James HILL, merchant, mayor 1603, born 1545 Lyme Regis ENG, will dated 5/10/1620, proved 5/5/1621 Lyme Regis Dorset
Spouse: Judith JURDAINE born 1550 Lyme Regis, married 1568-70, died 1620 Lyme Regis
Children: Sarah born 1572 Lyme Regis died ENG; William born c.1595, married Sarah Jurdain 10/28/1619, whose father was Ignatius Jurdain mayor of Exeter, mother was Elizabeth Baskerville, arrived Boston 6/5/1632, removed to CT, she married (2) Greenleaf; Mary born circa 1571, married Godwyn; James; Benjamin; Judith. Not mentioned in will: Charles born circa 1567; Silvester born circa 1556 baptized 2/14/64; Robert baptized 6/22/68; Robert born 2/14/64; Susan born 1547 baptized 12/19/1582; male born circa 1573; female born circa 1575; John born circa 1564 died 9/27/1620 buried same day
Sarah HILL born 1572 Lyme Regis Dorset died ENG
Spouse: William FRY born 1566 Pimpeme Dorset died 1643 ENG
Children: Mary born 1592 Weymouth Dorset died 1/24/1655-6 Dorchester married Walter Harris; Tristram; William emigrated to Weymouth MA died 1642; Hannah married William Rawlings emigrated to America; Thomasine married 1632 John Meggs emigrated to America;
New England His & Genea. Register: James Hill of Lyme Regis Dorset, merchant, 10 May 1620, proved 5 May 1621. The poor of Lyme Regis. To my son James Hill ten pounds. To my son Benjamin all that part of my house in Cumb street in Lyme Regis in which he now dwelleth and the little garden now likewise in his occupation for the term of four score and ten years, if he so long shall live. I give him in money twenty pounds and also those six silver spoons which I bought of him; and I do forgive and discharge him from the payment of such money as he doth owe me. To James Hill, son of Benjamin, twenty pounds. To the other four children of my said son Benjamin, twenty marks apeice, viz, to Anne, Elizabeth, Jane and Benjamin, to be bestowed and employed for their good until their several ages of one and twenty years or days of marriage. I do give unto my son William Hill twenty shillings. To my daughter Sarah Fry twenty pounds and to her three children, Tristram, William and Mary, twenty pounds apiece. To my daughter Mary Hill two hundred pounds, within one year next after my decease. To my daughter Judith a silver spoon. To my said son Benjamin all my wearing apparel (except my best gown). All the rest of my lands, goods and chattels not formerly given I do give and bequeath unto my "sone in Lawes" William Frye and William Kirridge whom I do hereby ordain and appoint to be my whole executors &c. John Cogins the elder a witness. Dale, 35.
Record of the descendants of Vincent Meigs: who came from Dorsetchire: John Jurdaine of Lyme Regis England d fall of 1588 perhaps about 65 years of age and so b 1523 and m 1546 48. He had wife Thomasine and dau Judith say dau Judith b about 1550. Judith Jurdaine b abt 1550. In 1568 70 James Hill also of Lyme Regis b abt 1545 48. They had dau Judith and dau Sarah Fry b about 1570 and 1572 4. James Hill d 1621 aged about 75 or 76 years which would be all right as he had a married dau and probably grandchildren. Sarah Hill dau James above b about 1572 5 m about 1590 95 a Wm Fry. We will suppose he was Wm Fry Sr of Weymouth Eng only a little ways from Lyme Regis. William Fry Sr of Weymouth Eng according to M Fayette Meigs b about 1568 70-1 probably. In about 1590 95 Sarah Hill of Lyme Regis dau of James and Judith Hill and grand dau of John and Thomasine Jurdaine. They had or certainly Wm Fry had whether we give him the correct information or not the following children and probably others. dau Hannah b perhaps 1591 95 whom Wm Rawlins and emigrated to America See Rawlin's Gen; dau Mary b 1593 97 who m Walter Harris and emigrated to America 1632 on ship William and Frances H Weymouth Mass and New London Ct. See Mary Harris will on p 269 Caulkin's Hist ofN L; dau Thomasine b about 1610 12 m 1632 John Meggs and emigrated to America etc etc; son William Jr b about 1600 who emigrated to Weymouth Mass and there d 1642. Gives to Thos Rawlin's Thomas Harris and John Meggs his three sisters youngest children each a kid. See will in NE Reg Vol 2 p 385. We have positive proofs from Rawlin's Gen and Mrs Walter Harris will and William Fry's Jr will that the above four people were brothers and sisters. We have it from Fayette M Meigs of Cal that Thomasine or Tamzin Fry Meigs wife of John Meigs was a dau of William Fry Sr of Weymouth England.
