Hill
Father of Sarah Fry; James Hill; Mary Goodwin; Benjamin Hill; Judith Hill and 3 others
Brother of Roger Hill, MP; Eleanor Hill; Alexander Hill; Ignatius Hill; Robert Hill and 6 others
Half brother of Joanna Latham; Benjamin Hill; Lucy Lawrence; Thomas Hills and John Hill

Occupation: Mayor, Lyme Regis in 1603, MAYOR OF LYME REGIS, ENGLAND
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About James Hill



Picture: early flag of Dorsetshire, England. James Hill

  • b. 1545, Lyme Regis, Dorset (alternate birthplace Barnstaple, Devonshire, England)
  • occ. Mayor Of Lyme Regis
  • married Judith Jourdain
  • d. 5 May 1621, Lyme Regis, Dorset, Age: 76
  • Re. b. 1550, Lyme Regis, Dorset5 d. 1620, Lyme Regis, Dorset, Age: 70


  1. Sarah Hill [EWC Anc]
  2. Mary Hill
  3. William Hill
  4. James Hill
  5. Benjamin Hill
  6. Judith Hill
  7. Elizabeth Hill


The New England historical and genealogical register, Volume 49: James Hill of Lyme Regis Dorset merchant 10 May 1620 proved 5 May 1621. The poor of Lyme Regis. To my son James Hill ten pounds. To my son Benjamin all that part of my house in Cumb street in Lyme Regis in which he now dwelleth and the little garden now likewise in his occupation for the term of lour score and ten years if he so long shall live I give him in money twenty pounds and also those six silver spoons which I bought of him and I do forgive and discharge him from the payment of such money as he doth owe me. To James Hill son of Benjamin twenty pounds. To the other four children of my said son Benjamin twenty marks apiece viz to Anne, Elizabeth, Jane, and Benjamin to be bestowed and employed for their good until their several ages of one and twenty years or days of marriage. I do give unto my son William Hill twenty shillings. To my daughter Sarah Fry twenty pounds and to her three children Tristram, William, and Mary twenty pounds apiece. To my daughter Mary Hill two hundred pounds within one year next after my decease. To my daughter Judith a silver spoon. To my said son Benjamin all my wearing apparel except my best gown. All the rest of my lands goods and chattels not formerly given I do give and bequeath unto my sonne in Lawes William Frye and William Kirridge whom I do heteby ordain and appoint to be my whole executors &c John Cogins the elder a witness. Dale, 35. The above will ought to be read in connection with the Jurdain wills here given and that of Mrs Mary Godwyn referred to in previous note. HF Waters


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James Hill's Timeline

Lyme Regis, Dorset, England
February 6, 1555
Age 8
February 6, 1555
Age 8
Barnstaple, Devonshire, England
Age 25
Lyme Regis, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
Age 31
Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, England
Age 33
Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, England
Age 35
Lyme Regis, Dorset, England
Age 37
Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, England
Age 39
Lyme Regis, Dorset, England