Person:Frances Hill (33)

  1. Frances Hill1658 - 1736
  2. Richard HillAbt 1660 - 1721/22
Facts and Events
Name Frances Hill
Gender Female
Birth[2][4] 29 Jan 1658 St Dionis Backchurch, City of London, Middlesex, England
Christening[3] 30 Jan 1658 St Dionis Backchurch, City of London, Middlesex, England
Death[2][4] 28 Oct 1736 Sutton at Hone, Kent, EnglandSt John's
Burial[2] Sutton at Hone, Kent, England

1658 - Baptism: Frances HILL the daughter of Mr Abraham HILL Mrcht? was baptised the 30th day of January.

Frances did not marry and had no children. She was a Beneficiary of her father's 1717 Will. Frances came into possession of the family home, St. John's, on the death of her brother Richard.

She had erected a monument to the memory of her father in Sutton at Hone Church, on which the arms are those of the Hills of Shilston in Devonshire

Her tomb in the nave of Sutton Church (there is a photograph at the Find a Grave website) bears the following inscription: Here lieth the body of Mrs. Frances Hill, / Daughter of Abraham Hill, Esq., / and great granddaughter / of William, lord Willoughby of Parham. / She was born 29 Jan. 1658, and died 28 Oct 1736, / and served God in pure virginity, and abstinence / from wine and strong drink, / without a vow. / The number of her years had taken very little / from the Comeliness of her Person, / less from the Vivacity of her Parts, / nothing from the Goodness of her Temper, / which gained her many Friends, and endeared / her to them daily more and more. / After a life of such steady Health, she was taken off / in a three-day sickness; / and in much Christian hope, / to her own great content, / she surrendered her soul, / to God.

She left her estate to her second cousin, William Hill of Carwythenick according to the Visitation of the County of Cornwall. In her Will dated 23 Jul 1722, she bequeathed all her lands and manors to her cousin William Hill of Falmouth, merchant, eldest son of Peter Hill, merchant, of the same place. In a codicil dated 9 May 1730, as William Hill of Falmouth had recently died, she left her estates to his eldest son William, and in default of issue, to Peter, Richard, Abraham, and John successively, the younger sons.

William Hill's widow, Charity Hill, was executrix to Frances, whose will she proved in November 1736.

  1.   Vivian, J. L. (John Lambrick), and Henry H Drake. The visitation of the county of Cornwall, in the year 1620. (London: [Harleian Society], 1874)
    page 230.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Find A Grave.
  3. London Metropolitan Archives, St Dionis Backchurch, Composite register: baptisms 1538 - 1666 and 1668 - 1736/7, marriages 1538 - 1666 and 1674 - 1736, burials 1538 - 1736/7, P69/DIO/A/001/MS017602.
  4. 4.0 4.1 A Family Tree.