The New England historical and genealogical register, Volume 49: James Hill of Lyme Regis Dorset merchant 10 May 1620 proved 5 May 1621. The poor of Lyme Regis. To my son James Hill ten pounds. To my son Benjamin all that part of my house in Cumb street in Lyme Regis in which he now dwelleth and the little garden now likewise in his occupation for the term of lour score and ten years if he so long shall live I give him in money twenty pounds and also those six silver spoons which I bought of him and I do forgive and discharge him from the payment of such money as he doth owe me. To James Hill son of Benjamin twenty pounds. To the other four children of my said son Benjamin twenty marks apiece viz to Anne, Elizabeth, Jane, and Benjamin to be bestowed and employed for their good until their several ages of one and twenty years or days of marriage. I do give unto my son William Hill twenty shillings. To my daughter Sarah Fry twenty pounds and to her three children Tristram, William, and Mary twenty pounds apiece. To my daughter Mary Hill two hundred pounds within one year next after my decease. To my daughter Judith a silver spoon. To my said son Benjamin all my wearing apparel except my best gown. All the rest of my lands goods and chattels not formerly given I do give and bequeath unto my sonne in Lawes William Frye and William Kirridge whom I do heteby ordain and appoint to be my whole executors &c John Cogins the elder a witness. Dale, 35. The above will ought to be read in connection with the Jurdain wills here given and that of Mrs Mary Godwyn referred to in previous note. HF Waters
Genealogical gleanings in England, Volume 1: Mary Godwyn of Lyme Regis in the County of Dorset widow the last of March 1665 proved 6 June 1665. To the poor of Lyme Regis five pounds upon condition that my body is permitted to be buried in the church of Lyme Regis aforesaid without a sermon or the Service Book in such order as is therein appointed. To my three cousins, William, James, Ynatius the sons of my brother William Hill in New England one hundred & fifty pounds to be equally divided amongst them. To John Tyderleigh & Susan & Mary Tytherleigh children of Nathaniel Tytherleigh of Lyme Regis & to Grace wife of the said Nathaniel & to Nathaniel their son ten pounds each. To my sister Elizabeth Kerridge five pounds & some land to cousin William Hill of Lyme son of my late brother Benjamin Hill & to Mary his now wife & Benjamin their son & their four daughters at ages of one & twenty years. To cousin Joane Berry wife of John Berry. To sister Martyn. To M Wyatt clerk. To Mrs thomazine West wife of Mr Walter West. To Henry Fry of Weyford my sister's son & to his daughter Elizabeth. To my cousin John Shute, to my cousin Anne Whitfield, to Elizabeth Sprake daughter of my cousin William Kerridge, to Mary Hoare my now servant, to James Gollopp of Taunton, to Mr Bartholomew Westley, to Mrs Sara Kerridge late wife of Mr John Kerridge of Wooten, to my sister Paveatt, to my cousin Mr John Kerridge who lives in Lyme churchyard, to Grace daughter of mr Nathaniel Tyderleigh, to William & Samuel Courtney sons of William Courtney one of my executors, to Elizabeth daughter of my cousin John Whetombe (sic), to my cousin Elizabeth Hart, to the widow Isaacke, the widow Hockett, the widow Pike & John Palmer's wife, to my cousin Judith, sister of my cousin Ann Whitfield, to my cousin Mary Fry of Woat hill, to Mrs Elizabeth West wife of Mr Gabriel West, to M Richard Farrant's two children, To Mr John Farrant, Mr Robert Bnrridge, & Mr William Courtney all my right title & interest in the dwelling house & garden with the appurtenances wherein I do now live in Combestreete the issues & profits thereof to be to the use of such and to be given & disposed to such poor outed and ejected ministers from time to time as they shall think fit & in their judgments have most need & best deserve the same. All the residue to the said three whom I make executors. Hyde 61. //P// The above will answers the query printed in the Register vol xxxv p 184. The widow of William Hill and mother of William, James, and Ignatius became the wife of Mr Edmund Greenleaf, ancestor of the New England families of that name who in a paper appended to his will and recorded in the Suffolk Registry at Boston B 7 L 112 says, When I married my wife I kept her grandchild as I best remember three years to schooling diet & apparel and William Hill her son had a bond of six pounds a year whereof I received no more than a barrel of pork of 3 0 0 of that 6 0 0 a year he was to pay me and sent to her son Ignatius Hill to the Barbadoes in mackerel, cider, & bread & pease as much as come to twenty pounds and never received one penny of it. His aunt gave to the three brothers 50 apiece. I know not whether they received it or no but I have not received any part of it. Witness my hand Edmund Greenleaf. Besides when I married my wife she brought me a silver bowl, a silver porringer, and a silver spoon. She lent or gave them to her son James Hill without my consent. -- H.F. Waters/ See Mr Appleton's article on the Greenleaf family in the Register for July 1881 xxxviii page 299/ Mrs Sara Kerridge named by Mrs Godwyn was perhaps Sarah sister of the Rev John Woodbridge of Andover Mass and of the Rev Benjamin Woodbridge whose name heads the list of the graduates of Harvard College. Reg xxxii 337 342 xxxvii 240. Sarah Woodbridge married Dec 27 1632 John Kerridge. Mitchell's Woodbridge Record p 9. probably the Rev Mr Kerridge of Wooton Fitz Paine Dorset who was ejected in 1662 and died soon after. Palmer's None Mem cd 1778 p 487. His son John Kerridge MA of Corpus Christi College Oxford was for a time schoolmaster at Abingdon Berks thence went to Lyme Regis where he was ejected as a schoolmaster was afterwards castor of a dissenting church in Culleton Devonshire and died April 15 1705. Ibia p 460 Ed
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