Person:Charles Hill (31)

m. 2 Jul 1668
  • HCharles Hillest 1630 - 1684
  • WRachel Mason1648 - 1679
m. 12 Jun 1678
  1. Unknown Hill1679 - 1679
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Charles Hill
Gender Male
Birth[1] est 1630 Barlow, Derbyshire, England (probably)Rough estimate.
Residence[1] 1665 New London, New London, Connecticut, United States
Marriage 2 Jul 1668 New London, New London, Connecticut, United Statesto Ruth Brewster
Marriage 12 Jun 1678 New London, New London, Connecticut, United Statesto Rachel Mason
Death[1] Oct 1684 New London, New London, Connecticut, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Caulkins, Frances Manwaring. History of New London, Connecticut (1895): from the first survey of the coast of 1612, to 1860. (New London, Connecticut: H.D. Utley, 1895), 307-08.

    Charles Hill, died in October, 1684

    The first copartnership in trading at New London, of which we have any knowledge, is that of Hill and Christophers, 'Charles Hill, of London, guirdler, and Christopher Christophers, mariner.' The earliest date respecting them is June 26th, 1665, when they purchased a warehouse that had been John Tinker's, on Mill Cove. Hill, though styled of London, had previously been at the south, for in 1668, he assigned to Robert Prowse, merchant, all right to a plantation in Maryland, with milch cows and small cattle, &c, which had been four years jointly owned and cultivated by them.

    Mr. Hill was chosen recorder of the town, February 25th, 1669-70, and held the office till his death. His handwriting was compact and neat, but not distinct. He was also clerk of the county court at the time of his decease. His first marriage is thus recorded: 'Charles, son to George Hill, of Barley, Derbyshire, Esq., was married July 16, 1668, to Ruth, widow of John Picket.' Children—Jane, born December 9th, 1669; Charles, October 16th, 1671; Ruth, baptized October, 1673, probably died in infancy; Jonathan, born December, 1674. Ruth, wife of Charles Hill, died April 30th, 1677. Charles Hill married, second, June 12th, 1678, Rachel, daughter of Major John Mason, deputy governor of the colony. This second wife and her infant child died in 1679."

  2. Charles Hill, in Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 2:415.

    "Charles (Hill), New London, came from Maryland 1665, but was b. in Barlow, near Chesterfield in Derbysh. s. of George, was a merch. of distinct. partner with the Christophers, going to and from Barbados. From that isl. he brot. the first news of the gr. fire in London 1666, as set forth in his let. to Gov. Winthrop of 16 Jan. foll. See 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. X. 66. He m. 16 July 1668, Ruth, wid. of John Picket, had Jane, b. 9 Dec. 1669; Charles, 16 Oct. 1671; Ruth, bapt. 29 Oct. 1673, and Jonathan, Dec. 1674; his w. d. of Jonathan Brewster, d. 30 Apr. 1677, and he m. 12 June 1678, Rachel, d. of dep.-gov. John Mason, wh. with inf. ch. d. 4 Apr. of next yr. He was a useful man, recorder of the town, and clk. of the Co. Court, and d. 1684."