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Katherine Hill (Post)

Also Known As: "Katern (Post) Chalker"
Birthplace: Hollingbourne, Kent, England
Death: September 18, 1694
Guilford ?, New Haven, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Lt. Stephen Post and Eleanor Langley Post
Wife of Alexander Chalker and John Hill, of Guilford
Mother of Samuel Chalker, Sr.; Katherine / Katern Jordan; Abraham Chalker; Jane Kelsey; Stephen Chalker and 3 others
Sister of John Post; Thomas Post; Lt. Abraham Post and Joseph Post

Managed by: Patrick James Spain
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About Katherine Hill

Katherine Post widow Chalker married John Hill on 23 Sep 1673 in prob Guilford, New Haven Co, CT.

An inventory of her estate was exhibited and accepted at a session in New London on 18 September 1694. Administration was granted to Abraham Chalker, expressly called "her Son."

  • Other marriages: Chalker, Alexander



  • New England Historical and Genealogical Register 2006, Vol. 160 January.


Genealogies of Connecticut Families Vol II Notes on the Family of John Hill of Guilford,Conn: pages 163-165 NOTES ON THE FAMILY OF JOHN HILL OF GUILFORD, CONN. By:Edwin A. Hill, Esq., of Washington, D. C.

"He was twice married: First to Frances ------, prior to his arrival at Guilford, and, according to Dr. Talcott, before his emigration; and second to Katharine Chalker. "John Hill of Guilford m. Katern Chalker 23 September, 1673." (Records of Saybrook, Ct., in REGISTER, IV., 138.) Savage (II., 417) says she was "probably the widow of Alexander Chalker," concerning whom Hinman, in his "Early Puritan Settlers," page 517, remarks: "Alexander Chalker was an early settler in Saybrook; on page 96, vol. 1, at Saybrook, he m. Kathrine Post, Sept. 29, 1649, and had issue," among others, "4. Catern, b. Sept. 8, 1657; m. John Hill, of Greenfield [Guilford], 1673." If we follow Hinman, she was only sixteen years old when she became John Hill's second wife, at which time his eldest son was nearly thirty-three years old; but Savage is most likely correct."

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Katherine Hill's Timeline

September 15, 1627
Hollingbourne, Kent, England
September 15, 1627
Hollingbourne, Kent, England
September 8, 1650
Age 22
April 22, 1651
Age 23
Old Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
April 27, 1653
Age 25
September 8, 1657
Age 29
November 8, 1657
Age 30
Saybrook, Connecticut
October 19, 1659
Age 32
March 25, 1662
Age 34
Old Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States