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Valentine Hill

Birthplace: Of, London, England
Death: before 1662
north side of Oyster Bay, Durham Village, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Immediate Family:

Son of William Hill and Katherine Hill
Husband of Frances Hill and Mary Knight
Father of Hannah Boies; Mary Buss; Capt. Nathaniel Hill and francis hill

Managed by: Richard Arthur Neary
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Immediate Family

About Valentine Hill

Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby, and Walter Goodwin Davis Portland, ME 1928-1939; Reprint, Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Page: p. 330

Valentine Hill moved from London, where he and his brother John were merchants, to Boston in early 1636. During 1636-1649, Valentine acquired a good deal of land in central Boston including land along the waterfront which is close to the area which presently occupies Fanuel Hall and Quincy Market. In 1641, he was elected as one of the "Selectmen" for Boston, the equivalent of a modern-day city council. His main business appears to have been as a trader -- exporting and importing products such as tobacco, indian corn, sugar, cattle, etc.


  1. Frances. Oldest daughter Hannah married Antipas Boies of Boston. 4 more children died young.
  2. Mary Eaton. 5 children baptized in Bpston between 1646 - 1651: Joseph, John, Samuel, Mary & Elizabeth. Mary married Rev. Nathaniel Buss of Dover. Also son Capt. Nathaniel married Sarah Nutt, as below.


"Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Book", Vol. C 11:

Valentine's youngest son, Nathaniel, was the only heir to survive the lengthy legal entanglement of the Hill estate. In 1797 he renounced his ownership of the 500 acre farm that his father had left him in order to clear the estate. He had married Sarah Nutter in about 1680 and they had five children (Valentine, Samuel, Sarah, Abigail and Mary). Captain Nathaniel Hill was a deacon in the church at Oyster River and was prominent as an official of the town of Durham as well. Nathaniel died in Durham in 1741 and was said to have "lost his reason" during the finalmonths of his long life. Time line:

  • 1610 (Abt.) Valentine Hill Born Lincolnshire, England
  • 1636 (Abt.) Valentine Hill Arrives Colonies Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1649 Valentine Hill Moves to Oyster River Durham, New Hampshire,
  • etc. etc.

Valentine Hill was born on March 23, 1611 in Winthorpe Parish,Lincolnshire, England. He was the fifth child of William and Elizabeth Hill who married about 1600. Valentines father, William, was the son of Thomas Hill (born abt. 1550) and his wife Ann. Valentine Hill's brothers were William, Christopher, Thomas and John. His sisters were Ann,Elizabeth and Mary. Socially, the family were "Gentry" or "Squires" and were listed in "Lincolnshire Gentry" in 1625.




  1. 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). 662. Daniel Warner, b. May 30, 1699; m. Dec. 15, 1720, Sarah Hill, daughter of Capt. Nathaniel and Sarah (Nutt) Hill, and granddaughter of 'VALENTINE HILL by his wife MARY, dau. of Gov. Theophilus EATON.
  2. John Hill of Dover in 1649 : and some of his descendants [database on-line]. Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: Lapham, William Berry,. John Hill of Dover in 1649 : and some of his descendants. Augusta Me.: Maine Farmer Job Print., 1889. Page 5.
  3. Warwickshire County Record Office: Messrs. Heath and Blenkinsop MESSRS. HEATH AND BLENKINSOP Catalogue Ref. CR 611 Creator(s): Heath and Blenkinsop of Warwickshire, solicitors CLIENTS' DEEDS AND PAPERS: LARGER ACCUMULATIONS ANCASTER PAPERS Property in Winthorpe FILE - Conveyance of a messuage and 28 acres for £300 from Valentine Hill of Alford, mercer, and Matthias Whitinge of Croft, yeoman, to Thomas May of Keddington, yeoman - ref. CR 611/898/1 - date: 24 April 1633
  4. James Savage, Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England. VALENTINE, Boston 1636, a mercer from London, I think, ar. co. 1638, freem. 13 May 1640, and on Sunday foll. was, with Jacob Eliot, ord. deae. by w. Frances, wh. d. 17 Feb. 1646, had Hannah, bapt. 17 Mar. 1639; John, b. 1 Sept. 1640, d. soon; Eliz. 12, bapt. 19 Dec. 1641, d. young; Joseph, and Benjamin, tw. 19, bapt. 23 June 1644, both d. soon; by sec. w. Mary, d. of Gov. Eaton, adm. of our ch. 15 May 1647, he had John, bapt. 22 Aug. 1647; and Nathaniel, b. 31 Mar. 1660. He was of great public spirit, grantee in 1641, with others, of the town, or Bendall's dock, and the week foll. was made a selectman, rechos. 1642, 3, 4, 5 and 6; interest in the Ids. at Dover, and prob. liv. some time there, was rep. 1652-5 and 7, and d. 1662. His wid. m. perhaps John Lovering of Dover, and next, Ezekiel Knight of Wells. Hannah m. 24 Jan. 1660, Antipas Boyce.
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Valentine Hill's Timeline

March 23, 1611
London, England
December 29, 1649
Age 38
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
March 1, 1659
Age 47
Durham Village, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Age 50
Durham Village, Rockingham, New Hampshire