Person:John Hillier (2)

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John Hillier
b.bef 1612
  • HJohn Hillierbef 1612 - 1655
  • WAnn Unknownbef 1617 - 1686
m. bef 1637
  1. Mary Hilliard1639 - aft 1680
  2. Sergeant James Hillier1644 - 1720
  3. Andrew Hillyer1646 - 1697/98
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Name John Hillier
Gender Male
Birth[1] bef 1612 Based on estimated date of marriage.
Marriage bef 1637 Estimate based on date of birth of eldest known child.
to Ann Unknown
Death[1][2] 16 Jul 1655 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Founders of Windsor, CT
Windsor was the first permanent English settlement in Connecticut. Local indians granted Plymouth settlers land at the confluence of the Farmington River and the west side of the Connecticut River, and Plymouth settlers (including Jonathan Brewster, son of William) built a trading post in 1633. But the bulk of the settlement came in 1635, when 60 or more people led by Reverend Warham arrived, having trekked overland from Dorchester, Massachusetts. Most had arrived in the New World five years earlier on the ship "Mary and John" from Plymouth, England. The settlement was first called Dorchester, and was renamed Windsor in 1637.

See: Stiles History of Ancient Windsor - Thistlewaite's Dorset Pilgrims - Wikipedia entry

Loomis homestead, oldest in CT.
Settlers at Windsor by the end of 1640, per the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor: Abbot - Alford - S. Allen - M. Allyn - Barber - Bartlett - M. (Barrett) (Huntington) Stoughton - Bascomb - Bassett - Benett - Birge - Bissell - Branker - Brewster - Buckland - Buell - Carter - Chappel - D. Clarke - J. Clarke - Cooke - Cooper - Denslow - Dewey - Dibble - Dumbleton - Drake - Dyer - Eels - Eggleston - Filley - Ford - Foulkes - Fyler - Gaylord - Francis Gibbs - William Gilbert - Jere. Gillett - Jon. Gillett - N. Gillett - Grant - Gridley - E. Griswold - M. Griswold - Gunn - Hannum - Hawkes - Hawkins - Hayden - Haynes - Hill - Hillier - Holcombe - Holmes - Holt - Hosford - Hoskins - Hoyte - Hubbard - Huit - Hulbert - Hull - Hurd - Hydes - Loomis - Ludlow - Lush - Marshfield - A. Marshall - T. Marshall - Mason - M. (Merwin) (Tinker) Collins - M. Merwin - Mills - Moore - Newberry - Newell - Oldage - Orton - Osborn - Palmer - Parsons - Parkman - Pattison - Phelps - Phelps - Phillips - Pinney - Pomeroy - Pond - Porter - Preston - Rainend - Randall - Rawlins - Reeves - J. Rockwell - W. Rockwell - B. Rossiter - St. Nicholas - Saltonstall - Samos - M. Sension (St. John) – R. Sension - Sexton - Staires - Starke - F. StilesH. Stiles - J. StilesT. Stiles - Stoughton - Stuckey - Talcott - E. Taylor - J. Taylor - Terry - Thornton - Thrall - Tilley - Tilton - Try - F. (Clark) (Dewey) (Phelps) - Vore - Warham - Weller - Whitehead - A. Williams - J. Williams - R. Williams - Wilton - Winchell - Witchfield - Wolcott - Young
Current Location: Hartford County, Connecticut   Parent Towns: Dorchester, Massachusetts   Daughter Towns: Windsor Locks; South Windsor; East Windsor; Ellington; Bloomfield

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Brainard, Homer Worthington. Crowfoot and Hilliard Families. American Genealogist (D.L. Jacobus). (Jan, Apr 1940), 17:27.

    John1 Hillier is the first of the name in New England. His origin has not been determined. He settled in Windsor, Conn., where he died July 16, 1655. His widow Ann married second, Dec. 9, 1656, John Fitch, and probably lived for some twenty years after the death of John Hillier.

  2. Connecticut, United States. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Windsor:146.

    [Hillyer] John, Sr. d. July 16, 1655 [Vol. MG]